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John Wayne’s Hondo comes to Blu-ray in June

By Patrick Luce Mar 21, 2012, 20:32 GMT

Western icon John Wayne returns to Blu-ray with the release of Hondo June 5th from Paramount Home Media Distribution.

Along with getting a Blu-ray 1080p high definition upgrade, the release will feature a wealth of bonus features to make it worth the purchase price.

Renowned actress Geraldine Page made her feature film debut as the strong-willed Angie Lowe, an isolated female rancher caught between warring Native American tribes.  When Cavalry rider Hondo Lane (Wayne) comes upon Angie and her son, he becomes their designated protector and finds himself embroiled in Angie’s personal drama, as well as the growing danger from the nearby Apache. 

Meanwhile, Angie grows more and more captivated by Hondo—a man hardened by experience but still capable of sympathy, kindness and love.  Boasting superb acting (including an Academy Award®-nominated performance* by Page), spectacular scenery and a powerfully compelling story, HONDO is an unforgettable cinematic experience. 
          
The HONDO Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, English Mono Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital, as well as English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.

Special features include:

Introduction by Leonard Maltin
Commentary by Leonard Maltin, Western historian Frank Thompson and actor Lee Aaker
The Making of Hondo - The Making of Hondo, Profile: James Edward Grant, The John Wayne Stock Company: Ward Bond, Wrap up with Leonard Maltin
From the Batjac Vaults
The Apache
Photo Gallery
Theatrical Trailer



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