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3 Jesse James classics from Fox in March

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of three Jesse James titles for 6th March 2007. Part of their “Cinema Classics Collection” Jesse James (1939), Return of Frank James and The True Story of Jesse James are being given the DVD treatment in advance of the theatrical release of The Assassination of Jesse James.

Priced at $14.98 SRP each individual details follow…

Jesse James (1939) - The legend of Jesse James stars Tyrone Power as the most infamous bandit in the history of the West. Jesse James was a young Missouri farmer forced outside the law after ruthless agents for the transcontinental railroad kill his ailing mother and steal his family's land. Together with his brother Frank (Henry Fonda), Jesse forms a gang of masked outlaws to strike back at the railroad company and the banks that have joined forces to swindle the oppressed farmers.

Features include:

  • 1.37:1 Full Frame
  • English Stereo
  • English & Spanish Mono
  • Spanish subtitles
  • Movietone News: "Hollywood Spotlight"
  • Movietone News: "Jesse James at the Roxy"
  • Theatrical Trailer

The Return of Frank James - Fabled Missouri outlaw Frank James, brother of the legendary Jesse James straps on his six-shooters and rides out for revenge in director Fritz Lang's The Return of Frank James, the thrilling 1940 sequel to the Western classic Jesse James. From the green Missouri hills to the rugged Rockies their steps are dogged by Frank James, riding hard on the vengeance trail in the wild and woolly era when there was no law for folks except at the end of a gun.

Features include:
  • 1.37:1 Full Frame
  • English Stereo
  • French & Spanish Mono
  • Spanish subtitles

The True Story of Jesse James - Legendary fifties director Nicholas Ray (Rebel Without A Cause) retells the Jesse James saga, starring Robert Wagner as the legendary bank robber. As Jesse James attempts to evade the law, those who know him best -- his brother Frank (Jeffrey Hunter), wife (Hope Lange) and mother (Agnes Moorehead) -- ponder the question, "What turned this simple farmboy to a life of lawlessness?" And as Jesse continues his ride into notoriety, the key events in his life are scrutinized in a desperate attempt to close in on him for good.

Features include:
  • 1.37:1 Full Frame
  • English Stereo
  • French & Spanish Mono
  • Spanish subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Movietone News: "Westerner Claims He Is Jesse James!"



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