20th Century Fox has announced a series of limited-edition DVDs of classic films — 3,000 of each — from their back catalog. Offered through Screen Archives, a great soundtrack label, these will feature a more deluxe treatment of the picture than we’re seeing from, say, Warner Archive. Isolated scores even! You can read more about it here.
Only one title will be released per month, and there are no Westerns listed in the original announcement. But Violent Saturday (1955) is a dynamite crime picture. If you doubt me, just read that supporting cast.
Another way of getting old movies, added to the DVD-Rs, streaming video and expensive imports. To me, this sounds like a great program.
Thanks to Laura for the tip.