Yet it becomes increasingly clear the tyrant must be stopped. Shane is regarded as a highly influential Western, being seen as a crossroads between Classical Westerns and Revisionist Westerns. When you love a western, it's a film like Shane that you go back to time and time again. Now it has been remastered and been made a part of the Masters of Cinema series. Shane is one of the greats of the genre and this package is certainly the definitive one to own.
In this respect and others, there's an argument to be made for citing Shane as the first modern western. Shane is not just a movie about a lone gunman, it's also a story about a community struggling against a cruel land owner, asserting their rights to live, work and worship anywhere they want, basic American values. To complicate matters, Shane feels an unspoken, and unwanted, attraction to Starrett's wife Marian Jean Arthur. Now, I didn't take the entire film apart to see the differences but you can see it most prominently in the captures where Shane has just fired his gun and the 'alternate' shows more head space above and some cropped off on the bottom. It is also she who best encapsulates the impact that Shane has had on their lives when her downcast husband mourns the fact that Shane has departed. By the time Shane finally picks up his guns again, he's been softened and even domesticated to the point where his victory against Wilson no longer feels guaranteed, and even before he can face him he has to battle with Joe for the right to take on a man that only one of them is even remotely equipped to defeat. Both have the original audio and the same commentary.
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The brighter colours are there a couple of the shirts at the town's Independence Day dance really pop and the blue skies are always handsomely rendered. The set includes the re-release trailer along with a commentary option by Stevens Jr plus a documentary on the film itself. Ryker Emile Meyer , the tyrant, is whatever face of fascism you want to apply. This movie takes a very long time to get going, lots of quiet scenes, that can almost verge on bordom, at least when compared to more modern films which generally have a faster pace. Effects are effective during the fire, bar brawl, dance and the guns shots definite punch! Both are in good shape considering the film's age, with the expectedly range restrictions but no trace of damage or distortion on either.
Written by Richard Propes The Independent Critic. Shane has, of course, not stumbled into a purely peaceful situation at all. You can see the difference in the frame grabs above. A man needed at that time but who's time was fast coming to an end. Shane is a glorious looking movie because of its cinematography, locations, costumes and art-direction. For me, Shane is just such a work, a beautifully realised melding of art and entertainment that is not just a cornerstone in the genre's development but also great and important cinema.
As a further bonus a book accompanies the set telling you more or less everything you might want to know about the film. He is the one who watches the fight in saloon and admires Shane for his willingness to stand his ground for what is right. Put aside for awhile the fast paced films,sit and relax with these characters and visit for awhile. The casting is absolutely spot-on throughout but so nearly resulted in a very different film. Lonely men in lonely towns with neighbors on homesteads miles apart. I'll have to judge the revised-framing in future viewings.
The second disc comes with the movie in various formats. Shane was shot in the Academy ratio of 1. He's all around us and in us and he always will be. Please note: There are some spoilers for newcomers to the film, so proceed with caution if you've not yet seen it. One of the big set-pieces in Shane was very similar to a key sequence in Quentin Tarantino's. But this allows for character development,and I can believe every character. Wilson's not just a gun for hire, but one armed with patience and the willingness to carefully plan ahead.
I would suggest not viewing the trailer before you watch Shane for the first time it reveals too much of the story ,This new blu ray especially the new 1,66. This is particularly evident in her late film plea to Joe for them to pack up and leave, an idea that he steadfastly refuses to entertain. This is simply a matter of lopping off the top and bottom of the picture. Theatrical Trailer 1:57 Newcomers beware, as this trailer begins with the film's famed ending, and then goes one step further and includes a key part of the final shoot-out. I showed it to my 12 year old son today - he really enjoyed it 62 years after it was made.