John Wayne, one of the greatest Western actors of all time and an American icon, has twenty of his classic films presented to you in this value-added pack. Ride the range with The Duke, as he brings his own brand of Wester... more »n justice to the sprawling plains and burning deserts. Included: American West of John Ford, The Angel and the Badman Blue Steel Dawn Rider, The Desert Trail, The Hell Town Lawless Frontier, The Lucky Texan, The Man from Utah, The McLintock Neath the Arizona Skies Paradise Canyon Rainbow Valley Randy Rides Alone Riders of Destiny Sagebrush Trail Star Packer, The Texas Terror Trail Beyond, The West of the Divide Winds of the Wasteland« less
4/5 Rating - McLintock! - Classic John Wayne. A must if you are a John Wayne fan or you want to watch a solid old school western!
Just a caution
stevieyz19 | MI | 03/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For diehard John Wayne fans, this is a true treat. 20 movies for about .55 apiece. Granted 18 of them are 'B' westerns from Lone Star that are at times cheesy. But 2 are a couple of gems. Angel and the Badman is the first John Wayne movie I ever saw and what made me want to watch more. The other is McLintock, which is so politically incorrect regarding the roles of men and women for this day and age, but still is a hoot to watch. The only caution I have is regarding the quality of the pictures. I've watched a few of the earlier films in the package and in places the picture is bad, blurry, and jumpy. But you have to realize that the films are over 70 years old now. The fact that they are still available at all is fantastic. If you're a casual fan, I would say this is not for you. You'll get tired if you watch these films one after another of the same sets or the oddity of only one woman ever in town, who of course John always gets. If you're a avid fan, you'll treasure them, blurry pictures and all."
The Duke, But a lot or them have been edited
William L. Newman | Mesquite, Tx United States | 07/16/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I found this and jumped on it. As already stated the Lone Star movies are old and they have not been restored. [Package says Digitally remastered] The worst thing is that they have been edited. Most [not all] of the run times are from 2 to 7 minutes short. On a movie that last only 55 to 59 minutes that can change the movie. I bought this for RAINBOW VALLEY. This movie's original runtime was 52 minutes. On this DVD it runs 47 minutes. If you are trying to collect the full movie pass this by. If you don't care and want to watch some classic Duke it's a good price. Too bad they spent more on packaging it than they did on production."
Duke in the '30s
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 04/18/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The JOHN WAYNE 20 MOVIE PACK includes a bonus: "The American West Of John Ford" was a made for TV documentary about the legendary filmmaker, with alternating host duties carried out by Wayne, Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart. Filmed on-site at Monument Valley, it's easy to see the long-established camaraderie among these actors as they reminisced with their former director about his production company and days gone by. Ford was clearly looking frail and on the decline, which undoubtedly prompted this retrospective tribute.
The balance of the box set are films made prior to the Duke's breakthrough picture, 1939's "Stagecoach," his first collaboration with John Ford. These quickly-made three-reelers, once standard Saturday matinee fare, were often shown in pairs along with a serial chapter, a Three Stooges short and a few cartoons. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear...
The ROY ROGERS 20 MOVIE PACK would go great with this John Wayne collection!
. Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website.
(6.8) The American West Of John Ford (TV-1971-doc.) - John Ford/John Wayne/Henry Fonda/James Stewart/Andy Devine (cameo) (6.8) Angel And The Badman (1947) - John Wayne/Gail Russell/Harry Carey (5.5) Blue Steel (1934) - John Wayne/George 'Gabby' Hayes/Yakima Canutt (5.0) The Dawn Rider (1935) - John Wayne/Marion Burns/Yakima Canutt (in support) (5.1) The Desert Trail (1935) - John Wayne/Mary Kornman/Paul Fix (6.0) Hell Town ("Born To The West") (1937) - John Wayne/Marsha Hunt (4.7) The Lawless Frontier (1934) - John Wayne/George "Gabby" Hayes (5.6) The Lucky Texan (1934) - John Wayne/George "Gabby" Hayes (5.0) The Man From Utah (1934) - John Wayne/George "Gabby" Hayes (7.2) McLintock! (1963) - John Wayne/Maureen O'Hara/Stefanie Powers (5.3) 'Neath The Arizona Skies (1934) - John Wayne/Sheila Terry/Yakima Canutt (in support) (5.0) Paradise Canyon (1935) - John Wayne/Marion Burns/Yakima Canutt (in support) (5.5) Rainbow Valley (1935) - John Wayne/Lucile Browne/George 'Gabby' Hayes (5.7) Randy Rides Alone (1934) - John Wayne/George "Gabby" Hayes (5.8) Riders Of Destiny (1933) - John Wayne/George "Gabby" Hayes (5.1) Sagebrush Trail (1933) - John Wayne/Nancy Shubert/Yakima Canutt (5.6) The Star Packer (1934) - John Wayne, George "Gabby" Hayes (5.0) Texas Terror (1935) - John Wayne/George "Gabby" Hayes (5.5) The Trail Beyond (1934) - John Wayne/Verna Hillie/Noah Beery/Noah Beery Jr. (5.8) West Of The Divide (1934) - John Wayne/George "Gabby" Hayes (6.0) Winds Of The Wasteland (1936) - John Wayne/Phyllis Cerf"
For the price they are still not very good,better collection
John D. Page | usa | 04/25/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"these collection of the duke's early movies are not the best transfers out there. they are blury and the pops and lines in the picture and sound are really bad. check out other collections and you'll find better copies."
1 Yellow Truck | Richmond, VA | 08/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think that for the age of these movies this is what I would expect. I had seen some bad reviews about this and almost didn't get it. However my Dad is all about John Wayne so I got it for him. I think it's as good as it should be. Wonderful price and well as far as the movies looking old... They should! I wouldn't want some one to go in and touch them up. These are old and sould have the look and feel of a well worn movie. It's not like you can't see it or hear it because you can. It just has that feel of comfort that you would get from curling up on the sofa to watch a good-ol' western. And that's what I wanted when I got it was a good-ol' western full of John Wayne."