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THE HATEFUL EIGHT RELEASED ON DVD

The Quentin Tarantino-directed The Hateful Eight (2016) had its DVD and Blu-ray release today (March 29th) in North America. With a big screen debut this past December, the home version of Tarantino’s second Western includes behind-the-scenes and location featurettes. Set in Wyoming in the post-US Civil War years, The Hateful Eight stars Kurt Russell as…

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RED DEAD REDEMPTION SEQUEL – RUMOR UPDATE

Could the sequel for Red Dead Redemption, the hit 2010 Western video game, now truly be just over the digital horizon? Recent Internet buzz indicates that it may indeed be coming. Online chatter related to a leaked email claims that the follow-up to Rockstar Games’ acclaimed third-person shooter will be titled Red Dead Redemption 2:…

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NICHOLS – THE ONE-OFF JAMES GARNER WESTERN SERIES

Sheriff-focused Westerns have taken many forms on television since the advent of that medium in the post-World War Two era. The long-running Gunsmoke (1955-1975) set its protagonist in Dodge City, Kansas, of the Old West, while the current series, Longmire (2012-Present), sees its sheriff dealing with crime in present-day Wyoming. One of the interesting frameworks…

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FORSAKEN – SUTHERLAND WESTERN – DVD RELEASE DATE

Forsaken (2016), the Western starring Donald and Kiefer Sutherland, has received a North American DVD & Blu-ray release date. Home copies of the first feature film in which the Sutherlands have acted together will be available March 29th. In this Alberta-shot film, Kiefer Sutherland plays John Henry Clayton, a Civil War veteran who became a…

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NATIONAL PARKS OF THE AMERICAN WEST FEATURED IN IMAX FILM

A new IMAX film celebrating US national parks – and highlighting those of the American West – is currently screening. National Parks Adventure (2016), narrated by Robert Redford, commemorates both present-day national parks and the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service, first created August 25, 1916. Directed and filmed by Greg MacGillivray, the 43-minute National…

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STRANGE EMPIRE ACTORS NOMINATED FOR CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS

The Canadian Screen Awards are an annual celebration of Canadian talent in film, TV, and digital media. This year’s awards show is set for broadcast March 13th on the national CBC network, and two acting nominees are from Strange Empire (2014-2015), the one-season Western series on CBC. Created by Laurie Finstad-Knizhnik, Strange Empire was set…

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FORSAKEN – SUTHERLAND WESTERN – DEBUTS

Forsaken (2016), the Western starring Donald and Kiefer Sutherland, debuts in North America this Friday, February 19th (in theatres & Video-on-Demand). The movie is the first feature film in which father and son have acted together, and they play those family roles in the story. Filmed in Alberta and directed by Jon Cassar, Kiefer Sutherland is…