Conclusion: This upcoming Region-B release of Delmer Daves' classic western 3:10 to Yuma is sourced from the same Sony Pictures restoration which Criterion accessed. Obviously, the film looks terrific in high-definition.
Conclusion: The original 3:10 to Yuma holds up better than the vast majority of American westerns, remaining a tense, gripping thriller without a wealth of style or action. Criterion's Blu-ray provides one of the all-time great restorations, making this 1957 film look new without betraying its original designs.
Summary: Howard Hawks may not have appreciated it during its own time, but Delmer Daves's '3:10 to Yuma' is a genuine classic western, through and through, and a striking masterpiece of filmmaking from one of the great names of the genre.
Conclusion: It was a special treat to revisit Delmer Daves's 3:10 to Yuma on Blu-ray. I think that it looks stunning, undoubtedly the best it ever has. I truly hope that after this release and Jubal Criterion will also consider bringing other classic westerns to Blu-ray.
Excerpt: Dan Evans is a small cattle rancher who’s not having his best day. Constant drought has made that he had to loan money in order to buy food for his animals as well as his family and when he can’t pay back in time, the man he loaned from has his barn put on fire.
Excerpt: I vividly remember reading Roger Ebert’s review of the updated version of “3:10 to Yuma” starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale. Westerns aren’t exactly a dime a dozen these days and when the predecessor to this movie was released in 1957, they were.
Excerpt: A dusty street in a small western town is all but empty, all townsfolk have sought shelter in the local saloon or haberdasher, huddled around the windows to bare witness the match of the day. The villain dressed in black makes his stance on the street.