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Time to put up your Dukes! (DVDs, that is!)
John Wayne: The Epic Collection Debuts -Now Shipping!
DVD Collection Of 40 Warner And Parmount Films Is Largest John Wayne Box Set Ever
Includes Hours Of Special Features And Remarkable Memorabilia
Amazon Buyers Get Exclusive Wayne Belt Buckle
Here is the original press release from earlier this year:
Burbank, Calif., February 24, 2014 -- To commemorate one of America’s most iconic film heroes, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will introduce a comprehensive new DVD set -- John Wayne: The Epic Collection -- on May 20. The spring release, just in time for Father’s Day gift-giving ($149.98 Srp), will contain 38 discs with 40 Wayne films (full list below), including The Searchers, once called one of the most influential movies in American history and the film for which Wayne won his Best Actor Academy Award®, True Grit (1969). The collection comes packaged in a handsome book with »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
In John Ford’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), it is remarked that, “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” This seems especially apt when it comes to the treatment of the Arizona city Tombstone and the historic western yarn of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, the renowned confrontation between the Clantons on one side and the Earps with John “Doc” Holliday on the other. This famous battle, lasting all of about 30 seconds, took place the afternoon of Oct. 26, 1881, and in recalling this skirmish, multiple variations and interpretations have resulted in a cinematic legend in the making, with repeated appearances of its setting, characters, and actions. When the dust settles, one of the greatest depictions of the event, its decisive individuals, and the surrounding area and occurrences (true or false »
- Jeremy Carr
Amazon's best-selling titled "John Wayne: The Epic Collection" is on sale this week at an astounding 54% off. That means you save $80 on this massive DVD collector's set that includes 38 of the Duke's classic movies. Also included are bonus collectibles and a Duke belt buckle available exclusively through this Amazon deal.
Below is the original press release from Warner Home Video pertaining to the set's debut on Father's Day.
Burbank, Calif., February 24, 2014 -- To commemorate one of America’s most iconic film heroes, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will introduce a comprehensive new DVD set -- John Wayne: The Epic Collection -- on May 20. The spring release, just in time for Father’s Day gift-giving ($149.98 Srp), will contain 38 discs with 40 Wayne films (full list below), including The Searchers, once called one of the most influential movies in American history and the film for which Wayne won his Best Actor Academy »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
The 2014 Viennale gets underway on October 23rd and runs to November 6th. The festival has published a preview of their lineup:
Frank (Lenny Abrahamson)
Winter Sleep (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
Two Day, One Night (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
Li'l Quinguin (Bruno Demont)
Hard to Be a God (Aeksej German)
The Last Summer of the Rich (Peter Kern)
The Kindergarten Teacher (Nadav Lapid)
Sorrow and Joy (Nils Malmros)
Suddarth (Richie Mehta)
Force Majeure (Ruben Ostlund)
I'm Not Him (Tayfun Pirselimoglu)
A Proletarian Winter's Tale (Julian Radlmaier)
The Tribe (Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy)
Why Don't You Play in Hell? »
Director: Brett Ratner; Screenwriters: Ryan Condal, Evan Spiliotopoulos; Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Irina Shayk, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Joseph Fiennes, Rebecca Ferguson, Rufus Sewell; Running time: 98 mins; Certificate: 12A
"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."
Believe it or not, the above quote from John Ford's 1962 Western The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance applies tellingly to Brett Ratner's fresh take on Hercules. Despite having the larger-than-life figure of Dwayne Johnson fronting the endeavour, it moves quickly to puncture the myth surrounding the Greek hero and root itself in some kind of tangible reality.
Those legendary twelve labours? Total bulls**t, tall tales weaved by Reece Ritchie's Iolaus to turn a mortal into a legend and strike fear into the hearts of those who oppose him. This Hercules is a man fleeing from a traumatic past, leading a team of outcasts (among them Rufus Sewell, »
There is no studio that times their releases more perfectly than Warner Bros. Around the end-of-year holidays there will be gift sets for films like “Elf” and “Willy Wonka.” Near Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, you can expect gift-appropriate releases.
And, of course, they always bring out the war movies and Westerns for Father’s Day in June. This year’s gift idea is a beauty, a massive 40-film, career-spanning set of films starring the legendary John Wayne. From 1932’s “Big Stampede” to 1976’s “The Shootist,” there’s a bit of everything for Wayne fans in here, but more for those who like war movies and Westerns.
We don’t need to go through them all but highlights include “Rio Bravo,” “El Dorado,” “The Searchers,” “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” “True Grit,” “How the West Was Won,” “Fort Apache,” “Donovan’s Reef,” and “Hatari!” Some Wayne »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
In A Million Ways to Die in the West, Seth MacFarlane (Albert) tells the tale and plays the lead in the story of a soft man in hard times who is trying to figure out how to escape this godforsaken frontier that seems to be trying to kill him and everyone else in it. He's a sheep farmer with a fickle girlfriend Louise (Amanda Seyfried) leaves him when he backs out of a gun fight, Alex feels like a chump. But when a mysterious and beautiful gunslinger named Anna (Charlize Theron) rides into town, she helps Albert begin to find his courage and they start to fall un unexpected love. When Anna's husband, Clinch Leatherwood (Liam Neeson) a notorious outlaw arrives seeking revenge on the man whom he thinks has made a dishonest woman of Anna. Reluctantly Albert must now put his newfound courage to the test in a one man left standing gunfight. »
- Fernando Esquivel
If you’re a fan of Westerns and/or John Wayne, you’ll want to pay close attention. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment just released a massive DVD box set titled John Wayne: The Epic Collection that features a whopping 40 John Wayne films, and we here at Collider have been provided with one copy of the collection to give away to a lucky reader. The set includes a number of iconic John Wayne films, including The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, True Grit, Rio Bravo, The Shootist, and many more, as well as hours of bonus features like commentaries, documentaries, vintage shorts, and featurettes. Moreover, the box set comes complete with a coffee table book, personal correspondence, script pages, and more. If you’re not a huge Wayne fan yourself, this DVD collection would sure make for an excellent Father’s Day gift. Hit the jump to see »
- Adam Chitwood
Blu-ray Release Date: May 13, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time
The 1961 Western Two Rode Together directed by John Ford (Drums Along the Mohawk) and starring James Stewart (Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation) and Richard Widmark (Twilight’s Last Gleaming) makes its Blu-ray debut from Twilight Time next month!
Two Rode Together offers the great Stewart’s first appearance in a film from the legendary Ford (the pair would later go on to the likes of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance). The result is a tough revisionist Western about a cynical frontier marshal (Stewart) who teams with a cavalry officer (Widmark) to rescue a group of long-held white captives from a band of redoubtable Comanche.
As Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, »
The road to Oscar is famously paved with a jam-packed itinerary of press conferences, buzzy soirees and kudos fests galore, but none of this fazes first-time supporting actress nominee June Squibb, for whom this seasonal carousel of champagne cocktails and clicking cameras feels like “a natural thing.”
“I tend to be pretty relaxed,” says the plucky octogenarian star of Alexander Payne’s best picture candidate “Nebraska.” “At this phase of my life I’ve gone through so many changes and ways of doing things that I just sort of roll with the punches; I don’t really plan anything.
“With my career in acting, I never knew where I was going to be practically from day to day. I could get a phone call and be off thousands of miles away the next day and my family got used to it. I truly never know what the future holds. I »
- Malina Saval
There’s probably no older musical tradition than that of the story-song. Since the dawn of time, minstrels and balladeers have written and sung songs that recited history, immortalised tall tales, and provided a way to make sure that timeless stories would never be forgotten.
The tradition of the story song has endured throughout the centuries. The idea of using music to enhance a story is one that continues to entice singers and songwriters. The stories that lie at the centre of such songs are fondly remembered by all who hear them; ask any country music fan to tell the story behind “A Boy Named Sue” or a rock fan to summarise “Born In The U.S.A.” and you’ll get a perfect recitation.
With Hollywood’s constant pursuit of well-known properties to adapt into films, you’d think that story songs would be well-tapped as film material. That’s not the case, »
- Alan Howell
11 items from 2014
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