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Old 02-26-07, 09:10 PM
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Rio Bravo 2 Disc Special Edition and 6 new to dvd john wayne titles from WB in 2007

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but we can say that we have very big plans for THE DUKE and his 100th birthday. Rio Bravo is coming in a 2 disc special edition...fully restored. And we will be release 6 brand new to dvd John Wayne features from our library. Details to follow.
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sweet. thanks for the update.
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Yes, I held out on Rio Bravo but I will get this 2 disc set. What are the other titles ?
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no word on the other titles...i'm sure the speculation will follow soon after the chat
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Rio Bravo would be a nice edition to the HD lineup as well.
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but we can say that we have very big plans for THE DUKE and his 100th birthday. Rio Bravo is coming in a 2 disc special edition...fully restored. And we will be release 6 brand new to dvd John Wayne features from our library. Details to follow.
That pleases me no end. I have the one disc already, but that's one movie I would double-dip on. Thanks for the infos.
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what dvds do warners own that haven't been released on dvd yet??
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Originally Posted by shearerchic
what dvds do warners own that haven't been released on dvd yet??
It's my guess that they will be dipping into their RKO backlog of films. Warner has already released pristine editions of "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon", "Flying Leathernecks", and "Fort Apache". There are still a number of un-released RKO films that the Duke made from the 30s and 40s, including "Tycoon", "Allegheny Uprising", and "Without Reservations". And add to that, Warner still has two films from the 1950s that Duke made for them, which currently is not yet out on DVD..."Big Jim McLain" and "Trouble Along The Way".
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Definitely one of my favorites. I also agree with another post that it would be nice to see this on HD.
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or they could go back and revisit 'chisum' and 'the cowboys'.
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or they could go back and revisit 'chisum' and 'the cowboys'.
Chisum without a doubt along with Rio Lobo, The Horse Soldiers and the list goes on.
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A Wayne favorite of mine. Caught part of it just the other day -- first time I'd seen it in a while. This DVD will be a must-buy for me.
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I hope they do like they did with the Bogart films last year. Put the previously released films out in slim packs and keep case for a new box set, and a new box set with new to dvd content.
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or they could do something ala the wayne/ford boxset.
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Originally Posted by Cameron
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but we can say that we have very big plans for THE DUKE and his 100th birthday. Rio Bravo is coming in a 2 disc special edition...fully restored. And we will be release 6 brand new to dvd John Wayne features from our library. Details to follow.
Seeing as the duke's 100 birthday falls towards the end of May, I wonder if we will see these releases around that time?

By the way, excellent news! Along with Paramount's upcoming 2-disc True Grit, I'm so looking forward to this!
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Seeing as the duke's 100 birthday falls towards the end of May, I wonder if we will see these releases around that time?

By the way, excellent news! Along with Paramount's upcoming 2-disc True Grit, I'm so looking forward to this!
For some reason it seems a majority of westerns get released at that time of year. I always figured it was so they would be out for fathers day.

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From dvdtimes.co.uk:

John Wayne's 100th Birthday DVD releases


Warner Home Video (WHV) and Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) will join forces to honor the great John Wayne on May 22 -- the week that would have been ‘the Duke’s’ 100th birthday. With 9 new titles due the studios combined DVD libraries now offer 48 Wayne popular classics. The lead titles in the promotion are Rio Bravo in both a Two-Disc Special Edition ($20.97 SRP) and Ultimate Collectors Edition ($39.92 SRP), The Cowboys as a Deluxe Edition ($19.97 SRP) and True Grit as a Special Collector’s Edition ($19.99 SRP).

WHV also will debut the John Wayne Film Collection, a six-disc set (also available individually) featuring six films never before on DVD: Allegheny Uprising, Reunion in France, Tycoon, Without Reservations, Trouble Along the Way and Big Jim McLain. Retail on the Collection is $49.92 SRP, and $12.97 SRP for the individual releases.


The Films


True Grit: Special Collector’s Edition (PHE)
This classic cinematic masterpiece features Wayne in a larger-than-life performance as the drunken, uncouth and totally fearless one-eyed U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn. The role won him his only Academy Award® for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the age of 63 after 40 years of making films, and Wayne himself said that it was “my first chance to play a character role instead of John Wayne.” Called “one of the most delightful, joyous and scary movies of all time” (Roger Ebert), True Grit is a glorious adventure and American odyssey lead by Wayne, whose screen presence fully embodies his status as a star and legend. Directed by prolific filmmaker Henry Hathaway, the film also features enchanting performances by Kim Darby, Glen Campbell, Robert Duvall and Strother Martin.

Bonus features:
Commentary by Jeb Rosebrook, Bob Boze Bell and J. Stuart Rosebrook
True Writing
Working with the Duke
Aspen Gold: Locations of True Grit
The Law and the Lawless
Theatrical trailer

Rio Bravo: Special Edition and Ultimate Collectors Edition (WHV)
Director Howard Hawks lifted the Western to new heights with Red River. He does it here again, capturing the legendary West with a stellar cast in peak form. Wayne is Sheriff John T. Chance, a small-town lawman enlisting the help of a ragtag team to hold a murderer in jail until the state marshal can arrive. On one side is an army of gunmen dead-set on springing the murderous cohort from jail. On the other are Chance and his two deputies: one a recovering drunkard (Dean Martin), the other a crippled codger (Walter Brennan). Also in their ranks are an unseasoned, trigger-happy youth (Ricky Nelson) and a woman with a past (Angie Dickinson) – and her eye on Chance. Rio Bravo will feature a new digital transfer from restored picture and audio elements.


DVD Special Features:

Disc One
Remastered feature film
Commentary by John Carpenter and Richard Schickel (Renowned director Carpenter and film critic Schickel explore how this legendary Western was an extension of Hawks’ own personality and why it’s considered such an influential classic today)
Wayne trailer gallery

Disc Two
The Men Who Made the Movies: Howard Hawks (1973 documentary)
Two All New Featurettes:
Commemoration: Howard Hawks’ Rio Bravo
Old Tucson: Where the Legends Walked

Ultimate Collector’s Edition includes everything in the Rio Bravo Special Edition plus the following collectible memorabilia:
Press book
Dell comic book
Lobby cards

The Cowboys: Deluxe Edition (WHV)
This deluxe edition has been newly restored and remastered, and features a new cast/director featurette. The Cowboys gave Wayne one of his juiciest roles as a leather-tough rancher who, deserted by his regular help, hires 11 greenhorn schoolboys for a cattle drive across 400 treacherous miles. When the dust settled, Wayne had given one of his best performances. “In The Cowboys,” Rex Reed wrote, “all the forces that have made him a dominant personality as well as a major screen presence seem to combine. Old Dusty Britches can act.” Co-starring the equally memorable Roscoe Lee Browne, Colleen Dewhurst and Bruce Dern, The Cowboys was directed by Mark Rydell (On Golden Pond).

DVD Special Features:
Commentary by Mark Rydell (Director Rydell discusses how he helped his young, inexperienced cast work with screen legend Wayne)
The Cowboys: Together Again
The Breaking of Boys and the Making of Men
Theatrical Trailer

Allegheny Uprising (WHV)
Only months after his Stagecoach breakthrough, John Wayne brings his one-of-a-kind line readings and presence to the real-life role of colonial man of action James Smith. The place is Pennsylvania a decade before the American Revolution. Joined by like-minded frontiersmen, Smith intercepts trade shipments, besieges forts and risks the certain-death charge of treason against the king. Another Stagecoach alumna joins the Duke: Claire Trevor, playing a fiery barmaid eager to join the scrap against the redcoats.

Special Features:
The Bill of Rights [1939 WB short]
Land of the Midnight Fun [1939 WB cartoon]

Big Jim McLain (WHV)
All 6’4” of John Wayne plays the title role, a federal agent ferreting out subversives in Hawaii. Rallying to the cause are co-stars Nancy Olsen and Veda Ann Borg. And 6’7” James Arness (whom Wayne would later recommend to star on TV’s “Gunsmoke”) is McLain’s war-hero partner, Baxter. The documentary-style story moves swiftly, with good-natured humor peppered throughout. Pre-statehood Hawaii locales range from elite resorts to a Shinto temple and from the sunken remains of the battleship Arizona to a Molokai leper colony.

Special Features:
So You Want to Enjoy Life [1952 WB short]
The Super Snooper [1952 WB cartoon]
Theatrical Trailer

Reunion in France (WHV)
John Wayne is in straight-up heroic mode as a fugitive RAF pilot on the run from the Gestapo, and Joan Crawford (in haute couture despite the war) is Michele, the spoiled, high-society Parisian who discovers her own patriotism as she helps the airman escape his Nazi pursuers. This glossy, briskly paced thriller also stars Philip Dorn as Michele’s fiancé, an industrialist she suspects of collaborating with the Germans.

Special Features:
We Do It Because [1942 MGM short]
War Dogs [1943 MGM cartoon]
Theatrical Trailer

Trouble Along The Way (WHV)
This sports comedy-drama is directed by Michael Curtiz (Casablanca). John Wayne tackles the role of Steve Williams, a former top football coach who has been banned from the major conferences for his inability to conform and is making ends meet as a bookie. When he receives a call from likable Father Burke (Charles Coburn) with an offer to establish a football program – fast- in a last-ditch effort to save his tiny St. Anthony’s College from bankruptcy, Williams sees it as a way to prove to a Children’s Court officer (Donna Reed) that he’s a fit parent as he fights for custody of his 12 year old tomboy daughter. Of course, there’s bound to be Trouble Along the Way.

Special Features:
So You Think You Can’t Sleep [1953 WB short]
Muscle Tussle [1953 WB cartoon]
Theatrical trailer

Tycoon (WHV)
A tumultuous love story (with co-star Laraine Day), a dynamite supporting cast, horizon-spanning location filming and brilliant Technicolor make Tycoon exciting entertainment. But the biggest thrill is watching Wayne as a bold, bare-knuckled railroad honcho high above an Andean gorge in a breathless grand finale that involves a half-built bridge, an onrushing wall of water, and a locomotive with the Duke at the controls.

Special Features:
Hollywood Wonderland [1947 WB short]
Red Hot Rangers [1947 MGM cartoon]

Without Reservations (WHV)
Claudette Colbert and Wayne are a double delight in this playful, romantic comedy. Colbert plays Kit Madden, a novelist who’s heading to Hollywood to turn her bestseller about a handsome pilot into a film. On the train she meets real-life marine pilot (John Wayne), and thinks he’s the perfect man to portray her screen hero…except he thinks the whole thing is “a lot of hooey.” Their comedic rapport becomes more captivating with one misadventure after another as they make their way cross-country. Adding to the fun are surprise walk-ons from stars like Jack Benny, Cary Grant, Louella Parsons playing herself, and director Warner LeRoy.

Special Features:
I Love My Husband, But! [1946 MGM short]
Holiday for Shoestrings [1946 WB cartoon]

Also part of the promotion are 3 new DVD Collections from Paramount with a total of 14 films.

John Wayne Century Collection ($99.99 SRP) brings together 14 classic films starring John Wayne, including the new Special Collector’s Edition of True Grit and four additional Special Collector’s Editions. The films in the collection are:
The High And The Mighty Special Collector’s Edition (Adventure Collection)
Island In The Sky Special Collector’s Edition (Adventure Collection)
True Grit Special Collector’s Edition (Western Collection)
Hondo Special Collector’s Edition (Western Collection)
McLintock! Special Collector’s Edition (Western Collection)>
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Western Collection)
The Shootist (Western Collection)
Big Jake (Western Collection)
Donovan’s Reef (Adventure Collection)
In Harm’s Way (Adventure Collection)
Hatari! (Adventure Collection)
Rio Lobo (Western Collection)
The Sons Of Katie Elder (Western Collection)
El Dorado (Western Collection)

Noted in brackets are the films which make up the 2 smaller DVD collections, with the 9-film John Wayne Western Collection priced at $74.99 SRP and the 5-film John Wayne Adventure Collection priced at $42.99 SRP.
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Rio Bravo: Special Edition and Ultimate Collectors Edition (WHV)
Director Howard Hawks lifted the Western to new heights with Red River. He does it here again, capturing the legendary West with a stellar cast in peak form. Wayne is Sheriff John T. Chance, a small-town lawman enlisting the help of a ragtag team to hold a murderer in jail until the state marshal can arrive. On one side is an army of gunmen dead-set on springing the murderous cohort from jail. On the other are Chance and his two deputies: one a recovering drunkard (Dean Martin), the other a crippled codger (Walter Brennan). Also in their ranks are an unseasoned, trigger-happy youth (Ricky Nelson) and a woman with a past (Angie Dickinson) – and her eye on Chance. Rio Bravo will feature a new digital transfer from restored picture and audio elements.


DVD Special Features:

Disc One
Remastered feature film
Commentary by John Carpenter and Richard Schickel (Renowned director Carpenter and film critic Schickel explore how this legendary Western was an extension of Hawks’ own personality and why it’s considered such an influential classic today)
Wayne trailer gallery

Disc Two
The Men Who Made the Movies: Howard Hawks (1973 documentary)
Two All New Featurettes:
Commemoration: Howard Hawks’ Rio Bravo
Old Tucson: Where the Legends Walked

Ultimate Collector’s Edition includes everything in the Rio Bravo Special Edition plus the following collectible memorabilia:
Press book
Dell comic book
Lobby cards
So I guess there's no poster offer included with the Rio Bravo Ultimate Collector's Edition? I might actually want to frame that one...

I'm mildly disappointed that The Men Who Made the Movies is recycled from the Bringing Up Baby DVD. I had hoped for a new TCM documentary about Hawks -- or, more likely, Wayne.
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Hooray...great news! "Tycoon" is a vastly underrated film. Beautiful Technicolor, great supporting character actors, and a role tailored for the Duke. His character is actually a precursor to his next film, "Red River". Johnny Monroe starts out as an ambitious man, with a plan to do a job. And just like Tom Dunsen, he becomes maniacal in his pursuit of finishing the job.

Can't wait to pick up the Warner set on 5/22!
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some great stuff. can't wait
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Tycoon in Technicolor? Wow!

Absolutely a must buy. I had never seen it except in B&W, so I wasn't even aware it was filmed in color. Probably my favorite pre-50s Wayne flick. Several other earlier titles sound like must buys as well.

I'll be double-dipping on Rio Bravo, too.

Now that the Duke is getting some due, how about the King getting his. Where's the rest of Elvis' catalog?
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Looking forward to it.
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Just had a chance to watch both the True Grit SE disc and The Cowboys SE disc this past weekend. I have to say, as far as remastering goes, The Cowboys from Warner completely blows away True Grit from Paramount. The Cowboys looks unlike I've ever seen it before...like it could have been filmed yesterday. True Grit, while slightly improved over the previous version, is still not very sharp (the fuzzy red opening credits set the tone right away). I'm quite happy with the extras on both discs, but again, Warner's effort of getting some of the cast members together in a round-table discussion (including the director and the lead villain), was simply outstanding.

I was not planning on picking up the new Rio Bravo special edition DVD, but now have second thoughts, thanks to the marvelous job Warner has done with The Cowboys.
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Just had a chance to watch both the True Grit SE disc and The Cowboys SE disc this past weekend. I have to say, as far as remastering goes, The Cowboys from Warner completely blows away True Grit from Paramount. The Cowboys looks unlike I've ever seen it before...like it could have been filmed yesterday. True Grit, while slightly improved over the previous version, is still not very sharp (the fuzzy red opening credits set the tone right away). I'm quite happy with the extras on both discs, but again, Warner's effort of getting some of the cast members together in a round-table discussion (including the director and the lead villain), was simply outstanding.

I was not planning on picking up the new Rio Bravo special edition DVD, but now have second thoughts, thanks to the marvelous job Warner has done with The Cowboys.
Try to get the Ultimate Collectors Edition of Rio Bravo if you can. It's the most beautifully packaged DVD I've seen in a long time...and it even comes with a reprinted RIO BRAVO comic by Dell! I ordered it from Amazon, blind, and I'm really pleased with it.
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Very disappointed in the picture quality on Rio Bravo.
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