Posted September 24, 2013 03:58 PM by Webmaster
Eureka Entertainment British distributors Eureka Entertainment have officially announced and detailed their upcoming Blu-ray release of director Howard Hawks' Red River (1948), starring John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru, and Walter Brennan. The release will be available for purchase on October 28th.
One of Hollywood's most iconic westerns, Howard Hawks' Red River launches cinema's grandest cattle drive, and one of the screen's most powerful father-son dramas. One of John Wayne's most intense roles inspired one of his finest performances, and in his debut leading role, Montgomery Clift instantly leapt to the forefront of Hollywood's young actors.
After the Civil War, ranch owner Thomas Dunson (Wayne) leads a drive of ten thousand cattle out of an impoverished Texas to the richer markets of Missouri, alongside his adopted son Matthew Garth (Clift) and a team of ranch hands. As the conditions worsen, and Dunson's control over his cattlemen gets ever more merciless, a rebellion begins to grow within the traveling party.
Filmed among glorious expanses with no expense spared, and a roster of brilliant turns from greats including Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan, Harry Carey, John Ireland and Hank Worden, Red River is an all-American epic, a grand adventure yarn, and a profound psychological journey.
- New high-definition 1080p presentation
-Original theatrical trailer
-Exclusive lengthy video conversation about Red River and Howard Hawks by filmmaker and critic Dan Sallitt, conducted by Jaime Christley, and shot by Dustin Guy Defa and James P. Gannon
-And more to be announced
-A booklet featuring the words of Howard Hawks, rare imagery, and more!
For more information, click here: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Red-River-Blu-ray/56981/
I should also point out that there is a rumor that Criterion may soon be releasing Red River here in the States. Click here for more information: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Red-River-Blu-ray/56981/