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New on Disc: 'Red River' and more …

9 Jun, 2014 By: Mike Clark

Red River (Blu-ray)

Criterion, Western, $39.95 Blu-ray/DVD combo, NR.
Stars John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan.
Howard Hawks’ all-timer is less about a passing of the guard than a sharing of it — so much of its greatness stems from its then old-school/new-school teaming of John Wayne and Montgomery Clift. There are two versions, and both are here: a longer pre-release one that doesn’t utilize Walter Brennan’s fine narration and a shorter Brennan-employed one that slightly truncates the final showdown sequence.
Extras: This is a thick, box-like Criterion release, even containing a soft-cover copy of Borden Chase’s source novel, Blazing Guns on the Chisholm Trail. In sundry supplements, there is all kinds of discussion of the film’s ending.
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Bachelor Flat

Available via Fox Cinema Archive
Fox, Comedy, $19.95 DVD, NR.
Stars Tuesday Weld, Terry-Thomas, Richard Beymer, Celeste Holm.
Based on a play — and the dialogue sometimes sounds like it — the premise springs from the fact that American females love everything British. To this end, all kinds of women have their eyes on a beach-town anthropology professor played by Terry-Thomas. Tuesday Weld is quite the sexy bundle here.
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