One of the most influential and iconic westerns ever made, set to join The Masters of Cinema Series in September 2019


One of the most treasured Hollywood classics, and one of the most influential and iconic Westerns ever made, High Noon remains a powerful study of heroism, and the tension between the individual and the society around him. One of the best films by director Fred Zinnemann (From Here to Eternity) — and produced by Stanley Kramer – High Noon is riveting entertainment and an acknowledged American masterpiece, yet one with surprisingly tumultuous roots.

While the film has become a favourite of U.S. presidents from Eisenhower and Reagan to Clinton, its release was controversial: John Wayne (who had turned down the role) and Howard Hawks hated it, precisely because it was viewed as a thinly veiled allegory for the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings investigating communism at the time. Its politics make it even more intriguing now, but regardless, High Noon is one of the most important — and gripping films — of the 1950s.

High Noon will be released for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK from a 4K restoration, as part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 16 September 2019. The first print run will feature a Limited Edition 100-page Collector’s Book and Limited Edition Hardbound Slipcase [3000 copies ONLY].   For further details, check out the product page.

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