Release Date:May 8,2007
John Wayne Double FeaturesThe John Wayne Double Features are six DVD sets featuring two of John Wayne?s most famous films packaged together in one amaray case. The sets include Sands of Iwo Jima and Flying Tigers; Flame of Barbary Coast and Santa Fe Stampede; Westward Ho and The Fighting Kentuckian; The Fighting Seabees and Wake of the Red Witch; Dark Command and A Lady Takes a Chance; and Dakota and In Old California. Sands of Iwo JimaMarine sergeant John Stryker seems a martinet and a bully as he trains young Marines for combat in the Pacific war. In the end, as survival in the bloody battle of Iwo Jima depends on the lessons Stryker has drilled into them, his troops discover why he was so hard on them. DVD special features include ?The Making of Sands of Iwo Jima? featurette hosted by Leonard Maltin and the original theatrical trailer. Flying TigersJim Gordon commands a unit of the famed Flying Tigers, the American Volunteer Group, which fought the Japanese in China before America's entry into World War II. Gordon must send his outnumbered band of fighter pilots out against overwhelming odds while juggling the disparate personalities and problems of his fellow flyers. Flame of Barbary CoastMontana cowboy Duke Fergus travels to San Francisco to collect a debt from Tito Morell who runs a place on the dodgy Barbary Coast. Though he heads home after losing the money to Morell's card-sharking, Duke takes a crash course on card play and returns with all his savings ready to take on Morell and start up his own place. Santa Fe StampedeThe Mesquiteers capture a horse thief who escapes justice through a crooked judge. They gather signatures urging the governor to investigate, but soon thereafter, the friend with the petition is murdered. Westward HoAs a youngster, John Wyatt saw his parents killed and his brother kidnapped. On a wagon train heading west, he meets his brother who is now a spy for the gang which originally did the dirty work. The Fighting KentuckianIn Alabama in 1818, Kentucky militiaman John Breen falls in love with a French exile and discovers a plot to steal the land her fellow exiles plan to settle on. DVD special features include behind-the-scenes photos and production notes. The Fighting SeabeesConstruction workers in World War II in the Pacific are needed to build military sites, but the work is dangerous and they doubt the ability of the Navy to protect them. DVD special features include production notes and cast and crew info. Wake of the Red WitchCaptain Ralls fights Dutch shipping magnate Mayrant Sidneye for the woman he loves, Angelique Desaix, and for a fortune in gold aboard the Red Witch. Dark CommandCowpoke Bob Seton becomes a rival for William Cantrell's girl and for the sheriff's job Cantrell covets. When Seton wins both, Cantrell forsakes his respected position as schoolteacher and leads a band of renegades through Kansas, looting and destroying, all in the name of the Confederacy. A Lady Takes A ChanceA city girl on a bus tour of the West encounters a handsome rodeo cowboy who helps her forget her simple city suitors. DakotaIn 1871, professional gambler John Devlin elopes with Sandra "Sandy" Poli, daughter of Marko Poli, an immigrant who has risen to railroad tycoon. Sandy, knowing that the railroad is to be extended into Dakota, plans to use their $20,000 nest egg to buy land options to sell to the railroad at a profit. In Old CaliforniaBoston pharmacist Tom Craig comes to Sacramento, where he runs afoul of local political boss Britt Dawson, who exacts protection payment from the citizenry. Dawson frames Craig with poisoned medicine, but Craig redeems himself during a Gold Rush epidemic.