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Apr 112017
 

RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY (1962) NEW 2017 1080p HD REMASTER 

ride-high-countryBefore he was the saint of stylized cinematic mayhem, a young(ish) Sam Peckinpah wowed the critics with this gripping and graceful elegy to the classic movie Western. In so doing, he provided a perfect A-list send off for his two stars, a pair of true-blue Tinseltown cowboys who did has much as anyone to advance the genre, Joel McCrea and Randolph Scott. McCrea plays longtooth lawman legend Steve Judd, begrudgingly agreeing to guide a shipment of gold from a mining camp in the High Sierras to a small bank. The normally ramrod Scott is cast deliciously against type as Judd's somewhat unsavory pal Gil Westrum. Neither unexpected newcomers (Mariette Hartley), religious zealots, the unforgiving wilderness nor Gil's plans can account for Judd's unwavering will to raise all that's wrong to the right. Long a celebrated classic of the genre, and a justly hailed capstone to two legendary Hollywood legacies, Ride The High Country's subtle hues glisten as never before on this stunning 1080pHD transfer. 16×9 Widescreen

36 HOURS (1964) NEW 2017 1080p HD REMASTER 

The last thing American Army Intelligence officer Jefferson Pike remembers is preparing for the D-Day invasion of Normandy, scheduled to occur in the next thirty-six hours. Awakening in a hospital five years later with acute amnesia, Pike tries to uncover the trauma blocking his memories with the help of a caring physician (Rod Taylor) and a beautiful wife (Eva Marie Saint) who he doesn't even remember. But things are not what they seem. This hospital might not be a hospital, Anna may not be his wife and it might not be 1950… (Hint: Nazi Rod Taylor!) Based on Roald Dahl's "Beware of the Dog," George Seaton's skillful mix of war movie rouser, action adventure, and Hitchcockian suspense roars to life as never before in this high-contrast, high-action crystal clear Blu-ray edition. Also available on DVD. 16×9 Widescreen

NOTE: These DVDs are Manufactured on Demand (MOD); to order, fans must visit The Warner Archive Collection, WB Shop.com, Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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