Special features on Disc 2 include the seven-part featurette “Ride, Boldly Ride: The Journey To El Dorado” (41:50), which features interviews with Peter Bogdanovich, Ed Asner among others; a vintage 1967 short film, "The Artist And The American West" (5:28); and an interview with Paramount vet A.C. Lyles in “Behind The Gates: A.C. Lyles Remembers John Wayne” (5:32). Rounding up the selection of much-needed extras is that faithful old trailer we’ve been seeing on DVD for nine years and a gallery focusing on Lobby Cards and Production Stills.
Yes, El Dorado definitely makes for a better view now than it did when I was ten. Back then, I couldn’t appreciate the film’s action and I probably didn’t get all of the humor (especially Wayne’s adlib about Mitchum’s poor continuity with his crutch). As I watch Wayne, Mitchum, Caan, and Hunnicutt now sneaking down the dark city streets, I can’t help but say to myself, “Yes, this is good. Damn good.”