Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: "Shane" (1953)

This week Shane is out on Blu, and sadly, this one doesn't have the greatest cover art, so check out an original poster for it instead. Shane is one of the greatest westerns ever made, and director George Steven's "masterpiece" according to Woody Allen. For me, I can't say that it tops A Place in the Sun (1951), but it is pretty darn good. Also notable for being Jean Arthur's last film in her 30 year career (she's one of my favorite squeaky high voices in the movies), and Alan Ladd is mesmerizing as a very different kind of western hero.

The original trailer from 1953: