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WHV Press Release: Fort Apache (Blu-ray)


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#1 of 42 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted November 14 2011 - 01:21 AM

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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 WrathOn 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

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Black & White

Feature Run Time: 128 minutes

Pricing: $19.98 SRP

Cat / UPC: 1000246443/ 883929222087

 

 

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#2 of 42 ONLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted November 14 2011 - 01:53 AM

I had no idea this was on the way. What a nice surprise for the new year.

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Posted November 14 2011 - 02:17 AM

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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#4 of 42 OFFLINE   JohnRa

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Posted November 14 2011 - 02:20 AM

Very good news! Now let's have "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" and my personal favorite of the trio, "Rio Grande."

#5 of 42 OFFLINE   Richard--W

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Posted November 14 2011 - 03:30 AM

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.

#6 of 42 OFFLINE   Timothy E

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Posted November 14 2011 - 04:28 AM

I find the packaging with the poster artwork to be very attractive and pleasing to the eye.

#7 of 42 OFFLINE   dana martin

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Posted November 14 2011 - 04:28 AM

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.........
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#8 of 42 OFFLINE   jim_falconer

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Posted November 14 2011 - 04:47 AM

Oh boy, what wonderful news!

#9 of 42 OFFLINE   jaaguir

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Posted November 14 2011 - 04:48 AM

Great news. Let's hope it's not a stand-alone release and they soon announce some other classic western for the same date.

#10 of 42 OFFLINE   ahollis

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Posted November 14 2011 - 05:05 AM



Originally Posted by Timothy E 

I find the packaging with the poster artwork to be very attractive and pleasing to the eye.



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.


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#11 of 42 OFFLINE   PaulaJ

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Posted November 14 2011 - 05:49 AM

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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#12 of 42 OFFLINE   Mark-P

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Posted November 14 2011 - 05:55 AM

Decent pricing too. Easy decision for an upgrade.

#13 of 42 OFFLINE   PaulaJ

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Posted November 14 2011 - 07:23 AM

Some one needs to tell Warner that both John Wayne and Henry Fonda had blue eyes. :) Posted Image
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#14 of 42 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted November 14 2011 - 07:29 AM

I think that's a fault of the original poster.

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#15 of 42 OFFLINE   PaulaJ

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Posted November 14 2011 - 07:32 AM

Wonder who was vetting this stuff back in 1948!
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#16 of 42 OFFLINE   John Hodson

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Posted November 14 2011 - 07:38 AM

John Wayne did have blue eyes, but Capt. Kirby York had brown; I thought everyone knew that?
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#17 of 42 OFFLINE   Richard--W

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Posted November 14 2011 - 10:54 AM

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#18 of 42 OFFLINE   JohnRa

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Posted November 14 2011 - 03:24 PM

Richard, thanks for the wonderful posters.

#19 of 42 OFFLINE   PaulaJ

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Posted November 14 2011 - 04:25 PM

John Wayne did have blue eyes, but Capt. Kirby York had brown; I thought everyone knew that?

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.) Posted Image
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#20 of 42 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted November 15 2011 - 12:14 AM

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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