- Theatrical Trailers
- Languages: English, French
- Subtitles: English
- Exclusive Cast & Crew Interviews for The Shootist
- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 3 hours, 9 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 22, 2007
- Originally Released: 1965
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case - Checkpoint
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
- Dolby Digital Mono - English
- Dolby Digital Mono - French
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Selection
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
A Western Double Feature starring "The Duke"...
The Sons Of Katie Elder (1965, 121 mins.): Katie Elder bore four sons. The day she is buried they all return home to Clearwater, Texas, to pay their last respects. John Wayne is the eldest and toughest son, the gunslinger. Tom (Dean Martin) is good with a deck of cards and good with a gun when he has to be. Matt (Earl Holliman) is the quiet one - nobody ever called him yellow...twice. Bud (Michael Anderson Jr.) is the youngest. Any hope for respectability lies with him. Directed by Henry Hathaway (True Grit), an acknowledged master of the Western, the story has a dual theme; not only is this a he-man's story, but it is also a drama of the maternal influences of Katie Elder, movingly portrayed from beginning to conclusion.
The Shootist (1976, 98 mins.): Afflicted with a terminal illness, John Bernard Brooks (John Wayne), the last of the legendary gunfighters, quietly returns to Carson City for medical attention from his old friend Dr. Hostetler (James Stewart). Aware that his days are numbered, the troubled man seeks solace and peace in a boarding house run by a widow (Lauren Bacall) and her son (Ron Howard). However, it is not Brooks' fate to die in peace, as he becomes embroiled in one last valiant battle.
This double feature presents a pair of John Wayne's best Westerns. In THE SONS OF KATIE ELDER (1965), three wandering sons return home to attend the funeral of their murdered mother and set their sights on the man responsible for her death. And in THE SHOOTIST (1976), a veteran gunslinger learns that he's dying of stomach cancer and has no more than two months to live (a poignant, gracious swansong for Wayne, who, like his character, was dying of cancer as the film was being shot). See individual titles for further plot details.
Classic Fight Scenes |
Essential Cinema |
- UPC: 097361244747
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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