XenForo Template RED RIVER (dual-format Blu-ray/ DVD edition)No matter what genre he worked in, Howard Hawks (His Girl Friday) played by his own rules, and never was this more evident than in his first western, the rowdy and whip-smart Red River. In it, John Wayne (Stagecoach) found one of his greatest roles as an embittered, tyrannical Texas rancher whose tensions with his independent-minded adopted son, played by Montgomery Clift (From Here to Eternity) in a breakout performance, reach epic proportions during a cattle drive to Missouri, which is based on a real-life late nineteenth-century expedition. Yet Hawks is less interested in historical accuracy than in tweaking the codes of masculinity that propel the myths of the American West. The unerringly macho Wayne and the neurotic, boyish Clift make for an improbably perfect pair, held aloft by a quick-witted, multilayered screenplay and Hawks’s formidable direction. 1948 • 127 minutes • Black & White • Monaural • 1.37:1 aspect ratio DUAL-FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES• New 4K digital restoration of the rarely presented original theatrical release version, the preferred cut of director Howard Hawks, with monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray• 2K restoration of the longer version of Red River• New interview with filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich about Red River and the two versions• New interview with critic Molly Haskell about Hawks and Red River • New interview with western scholar Lee Clark Mitchell about western genre literature• Audio excerpts of a 1972 conversation between Hawks and Bogdanovich• Excerpts from a 1970 audio interview with novelist and screenwriter Borden Chase• Two Blu-rays and two DVDs, with all content available in both formats• More!• PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien and a 1991 interview with Hawks’s longtime editor Christian Nyby; a new paperback edition of Chase’s original novel, previously out of print TITLE: RED RIVER (dual-format Blu-ray and DVD edition)CAT. NO: CC2359BDDVDUPC: 7-15515-11701-2ISBN: 978-1-60465-841-5SRP: $49.95 PREBOOK: 4/29/14STREET: 5/27/14 Thank you for supporting HTF when you preorder using the link below. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.