CTHV Press Release: 3:10 TO YUMA

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    SCREEN LEGEND GLENN FORD STARS IN

    3:10 TO YUMA

    Coming to DVD April 2, 2002

    Culver City, Ca (1/22/02) - On DVD April 2, 2002 Columbia TriStar Home

    Entertainment will release on DVD 3:10 to Yuma, the story of an Old West

    outlaw

    and the bad girl who loves him. Glenn Ford (Gilda) stars with Academy

    Award?-

    winner Van Heflin (Johnny Eager), Felicia Farr (Timetable) and Academy

    Award?-nominee Richard Jaeckel (Sometimes a Great Notion).

    Synopsis

    After a hold-up and a murder, outlaw Ben Wade (Ford) and his gang are

    captured. Wade's men break out of jail and wait for a chance to rescue

    him. The

    authorities suspect that a daring escape plan is underway, so they look

    for a

    guard to escort Wade by train to Yuma to stand trial. The marshal

    offers a

    boiunty and Dan Evans (Heflin), a poor rancher hit hard by a crippling

    drought,

    takes the job. His wife pleads with him to save his own life by letting

    Wade go

    free, but for Evans, it's a matter of principle as well as money. He

    takes Wade

    and begins the dangerous trek to the station.

    DVD ADDED VALUE ELEMENTS

    Digitally Mastered Audio and Anamorphic Video

    Widescreen and Full Screen Presentation

    Audio: English Mono

    Subtitles: English, French and Spanish

    Bonus Trailers

    Scene Selections

    Not Rated

    Black and White

    Closed-Captioned

    92 Minutes

    DVD #07760

    UPC: 0-43396-07760-7

    DVD Order Date: 3/5/02

    DVD SLP: $19.95
     
  2. MikeAW

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    I can't wait for this one. It's a compelling drama from The Old School of Motion Picture Making. Good solid cast.

    It holds personal memories for me, and I will be picking this one up for sure.
     
  3. Jay E

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    I'm definitely picking this one up also.

    Thanks again Columbia!
     
  4. Ken_McAlinden

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    I can finally retire that laserdisc and see it OAR for the first time ever! This film is a nice variation on the High Noon/Siege type story. The reason it works so well is that Glenn Ford makes a compelling, very charismatic villain, but he doesn't overwhelm your rooting interest for all around decent guy protaganist Van Heflin. They did a nice job of adapting and greatly expanding Elmore Leonard's short story, which was really just the third act of this film.

    Highly recommended, often overlooked Western. The icing on the cake is the Frankie Laine theme song.

    Regards,
     
  5. Robert Crawford

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    Great news, a definite buy now I can retired my super vhs copy of TCM's widescreen showing of this great western. Also, Richard Jaeckel one of my favorite character actors was really good in this film as Ford's right-hand man.

    Crawdaddy
     
  6. James David Walley

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    Great news! When I was in film school, my "dramatic construction" professor (Alexander Mackendrick, director of such films as Sweet Smell of Success and The Ladykillers) spent several weeks going over that film scene by scene as a model of how to structure a dramatic motion picture.
    However, I'd have to note that Columbia's "synopsis"
     
  7. Agee Bassett

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    Very interesting photographically, too. It was one of the first mainstream films to experiment with not filling shadows with reflected light (courtesy of DP Charles Lawton Jr.).
    In fact, I might have nominated it in Rain's Movie Cinematography Tournament had I thought there was a chance in hell of someone seconding it. [​IMG]
    Wow, James. Imagine being schooled in film theory by the great Alexander Mackendrick himself (one of the most underrated directors in cinema history)! [​IMG]
     
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  9. RickardL

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    This is a must buy for me!!

    Another film that I find similar in some strange way is

    "Bad Day at Black Rock" (1955) by John Sturges with

    Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Lee Marvin.

    Any information if/when that gem appears on DVD??
     

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