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How The West Was Won

Ultimate Collector's Edition
Genre: Western

Reviewed In Issue 136 (Nov 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Carroll Baker, Lee J. Cobb, Henry Fonda, Carolyn Jones, Karl Malsen, Gregory Peck, George Peppard, Robert Preston, Debbie Reynolds, James Stewart, Eli Wallach, John Wayne & Richard Widmark

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features on Disc One of this three-disc set are limited to a feature commentary track and the original theatrical trailer. Disc Two contains only a feature commentary track. Disc Three contains a 97-minute documentary Cinerama Adventure. The Ultimate Collector

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 1000039866
(MPAA Rating): G
(Rating Reason):

For all ages
(Retail Price): $59.92
(DVD Type): Three-Disc Set: DVD-9 & DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 164
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1962
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/09/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Henry Hathaway, John Ford & George Marshall
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
How The West Was Won features a stellar cast of pioneers in the most ambitious western ever filmed. Inspired by the majesty of a vast and unsettled land, the film follows the adventures of the Prescott family in their relentless drive westward. How The West Was Won was filmed in Super Cinerama

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.85:1 DVD (letterboxed) shows good resolution, but compared to newer releases it is noticeably soft. Black levels are deep and unwaivering

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