Special features on Disc One of this three-disc set are limited to a feature commentary track and the original theatrical trailer. Disc Two contains only a feature commentary track. Disc Three contains a 97-minute documentary Cinerama Adventure. The Ultimate Collector
How The West Was Won features a stellar cast of pioneers in the most ambitious western ever filmed. Inspired by the majesty of a vast and unsettled land, the film follows the adventures of the Prescott family in their relentless drive westward. How The West Was Won was filmed in Super Cinerama
The anamorphically enhanced 2.85:1 DVD (letterboxed) shows good resolution, but compared to newer releases it is noticeably soft. Black levels are deep and unwaivering
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