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Budd Boetticher’s collaborations with star Randolph Scott are ostensibly small-scale B-movies, but are now revered as some of the finest adult westerns produced in that period.

Tom Buchanan (Scott) is a man returning to his Texas home, who rides into a feud between several members of the criminal Agry family. When he helps a young Mexican take revenge on one of them, Buchanan soon finds himself up against the whole Agry clan.

The most witty and comedic film in the ‘Ranown’ series, this absurdist twist on the western is one of Boetticher’s most thoroughly enjoyable films.

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Special Features

High Definition remaster
Original mono audio
The John Player Lecture with Budd Boetticher (1969, 74 mins): archival audio interview conducted by Horizons West author Jim Kitses at the National Film Theatre, London
Kim Newman on the Ranown Cycle (2018, 29 mins): an appreciation and analysis by the critic and author of Wild West Movies
Christopher Frayling on Budd Boetticher (2018, 20 mins): the renowned writer and cultural historian discusses the work of Budd Boetticher
Taylor Hackford on ‘Buchanan Rides Alone’ (2009, 10 mins): the distinguished filmmaker examines Boetticher’s film
Isolated music and effects track
Original theatrical trailer
Image gallery: promotional stills and publicity material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing