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Blu-ray, DVD Release: My Darling Clementine

29 July 2014 12:09 PM, PDT

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 14, 2014

Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95

Studio: Criterion

Henry Ford and Cathy Downs in My Darling Clementine

John Ford (Stagecoach) takes on the legend of the O.K. Corral shoot-out in 1946’s My Darling Clementine, a multi-layered, exceptionally well-constructed western and one of the director’s very best films.

Henry Fonda (Once Upon a Time in the West) cuts an iconic figure as Wyatt Earp, the sturdy lawman who sets about the task of shaping up the disorderly Arizona town of Tombstone, and Victor Mature (Violent Saturday) gives the performance of his career as the boozy, tubercular gambler and gunman Doc Holliday. Though initially at cross-purposes, the pair ultimately team up to confront the violent Clanton gang.

Affecting and stunningly photographed, My Darling Clementine is a story of the triumph of civilization over the Wild West from American cinema’s consummate mythmaker.

Criterion’s Blu-ray and DVD editions »

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Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: The Dance of Reality

28 July 2014 2:26 PM, PDT

Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Date: Aug. 25, 2014

Price: DVD $19.98, Blu-ray $21.98

Studio: Abkco

After a 23-year hiatus, the biographical fantasy-drama The Dance of Reality marks the triumphant return of Alejandro Jodorowsky, the visionary Chilean filmmaker behind the Seventies cult classics El Topo, The Holy Mountain and, most recently, 1989′s Santa Sangre.

In the radiantly visceral autobiographical film, a young Jodorowsky (Jeremias Herskovitz) is confronted by a collection of compelling characters that contributed to his burgeoning surreal consciousness.

The legendary filmmaker was born in 1929 in Tocopilla, a coastal town on the edge of the Chilean desert, where the film was shot. Blending his personal history with metaphor, mythology, and poetry, The Dance of Reality reflects Jodorowsky’s philosophy that reality is not objective but rather a “dance” created by our own imaginations.

The movie opened theatrically to outstanding reviews in May, 2014, receiving a 93% positive rating at Rotten Tomatoes based on 44 published reviews.

Presented in Spanish with English subtitles, »

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