directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
USA 19
65

Born into the Ford/Wayne axis as the son of Victor, McLaglen was steeped in Western lore from an early age, and graduated through teleseries like Gunsmoke and Have Gun - Will Travel to a string of features hymning the old generic simplicities in their twilight. His features with Wayne tended to be as reactionary as the Duke himself (a predilection subsequently confirmed in work like The Wild Geese), but this effort about O'Hara's attempts to cross a Hereford bull with Texas longhorn stock is innocuously banal. And the human supporting cast just about make it worthwhile.

Excerpt from TimeOut Film Guide located HERE.

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Theatrical Release: February 2nd, 1966 - Fort Worth, Texas

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DVD Comparison:

Universal (Westerns Collection) - Region 1 - NTSC vs. Universal (James Stewart - The Western Collection) - Region 1 - NTSC

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Distribution Universal (Westerns Collection) Home Video - Region 1 - NTSC Universal (Stewart Western Collection) - Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 1:36:39  1:36:39 
Video 2.35:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.56 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s
2.35:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.56 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate:

Original

Bitrate:

Stewart Boxset

Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0)  English (Dolby Digital 2.0) 
Subtitles English (CC), Spanish, French, None English (CC), Spanish, French, None
Features

Release Information:
Studio: Universal (Westerns Collection) Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio 2.35:1

Edition Details:

• Theatrical trailer (2:11)

DVD Release Date: May 6th, 2003
Keep Case
Chapters: 20

Release Information:
Studio: Universal (Westerns Collection) Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio 2.35:1

Edition Details:

• Theatrical  trailer - 2:11

set contains - Destry Rides Again / Winchester 73 / Bend of the River / The Far Country / Night Passage / The Rare Breed

DVD Release Date: May 20th, 2008

Slim transparent Case (6 inside box)
Chapters:
20

 

Comments:

ADDITION: James Stewart - The Western Collection contains Destry Rides Again / Winchester 73 / Bend of the River / The Far Country / Night Passage and The Rare Breed. These two Rare Breed editions are exactly the same - same 2003-dated VOB files. The only difference is that the cover is now a transparent slimcase with black and white art.

I'd VERY high on this James Stewart - The Western Collection - we've reviewed/compared all titles now (links in paragraph above). For these six western gems the price amounts to $5 a piece which is really a ridiculous deal. Strongly recommended!    



 

ON THE ORIGINAL RELEASE: This is what we call a 3/4's film - above average - but by no means a masterpiece. Strong performances and beautifully shot the story has some weak moments and is certainly not of the macho-western variety with a less than engaging storyline. Still very much worth a viewing for both Stewart fans and western aficionados.

Magnificent, clean image -  un-manipulated with original  colors. Possibly the best of the Universal Western Collection. Progressive, anamorphic, original 2.35 aspect ratio - original audio and excellent subtitles. What we are missing are some extras. The original trailer has become common place for an addition here, but more is always hoped for. Again, the price is right and the image is worth every penny. out of     

Gary W. Tooze

 

 


James Stewart - The Western Collection package
 



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NOTE: the editions are exactly the same (aside from a new slim case cover and black and white art!)

 

 


NOTE: the editions are exactly the same (aside from a new slim case cover and black and white art!)

 

 


NOTE: the editions are exactly the same (aside from a new slim case cover and black and white art!)

 

 


NOTE: the editions are exactly the same (aside from a new slim case cover and black and white art!)

 

 


NOTE: the editions are exactly the same (aside from a new slim case cover and black and white art!)

 

 


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