As his second directorial effort, Mr. Eastwood didn’t steer far from home.
High Plains Drifter (1973) returned to the wonders of the films of the Leone era, and the “Man with No Name.”
Kino’s new Blu-ray, which is also available via the Universal Blu-ray, released two years ago, gives us some
worthwhile extras, inclusive of a commentary from Alex Cox.
It arrives on October 27, along with Two Mules for Sister Sara.
This is presumably derived from the same master used for the Universal version, and it’s a quality effort. I don’t know
the film well enough to opine on the accuracy of some of the black levels, but they create a rich environment for the
Color is wonderful, as would befit a recent image harvest.
Audio, like wise, is perfect.
For those who might not already have a Blu, this is a worthwhile product for a quality film.
As I was viewing this film, I was thinking about the way that certain actors portrayed western character.
To compare the persona of the typical Eastwood character, vs (for example) Cooper, Wayne and others is a subject ripe for discussion.
Image – 5
Audio – 5
Pass / Fail – Pass
Upgrade from previous Blu-ray – Yes, but only for the extras
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