Thanks for the heads up, although its a random selection to say the least!
My copies are so ropey they are barely watchable so I'm not holding out much hope for a Fort Apache level of quality transfer.
What I do not understand are the Blu ray releases.
We're getting Three Texas Steers, which has some guy in a Gorilla suit as a main character, but no Alamo, Quiet Man or Red River for instance!
I know there are issues with some titles but there are loads of classic Duke films which deserve remastering before these.
Here's the deal, Olive Films, the studio releasing these DVD's, has licensed the Republic library from Paramount. These titles they are releasing, have never been released on region one DVD, in addition these titles represent 4 out of 8 of the Mesquiteer movies Duke made right before Stagecoach. As such these are the last of his 'B' movies.
As for the other movies you listed,
The Alamo is owned by MGM, and they are not interested in restoring it, making the current DVD the only option.
Red River is also owned by MGM
The Quiet Man is part of the Republic library so I fully expect to see a restored print released on DVD/Blu-Ray by next Christmas.