New Release: The Comancheros Blu-ray Book

The ComancherosIn honor of the 50th anniversary of 1961’s The Comancheros, starring western legend John Wayne, debuted on Blu-ray on May 17, 2011, from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

In the movie, Wayne plays Captain Jake Cutter, a Texas Ranger who’s trying to stop an outlaw gang from selling guns to the Indians and aims to bring to justice the gambler Paul Regret (Stuart Whitman of TV’s Knots Landing), who’s wanted for murder. Both missions get entangled when Cutter unexpectedly crosses paths with Regret and and the two men form an unlikely friendship, while Regret decides which side of the law he’s on. Lee Marvin (The Dirty Dozen) also stars.

The film comes to high-definition in special Blu-ray Book packaging with these new and old special features:

  • commentary by film historians and Patrick Wayne, John Wayne’s son and an actor in The Comancheros
  • Fox Movietone News
  • documentary “The Duke at Fox”
  • documentary “The Comancheros and the Battle for the Southwest”
  • vintage Comancheros comic book
  • photo gallery
  • and an audio interview with Whitman.

Fox priced the 50th anniversary Blu-ray book at $34.99.

Paramount released two other John Wayne movies on Blu-ray on May 31, Big Jake and Rio Lobo, and his classic True Grit bowed on the high-definition format in December.


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.