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Western Wish List: List the Westerns you wish were on Blu-ray/UHD (1 Viewer)

Reggie W

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Here is the place to list all those Westerns you wish were on Blu-ray or UHD. I have plenty to add myself. Let your wish lists fly here and I'll kick things off with these:

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid -Yes, I love this picture and really want a fantastic special edition of it. I am a huge Peckinpah fan and this film not being available on Blu-ray creates a giant hole in my collection. Come on Warner Brothers, let's get this one out!

The Stalking Moon - Great Western featuring Gregory Peck from 1968.

Mackenna's Gold - Huge cast in what is sort of the Mad World of the West. All these guys go chasing a mysterious treasure and as Buddy Hackett might say "It's every man for himself!"

Will Penny - Love this 1967 Western with Chuck Heston...oh yeah, Paramount.
 

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Anything starring John Wayne, but if one needs a specific one:

The Shootist - I won’t be wronged. I won’t be insulted. I won’t be laid a-hand on. I don’t do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”

The Naked Spur - My personal favorite of the Mann/Stewart Westerns

Winchester '73 - How can this one not already be available?

The Furies - Can you tell I am a fan of Anthony Mann? I'll also watch anything with Barbara Stanwyck in it.

Last Train from Gun Hill - Great western directed by John Sturges starring Kurt Douglas and Anthony Quinn, from 1959.

Sergeant Rutledge - John Ford. 'nuf said.

Oh, and anything with Roy Rogers!

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Backlash (1956)
The Far Country (1954)
From Hell to Texas (1958)
The Grey Fox (1982)
Gunman's Walk (1958)
The Last Sunset (1961)
The Last Wagon (1956)
Seraphim Falls (2006)
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
Westward the Women (1951)
Union Pacific (1939)

A lot of them available in Europe, I know.

4K UHD wishlist: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Tombstone (1993), Vera Cruz (1954), The Magnificent Seven (1960), The Good The Bad and the Ugly (1966), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), and The Wild Bunch (1969).
 
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4K/UHD Wish-List - (alphabetical)

The Big Country
Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
Cheyenne Autumn
The Cowboys
Dances with Wolves
The Hallelujah Trail
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Searchers
Shane
True Grit (1969)
 
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The following Westerns I wish were released on Blu-ray in Region A. Some of these titles I have on Blu-ray from other regions. Some of them I have in my digital library in HD.

  • Open Range
  • The Gunfighter
  • Last Train from Gun Hill
  • The Shootist
  • The Sons of Katie Elder
  • 3 Godfathers
  • Tall in the Saddle
  • Winchester '73
  • The Naked Spur
  • Night Passage
  • Destry Rides Again
  • The Plainsman (1936)
  • Geronimo (1939)
  • The Tall T
  • 7 Men From Now
  • Westward the Women
  • Ambush
  • Devil's Doorway
  • Wagon Master
  • Escape from Fort Bravo
  • The Westerner
  • Blood on the Moon
  • The Virginian (1946)
  • Virginia City
  • They Died with their Boots On
  • Rocky Mountain
  • Arizona
  • Apache
  • Nevada Smith
  • Cheyenne Autumn
  • The Last Sunset
  • The Big Sky
 
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Just a few I'd like on bog standard Blu-ray:

The Plainsman (1936) - DeMille films are always a lot of fun.

They Died with Their Boots On (1941) - Flynn is great in this, & it was the best looking transfer in the Flynn DVD box...just don't look for historical accuracy.

The Big Sky (1952) - A magical western.

Last Train from Gun Hill (1959) - A classic & I love it, but...people are down on the baddies for raping & killing the Indian woman, not because it's wrong to rape & kill an Indian woman, but because she was Kirk Douglas' wife.

The Alamo (1960) - I'd like the roadshow version, but that's gone, & I don't mind that much, as the shortened version is the one I saw at The Odeon, Westbourne Grove about four lifetimes ago. Will this western make it to a good looking Blu-ray? Well One-Eyed Jacks made it, so anything can happen.

Mackenna's Gold (1969) - It wouldn't get into any 100 best westerns list, but I love this western. I understand that Twilight Time are down to release this when Sony can deliver a new HD transfer. I always check the new Twilight Time releases with hope.

There Was a Crooked Man...(1970) - I like this very cynical western.

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) - I suppose the different versions complicate things, I prefer the Turner version. Warner are just going to have to scan everything. I keep reading that Criterion are going to release this, but I don't know where the rumour came from.

I haven't put Winchester '73 & The Far Country in the list, as I understand that new transfers are a'coming (& once we have the dates, we can talk about them in the Reggie W new western thread).

The list of westerns already out on Blu-ray, but that could do with a re-do, would be longer.
 
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Cooper's 1929 The Virginian (which I saw in a gorgeous 35mm nitrate print at MoMA).
McCrea's 1946 The Virginian, for its Technicolor.
Cooper's 1930 version of The Spoilers.
And for a real pipe dream, Vidor's 1930 Billy the Kid in its original 70mm format (even though it has Wallace Beery).
The latter one seems to be a lost version, but the first 3 do exist.
 

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I thought of another one that exists in both silent and sound versions. I've seen both in 35mm prints and they're both interesting in their own right.
Wyler's Hell Heroes
This story was remade by Boleslavsky in 1936 as Three Godfathers, later remade by Ford (BD please!).
 

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