The Film (3.5/5)
James Arness (Them, The Thing from Another World) makes his final appearance as Matt Dillon in the 1994 made for television movie Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice. For those familiar with the iconic Gunsmoke television series, Arness had played Matt Dillon for twenty years, from 1955-1975 and returned for five more reunion television movies, with One Man’s Justice being the last. In his last go-around, Matt Dillon tries to prevent a fifteen year old boy, Lucas(Kelly Morgan) from killing some train robbers, led by Sean Devin (Alan Scarfe, Cathy’s Curse) who killed his mother. Lucas goes after the robbers anyway and Dillon is there to make sure he doesn’t get into too much trouble. Dillon has some help with him, David Healy (Bruce Boxleitner, Scarecrow and Mrs. King) who has a few skeletons in his closet.
Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice is a well done movie with that made for television aura. The performances of Arness , Boxleitner and the rest of the cast are excellent. Kelly Morgan is just great as a very angry Lucas, very intent to get revenge on the robbers, even though there six of them to go after. There is plenty of action, gunfights and a great shootout at the end.
Kino Lorber presets Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice in its original aspect ratio of 1:33:1 and the results like more than serviceable. Colors are nice, flesh tones look fine, and the scenery look really good. The audio used for the film is English Dolby digital 2.0 and there are no audio drop-offs or issues with the sound. Dialog and gunshots sound great. There are no subtitles for this release.
There are no extras for this DVD release
One Man’s Justice is a very entertaining film and Kino Lorber’s presentation is more than adequate. An easily recommended to fans of the Gunsmoke series.