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    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (2005).
    Fun movie that is at its best when sticking with the source material and not adding unnecessary junk that detracts from the story. It has a great score by Harry Gregson Williams, and epic final battle that is arguably the best in the past 20 years.

    A horrible movie which just might qualify as one of the all time worst, The Target (2002) which stars Dennis Hopper and Christopher Lambert.
    No redeeming qualities, stay far far away. unless of course you are like me and just have to follow a certain actor to what seems to be the very depths of cinematic hell.

    I give it 0/10 stars.

    Hi there LT. Don't know if this will help:

    "While speaking at London's National Film Theatre in 2009, Ben Burtt disclosed that the alien gibberish sprouted by the Mos Eisley spy Garindan/Long Snoot in Star Wars was actually the processed voice of John Wayne. "

    You can find it down near the end of this:

    Hope it helps, KEITH

    That actually helps a whole lot, now I gotta drag out the DVD to see if I can hear Duke.

    Thanks so much for your quick and kind answer, hope one day I can return the favor.

    I know I haven't been here frequently, but I have been trying to whittle down the backlog of movies I got for Christmas and have just about got to a reasonable amount. But anyway I received two John Wayne books for Christmas, and one of them has me scratching my head as to the whereabouts this particular piece of trivia came in.

    In "John Wayne: From Western Hero to Hollywood Legend"

    it says


    Although the final result was heavily processed, Wayne provided the voice for the character of Imperial Spy Garindan in the first offering of George Lucas' Star Wars Saga

    Sorry if this has been discussed to death already, but there is two strikes against me, 1: I am too lazy to peruse the backlog of posts, 2: I haven't been following the discussions like I should have.

    But what's in it for me?

    Why don't you say how you really feel? Keeping it bottled up is harmful to your health you know.

    Anyway, when I first heard this news my mouth hit the floor in disbelief. Mainly it's because I didn't think that Lucas would ever sell his baby, but also 4.05 billion is a ridiculous bargain considering the revenue that Star Wars generates.

    The quality is pretty bad, but considering I got it for less than 5 dollars and it came with 4 movies. The Worst thing about it is I think it's a single layer DVD that they foolishly tried to make hold 4 hours.

    But I was unaware that they VCI has released a better copy. But I refuse by DVD-R as a matter of stubborn principle

    Some of his thirties films are simply not available on DVD legally at this moment, but it would help us if you would tell what ones you are looking for.

    His 6 Universal pictures have never been available on DVD, at least in region one. As for his Republic output for that decade, you are just going to have to wait like the rest of us for Olive films to release them.
    As for his 16 Lone Star/Monogram westerns, no one has of yet even bothered to do a proper restoration. So you best bet are those cheap multipacks that can be found everywhere.
    Warners however have done a decent job in releasing the 6 B westerns he did for them in 32-33, You can either buy two triple features or all 6 individually.
    His one feature with Buck Jones, I was lucky enough to get on an El Cheapo triple feature disc that I think has gone out of print.
    Sony on the other hand has released the one John Wayne film they had in their library on DVD years ago.

    What it boils down to is that the Duke's 30's films are woefully represented on DVD, and despite the immense popularity the studios are not willing to take risks on restoration on films that are 80 years old at this point.