Monday, 6 June 2011

Josey Wales Blu Ray release OUT TODAY!

Our good friends at Warner Brothers have again been in touch regarding their new Blu Ray release of Clint's western masterpiece THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES. Made in 1976, The Outlaw Josey Wales remains one of Clint's greatest films from the 1970's and one of my own personal favourites. Warner's new Special Edition treatment includes a whole host of bonus including

• Commentary by Richard Schickel
• Clint Eastwood's West (29:02 in 1080P)
• Hell Hath No Fury (30:29 in 480i)
• Eastwood in Action (7:55 in 480i)
• Theatrical Trailer (2:16 in 480i)
The Outlaw Josey Wales has a wonderful new freshness and vibrancy when viewed on its new Blu Ray format. The film's magnificent cinematography is (and always was) a real revelation. It is clear that Warner's have spent a great deal of thought and time on this ultimate home edition and comes mighty close to capturing the epic feel of its original cinema presentation.

Among the new Bonus material for this release is an excellent Richard Schickel commentary where he reflects on Clint's impressive career in the saddle and key production details.
There is a new 30 minute documentary called Clint Eastwood’s West, featuring interviews with Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Oliver Stone, and James Mangold.

Previously released bonus material includes the 30 minute Hell Hath No Fury: The Making of The Outlaw Josey Wales.The fantastic original production featurette 'Eastwood in Action' (which I've owned on Super 8mm since my school days back in the 70s!!) And the Original Theatrical Trailer. I would have really enjoyed the inclusion of the full range of TV spots and those great Radio Spots (one of which includes Clint as Josey narrating). I would of been glad to contribute them towards the set, as well as 100+ stills for a rather nice gallery collection.
Nevertheless, it's without doubt a fantastic release and all enclosed in a beautifully produced and informative book.
The Technical Spec:
Region: Free
Runnig time: 2:15:51.184
Disc Size: 35,538,137,230 bytes
Feature Size: 29,246,097,408 bytes
Video Bitrate: 21.96 Mbps
Chapters: 35
Release date: June 7th, 2011

Aspect ratio: 2.39:1, Resolution: 1080p / 23.976 fps, Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video
DTS-HD Master Audio English 3590 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3590 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / DN -4dB
Dolby Digital Audio French 192 kbps 1.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / DN -4dB
Dolby Digital Audio German 192 kbps 1.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / DN -4dB
Dolby Digital Audio Italian 192 kbps 1.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / DN -4dB
Dolby Digital Audio Japanese 192 kbps 1.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / DN -4dB
Dolby Digital Audio Spanish 192 kbps 1.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / DN -4dB
English (SDH), Danish/Finnish/French/German/Italian/Japanese/Norwegian/Swedish and Spanish

Our sincere thanks again to Warner Brothers for your continued support.

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Kevin said...

This sounds like a great release. Shame it doesn't have the TV and radio spots though.

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