Sunday, May 04, 2008

Coming to DVD: Warner Western Classics

August 26 is shaping up as one of the best days of the year for classic movies being released on DVD.

Along with HOW THE WEST WAS WON, which I posted about yesterday, there is a wonderful 6-film boxed set being released that date, Warner Western Classics.

The set includes three Robert Taylor Westerns, which is cause enough for me to buy it, but the movies also feature Richard Widmark, William Holden, and Gregory Peck. The films' leading ladies include Eleanor Parker (two movies), Julie London, and Eva Marie Saint.

The movies include three films reviewed here in recent months: SADDLE THE WIND, MANY RIVERS TO CROSS, and ESCAPE FROM FORT BRAVO.

The other films are THE LAW AND JAKE WADE, the 1960 remake of CIMARRON, and THE STALKING MOON. I recently taped THE LAW AND JAKE WADE and CIMARRON but haven't watched them yet, so I will probably be recording over those and seeing them on DVD instead.

The set will have no extras other than trailers.

August 26th is also the release date for a set of Errol Flynn Westerns and a second volume of Alice Faye musicals. More on those in the future!

May 7th Update: DVD Times (subject link) has updated their post with cover art for each individual title, so be sure to take a look if you're interested in this set. It's a beauty.


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