I just bought John Wayne's The Alamo (Paramount, 1960) on laser disc.
It's the only complete version, lasting 3 hours and 13 minutes.
It also has a documentary at the end.
After the laser disc was released, the negatives were improperly stored, and the film is ruined.
So there will never be a DVD or Blu-ray pressing of the complete version.
The current DVD is a re-release cut of 2 hours and 42 minutes.
Preservation Robert Harris has been unable to raise the money to restore the shorter version.
I will gift the laser disc to someone who can burn a back-up copy for me on DVD-R.
You must live in the USA, own a laser disc player, and know how to do a proper burn.
You are invited to PM me if you're serious.
Last edited by Richard--W
on Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:10 am, edited 1 time in total.
"... little by little the look of the country changes because of the people we admire."
dialogue in HUD (1963)