A number of recent posts have pondered what the Olive DVD and Blu-ray of Nicholas Ray’s Johnny Guitar might be like. DVD Beaver has reviewed the Blu-ray, answering many of our questions along the way.
• The Sedona, Arizona scenery appears behind the titles, which is how it played theaters.
• It’s presented 1.33:1, which is how it’s often seen, though it was shot for cropped widescreen presentation (up to 1.85). If it bothers you, the zoom feature on your HDTV should take care of that.
• It includes the “appreciation” by Martin Scorsese, who loves the film.
As you can tell here, frame grabs from it are quite impressive. Order with confidence, folks!