Stagecoach (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray)

Stagecoach (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: May 25, 2010
  • Originally Released: 1939
  • Label: Criterion
  • Note: New restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompresses monaurak soundtrack
    • Audio commentary by western authority Jim Kitses (Horizons West)
    • Bucking Broadway, a 1917 silent feature by John Ford, with new nes music composed and performed by Donald Sosin
    • Journalist and television presenter Philip Jenkinson's extensive 1968 video interview with Ford
    • New video appreciation of Stagecoach with director and Ford biographer Peter Bogdanovich
    • New video interview with Ford's grandon Dan Ford about the director and his home movies
    • New video piece, featuring journalist Buss Bissinger, about trader Harry Goulding's key role in bringing Monument Valley to Hollywood
    • New video homeage to legendary stuntman Yakima Canutt, with celebrated stunt coordinator Vic Armstrong
    • Video essay by writer Tag Gallagher analyzing Ford's visual styke in Stagecoach
    • Screen Director's Playhouse 1949 radio dramatization of Stagecoach, with John Wayne, Claire Trevor, and Ford
    • Theatrical trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Art Direction by
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Director of Photography:

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1939 - Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score: Frank Harling, John Leipold, Leo Shuken & Richard Hageman
Academy Awards 1939 - Best Supporting Actor: Thomas Mitchell

Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh100%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 37

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 14,543
Rating: 4/4 -- One of the best early westerns ever made. Full Review
Cinema Sight
Aug 16, 2011
Rating: 4/4 -- Seen today, Stagecoach may not seem very original. That's because it influenced countless later movies in which a mixed bag of characters are thrown together by chance and forced to survive an ordeal. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Nov 24, 2011
[A] thrilling western about a group of travelers whose Arizona stage ride lands them smack in the midst of an apache uprising...
New York Times
Apr 30, 2010
...[The story] feels nourishingly archetypal, especially John Wayne's turn as the outlaw Ringo Kid...
Entertainment Weekly
Jan 11, 2002
Rating: 5/5 -- Modern movies began here. Full Review
Film4
Feb 10, 2012
[T]here's still a sophistication to STAGECOACH that goes well beyond its silent movie and stage melodrama roots....A small film but it casts a long shadow.
Empire
Sep 1, 2010
Rating: 5/5 -- Classic John Wayne Western masterpiece promotes tolerance. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Jan 18, 2011

Product Description:

Regarded by many as the best Western ever made, STAGECOACH shot John Wayne to stardom and elevated the prestige of a genre that had hitherto been considered a B-movie province. With rumors in the air of a possible Apache attack, a motley group of travelers in a small New Mexico town board the Overland Stage bound for Lordsburg. Among them are the pregnant Lucy Mallory (Louise Platt); timid liquor salesman Peacock (Donald Meek); Hatfield, an aloof gambler (John Carradine); Gatewood (Berton Churchill), a pompous, embezzling banker; and two who have been exiled from town, alcoholic Doc Boone (Thomas Mitchell) and Dallas (Clair Trevor), a lady of the evening. Along the trail, they pick up the Ringo Kid (John Wayne), an outlaw who's escaped from prison to take revenge on the Plummer brothers for destroying his family and framing him for murder. As their journey progresses, the hypocrisy of the supposedly respectable passengers becomes clear, and it's the tainted outsiders who display courage and humanity. Described by Orson Welles, who watched the film innumerable times before making CITIZEN KANE, as his cinematic textbook, STAGECOACH is superbly made in every respect, layering humor and sharp characterization into an exciting plot that includes a spectacularly photographed chase in Monument Valley.

Plot Synopsis:

Under the stress of an Indian attack, the passengers of a stagecoach reveal their genuine personalities.

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Production Notes:

  • Filmed in: Monument Valley, Kayenta and Mesa, Arizona; Kernville, Dry Lake, Fremont Pass, Victorville, Calabasas, Chatsworth, California.
  • STAGECOACH was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1995.
  • Production Company: Masterpiece Productions Inc.
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 70,849
  • UPC: 715515052511
  • Shipping Weight: 0.31/lbs (approx)
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