Jun 222021

Horizons West, starring Robery Ryan, Julia Adams, Rock Hudson and Raymond Burr debuts on Blu-ray through Kino Lorber, arrived on May 11th.



Horizons West

Genre(s): Western
Kino Lorber| NR – 81 min. – $24.95 | May 11, 2021

Date Published: 06/22/2021 | Author: The Movieman

Director: Budd Boetticher
Writer(s): Louis Stevens (story) (screenplay)
Cast: Robert Ryan, Julia Adams, Rock Hudson, Judith Braun, Raymond Burr, James Arness

Features: Commentary, Theatrical Trailer
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Full Frame 1.37
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 21.99 GB
Total Bitrate: 34.49 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A



After fighting in the Civil War, the Hammond brothers of Texas return to Austin and begin to drift apart. While Neal (ROCK HUDSON) commandeers the family ranch, courts local beauty Sally (JUDITH BRAUN) and becomes a marshal, Dan (ROBERT RYAN) turns to a life of crime and lusts after the wife (JULIA ADAMS) of a prominent magnate (RAYMOND BURR). Their lives converge when Neal must choose between Dan and a group of ranchers terrorized by his brother’s gang of cattle rustlers.



Not much here but there is an Audio Commentary by Film Historian Toby Roan and the Theatrical Trailer.


VIDEO – 4½/5, AUDIO – 4¼/5

Horizons West comes to Blu-ray through Kino Lorber, presented in its original 1.37 full frame aspect ratio and given a 1080p high-definition transfer. Since there’s no mention of this being a new master, presumably KL received this from Universal where frankly not much remastering was necessary. Detail was sharp throughout and colors appear to be nicely well balanced. There might’ve been a couple specs but otherwise this does seem to be a clean and the original film grain has been retained.

The disc comes with a standard DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track which was more than adequate and slightly impressive, especially for a movie going on 60 years old. Dialogue comes across with great clarity and there is some good depth for the more action-oriented scenes. The lossless track is also clean, free of any apparent pops or hissing.




Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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