MGM's The Alamo DVD is a testimony to John Wayne's long personal struggle to tell the story of the outnumbered Texas defenders of the crumbling adobe mission and their Mexican attackers. The film, nominated for seven Oscars (it won only one for best sound), stars Richard Widmark as Jim Bowie, Laurence Harvey as William Travis, and Richard Boone as Sam Houston. Wayne does triple duty as star (Davy Crockett), director, and producer. The MGM DVD of The Alamo presents Wayne's nearly three-hour epic in a widescreen version with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound that lets the viewer appreciate the scope, grandeur, and thunder of the spectacular battle scenes. The disc also contains a documentary that mixes old and new footage as it explores Wayne's grueling struggle to realize his dream. A collectible booklet and theatrical trailer complete the disk's extras. The Duke labored long and hard to bring this tale to the screen, and it's likely that he would be pleased at the treatment "his baby" has received in MGM's The Alamo DVD.