OLIVE FILMS, based in Chicago, are introducing a new series of DVDs/Blu-Ray titles ,to be called Olive Signature.
Available for pre-order are HIGH NOON and JOHNNY GUITAR. The two re-mastered films will be released on Sept.20, 2016. No other titles have been announced yet.
Both will have lots of bonus materials – profiles of Nicholas Ray, Stanley Kramer, Herbert Yates, the blacklist history of High Noon.
Olive Films have already released both films on DVD and Blu-Ray in America in 2012 ( for $15) . This time around the price leaps to $40 for each film.
Olive quotes improved sound and picture quality , and to see them at their best you need a 4K ultra HD television and DVD player. Don’t even ask what that might cost!
No company in the U.K. has announced distribution of the two films.
The only Region B blu Ray releases of these two films are from Germany and Spain. It’s disappointing that no company in the UK have brought them out on blu Ray , even without extras and ultra HD.
And when is all this region business going to stop.