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High Noon (1952) starring Gary Cooper Blu Ray (Eureka!)

Despite its now well-worn tropes, High Noon still holds up very well as an entertaining, well-crafted western-thriller. Grace Kelly seems a bit too meek and mild nowadays but Gary Cooper and Katy Jurado have more than enough tough resolve to make up for the shortfall.

High Noon (1952)

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Revenge (2017) Blu Ray (Vertigo Releasing)

This blood-soaked feminist revenge flick mixes artistic beauty with primal savagery in the manner of Stanley Kubrick re-imagining I Spit on your Grave. While it works superbly as pure gory horror, there are plenty of telling, symbolic moments in the imagery.

Matilda Lutz in Revenge (2017)

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A Pistol for Ringo & The Return of Ringo (1965) Blu Ray (Arrow)

Giuliano Gemma plays two unconnected Ringos in this pair of overlooked spaghetti westerns directed by Duccio Tessari. The first is highly entertaining, the second is one of the finest and most lyrical that the genre has to offer. Both films also star Fernando Sancho, George Martin, Lorella De Luca and others.

Lorella De Luca in The Return of Ringo

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The Reckoning (1970) Blu Ray & DVD (Indicator)

Jack Gold’s British Social Realism/Kitchen Sink drama has an excellent performance by Nicol Williamson, who plays an unpleasant executive with Irish immigrant roots.

Nicol Williamson in The Reckoning

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The Big Heat (1953) Blu Ray & DVD (Powerhouse/Indicator)

Another old classic done justice via a Powerhouse/Indicator release.

Glenn Ford confronts Lee Marvin in The Big Heat

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