Friday, May 23, 2008
Click on the title above for a link to the best website on the Internet for information on John Wayne movies on DVD and his filmography in general.It's just been updated to cover the new release of John Wayne's "The Big Trail" on DVD in two disk special edition in the wide screen longer version of the movie. A widescreen movie in 1930! An earlier addition on DVD was not wide screen and was the shorter version of the movie. This movie with a cast of thousands was the first time John Wayne stared in a movie. It was shot in widescreen with special cameras and had to be shown in theaters with special projectors. Due to the cost and the start of the 1929 depression the widescreen technology did not catch on and as a result the movie was about 20 years ahead of it' time technology wise. Unfortunately the sound is typical for an early "talkie". I got my copy earlier this week from Amazon.com. It's hard to believe John Wayne ever looked so young.