Alamo DVD is an excellent collection of old and new Alamo movies and documentaries. If you're an Alamo fan, I recommend getting this 3-pack rather than just buying the three DVD's separately. The Alamo Documentary discusses everything from the Alamo's history to its pop culture significance to the Alamo in the movies over the years. There are countless interviews with Alamo historians and buffs which make it all very interesting. "Martyrs of The Alamo" is D.W. Griffith's take on the birth of Texas. If you can get past the completely racist depictions of Mexicans, this is an entertaining movie with surprisingly good battle scenes for 1915. In Martyrs, the Texas War of Independence is started because a Mexican officer flirts with Susannah Dickinson. "Heroes of the Alamo" is a B-western that tells the courageous story of the Alamo defenders from the Dickinson's perspective. Alamo fans will love seeing these early depictions of the Alamo while also learning some new facts about the myths involved with the famous mission in San Antonio.
The 3-pack DVD offers a ton of worthwhile extras that are not available anywhere else. The Alamo documentary DVD includes an hour long documentary, a trailer from John Wayne's The Alamo, Remember The Alamo(an educational film made from a cut down Heroes of the Alamo) and a brief interview with Alamo buff Joe Musso. The Martyrs of the Alamo DVD includes D.W. Griffith's movie, "The Alamo, Shrine of Texas Liberty(a very low budget movie made at Mission San Jose in San Antonio), and a five-minute cartoon. The Heroes of the Alamo DVD includes the movie, and the remaining footage from Davy Crockett At The Fall of The Alamo, a silent film starring Cullen Landis. Because of their age, the movies are not in the best of condition, but they are worth watching. For a great collection of Alamo movies, check out this very entertaining collection from Frank Thompson!