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Although the western genre is very diverse, the film discourse in recent years has focused on a small handful of western facets: spaghetti westerns as coined by Sergio Leone , and thoughtful slow westerns such as “ The Power of the Dog ”. The many other dosage forms of the Western genre, on the other hand, have not completely disappeared into the niche — but it can hardly be said that they continue to receive great attention on a broad basis.
All the more reason to point out the latest home cinema release of an absolute classic: » The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance » is one of the best Westerns in cinema history — even if it hasn’t been copied nearly as often as Leone’s «Dollar Trilogy» . The exciting and touching top western by master director John Ford will be released for the first time on May 19, 2022 in an elaborate 4K restoration — and completely unabridged.
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The new edition includes both the 4K disc and the standard Blu-ray . In addition to the film, which came to Germany in a shortened form in cinemas and in VHS times, there is extensive bonus material on the discs that is well worth seeing about the film-historical significance of this classic.
This is «The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance»
Senator Stoddard ( James Stewart ) is in grief: his friend Tom ( John Wayne ) has died and is soon to be buried in the western town of Shinbone. Egged on by a reporter, Stoddard reminisces about the days when he himself lived there and worked as a teacher. Stoddard and Tom have long been in love with the same woman — and teamed up to take notorious crook Liberty Valance ( Lee Marvin ) to the afterlife. Or is it all just legend..?
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