High Noon rising again at Artisan

Artisan Home Entertainment has decided to revisit the classic Stanley Kramer western High Noon by releasing last year’s television remake.

“High Noon” tells the story of a lawman name Will Kane (Tom Skerritt) who has just married a young bride, Amy (Susanna Thompson), promising to leave his dangerous career and settle down for a quiet life. Just as they are about to leave, word comes that a vicious killer Kane had sent to prison years earlier, is coming to town on the noon train seeking vengeance. Kane attempts to rally the town to fight the gunman, but not even his former deputy Harvey (Reed Diamond) is willing to help. Harvey’s cowardice infuriates his girlfriend, Helen (Conchita Alonso), whose romantic past with both Kane and with the arriving gunman convinces her to pack up and leave town. As the dreaded noon hour approaches, Kane realizes he must stand alone and face the gunman in this retelling of the four-time Academy Award Winner.

DVD special features include a 16×9 anamorphic widescreen transfer, 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround and 2.0 Dolby Surround audio tracks, an audio commentary track with director Ron Hardy and actor Tom Skerritt, biographies and filmographies of cast and filmmakers, two behind-the-scenes featurettes, video interviews with cast and director, a theatrical trailer, amd a photo gallery.

Although endlessly compared to the original, the new “High Noon” stands well in it’s own right. Coming June 19th, the disc will retail for $24.98.

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