'The Big Country' Blu-ray Gets Retailer-Wide Release

Posted Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 06:00 AM PDT by

William Wyler's 1958 epic western will no longer be a Wal-Mart exclusive Blu-ray come November.

In an early retailer announcement, 20th Century Fox says the Wal-Mart exclusive Blu-ray of 'The Big Country' released on May 24 will be widely available on November 1.

One of Hollywood's greatest directors teams with a cast of incredible screen legends for this bold, sweeping tale of a ship's captain who ventures west to find a hotbed of jealousy, hatred and dangerous rivalries. As the reluctant hero is thrust into the maelstrom, he must summon all of his resolve to save not only his own life, but also the life of the woman he loves.

Four-time Academy Award® Winner William Wyler directs this action-packed adventure that triumphs as "a work of art" (Motion Picture Herald). Starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Charlton Heston, Chuck Connors, and Burl Ives (in an Oscar®-Winning performance), this magnificently entertaining epic will take your breath away with unbridled suspense, exhilarating excitement and explosive drama on a grand scale.

The Blu-ray features 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements includes a featurette and the original theatrical trailer.

Suggested list price is $19.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Big Country' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under May 24.

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The Big Country (Blu-ray)
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