Criterion Press Release: Jubal (DVD)

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JUBAL – Blu-Ray & DVD Editions
A trio of exceptional performances from Glenn Ford (3:10 to Yuma), Ernest Borgnine (Marty), and Rod Steiger (On the Waterfront) form the center of Jubal, an overlooked Hollywood treasure from genre master Delmer Daves (3:10 to Yuma). In this Shakespearean tale of jealousy and betrayal, Ford is an honorable itinerant cattleman, befriended and hired by Borgnine’s bighearted ranch owner despite his unwillingness to talk about his past. When the new hand becomes the target of the flirtatious attentions of the owner’s bored wife (Valerie French) and is entrusted by the boss with a foreman’s responsibilities, his presence at the ranch starts to rankle his shifty fellow cowhand, played by Steiger. The resulting emotional showdown imparts unparalleled psychology intensity to this western, a vivid melodrama featuring expressive location photography in Technicolor and CinemaScope. 1956 • 100 minutes • Color • Stereo • 2.35:1 aspect ratio SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Kent Jones TITLE: Jubal (BLU-RAY EDITION) CAT. NO: CC2262BD UPC: 7-15515-10611-5 ISBN: 978-1-60465-726-5 SRP: $29.95 PREBOOK: 4/16/13 STREET: 5/14/13 TITLE: Jubal (DVD EDITION) CAT. NO: CC2263D UPC: 7-15515-10601-6 ISBN: 978-1-60465-725-8 SRP: $19.95 PREBOOK: 4/16/13 STREET: 5/14/13
 

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I can't believe it. I love this movie and never dreamed Criterion would put it out . Especially on Blu Ray! WOW!
 

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I can't believe it. I love this movie and never dreamed Criterion would put it out . Especially on Blu Ray! WOW!
I'm surprised it's coming from Criterion and not Twilight Time.
 

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I was thinking the same thing. For some reason Delmer Daves' COWBOY (1958) is open-matte on Columbia Tri-Star's DVD. The correct aspect ratio is 1.85. The film is something of a sleeper. Most people have no idea how good it is. A hi-def transfer would bring out the best in Charles Lawton's cinematography and Daves compelling story-telling. A worthy western, to be sure. But I am pleasantly surprised that Criterion is bringing out JUBAL and 3:10 TO YUMA. That's what I call progress at Criterion.
 

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