Hondo [Special Collector's Edition] [DVD] [1953]

  • SKU: 7425814
  • Release Date: 10/11/2005
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (11 out of 11)

Special Features


  • Commentary by Leonard Maltin, western historian Frank Thompson, and actor Lee Aaker
  • A special introduction by Leonard Maltin
  • The making of Hondo
  • Profile: James Edward Grant
  • The John Wayne Stock Company: Ward Bond
  • From the Batjac Vaults
  • The Apache
  • Photo gallery
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Batjac teaser
  • Full screen format
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and Mono
  • English subtitles
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Hondo
Hondo is so "perfect" a John Ford western that many people assume it was directed by John Ford--or at the very least, Andrew McLaglen. Actually the director was suspense expert John Farrow, who worked with the "Duke" only twice in his career (the second film was an oddball war drama, The Sea Chase [55]). In Hondo, John Wayne plays a hard-bitten cavalry scout who is humanized by frontierswoman Geraldine Page and her young son (Lee Aaker, star of TV's Rin Tin Tin). Try as he might, Wayne can't convince Page to move off her land in anticipation of an Apache attack. He leaves her ranch, only to be ambushed by desperado Leo Gordon--who happens to be Page's long-absent husband. Having killed Gordon, Hondo returns to the ranch to protect Page from the Indians, and to rekindle the woman's hesitant love for him. The climactic attack sequence is enhanced by Hondo's 3-D photography, one of the few truly effective utilizations of this much-maligned process. Long unavailable thanks to the labyrinthine legal tangles of the John Wayne estate, Hondo was finally released to videotape in the early 1990s. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • John Wayne
    John Wayne - Hondo Lane
  • Geraldine Page
    Geraldine Page - Angie Lowe
  • Ward Bond
    Ward Bond - Buffalo
  • Michael Pate
    Michael Pate - Vittorio
  • James Arness
    James Arness - Lennie



Overall customer rating

4.8
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Who could not love the Duke.

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    Linda
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    Hondo is a typical John Wayne western. Tons of action and bravado. The movies shows the tougher side of Wayne from his time with the Apaches to his job as a Calvary scout. As the movie progresses, however, one begins to see the family side of the Duke and his budding relationship with a woman whose husband was killed by Wayne. As usual, the great John Wayne wins over both mother and son. Great western.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    John Wayne Classic!!!

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    Susi
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    John Wayne's portrayal in Hondo showed the grittiness and strong determination he must show to the Apaches as well as to others. But he shows kindness to the lady rancher and her son. Also a willingness to help them. Geraldine Page was good as well. This was a great Western action and drama film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Duke is back!!

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    SubGuy6290
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    One of John Wayne's lesser known, but still outstanding classics that has withstood time. The BluRay edition has crisper video and audio. If you haven't seen this movie, try it. The swimming lesson alone is worth the price of purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    JR424
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    I've waited to finally get Hondo on widescreen. It was worth the wait. I've had it on DVD for a long time. BUT it wasn't widescreen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    ......the Duke on Blue-ray.....

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    LastSamurai
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    One of the Dukes best movies that is great to watch. The quality is excellent and definitely a real value for a classic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everyone should experience

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    SusanM
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    They don't make movies like this anymore. Just characters, storylines and a view of a time gone by.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    John Wayne in a remake of Rio Bravo.

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    Highpockets1980
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    John plays his tough guy self with Jack Elam in a must have for your collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great DVD

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    PaulSeekonk
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    Thank you for a great selection of DVD s at excellent prices

    I would recommend this to a friend



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