As Universal has a penchant for "branding," they've released Mr. Eastwood's High Plains Drifter, in not only a 40th Anniversary Edition, but also as 1970s - Best of the Decade.
Naturally, had the new Blu-ray release just been offered as High Plains Drifter, I'd not have purchased a copy.
As Mr. Eastwood's second directorial effort, the film still works as well as it did 40 years ago, meaning that it's a simple tale, good vs. evil, but with a few '70s touches thrown in.
The very good news here, is that the Blu-ray, from Universal, looks and sounds superb. While I have no idea what processing may have been used, the final result looks very much like a dye transfer print of the era -- actually the very end of the era -- and that's a good thing.
Beautiful color, densities, black levels, all comfortably met.
The audio, in DTS-HD MA 5.1 is a nicely balanced 5.1 from what I presume to be the stems, for just a bit of depth.
Image - 5
Audio - 5 (Didn't check to see if the original mono was included)