How The West Was Won (Three Disc Special Edition Boxset) £5.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV (Restored / Remastered/ Recoloured/ 5.01 audio - they've done the lot)
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How The West Was Won (Three Disc Special Edition Boxset) £5.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV (Restored / Remastered/ Recoloured/ 5.01 audio - they've done the lot)

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Hollywood's most celebrated luminaries--behind the camera as well as in front of it--combined talents to present this epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family. The film, divided into three chapters--'The Civil War' (directed by John Ford), 'The Railroad' (directed by George Marshall), and 'The River, the Plains, the Outlaws' (directed by Henry Hathaway)--tells the story of the Prescotts, a spirited group of easterners who make a declaration to migrate west. When their parents are lost in a tragic river accident, Eve (Carroll Baker) and Lilith (Debbie Reynolds) go their separate ways. Eve remains on the land that took her parents, settling down with the well-intentioned Linus Rawlings (James Stewart), while Lilith becomes a singer who is courted by the conniving Cleve Van Valen (Gregory Peck) when he learns that she has inherited a fortune in California. As time passes and the Civil War takes the life of Linus, the newest generation of Prescott offspring struggles with even greater danger and loss, in the form of fierce Indians as well as family archrivals. Top-notch production values and an endless string of solid performances have earned HOW THE WEST WAS WON the well-deserved label as one of Hollywood's most revered classics.

Disc 1 and 2: The Movie: Commentary by Filmmaker David Strohmaier, Director of Cinerama, Inc. John Sitting, Film Historian Rudy Behlmer, Music Historian Jon Burlingame and Stuntman Loren James
Theatrical Trailer (Disc 1)
Disc 3: Special Features
CINERAMA ADVENTURES: Comprehensive Documentary About the Revolutionary Movie Exhibition Process
Certificate: PG
Cast List: Henry Fonda, James Stewart, Gregory Peck, Debbie Reynolds, John Wayne
Director: Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, James Ford
Special Features: Disc 1 and 2: The Movie: Commentary by Filmmaker David Strohmaier, Director of C, Theatrical Trailer (Disc 1), Disc 3: Special Features, CINERAMA ADVENTURES: Comprehensive Documentary About the Revolutionary Movie Exh
Region: Region 2
Aspect Ratio: Aspect Ratio 2.76:1
Number of Discs: 3
Main Language: English, German, Hungarian, Spanish - Castiliian
Subtitle Languages: English for the hearing impaired, German for the hearing impaired, English, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish - Castiliian, Czech, Danish

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For those who want the REAL THING - ie projection on the only Cinerama curved screen in the UK - albeit this year from a DIGITAL single projector from the newly restored and digitally processed version (rather than from old filmstock on their 3 Cinerama projectors), visit Bradford's National Media Museum's Widescreen Weekend on Saturday 21st March at 11:15am:
nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/bif…739

Get there for 10am and you can meet the American Cinerama afficianados - Dave Strohmaier and Randy Gitsch (see above) - who are doing such wonderful work to get this and other 3 strip films restored/recognised/documented.
in70mm.com/wid…09/

And if you are a 'widescreen' afficiando yourself and didn't know about the NMM Bradford festival - you do now

Incidentally there is of course a BluRay version of this restored title for the richer film enthusiasts

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I used to work in Bradford and can only echo what mk-donald has said.

The curved screen is amazing.

And whilst you're there go and pop into the Film/TV museum and also treat yourself to the Imax.

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I used to work in Bradford and can only echo what mk-donald has said. The … I used to work in Bradford and can only echo what mk-donald has said. The curved screen is amazing. And whilst your there go and pop into the Film/TV museum and also treat yourself to the Imax.



Agree with you Andy - though as a regular visitor to this annual Widesceen Weekend event (40+hrs of movies/presentations over 4 days, you're lucky to get time to eat/drink let alone visit the NMM galleries and the Imax :whistling:
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