New Release: True Grit (1969) Blu-ray

True Grit movie scene with John WayneTimed to the theatrical release of the 2010 version of western True Grit, starring Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), Matt Damon (Green Zone) and Josh Brolin (Jonah Hex), Paramount Home Entertainment delivered the 1969 original on Blu-ray on Dec. 14, 2010.

Actor John Wayne (How the West Was Won) won an Academy Award for his performance in 1969’s True Grit. In the movie, Wayne plays the drunken, fearless one-eyed U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn, who’s hired by a headstrong girl (Kim Darby of Better Off Dead…) to find the man who murdered her father and fled with their family savings. He’s accompanied by an inexperienced but enthusiastic Texas Ranger (Glen Campbell of The Cool Ones), who’s looking for the killer because of a separate murder in Texas. The G-rated film also stars Robert Duvall (Apocalypse Now) and Dennis Hopper (Speed).

True Grit Blu-ray boxWayne reprised the role of Rooster Cogburn in 1975’s Rooster Cogburn, starring Katharine Hepburn (On Golden Pond).

Directed by Henry Hathaway (How the West Was Won), True Grit is based on the novel by Charles Portis.

Priced at $24.99, the high-definition Blu-ray version of the western includes these special features:

  • commentary
  • featurette “True Writing”
  • featurette “Working With the Duke”
  • featurette “Aspen Gold: Locations of True Grit”
  • and featurette “The Law and the Lawless.”


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Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.