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For a 1952 movie this 2008 DVD Cinema Universal Classic print of High Noon is terrific.
27 November 2016
Right! this isn't a review on the movie because in my opinion High Noon is without doubt a stone wall masterpiece in the Western genre. This is a review on the DVD. I have to severely shake my head in total bewilderedment in a few of my fellow amazon reviewers opinions when discussing the condition of this print. The print I've got is the 2008 reprint of High Noon - Cinema Universal Classics. And to me the print is perfect, there's NO rips, tears, scratches of any kind when talking about this print. The spectrum of blacks and whites throughout this Black & White movie are very, very good. Secondly, the English Mono Audio track throughout the film is very clear and crisp.
This edition of High Noon may not be as exquisitely gorgeous as say the DVD Collectors Edition of Sunset Boulevard which was totally and utterly amazingly good for a film released way back in 1950 film, but for my eyes this particular edition of High Noon (2008 DVD Edition) is very, very good.
O' I have got a Bluray player but certain films you just can't get a reasonably priced - English speaking edition which may or may not guarantee you a immaculate picture as well as terrific sound production. So reluctantly I have to hope I get a reasonably happy print of the movie on DVD.
For instance my DVD copy of The Big Heat (1953) another Black & White movie is totally terrible with scratches, rips, tears you name it, it is BAD. But because at present you can't get a reasonably priced bluray edition of The Big Heat you just have to put up with a unsatisfactory copy of a movie that you love.
Anyway, back to High Noon. In a nutshell my opinion on the 2008 Cinema Universal Classic Edition of High Noon is it's well worth purchasing if a quality print is what you'll after.
I hope this review of the DVD has helped.