How the West Was Won Three directors (John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall)! A three-lens Cinerama camera! Three concurrently running projectors! Okay, as an omnibus drama, How the West Was… How the West Was Won Three directors (John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall)! A three-lens Cinerama camera! Three concurrently running projectors! Okay, as an omnibus drama, How the West Was…
Movie on DVD Review

How the West Was Won (2008)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Sep 09, 2008; DVD Release Date: Sep 09, 2008; Movie Rated: G; Genres: Romance, Western; With: Henry Fonda, Debbie Reynolds and Jimmy Stewart; Distributor: MGM

Three directors (John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall)! A three-lens Cinerama camera! Three concurrently running projectors! Okay, as an omnibus drama, How the West Was Won wasn't triply great. But despite wooden performances, the final feature filmed in true Cinerama is great fun and holds a wiiiiiide spot in cineasts' hearts. It always looked goofy on video, with blurry ''join lines'' trifurcating the screen, but those distractions have been digitally erased in this three-disc Ultimate Collector's Edition. The buffalo stampede, rapids run, and train robbery sequences are seamless at last. A-

Originally posted Sep 12, 2008 Published in issue #1012 Sep 19, 2008 Order article reprints
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