I’ve been moaning for years about the absence of a Bluray of Martin Ritt‘s Hud (’63). James Wong Howe‘s Oscar-winning black-and-white widescreen photography cries out for a high-def mastering. You can watch a high-def Hud via Amazon HD, and I’m sure I’ll eventually figure out how to install Amazon HD on my 55″ Vizio. But there’s something about owning a Bluray that trumps access to a high-def download. I want a Hud Bluray to have and to hold. Paramount Home Video put out a DVD about 10 years ago, but I presume they’ve since licensed the rights to Warner Home Video.