I've always felt that John Ford's 1962, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, was the Citizen Kane of westerns, and a darned great one.
People by some of the finest talent the industry had to offer on both sides of the camera, is came at the very end of Paramount's VistaVision era. I often wonder what it might have looked like had it been shot on 8p.
Regardless, the UK release is magnificent to behold. While to my eye, it has just a tad too much grain reduction, the color (and I know it's a black & white film) if absolutely gorgeous.
Rich, charcoal blacks, deep shadow detail, and a perfectly balanced gray scale, this is black & white at its finest.
At $13 on Amazon UK, I had to import. I presume that WB will bring this out as a part of their Paramount deal, hopefully concurrent with The Shootist, and from a new 4k scan -- and that would be amazing.
Audio is interesting, as it has a stereo presence. Although released as monaural, I presume the studio went back to the stems, and the result is superb -- just a bit of dimensionality to the proscenium.
One of the great films, that stands the test of time. Region free.
Image - 4.5
Audio - 5
Very Highly Recommended