A TIME FOR DYING - BD

A TIME FOR DYING - BD

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(Budd Boetticher, 1969)
Release date: 26 February 2024
Standard Edition Blu-ray

The final western from one of the genre’s greatest directors, Budd Boetticher (Ride Lonesome), and the last screen appearance of war hero-turned-movie star Audie Murphy (To Hell and Back), A Time for Dying is an offbeat, elegiac look at the Old West, prefiguring Don Siegel’s classic western, and John Wayne’s final picture, The Shootist.

Richard Lapp stars as a young man with fine shooting skills who crosses paths with real-life figures, such as Jesse James (played by Murphy) and Judge Roy Bean (Victor Jory), only to discover the true violence of the West.

Beset by post-production and distribution problems, A Time for Dying is overdue the recognition it deserves.

INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New restoration from a 2K scan of the original negative by Powerhouse Films
  • Two presentations of the film: in its original 1.85:1 theatrical aspect ratio; and 1.37:1 open matte shooting ratio
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with screenwriter and novelist C Courtney Joyner and film historian Henry Parke (2022)
  • A Sense of Poetry (2022, 14 mins): filmmaker and novelist Christopher Petit discusses his fascination with A Time for Dying and his reasons for selecting it for the Sight & Sound Greatest Films of All Time poll
  • The Men Who Shot Jesse James (2022, 20 mins): Kim Newman, critic and author of Wild West Movies, explores the many film portrayals of the infamous outlaw
  • New and improved subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

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BBFC cert: 12
REGION FREE
EAN: 5060697924244