Stagecoach: The Criterion Collection DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 96 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: May 25, 2010
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    Audio commentary by western authority Jim Kitses
    Bucking Broadway, a 1917 silent feature by John Ford
    Journalist and television presenter Philip Jenkinsonís extensive 1968 video interview
    New video appreciation of Stagecoach
    New video interview with Fordís grandson, Dan Ford
    New video piece, featuring journalist Buzz Bissinger
    New video homage to legendary stuntman Yakima Canutt
    Video essay by writer Tag Gallagher analyzing Fordís visual style
    Screen Directorís Playhouse 1949 radio dramatization of Stagecoach
    Theatrical trailer
    Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by David Cairns and Ernest Haycoxís Stage to Lordsburg, the short story that inspired the film
This is where it all started. John Ford's smash hit and enduring masterpiece Stagecoach revolutionized the western, elevating it from B movie to the A-list. The quintessential tale of a group of strangers thrown together into extraordinary circumstances - nine passengers traveling a dangerous route from Arizona to New Mexico - Stagecoach features outstanding performances from Hollywood stalwarts Claire Trevor (Key Largo; Murder, My Sweet), John Carradine (Drums Along the Mohawk, The Grapes of Wrath), Thomas Mitchell (Make Way for Tomorrow, It's a Wonderful Life), and, of course, John Wayne (The Searchers, Rio Bravo), in his first starring role for Ford, as the daredevil outlaw the Ringo Kid. Superbly shot and tightly edited, Stagecoach (Ford's first trip to Monument Valley) is Hollywood storytelling at its finest.