Duel in the Sun - Ultra Collector Box Blu-ray + DVD + Book
A western masterpiece produced by David O. Selznick starring Jennifer Jones, Gregory Peck and Joseph Cotten
After the execution of her father, condemned to death for having killed his Indian wife and her lover, the young Pearl Chavez leaves to settle with the McCanles, wealthy distant cousins living in Texas. His mixed skin earned him to know the hostility of some and his beauty to stir up family tensions, especially between the two brothers Jesse and Lewt. Because the eldest, a brilliant law graduate, is as balanced and honest as the younger, a young hoodlum without faith or law, is impulsive and passionate. Between these two rival brothers, Pearl will have to choose...
Produced by David O. Selznick ( Gone with the Wind ), Duel in the Sun belongs to cinema legend with its incredible filming which lasted nearly two years. This flamboyant Technicolor lyrical western tells one of the most beautiful love stories ever filmed, a story of a passion of a rare audacity for the time, to which the dazzling Jennifer Jones comes to lend her features alongside the stars Gregory Peck and Joseph Cotten. A cinematic monument of unequaled excess, Duel au soleil can be rediscovered in its Roadshow version (with prelude, overture and postlude) restored in High Definition.
DUEL IN THE SUN
(1946 – Colors – 144 mins)
new HD restoration
THE BOX CONTAINS
// THE FILM (NEW HD RESTORATION)
. JENNIFER JONES/DAVID O. SELZNICK TOLD BY DANIEL SELZNICK (18 mins – HD*)
In this exclusive interview conducted by Bertrand Tessier, Daniel Selznick, son of David O. Selznick, discusses the relationship between producer Pygmalion and his muse, actress Jennifer Jones.
. GREGORY PECK, THE SELZNICK REBEL IN "DUEL IN THE SUN" (10 mins – HD*)
By interpreting the character of Lewt, Gregory Peck breaks his image of young first by embodying for the first time the "bad guy" on the screen. Cecilia, Carey and Anthony Peck talk about this iconic role in their father's career, as well as his collaboration with David O. Selznick and his undying friendship for his partner Jennifer Jones.
. ORIGINAL TRAILER
. VINTAGE TEASER TRAILERS
* in HD on the Blu-ray Disc™ version
// THE UNPRECEDENTED BOOK OF 200 PAGES (AND MORE THAN 50 ARCHIVE PHOTOS)
"THE TIME OF CRAZY: THE DUEL FACTORY IN THE SUN"
WRITTEN BY PIERRE BERTHOMIEU
“The tragic contradictions of this prestigious meteor dazzling with eroticism continue to disturb today – the strength of classicism. - Pierre Berthomieu
Le Temps des folies is a dive into the making of Duel au soleil , dominated by the audacious producer-author David O. Selznick. From unexplored archives, multiple scripts and deleted scenes, the baroque Duel au soleil reveals itself to be the work of Selznick, King Vidor, William Dieterle or Josef Von Sternberg – harbinger of the future excesses of New Hollywood. An unpublished work accompanied by more than 50 archive photos.
// AN EXCLUSIVE VISUAL CREATED BY GREG RUTH
Greg Ruth is a celebrated cartoonist and writer in the United States. Author of the bestseller The Lost Boy and comics, he has also collaborated on a dozen children's books, including one with Barack Obama, a clip for Prince and has just published the graphic novel Indeh with Ethan Hawke.
Find all the creations of Greg Ruth on www.gregthings.com
Released March 21, 2018