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Ride Lonesome (Blu-ray) Indicator


Vengeful bounty hunter Ben Brigade (Scott) captures the notorious, psychotic outlaw Billy (James Best), to trap the gunman’s equally deranged brother Frank (Lee Van Cleef), the man who murdered Brigade’s wife. He enlists the help of two other vigilantes (Pernell Roberts and a young James Coburn in an early screen role), but who have plans of their own for Billy…

Dense, complex and wonderfully ambiguous, this suspenseful western drama is perhaps the most revered of the Boetticher/Scott collaborations, and has been cited as a major inspiration by filmmakers including Sergio Leone, Clint Eastwood and Martin Scorsese, and by critics as one of the finest American westerns of the 1950s.

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Special Features

2K restoration from the original negative
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with writer and film historian Jeremy Arnold
The Guardian Interview with Budd Boetticher (1994, 95 mins): an extensive filmed interview conducted by film historian David Meeker at the National Film Theatre, London
Martin Scorsese on ‘Ride Lonesome’ (2009, 6 mins): the renowned filmmaker discusses the influence of Boetticher’s films
Playing in the Open (2018, 14 mins): an audiovisual essay by Cristina Álvarez López
Isolated music and effects track
Original theatrical trailer
John Sayles trailer commentary (2013, 3 mins): a short critical appreciation
Image gallery: promotional stills and publicity material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing