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Press Release Warner Archive Press Release: Wagon Master (Blu-ray)

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  1. Message #1 of 39 Jul 16, 2019
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    Robert Crawford

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    Finally on Blu-ray, a really good western by the master himself, John Ford.

    NEW 2019 1080p HD MASTER!

    WAGONMASTER (1950)
    Run Time 86:00
    Subtitles English SDH
    Sound Quality DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 - English
    Aspect Ratio 1.37; 4 X 3 FULL FRAME
    Product Color BLACK & WHITE
    Disc Configuration BD 50
    Special Feature: Commentary by Harry Carey, Jr. and Peter Bogdanovich with archival contributions by John Ford

    The rivers are wide and rapid. The desert is vast and unforgiving. And when the trail turns craggy, men use pickaxes to dig grooves for the wagon wheels. Mother Nature can be overcome, but human nature remains deadly and unpredictable: Outlaws are using the Mormon wagon train as a hideout from a pursuing posse.

    John Ford’s Wagon Master is one of the legendary filmmaker’s personal favorites, a visually stirring celebration of Western will and cooperation set to the soundtrack crooning of the Sons of the Pioneers. Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond (who would later lead TV’s Wagon Train) and other familiar Ford stock company players take the reins in this glorious paean to the pioneer spirit. “Wagons west!”

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    Robert Crawford

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    The price link below will take you directly to the product on Amazon. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.

     
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    Robert Crawford

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    My sincere apologies to AHollis and Astairefan as I had to delete some posts because I forgot to add the Reserved Pre-Order Link as the second post in this thread.

     
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    Ah, so we can probably expect a few of them to be announced soon. ;)
     
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    The Batjac titles are owned by the Wayne family and previously licensed to Paramount and released on DVD. I think Hondo was the only one released on Blu-ray. I don't know their current status.
     
  6. Robert Crawford

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    Yeah, I don't know what the Wayne family is going to do with these Batjac titles.
     
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    I am so happy to get another John Ford classic. It’s another great month of Warner Archive announcements. I’ll probably be getting them all.
    I’ve never understood the need to reserve a post for the preorder link. Why can’t the link just be added the the original post?
     
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    More John Ford on blu is a good thing. But I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Ford's swan song, the underrated Seven Women will appear sooner than later.
     
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    Yes a very interesting movie. I still have the Laserdisc and I belive that it never appeared on DVD.
     
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    The DVD was splendid, elements in great condition. This should be a treat in Blu. Among many others including Joe McBride and Tag Gallagher, boith of whom have written definitive Ford books, this is a top favorite Ford.
     
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    I also have the DVD. In fact, I just dug it out of the closet the other day and gave it a spin. From the first shot of the baddies before the title surrounded by smoke and shadow, I was spellbound. Well, I thought, this is one DVD I'm not going to need to replace with a blu. But now that it's announced...

    My favorite Ford, along with THE SUN SHINES BRIGHT, and accruing a slightly less elevated but still high esteem, PILGRIMAGE, THE PRISONER OF SHARK ISLAND and SERGEANT RUTLEDGE.
     
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    Just placed a blind preorder on this one.

    First, it's John Ford. Second, it's an RCR!
     
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    Add: Trouble along the Way, Tycoon and Big Jim McClain to the list
     
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    If this is an RCR, I’m in!

    I’ve been trying to cut down on blind buys but this sounds too good to miss.
     
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    What’s a RCR?
     
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    A “Robert Crawford Recommendation” - the highest grade a western can get! :)
     
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    John Ford. 'Nuff said.
     
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    Usually very true! Problem is I can’t afford ‘em all in one shot, otherwise I’m sure that collection would be much deeper than it is.
     

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