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Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of the Errol Flynn Westerns collection on 26th August 2008 priced at $49.92 SRP. WHV continues its year-long 85th anniversary celebration by saluting one of the studio’s very-own legendary greats – Errol Flynn. Despite his Tasmanian roots and elegant British diction, Flynn made an ideal all-American cowboy. With his steely gaze, lean frame and understated humor, he tamed the West in eight thrilling sagebrush sagas. WHV presents four of Flynn’s classic “oaters” making their DVD debuts and available exclusively as a collection.

Montana (1950)
The star heads for the wide-open spaces of Montana in this adventure saga about a bitter range war. Errol Flynn plays an Australian transplant looking to buy grazing land. But the cattle-raising locals won’t sell to interlopers, especially one they consider the most contemptible excuse for a human being ever to cross the Great Plains: a sheep rancher. Flynn’s San Antonio co-star Alexis Smith is a flame-haired beauty with an eye for the newcomer…until she learns his occupation. In time, she’ll put aside her disdain for the handsome stranger.

Special Features:

  • Vintage Newsreel
  • Warner Night at the Movies 1950 Short Subjects Gallery
  • Joe McDoakes Comedy Short: So You Want a Raise
  • Classic Cartoon: It’s Hummer Time
  • Trailers of Montana and 1950’s Chain Lightning
  • Bonus Gallery of Santa Fe Trail Series Western Shorts: Oklahoma Outlaws, Wagon Wheels West and Gun to Gun

Rocky Mountain (1950)
Errol Flynn saddles up for his final Western starring as Confederate Captain Barstow in a brawny tale directed by William Keighley (co-director of Flynn’s The Adventures of Robin Hood) and filmed wholly in the rugged environs of Gallup, New Mexico. Co-star Patrice Wymore became Mrs. Flynn weeks before the film’s release. And drawling character actor Slim Pickens (Blazing Saddles) makes his debut as one of Captain Barstow’s men.

Special Features:
  • Commentary by biographer Thomas McNulty [McNulty looks at Flynn’s career, his unique qualities as a Western hero and his romance with costar Patrice Wymore.]
  • Warner Night at the Movies 1950 Short Subjects Gallery
  • Vintage Newsreel
  • Trailers of Rocky Mountain and The Breaking Point
  • Bonus Gallery of Santa Fe Trail Series Western Shorts: Roaring Guns, Wells Fargo Days and Trial by Trigger
  • Classic Cartoon: Two’s a Crowd
  • Joe McDoakes Comedy Short So You Want to Move

San Antonio (1945)
San Antonio features blazing action in Technicolor® (a rip snorting saloon gunfight), suspense (a tense showdown in the granddaddy of Texas monuments, the Alamo) and a beautiful girl (Alexis Smith as a sultry songbird) to add romantic luster to the heroics.

Special Features:
  • Warner Night at the Movies 1945 Short Subjects Gallery:
  • Vintage Newsreel
  • OscarÒ-Nominated* Vitaphone Varieties Short Story of a Dog
  • Vintage Shorts: Frontier Days and Peeks at Hollywood
  • Classic Cartoons: A Tale of Two Mice and Wagon Heels
  • Trailers of San Antonio and The Corn Is Green

Virginia City (1940)
In his second Western, Errol Flynn again teams with Dodge City director Michael Curtiz to play an undercover Union officer determined to stop a gold-laden train rolling to Dixie. Randolph Scott is a Johnny Reb ramrodding the shipment, Miriam Hopkins is a beguiling spy, Humphrey Bogart is a pencil-mustached desperado, and pioneering stuntman Yakima Canutt pulls off a daring stagecoach feat.

Special Features:
  • Commentary by historian Frank Thompson [Thompson discusses this all-star collaboration with Flynn, Humphrey Bogart, Randolph Scott and Miriam Hopkins, and the challenges faced by director Michael Curtiz throughout production.]
  • Warner Night at the Movies 1940 Short Subjects Gallery
  • Vintage Newsreel
  • TechnicolorÒ Shorts: Cinderella’s Feller and The Flag of Humanity
  • 1936 WB Short: The Light Brigade Rides Again
  • Classic Cartoons: Cross Country Detours and Confederate Honey
  • Trailers of Virginia City and A Dispatch from Reuters

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