Alamo

Directed By: John Wayne Starring: John Wayne

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It's a great movie, but film buffs will be disappointed. It's 11 mintutes shorter than MGM's 1990 release on VHS. Gone are the overture, intermission, and exit music segments. The film looks okay, but it has NOT been remastered, so don't expect good, consistent color and audio levels, or for dirt spots to be cleaned. However, it's one of the greatest and most under-rated film epics, so enjoy it until MGM gets around to sprucing up the film.

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Film buffs will be a bit disappointed.

by Rick Middlebrooks on 1/2/2002

It's a great movie, but film buffs will be disappointed. It's 11 mintutes shorter than MGM's 1990 release on VHS. Gone are the overture, intermission, and exit music segments. The film looks okay, but it has NOT been remastered, so don't expect good, consistent color and audio levels, or for dirt spots to be cleaned. However, it's one of the greatest and most under-rated film epics, so enjoy it until MGM gets around to sprucing up the film. Read More

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Product Overview

The legendary true story of a small band of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new republic of texas.

Specifications

Studio MGM
SKU 40144811
UPC 027616855503
UPC 14 00027616855503
Format DVD
Release Date 5/13/2008
Rating NR
Keywords
Big Battles
Classic
Classic Fight Scenes
Heroes
History
Recommended
Theatrical Release
True Story
War
Editors Note
Note The Duke directs (with the uncredited help of his friend and mentor John Ford) this flag-waving spectacular about the courageous struggle by 182 American heroes to defend a small Catholic mission to the death and eventually win Texas with the help of Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, and Sam Houston. The restored, widescreen edition of Wayne's epic is at the original length and includes the theatrical trailer. Academy Award Nominations: 7, including Best Picture, Best Song ("Green Leaves of Summer"). Academy Awards: Best Sound.
Plot Summary
Summary THE ALAMO is John's Wayne's patriotic, pro-American recounting of the famous siege at a Texas fort. For 13 days in 1836, a group of Americans, led by Sam Houston, fought 7,000 Mexican soldiers to retain control of the Alamo and to wrest Texas from Mexico and make it part of the United States.
Reviews
USA Today "...[With a] great score...[and a] magnificent climactic battle scene..." 03/02/1990 p.3D
Total Film "...The battle scenes are fine, the Duke is as watchable as ever..." 08/01/2000 p.110
Directors
John Wayne
Actors
John Wayne
Cast & Crew
John Wayne - Star
Richard Widmark - Star
Laurence Harvey - Star
Frankie Avalon - Star
Richard Boone - Star
Dimitri Tiomkin - Composer
James Edward Grant - Writer
Stuart Gilmore - Editor
William Clothier - Director of Photography
John Wayne - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1960
Catalog ID 109145
UPC 00027616855503
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 162 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Features
DVD, No Longer Produced
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