Rio Bravo 4K 08/15/23

Warner Brothers
4 K Ultra HD + Digital

Everyone’s favorite gun-down & sing-along John Wayne western is also Howard Hawks’ cagy comeback in an industry that had left him behind. Hawks stitched together favorite ‘pieces’ of his 1940s hits and imposed the structure of an impromptu TV sitcom. Accompanying the box office powerhouse Wayne is a comedian-crooner still proving his worth as an actor, a hollow teen idol, and yet another sharp actress trying to embody the ideal ‘Hawks woman.’ This western is all about personality. It clicked with audiences big-time, and Hawks more or less re-made it again and again. Caution — there’s no backup Blu-ray version on board. On 4K Ultra HD + Digital Code from Warner Brothers.