SONY PICTURES PRESS RELEASE: Three New-To-DVD Classic Westerns

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  1. Aaron Silverman

    Aaron Silverman Executive Producer

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    Home Video on the Range: Three New-to-DVD Westerns

    WESTERNS ON DVD

    Banjo Hackett

    Gun Fury

    Texas Cyclone


    Available on DVD for the First Time May 31, 2005

    On May 31, 2005, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release three new-to-DVD Westerns that span three distinct periods of the Hollywood Western, from the earliest days of the 1930s to the golden period of the 1950s to the 1970s television genre revival. BANJO HACKETT, GUN FURY and TEXAS CYCLONE will each be available for $19.94 SLP.

    Banjo Hackett (1976)
    Banjo Hackett (Meredith) is a free-spirited horse trader who travels the American West in search of a rare Arabian mare. Accompanied by his orphaned nephew (Eisenmann), Banjo faces stiff competition from bounty hunter Sam Ivory (Chuck Conners), a dirty skunk who'll stop at nothing to claim the $10,000 reward for the mare's capture. Jam-packed with action, excitement and fun, BANJO HACKETT is a straight-shootin' Western adventure the whole family will enjoy.

    Stars famed Dallas Cowboy football player "Dandy" Don Meredith, Chuck Conners (TVs "The Rifleman"), Ike Eisenmann (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn) and legendary star of stage and screen, Gloria DeHaven. Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, director of the acclaimed TV mini-series "The Blue and the Gray" as well as many episodes of classic Western TV shows including "Gunsmoke," "Have Gun Will Travel," "Rawhide," and "The Virginian."

    DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
    • Remastered in High Definition
    • Full Screen Presentation [Aaron's note: this is the OAR, as this was a Telefilm]
    • Audio: English
    • Subtitles: English, Japanese
    • Bonus Previews
    Rated: Not Rated
    Color / Closed Captioned
    Running Time: 96 Minutes
    DVD SLP: $19.94


    Gun Fury (1953)
    After a stagecoach holdup, Frank Slayton's notorious gang leaves Ben Warren for dead and heads off with his fiancée. Warren follows, and although none of the townspeople he comes across are prepared to help, he recruits two others who have sworn revenge on the ruthless Slayton.

    Starring Rock Hudson (Four-time Golden Globe®-winner, World Film Favorite - Male, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963) and Donna Reed (Academy Award®-winner, Best Actress, From Here to Eternity, TV's "The Donna Reed Show"). Directed by Raoul Walsh (White Heat, High Sierra).

    DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
    • Remastered in High Definition
    • Presented in its Original Aspect Ratio of 1.33:1
    • Audio: English
    • Subtitles: English, Japanese, Spanish
    • Bonus Previews
    Rated: Not Rated
    Color / Closed Captioned
    Running Time: 82 Minutes
    DVD SLP: $19.94


    Texas Cyclone (1933)
    A cowboy (McCoy) rides into a strange town called Stampede and is mistaken for a rancher who disappeared five years before, and who is thought dead. A head wound restores his memory and proves him to be the missing rancher.

    Starring Tim McCoy (The Frontiersman, TV's "The Tim McCoy Show") one of the earliest stars of the Hollywood Western, along with John Wayne (Academy Award® winner, Best Actor, True Grit).

    DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
    • Remastered in High Definition
    • Presented in its Original Aspect Ratio of 1.33:1
    • Audio: English
    • Subtitles: English, Japanese, Spanish
    • Bonus Previews
    Rated: Not Rated
    Black & White / Closed Captioned
    Running Time: 57 Minutes
    DVD SLP: $19.94
     
  2. RyanZ

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    Yay! I love those bonus previews!
     
  3. Jay E

    Jay E Cinematographer

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    It's about time Columbia dipped into their Don Meredith film library.
     
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    That is GENIUS!
     
  5. Steve Phillips

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    Too bad GUN FURY only includes a modified flat print and doesn't have a field sequential 3-D version also. I saw it at a revival screening recently in stereoscopic form and it was excellent. Still, even when robbed of the depth it's a good western.
     
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    Damn, no Budd Boetticher. [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, when I read the subject line I was hoping for The Tall-T.[​IMG]
     
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    I've got to salute Jay E. for one of the funniest comments ever posted here.

    Now, I feel compelled to built a Don Meredith DVD collection.

    Those folks at Sony Picture Home Entertainment really know the strengths and weaknesses of their library:wink:
     

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