The Man From Laramie (1955) (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) Edition Blu Ray

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The Man from Laramie is the last of five remarkable Westerns Anthony Mann made with James Stewart (starting with Winchester '73 and peaking with The Naked Spur). Only John Ford excelled Mann as a purveyor of eye-filling Western imagery, and Mann's best films are second to no one's when it comes to the fusion of dynamic action, rugged landscapes and fierce psychological intensity. This collaboration marked virtually a whole new career for Stewart, whose characters are all haunted by the past and driven by obsession--here, to find whoever set his cavalry-officer brother... in the path of warlike Indians. The Man from Laramie aspires to an epic grandeur beyond its predecessors. It's the only one in CinemaScope, and Stewart's personal quest is subsumed in a larger drama--nothing less than a sagebrush version of King Lear, with a range baron on the verge of blindness (Donald Crisp), his weak and therefore vicious son (Alex Nicol) and another, apparently more solid "son", his Edmund-like foreman (Arthur Kennedy). There are a few too many subsidiary characters, and the reach for thematic complexity occasionally diminishes the impact. But no one will ever forget the scene on the salt flats between Nicol and Stewart--climaxing in the single most shocking act of violence in 50s cinema--or the final, mountain-top confrontation. For decades, the film has been seen only in washed-out, pan-and-scan videos, with the characters playing visual hopscotch from one panel of the original composition to another. It's great to have this glorious DVD--razor-sharp, fully saturated (or as saturated as 50s Eastmancolor could be) and breathtaking in its CinemaScope sweep. --Richard T Jameson, Amazon.com [show more]

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Released
05 December 2016
Directors
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Format
Blu Ray 
Publisher
Eureka Entertainment Ltd 
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Runtime
104 minutes 
Features
CD+DVD 
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5060000702347 
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Anthony Mann directs this Western starring James Stewart as a vengeful cow herder who arrives in New Mexico determined to find the man responsible for the death of his brother, who was shot down by Apaches armed with automatic rifles. At the same time, Will Lockhart (Stewart) from Laramie is looking for the man selling the rifles and finds himself taking on cattle baron Alec Waggoman (Donald Crisp) and his son Dave (Alex Nicol) in his search for answers.