(March 6, 2006 - Burbank, CA) – One of the greatest director–star combinations in the history of Hollywood gets the Warner Home Video deluxe DVD treatment with the June 6 release of "The John Wayne-John Ford Collection," a ten-disc set featuring eight of the team’s finest collaborations. Anchoring the Collection, and arriving just in time for Father’s Day, is "The Searchers: Ultimate Collector’s Edition" which includes a Two-Disc Special Edition DVD with extensive all-new bonus features, plus a full color 36-page press book, a 36-page reproduction of the original Dell comic book, filmmaker memos and correspondence, several behind-the-scenes photos and a mail-in theatrical poster. The collection also features a "Stagecoach: Two Disc Special Edition," newly remastered and restored from original VistaVision film elements and loaded with new bonus content and three titles making their DVD debuts: the classic western "Fort Apache," and the stirring war films "The Long Voyage Home" and "Wings of Eagles." Rounding out the set are the timeless classics "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" and "They Were Expendable" (in new Amaray packaging) plus "3 Godfathers," which is available for the first time in wide release with this Collection. "The Searchers" will be available individually in both the "50th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition" for $26.99 SRP and the "Ultimate Collector’s Edition" priced at $34.92 SRP. "The Stagecoach: Two-Disc Special Edition" will be available for $26.99 SRP and the single disc titles will sell individually for various prices from $12.97 - $19.97 SRP. The price for the entire ten-disc Collection is $79.92 SRP. Orders for all are due May 2. With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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