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Paramount UK John Wayne 100th Anniversary Releases

This May to mark the 100th anniversary of John Wayne’s birth Paramount, the home of John Wayne and his production company Batjac, is releasing a number of John Wayne titles– both those which he starred in and those produced by his production company Batjac.

The collection features four Special Editions and several other titles all due for release on UK Region 2 DVD on 14th May 2007.

The High and The Mighty (Special Edition) - John Wayne stars as a washed-up pilot who must guide a damaged airliner to safety in this forerunner to modern disaster movies.

Special Edition Extras include:

  • Introduction by Leonard Maltin
  • Commentary by Leonard Maltin, William A Wellman, Pedro Gonzales-Gonzales and Vincent Longo
  • The Batjac Story
  • Stories from the Set
  • On Director William A Wellman
  • The Music and World of Dimitri Tiomkin
  • Restoring a Classic
  • A Place in Film History
  • Ernest K. Gann- Adventure, Author and Artist
  • Flying in the Fifties
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Trailer
  • Batjac Montage
  • The High and Mighty Premier Footage
  • Photo Gallery

Hondo (Special Edition) - Geraldine Page (nominated for an Oscar for her role) and Ward Bond join Wayne in this adaptation of a Louis L'Amour story about a half-breed Cavalry dispatch rider who protects a woman and her son living amidst warring Apaches.

Special Edition Extras include:
  • Commentary by Leonard Maltin, Western Historian Frank Thompson, and Actor Lee Aaker
  • A Special Introduction by Leonard Maltin
  • The Making of Hondo
  • Profile: James Edward Grant
  • The John Wayne Stock Company: Ward Bond
  • From the Batjac Vaults
  • The Apache
  • Photo Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Batjac Teaser

McLintock! (Special Edition)Wayne stars as cattle rancher George Washington McLintock who spars with his wife (Maureen O'Hara), their daughter (Stefanie Powers) and greedy land-grabbers in this hilarious western comedy.

Special Edition Extras include:
  • Commentaries by Leonard Maltin, Frank Thomson, Maureen O’Hara, Stefanie Powers, Michael Wayne, Andrew McLaglen
  • Special Introduction by Leonard Maltin
  • The Batjac Story: The Legacy
  • Michael Wayne. Maureen O’Hara and Stefanie Powers Remember “McLintock!”
  • A Good Ol’ Fashioned Fight
  • The Corset: Don’t Leave Home Without One!
  • 2-Minute Fight School
  • Photo Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Batjac Teaser

Island In the Sky (Special Edition) - Wayne is the pilot of a transport plane that crashes in the remote reaches of sub-Arctic Canada. As he struggles to keep his stranded crew alive in the deadly conditions, a rescue team desperately searches for them in the vast snow-covered wilderness.

Special Edition Extras include:
  • Introduction by Leonard Maltin
  • Commentary by Leonard Maltin, William Wellman, Jr., Darryl Hickman, James Lydon and Vincent Longo
  • Dooley's Down: The Making of Island In The Sky
  • Ernest K. Gann - Adventurer, Author & Artist
  • Flight School - The Art of Aerial Photography
  • The John Wayne Stock Company: Harry Carey, Jr.
  • Flying For Uncle Sam
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Newsreel Footage of Premiere
  • Introduction to Gunsmoke TV Promo
  • Batjac Montage
  • Photo Gallery

Also released are several other titles, presumably without extras as none are listed. They are: 7 Men from Now, Plunder of the Sun, The Man in the Vault, Track of the Cat and Ring of Fear.

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