Monday, March 2, 2015

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Announces Three John Wayne Westerns For Blu-ray On June 2

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
John Wayne will be getting the hi-def treatment on June 2 courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment with the Blu-ray debut of a trio of his classic Westerns.

Available for the first time in this format will be director Howard Hawks’ 1959 film release Rio Bravo, which teamed John Wayne with an all-star cast that includes Dean Martin, Angie Dickinson, Ricky Nelson, Ward Bond and Walter Brennan as Stumpy.

The Train Robbers, released in 1973, was written and directed by Burt Kennedy and teamed John Wayne with Ann-Margret, the late Rod Taylor, Ben Johnson, Bobby Vinton and Christopher George.

And lastly we have director Andrew V. McLaglen’s 1973 film release of Cahill: U.S. Marshall, which saw John Wayne in conflict with his young sons (played by Gary Grimes and Clay O’Brien), with outlaw Abe Fraser (George Kennedy) exploiting this riff to his deadly advantage.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
These three John Wayne Westerns will be available as individual SKUs (the SRP is set at $14.98 each) or as part of a five-film Blu-ray collection titled John Wayne Westerns Film Collection — the SRP is $54.98 and the other two films included in the mix are Fort Apache and The Searchers (that works out to just ten dollars for these two previously released John Wayne Westerns).

Lastly, June 2 is also the street date for both DVD (three-discs) and Blu-ray (two-discs) sets of Falling Skies: The Complete Fourth Season.   Bonus features include cast interviews and a Comic Con panel video session.

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