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Cult Western JOHNNY GUITAR to Make Its UK Blu-Ray Debut [New Trailer]

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Nicholas Ray's western makes its UK blu-ray bow in September.

A standout in the male-dominated western genre, Nicholas Ray's 1954 Johnny Guitar sees Joan Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge take centre stage as rivals in an Old West town.

The movie was shunned by American audiences on its release but was embraced by European critics and has developed a cult following in the decades since.

Johnny Guitar makes its UK blu-ray debut on September 20th when it will be released by Eureka Entertainment.

The limited edition (3,000 copies) set comes with a hardbound slipcase and a 60-page collector's booklet.

Bonus features include a new commentary by critic Geoff Andrew, author of 'The Films of Nicholas Ray: The Poet of Nightfall'; new video essays by Tony Rayns and David Cairns; new interview with Susan Ray; trailer; and archival intro by Martin Scorsese.

Check out Eureka's new trailer and artwork below.

The official synopsis reads:

Joan Crawford (Mildred Pierce) plays Vienna, a saloon owner with a sordid past. Persecuted by the townspeople, Vienna must protect her life and her property when a lynch mob led by her sexually repressed rival, Emma Small (Mercedes McCambridge; All The King’s Men), attempts to frame her for a string of robberies she did not commit. Enter Johnny Guitar (Sterling Hayden; Dr. Strangelove: or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb), a guitar-strumming ex-gunfighter who has a history with Vienna.

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