The Criterion Collection has announced that they are bringing the original 3:10 to Yuma to Blu-ray. The film is directed by Delmer Daves and stars Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Felicia Farr, Leora Dana, and Henry Jones. 3:10 to Yuma will be available online and in stores on May 14, 2013.
In this beautifully shot and acted, psychologically complex western, Heflin is a mild-mannered cattle rancher who takes on the task of shepherding a captured outlaw, played with cucumber-cool charisma by Ford, to the train that will take him to prison. This apparently simple plan turns into a nerve-racking cat-and-mouse game that will test each man’s particular brand of honor. Based on a story by Elmore Leonard, 3:10 to Yuma is a thrilling, humane action movie, directed by the supremely talented studio filmmaker Daves with intense feeling and precision.
3:10 to Yuma was released in September 0f 1957 and grossed over $1.85 million at the box office.
The Criterion Blu-ray will include several special features, including: a new high-definition restoration of the film, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; an alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio; new interviews with author Elmore Leonard and Glenn Ford’s son and biographer, Peter Ford; and a booklet featuring an essay by critic Kent Jones.
Here is the original theatrical trailer for 3:10 to Yuma, courtesy of Jeff Hollis.