Studio Canal has released a remarkably fine transfer of the 1970 western, Soldier Blue, in Australia and some European territories. This was one of the early western genre films some refer to as "revisionist". Perhaps it would do us well to try to remember our actual history on the post-Civil War western frontier rather than the whitewashed, albeit entertaining, stories that Hollywood was want to crank out in the Randolph Scott/John Wayne era. Although many prefer to eschew the overtly political message of a film like Soldier Blue (or even Dances With Wolves, for that matter), taken for what it is, Soldier Blue is a sweeping, majestically photographed film of stark beauty and yes, violence. If you are like me and seek out such gems that get to see the light of day on Blu-ray in other countries besides this one, I have been inspired to create a custom cover for it. If you so desire, I have posted this one at the usual places.