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15 August 2019

Masters of Cinema at HIGH NOON (review)

Gary Cooper stars as a sheriff left in the lurch at HIGH NOON in one of the most iconic Hollywood westerns.  Grace Kelly, Katy Jurado, Lee Van Cleef, and Lloyd Bridges also star.

REVIEW LINK: Eureka (UK) Region B Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

HIGH NOON Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.37:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English HoH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by historian Glenn Frankel, author of "High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic"
  • Audio Commentary by western authority Stephen Prince
  • 1969 Audio Interview with writer Carl Foreman from the National Film Theatre in London (as an alternate audio track)
  • Interview with film historian Neil Sinyard, author of "Fred Zinnemann: Films of Character and Conscience"
  • "The Making of High Noon" 1992 documentary hosted by critic Leonard Maltin
  • "Inside High Noon" 2008 documentary narrated by actor Frank Langella
  • "Behind High Noon" 2007 featurette hosted by Gary Cooper's daughter Maria Cooper-Janis
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Hardbound Slipcase
  • Limited edition 100-page collector's book featuring:
    • "The Tin Star" original 1947 short story by John W. Cunningham
    • "The Power and the Politics of High Noon" by Philip Kemp (2019)
    • Review of High Noon" (retrospective) by Richard Combs (1986)
    • "When the Big Hand is on the Twelve... [or 7 Ambiguities of Time]" by Richard Combs (1986)
    • "Carl Foreman versus John Wayne" by Carl Foreman (1974)
    • Artwork Gallery
    • Viewing Notes
    • Production Credits & Special Thanks

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