Saddle up with Paramount's Centennial Collection

Paramount Pictures has announced numbers 8 and 9 of its Centennial Collection line. This latest wave, slated for May 19th, includes The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (#8) and El Dorado (#9). Previously, these titles only included movie trailers. Now Paramount will do the titles justice by adding new audio commentaries, featurettes and more.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Paramount Centennial Collection)

“This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” Behind the camera? John Ford, a director whose name is synonymous with “Westerns.” Gathered in front of it? An ideal cast James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles and Lee Marvin. Now presented on two discs, with all-new special features, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance rides into town as classic entry in the Paramount Centennial Collection. Director Ford brings us to the lawless frontier village of Shinbone, a town plagued by a larger-than-life nemesis, Liberty Valance (Marvin). Stewart plays the bungling but charming big-city lawyer determined to rid Shinbone of Valance, and he finds that he has an unlikely ally — in the form of a rugged, local rancher (Wayne). The two men also share the same love interest (Miles). But when the final showdown becomes inevitable, one of the two will attempt to get the gunman but the other one will wind up getting the gal.


• Commentary by Filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich along with his archival recordings with John Ford, John Wayne and James Stewart
• Selected Scene Commentary with intro by Dan Ford along with his archival recordings with John Ford, James Stewart and Lee Marvin
• The Size of Legends, The Soul of Myth:
• Galleries:
• Original Theatrical Trailer

El Dorado (Paramount Centennial Collection)

“I’m paid to risk my neck. I’ll decide where and when I’ll do it. This isn’t it.” Now a two-disc presentation with all-new special features, this Paramount Centennial Collection edition of El Dorado delivers the goods. Legendary producer-director Howard Hawks teams up with two legendary stars, John Wayne and Robert Mitchum, in a classic Western drama. Mitchum plays to perfection an alcoholic but gutsy sheriff who relentlessly battles the “dark side” of the Wild West ruthless cattle barons and crooked “businessmen.” The Duke gives an equally adept performance as the sheriff’s old friend, one who knows his way around a gunfight. Featuring a supporting cast that includes James Caan, Charlene Holt, Paul Fix, Ed Asner and Christopher George, and filled with both brawling action and unexpected humor, El Dorado is pure gold.


• Commentary by Filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich
• Commentary with critic and film historian Richard Schickel featuring actor Ed Asner and author Todd McCarthy
• Ride, Boldly Ride: The Journey to El Dorado:
• The Artist and the American West (1967) – Vintage Featurette
• Behind the Gates: AC Remembers John Wayne
• Original Theatrical Trailer
• Galleries

Source: Paramount Home Entertainment

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