Blu-ray, DVD Release: 3:10 to Yuma (1957)

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 14, 2013
Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95
Studio: Criterion

3:10 to Yuma movie scene

Van Heflin (l.) and Glenn Ford star in 1957's 3:10 to Yuma.

The beautifully shot and acted 1957 western movie 3:10 to Yuma was directed by Delmer Daves (Jubal).

Van Heflin (My Son John) stars as a mild-mannered cattle rancher who takes on the task of shepherding a captured outlaw, played with cucumber-cool charisma by Glenn Ford (Gilda), to the train that will take him to prison. What begins as an apparently simple plan turns into a nerve-racking cat-and-mouse game that will test each man’s particular brand of honor.

Based on a story by Elmore Leonard (Freaky Deaky), the classic 3:10 to Yuma is considered to be one of the most psychologically complex and humane Westerns of its time—and certainly some than the 2007 remake starring Russell Crowe (Robin Hood) and Christian Bale (The Fighter), which is still available on DVD and Blu-ray.

The DVD and Blu-ray of Criterion’s editions of the original 3:10 to Yuma contain the following features:

• New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
• Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the
Blu-ray edition
• New interviews with author Elmore Leonard and Glenn Ford’s son and biographer, Peter Ford
• A booklet featuring an essay by critic Kent Jones

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