John Wayne-John Ford Film Collection (1939-1957)
3xDVD9 + 7xDVD5 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 4:3 or 16:9 | Scans | 902 mins | 47,84 Gb
Audio: English; French (for details see below) | Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Genre: Western, War, Drama, Classics | Ultimate Special Edition
The John Wayne/John Ford Film Collection boxes together eight films from a star-and-director team rivaled only by Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune, or Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, Maybe. Revisiting the set - which, even with its major omissions, gathers the lion's share of the Wayne/Ford collaborations - it's tough to consider any rivals. The liberal Ford and the conservative Wayne had nothing in common politically, but artistically, they're perfectly in sync. WHV now introduces a ten-disc set featuring eight of the team's finest collaborations: The Searchers: Ultimate Collector's Edition (1956), Stagecoach: Special Edition (1939), Fort Apache (1948), The Long Voyage Home (1940), Wings of Eagles (1957), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1948), They Were Expendable (1945), 3 Godfathers (1948).