Gunfight At Dodge City (1959) is a very good 50s Western, quite underrated I think, with a lack of pretense that wins you over immediately. As it represents the world’s only Joel McCrea Blu-ray, I consider this disc something of a must.
Colin tipped me off to this, and I’m not sure if it’s on the way or already available. But since the standard DVD boasts a nice transfer that handles the CinemaScope and Deluxe color quite well, I have high hopes for it in high-definition.
But wait, there’s more! Hour Of The Gun (1967) has to be one of the most ignored great films ever. While John Sturges’ reputation is growing among film buffs — it’s way overdue — this picture remains sadly overlooked.
As Wyatt Earp, James Garner delivers what has to be his finest work in a feature film. You’ll never look at him the same way again. Jason Robards is excellent as Doc Holliday, and Robert Ryan is terrific as Ike Clanton. A bitter, cynical film, Hour Of The Gun provides a stark contrast to Sturges’ own Gunfight At The O.K. Corral (1957). This gets my vote as one of the best Westerns of the 60s.