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High Noon

Genre: Western

Reviewed In Issue 51 (Aug 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Tom Skeritt, Susanna Thompson, Reed Diamond, Maria Conchita Alonso, Dennis Weaver, August Schellenberg & Michael Madsen

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes cast and crew interviews and biographies, three well-done and informative behind-the-scenes featurettes (about 18 minutes total), a nice photo gallery, a production notes booklet, the theatrical trailer and two TV spots.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Artisan Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 11860
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Rated PG13 for some violence and a scene of sensuality.
(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 93
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2000
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 06/19/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Rod Hardy
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
This is a made-for-TV version of the 1952 classic that starred Gary Cooper but, make no mistake, this movie can stand on its own. Tom Skeritt plays tough-but-fair lawman Will Kane, who, newly wed, vows to his bride (Thompson) that he will leave his dangerous profession behind. But soon, Will hears word that Frank Miller (Madsen) a vicious man he sent to prison some years back has been released and is on his way and looking for a showdown at

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a lovely picture with satisfying detail and clarity. Though some scenes exhibit an intentionally soft focus, much of the picture is sharp and crisp. Colors are rich and well balanced throughout. Fine details shimmer slightly on occasion. Though infrequent, pixelization gives the picture a digitally harsh appearance. There is also some minor edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

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