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The Alamo
The Alamo
Actors: Laurence Harvey, Richard Widmark, John Wayne, Frankie Avalon, Patrick Wayne
Director: John Wayne
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Drama, Military & War
NR     2000     2hr 47min

John Wayne produces, directs and stars in this "bigger than life" (Life) chronicle of one ofthe most remarkable events in American history. At the Alamoa crumbling adobe mission185 exceptional men joined together in a sacr...  more »

     

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Actors: Laurence Harvey, Richard Widmark, John Wayne, Frankie Avalon, Patrick Wayne
Director: John Wayne
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Drama, Military & War
Sub-Genres: John Wayne, Westerns, Drama, Military & War
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 12/19/2000
Original Release Date: 10/24/1960
Theatrical Release Date: 10/24/1960
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 2hr 47min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: Spanish, French

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Member Movie Reviews

Kathy H. (kate54) from SAINT LOUIS, MO
Reviewed on 5/30/2013...
I love John Wayne. This is one of my favorite ones, Except when everyone gets killed. I loved the movie.
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Kelly A. (mrsjja) from DIXON, IL
Reviewed on 4/28/2011...
great movie, good quality, hubby is a huge john wayne fan so he loved this surprise!
Rebecca S. (redrose) from MARIPOSA, CA
Reviewed on 7/21/2010...
Director John Wayne took pains to make this movie historically correct as possible. It is not the typical Wayne western, but rather a very good historical drama.
David P S. from MOLENA, GA
Reviewed on 10/9/2009...
Good movie but did not like the ending

Movie Reviews

Not the Director's Version
Michael S. Grant | Toluca Lake, CA United States | 12/19/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I want to warn others not to make the mistake I did. This is not that beautiful director's cut which was issued on Laser and VHS. If that is what you are looking for, WAIT. I am completely in awe why the studio would release the trimmed down version of this film on DVD!Please please release the 202 minute version."
DVD Disappointment
Ken Andrew EPM Production | West Linton, Scotland | 01/20/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Having the VHS version of this wonderful movie with surround sound and the director's cut I looked forward to the DVD being released. Unfortunately, the distributors have short changed all of us here by releasing the short version of the film with 2 Channel Stereo and no Overture, Intermission or Exit Music. Come on guys, look at what the VHS offers in content. Surely the DVD should be just as good or better!!!!!"
THE DVD, A DISAPPOINTMENT
David Mckee | Redwood Valley, CA USA | 03/30/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Since I already have the laser disc (full directors cut),I could hardly wait for the DVD. I was shocked to find that the DVD was the standard theater release, with the entrance,intermission, and exit music missing, not to mention the aspect ratio was not 2:35 to 1, but around 2:25 to 1, and even the Making Of The Alamo featurette had been edited. What a disappointment! During the final battle the sound dropped noticably. It is ashamed with such an excellent print available to MGM, that they decided to release this version. As a John Wayne fan, I have always enjoyed the movie, even though historically it is highly inacurate. Music is tops by Dimitri Tiomkin, and supporting cast are excellent. John Waynes Alamo still stands to this day in Bracketville Texas, and can be visited. All left standing as a monument to his effort."