Criterion Press Release: My Darling Clementine (Blu-ray)

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    MY DARLING CLEMENTINE - Blu–ray & DVD Editions
    John Ford (Stagecoach) takes on the legend of the O.K. Corral shoot-out in this multilayered, exceptionally well-constructed western, one of the director’s very best films. Henry Fonda (Young Mr. Lincoln) cuts an iconic figure as Wyatt Earp, the sturdy lawman who sets about the task of shaping up the disorderly Arizona town of Tombstone, and Victor Mature (Violent Saturday) gives the performance of his career as the boozy, tubercular gambler and gunman Doc Holliday. Though initially at cross-purposes, the pair ultimately team up to confront the violent Clanton gang. Affecting and stunningly photographed, My Darling Clementine is a story of the triumph of civilization over the Wild West from American cinema’s consummate mythmaker.
     
    1946 • 97 minutes • Black & White • Monaural • 1.33:1 aspect ratio
     
    SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES • New 4K digital restoration of the theatrical release version of the film, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray • High-definition presentation of the 103-minute prerelease version of the film• New audio commentary featuring John Ford biographer Joseph McBride• New interview with western historian Andrew C. Isenberg about the real Wyatt Earp• Comparison of the two versions by the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s Robert Gitt• New video essay by Ford scholar Tag Gallagher• A Bandit’s Wager, a 1916 short costarring Ford and directed by his brother, Francis Ford, featuring new music composed and performed by Donald Sosin• NBC broadcast reports from 1963 and 1975 about the history of Tombstone and Monument Valley• Lux Radio Theatre adaptation from 1947 starring Henry Fonda and Cathy Downs• Trailer• PLUS: An essay by critic David Jenkins
     
    TITLE: MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (BLU-RAY EDITION)
    CAT. NO: CC2403BD
    UPC: 7-15515-12851-3
    ISBN: 978-1-60465-918-4 
    SRP: $39.95  
    PREBOOK: 9/16/14
    STREET: 10/14/14
     
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    Oh Happy Day for Crawdaddy. First-day purchase for me.

    Few things...

    First, I want to thank Crawdaddy for introducing this western
    to me. Bought it on DVD many moons ago. Saw it once. Loved it!
    I am so happy enough time has gone by that I will enjoy it fresh on
    Blu-ray a second time.

    Second, it seems Fox has been taking a huge interest in HTF member
    requests as far as getting these catalog titles out. This is one of the
    titles that were discussed with Schan Belston at our last visit to Fox
    studios.

    Third, it's amazing that I am actually enticed to buying so many Criterion
    titles first day. This is my second western that I am purchasing at full price.
     
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    I was a little surprised that Criterion is getting this Fox classic, but I'm just delighted it's finally going to see the light of Blu-ray day!
     
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    Just as shocked that Fox farmed this out as I was with All That Jazz.

    I suppose Fox doesn't have confidence as to how well they could sell
    these titles on their own.
     
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    This has been one of my favorites.However, with a 10/14 release, and with the B&N sale normally in November, I might have the will power to wait a few weeks (or not)
     
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    I can't wait until I can preorder this titles. I'll know what I'll be doing on October 14th.
     
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    Linda Darnell. High-def. Sold.
     
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    I am so in on this one!!
    Blu ray, Criterion, John Ford, Monument Valley, the cast!!!
    The code of the West:
    "When you pull a gun; kill a man."
     
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    They just posted on Amazon in the past 30 minutes but you
    cannot order them yet. I am keeping an eye on the site hourly.

    I'll post preorders here once they allow it.
     
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    According to Tag Gallagher's terrific book, Ford was unhappy at Darryl F. Zanuck's insistence that Linda Darnell get a lot of close ups. My guess is that that is why her name in the film is from a dog (Chihuahua) and Ford had Henry Fonda throw her in a horse trough.
     
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    1. I really like that Criterion got Tag Gallagher to do a commentary (essay) for this release. His book on Ford is the best book on film I have ever read and really crystalized my interest in Ford.

    2. With Stagecoach, Red River, and now My Darling Clementine, Criterion really has a series of the top westerns. As they have a deal with Universal, can Destry Rides Again be far behind?
     
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    I wouldn't bet against it since I just bought the German BD of it along with My Darling Clementine German BD. Might as well be two for two.
     
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    Am debating whether to go 1st day purchase or wait until Barnes & Noble's November 50%-off Criterion sale 2 weeks later...either way...YEEE-HAAAAHHHH!!! :P
     
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    I'm probably going to wait a bit on this one since I watched one of the two DVDs I won of it recently. That said, I'm sure this blu will hit my collection eventually.
     
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    Now Available for Preorder
    Thank you for supporting HTF when you preorder using the link below. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.
     
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    Pre-ordered using link
     
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    David, thanks for using the link.

    I just preordered as well
     
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    Thanks for the link, Ron. I just preordered.
     
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    Pre-Ordered!
     

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