Jackie Chan’s comedy-westerns that helped solidify him as a star in the States hit Blu-ray in a double feature that should please fans, even if they only come equipped with lossy Dolby Digital soundtracks.
This intense western, from an Elmore Leonard story, features Glenn Ford and Van Heflin in two powerful performances. The gorgeous black and white cinematography is made new again by a superb transfer from the Criterion Collection.
One of the cult favorite spaghetti westerns, Sergio Carbucci’s Django is an energetic, violent, and gloriously boundary-pushing classic.
The infamous family feud between the Hatfields and McCoys plays out in this addictive History Channel mini-series, out on Blu-ray courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Nonstop action sequences and the beauty of the backdrop rescue this confusing Chinese western from being a complete disappointment.
Hondo is a vintage John Wayne western pitting the settlers and cavalry against the native Americans. This film has the typical elements that make for an enjoyable watch in spite of less than stellar sound and picture quality.
AMC’s beautifully filmed and complex western series, Hell on Wheels, comes to Blu-ray in strong set packed with making-of featurettes.
The Scarlet Worm, a twisted Western film, arrives on Blu-ray with an interesting message.
Blackthorn is a beautifully filmed, contemplative, slow-burning western that finds an aging, yet very much alive, Butch Cassidy on one last adventure on his way to return home to the United States after long years of obscurity in Bolivia.
Quigley Down Under is a fun transplant of the classic western to the Australian outback, but it doesn’t offer anything new to the genre.