The magnificence of the cinematography and the musical score is matched by the screenplay and the A-list acting talent assembled for this project. This is a wonderful cinematic experience, whether you are a preteen studying U.S. history or a sixty-something taking a trip down memory lane. How the West Was Won ranks among the greatest Western movies of all time. The recently-released Blu-ray high definition disc of the film offers a whole new level of viewing experience. Gone are the two vertical lines which served as a reminder that the film was originally shown in Cinerama theaters with three projectors displaying overlapping images. In addition, the picture is amazingly clear and sharp with vivid colors, and the soundtrack is thrilling and memorable. If you have enjoyed classic, epic Westerns like The Big Country, Cheyenne Autumn, Dances with Wolves and Little Big Man, you won't want to miss How the West Was Won.
Label: drama, history, western
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