Johnny Guitar (Limited Edition Box Set) (Blu-ray)

Director: Nicholas Ray

Stars: Joan Crawford

1954 USA

Western

#256

£24.99

Release Date: 20th September 2021

TECHNICAL DETAILS

TECHNICAL DETAILS
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Year: 1954
  • Runtime: 110
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Colour: Colour
  • Certificate: PG
  • Subtitles: English SDH (optional)
  • Genre: Western
  • SKU: EKA70436
  • 1 Disc
  • Release Date: Sep 20, 2021
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SYNOPSIS

Joan Crawford (Mildred Pierce) plays Vienna, a saloon owner with a sordid past. Persecuted by the townspeople, Vienna must protect her life and her property when a lynch mob led by her sexually repressed rival, Emma Small (Mercedes McCambridge; All The King’s Men), attempts to frame her for a string of robberies she did not commit. Enter Johnny Guitar (Sterling Hayden; Dr. Strangelove: or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb ), a guitar-strumming ex-gunfighter who has a history with Vienna.

Mis-understood by US audiences upon release, the film was embraced by European cineastes and is now regarded as one of the greatest western pictures of all time. An intensely stylised masterpiece from director Nicholas Ray, Johnny Guitar makes its UK debut on Blu-ray as part of the Masters of Cinema series. 

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Limited Edition Hardbound Slipcase [3000 copies]
  • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a 4K restoration of the original film elements, framed in the film’s originally intended aspect ratio of 1.66:1
  • Brand new audio commentary by film scholar Adrian Martin
  • Brand new introduction by critic Geoff Andrew, author of The Films of Nicholas Ray: The Poet of Nightfall
  • Brand new video piece by Tony Rayns
  • Brand new video essay by David Cairns
  • Brand new interview with Susan Ray
  • Archival introduction to Johnny Guitar by Martin Scorsese
  • Trailer
  • A LIMITED EDITION 60-page collector’s book featuring new essays on the making of Johnny Guitar and on female gunslingers in the western genre, both by western expert Howard Hughes; an essay by Jonathan Rosenbaum; and archival writing and ephemera [3000 copies]
  • All extras subject to Change

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