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Paramount To Release The Jimmy Stewart & John Wayne Classic ‘The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance’ On 4K UHD This May

Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that they will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of John Ford’s iconic western The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance by presenting it for the first time ever on 4K Ultra HD with High Dynamic Range (HDR) on May 17, 2022. This release is the latest addition to the Paramount Presents line, and the first in the series to be presented in 4K UHD. We can only hope this is the start of a great trend.

Meticulously remastered in stunning 4K Ultra HD for its 60th anniversary this year, THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE is presented in collectible packaging featuring a foldout image of the film’s original theatrical poster and an interior spread with key movie moments.  The release also includes access to a Digital copy of the film and a Blu-ray Disc™ with a new Filmmaker Focus featuring film historian Leonard Maltin discussing John Ford, the film, and its legacy.  The Blu-ray™ also includes legacy bonus content as detailed below:

Synopsis: Four-time Academy Award®-winning* director John Ford brought together an all-star cast for what is considered by many critics to be a quintessential—and yet pioneering—Western late in his storied career.  Starring James Stewart and John Wayne (together for the first time), alongside Vera Miles, Lee Marvin, John Carradine and Lee Van Cleef, THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE tells the engrossing story of a senator (Stewart), his old friend (Wayne), and a despicable outlaw called Liberty Valance (Marvin).

THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE was selected in 2007 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”  Adapted from a short story by Dorothy M. Johnson, the screenplay by James Warner Bellah and Willis Goldbeck gave us the often-quoted line “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.”

Special Features

  • Filmmaker Focus – Leonard Maltin on The Man Who Shot Liberty ValanceNEW!              
  • Feature commentary by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich, along with his archival recordings with John Ford and James Stewart                                         
  • Selected scene commentary with introduction by Dan Ford, along with his archival recordings with John Ford, James Stewart and Lee Marvin                             
  • The Size Of Legends, The Soul Of Myth                              
    • Chapter 1: Changing Of The Guard                                      
    • Chapter 2: The Irascible Poet                                  
    • Chapter 3: The Hero Doesn’t Win, The Winner Isn’t Heroic                                          
    • Chapter 4: Most Things Happen By Accident                                   
    • Chapter 5: The Great Protector                              
    • Chapter 6: Spotlight – Lee Marvin                                        
    • Chapter 7: Print The Legend                                   
  • Original Theatrical Trailer      

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