Thursday, October 11, 2012
Hey pallies, likes Tuesday of this Dino-week was 'nother great day for all us Dino-philes as the long anticipated release of that swingin' Dino-western, "Something Big" became a Dino-reality! And, likes here's a swingin' review of said from the flick pad, "MOVIEGAZETTEONLINE" by Miss Rebecca Wright, founder and Editor-in-Chief of this movie blog site.
Likes it seems obvious that Miss Wright digs our most beloved Dino and our fav line in her review that ilovedinomartin has used as the tag of this post is just so so groovy ol' pallies of mine...."Dean Martin smirks his way through the entire thing—and that’s what Something Big is; a fun time." Indeed Dino is where it is at and how grand for Dino-holics likes youse and me to gets our greedy little Dino-hands on 'nother great big screen Dino-epic!
Thanks to Miss Rebecca Wright and her pallies at "MOVIEGAZETTEONLINE" for puttin' the accent on our Dino in this way and perhaps leadin' many of their readership into knowin', lovin', and likes totally diggin' our most diggable Dino! To view this in it's original format, as usual, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-message. Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP
DVD Review: Something Big (1971)
Written by Rebecca Wright
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen (Shenandoah, The Rare Breed) and written by James Lee Barrett (The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Green Berets) Something Big offers a rather simple story. Dean Martin plays Joe Baker, an aging bandit determined to accomplish “something big,” before his fiancé Dover McBride (Carol White) arrives from Pennsylvania. He was supposed to have made a fortune, but he’s come up empty. Colonel Morgan (Brian Keith) knows that Baker is planning something, but the details remain sketchy—it’s simply “something big.”
To say much more would give the entirety of what little plot there is away. Something Big doesn’t take itself too seriously; written as a bit of a parody of the western genre. Martin’s character is a bit of an eccentric. Dressed in a well-cut suede coat, he carries a small dog in a special saddle pouch. His horse’s two front teeth are capped with gold. His second in command is a kilted Scotsman who plays the bagpipes at nearly every turn.
Martin, along with a talented supporting cast that includes Ben Johnson, Denver Pyle, Merlin Olsen, Robert Donner, Harry Carey Jr. and Joyce Van Patten clearly had a lot of fun making this film. Dean Martin smirks his way through the entire thing—and that’s what Something Big is; a fun time. If you’re looking for a lighthearted, harmless movie, give this one a try.
Presented in the full screen format, Something Big looks okay. Colors aren’t particularly vibrant, but there not faded either. I didn’t notice any real digital anomalies except for a couple of scratches.
The audio is presented in a straight forward Dolby Mono. While nothing special, it does provide clear and concise dialogue throughout.
English SDH subtitles are available.
The theatrical trailer is included.
Posted by dino martin peters at 7:07 AM