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    • Hi Arthur, Todd, Rough Rider,

      Arthur you took me back a few years, as I remember,
      the Lone Star Westerns being screened on C4
      about 8 years ago.
      I will always remember like you, the VHS was ready and poised to record,
      when we noticed the dog, was outside and had gone A.W.O.L.
      I was so annoyed I missed setting the VHS. to record
      Riders of Destiny

      They of course, were the Second Sight series.

      Arthur,

      In answer to your question,
      I am in constant touch with
      David and Patrick at
      The John Wayne Film Society,
      and do indeed, have some of their
      'Special' releases.

      Generally they're pretty good, seem to be copies
      of prints, obviously without,
      digital re-mastering.

      Shootout at Rio Lobo

      I thought was very good, very entertaining,
      and very amusing.
      Quality fair, and acceptable

      Life of Jimmy Dolan
      Wyoming Outlaw
      Salute
      Glen Campbell Special
      Salute
      Arizona


      Don't have these yet, but the quality
      from experience, is similar to that an old cine film!
      I have ordered, all but the
      Glen Campbell one.

      Maker of Men
      I have the NTSC version,
      which I purchased through the JWFS

      Rookie of the Year
      Fashing Spikes


      I have both these from the JWFS.
      They're fun, and interesting.
      Quality wise,
      as if they had been recorded off the TV.!!
      but well worth having.

      Todd
      and any others interested,
      here is the link, to the store,
      at

      John Wayne Film Society
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Originally posted by ethanedwards@Nov 9 2006, 03:40 PM
      They of course, were the Second Sight series.

      What is the Second Sight series, Keith? It sounds like the British video distributor, who I'll guess had UK rights to the colorized Lone Star productions.

      I've been poking my nose into John Wayne's colorized films and come up with 36 titles (excluding the Lone Stars that were re-titled and condensed to 20 minutes). Two of the Lone Stars weren't colorized: Texas Terror and Rainbow Valley. I think a few of the 1940s films were released to television only and not available on home video. But I've confirmed that all those listed below have been colorized.

      If anyone sees an omission, let me know.

      Riders of Destiny
      Sagebrush Trail
      The Lucky Texan
      West of the Divide
      Blue Steel
      The Man from Utah
      Randy Rides Alone
      The Star Packer
      The Trail Beyond
      The Lawless Frontier
      'Neath Arizona Skies
      The Desert Trail
      The Dawn Rider
      Paradise Canyon
      Winds of the Wasteland
      Allegheny Uprising
      Dark Command
      Three Faces West
      Lady from Louisiana
      In Old California
      Flying Tigers
      A Lady Takes a Chance
      War of the Wildcats
      The Fighting Seabees
      Tall in the Saddle
      Flame of Barbary Coast
      Back to Bataan
      Dakota
      They Were Expendable
      Angel and the Badman
      Fort Apache
      Wake of the Red Witch
      The Fighting Kentuckian
      Sands of Iwo Jima
      Rio Grande
      The Longest Day


      RoughRider
      John Wayne on DVD: A Filmography
    • Hi Rough Rider,

      They Lone Star Movies,
      Were released as Fox/Lorber,
      and I guess, were distributed here by
      Second Sight.

      [ATTACH]1030]

      In the case of Rainbow Valley,
      that was always the odd one out,
      and that was the only one, not Fox,
      and or distributed by Second Sight.

      I have a feeling the rights to that one,
      were owned by someone totally different.

      Rainbow Valley, also contains
      more of the original, orchestrated soundtrack,
      and not the sync, stuff that was dubbed on the others![/attach]
      Files
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Hi

      I bought those a year or so back they were about three for a fiver and not bad. I also bought The Three Musketeers in Tescos two volumes at a pound each.

      I have Rookie of The Year on VHS bought from the John Wayne film Society and video copies of Maker of Men. The life of Jimmy Dolan I copied when it was shown on television a couple of years ago but I will buy it because I am collecting the DVDs. Arizona I have on video Likewise Shootout at Rio Lobo.
      Salute was given to me by an acquaintance in Canada, and from that I acquired a copy on a computer disc, but again I will probably buy a DVD from the JW Society.

      I have on various occasions advertised the Society and would repeat that it is NOT restricted to British people only. It is very cheap to join and become a member and they have deals that are quite good. It may be worth visiting their site.


      Regards

      Arthur

      Walk Tall - Talk Low
    • OK, I see, Keith. So the b&w Fox/Lorber titles were released in the UK by Second Sight. And 15 of them instead of the five that were released on DVD in North America by Columbia (Sony). Although I don't care for the modifications, generally I like the print quality--I've only seen five--so I'll obtain these from the UK. Maybe the 10 other titles were released on DVD over here, but I haven't found them; but all 15 were released on VHS by Columbia. Thanks for the insight -- I didn't know Second Sight released the Fox/Lorber Lone Stars on DVD.

      As to why Rainbow Valley was excluded, I don't know for sure. It was either a rights issue or the prints in existence weren't good enough. It wasn't colorized, and I know that process requires high-quality film elements. Mind you, Texas Terror wasn't colorized either but there's a Fox/Lorber version.

      RoughRider
      John Wayne on DVD: A Filmography
    • Originally posted by ethanedwards@Nov 3 2006, 07:11 AM
      Hi,

      This stunt has been pulled before,
      and it just comes across as a scam.
      Unknowing fans will be purchasing these 'new' titles,
      unaware, that they probably have them in their collections,
      already!!!

      From the runtime, it looks highly likely
      that they are Lone Star re-works.
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      I found more recent information about the John Wayne in Color set.

      The three included films have state of the art colorization by Legend Films. Also included are the black and white originals, a policy Legend adheres to for all its product.

      Visit Legend Films to see samples of their work and much interesting reading about their digital process. The films are done to such a high resolution that they can strike 35mm prints.

      RoughRider
    • Re: New John Wayne Dvd

      RoughRider wrote:

      I found more recent information about the John Wayne in Color set.

      The three included films have state of the art colorization by Legend Films. Also included are the black and white originals, a policy Legend adheres to for all its product.

      Visit Legend Films to see samples of their work and much interesting reading about their digital process. The films are done to such a high resolution that they can strike 35mm prints.

      RoughRider


      And let's not forget that Legend Films has three more wonderful colorized films from his Lone Star days coming out this Tuesday. The first box set of films looked great...can't wait to see these next three!
    • JW DVD release

      Hello everyone

      JW DVD was put on the market again all at once
      by as many as 9 works for paramount vintage collection
      in Japan october,2007. (Region codes 2)
      9 works are True Grit,El Dorado,The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,Rio Robo
      Hatari,Big Jake,In Harm's Way,Donovan's Reef and The Sons Of K.Elder
      Unfortunately,I have had this all.
      It come to want again because the package design has changed newly.

      regards
      H.sanada
    • Re: JW DVD release

      Thanks for the update.

      These DVD's came out last winter in the US with the updated packaging, they had been released before that as well. But they came out with the new packaging to coincide with the release of "The High and the Mighty, Hondo, Island in the Sky, and the official release of Mclintock.

      Its nice to see they are coming out for the rest of the world to enjoy as well.
      Life is hard, its even harder when your stupid!!
      -John Wayne