1962 western “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance“ will officially be the first4K UHD Blu-ray release in the Paramount Presents line on May 17th, as spine number 31, from Paramount Home Entertainment. The film, directed by John Ford, starred James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin, Lee Van Cleef, Woody Strode, Edmond O’Brien, Andy Devine, and John Carradine.
This comes from a new scan and remaster. The tech specs for the release include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and restored Dolby TrueHD 5.1 lossless surround sound as well as restored Mono in Dolby Digital. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include its Blu-ray Disc counterpart along with a digital code (copy) of the film. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available now for preorder over at Amazon. The release will include collectible packaging with tasteful artwork and a fold-out replica of the original movie poster (pictured below) on the slipcover.
The bonus materials set to be included with this release are listed below.
Filmmaker Focus – Leonard Maltin on The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance—NEW!
Feature commentary by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich, along with his archival recordings with John Ford and James Stewart
Selected scene commentary with introduction by Dan Ford, along with his archival recordings with John Ford, James Stewart and Lee Marvin
The Size Of Legends, The Soul Of Myth
Chapter 1: Changing Of The Guard
Chapter 2: The Irascible Poet
Chapter 3: The Hero Doesn’t Win, The Winner Isn’t Heroic
Chapter 4: Most Things Happen By Accident
Chapter 5: The Great Protector
Chapter 6: Spotlight – Lee Marvin
Chapter 7: Print The Legend
Original Theatrical Trailer
Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement about this release.
The 1982 William Lustig directed film “Vigilante“ is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on December 15th via Blue Underground. The film starred Robert Forster, Fred Williamson, Richard Bright, Rutanya Alda, Woody Strode, Joe Spinell, and Willie Colón. The film has received a new 4K restoration, specifically a “4K 16-bit from the original 35mm camera negative” according to the press release. Tech specs for the release include a 2160p presentation in 2.40:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range as well as Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, and 2.0 sound mixes. The limited edition release will come with its Blu-ray counterpart. There’s no preorder listing yet for this 4K UHD Blu-ray over at Amazon but stay tuned for an update. The bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
Audio Commentary #1 with Co-Producer/Director William Lustig and Co-Producer Andrew Garroni
Audio Commentary #2 with Co-Producer/Director William Lustig and Stars Robert Forster, Fred Williamson and Frank Pesce
NEW! Audio Commentary #3 with Film Historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
NEW!Blue Collar DEATH WISH – Interviews with Writer Richard Vetere, Star Rutanya Alda, Associate Producer/First A.D./Actor Randy Jurgensen, and others
NEW!Urban Western – Interview with Composer Jay Chattaway
Poster & Still Galleries
BONUS! Collectible Booklet with new essay by Michael Gingold
The 1976 Enzo G. Castellari directed Western “Keoma“ starring Franco Nero is getting a Blu-ray Disc release on April 16th, via Arrow Video. The film, co-starring William Berger and Olga Karlatos, has previously been released as a double feature on Blu-ray format (back in 2012). This time around the folks at Arrow have given it a new 2K restoration from the original 35MM camera negatives. Tech specs for the release include 1080p video and uncompressed PCM 1.0 Mono sound. The Arrow Blu-ray can be found for pre-order now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included and detailed info regarding this upcoming release can be found below.
Keoma and the Twilight of the Spaghetti Western – a newly filmed video appreciation by the academic Austin Fisher
Play as an Actor – a new interview with actor Volfango Soldati
The Flying Thug – a new interview with actor Massimo Vanni
Parallel Actions – a new interview with editor Gianfranco Amicucci
Writing Keoma – a new interview with actor and writer Luigi Montefiori AKA George Eastman
Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust – a new interview with director Enzo G. Castellari
The Ballad of Keoma – a new interview with the legendary star Franco Nero
New audio commentary by spaghetti western experts C. Courtney Joyner and Henry C. Parke
Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack, Original English and Italian soundtracks, titles and credits
An Introduction to Keoma by Alex Cox – an archival featurette with the acclaimed director, Original Italian and international theatrical trailers, Gallery of original promotional images from the Mike Siegel Archive, Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
Uncompressed mono 1.0 LPCM audio, High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
New 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative