Sep 252021

The Naked Spur debuts on Blu-ray courtesy of the Warner Archive Collection receiving a new video restoration and stars James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan and Ralph Meeker and is out September 21st.



The Naked Spur
— Warner Archive Collection —

Genre(s): Western, Suspense
Warner Archive | NR – 92 min. – $21.99 | September 21, 2021

Date Published: 09/25/2021 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Anthony Mann
Writer(s): Sam Rolfe and Harold Jack Bloom (written by)
Cast: James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan, Ralph Meeker, Millard Mitchell

Features: Short Film, Classic Cartoon, Theatrical Trailer
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.37
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 30.22 GB
Total Bitrate: 38.69 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C



Howard Kemp (JAMES STEWART) has been tracking killer Ben Vandergroat (ROBERT RYAN) for a long time. In the Colorado Rockies, he teams up with prospector Jesse Tate (MILLARD MITCHELL) and former Union soldier Roy Anderson (RALPH MEEKER). Thinking Kemp is a sheriff, they agree to help for a small fee. When they catch Vandergroat, he tells them Kemp is pursuing a $5,000 bounty. After demanding equal shares, the uneasy alliance heads for Kansas as Vandergroat tries to turn them against each other.



Features include Things We Can Do Without short from Pete Smith Speciality, Little Johnny Jet classic cartoon, and the Theatrical Trailer.


VIDEO – 4½/5, AUDIO – 4/5

Warner Bros. releases The Naked Spur onto Blu-ray via their Archive Collection and is shown in the original 1.37 full frame aspect ratio and has been given a new 1080p high-definition transfer. Outside of maybe a couple of specs, this picture looks quite good, detail is relatively sharp, especially on the close-up shots, and colors are vivid without appearing artificially boosted or overly saturated.

The disc comes with a more than adequate DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono track. There is some minor hissing here and there, especially noticeable during the quieter scenes; however dialogue does come across with nice clarity. There is some okay depth, as mono tracks go, for the score and ambient noises.




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

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