- Written by Henry Cabot Beck
- Published October 02, 2012
This new Duke collection features Red River, The Alamo, The Comancheros, The Horse Soldiers, The Undefeated, The Big Trail and North to Alaska, among the Westerns.
Yet a lot of these pictures are already available as Blu-ray discs, which look and sound far better than DVDs, plus they often come with commentaries. The Big Trail, Wayne’s first important movie, is stunning in high-definition. The Comancheros, which came out in Blu-ray a year ago, is worth noting the fantastic Utah scenery. The 50th Anniversary DigiBook also has a documentary on the history of the actual Comancheros, and another on the Duke’s career at Fox.
Bottom line, if you own a Blu-ray player, I’d go for the better-looking movies. But if you don’t, this 10-DVD collection is a pretty nice deal.