Originally posted by B5Erik@Jun 25 2006, 11:24 PM
The only one that I was a little let down by was The Long Voyage Home. The Duke really seemed miscast, and Ford didn't really use him all that much in it. The movie itself was erratically paced (which makes sense since it was based on 4 separate short stories), and the last segment was painfully slow and obvious in spots. The movie had it's moments, though (I don't want to give anything away, so I won't give specifics), and it was very well acted.
erik - I agree with you, this 10-disc set from Warners is TOP-NOTCH! As for 'The Long Voyage Home', I felt the same way as you after watching it for the first time. Seeing how John Wayne is plastered all over the artwork on the movie poster, you'd think he had the starring role...while in actuality, it's an emsemble piece. I think you will find yourself appreciating the film more and more on subsequent viewings. The cinematography by Gregg Toland is breath-takingly beautiful, and the actors are excellent in their roles.
As for me, I've only had a chance to watch 'The Long Voyage Home', 'Fort Apache', and 'The Wings Of Eagles' from the set so far (lots going on this summer). I'm looking forward to watching 'The Seachers' and 'Stagecoach' next. After reading all the rave reviews on the restoration job of 'The Searchers', I know I'm in for a real treat!