Tag: John Wayne

Much Khan: Genghis Khan (1965) + The Conqueror (1956)

Much Khan: Genghis Khan (1965) + The Conqueror (1956)

October 5, 2018 | By

Yes, it’s finally time to compare the legendary conqueror as portrayed by Omar Sharif in GENGHIS KHAN (1965) on Blu via Twilight Time + John Wayne in THE CONQUEROR (1956) on DVD via KOCH Media.

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DVD: Conqueror, The (1956)

DVD: Conqueror, The (1956)

October 5, 2018 | By

As the legend goes, in spite of protestations from director Dick Powell, himself a former actor and song & dance man (On the Avenue), Wayne insisted on making his last film for RKO The Conqueror, and with Howard Hughes still at the helm of the studio, what could go wrong?

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DVD: Jet Pilot (1957)

DVD: Jet Pilot (1957)

October 31, 2016 | By

Howard Hughes blew more than $4 million to create the ultimate Air Force-Cold War-romance kludge with aerial combat scenes reminiscent of Hughes’ Hell’s Angels (1930), only to have Jet Pilot shelved from 1953 to 1957…

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Detective John Wayne!

Detective John Wayne!

September 5, 2014 | By

Reviews of John Wayne’s pair of detective thrillers – Brannigan (1975), new on Blu from Twilight Time, and McQ (1974) from Warner Bros.

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DVD: McQ (1974)

DVD: McQ (1974)

September 5, 2014 | By

John Wayne’s decision to tackle the popular detective thriller seems like a natural move to extend his tough American hero persona to a related genre, but stepping away from war and western films was also a necessary change as both aging genres had become more cynical under the directorial baton of younger directors, and yet one can argue the cop thriller was a genre steeped in even greater cynicism…

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Restored Major Dundee, The Big Gundown, and the sad case of The Alamo.

Restored Major Dundee, The Big Gundown, and the sad case of The Alamo.

July 24, 2014 | By

Some thoughts on MGM’s reluctance to begin restoring John Wayne’s The Alamo (1960) + reviews of The Big Gundown (Grindhouse Releasing), Major Dundee (Twilight Time), and Run, Man Run (Blue Underground).

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