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The Big Trail SE & Fox Western Collection in May

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of a Fox Western Classics Collection and The Big Trail: Fox Grandeur Special Edition on 13th May 2008. The 1930 film that put icon John Wayne on the map, director Raoul Walsh’s The Big Trail: Fox Grandeur Special Edition debuts on two discs in its original 70mm widescreen version along with standard full screen, featuring historian commentary, documentaries and more. Preserved in the National Film Registry by the United States Library of Congress, this historical classic follows Wayne as brave leader Breck Coleman who guides hundreds of settlers in covered wagons from the Mississippi River to their destiny out West.

The Fox Western Classics Collection features three DVDs riding into town for the first time; Garden of Evil, Rawhide and The Gunfighter, fully restored, meticulously re-mastered and offering new special features.

Retail is $19.98 SRP each. Other Fox western classics - In Old Arizona, The Culpepper Cattle Co. and Brigham Young: Frontiersman - will also receive a price cut to $9.98 SRP on the same day.

The Big Trail: Fox Grandeur Special Edition
In this sweeping pioneer adventure, a courageous young scout (Wayne) leads hundreds of settlers across treacherous cliffs, through brutal snowstorms, Indian attacks and buffalo stampedes to their destiny out West. Along the way, he loses his heart to a beautiful pioneer woman (Marguerite Churchill) and never stops trying to win her love. Tyrone Power co-stars in this visually spectacular epic.

Digitally restored and re-mastered from the original 70mm widescreen presentation as well as in full-frame standard frame, English Stereo and English and Spanish subtitles, The Big Trail: Fox Grandeur Special Edition features:

  • Commentary with film historian/author Richard Schickel on the 70mm widescreen presentation
  • The Creation of John Wayne
  • Raoul Walsh: A Man in His Time
  • The Big Vision: The Grandeur Process
  • The Making of The Big Trail
  • Galleries
    • Publicity
    • Original Posters
    • Pressbook Gallery
  • Trailers

Garden of Evil
An extraordinary cast headed by Gary Cooper, Richard Widmark, Cameron Mitchell and Susan Hayward star in a suspenseful action-thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until its riveting climax!

Directed by Henry Hathaway and shot in gorgeous CinemaScope on location in the lava fields of Mexico, Garden of Evil is a captivating journey through the dark heart of man that is sure to leave you changed forever.

When a ship carrying three American fortune hunters strands them in Mexico, fate deals them a great hand – from the bottom of the deck. In exchange for a fat payday, they must journey into the heart of evil to rescue a trapped miner. With death surrounding them and murderous Apache warriors at their heels, it will take all their cunning, ingenuity and bravery to escape with their payday – and their lives.

Digitally restored and re-mastered in full-frame in English, Garden Of Evil features:
  • Commentary by Nick Redman, Steven Smith, John Morgan and William Stromberg
  • Travels of a Gunslinger: The Making of Garden Of Evil
  • Henry Hathaway: When The Going Gets Tough…
  • Restoration comparisons

From acclaimed director Henry Hathaway comes this riveting thriller. Screen legend Tyrone Power eschews his usual heroic persona to give a riveting performance as a mild-mannered mule herder, who finds himself in a battle of wits with a dangerous posse of outlaws.

With a band of outlaws on the loose, stationmaster Sam Todd (Edgar Buchanan) and his tenderfoot underling Tom Owens (Tyrone Power) force bombshell Vinnie Holt (Susan Hayward) and her infant niece off an incoming coach to wait in the safety of the station until law can be restored. But when the murderous bunch arrives to take control of the station, it will be up to the mild-mannered Owens to outsmart the outlaws before they can execute their deadly plans.

Digitally restored and re-mastered in full-frame in English, Rawhide features:
  • Susan Hayward: Hollywood’s Straight Shooter
  • Shot It in Lone Pine!
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Restoration comparisons
  • Still gallery

The Gunfighter
Gregory Peck stars as Jimmy Ringo, a notorious killer and the deadliest shot in the Old West. Though his appetite for bloodletting has waned, Jimmy is forced to stay on the run by young gunners determined to shoot him down. After killing an upstart in self-defense, he escapes from the boy’s vengeful brothers to the nearby town of Cayenne. There, he hopes to convince his estranged wife (Helen Westcott) to resume their life together, but his arrival causes a sensation. With more young bucks gunning for him, Ringo’s fate lies within the hands of the sheriff (Millard Mitchell), his old bandit partner.

Digitally restored and re-mastered in full-frame in English, The Gunfighter features:
  • Trailers for Bravados, Broken Lace, Drums Along The Mohawk and Warlock
  • Theatrical trailer

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