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5-film Budd Boetticher/Randolph Scott Blu-ray box set in May from Indicator

8 March 2018

On 21 May 2018, Indicator heads west to round up five exemplary films by master director Budd Boetticher, and starring screen icon Randolph Scott.

Dedicated to one of the most celebrated film pairings in American cinema, Five Tall Tales: Budd Boettchier & Randolph Scott at Columbia, 1957-1960 is a lovingly produced Limited Edition box set which brings together the seminal westerns The Tall T (1957), Decision at Sundown (1957), Buchanan Rides Alone (1958), Ride Lonesome (1959) and Comanche Station (1960) on Blu-ray for the very first time.

Mastered from the finest available materials, this essential collection features expertly encoded presentations, a range of new and archival extra features, and English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Published in a strictly limited and numbered edition of 6,000 units, this collectable five-disc box set also contains an exclusive 80-page book with newly commissioned writing, archival material, and full film credits.

Five Tall Tales: Budd Bottchier & Randolph Scott at Columbia, 1957-1960 pack shot

Five Tall Tales: Budd Boetticher & Randolph Scott at Columbia, 1957-1960 | £42.99

Five classic, iconic and slyly subversive westerns collected on Blu-ray for the very first time. Containing a selection of new and archival extras – including interviews with director Budd Boetticher and an appreciation by film critic Kim Newman – this collectable five-disc box set also contains an 80-page book with newly commissioned essays, archival interviews and full credits, and is strictly limited to 6,000 units.

Indicator Limited Blu-ray Edition special features:

  • 2K restoration of Ride Lonesome 
  • HD restorations of The Tall TDecision at SundownBuchanan Rides Alone and Comanche Station 
  • Original mono audio 
  • The John Player Lecture with Budd Boetticher (1969): archival audio interview conducted by  Horizons West author Jim Kitses at the National Film Theatre, London 
  • The Guardian Interview with Budd Boetticher (1994): an extensive filmed interview conducted by film historian David Meeker at the National Film Theatre, London 
  • Budd Boetticher on the Ranown Cycle (1999): excerpts from Eckhart Schmidt's documentary Visiting... Budd Boetticher 
  • Kim Newman on the Ranown Cycle (2018): an appreciation and analysis by the critic and author of Wild West Movies 
  • The Guardian Interview with Elmore Leonard (1997): the celebrated author, and writer of the short story upon which The Tall T is based, in conversation at London's National Film Theatre 
  • Original theatrical trailers 
  • Ride Lonesome trailer commentary (2013): a short critical appreciation by filmmaker John Sayles 
  • Comanche Station trailer commentary (2014): a short critical appreciation by screenwriter Sam Hamm 
  • Image galleries: extensive promotional and on-set photography, poster art and marketing materials 
  • Limited Edition exclusive 80-page book containing newly commissioned essays by Pamela Hutchinson, Glenn Kenny, James Oliver, Neil Sinyard and Farran Smith Nehme, archival interviews with director Budd Boetticher and screenwriter Burt Kennedy, a critical anthology, and full film credits 
  • World Blu-ray premieres of The Tall TDecision at SundownBuchanan Rides Alone and Ride Lonesome 
  • UK Blu-ray premiere of Comanche Station 
  • Limited Edition Box Set of 6,000 numbered copies 
  • ...AND MORE TBC 
  • All extras subject to change