WHV Press Release: Fort Apache (Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Fort Apache, acclaimed for pairing one of the greatest director-star combinations in Hollywood history, gets the Warner Home Video Blu-ray treatment.


    Roughhouse camaraderie, sentimental vignettes of frontier life, massive action sequences staged in Monument Valley – all are part of FortApache. So is Ford’s exploration of the West’s darker side. Themes of justice, heroism and honor that Ford would revisit in later Westerns are given free rein in this moving, thought-provoking film that, even as it salutes a legend, gives reasons to question it.


    Master director John Ford, leading man John Wayne and many familiar Ford “stock company” supporting players saddle up for the first time on Blu-ray in the film that is part of the director’s famed 1948 cavalry trilogy(She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Rio Grande are the others). Henry Fonda (The Grapes of Wrath, On Golden Pond), Shirley Temple (reunited with her director from Wee Willie Winkie), Temple’s then-current-husband John Agar, Victor McLaglen, Ward Bond and George O’Brien join Wayne in the stellar cast.


    Special Features:

    · Commentary by F.X. Feeney

    · Vintage featurette Monument Valley: John Ford Country



    Fort Apache BLU-RAY DISC™

    Street Date: February 21, 2012

    Order Due Date: January 17, 2012

    Not Rated

    Black & White

    Feature Run Time: 128 minutes

    Pricing: $19.98 SRP

    Cat / UPC: 1000246443/ 883929222087
     
  2. Matt Hough

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    I had no idea this was on the way. What a nice surprise for the new year.
     
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    This should be an excellent blu-ray with John Ford's Monument Valley as a co-star with John Wayne. Always happy to get a Wayne in Blu.
     
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    Very good news! Now let's have "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" and my personal favorite of the trio, "Rio Grande."
     
  5. Richard--W

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    Jolly good news. I'll buy every John Wayne and / or John Ford film that WB puts on Blu-ray. I'll be in Monument Valley this weekend. I haven't been there in awhile although I live not far away.
     
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    I find the packaging with the poster artwork to be very attractive and pleasing to the eye.
     
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    Ford/Fonda/Wayne SOLD


    WB stated 50 Classics for blu in 2012, i hope its all new classics and the repackage of Unforgiven 20th doesnt count, that would mean 49 more anouncements


    and waiting.........
     
  8. jim_falconer

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    Oh boy, what wonderful news!
     
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    Great news. Let's hope it's not a stand-alone release and they soon announce some other classic western for the same date.
     
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    I agree with you. Warner has been very good with using original artwork lately on their classic blu-ray titles, such as Mutiny On The Bounty and Meet Me In St. Louis. The only disapointment lately was The Bad Seed.
     
  11. PaulaJ

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    O.M.G. This is fabulous news. Sure hope blu-rays of She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Rio Grande will follow. And Wagon Master.
     
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    Decent pricing too. Easy decision for an upgrade.
     
  13. PaulaJ

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    Some one needs to tell Warner that both John Wayne and Henry Fonda had blue eyes. :) [​IMG]
     
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    I think that's a fault of the original poster.
     
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    Wonder who was vetting this stuff back in 1948!
     
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    John Wayne did have blue eyes, but Capt. Kirby York had brown; I thought everyone knew that?
     
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    Richard, thanks for the wonderful posters.
     
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    Now that's what I call acting! Ben Johnson dressed as an Indian doing a horse fall in Fort Apache. Ouch. (Click on the picture for a bigger version.) [​IMG]
     
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    I thought classics don't sell well on blu-ray. At least that's the standard mantra around here.


    Somebody at Warner must have missed that memo.
     

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