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The John Wayne Legendary Heroes Collection in May

Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of The John Wayne Legendary Heroes Collection for 3rd May 2005. Featuring five classic films from the larger-than-life American hero including Blood Alley, McQ, The Sea Chase, Tall in the Saddle and The Train Robbers, all will be available on DVD for the first time. The films will be available individually for $14.97 SRP while the boxed set will sell for $49.92 SRP.

Details of The John Wayne Legendary Heroes Collection Films

Blood Alley (1955) – An American seafarer patrolling the South Seas is asked by the daughter of a missionary doctor killed by the Communists to help transport the citizens of a small Chinese town to freedom in Hong Kong. This action-adventure based on A. S. Fleischman’s novel, marks the first on-screen pairing of movie legends John Wayne and Lauren Bacall.

DVD special features include:
  • Newsreel footage
    • The Hollywood Foreign Press Honors John Wayne
    • Crusade for Freedom
    • John Wayne and The Legion Poppy Sale (silent clip)
    • Air Force Honors the Cast of Blood Alley
  • 1955 Promos on Blood Alley – Wayne discusses how he made it into the movies; "the monster” of movie land; the Mitchell BNC camera and his use of his home movie camera to capture scenes while on Blood Alley
  • John Wayne trailer gallery

McQ (1974) – John Wayne forcefully enforces the law in this high-velocity thriller that’s a revenge western set in the big city. Police Lieutenant Lon McQ (Wayne) investigates the killing of his best friend and uncovers corrupt elements of the police department dealing in confiscated drugs. Directed by John Sturges (Ice Station Zebra, The Magnificent Seven), McQ also stars Eddie Albert (Roman Holiday) and Colleen Dewhurst (Annie Hall, Dying Young).

DVD special features include:
  • Featurette
  • John Wayne trailer gallery

The Sea Chase (1955) –John Wayne and Lana Turner are a formidable romantic team in this harrowing adventure directed by Academy Award-nominee John Farrow (Wake Island). Sea captain Kal Erhlich (Wayne) is an anti-Nazi German freighter captain at the outset of World War II attempting to sail his ship from Australia to the North Sea rather than risk internment. Both Allied and German ships follow in pursuit, while Erhlich battles storms, sharks, and romances.

DVD special features include:
  • John Wayne trailer gallery

Tall in the Saddle (1944) – In this fast-paced entertaining western, John Wayne stars as Rocklin, a cowboy who upon arriving at a ranch to work as a cowhand finds his employer was just murdered. Although he has no friends, and no money, Rocklin stays in town, intent on tracking the killers and uncovering a plan to inherit the dead employer’s riches.

DVD special features include:
  • John Wayne trailer gallery

The Train Robbers (1973) – The action never stops in this western starring John Wayne, Ann-Margret and Ricardo Montalban. A gunhand named Lane (Wayne) is hired by a widow, Mrs. Lowe (Ann-Margret), to find gold stolen by her husband so that she may return it and start fresh. However, once they cross the border into Mexico to recover the loot, they discover two very different pursuers: a large group of bandidos and a lone horseman (Montalban), both of whom know their every move.

DVD special features include:
  • Two featurettes:
    • Working with a Western Legend – an inside look at Wayne with stuntmen Jerry Gatlin, Dean Smith and Terry Leonard
    • The Wayne Train
  • John Wayne trailer gallery

Invididual package and box set artwork follows...

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