Haven't seen "Shane" in many years. So I decided to have an Alan Ladd Blu-ray double feature tonight. Watched "Shane" and "Appointment with Danger".
Watching the pristine Blu-ray of "Shane" was like seeing it for the first time. The reviews do not exaggerate. The colors and details are amazing. In a close up early on, you can count individual peach fuzz on Brandon DeWilde's cute little face.
"Appointment with Danger", made a few years earlier than "Shane", and one of Olive's film noir efforts, was not as pretty a transfer, but entertaining nonetheless.
I had forgotten how many of the great character actors were featured in these two films. A virtual who's who from so many of the great films and TV shows of the 50's and 60's. Everything from Dragnet to Petticoat Junction!
incidentally, "Shane" figured in an early part of my childhood. When I was about 3 or 4, years before I had any inkling that it was a movie, "Shane" was the name of a neighbors pet bulldog. It used to come into our yard once in a while, and one time it ate the pudding from a large bowl that that my mom had put out on the back porch to cool. My mom was furious! And one of my earliest sentences, that would amuse my family to no end was: "Shane ate the puddin'".... I guess ya had to be there.