May 22nd Warner Brothers will be releasing several films in concurrence with John Wayne's 100th Birthday next week. We'll have even more on the films (can you guess what will be Top Shelf Pick?) in next week's roundup, but here is a look at a couple of those films:
Rio Bravo:Ultimate Collector's Edition
John Wayne, Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson star in this western from director Howard Hawks, Rio Bravo. This two disc Ultimate Collector's Edition features:
Commentary by John Carpenter and film critic Richard Schickel
Remastered Feature, Wayne trailer gallery
Documentaries & Featurettes:
The Men Who Made the Movies:Howard Hawks
Commemoration: Howard Hawks' Rio Bravo
Old Tucson: Where the Legends Walked
Reproductions of the original Press book, Dell comic book & Lobby cards. It will also be available in a two disc special edition minus some features.
The Cowboys: Deluxe Edition
Mark Rydell directed John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Brown, and Bruce Dern in this underrated classic from late in the Duke's career.
Commentary by the director, Mark Rydell
Documentaries and Featurettes:
The Cowboys: Together Again
The Breaking of Boys and the Making of Men
The John Wayne Collection:
Much like last year's John Ford Collection (even similar packaging), The John Wayne Collection features several films that have been previously unreleased on DVD, and feature Wayne in a different light- outside of the Western genre. The films (and features) included are:
Without Reservations: Features: MGM short I Love My Husband, But! & WB cartoon Holiday for Shoestrings
Allegheny Uprising: Features: WB short The Bill of Rights
and WB cartoon Land of the Midnight Fun
Tycoon: Features: WB short Hollywood Wonderland and MGM cartoon Red Hot Rangers
Reunion in France: MGM short We Do It Because, MGM cartoon War Dogs & The Theatrical trailer
Big Jim McLain: WB short So You Want to Enjoy Life, WB cartoon The Super Snooper & The Theatrical trailer
Trouble Along the Way: (Reteaming of JW & Donna Reed!) Features: WB short So You Think You Can't Sleep, WB cartoon Muscle Tussle & The Theatrical trailer
The films in the JW Collection will also be available individually.
Look for more of these and other JW releases in next week's roundup.
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