Ride the High Country (BD)

Both an exciting Western and a heart-lifting homage to the genre, Ride the High Country is a journey into film greatness.

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Ride the High Country (BD)(MOD)
 
5.0

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5.0

At looooooong last!

By f451

from Boulder, CO

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      Comments about Ride the High Country (BD)(MOD):

      The film. Sam Peckinpah's masterpiece. Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea are brilliant, Mariette Hartley and Ron Starr are quite good. The music score by George Bassman is integral to the story. Lucien Ballard's cinematography is spot on.

      Image quality. Jaw-dropping. This 1962 widescreen film classic looks fresh. Amazing.

      Audio quality. The original mono is quite good. Dialog is clear and never buried in the mix.

      Extras. Ported over from the Warner DVD release and very welcome.

      Summary. An excellent film and an excellent release. Thank you WAC!

      (So. When do we get "7 Men from Now"?)

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      5.0

      Brilliant and essential Western, and a must-own on Blu-Ray

      By Crowley

      from Santa Clarita, CA

      About Me Audiophile, Avid Reader, Collector, Movie Buff

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          Comments about Ride the High Country (BD)(MOD):

          RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY was not only a swan song project for Western stars Joel McCrea and Randolph Scott, but an introduction to director Sam Peckinpah, who went on to make such classics as THE WILD BUNCH, STRAW DOGS and PAT GARRETT & BILLY THE KID, among others. This film, however, ranks among his finest and, despite being Peckinpah's second feature, shows a level of sophistication and complex artistry that suggests the man had been directing films for years, if not decades. It's a sweeping, fast-paced, brilliantly constructed Western with peerless acting and writing. I cannot recommend this film highly enough; it's one of the finest movies ever made.

          The Blu-Ray itself is gorgeous. I had the Warner DVD for several years and was immensely impressed with the audio/video presentation on that disc, but seeing the Blu-Ray prompted me to sell the DVD at once. The HD image is literally breathtaking (I gasped when I first saw it), and it has never sounded better on any home system I've owned (I also used to own the MGM laserdisc, which I thought sounded terrific... but it pales in comparison to the DTS sound on the Blu-Ray).

          If you're a fan of Peckinpah, Westerns, the two lead actors or great cinema in general, you owe it to yourself to get a Blu-Ray of RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY. It's hard to imagine anyone regretting it!

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          I ordered a number of titles at once and they all arrived promptly and in perfect condition. I've never had a problem with Warner Archive!

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          5.0

          Riding High

          By Clore

          from New York

          About Me Movie Buff, Movie historian

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              Comments about Ride the High Country (BD)(MOD):

              One of the greatest westerns of all time. Two former lawmen join forces to guard a a fortune in gold but one of them plans on making off with the bounty. Stars Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea planned on saying good-bye to the screen with this Sam Peckinpah classic. They flipped a coin to determine billing (Scott won) and after a day or two, swapped roles according to legend. Warren Oates shows up as one of the Hammond brothers, the first of many roles for him in a Peckinpah film. He, plus co-stars R.G. Armstrong and James Drury had all been in an early episode of The Rifleman for the director. Mariette Hartley makes her debut as well.

              I'm deliberately saying only a few words as anyone who hasn't seen it deserves the experience that i had way back in 1962. Having owned this on VHS, DVD and now the BluRay, I can say this is as close to the theatrical experience as you're going to get.

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