The first box, The John Ford-John Wayne Collection, will include two new double-disc sets of Stagecoach (1939) and The Searchers (1956). For its 50th Anniversary, The Searchers will be available in two separate editions, one with two discs and another with two discs and tons of printed material (a comic book, photos, etc.). Coming to DVD for the first time, we also get The Long Voyage Home (1940) -- with its deep-focus Gregg Toland cinematography, Fort Apache (1948), 3 Godfathers (1948), The Wings of Eagles (1957) and re-issues of They Were Expendable (1945) and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949).
For bargain hunters, this ten-disc box set retails for less than $80, which is only about $8 per disc. If that's too much, then you can get Fort Apache for $15 and They Were Expendable for a measly $12.
The second box features five Ford films made without Wayne: The Lost Patrol (1934), The Informer (1935) -- for which Ford won his first Best Director Oscar, Mary of Scotland (1936), Sergeant Rutledge (1960) and Cheyenne Autumn (1964). This box retails for about $60, and two titles (Mary of Scotland and Cheyenne Autumn) will not be available separately.
There are still quite a few titles in Ford's canon missing from DVD, but this plugs a huge hole.
|:: posted by Jeffrey M. Anderson, 3/07/2006|| Comments (3)|
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