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Robert Harris

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New from Warner Archive, and another Blu-ray toward getting closer - we'll never get there - to having a compleat collection of John Ford films, Wagon Master is a gorgeous black & white production, as seen through the lens of Bert Glennon.

RKOs can be iffy, but this one is a beautiful representation of the film, with rich blacks, and a full gray scale. Clean and purty.

Finally, Ward Bond, although sharing top credit with Ben Johnson, Joanne Dru and Harry Carey, Jr., get a decent share of the limelight.


Image – 4.5

Audio – 4.5

Pass / Fail – Pass

Upgrade from DVD – Absolutely

Recommended

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Alas, so many Ford films remain MIA, some lost to time, others to poor elements. Would that we could get a BD of Cheyenne Autumn from the 70mm original elements! Or The Informer, or...
But this one is another great film, so we must be grateful.
 

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I'm so glad this is a substantial upgrade from the DVD which I watched the other day . . . . and plan to get rid of.
 

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If you're going to drag in quotes from another thread, it would help if you provided the whole of it so everyone can see the proper context and gain a balanced perspective.

I am happy to upgrade from the Wagon Master DVD because it's not particularly good, not because it's standard definition. I watch DVDs as often as I watch Blu-ray discs.
 
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