MGM Home Entertainment has just added a Blu-Ray Disc version of Vera Cruz to their line-up, scheduling the Western for release in June.
Legendary screen icons Gary Cooper (High Noon) and Burt Lancaster (Elmer Gantry) team up for a magnificent, action-packed Western from director Robert Aldrich (The Dirty Dozen) and screenwriters Roland Kibbee and James R. Webb. With sweeping vistas and larger-than-life heroics, it’s a tale as bold and rugged as the characters it so brilliantly depicts.
Cooper and Lancaster portray Benjamin Trane and Joe Erin, two daredevil mercenaries who journey to Mexico in search of adventure – and cold hard cash – during the 1866 revolution. But they get more than they bargained for when the wealthy and beautiful Countess Duvarre (Denise Darcel) hires them to escort her (and a fortune in gold!) to Emperor Maximilian’s fighting forces in Vera Cruz. The trail is fraught with danger, betrayal and murder…and when Ben is swept up in the revolutionaries’ fervor, he and Joe find themselves at odds with the Mexican army – and each other.
The release will feature a 1080p high definition transfer of the film, supplemented with a DTS HD version of the original mono audio track. No bonus materials will be included on the disc, unfortunately.
“Vera Cruz” will be in stores on June 7 for $19.99.