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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
This box set is great value, as it contains four excellent Westerns. As usual with box sets the films are a mix of true classic and slightly lesser films but all of these films are worth your while.

One of the major plus points in the set is that it includes the two-disc set of Once Upon a Time in the West. This happens to be my all-time favourite Western and the dvd treatment is excellent featuring an audio commentary with Sergio Leone expert Christopher Frayling as well as others including John Milius, John Carpenter and Sheldon Hall. This commentary is well worth the time if you are into the film as Frayling explains many of the references to classic Westerns which Leone inserted. So, if your knowledge of early westerns is as patchy as mine, then this feature will prove useful.

True Grit is another good film. It is obviously best known as the film for which 'The Duke' - John Wayne won his Oscar. His performance is memorable as the drunken, violent 'Rooster' Cogburn. Kim Darby's performance as the teenage Mattie Ross is also memorable. Unfortunately, Glen Campbell as La Boeuf isn't so good. Still, a fine Western, and I'm also looking forward to the Coen Brothers' remake coming this year.

The Sons of Katie Elder is a somewhat lesser John Wayne film, but no less entertaining. The film is exciting and entertaining with a fine Elmer Bernstein score which is reminiscent of his classic work on The Magnificent Seven.

The Gunfight at the OK Corral is an entertaining, fanciful retelling of the classic Wyatt Earp/Doc Holliday story. Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas are first class leads and the film is directed by John Sturges who went on to make The Magnificent Seven and The Great Escape.

When I bought this the list price was just £5. You couldn't ask for better value for money, especially considering that Once Upon a Time in the West is the two disc version!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 18 March 2009
First of all Amazon might want to correct that this box contains 5 discs. Once upon time in the west is Special edition.

You have here 4 classics two by Henry Hathaway, one by Sergio Leone and one by John Sturges (The Great Escape). Amazing value, not to be missed by any western lover.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 12 May 2010
Some may seem a little creaky but they remain true classics with all the Hollywood great stars. An excellent addition to any Western collection for enthusiasts of the genre.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 24 February 2009
I bought this as a present for my Dad...he loves it - thanks for everything
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on 2 February 2012
All these films are classics. True Grit is far better, than the remake (yawn). The rest of the films rely on ACTORS characters and not on special effects & swearing, like 2 days tripe films....BUY IT....
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 16 June 2009
He is the best star of westerns ever nobody will ever take his place.
A collection of his films is something to treasure.
Well worth buying but too good to sell on!
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on 26 June 2014
Bought this for the Mother in Law and she has watched them a few time since, so it turned out to be good value and a good present.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 8 May 2011
It was bought as a present so I can't comment on the films, but they're all classics. Arrived in good time and excellent condition.
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on 9 March 2015
Four classic films I am a big western fan so these are great for me .
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on 25 January 2015
great collection of classic westerns and comes in a nice case
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