For me, any time we have the release of a new well-produced Blu-ray of a William Wyler film, it’s a time to pause and celebrate.
And his 1958, The Big Country, is one such cause for celebration.
But we’ll up the ante.
A momentous score by Jerome Moross
Cinematography in Technirama by Franz Planer
No reason to go further.
The Big Country is one of the greatest westerns ever created.
One more important point.
The de-anamorphosis problem in the original Blu-ray has been fixed. Color and density ride a bit better.
Only negative are some dissolves that don’t work properly. But that’s a tiny negative, among a world of positives.
A great release from Kino, that should be in every serious collection.
Image – 4.6
Audio – 5
Pass / Fail – Pass
Upgrade from previous Blu-ray – Absolutely!
Very Highly Recommended