LEGENDARY ACTOR JOHN WAYNE’S COMPELLING WESTERN CLASSIC DEBUTS ON BLU-RAY™
Dramatic Tale of the American Frontier Arrives June 5, 2012 Loaded with Making Of Featurettes, Expert Commentary, a Photo Gallery and More
HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. —American icon John Wayne stars in the powerful and exciting Western classic HONDO, debuting on Blu-ray June 5, 2012 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Renowned actress Geraldine Page made her feature film debut as the strong-willed Angie Lowe, an isolated female rancher caught between warring Native American tribes. When Cavalry rider Hondo Lane (Wayne) comes upon Angie and her son, he becomes their designated protector and finds himself embroiled in Angie’s personal drama, as well as the growing danger from the nearby Apache. Meanwhile, Angie grows more and more captivated by Hondo—a man hardened by experience but still capable of sympathy, kindness and love. Boasting superb acting (including an Academy Award®-nominated performance* by Page), spectacular scenery and a powerfully compelling story, HONDO is an unforgettable cinematic experience.
The HONDO Blu-ray includes an introduction by celebrated film critic Leonard Maltin, a multiple-part Making Of featurette, commentary by Maltin, Western historian Frank Thompson and actor Lee Aaker, a look at the Apache, a photo gallery and more.
The HONDO Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, English Mono Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital, as well as English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.
Special features are as follows:
- Introduction by Leonard Maltin
- Commentary by Leonard Maltin, Western historian Frank Thompson and actor Lee Aaker
- The Making of Hondo
o The Making of Hondo
o Profile: James Edward Grant
o The John Wayne Stock Company: Ward Bond
o Wrap up with Leonard Maltin
- From the Batjac Vaults
- The Apache
- Photo Gallery
- Theatrical Trailer
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Street date: June 5, 2012
SRP: $24.99 U.S.
Runtime: 83 minutes
. U.S. Rating: Not Rated
Canadian Rating: G