SONY PICTURES PRESS RELEASE: The Stranger Wore A Gun

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  1. Aaron Silverman

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    Action-Packed Western Starring Randolph Scott, George Macready, Claire Trevor, Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine

    THE STRANGER WORE A GUN

    Debuts on DVD September 6 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

    Randolph Scott (Ride the High Country, The Desperadoes) stars in the action-packed classic western, The Stranger Wore a Gun, available for the first time on DVD September 6 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by Academy Award® nominee André De Toth (The Gunfighter, 1953's House of Wax), who directed seven of star Randolph Scott's westerns, The Stranger Wore a Gun also features George Macready (Gilda) and Oscar® winners Lee Marvin (Cat Ballou, The Dirty Dozen), Ernest Borgnine (Marty, The Wild Bunch) and Claire Trevor (Key Largo, Stagecoach). The DVD will sell for $14.94 SLP.

    One of the first 3-D films ever produced, The Stranger Wore a Gun was released in 1953, just after the craze for stereoscopic movies had begun. Scott stars as Lt. Jeff Travis, a former Civil War spy who heads west to start a new life. In Arizona, Travis meets up with an old friend (Macready) who he discovers is planning a gold robbery. Unfortunately, the intended vicitim, the owner of a freight line, coincidentally turns out to be the father of Travis' love interest (Trevor).

    Filmed at the height of his popularity, The Stranger Wore a Gun showcases Randolph Scott at his best in the type of film that made him famous. Few stars have been so closely identified with one genre as Randolph Scott was with the western. Tall and ruggedly handsome, Scott typified the Hollywood cowboy. He successfully modified the genre's clichés to fit his own personal style, especially in the modestly budgeted, gritty Westerns he co-produced and starred in during the 1950s. During his 30-year career, Scott made 104 films, more than 60 of them westerns.

    DVD Special Features Include:
    • Remastered in High Definition
    • Full Screen Presentation
    • Audio: English
    • Subtitles: English, Japanese
    • Bonus Previews
    DVD Specs:
    Not Rated
    Black and White / Closed Captioned
    Running Time: approx. 82 minutes
    DVD SLP: $14.94 SLP
     
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    I'm not buying any of these Sony westerns until I verified they are presented in their OAR.







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    Since it's not in 3-D, it's already been modified for your home viewing. [​IMG]
     
  4. Steve Phillips

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    When screened at the World 3-D Film Expo in 2003, the film was presented in 1:37 to 1 and it looked great.

    This is one of the coolest of the many 3-D westerns, despite some rather poor attempts to use flat stock footage, which is overly obvious.
     
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    I saw an outstanding 3D presentation at New York's Film Forum last spring. Co-star Joan Weldon (THEM!) happened to be in attendance, with her daughter. She was thrilled when I told her she was much more appealing than Trevor, who seemed past it in her role.
     
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    For the record, the DVD packaging states the film is in black and white, but this an error; the DVD is in color. Not in 3-D though....
     
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    Yes, I don't know if we will ever see any of the 1950's 3D films released on DVD in field sequential 3-D.
     
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    There's always hope. . .the New England Patriots 2005 Yearbook has a 3-D section! [​IMG] (It actually has cardboard red/ blue goggles bound into it!)
     
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    Field sequential (using the LCD shutter glasses) would be the only way to approximate the original polarized, clear glasses presentation at home. An anaglyph (red/blue) conversion wouldn't be acceptable to many.
     

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