The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
Wednesday 29th June 2016
One of Hollywood's most prolific directors, William A. Wellman was responsible for more than 80 features and a string of masterpieces including Wings, the first film to win the Best Picture Oscar, The Public Enemy, which made a star of James Cagney, screwball classic Nothing Sacred, the original A Star is Born and the marvellous noir-inflected Western, The Ox-Bow Incident.
Set in a small Nevada town where tensions are running high thanks to a spate of cattle rustling, things reach boiling point when cowboy Larry Kinkaid is murdered. With the sheriff out of town, the residents form a posse and head to Ox-Bow Canyon to find the three men they believe to be guilty - including Dana Andrews and Anthony Quinn in early major roles - and enact their own form of justice.
A favourite of both Clint Eastwood and star Henry Fonda, who serves as the film's moral centre, The Ox-Bow Incident, released on dual-format DVD and Blu-ray by Arrow Academy on 4th July 2016, is a tough, complex picture whose uncompromising starkness continues to astound to this day.
- New 4K digital restoration by Twentieth Century Fox
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
- Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM Audio
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Audio commentary by American West historian Dick Etulain and William Wellman Jr
- Introduction by Peter Stanfield, author of Hollywood, Westerns and the 1930s: The Lost Trail and Horse Opera: The Strange History of the Singing Cowboy
- Scene-select commentaries by Stanfield
- Henry Fonda: Hollywood's Quiet Hero, a 45-minute documentary on the actor from the Biography series
- Stills gallery
- Theatrical trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Vladimir Zimakov
- Fully illustrated collector's booklet containing new writing by Nick Pinkerton
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.