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|John Wayne Screen Legend Collection |
Reap the Wild Wind / Rooster Cogburn / The Hellfighters / The War Wagon / The Spoilers
Actors: John Wayne, Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard, Susan Hayward, Charles Bickford
Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
John Wayne is one of the most popular and recognizable leading men ever to hit the silver screen. Five memorable films capture his unforgettable career in the John Wayne: Screen Legend Collection. Co-starring an impressive... more »
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Michelle H. (snoozemouse) from CHEYENNE, WY
Reviewed on 6/6/2011...
I really enjoyed this collection, I had not ever seen The Spoilers, or Reap the Wild Wind. Both movies are good. My favorites are The Hellfighters and the War Wagon. The interaction between John Wayne and Kirk Douglas is priceless in the War Wagon. And, in Hellfighters, it comes so easy for John Wayne, you would think he had been fighting oil fires his entire life.
Very nice collection
Bob G | Kentucky, USA | 07/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For those wondering, I can confirm that Hellfighters, War Wagon, and Rooster Cogburn are all presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen. That makes this collection a nice improvement over the previous non-anamorphic standalone versions of those DVDs. The other features (Reap the Wild Wind and The Spoilers) are in full-frame (1.33:1) format, which I believe was their original theatrical format.
The five films come on three disks:
1. Reap the Wild Wind
2. The Spoilers and The War Wagon (both on side A)
3. Hellfighters (side A) and Rooster Cogburn (side B)
The only extras are trailers (except for Hellfighters) and some John Wayne trivia on the inside of the packaging."
Very good collection HUGE difference in quality to note!!
Richardson | Sunny California USA | 07/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
This is a collection of films that have been out on DVD...being a fan of the Duke ..I just bought it anyway. I can say I am glad already because although Universal doesn't tout this...the print of ROOSTER COGBURN is a revelation compared to the previous available editions! The previously available DVD of that fine film had noticable grain , color problems, and annoying dirt etc. The transfer/print of Rooster Cogburn on this collection is striking in its improved look ( a tribute to legendary Cinematographer Harry Stradling Jr who photographed this splendid movie). I haven't compared The War Wagon and others yet but I wouldn't be surprised if they also were an improvement. I picked this up for under $20...and 5 John Wayne films for $4 each is a no brainer...
Happy 100th Duke ..long may you ride!!
UPDATE: I just compared the War Wagon with the previously available edition and like Rooster..its a HUGE upgrade in picture quality...this set gets better and better...snap it up!"
Grab this supervalue!
W. Walker | westminster md | 09/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Not a dud film here. Includes a good share of my favorite Wayne films(even if he didn't get top billing in the two from 1942) All are in color except for "The Spoilers", which should have been, to show off Marlene Dietrich's outfits, if for no other reason. No other woman, given the opportunity, came close as the ultimate dancehall queen(I'm sure Wayne would agree). "Reap the Wild Wind" and "Rooster Cogburn", made 33 years apart, are two of my favorite Wayne movies. Wayne seemed way too old and slow to be playing his character in "The War Wagon" This was after his one lung had been removed. But, Kirk Douglas, no spring chicken himself, helped make up for the Duke's relative lethargy. I found it an entertaining film. "Hellfighters" brought home the dangers and challenges of putting out oilwell fires, which became very relevant during the first Gulf War. Sure burned up a lot of fuel in that one! The DVD quality of all was excellent. My only regret is the lack of commentary features, but I can't really quibble for the price."