The John Wayne Cavalry Pack DVD Box Set
Originally scheduled for release back on the 22nd October 2001 (our original news piece can be found here) Universal put this title on hold but the The John Ford Cavalry Trilogy Boxset is now back on the schedule with a 25th March 2002 release date and an RRP of £39.99. The original details are as follows...
The John Ford Cavalry Trilogy Boxset will feature three stunning John Ford westerns - Fort Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Rio Grande. All three star John Wayne in the leading role. The first of the trilogy - Fort Apache - pits Fonda against Wayne. Fonda plays Colonel Thursday, a stubborn and bitter leader posted to command a small fort deep in Indian territory. Wayne's stubborn Captain York is an excellent foil to Fonda's inexperience in dealing with the Apaches as the head towards the inevitable confrontation. This DVD will feature a 4:3 transfer and mono sound along with the film synopsis as an extra.
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon sees Wayne playing Captain Nathan Cutting Brittles, a highly experienced officer due for retirement. He is given an order to accompany the daughter of his Major to the Post station, a task he's outwardly opposed to. Upon their arrival they discover the Post station has been destroyed and the inhabitants killed by the native Indians. The extras on this one include a photo gallery, original trailers and a John Wayne filmography. The transfer a 4:3 full frame with mono sound.
Finally, Rio Grande rounds off the trilogy. Office Kirby (Wayne) runs an outpost on the Rio Grande training new recruits. One of the young trainees turns out to be his son, who he has not seen for 15 years. This one features a making-of documentary, picture galleries and another Wayne filmography. The picture is 4:3 full frame and the sound is mono.