Red River (The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)

Red River (The Criterion Collection)(1948) Blu-ray
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Red River Blu-ray
Criterion | 1948 | 1 Movie, 2 Cuts | 133 min | Not rated | May 29, 2018

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.37:1

English: LPCM Mono

English SDH

Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (2 BD-50)
UPC 715515217217

Red River (The Criterion Collection)(1948) Blu-ray

Dunson is driving his cattle to Red River when his adopted son, Matthew, turns against him.

No matter what genre he worked in, Howard Hawks 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 found one of his greatest roles, as an embittered, tyrannical Texas rancher whose tensions with his independent-minded adopted son—played by Montgomery Clift in a breakout performance—reach epic proportions during a cattle drive to Missouri. The film is based on a novel that dramatizes the real-life late nineteenth-century expeditions along the Chisholm Trail, but 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.

Directors: Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson
Writers: Borden Chase, Charles Schnee
Starring: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan, Coleen Gray, John Ireland

Disc Features
New 2K digital restoration of the rarely presented original theatrical release version, the preferred cut of director Howard Hawks, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
New 2K digital restoration of the longer, prerelease version of Red River, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
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 film scholar Lee Clark Mitchell about the western genre
Audio excerpts from a 1972 conversation between Hawks and Bogdanovich
Audio excerpts from a 1970 interview with novelist and screenwriter Borden Chase
Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of Red River from 1949, featuring John Wayne, Joanne Dru, and Walter Brennan

PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien and a 1991 interview with Hawks’s longtime editor Christian Nyby (dual-format only); a new paperback edition of Chase’s original novel, previously out of print (dual-format only)

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