The Alamo - Roadshow Version (1960): Reconstructed in HD

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This truly is a behemoth of a film, clocking in at about 3 Hours, 20 Minutes and it shows. Visually, "The Alamo" is quite impressive, with grand scale battle scenes and well-executed period details it's masterful how they were able to achieve the sense of scale without the use of CG. The production values for its time were quite high something akin to modern day event movies. I always loved the term "epic", whenever a movie was tagged with the "epic" tag, I knew I was in for a good time and this movie was truly an epic in the most truest sense of that word. A studio remaster would truly be a sight to behold from film preservation perspective, but until then Wraith's Edit is genuinely the best alternative out there.

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Wraith should work as a professional editor in Hollywood or in any studio around the world, talk about talent. This version is so much more inclusive in every way then the copy that I own. The reconstruction is just flawless and I love all of the extra scenes. The audio is also just excellent. This film looks fantastic on a big screen. If only studios took such care and attention to detail before they release films. Just brilliant!!

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I very much enjoyed this extended version of The Alamo. I grew up on John Wayne westerns, and this was one of my favorite. Seeing it extended in this seamless way was very cool.
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I saw the version in 1960 when I was 14. After many years of waiting it is finally in my collection. I wasn't sure I would live long enough. Wraith should work for a Hollywood studio as this is a magnificent job. This will probably be the definitive version unless Amazon/MGM allows a full restoration, if that is even still possible. Don't miss this, if you have any interest in the original Roadshow Version. Kudos to all involved .

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Great job and an enjoyable experience to watch. I wish the movie studios would come on board with putting the full version back together like this edit did.

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