THE SEARCHERS: Working together for the 12th time, John Wayne and director John Ford forged The Searchers into a landmark Western offering an indelible image of the frontier and the men and women who challenged it. Wayne plays an ex-Confederate soldier seeking his niece, captured by Comanches who massacred his family. He won't surrender to hunger, thirst, the elements or loneliness. And in his five-year search, he encounters something unexpected: his own humanity. Beautifully shot by Winton C. Hoch, thrillingly scored by Max Steiner and memorably acted by a wonderful ensemble including Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Natalie Wood and Ward Bond, The Searchers endures as "a great film of enormous scope and breathtaking physical beauty" (Danny Peary, Guide for the Film Fanatic).
THE WILD BUNCH: Nine men who came too late and stayed too long... By any standard, director Sam Peckinpah's film The Wild Bunch, a powerful tale of hang-dog desperados bound by a code of honour, rates as one of the all-time greatest Westerns, perhaps one of the greatest of all films.
HOW THE WEST WAS WON: With courage, sinew and conflict: that's How the West Was Won. With three directors, five interlocked stories, some of the most legendary action scenes in movie history and a constellation of acting talent: that's How the West Was Won was filmed. Henry Fonda, Gregory Peck, Debbie Reynolds, James Stewart, and John Wayne are among the big names in this big-event saga following a dauntless family's move West through generations underscored by the spectacles of a heart pounding raging river ride, a thunderous buffalo stampede, and a bracing runaway train shootout. The winner of three Academy Awards, How the West Was Won was also a box-office winner.
Audio: Dolby Digital
Classification: MA15+ (Strong violence)
Language: English , Various Others , Closed Captions
Number of Discs: 4
Region: 4 (Australia & New Zealand)
Released: 31st July 2013
Running Time: 409.0 mins
Subtitles: English, Various Others