This set features more films than you can shake a stick at.

John Ford is considered by many to be one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. His sphere of influence touched contemporaries such as Ingmar Bergman and Orson Welles; as well as George Lucas, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg. For much of his early career, Ford's home was Twentieth Century Fox where he made more than 50 films for the studio from 1920 through 1952, including such classics as The Grapes of Wrath, My Darling Clementine, Drums Along The Mohawk and How Green Was My Valley. It was one of the most productive director/studio relationships in the history of American film.

Now, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents a collection spanning the career of this remarkable visionary with Ford At Fox, available December 4. Celebrating the legacy of the collected works of John Ford and their part in the Studio's heritage and pedigree, Ford At Fox features 24 films as well as the new documentary "Becoming John Ford" by Academy Award nominated documentary maker and Ford historian Nick Redman. The beautifully packaged collection also includes an exclusive hard-cover book which features rare, unpublished photographs from Ford's career, lobby card reproductions, production stills and an in-depth look at this maverick's work. The premiere Ford At Fox DVD collection will be available for a suggested retail price of $299.98. Three mini-collections will also be available including The Essential John Ford, John Ford's American Comedies and John Ford's Silent Epics, all for a suggested retail price of $49.98. Single discs of selected films from the collection will be available for $19.98. Prebook is November 7, 2007.

Ford's career began at Fox with Just Pals (1920), a rustic silent comedy set in rural America and starring cowboy actor Buck Jones. Other silent epics followed including the seminal film The Iron Horse (1924) which was the biggest grossing film of its day, the revenge tale 3 Bad Men (1926), family saga Four Sons (1928) and the redemption story Hangman's House (1928) which features the screen debut of John Wayne; all of which are included in the Ford At Fox collection completely restored and remastered and featuring all-new orchestral scores created specifically for each film.

While revered for his contributions to the Western genre, the collection also features some of Ford's classic American comedies including three pairings with cowboy hero Will Rogers in Doctor Bull (1933), Judge Priest (1934) and Steamboat Round The Bend (1935), the legendary Dan Dailey in When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950) and the incomparable James Cagney in What Price Glory (1952).

No cinephile collection would be complete without Ford's masterpieces, three of which feature one of his longtime friends and collaborators, Henry Fonda in Drums Along The Mohawk (1940), The Grapes of Wrath (1940) and My Darling Clementine (1946). The set also features How Green Was My Valley (1941), winner of five Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director, a category for which Ford took home the statue four times in his career. Rounding out the collection is Seas Beneath (1931), Up The River (1931), Pilgrimage (1934), The World Moves On (1934), The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936), Wee Willie Winkie (1937), Four Men and a Prayer (1938), Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), Tobacco Road (1941) and Born Reckless (1950).

Ford At Fox DVD Collection Special Features & Disc Specifics:

Just Pals (1920)

Technical Specs:

- Audio: Dolby 5.0 Surround Sound

- Subtitles: Spanish/French

The Iron Horse (1924)

- Commentary by Author & Film Historian Robert Birchard (International only)

- "Scoring The Past: The Iron Horse Sessions with Christopher Caliendo" featurette (International only)

- Restoration comparison (International only)

- Vintage program (International only)

- Advertising gallery (International only)

Technical Specs:

- Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 sound

- Subtitles: Spanish/French

3 Bad Men (1926)

Technical Specs:

- Audio: Dolby 5.0 Surround Sound

- Subtitles: Spanish/French

Four Sons (1928)

Technical Specs:

- Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 sound

- Subtitles: Spanish/French

Hangman's House (1928)

Technical Specs

- Audio: Dolby 5.0 Surround Sound

- Subtitles: Spanish/French

Born Reckless (1930)

Technical Specs:

- Audio: English Mono

- Subtitles: Spanish/French

Up The River (1930)

- Theatrical trailer

- Still gallery

Technical Specs:

- Audio: English Mono

- Subtitles: Spanish/French

Seas Beneath (1931)

Technical Specs:

- Audio: English Mono

- Subtitles: Spanish/French

Doctor Bull (1933)

Technical Specs:

- Audio: English Mono

- Subtitles: Spanish/French

Pilgrimage (1933)

- Commentary by Biographer & Film Historian Joseph McBride

- Restoration comparison

Technical Specs:

- Audio: English Mono

- Subtitles: Spanish/French

Judge Priest (1934)

Technical Specs:

- Audio: English Mono

- Subtitles: Spanish/French

The World Moves On (1934)

Technical Specs:

- Audio: English Mono

- Subtitles: Spanish/French

Steamboat Round The Bend (1935)

- Commentary by Author Scott Eyman

- Restoration comparison

- Theatrical trailer

- Will Rogers Theater

- Doubting Thomas

- In Old Kentucky

- Life Begins at 40

Technical Specs:

- Audio: English Stereo and English Mono

- Subtitles: Spanish

The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)

- Restoration comparison

- Interactive pressbook gallery

- Advertising gallery

- Still gallery

Technical Specs

- Audio: English Mono

- Subtitles: Spanish/French

Wee Willie Winkie (1937)

- Restoration comparison

Technical Specs:

- Feature film (tinted version) in English Stereo or English Mono, Spanish Mono and Spanish/French subtitles

- Feature film (black & white) in English Stereo or English Mono, Spanish Mono and Spanish/French subtitles

Four Men and a Prayer (1938)

Technical Specs:

- Audio: English Mono

- Subtitles: Spanish/French

Drums Along The Mohawk (1939)

- Commentary by Film Historians Julie Kirgo & Nick Redman

- Theatrical trailer

- Still galleries

- Advertising

- Lobby cards

- Studio portraits

- Behind the scenes

- Production stills

Technical Specs:

- Audio: English Stereo or English Mono, Spanish/French Mono

- Subtitles: Spanish/French

Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

Technical Specs:

- Audio: English Dolby Digital 1.0

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

- Commentary by Biographer & Film Historian Joseph McBride

- U.K. prologue

- Biography: Daryl Zannuck: 20th Century Filmmaker

- Restoration comparison

- Theatrical trailer

- Movie Tone News

- A) 1934: "First Drought In Many Years Hits Mid-West"

- B) 1934: "Drought Distress Is Increasing In The Mid-West"

- C) 1934: "Mid-West Drought Distress Becomes National Disaster"

- D) 1934: "Outtakes"

- E) 1941: "Roosevelt Lauds Motion Pictures At Academy Fete"

- Still gallery

Technical Specs:

- Audio: English Stereo or English Mono, Spanish Mono

- Subtitles: Spanish

Tobacco Road (1941)

- Interactive press book

- Poster gallery

Technical Specs:

- Audio: English Mono

- Subtitles: Spanish/French

How Green Was My Valley (1941)

-Commentary by Anna Lee Nathan and Biographer & Film Historian Joseph McBride

- Backstory: How Green Was My Valley

- Still gallery

- Theatrical trailer

Technical Specs:

- Audio: English Stereo or English Mono, Spanish/French Mono

- Subtitles: Spanish

My Darling Clementine (1946)

Disc One:

- Commentary by Wyatt Earp III

Disc Two:

- Alternate pre-release version (Ford's cut)

- What is the pre-release version featurette

- Theatrical trailer

- Behind the scenes

Technical Specs:

- Audio: English Stereo or English Mono, Spanish/French Mono

- Subtitles: Spanish

When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)

- Restoration comparison

- Advertising gallery

Technical Specs:

- Audio: English Mono

- Subtitles: Spanish/French

What Price Glory (1952)

- Two theatrical trailers

- Fox Flix

- Crash Dive

- The Hunters

- Morituri

Technical Specs:

- Audio: English Stereo or English Mono, Spanish Mono

- Subtitles: Spanish

Becoming John Ford (2007)

Technical Specs:

- Audio: English Stereo

- Subtitles: Spanish/French

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