Blu-ray Release: The Man From Laramie

Blu-ray Release Date: June 10, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

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James Stewart is The Man from Laramie.

Thanks to Twilight Time, the well-respected 1955 western The Man From Laramie is on Blu-ray.

Directed by Anthony Mann (Strangers in the Night), the movie stars James Stewart (Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation) in the last of his five-film collaboration with Mann. Here, Stewart is a man with an agenda, determined to avenge the death of his brother and stumbling into a hornet’s nest of family dysfunction when he encounters the troubled Waggoman clan, New Mexico ranchers who make the tale of King Lear look like a children’s story.

Written by Philip Yordan and Frank Burt and photographed by Charles Lang, The Man from Laramie comes to Blu-ray with a new 4k transfer, remastered from the original negative, presenting the film in a magnificent 2.55 widescreen image for the first time since its initial release in theaters.

Special features on the Blu-ray include an isolated music and effects track, original theatrical trailers and extensive liner notes by screenwriter Julie Kirgo (TV’s Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman).

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, order this one directly from distributor Screen Archives NOW!

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.