Kino Blu-ray Review: William A. Wellman’s ‘The Ox-Bow Incident’ & ‘Yellow Sky’

Director William A. Wellman could do a lot really well, but what he was best at was Westerns and any movie that dealt with planes. In fact, any movie that involved action, Wellman was game.… Read More Kino Blu-ray Review: William A. Wellman’s ‘The Ox-Bow Incident’ & ‘Yellow Sky’

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Anthony Mann’s ‘The Man from Laramie’ starring James Stewart

I got into Westerns through John Ford and John Wayne, but along the way, I have quickly discovered that this is only scratching the surface. While the collaboration between Ford and Wayne is legendary, there is another Western actor/director team-up that is just as important. During the early 1950s, Anthony Mann made five Westerns with… Read More Anthony Mann’s ‘The Man from Laramie’ starring James Stewart

MGM Blu-ray Review: Sergio Leone’s ‘Duck, You Sucker’

While Fox and MGM have licensed most catalog MGM/UA/Orion titles to third parties like Criterion, Kino and Twilight Time, strangely, they decided to release Sergio Leone’s forgotten classic Duck, You Sucker (A Fistful of Dynamite) on Blu-ray themselves. The main advantage of this is that it’s dirt cheap – only $14.99 on Amazon during release… Read More MGM Blu-ray Review: Sergio Leone’s ‘Duck, You Sucker’

Western Wednesday: ‘Colt .45’ starring Randolph Scott & Zachary Scott

If you couldn’t get John Wayne, the best alternative was Randolph Scott. He just looked like a guy who walked right out of pictures of the Old West. Scott could have fought alongside Wyatt Earp and chased after Jesse James or Billy The Kid. He was tall, handsome and could ride horses without a problem. Scott… Read More Western Wednesday: ‘Colt .45’ starring Randolph Scott & Zachary Scott