Warner Turns Triple Plays1 Nov, 2006 By: Thomas K. Arnold
While much has been written about the greater capacity of next-generation optical-disc formats, Warner Home Video is pushing the proverbial envelope with standard DVD.
The studio Nov. 1 announced a new line of “triple feature” DVDs in which classics from the expansive Warner library will be bundled three to a disc.
A total of 57 films will be released on 19 DVDs Nov. 7, priced at $14.98 each. The highlight: 12 classic Westerns, six starring John Wayne and six featuring Randolph Scott. The two Wayne triple features are The Telegraph Trail/Somewhere in Sonora/The Man from Monterey and The Big Stampede/Ride Him Cowboy/Haunted Gold. The Scott triplets are Colt 45/Forth Worth/Tall Man Riding and The Man Behind the Gun/Thunder Over the Plains/Riding Shotgun.
Other triple-feature DVDs include National Velvet/The Story of Seabiscuit/Black Beauty, a collection of “Lassie” films, the “Free Willy” and “It's Alive” trilogies and the first three “Lethal Weapon” films.
Future waves of triple-feature DVDs may be announced later.