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Title: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Hippieoddball1 on May 12, 2003, 07:16:25 AM
The release date for once upon a time in america region 2 edition has been brought forward to 23rd june 2003, nice one eh!


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: guybrush on May 12, 2003, 07:57:16 AM
The release date for once upon a time in america region 2 edition has been brought forward to 23rd june 2003, nice one eh!

Yes, good news indeed.  ;)
By the way, would you do a favour to us Italian guys?
We already know that the English release will have the movie subtitled in Italian, but nothing official has been said -up to my knowledge- about subtitles in the audio commentary by Schickel; would you be able to check that and revert?
Many thanks in advance...





Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Jupa on May 16, 2003, 06:31:34 AM
So,only one month to go...


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: aaronson on May 26, 2003, 04:01:14 AM
It seems that delivery dates are common now from the main websites ( AMAZON, FNAC, PLAY COM,CINESTORE..):

OUATIA  definitively by SEPTEMBER 10
DYS  AUGUST 5
OUATIW  not yet mentioned (see the link sent by a friend about Paramount annouce... by september too)
Let's cross our fingers


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: shorty larsen on May 30, 2003, 03:02:23 PM
I trully dont't think that the audio commentary would have any subtitle.

Most DVD bonus usually don't have any translation or subtitles.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: shorty larsen on May 31, 2003, 03:15:35 PM
Even DYS? Where did you see it?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: aaronson on June 01, 2003, 09:53:07 AM
Even DYS? Where did you see it?

See Play com DVD: Annouced 23 of July

Actors Rod Steiger ; James Coburn ; Maria Monti ; Rik Battaglie
Director Sergio Leone
Certificate 15 years and over
Year 1971
Screen Widescreen 2.35:1
Languages English - Dolby Digital (2.0) Mono
Duration 2 hours and 12 minutes (approx)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: J.T. Chance on June 02, 2003, 03:59:57 PM
But why is the 132 minute version - or any cut version for that matter, being released when the fully restored 162-minute cut is available, albeit in Italiano - and the English language version is being produced as we speak? The mind boggles.

BTW, I will have Once Upon A Time In America: Special Edition tomorrow! I have multi-region! :)  

Here the first review I have found on the Net: http://www.chud.com/chudvd/reviews/once.php3 (http://www.chud.com/chudvd/reviews/once.php3)

Truly an awesome piece of Cinema - a genuine masterpiece.


J.T.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: aaronson on July 07, 2003, 05:45:01 AM
I bought DVD's in these websites:

CD discount.com: many DVD at 1,99 euros (around 2 dollars) Nosferatu, Doctor Caligari,Blue Angel, Germany year zero, Rome opened  city, Landru, a woman is a woman, The music-room., 8 women and a half....Ray,Rosselini,Murnau,Von Sternberg,Godard, Chabrol, Greenaway for one hamburger price.
Add 2 euros for postal charges.french website
 
Play com:  bargains are interesting specially 3 for 20 pounds (around 28 euros): dollar trilogy for example
Free postal charges and some euro-cents for change charge. English website  

In France DVD price is often between 25 and 30 euros, sometime more for the "Collector"  :-\

And you ?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Christopher on July 11, 2003, 10:48:57 AM
Some region 1 sites I like are:

deepdiscountdvd.com
bestbuy.com

I've also gotten a good number of DVDs from e-Bay as well.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Simon on July 13, 2003, 07:02:28 AM
I have always used www.blackstar.co.uk for region 2 DVD. It has a huge selection and often has really good sales. Three DVD's for £20 with free postage e.t.c. It's video and DVD hunt is excellent as are delivery times.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Smoker on October 15, 2003, 04:33:56 PM
Im not sure if anyone has come across these little guide books before. I remember getting forced into buying one at a Roman Polanski film festival weekender, about a year ago by some pushy festival organiser.
I was a bit doobious at first. Got it home.... Very informative, analysis of themes in Directors work, reviews of films etc.  All good stuff basicly

But also theres one purely on 'Spagetti Westerns' as a genre. We all know what mass of films were churned out' of the back of 'Fistful of Dollars' success.
this is good intro to it... 31 films are covered in detail.

http://www.pocketessentials.com/film/spaghettiwesterns/index.php (http://www.pocketessentials.com/film/spaghettiwesterns/index.php)
 
There all about £4.00 a shot  :)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: KERMIT on October 15, 2003, 05:55:28 PM
this is good news smoker. thank you  :)
along w/ garry cowell's fistfull of trailors
this is a great comprehensive companion
to get started learning about all the rest.
for this i am greatful   :D


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Smoker on October 16, 2003, 04:11:56 AM
I wish they'd  rerelease that  'Fistful of Trailers'. There was one on ebay in the UK, back in september. Went for £40. not bad. i completely missed it.  ::)

The WildWest Productions website has updated the  product information for the first Trailers DVD . it now states 'try ebay' next to the 'out of stock' .  
I get the feeling they have been  inundated with emails about enquireing a copy.  ;)  


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: KERMIT on October 17, 2003, 09:51:20 AM
FOT is one DVD i'd like to get my hands on. where can i find this gem ? if the're out of stock what's so hard about producing more copies ? i get that same feeling smoker. :-\


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Jayson Kennedy on October 27, 2003, 05:51:47 PM
The first WildEast 'Fistful of Trailers' DVD has been out of print for a while, it was a limited edition. Germany's 'X-Rated Kult DVD' released Antonio Margheriti's spag Vengeance with an bonus spag trailer disc which is basically the FOT disc with a few german spag trailers thrown in.

Coming soon WildEast will release 'For A Few Trailers More'

Pre-order: http://www.xploitedcinema.com/dvds/dvds.asp?title=1218

Vengeance DVD set: http://www.xploitedcinema.com/dvds/dvds.asp?title=1030

(also xploited cinema is excellent all around, I've ordered a great many discs from them, fast, almost immediate response on orders and never a problem)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Smoker on October 28, 2003, 09:26:48 AM
The first WildEast 'Fistful of Trailers' DVD has been out of print for a while, it was a limited edition. Germany's 'X-Rated Kult DVD' released Antonio Margheriti's spag Vengeance with an bonus spag trailer disc which is basically the FOT disc with a few german spag trailers thrown in.

Thats really good news!!!   ;)

Is 'Vengeance' any good? Havn't come across that one.


Coming soon WildEast will release 'For A Few Trailers More'


Pre-order: http://www.xploitedcinema.com/dvds/dvds.asp?title=1218

When did you order your DVD Jayson? It seems to be a out of stock sign. must of sold out already?  sheesh :'(


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: smileraynic on November 08, 2003, 02:04:25 PM
can anyone inform me of any posters,memorabilia,
t-shirts?
all about sergios films.ouatitw especially?
any sites?any stores?
cheers


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Concorde on November 13, 2003, 02:10:21 PM
Try www.ebay.com and search under the film and TV memorabilia category. Last time I checked, there were posters (both collectible originals and affordable reprints) for most Leone films on sale there.

There was even a huge three-sheet poster for OUATITW.  :o


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: KERMIT on November 15, 2003, 11:26:09 AM
can anyone inform me of any posters,memorabilia,
t-shirts?
all about sergios films.ouatitw especially?
any sites?any stores?
cheers
@ ramone's profile ck under spaghitti western locations.  ;D


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Nobody on November 24, 2003, 09:26:45 AM
Guiseppe Collizi made three Terrence Hill/Bud Spencer westerns, where Hill played a character named Cat Stevens. I've seen two of them, "Boot Hill", and "God Forgives, I Don't", and they're both great. Has anyone seen the third, "Ace High", and/or know where I could get a copy. Eli Wallach is even in it.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Brega on December 09, 2003, 03:14:09 AM
Will the movie " A Fistful of dynamite" gonna be released on dvd 1 (canada/usa) one day ?

Thanks for your answers and excuse my bad english !

Brega


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: klaatu on December 14, 2003, 03:15:47 AM
I believe so. There's no reason FOD DVD wouldn't come out since every other Leone movies already out. Restoration process had been done and Code2 MGM DVD already out so I think it's olny a matter of time.  


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on December 14, 2003, 06:37:25 AM
I hope so, this is the one that really need to be out there probably the least know Leone movie, or to put it a better way the only times I've seen it were in pan & scan on TV with commercials.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Blueberry on April 26, 2004, 01:22:29 AM
R-2 DVD release today...  are you ready out there?  If there are anyone left who'll buy the R-2 version, that is... Anyway, congratulations to all the new Special Edition owners.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Hippieoddball1 on April 26, 2004, 08:44:16 AM
Does the region 1 dvd have the english language track with the old sound effect on it. I know it's got the new track on which is a disgrace, and the italian mono track. The new gun effect are a disgrace. I hope the mono track is not just in italian.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on April 26, 2004, 11:40:44 PM
Sorry, my understanding is our audio choices are limited to the new 5.1 soundtrack and the old Italian mono. Of course we all want the original English soundtrack as well, but it does not appear that MGM deigned to provide it. Leone fans, make your displeasure heard!


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Smoker on April 27, 2004, 02:28:15 PM
Couple of years ago, MGM released a Terminator Special Edition. Region 2 had the most horrible Dolby sound effect redit, completely ruin it for me.
They put the Mono back on the Region 1 three months later.

this falling over to please nonces with big surround systems is upsetting to me.

Its simple.. . don't f*&k with other peoples art.

FOD & FAFDM are on the cards.. new prints have been popping up at new zealand film festival. ..


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Alejandro on July 03, 2004, 12:53:23 PM
iD LIKE TO SAY HELLO TO ALL THE PEOPLE IN THIS FORUM. Im from Argentina and Im needing some help. Is there a way to get Leones Dvds when I dont have a credit card?. Id appreciatte any answer , thanks for reading and regards to all the people in this forum


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Frank on July 12, 2004, 10:42:02 AM
Two weeks ago I was in Best Buy in Houston and noticed a lone copy of a boxed set with the title Once Upon a Time in Italy -- The Spagetti Western Collection.

The five DVDs in the box are:

A Bullet for the General, 1967 directed by Damiano Damiani and starring Gian Maria Volonte and Klaus Kinski (both of FFDM).

Companeros, 1970 directed by Sergio Corbucci with music by Morricone (anyone with a Morricone compulation CD will recognize the title song) and starring Franco Nero, Tomas Milian and Jack Palance

Four of the Apolcalypse, 1975 directed by Lucio Fulci and starring Michael J. Pollard, Lynne Frederick, Tomas Milian and Fabio Testi

Keoma, 1976 directeed by Enzo Castellari starring William Berger, Woody Strode

Texas, Adios 1966 directed by Ferninando Baldi and staring Franco Nero

I've only seen the first two movies so far.  I preferred A bullet for the General over Companeros.  I really liked the opening scene in which an ambushed Mexican Army train comes to a stop to avoid running over an officer strapped to the tracks.  Their choice:  continue to be shot at or run over the Captain.  It was also cool to see the FFDM cast used again, however the photography and scene composition just isn't up to the master at all.  

It is also disappointing to watch such bloodless shoot outs.  In one scene bare chested Mexican soldiers run out of their barracks to be shot down from snipers on the roof.  They clutch at their bellies and fall woudless to the ground.  I think modern FX could put some gore and blood on the original scenes and improve the look.

The boxed case has a website address on it, for those who might be interested in these films.  (I haven't checked it out, though)

www.anchorbayentertainment.com





Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Thosefalsenotes on July 13, 2004, 07:54:25 PM
How much was it?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: rddesq on July 18, 2004, 02:31:16 PM
I have the collection too.  Keoma is the best imo and Four of the Appocolypse is simpy horrible.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on July 18, 2004, 05:41:23 PM
You guys will like The Big Gundown for sure then.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: leonefan on July 26, 2004, 06:36:47 PM
Is the Big Gundown the same movie as the Grand Duel with Lee Van Cleef?  I can't find it on DVD.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Frank on July 26, 2004, 06:37:19 PM
Don't recall the exact cost, but it was premium priced, say 65.98?  Five largely forgotten movies would usually be priced at a discount, but the marketers recognize they have a niche product.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on July 27, 2004, 04:57:42 AM
Quote
Is the Big Gundown the same movie as the Grand Duel with Lee Van Cleef?  I can't find it on DVD.  

No its a restoration project, though a box set of Van Cleef movies is comming out in Japan "Grand Duel, Big Gundown, Death Rides a Horse" though TBG is listed as the 90 minute version.
 
http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?disc=160642;article=80100;title=Spaghetti%20Western%20Web%20Board;pagemark=40

The restoration is 105 minutes.

http://p221.ezboard.com/famanahorseandagunfrm2.showMessage?topicID=13.topic

Its a personal estoration project made with the help of SW fans around the world. You have to email FrancoCleef to get it.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: leonefan on July 27, 2004, 05:58:09 AM
I was at fry's today and saw the Italy box set for $58, I was gonna pick it up but I noticed that the movies that come with it are also sold separately.  Are the separate ones the exact same as the ones that come in the set or is there a difference as far as video, sound, and features go.  


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: mortimer on July 27, 2004, 10:20:52 AM
Quote
I noticed that the movies that come with it are also sold separately

Films are the same.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: grandpa_chum on August 02, 2004, 11:30:41 AM
I own the box set, but if you can save money by getting keoma, a bullet for the general, and companeros separatly then DO IT! you won't regret it

Keoma is amazing... my favorite non-leone western

a bullet for the general is almost as great as keoma but not quite... one of the best non duel endings to a movie i've seen

companeros is a fun movie... morricones reoccuring theme really makes the movie and it's good for a go through or two but there is no real replay value as far as i'm concerned

Texas adios wasn't too bad but it certainly wasn't good nero's worst movie imo

four of the apocalypse is horrid... one of the worst movies i've seen... only one positive, and that is the hanging in the begining i loved the camerawork on that one.



Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: grandpa_chum on August 02, 2004, 11:34:38 AM
btw keoma is really starring franco nero, berger and strode are both equally second fiddle on this one


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: UNKNOWN GRAVE on August 13, 2004, 10:02:06 PM
One way i can think of is to use a check or money order to set up a paypal account or an account with www.amazon.com in the us or uk.  I believe that if u send a check it has to be from a certified bank.  With a paypal account you can buy off an auction on www.ebay.com or some other similar site.
To Argentina shipping will probably be really high, but you can order used dvds of Leone and American westerns from Amazon.  You will need a region free player for US DVD's.
I would check into this if you really want to buy these dvds.  
Good Luck.
Perhaps someone else on the board will have better info or a website for you in Argentina that can make the transaction easier with a check or money order.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: KERMIT on August 14, 2004, 12:01:17 AM
One way i can think of is to use a check or money order to set up a paypal account or an account with www.amazon.com in the us or uk.  I believe that if u send a check it has to be from a certified bank.  With a paypal account you can buy off an auction on www.ebay.com or some other similar site.
To Argentina shipping will probably be really high, but you can order used dvds of Leone and American westerns from Amazon.  You will need a region free player for US DVD's.
I would check into this if you really want to buy these dvds.  
Good Luck.
Perhaps someone else on the board will have better info or a website for you in Argentina that can make the transaction easier with a check or money order.
good plan U/G.  has anyone considered a lending library thus cutting out the middle man ?
obviously, a good set of rules and regulations. that is to be a member of said lending library addresses or names wouldn't be divulged on this board.
welcome alejandro


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: redyred on August 14, 2004, 08:06:47 AM
Shorty Larsen (the board member, not the character in GBU) is Argentinian. Maybe he could help.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Belkin on August 14, 2004, 06:29:31 PM
good plan U/G.  has anyone considered a lending library thus cutting out the middle man ?
obviously, a good set of rules and regulations. that is to be a member of said lending library addresses or names wouldn't be divulged on this board.
welcome alejandro
KERMIT, thats a damm good idea! ;)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: spag fan on August 20, 2004, 09:37:31 AM
I was surprised to find it new for $56 at a local shop. Well worth the price.

Here's how I rank 'em:

1. Bullet For The General: Lot's of fun with some great plot twists. Very well done. Gian Maria Volonté steals the show!

2. Companeros: Another fun one with great performances by Tomas Milian and Franco Nero. Any film with Jack Palance as a "pot-crazed sadist" has got to be good!

3. Four Of The Apocalypse: I'd read mixed reviews on this one, so I didn't know what to expect. I liked it! I am a horror fan as well though, so I can see why some don't care for it. Some scenes were hard to watch, but otherwise, it's a beautiful film and Milian and Michael J. Pollard really help.

4. Texas Adios: This one is okay, but suffers from some pretty poor dubbing. It's enjoyable enough, but nothing really memorable.

5. Keoma: I had high expectations for this one. I thought it'd be the best of the bunch. NOT TOO GOOD! The film was well directed and nice to look at, but the score killed it. Oh my god, the caterwauling! I wanted to like it. Oh well. ::)

Overall, I'm glad I bought this set and am looking forward to sharing with my friends if I can talk any of them into it! My poor wife is getting a little burnt on westerns to say the least!



Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: mortimer on August 21, 2004, 10:04:46 AM
I have seen them all but when it came to buying I opted only for A Bullet for the General and Companeros. I may add Keoma later but I actually liked Mannaja a man called Blade alot more as far as the mid 70s spags go. Texas addios and 4 for the appocalypse were forgettable.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: leonefan on September 01, 2004, 04:48:23 AM
Is KEOMA the sequel to Django, because I read at imdb that Keoma is also known as Django Rides Again.  Should I watch Django before watching Keoma or it doesn't matter?  


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: spag fan on September 01, 2004, 06:43:05 AM
No, the only relation they have is that Franco Nero stars in both. Django was such a success that the name was attached to anything and everything. If you get the Blue Underground DVD of "Run Man Run" (better than Django and Keoma imo), there's an interesting extra feature on spaghetti westerns that goes into that.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Hippieoddball1 on September 01, 2004, 08:35:46 AM
I think it's funny all this talk about spaghetti's. I've got Run Man Run and i think it's appaling, just proper boring, and there's no great scenes for me at all in it. But i have got DJANGO THE BASTARD aka (THE STRANGERS GUNDOWN). Which out of all the non leone spaghetti's is the best by far that i have seen. Just a typical story line of a man on a revenge trip killing the people that betrayed him. But you don't know whether he is dead or not, a forunner for High Plains Drifter, but not  as good, obviously. I also didn't like Django or Great silence that much either. Spaghetti's in general are poor imo. But Death Rides a horse was good i thought, but it did tail off towards the end.
I would like to see Keoma and Mannaja though because i think they could give me a different angle from Spaghetti's and i've heard alot of good things, but then again alot of people like Django, when i think it's complete dogshit, but interesting to hear peoples opinion. Funny though.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: leonefan on September 01, 2004, 10:34:04 AM
I read somewhere that Run Man Run is a sequel to the Big Gundown (which I haven't seen yet).  I dont' know whether you have seen TBG or not, but maybe that's why it didn't make much to you.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: spag fan on September 01, 2004, 11:01:22 AM
I didn't say "Run Man Run" was great. I just thought it was better than Django or Keoma + it has the Italian Western documentary bonus (Blue Underground DVD). Django was just okay, but Keoma was pretty bad imo.

My fave non-Leone Spag. so far is "A Bullet For The General". If you don't care for that one, you may need to stay away from the genre or just stick with Leone.

I personally like the cheese that comes with most spaghetti westerns. I don't take them seriously in any way. To me, it's the old "so bad it's good" kind of thing.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: redyred on September 02, 2004, 01:36:03 PM
Keoma would be a brilliant film - one of the 2 or 3 best non-Leones - if it wasn't for that awful music being trotted out at all the most atmospheric or poignant moments. Another thing is that sometimes the direction, while stylish, is a bit over the top as well. I mean, does every single death in the film have to be in slow motion? These two things just turned a brilliant film into a good one.

Ironically the film was originally edited to the music of bob dylan and leonard cohen, and director Castellari told the de Angelis brothers to write something in that style! They didn't quite get there did they?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: grandpa_chum on September 02, 2004, 03:23:39 PM
i will admit that at some moments the music is just plain horrid, but at other times, i hate to admit it but, I love the music, i mean its no morricone but it works well at some points... i also think it adds to the detached style of the whole thing... i mean the movie is just so wierd and different and so is the music, thats one of the things i like about it... and the stylized slow motion is done pretty damn well imo. anyway considering that they had no script at all, and improvised the whole damn movie scene to scene with a basic story i consider the mediocre music to only be a minor distraction to a great film imo... the way castellari mixes the past with the present in this film is amazing, i'm sure it had been done before and probably better but it's my favorite part of the movie... i highly suggest at least giving keoma a shot if your a leone fan.

after seeing django i had my doubts about franco nero but after seeing companeros and keoma i must say he's one of the best spag western stars out there.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on September 02, 2004, 04:29:12 PM
You Guys got to get the restoration project of "The Big Gundown"

Then we can talk of non-Leone Spaghetti's.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: leonefan on September 02, 2004, 05:12:51 PM
Do you have more information about getting the Big Gundown restored?  Is this the correct person to contact?

http://www.strangeher.net/tomas/biggun1.html (http://www.strangeher.net/tomas/biggun1.html)

BTW if you've ordered it how much was it?  Thx.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on September 02, 2004, 07:01:10 PM
$20 US, for the Big Gundown restoration project email FrancoCleef for more info:

kingriek@shaw.ca


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The 4th Gunfighter on October 10, 2004, 11:12:45 AM
I just recently got this box set, so let me throw in my thoughts:

BULLET FOR THE GENERAL - Easily the best of the five. Volante is excellent, and the story, even though you can figure the outcome by the movie's title, is great. Kinski is his usual great self in a minor role, but to Volante and his acting from high-strung to quite/contemplative, especially near the end, makes this must-see. In my case, I will need to see it again to pick up more clues, and appreciate the subtelties of Volante's performance. And don't forget the movies' tagline: "When the bullet turns red...the general will be dead!"

COMPANEROS - Second best of the five. Another story set in the Mexican revolution. Franco Nero & Tomas Milian carry this movie with their performances, as a Swedish arms dealer & a revolutionary forced to go rescue the opposition's leader to open a safe, even though it is Morricone's excellent title song that is the highlight of the film. Similarly political as Bullet For The General, but you get both sides of the revolution and is much more fun, plus Jack Palance is over-the-top hilarious. EXTRAS: contains interview segment w/ Nero, Milian & Morricone.

FOUR OF THE APOCALYPSE - Uggh. Not my cup of tea, but the bad plot coupled with bad characterizations didn't help. Four unrelated characters forced to band together to make a journey, but it all goes wrong when they meet a bandit that joins them (Tomas Milian in another great performance). Tries to be psychological, but resorts to cheap horror/gross-out scenes to carry it, which at times seem forced. The main character (Fabio Testi) was not handled properly, the ex-slave is a carciature/parody, and the drunk is just "there". The only person who shows growth is the girl (the lovely Lynne Frederick), and of course they take the cop-out ending with her character. The ending also seems unrealistic, talk about pure luck! And let's not forget the music: since this came out in the 70's, has folkish type songs "narrating" the plot (similar to Keoma), which just truly grate on your nerves. Probably the worst of the five, and not a movie you would see again unless you are a fan of the type. EXTRAS: contains interview segment w/ Testi & Milian.

KEOMA - One of those "love it" or "hate it" movies. I did not like it, but I probably will have to watch it again anyways. Nero's character is not fully/well-developed, and at times can be hypocritical & preachy (witness him chastising the citizens for being cowards when their loved ones are threatened, and then he himself surrenders when his father is threatened!). Fraught with symbolism, which as others have said helps this film, and is one of the positives that would make you want to view it again. Two negatives: the "slow-mo" action shots after EVERY gunshot gets old quickly, and becomes laughable as the movie goes on, and of course the music, which others have described as close to unbearable. Strode is under-utilized in this film. Howevery, the heavy symbolism, plus the dark, moody atmosphere help this film tremendously, which is probably what makes it unique.  Third best of the five. EXTRAS: Interview segment with Nero, and also audio commentary option with director Enzo G. Castellari & journalist Waylon Wahl.

TEXAS ADIOS - Perfectly acceptable movie, but looks like more like an American western than a Spaghetti. And that's the only thing I can say: nothing really unique about this movie, everything is fine but not extraordinary, and while the locations are certainly beautiful, the acting and story is strictly standard. Nero is also dubbed here, making it even more like a non-Spaghetti. I was actually surprised that it was included in this set. There's really nothing bad to say about this movie (except for the straight-forward plot and at times campy acting), but there's really nothing that makes it stand out. Fourth best of the five. EXTRAS: Interview segment with Franco Nero.

Comes in a nice cardboard slipcase & holder, and the five movies each have their own individual (thin) plastic slipcase, but not detailed covers. All Five Movies contain Trailers, Scene Access, and Biographies of the main stars, and the extras (interviews) are well-produced and well-done. I got mine cheaply on ebay ($30!!), but can be found on DeepDiscountDVD.com for $54.00. I would definitely love to see a 2nd Volume, or even more!!


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Film-Junkie Zach on November 10, 2004, 11:24:48 PM
I got that boxset for my b-day when I turned 19 last may.

Keoma is a good Film

I really liked Companeros and A Bullet For The General

Four Of The Apocalypse was okay. I Like Zombie and The Beyond better than Apocalypse.

Texas,Adios is pretty good.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: redyred on March 06, 2005, 05:15:21 AM
No real connection between them except I'm watching both on ebay at the moment. They're going for quite a bit so I was wondering if anyone had seen either could let me know if they're worth getting. Thanks.

Minnesota Clay is early Corbucci (pre-Django), so probably pretty terrible but still might be quite interesting.

Five Man Army sounds pretty good - script by Dario Argento, Morricone score.

Thanks.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Marco Leone on March 06, 2005, 03:50:39 PM
It depends on what you class as quite a bit.  I got hold of a "copy" of Minnesota Clay recently for a fairly good price (about £5 if I remember correctly).

Last time I saw Five Man Army on ebay it was going for about £15, for an original copy.

I haven't seen either yet (although should view MC in the next few days) so probably not the most appropriate person to comment.  Personally, I'd pay up to £10 for either, on reputation alone.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: redyred on March 10, 2005, 09:54:40 AM
ebay.co.uk currently has three copies of 5 man army going for £3 starting each. I've bid on one, the other two are currently on 0 bids, so it's a pretty good call if anyone else in the UK wants a copy. Just don't bid on the one I'm going for!


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: boardwalk_angel on April 01, 2005, 07:09:48 AM
Blue Underground is announcing a special April 1 DVD release...the fully restored Director's cut of
Il Stompanato Gambero Farcito Cotto(1970)
aka
Caliente the Miserable Sonofabitch
If you see Caliente..Shoot Yourself in the Head
Django..Mutilate!!!!
Caliente meets Sartana...LET'S KILL SABATA!!!
Ride..Ride..Ride..Ride..Ride..Ride..Ride..Ride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Grovel, gringo..Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!!!

Directed by Pupi Castellarini (who had previously directed "Mighty Ursus vs. The Amazon Moon Women")
aka Paul Cohen, aka Zelmo Fabrizi

The original 312 minute running time having been mercillesly & arbitrarilly cut for American release...in some cases down to 49 minutes...due to the film's brutality (the 22 minute crucifixion scene in which fingers are chopped off one by one and forcibly fed and eaten..in particular), & desire to have 12 showings a day......thereby rendering an already convoluted plot virtually incomprehensible .. naturally the critics savaged it when it was released.

Starring:
Guiseppe Guillermo (aka Bud Jones)
Ozzie Nelson
Klaus Kinski
Tomas Milian (as 'Fandango'...the blind deaf mute whose skill with an axe is legendary)

This new 2 disc set includes commentary by noted Castellarini scholar Manuel Labor, author of "Pasta & Pupi".

Happy April..y'all
 ;)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Ramon on April 01, 2005, 09:43:46 AM

Little known trivia about this movie.

Actually the movie wasn't cut by the censors, what happened was that the little known child actor Johnny Depp was preparing for his role in Edward Scissorhands when he inadvertently wandered into the editing room. The rest as they say in Birmingham is history.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Groggy on April 01, 2005, 03:59:17 PM
Hey boardwalk_angel, you're from IMDB, right?

If you're the same guy, I'm Hancock_the_Superb.  Just thought I'd say howdy.   ;D You new around here?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: boardwalk_angel on April 01, 2005, 06:10:31 PM
'Tis I..H_ the _S....howdee!!!   :) Yes..I've been lurking around here for a couple of weeks...& joined up today.
Oh..& I'm the same 'guy'...but this "guy's" a lady.. :o he he he...who fell in love w/ movies...Westerns always being  a very special favorite...&  a pretty big  'Spaghetti-head.'
Great to hear from you.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on April 02, 2005, 05:07:51 AM
welcome boardwalk_angle enjoy yourself!


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Groggy on April 02, 2005, 05:15:10 AM
'Tis I..H_ the _S....howdee!!!   :) Yes..I've been lurking around here for a couple of weeks...& joined up today.
Oh..& I'm the same 'guy'...but this "guy's" a lady.. :o he he he...who fell in love w/ movies...Westerns always being  a very special favorite...&  a pretty big  'Spaghetti-head.'
Great to hear from you.


Okay, sorry for the gender confusion.  ;D


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Belkin on April 02, 2005, 05:33:46 PM
'Tis I..H_ the _S....howdee!!!   :) Yes..I've been lurking around here for a couple of weeks...& joined up today.
Oh..& I'm the same 'guy'...but this "guy's" a lady.. :o he he he...who fell in love w/ movies...Westerns always being  a very special favorite...&  a pretty big  'Spaghetti-head.'
Great to hear from you.

Nice one. welcome, lady.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: iceman on April 21, 2005, 02:11:43 PM
Anyone interested in Posters should check this site out...has all the Dollar films and more.Download pictures for your profile....

http://www.moviegoods.com/movie_product.asp?sku=202548&master%5Fmovie%5Fid=2518

Ice


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Leonegeek on April 30, 2005, 09:18:42 AM
Hi,

As well as being a devoted Leonephile, I also collect posters, lobby
cards, soundtracks, books, etc.,etc. Does anyone have anything
they're willing to trade or sell? I have quite a lot of items from his
films (all his films) that I might consider parting with. Thanks!

Leonegeek


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Poggle on May 17, 2005, 10:14:48 PM
And this doesn't mean the 4% speed difference of PAL to NTSC and vice versa for you smartasses :P

I have the Man With No Name boxed set, the three  R1 Special Edition releases and the two disc DYS from Korea.

I'm assuming that the most complete movie in all of those has to be the R1 GBU Italian mono track version.

But for all the others are there any obscure DVDs or releases in other countries that have the longest uncut versions of those movies?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: SeanSeanSean on June 04, 2005, 06:00:47 PM
Still no news for the region 1 release for Giù la testa, aka Fistful of dynamite aka once upon a time...the revolution . I just sent a request on the mgm site. I suggest that anyone interested do the same. The region 2 DVD is out so why not in America? If all members from this board request it, the studio may finally respond.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Beebs on June 05, 2005, 10:54:01 AM
Question

Is this the DVD that the old Leone actors got together and made? what's the Region 2 DVD?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: SeanSeanSean on June 05, 2005, 11:48:34 AM
Question

Is this the DVD that the old Leone actors got together and made? what's the Region 2 DVD?
No, the fine film between OUATIW and OUATIA. Region 2 is Europe Region 1 is USA/Canada


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Beebs on June 06, 2005, 03:11:16 PM
has anyone bought anything from this site?
I'd like to know if you were satisfied with the quality of the products before I buy a hat.  They're too expensive for a 15 year old like me to risk buying a cheap imatation.
http://www.hollywoodprop.com/spaghettihats.htm

Please if you have let me know. I'm very interested in finding a hat like this.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: boardwalk_angel on June 12, 2005, 02:22:32 PM
Just sitting around...after just having watched "Duel at Silver Creek".......an astonishingly bad Western......(available on DVD & VHS, for those who have trouble sleeping & want some encouragement)......& considering the sad state of affairs that prevents me from bopping down and renting and/or purchasing........

The Mercenary
The Big Gundown
A Fistful of Dynamite (now I hear it might not be released even in December)
Any of the "Sartana" films...or "Sabata" films
and quite a few others...including "Hellbenders"...Face to Face"........on & on.............here in the U.S. of A.

I can't see these films..without jumping through hoops on EBay..or looking for some UK online store for compatible titles & spending lotsa bucks.

It's a sad state of affairs........in a world where Peckinpah's brilliant "Ride the High Country" isn't even on VHS...much less on DVD...& considering some of the absolute drek that is available.

Just some random thoughts on a warm, dusty day.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on June 12, 2005, 08:47:39 PM
You do have "Companeros, A Bullet for the General, Keoma, Day Of Anger, " I take it, ......all are available here at Amazon.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: grandpa_chum on June 12, 2005, 09:02:02 PM
find a regionless dvd player... it's so worth it... and they don't cost any more than your average region 1 equivelant...

also check this guy out for a few unavailable widescreen peckinpah westerns on dvdr, he has ride the high country and pat garrett, I personally bought the pat garrett dvd from him and the quality was amazing, granted it's just the movie, no menus or anything, but the quality was flawless and he even tho0ugh they are just dvdr's he doesn't label them and they work fine in all 3 of the dvd players in my house, I highly recomend checking it out if you want a widescreen dvd of either pat garrett or ride the high country. and don't want to wait.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: boardwalk_angel on June 12, 2005, 10:50:44 PM
You do have "Companeros, A Bullet for the General, Keoma, Day Of Anger, " I take it,

Yeah..stuff like Companeros..Django..Bullet for the General..Bullet for Sandoval..Keoma...etc...I can rent easily & purchase if I want to...Day of Anger...& the other Wild East titles ...a limited selection, anyway, are $20-$30 ...need to be ordered...it's a little inconvenient & expensive.

find a regionless dvd player
Yes..I can play any region

Got 'Ride the High Country'..on tape..letterboxed...off of TCM.

It's just frustrating...other than the very small Wild East catalog...a lot of really good movies are unavailable to me.



Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Egdor on June 13, 2005, 03:28:33 AM
Well, you should consider yourself lucky to have those available. Where I live it’s literally impossible to get a huge load of films unless you order them from outside the country.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Marco Leone on June 13, 2005, 01:31:55 PM
Its very frustrating like that in the uk too.  However, rightly or wrongly there are quite a few "copy" dvds available off of ebay in the uk of some very rare SW's.  In my view, if this is the only way to get hold of films, there is nothing wrong with buying them!  If the film companies felt that strongly about it, they would make more of these movies available.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Fortean on June 14, 2005, 02:05:26 PM
One day soon they may handle films like music, where you can download them yourself and burn them to DVD. I'd miss the brightly colored cases and such, but I'd love to be able to get a film like any of these near-instantly.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Egdor on June 14, 2005, 02:46:09 PM
What they ought to do is remove all unavailability and insert ridiculously low prices.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Poggle on June 14, 2005, 04:10:53 PM
I don't have a problem ordering things off of ebay, especially if it's an importer in the U.S. selling them.

I got DYS from a guy in New York on ebay. I forget how much it was, but for the English and Italian language versions it was worth it. I think it was like 30 bucks in all His name was squonkamatic.

P.S. Once when I went to Gloria Estefan's restaurant in Miami(On South Beach from that street on Scarface with the chainsaw scene. It's now a strip full of fancy restaurants) I asked the guy for ice coffee and he grabbed me by the shirt and yelled "WE DON'T SERVE ITALIAN COFFEE HERE, ONLY CUBAN!" then he let me go and in a calm voice he said "But, I could add ice cubes..." :)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: finisterre on June 18, 2005, 09:51:25 PM
Hi,

I was planning on getting the Franco Cleef restoration of The Big Gundown. And I notice that Faccia a Faccia is avialable in Japan.

Bearing this in mind, is it worth me picking up the German Sollima - Italo Western set? Is the book any good? (is it all in German?), and how do the versions of The Big Gubndown and Faccia a Faccia  in the box compare to the two versions mentioned above? (I know the box also includes Run, Run, Run - is there a better version of this available?).

Hope someone can help?

Thanks.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Marco Leone on June 19, 2005, 04:37:45 AM
I've not seen the Sollima boxset, but I gather that there is no english language soundtrack (which being the sort of ignorant person that can't understand other languages is problematic for me!).

I really can't praise Franco Cleef's restoration of The Big Gundown enough.  He has done a fantastic job with a classic, restoring it to how it should have been seen!


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on June 19, 2005, 07:28:43 AM
Book is in German and no english language track


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on June 19, 2005, 05:50:17 PM
Don't know if this helps, but the Japanese Faccia a Faccia is letterboxed, not enhanced for widescreen TVs. Also the colors look a bit washed out.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: finisterre on June 19, 2005, 11:18:34 PM
Thanks for the replies.

So what would be considered the best DVD of Faccia a Faccia to pick up?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Smoker on June 20, 2005, 03:51:27 AM
At the moment.. As Dave mentioned. The Japanese SPO version of Faccia a Faccia.
But Macaroni Western DVDs arn't exactly very cheap  £25.00 ($45.00) a disc.
Its the only english option but the english audio isn't fantastic quality. The VHS master they used for the audio sounds a little chewed up like the effect you get with dodgey analogue tape heads. The italian audio (with english subtitles) is in much better condition. available at Amazon Japan (http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00006RTTA/qid=1119260257/sr=8-2/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i2_xgl15/250-8738026-6828218)
 
There are some cheaper bootlegs available on ebay. But that can be a mine field.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: indio on June 20, 2005, 10:06:03 AM
and Face to Face is a great movie. great character development. Sollima's good at that.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Marco Leone on June 20, 2005, 02:59:08 PM
Ebay is our saviour!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Beebs on July 18, 2005, 01:08:52 PM
I've now had it with Blockbuster  >:(. I had a list of movies, 10 at least, not one of them was there. Not that it was checked out, they just flat didn't have it. I rented Red Dead Revolver again but they didnt have:
Ace's High
DYS
Socorro
OUTIA
Nevada Smith
Sand pepples
The Hunter
The Getaway
Sudden Impact
Death Rides a Horse


I understand Ace's High and Death Rides a Horse aren't exactly popular movies but Sand Pepples, The Getaway, The hunter and especially Sudden Impact.

Does anyone know Where I can get these movies? Blockbuster doesn't even have a dad burn Western section.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Tucos wife on July 18, 2005, 01:28:16 PM
When a local video store went under my dad bought me all their spaghetti westerns. I have Ace's High. It's on video but I'll try and make you a copy.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Marco Leone on July 18, 2005, 01:33:19 PM
In the UK, you can rent DVDs off of Amazon online - presumably this facility is available in the USA too?

I've not used this service, but its quite a good idea.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: KERMIT on July 18, 2005, 02:50:19 PM
When a local video store went under my dad bought me all their spaghetti westerns. I have Ace's High. It's on video but I'll try and make you a copy.
beebs. great list !  we need a spaghetti lending library.
i have a copy of ace high i can loan you through the mail.
BTY tuco's wife, which one are you ? he had lots of them.
photo of muskeg express no. 1. in c/j's "damn trains" thread.  wish i could take a ride .  cool.  ;)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Tucos wife on July 18, 2005, 04:02:51 PM
haha as I'm Tuco's wife and my world is in The Good The Bad and The Ugly, I got Tuco really drunk one night and married him to get half his gold from the stash at Sad Hill cemetary.  ;D


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Beebs on July 18, 2005, 04:44:41 PM
Wow! I didn't think I'd get so many generous responses. Thank you all for the offer. I'd hate to make you go through the trouble of copying and sending me a copy. I'll just keep my eye open in stores

Marco. Thanks for the information. I didn't know you could RENT movies on Amazon. I'll have to try it. If not, I guess I didn't think of buying them from there.

Thanks to everyone! ;D


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Leone Admirer on September 18, 2005, 12:40:21 PM
Since you guys have been giving me so many lists of DVD's to buy  ;) I thought it would be a good idea if we had a dedicated thread to Spag DVD producers and suppliers. We could do reviews of the different places we use, recomend certain sites and deals as well as inform of upcoming DVD Spag releases.

Here is the two I know which deal mostly exclusively in Spaghetti's:

http://www.wildeast.net/

]http://www.xploitedcinema.com/dvds/genres.asp?genre=Spaghetti+Western (http://www.xploitedcinema.com/dvds/genres.asp?genre=Spaghetti+Western[/i)

Hopefully you can recomend many more. Thanks


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on September 18, 2005, 03:06:30 PM
Anchor Bay

http://www.anchorbayentertainment.com/

And Blue Underground

http://www.blue-underground.com/






Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: grandpa_chum on September 19, 2005, 02:25:41 PM
BU has a nice site, but you can always get any of the BU and AB dvds off of amazon for much cheaper, and the service is better and quicker.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: iceman on September 28, 2005, 05:23:54 PM
'Tis I..H_ the _S....howdee!!!   :) Yes..I've been lurking around here for a couple of weeks...& joined up today.
Oh..& I'm the same 'guy'...but this "guy's" a lady.. :o he he he...who fell in love w/ movies...Westerns always being  a very special favorite...&  a pretty big  'Spaghetti-head.'
Great to hear from you.


Pweee! Pwooo!!.(suppose to be a wolf whistle) welcome Angel..

ICE


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Tim on September 28, 2005, 08:20:41 PM
  Hey groggy, I didn't know you were Hancock the Superb.  I'm bullit2513.  We had some good conversations over at the Major Dundee board.  Figures that we had some good ones hear too although I had no idear it was you. 

  It's a small world after all.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: grandpa_chum on September 28, 2005, 10:05:14 PM
you guys shouldn't update this thread so far from april... I actually looked up this film for like 10 minutes because I thought it was a new thread... haha... i'm so gullable.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Smoker on November 03, 2005, 09:02:31 AM
Some might of seen the Dollars custom covers from earlier this year. Few more ive done over past year dabbling with photoshop. Some for bootleg stuff that didn't originally have a cover.
 
The Big Gundown (Franco Cleef Reconstruction Version)
(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/1020/biggundownfrancocleef4ak.th.jpg)
Hi-res
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/1020/biggundownfrancocleef4ak.jpg

Sonny & Jed (Japanese TV Bootleg)
(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/8088/sonnyandjed0hw.th.jpg)
Hi-res
http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/8088/sonnyandjed0hw.jpg

Once Upon A Time: Sergio Leone (50 min AMC Documentry, Fits a slim DVD case, the kind you get AOL cd junk mail in)
(http://img478.imageshack.us/img478/3834/ouatsergioleone8pp.th.jpg)
Hi-res jpeg.
http://img478.imageshack.us/img478/3834/ouatsergioleone8pp.jpg

Replacement covers for R1 Dollars DVDs.. From the start of the year..


(http://img208.exs.cx/img208/2997/afewdollarsmore1bo.th.jpg)

Heres the high-res jpeg version. You can print this out
http://img208.exs.cx/img208/2997/afewdollarsmore1bo.jpg




(http://img180.echo.cx/img180/8157/afistfulofdollars9ol.th.jpg)

High-res jpeg version.
http://img180.echo.cx/img180/8157/afistfulofdollars9ol.jpg

Enjoy.  :)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on November 03, 2005, 08:10:01 PM
nice stuff


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: indio on November 04, 2005, 12:40:31 AM
brilliant, has any one got a jonathon of the bears or any other franco nero ones?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Banjo on November 04, 2005, 02:42:45 AM
Yeah i need a cover for my Jonathan of the Bears dvd and also for Life is Tough,eh Providence?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: HEX on November 04, 2005, 07:39:52 AM
Yeah i need a cover for my Jonathan of the Bears dvd and also for Life is Tough,eh Providence?


i just need JONATHAN OF THE BEARS period. ;D


where can i get it? ebay?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: indio on November 04, 2005, 08:22:22 AM
i'll get you a copy Hex. i've got a dvd copy from austrailan tv. i'll see if my friend will burn it for me. its only tv quality. you wouldn't happen to have life is tough providence would you?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Smoker on November 04, 2005, 09:00:13 AM
Banjo, Indio? Christmas comes early.

Its not of great quality. Jpeg is a little below average

Jonathan Of the Bears
(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/9995/jonathanofthebears2jb.th.jpg)
Hi-Res
http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/9995/jonathanofthebears2jb.jpg

Its a for a copy I got from a friend. Not great picture quality, Fullscreen 86 mins. No tell tale signs of where its sourced from. No Ads bookending it or channel logo. But its English lang.

Blue Underground's Django Removed the garish (raindow like) sunset from spine and back.

(http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/6222/djangolow8bf.th.jpg)

Hi-Res
http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/6222/djangolow8bf.jpg

Ive got quite few more somewhere on a old CD-R. Navajo Joe, The Hills Run Red and Guns For San Sebastian off the top of my head.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: HEX on November 04, 2005, 10:41:29 AM
i'll get you a copy Hex. i've got a dvd copy from austrailan tv. i'll see if my friend will burn it for me. its only tv quality. you wouldn't happen to have life is tough providence would you?


i really appreciate all the info and all the stuff u guys do for me. no iam afraid i dont have LIFE IS TOUGH, PROVIDENCE sorry. but is there anything else u might be interested in? i dont have a burner but i will see what i can do. ill send u a personel message.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: indio on November 05, 2005, 12:17:46 AM
smoker your the best!!! you wouldn't happened to have nero's a man his pride and vengance would you?

hex i was in the same boat as you last year and would have loved someone to offer this to me. whats the point in sharing thoughts if we can't share the films. i will do it for you with pleasure.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: grandpa_chum on November 05, 2005, 01:11:18 AM
in case you guys are of interest you can get Jonathan of the bears DVDR widescreen with english subtitles here for 15 bucks http://www.eurotrashcinema.com/html/actors_nero.htm

I don't have it or I would gladly offer up a copy, nice to see the generosity anyhow.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Banjo on November 05, 2005, 01:52:36 AM
Great cover of Jonathan of the Bears,thanks Smoker.
I've only got a bootleg dvd copy of Providence transferred i guess from an old video tape along with subtitles and i think maybe an official rerelease will surface eventually.
Indio i got a very reasonably priced dvdr of Hills Run Red from www.atlasvisuals.com about a year ago,and having just looked at this site again i see they now have for sale Life is Tough,eh Providence? as well as the sequel Here We Go Again,Eh Providence also with Tomas Milian!!!


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: indio on November 05, 2005, 02:44:34 AM
thanks banjo, was your copy a video or dvd quality? can you remove subtitles or are they on all the time?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Banjo on November 05, 2005, 05:14:19 AM
I got my dvdr copy of the Providence film from a guy in the North-East of England who regularly advertises on Ebay although i haven't seen this title listed recently,and looks like a pan & scan video tape transfer with irremovable subtitles unfortunately.
I  used the atlas visual sellers only once to get Hills Run Red which is widescreen and taped off the American version of TCM.It only took about a week to arrive in the UK from America,but i've since found there are cheaper dvdrs on Ebay,although i've never seen the Providence sequel on Ebay,so if you go for this by any chance iy would be interesting to hear your thoughts about both Providence movies?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: indio on November 05, 2005, 09:32:18 AM
thanks banjo i've ordered them now, has anyone got covers for these?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Banjo on November 06, 2005, 02:04:02 AM
Glad i've been of some help Indio and i'll be very interested to hear about the Providence sequel especially if Morricone provides the score here also ,as i found his soundtrack in the first Providence addictive.
I may end up having to get the sequel too!


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: indio on November 06, 2005, 06:58:12 AM
morricone does do both soundtracks, i have them on a double cd.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Banjo on November 06, 2005, 10:04:19 AM
Thanks Indio,looking forward to your verdict!


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Smoker on November 15, 2005, 10:07:45 AM
Found some more.

The Hills Run Red (DVD-R) Fantastic Italian poster for the cover. Its unfinished, the backs missing the blurb. Just a image of Sliva and pistol smoke. I ended up ordering a Japanese Stingray copy about 2 year ago. so it was shelved.

(http://img332.imageshack.us/img332/6563/hillsrunredr8si.th.jpg)

Hi-res
http://img332.imageshack.us/img332/6563/hillsrunredr8si.jpg

Guns For San Sebastian (TMC Bootleg)
(http://img332.imageshack.us/img332/6066/gunsfsansebastian3hf.th.jpg)

Hi-Res
http://img332.imageshack.us/img332/6066/gunsfsansebastian3hf.jpg


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: indio on November 16, 2005, 12:18:44 AM
has anyone got, franco nero's 'a man, pride and vengance' cover?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Marco Leone on November 23, 2005, 01:27:27 PM
Excellent stuff over at Alex Cox's site.  A free download of his Spaghetti Western book 10,000 ways to die, written in 1978 and dealing with films made between 1963 and 1973.

Looking forward to reading through this!

http://www.alexcox.com/freestuff.htm


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Smoker on November 23, 2005, 01:43:02 PM
Arrhh nice one, Marco!!

P.S. Didn't know he got fired from Fear and Loathing? Apparently the studio back-handed him for Gilliam in pre-production, while he was doing another film in Mexico.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: HEX on November 23, 2005, 04:56:06 PM
thanks MARCO! i will finish it sometime during the weekend.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on November 23, 2005, 05:13:40 PM
yea thanks  8)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Banjo on November 24, 2005, 01:57:12 AM
Thanks(brother?)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Leone Admirer on November 24, 2005, 04:39:29 AM
Thanks Marco!


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Smoker on November 24, 2005, 02:04:56 PM
Wish i had a pocket pc. Could be reading this one the train.

Page 6

Quote
"You know, I've got something in common with Hawks, Ford, Hathaway, Sturges, Walsh, Andre de Toth, and Lang --
Were all blind in the right eye?" Sergio Corbucci (1971)

Class  ;D

He should pursue a new publisher for this stuff.




Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Marco Leone on November 24, 2005, 02:22:28 PM
Wish I had a working printing.  I hate reading off the screen for ages!!! 


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Banjo on November 25, 2005, 03:04:17 AM
Yeau,much better reading it from a book,will have to get the missus to download and print it out.249pages!!!-she'll go spare!!!


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Marco Leone on November 27, 2005, 03:56:26 AM
Interesting stuff Derringdo.  I still haven't had a chance to read much of the doc yet.  Which will hopefully be easier with your pdf tip!!   :)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Tim on November 28, 2005, 08:41:57 PM
  I came across this dvd that will be released in January.  Its The Magnificent Seven Collector's Edition.  The DVD is a 2-disc job, but the extras look similar to what I have on the other dvd so I don't think I'll rush out and buy this.  Either way, I do like that cover art.  Maybe I'll wait till the price drops some and then pick it up.

  http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/the-magnificent-seven.html

  On a similar note, I saw that the first season of The Magnificent Seven which starred Michael Biehn and Eric Close will be released on dvd in the next couple of weeks.  Just something to look out for.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on November 29, 2005, 05:55:12 AM
they need a DVD release of Yul, Mitchum & Bronson's Villa Rides, good stuff.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Banjo on November 29, 2005, 06:48:55 AM
Shame there doesn't appear to be any extra footage on the DVD.Undoubtably this movie had some bearing over the making of Fistful of Dollars.Wonder if its worth starting at some point in the future a prequel to the Almost Spaghetti guide of films good,bad and ugly which influenced the SW's.Though thinking about it this maybe a stupid comment because i should think they all did to some extent?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Leone Admirer on November 29, 2005, 07:26:58 AM
I have the original 1 disc version of Magnificent Seven and from what I have heard, this is the exact same release with the same extras as the previous DVD, just spread over two discs to make people believe that it is a seperate edition. I bout my copy for $10 and I'm certainly not double dipping for the exact same release.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: HEX on November 29, 2005, 09:55:32 AM
I have the original 1 disc version of Magnificent Seven and from what I have heard, this is the exact same release with the same extras as the previous DVD, just spread over two discs to make people believe that it is a seperate edition. I bout my copy for $10 and I'm certainly not double dipping for the exact same release.


well it is good to hear that it is the same thing. other wise i would have to go and get this. those double dipping dvd makers really know how to piss me off!


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Leone Admirer on November 29, 2005, 11:15:52 AM
I think whats worse is I'm sure the HD version will be along shortly... . I tell you one thing, I'm none too happy about the 5.1 on Magnificent, it sounded 'off' at times on my home cinema set up. I've tried it on the three others in the home and it still sounds the same, a bit like The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: mezcal on December 29, 2005, 02:44:00 PM
Hi all,
i've been trying to upgrade my vhs collection.
i'm looking for cinema versions (not pan and scan) of
my name is nobody
they call me trinity / trinity is still my name
death rides a horse
i'm in canada where i can only seem to get cheap pan and scan versions of these. i have a region free machine and am thinking of getting the following versions, please let me know if they are worth getting or if there are better versions available
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00008RWVW/ref=pd_bxgy_img_2_cp/026-0291968-9210836
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000089ATX/ref=pd_rhf_p_1/026-0291968-9210836
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0009NZ1MK/ref=ase_findhotelinth-21/026-0291968-9210836
many thanks
ps how big an improvement are the 2 disc european sets of 'fistful of dollars' and ' for a few dollars more', compared to the US releases.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Banjo on December 30, 2005, 03:54:31 AM
The best version available of My Name Is Nobody i understand is the German DVD reviewed by Leone Admirer www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=2405.90
The 2 on 1 Trinity DVD is meant to be an excellent widescreen print of both movies with extras but they are slightly abridged.I have the Danish On-Air-Video DVD of They Call Me Trinity which at 109 minutes long is meant to be 6 minutes longer than any other English language widescreen DVD.I'm looking myself for a similarly longer version of Trinity Is Still My Name!
The Death Rides A Horse DVD you highlight is meant to be by far the best quality version available so far and i intend to pick up a copy for myself very soon!
Picture-wise the FOD and FAFDM Special Editions are meant to be the best so far but neither have the original mono soundtrack but instead a new stereo surround audio.FAFDM is also slightly abridged.However the same German label mentioned above for the Nobody DVD have recently released even better picture
quality DVDs of FOD and FAFDM-both totally uncut and with the original mono audio only plus all the great special features on the Special Editions.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: mezcal on December 30, 2005, 06:38:24 AM
thanks banjo for the help,
i've bookmarked the TLEFilms site but don't see a link to buy the dvd's.
I've also attached a link for finding uk dvd's
the trinity and DRAH dvd's can be found for under ten pounds each with 1 pound overseas postage
http://www.find-dvd.co.uk/
i just wanted to make sure i wasn't buying poor quality.
interesting news about the first 2 dollars movies, can't believe that the deluxe versions haven't had a US release!


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Banjo on December 30, 2005, 08:03:55 AM
You can get the TLE dvd's from German Amazon  www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0009RNL5U/qid=1135950837/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_10_2/028-5641409-3237352
and  http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000A7DMV2/qid=1135951176/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_11_1/028-5641409-3237352


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Banjo on December 30, 2005, 12:21:31 PM
Mezcal check out this website  www.xploitedcimema.com which is nearer to home and has all the German Nobody and Dollars DVDs


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Leone Admirer on January 02, 2006, 05:02:01 PM
Hey banjo! Happy New Year and thanks for pointing to my reviews again  :). We'll have to collaborate on a review thread, that would be good  :) . How are you on film noir? I adore these films and have given my list to Cigar Joe and would be glad to steer you in the right direction if you would like?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Banjo on January 03, 2006, 02:32:39 AM
I think a review thread of your reviews,Cigar Joes,Marco's,Boardwalk Angels and anybody else that has taken the time and effort would be a great and accessable resource.I'm surprised(and flattered!) you ask me Leone Admirer as i have yet to write a sw review(i tend to just comment on others!) but i'd be happy to help out in any way.I think its mainly just a case of going through the archives and listing down everything!
I'm hopeless on film noir btw!


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sundance on January 03, 2006, 01:24:07 PM
However the same German label mentioned above for the Nobody DVD have recently released even better picture
quality DVDs of FOD and FAFDM-both totally uncut and with the original mono audio only plus all the great special features on the Special Editions.

Just want to say that the FAFDM disc by Paramount Germany is cut. Most people might not care about the cuts (atleast four I think) but it is definitely cut (all the cut parts are probably missing in every dvd release except maybe the italian disc which is in incorrect aspect ratio). Even the much talked beating scene is still slightly cut even though TLE claimed it would be uncut for the first time on DVD (even though italians already had it released uncut).


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: mezcal on January 11, 2006, 06:30:19 PM
thanks banjo et al, for your help
i ordered 2 copies of the trinity 2-fer (one for the father in law) and DRAH.
looking forward to watching some quality versions!
i want to try and rent nobdy the greatest before buying the german 2 set and i'll hold off on the eastwoods hoping for a north american release this year.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Banjo on January 12, 2006, 02:21:52 AM
I've just received the new MGM Region 2 version of Death Rides A Horse myself yesterday and it really is excellent quality!
Mezcal you can also buy the same TLE versions of the Nobody films singularly if you don't want the box set.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Leone Admirer on January 12, 2006, 05:31:07 AM
The R2 of Death Ride's A Horse is good isn't it. Being a MGM R2 no extra's release I wasn't expecting top notch things but it pleasently surprised me.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Banjo on January 12, 2006, 05:46:12 AM
There being no extra's is a shame considering how jam-packed the special features are for the MGM SE Dollars trilogy but at least at long last Death Rides a Horse gets the decent widescreen treatment it deserves!


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: titoli on January 27, 2006, 04:13:39 PM
Or plans to? Or they better be left alone?


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000A2XC5I/qid=1138399547/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-2820110-4344830?s=dvd&v=glance&n=130

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001HAGUQ/ref=pd_bxgy_img_b/002-2820110-4344830?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance&n=130


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on January 27, 2006, 04:40:13 PM
Too much crap for me to waste time on when you can catch some of these on AMC Saturdays.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Peacemaker on January 27, 2006, 05:04:15 PM
I got the 50 classic westerns pack and it's pretty bad. The good thing is you can get some pretty hard to find movies in those packs but there's no widescreen and the picture quality is terrible. If there are a couple of movies that are hard to find on the DVD set that you've been dying to see then get the DVD pack because some can't be found anywhere. Otherwise don't waste your money.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Groggy on January 27, 2006, 05:36:17 PM
Reading the list of movies in your first link made me want to puke.  :o There does appear to be a few good ones on the other one, but I wouldn't waste my money.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: quesodiablo on January 28, 2006, 09:43:11 AM
I would spend my money on this set.

http://video.barnesandnoble.com/search/product.asp?ean=11891951142&userid=qK1MTMmCZV&frm=0&itm=2

Not only are some of the prints in widescreen, but the selection of movies is far better.  Anyway, I started a post earlier, with some screenshots, so enjoy.

http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=2702.0


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Nobody on January 28, 2006, 12:17:26 PM
I've considered bying the 50 westerns set, mainly because it includes China 9, Liberty 37. Not only is it directed by Monte Hellman, but it stars Warren Oates and Sam Peckinpah. Can you please tell me how the quality on that particular film is?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Peacemaker on January 28, 2006, 01:19:47 PM
I saw China 9, Liberty 27 and I thought it was one of the worst movies I ever saw. In the beginning I thought " Cool! It has a lot of references to OUATITW ( railroad baron hiring gunman to kill ranchers ) and starred Warren Oates and SAM PECKINPAH!!! But the movie was crap. You're suppose to feel sympathy for the main character and the girl but how can you feel sympathy for a girl who runs away from and cheats on her husband? Then the husband is suppose to be the bad guy because he wants his wife back? It was almost as if the film were glorifying adultery. Just my own opinion.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: mezcal on January 28, 2006, 05:01:44 PM
Are there any bargain sets worth getting for someone looking to boost their collection,

there was a similar thread here
http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=2702.0

thanks


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Leone Admirer on February 01, 2006, 05:10:37 AM
Great news! This info taken for the Digital Bits website via the HTF.

Quote
There's a new John Wayne/John Ford Collection on the way, which will include The Searchers: 50th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition (1956), along with a Stagecoach: Two-Disc Special Edition (1939), Fort Apache (1948), The Long Voyage Home (1940), The Wings of Eagles (1957), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), They Were Expendable (1945) and 3 Godfathers (1948).

There's also The John Ford Collection that will include The Lost Patrol (1934), The Informer (1935), Cheyenne Autumn (1964), Mary of Scotland (1936) and Sergeant Rutledge (1960).

The Bits also reveal that The Searchers will be available in an 'Ultimate Collectors Edition' a la King Kong tin, and that Mogambo will appear in a Clark Gable boxset.

I'm pretty happy right now  ;D


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Tim on February 01, 2006, 10:44:37 AM
  That's great news, Leone Admirer, thanks for the heads up.  I'm really looking forward to this dvd set, especially to see Fort Apache on DVD.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: mezcal on February 05, 2006, 10:46:49 AM
these movies are on my list to get, ace high and boot hill are pretty easy to get in north america, but is 'god forgives' available anywhere.
Any opinions on these 3 as well.
i'm most interested in 'god forgives', but am looking forward to seeing Eli in 'ace high'
thanks


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Banjo on February 10, 2006, 09:03:34 AM
I bought a mediocre quality DVDr of God Forgives from Ebay awhile ago.The storylines good,its pretty violent but overall its too long and rather tedious.I've heard Boot Hill is the worst of the trio but i'll find out soon enough having just ordered a 5 dvd sw set including this title.
    However i can highly recommend Ace High which has a great Tuco-like performance from Eli Wallach,Bud & Terence begin to show off their comedy talent,and the storyline ,action and music are all excellent!!


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: titoli on February 17, 2006, 11:05:35 PM
http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/dvd.cfm?itemID=PLT004869




Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Christopher on February 18, 2006, 10:36:17 AM
Holy crap! :o


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: titoli on February 22, 2006, 10:32:06 AM
(http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/9765/scansione00028ai.th.jpg) (http://img158.imageshack.us/my.php?image=scansione00028ai.jpg)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: boardwalk_angel on February 28, 2006, 02:15:35 PM
That's a good one..here's one of my faves

(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/8518/image5742bq.th.jpg) (http://img156.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image5742bq.jpg)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Johny_Exhale on March 01, 2006, 05:11:06 PM
(http://www.westernposterpage.com/retofsab.jpg)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Leone Admirer on March 07, 2006, 07:15:34 AM
This was posted by Jackal at the DVD Forums. It's the official press release for this set and boy is it excellent!

Quote
THE JOHN WAYNE-JOHN FORD COLLECTION

THE SEARCHERS: ULTIMATE COLLECTOR'S EDITION
(Newly Remastered and Restored from VistaVision Film Elements)

STAGECOACH: TWO-DISC COLLECTOR'S EDITION
(Newly Remastered from Best Available Film Elements)

FORT APACHE - THE LONG VOYAGE HOME - WINGS OF EAGLES (New to DVD)

SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON ~ THEY WERE EXPENDABLE ~ 3 GODFATHERS

Collection Arrives June 6 Loaded with Bonus Materials including Introduction by Patrick Wayne, John Ford/John Wayne: The Filmmaker & the Legend, the New Feature Length American Masters Retrospective Profile, Expert Commentaries and Additional New Featurettes

Burbank, Calif. March 6, 2006 - One of the greatest director-star combinations in the history of Hollywood gets the Warner Home Video deluxe DVD treatment with the June 6 release of The John Wayne-John Ford Collection, a ten-disc set featuring eight of the team's finest collaborations. Anchoring the Collection, and arriving just in time for Father's Day, is The Searchers: Ultimate Collector's Edition which includes a Two-Disc Special Edition DVD with extensive all-new bonus features, plus a full color 36-page press book, a 36-page reproduction of the original Dell comic book, filmmaker memos and correspondence, several behind-the-scenes photos and a mail-in theatrical poster.

The collection also features Stagecoach: Two Disc Special Edition, newly remastered and restored from original VistaVision film elements and loaded with new bonus content and three titles making their DVD debuts: the classic western Fort Apache, and the stirring war films The Long Voyage Home and Wings of Eagles. Rounding out the set are the timeless classics She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and They Were Expendable (in new Amaray packaging) plus 3 Godfathers, which is available for the first time in wide release with this Collection.

The Searchers will be available individually in both the 50th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition for $26.99 SRP and the Ultimate Collector's Edition priced at $34.92 SRP. The Stagecoach: Two-Disc Special Edition will be available for $26.99 SRP and the single disc titles will sell individually for various prices from $12.97 - $19.97 SRP. The price for the entire ten-disc Collection is $79.92 SRP.

In the now well-established WHV DVD Classics tradition, The Searchers has been painstakingly remastered and restored from original VistaVision film elements. Also restored from original and best available elements are Fort Apache and Stagecoach and Wings of Eagles is newly remastered in 16x9 format, enhanced for widescreen televisions (1.85:1 aspect ratio). The Collection bonus materials include an introduction by Patrick Wayne (John's son), an all-new feature length documentary American Masters: John Ford/John Wayne: The Filmmaker & the Legend produced by WNET/American Masters, commentaries by noted film director Peter Bogdanovich and Ford biographer Scott Eyman, several new featurettes, audio only segments plus John Wayne home movies.

John Ford was easily one of the greatest, most prolific and versatile directors Hollywood ever produced. Combined with a star of the caliber and magnetism of John Wayne and what emerges is pure cinematic magic.

John Ford was responsible for making John Wayne a star when he cast him in Stagecoach, but their friendship dates back to the silent era. Wayne was a former University of Southern California football player working as a prop boy at Fox, where Ford was one of their top directors. The two were friendly and Ford cast Wayne in bit roles in several of his films (i.e., Mother Machree, Salute, Four Sons). After the arrival of sound, Ford introduced the young actor to director Raoul Walsh, who put him in the super Western The Big Trail and changed his name to John Wayne (he was born Marion Morrison). The Big Trail was a box-office failure and Wayne spent the remainder of the '30s appearing in mostly "B" westerns, while Ford's career soared with such classics as The Lost Patrol, The Informer and The Hurricane.

When Ford purchased the rights to a Saturday Evening Post short story by Earnest Haycox entitled "Stage to Lordsburg," he developed the lead character with Wayne in mind. While Ford fought studio executives to cast Wayne in the role (the studio wanted a star name), their ensuing complicated relationship on the set baffled outsiders. Ford constantly browbeat his star, told him he was a lousy actor, said he walked funny and generally picked on him at every opportunity until Wayne's co-stars came to his rescue. Andy Devine later realized the cast had been fooled to prevent the name actors from being jealous of a newcomer.

Ford's infuriating treatment of John Wayne didn't end with their first film. Throughout Wayne's career -- and he made many films with Ford -- the director continued to taunt him on the set. In fact, he treated many of his actors this way. "If he liked you," Dobie Cary said, "he mistreated you. If he ignored you, then you'd probably never work with him again." The irony of it was that most of Wayne's finest performances were in the 13 films he and Ford made together: Rio Grande (1950), The Quiet Man (1952), The Horse Soldiers (1959), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), How the West Was Won (1962) and the titles included in this Collection.


The Searchers: Ultimate Collector's Edition & The Searchers: 50th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition (1956)

John Wayne and John Ford made The Searchers a landmark Western with an indelible image of the frontier and the men and women who challenged it. Although not nominated for any awards at the time of its release, the film has since been widely acknowledged as one of the supreme triumphs of the genre. The Searchers was placed on the National Film Registry in 1989 and ranked number 96 on the American Film Institute's list of "100 Greatest Movies."

Wayne plays an ex-Confederate soldier searching for his niece (Natalie Wood), captured by the Comanches who massacred his family. He won't surrender to hunger, thirst, the elements or loneliness. And in his five-year search, he encounters something unexpected: his own humanity. Beautifully shot by Winton C. Hoch (four-time Academy Award winner), thrillingly scored by Max Steiner (21 Academy Award nominations, 3 wins) and memorably acted by a wonderful ensemble including Jeffrey Hunter (King of Kings, The Longest Day), Vera Miles (The Wrong Man, Psycho), Natalie Wood (Rebel Without a Cause, Gypsy, West Side Story) and frequent Ford cast member Ward Bond (My Darling Clementine, The Quiet Man), The Searchers endures as "a great film of enormous scope and breathtaking physical beauty." (Danny Peary, Guide for the Film Fanatic).

Special Features:
Disc 1
Newly remastered and restored from original VistaVision film elements
Introduction by Patrick Wayne (John's son)
Commentary by Director Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show, What's Up, Doc?)
Theatrical trailer
Disc 2
The Searchers: An Appreciation
A Turning of the Earth: John Ford, John Wayne and The Searchers
Behind the Cameras
Meet Jeffrey Hunter
Monument Valley
Meet Natalie Wood
Setting Up Production


Stagecoach Two-Disc Special Edition (1939)

Nine disparate travelers are thrown together on a stagecoach destined for Apache territory...and movie immortality. In the lead role of the Ringo Kid, director John Ford cast a lanky veteran of 70 B-movies, serials and shorts named John Wayne. Each rifle shot and close-up rang out the news: a new star is born. This first collaboration between director and star made both their reputations as talents to watch in the Western genre yet focuses on carefully etched character studies. Marked by deft and efficient editing, as well as remarkable camera work, Stagecoach transcends the traditional shoot-'em-up.

Winner of two Academy Awards (Best Supporting Actor and Best Music, Scoring) and nominated for an additional five (including Best Picture and Best Director), Stagecoach was placed on the National Film Registry in 1995 and ranked number 63 on the American Film Institute's list of "100 Greatest Movies." In addition to a stellar performance by Wayne, Stagecoach boasts an unusually strong cast, including Claire Trevor (Best Supporting Actress winner for Key Largo), Thomas Mitchell (in his Oscar-winning performance), Andy Devine (Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves), John Carradine (The Grapes of Wrath, Satan's Cheerleaders) and silent star George Bancroft (Old Ironsides, 3 Bad Men, Underworld). This adventure ushered in a 30-year era of great Westerns, many featuring its top practitioners - Ford and Wayne.

Special Features:

· Newly remastered from best available film elements.

· New feature-length American Masters: John Ford/John Wayne: The Filmmaker & the Legend retrospective profile

· New documentary Stagecoach: A Story of Redemption

· Commentary by Scott Eyman, author of "Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford"
· Audio-only bonus: radio adaptation with Claire Trevor and Randolph Scott

· Theatrical trailer

· Subtitles: English, Français & Español (feature film only)


Cont in next post.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Leone Admirer on March 07, 2006, 07:16:24 AM
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THE JOHN WAYNE-JOHN FORD COLLECTION

Fort Apache (1948)-FIRST TIME ON DVD

John Wayne and many familiar supporting players from master director John Ford's "stock company" saddle up for the first film in the director's famed cavalry trilogy (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Rio Grande are the others). Roughhouse camaraderie, sentimental vignettes of frontier life, massive action sequences staged in Monument Valley - all are part of Fort Apache. So is Ford's exploration of the West's darker side. Themes of justice, heroism and honor that Ford would revisit in later Westerns are given free rein in this moving, thought-provoking film that, even as it salutes a legend, gives reasons to question it.

The stellar cast includes the distinguished Henry Fonda (The Grapes of Wrath, On Golden Pond), former child star Shirley Temple (reunited with her director from Wee Willie Winkie), Temple's then-current husband John Agar making his film debut and Ford regulars Victor McLaglen, Ward Bond and George O'Brien.

Special Features:

· Digitally remastered and restored from original nitrate elements

· New featurette Monument Valley: John Ford Country

· Theatrical trailer

· Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Feature Film Only)


The Long Voyage Home (1940)-FIRST TIME ON DVD

Director John Ford and screenwriter Dudley Nichols adapted four Eugene O'Neill one-act dramas into this compelling, lyrical look at men at sea that O'Neill considered his favorite of all his filmed works. As his sailors, Ford cast members of his so-called "Stock Company": Thomas Mitchell (Gone with the Wind), Barry Fitzgerald (Academy Award winner for Going My Way), Arthur Shields (How Green Was My Valley), Ward Bond (It's a Wonderful Life), John Qualen (Casablanca) and the star of the previous year's Stagecoach, John Wayne. As sunny, sweet-natured Ole Olsen, Wayne does winning work in an atypical role that required the stalwart star to sport a Swedish accent. Nominated for an impressive six Academy Awards incuding Best Picture, The Long Voyage Home is a journey to remember.

Special Features:

· New featurette Serenity at Sea: John Ford and the Araner

· Subtitles: English, Français & Español (feature film only)


Wings of Eagles (1957)-FIRST TIME ON DVD

Cmdr. Frank "Spig" Wead was a pioneer aviator, renowned screenwriter (whose work included John Ford's They Were Expendable) and a man of war. The skies beckoned Spig to action; a crippling injury ultimately left him powerless to act, propelling him to discover the power of his pen. He was talented, driven, flawed, a friend of Ford -- and the subject of this compassionate biography.

John Wayne plays Spig and Ford directs The Wings of Eagles, which also offers a fascinating glimpse into the ways and world of Ford. Ward Bond plays moviemaker John Dodge, a role modeled on Ford. Maureen O'Hara, Wayne's five-time co-star (including Ford's The Quiet Man), and Dan Dailey (of Ford's 1952 What Price Glory?) play Spig's indomitable wife Min and cigar-chomping sidekick "Jughead" Carson.

Special Features:

· Newly remastered in 16x9 format, enhanced for widescreen televisions (1.85:1 aspect ratio)

· Theatrical trailer

· Languages: English & Français

· Subtitles: English, Français & Español (feature film only)


3 Godfathers (1948)

John Ford remade one of his classic silent Westerns 3 Bad Men (1926), a story of three bandits who come upon a dying mother and child while escaping the law. Two of them die trying to get the child to town and safety. Starring John Wayne (in the role originated by George O'Brien), the cast also features Pedro Armendáriz (The Fugitive, Fort Apache), perennial Ward Bond, the luminous silent star Mae Marsh (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), who frequently appeared in uncredited roles in Ford's films and, making his screen debut, Harry Carey, Jr. (son of Ford's "stock company" regular Harry Carey, in whose memory the film is dedicated).

· Theatrical trailer


She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949)

A masterpiece of mood and heroics, She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, was the centerpiece in director John Ford's renowned cavalry trilogy (Fort Apache and Rio Grande bookend it) and features one of John Wayne's most moving performances as a cavalry officer in his final week of service on the frontier.

Under makeup aging him some 20 years, Wayne inhabits the role of a wily veteran who knows the sting of war and vows to make his last mission one of peace. The ritual of outpost life, the sweep of battle, the advance of the patrol beneath ominous skies: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, an Academy Award winner for its color cinematography, paints a memorable portrait of the honor, duty and courage in the finest tradition of the cavalry.

With Wayne in She Wore A Yellow Ribbon are Joanne Dru (Red River, All the King's Men), John Agar (Fort Apache), Ben Johnson (Mighty Joe Young, Shane), Harry Carey, Jr. (3 Godfathers) and Victor McLaglen (The Informer).

Special Features:

· John Ford home movies

· Theatrical trailer

· Languages: English & Français

· Subtitles: English, Français, Español & Português


They Were Expendable (1945)

Director John Ford's World War II tale knows its battle-scarred topic firsthand: Robert Montgomery (The Big House, Here Comes Mr. Jordan) was a Pacific PT-boat commander and a valorous Bronze Star recipient and Ford filmed the Academy Award-winning documentary Battle of Midway. John Wayne creates a portrait of patriotic resolve as only he can. They Were Expendable salutes all who dedicated themselves to the cause of freedom during some of the war's bleakest hours.

Supplies are dwindling. Troops are hopelessly outnumbered. But even in defeat, there is victory. The defenders of the Philippines -- including PT-boat skippers John Brickley (Montgomery) and Rusty Ryan (Wayne) -- will give the U.S. war effort time to regroup after the devastation of Pearl Harbor.

Special Features:

· Theatrical Trailer

· Subtitles: English & Français


JOHN WAYNE - JOHN FORD COLLECTION

Street Date: June 6, 2006

Pricing: $79.92 SRP

Can I be the first to say YEEEESSS!

That Searchers Ultimate Edition is mouthwatering:
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The Searchers: Ultimate Collector's Edition which includes a Two-Disc Special Edition DVD with extensive all-new bonus features, plus a full color 36-page press book, a 36-page reproduction of the original Dell comic book, filmmaker memos and correspondence, several behind-the-scenes photos and a mail-in theatrical poster. 


This set is going to be excellent!


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Leone Admirer on March 18, 2006, 12:55:34 PM
As posted here at http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=60701 here is the boxart for this release.

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Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: boardwalk_angel on March 19, 2006, 08:54:05 AM
Words fail me............. ::)
(http://cine-filia.iespana.es/cine-filia/cinespanol%202/carteles/dos%20pistolas%20gemelas.jpg)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Peacemaker on March 19, 2006, 12:53:25 PM
Hope they don't accidently pull the trigger.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Tim on March 20, 2006, 11:18:28 AM
  I really like the cover art for those dvds, but that Fort Apache dvd doesn't really look like the Duke too much. 

  Leone admirer, do you know if the movies are going to be sold individually or only as the set?  Just curious.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Leone Admirer on March 20, 2006, 05:01:43 PM
I know for sure that The Searchers will be released seperatly and I believe you can get 3 Godfathers. The others I'm not so sure about but I'll let you know as soon as I do.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Groggy on March 20, 2006, 05:28:09 PM
Thanks, that looks cool!  I'll be sure to keep an eye out.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Arizona Colt on March 22, 2006, 12:27:13 AM
Does anyone know where I can find decent quality english copies of the following Spaghetti Westerns-
PISTOL FOR RINGO
RETURN OF RINGO
ADIOS RINGO
FOR A ROOF A SKY FULL'O STARS
CEMETERY WITHOUT CROSSES
RUTHLESS FOUR
AND GOD SAID TO CAIN
SARTANA KILLS THEM ALL
NAVAJO JOE
FACE TO FACE
There's probably some I'm leaving out but this is all I can think of at the moment. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on March 22, 2006, 12:45:28 AM
Does anyone know where I can find decent quality english copies of the following Spaghetti Westerns-
PISTOL FOR RINGO
RETURN OF RINGO
ADIOS RINGO
FOR A ROOF A SKY FULL'O STARS
CEMETERY WITHOUT CROSSES
RUTHLESS FOUR
AND GOD SAID TO CAIN
SARTANA KILLS THEM ALL
NAVAJO JOE
FACE TO FACE
There's probably some I'm leaving out but this is all I can think of at the moment. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Pistol for ringo
Return of ringo
For a roof a sky full of stars
Cemetery without crosses
Sartana kills them all
Face to Face

can all be found here on www.xploitedcinema.com
however be prepared to pay outlandish prices for the japanese disks. most of the ones you mentioned I have on bootleg, which IS the way to go, for they are much cheaper than the 50 dollar price tag of the jap disks.

you can get the bootlegs on ebay from various sellers.
Look for a seller named Jerksi.


I am not quite sure where to find "Adios Ringo" becuase I have never run across, and have never heard of it.

I have seen bootleg copies of "Ruthless Four" on ebay on occasion.

"Navajo Joe" can be found all over ebay. for some reason xploited cinema has discontinued selling the disk.


as for "And God said to Cain" wait until Francocleef releases his remastered copy which will be soon I hear. I'll keep you posted about this one.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Arizona Colt on March 23, 2006, 01:05:30 AM
Nearly all 50 of the Spaghetti Westerns I have purchased have come from xploitedcinema(ordered 6 more last night). I can't afford the 50 dollar price tag for the Japanese discs as there DVDs are the highest in the world. There jobs pay really well over there. I've seen some of these offered on ebay but was curious about the quality. I tried to bid on a copy of PISTOL FOR RINGO but the screen kept saying I was being outbid. I'll check out ebay for the others I'm looking for. Thanks Firecracker.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: boardwalk_angel on April 01, 2006, 08:03:55 AM
Well.........I finally received the DVD....only took 44 weeks after ordering.
Looking forward to seeing this classic at last tonight.
Got my sour cream & onion popcorn...bubble gum cola...peanut butter flavored pretzels....& of course, a large plate of spaghetti ready to go.
OOH...I'm so excited!!!!!!!!
Happy April...y'all.  ;)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Tim on April 01, 2006, 10:37:43 AM
  I'll admit to thinking this movie was real last year when this got posted.  When I couldn't find ANYTHING about it, I began to wonder, and then I saw the date posted.  To quote Jurassic Park, "clever girl."

  I also fell for one at a message board about The Alamo, the 2004 version.  Someone said a freak spring rain storm flooded the set at Dripping Springs, lifting up the Alamo chapel and moving it away about 75 yards.  I just gotta be more alert I guess, lol.  ;D


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Leone Admirer on April 01, 2006, 11:42:52 AM
Wild East (http://www.wildeast.net/catalog1.html) have announced three new films that they are releasing:

The Dirty Outlaws
Gentleman Killer
Taste Of Killing


All three sound good but I haven't seen them. I know TOK is Valerii's first feature so I'll definatly want to check it out but the other two sound excellent.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on April 01, 2006, 12:31:06 PM
I hear that "The dirty outlaws" is a confusing mess.


"Taste of killing" is a lesser Tonino film, but still enjoyable.

and I have heard "gentlemen killers" is steffens best sw.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Banjo on April 02, 2006, 07:06:38 AM
I badly want Taste of Killing!


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on April 02, 2006, 01:38:40 PM
I badly want Taste of Killing!

I hear it is decent. I would like to get it to finish my Tonino collection.

"Matalo"(which wild east will be announcing soon I hope) is a much better sw so I hear. It is filled with all kinds of quirky things like a boomerang against a pistol showdown.

sounds like good fun to me.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on April 10, 2006, 08:23:09 PM
that is impressive.

any word on all the titles? My guess is the "84 great american westerns" logo is complete bullshit since it features Lee Van Cleef. I am sure all the copies have awful transfers though.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Cusser on April 10, 2006, 08:44:15 PM
I think that's too many hours on too few DVD discs to have the best quality.  I'm not biting.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on April 10, 2006, 09:19:54 PM
Owned some of the individual volumes of these: quality was fairly crappy but watchable; and yes, they had a fair number of SWs mixed in (and not all LVC either!).


sounds good what other spags are there?

I recently purchased a box set of 50 westerns. three were spaghetti.

china 9 liberty 37(testi and peckinpah!)
gunfight at red sands
storm rider(grand duel in disguise)

all three had poor transfers but watchable. except "Red sands" which has managed to hit number uno on  my worst transfers of all time list. It is just so bad! Lines are present throughout the picture, the soundtrack sounds like it is being played on a radio dipped in water. and the overall movie was rather fair.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: bardo on May 26, 2006, 03:12:26 AM
i am looking to buy burt reynolds "navajo joe".never seen the film but i want it so bad on dvd.living in england i don't think it is available unless someone can burn a disc off.i so want to get this film,more so just for ennio's soundtrack.i am finding it so hard to obtain it on dvd format !


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on May 26, 2006, 03:21:44 AM
i am looking to buy burt reynolds "navajo joe".never seen the film but i want it so bad on dvd.living in england i don't think it is available unless someone can burn a disc off.i so want to get this film,more so just for ennio's soundtrack.i am finding it so hard to obtain it on dvd format !

check here. They have been out of stock for awhile but you can send them an e-mail and ask....
www.xploitedcinema.com

If anything check ebay and type in Navajo Joe on the search engine. You can get it for like 20 euros there.

Or  you can go the cheeky route and ask a member to burn a copy for you. Dont ask me though...I only own the vhs version.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sundance on May 26, 2006, 02:14:02 PM
The jap disc of Navajo Joe is unfortunately completely out of print.

There's one being sold at amazon.co.jp marketplace for the price of $38 which is actually very cheap since that's what the disc used to cost as new (I think it was even a bit more as new)... and since it's now out of print and the only available official DVD release of the movie.
No idea if the seller would ship outside Japan though.

But as firecracker said, you can find it very easily from ebay for about a price of $0-20. But don't go hoping of getting an original disc though. Personally I wouldn't sell the original one for under $50 (unless a new release were in sight [which isn't]) and I don't think anyone else would either unless of course they don't know what they're doing. ;D

And based on some conversations it seems there are nowadays very professional looking pirate copies of the disc (as well as couple of other jap discs) available from ebay. Maybe even pressed discs and not burned. So just because it looks original doesn't mean it is. ;D

But anyways, if you don't mind owning a copy of the disc (the content is exactly the same) then ebay is a very good place to get it (if you want to pay for copy) for cheap.


Here's one cheap (of course might get a lot higher once you enter the bidding war ;D ) auction for a copy:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Navajo-Joe-Widescreen-DVD-Spaghetti-Western_W0QQitemZ9139810906QQcategoryZ617QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

And here's a buy it now option for $14.95:
http://cgi.ebay.com/SPAGHETTI-WESTERN-NAVAJO-JOE-UN-DOLLARO-A-TESTA-DVD_W0QQitemZ9134310207QQcategoryZ617QQssPageNameZWD1VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
(don't know if that's really R1 or not... wouldn't make sense to change the original R2 region code into R1 instead of R0)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: bardo on June 01, 2006, 07:30:12 AM
get in ! just got it from e-bay region 2 for only £2.50.its a copy dvd but good picture and sound.
nice one gang!!



Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: SeanSeanSean on July 25, 2006, 08:40:09 AM
I just bought the 1rst season of the WWW on DVD. I know it is a far cry from spaghetti westerns but it's so entertaining. The WWW was an original departure from traditionnal western, bringing espionnage and over the top megalomaniacal vilains to the genre. Has a lot of neat gadgetery in a 19th century setting. Introduced «steampunk». Has a Jules Verne and H.G. Wells flavor. Has a lot of action scenes also. I highly recommend this compilation to those like me, who grew up with the WWW and to those yung'ins who'll discover a real treat. Don't confuse it with that awful big screen remake from a few years back.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on July 25, 2006, 03:35:47 PM
Michael Dunn as Dr. Loveless: That's entertainment!


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on July 25, 2006, 08:28:51 PM
 8)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Tim on July 29, 2006, 11:05:27 AM
  I liked how the first season was done in black and white instead of color.  Some of the color episodes from later seasons look overly saturated, like those episodes of Gilligan's Island that had color inserted years after they were made.  Glad to hear that this show is on dvd, long overdue.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 29, 2006, 01:14:23 PM
I remember watching this show as a kid. The only thing I remember is that they were two agents with the lastest gadgets on their own train in the Old West.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: El Incompetente on August 05, 2006, 02:57:22 PM
I recently bought two Blue Underground dvd´s;
Mannaja, and Run man run.
On both discs, the (english) subtitles seemed to pop up
whenever they felt like it, for example 6-7 sec. before
the actor delivered the line, and sometimes they
were quite different from what was actually said.

Is this the case with the Django and Django Kill dvd´s
as well, or did i simply get two slightly defected copies?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Leone Admirer on August 05, 2006, 03:00:38 PM
I don't think I've had this happen on the Blue Underground discs but I've had it happen to others, I just gave the disc a quick clean with a cloth, popped it back in and it was OK.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sundance on August 05, 2006, 03:02:26 PM
This is just a guess since you didn't mention which language you listened to... but maybe you listened to the english track?

I can't remember for sure, but I would suspect the subtitles follow the italian tracks (which is the only way to go in my opinion, unless they include separate english subtitles for both tracks).


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on August 05, 2006, 03:04:39 PM
never heard of such a thing my friend. all four of my dvds are in tip top shape (except for Django which seems to freeze every now and again)...

Subtitles dont pop out on me ever. though this has happened to my  region 1 "W Django".


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: El Incompetente on August 05, 2006, 03:10:15 PM
This is just a guess since you didn't mention which language you listened to... but maybe you listened to the english track?

I can't remember for sure, but I would suspect the subtitles follow the italian tracks (which is the only way to go in my opinion, unless they include separate english subtitles for both tracks).

Eh, forgot to mention that...yes, the english track it is.
Well, I´ll try the italian one and see what happens.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: El Incompetente on August 05, 2006, 03:16:00 PM
(except for Django which seems to freeze every now and again)...

Maybe they´re not that trustworthy, those blue under-
ground dwellers?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on August 05, 2006, 03:21:20 PM
Maybe they´re not that trustworthy, those blue under-
ground dwellers?


 ;D


I'm just a bit peeved that they havent ventured into another spaghetti dvd. the box set that came out about four years ago was to be the first in a long line of box sets (so I'm told).


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sundance on August 05, 2006, 03:34:37 PM
Even thought the box was finally sold out, maybe they just didnt feel theres enough demand?

Koch Media from Germany had planned Anthony Steffen boxset with three movies, but it has been cancelled. Someone at SWWB said it was because there wasn't enough demand for their previous ones, but I think they will still be releasing the films separately.

Which makes me wonder if we fans are part of the problem (well... I know we are ;D) as we hang unto our crappy VHS copies of films instead of buying new DVDs, or we buy bootleg stuff from Ebay or Franco Cleef or whatever...

I know some people have said they wouldn't be buying an original release of Big Gundown because they already have Franco's version... Koch Media's Django box also had two titles which had previously already been "released" by Franco... I'm sure that can be seen on sales.
And what about the Koch Media Sollima box... sure some already had the original jap discs for some of the movies and original BU disc for Run Man Run... but tens if not hundreds also had bootlegs bought from Ebay. So why would they spend money on Kochs box (when it doesnt even have english audio BUT has subtitles) and thus we might be missing on any new releases.

I happened to view some ebay stuff today and ran into some canadian selling bootlegs there... he had sold about 250 in 4 months... $9.99 per disc or more. Thats around $2500 in 4 months for him... and that could be 250 original disc sales lost (could be... I'm very well aware that not everyone who copies or buys copies would actually buy the product if he couldnt get it cheaper or free). And as the market apparently is quite small... maybe that will also have an effect on how much and good discs we will be getting in the future.

And no matter how good work Franco or jerksi or whoever does, their works depend on legit companies releasing discs.

And this went way offtopic...again. ;D


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on August 05, 2006, 03:48:18 PM


And this went way offtopic...again. ;D

not a problem. you make good points.
But if the companies were a bit faster with their releases perhaps we would discard Jerksi and Franco Cleef?
and some companies put out over-priced dvds for a very crappy video transfer. At least with Jerksi I can get a nice clean print for under 10 bucks sometimes.

The best sw release form a major company I have seen is the Sabata Trilogy. despite a crappy menu and no extras the films look wonderful.
now how about putting out some more spags that are unknown like "and on the third day arrived the crow". companies will never do this. that is why I have to resort to ebay.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: mezcal on August 05, 2006, 09:03:06 PM
while looking for dr who dvd's, i stumbled across CH's SW's, they have
GBU (2 disc special edition) + the normal disc trilogy
the blue underground discs
django
django kill
run man run
manaja
still haven't seen companeros (or the OUATII box set cheap)
does anyone else know of any SW deals?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sanjuro on August 05, 2006, 11:26:50 PM
while looking for dr who dvd's, i stumbled across CH's SW's, they have
GBU (2 disc special edition) + the normal disc trilogy
the blue underground discs
django
django kill
run man run
manaja
still haven't seen companeros (or the OUATII box set cheap)
does anyone else know of any SW deals?

Have you checked A Fistful of DVDs?
http://www.sundances.net/spaghetti/index.php


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Tim on August 06, 2006, 12:57:03 PM
  My Django Kill dvd does that with the subtitles, but that's because two scenes only existed with an Italian audio track, the scalping scene and the "gold-digging" scene  :o. 


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Arizona Colt on August 06, 2006, 10:30:56 PM
Perhaps your dvd player may not be compatible with some discs. Some of my columbia dvds the english subs automatically come on when the movie plays. I just turn them off with the remote.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 06, 2006, 10:32:43 PM
Perhaps your dvd player may not be compatible with some discs. Some of my columbia dvds the english subs automatically come on when the movie plays. I just turn them off with the remote.

Same with mine. I rented Mr. Smith Goes to Washington a few weeks ago and the subtitles came up as soon as the movie started.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Arizona Colt on August 06, 2006, 10:43:25 PM
My TRINITY double feature from Britain does it also but it's the trivia track that pops up where at certain moments facts about the making of the films pop up. I always have to disengage these too while the film plays.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Banjo on August 08, 2006, 01:54:40 AM
I know some people have said they wouldn't be buying an original release of Big Gundown because they already have Franco's version
If they brought in the same guy that impersonated LVC on the SE GBU dvd where the English audio was otherwise missing then i'd be really interested in an official Big Gundown dvd release-Milians still alive to overdub his English parts.In places on Franco's dvd where lines are alternated between English and subtitled Italian does not make for too comfortable viewing.Maybe with both Sollima and Milian being around still,theres plenty of scope for a documentary as well as a commentary track.Why not as many consider Big Gundown as the best non-Leone western? ::)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: El Incompetente on August 08, 2006, 06:38:04 AM
I can't remember for sure, but I would suspect the subtitles follow the italian tracks

Yep, so it was...
When playing the italian track, the subtitles follow along just fine.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on August 08, 2006, 03:49:12 PM
Why not as many consider Big Gundown as the best non-Leone western? ::)
that has always illuded me.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on August 08, 2006, 09:20:12 PM
Quote
If they brought in the same guy that impersonated LVC on the SE GBU dvd where the English audio was otherwise missing then i'd be really interested in an official Big Gundown dvd release-Milians still alive to overdub his English parts.In places on Franco's dvd where lines are alternated between English and subtitled Italian does not make for too comfortable viewing.Maybe with both Sollima and Milian being around still,theres plenty of scope for a documentary as well as a commentary track.Why not as many consider Big Gundown as the best non-Leone western? 


That I would definitely buy.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: boardwalk_angel on August 17, 2006, 07:39:21 AM
Alex Cox's book on Spaghetti Westerns.........
Free .pdf, released under a Creative Commons
License (249 pp)....

http://www.alexcox.com/freestuff.htm

If you don't have the free Adobe Reader..to view PDF files....you can get it here--->
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: marmota-b on August 17, 2006, 07:53:33 AM
The file is somehow broken. Such pity! What's wrong?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Amaze on August 17, 2006, 08:56:17 AM
works fine for me. try downloading it again.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: marmota-b on August 17, 2006, 12:31:15 PM
I tried it twice. First time it didn't even appear in my computer. The second time it was broken. Maybe the third time it will be all right? I'll try it again.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: marmota-b on August 17, 2006, 12:43:33 PM
Hoorray! It works finally!
(But the way I had to download it is quite funny... Three times.)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: titoli on November 08, 2006, 05:12:37 PM
http://edicolafabbri.corriere.it/opere/60117_western/opera.html


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: titoli on November 09, 2006, 07:12:58 AM
I'd wait before buying them at newsagencies. They will turn up in flea markets ay half-rice in some months.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sanjuro on November 09, 2006, 09:22:01 AM
Well, can you briefly explain what exactly this is if you be so kind?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: marmota-b on November 09, 2006, 09:28:35 AM
Well, can you briefly explain what exactly this is if you be so kind?

It seems to be a collection of SW's on DVD's, am I right, Titoli?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: titoli on November 09, 2006, 03:35:40 PM
Quote
Well, can you briefly explain what exactly this is if you be so kind?


Why briefly? Anyway this is a collection of SW being sold at newsagencies each week together with a weekly magazine. Usually the dvd's turn up later in flea markets at reduced price: 5 or 3 euros. Unfortunately the audio is only italian.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: marmota-b on November 09, 2006, 11:24:07 PM
Why briefly? Anyway this is a collection of SW being sold at newsagencies each week together with a weekly magazine. Usually the dvd's turn up later in flea markets at reduced price: 5 or 3 euros. Unfortunately the audio is only italian.

Something similar appeared in my country now, but not with SW's but films generally. But there will be FFDM on February 15th, so I am really interested in it. ;)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sanjuro on November 10, 2006, 04:36:28 PM


Why briefly? Anyway this is a collection of SW being sold at newsagencies each week together with a weekly magazine. Usually the dvd's turn up later in flea markets at reduced price: 5 or 3 euros. Unfortunately the audio is only italian.

I said "briefly" cuz I thought it would be a hassle for you to give a full explanation. But thank you for the details. Sounds interesting but I need to brush up my Italian to fully enjoy that collecion.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Le Bon on November 10, 2006, 05:05:11 PM
We have similar collections in England. There was the Clint Eastwood collection and a "Carry on" one. Currently running is John Wayne. Some of them are not in widescreen though.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: titoli on November 10, 2006, 05:26:56 PM
We had the Eastwood too. And an AW one. But they're many: DeNiro, italian thriller...


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sanjuro on November 20, 2006, 02:42:16 PM
Some may know already, but this is from Japanese Garringo SW site. This page introduces all SW DVDs released this year.

http://garringo.cool.ne.jp/DVDs2006.htm


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on November 20, 2006, 03:14:08 PM
"White Fang and the Gold diggers"?

Never heard of that film.


And Wild East's "grand duel/ Beyond the law" was released at the very end of 2005.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sanjuro on November 20, 2006, 04:01:54 PM
"White Fang and the Gold diggers"?

Never heard of that film.


It says it's the second installment of the White Fang series. I'm glad you've found something new. 


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: CISCO on December 06, 2006, 09:49:36 AM
the two have a link. listen to dick dale who used the same fender strat guitar. clean whammy bar riffs

no where near morricone obviously. just the guitar sound is so important like when blondie and tuco decide to take a walk ( were you gonna die w/out me )


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on December 06, 2006, 01:25:50 PM
Check out the main theme song of the Sabata track.


There certainly is some surf music influence there...


http://spaghettiwesterns.1g.fi/music/Marcello_Giombini_-_Sabata.mp3


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: CISCO on December 06, 2006, 03:52:08 PM
Check out the main theme song of the Sabata track.


There certainly is some surf music influence there...


http://spaghettiwesterns.1g.fi/music/Marcello_Giombini_-_Sabata.mp3
i thought i was out in left feild again w/ this one. you can  see it too cracker.  :D
just like  many things there's some pretty bad surf music out there. but there's rock-a-billy twang  8)
thanks for the thumbs up  brother cracker  ;D


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: titoli on December 07, 2006, 03:39:29 PM
In Italy in 1967 it was published a magazine which lasted for a few numbers, based on a female character which looked very much (in the attire) like Raquel Welch in the Burt Kennedy movie: naked with just a poncho on.  There was a bad, fat bald character going after her every month and she managed to escape atthe end of every story. I playing from memory, unfortunately I threw all that stuff away.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on December 07, 2006, 11:46:11 PM
Wasn't their a similar comic in Italy of a robot woman who was basically a sex machine?

It wasn't hardcore stuff...it was actually quite tasteful. A friend of mine has a few issues from his trip to Italy in the 70's.

What was her name?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: titoli on December 08, 2006, 01:44:16 AM
I don't know, but there were many of the kind in the '60's and the '70's. I guess that what you're talking about is '70's stuff, unless you're referring to Satanik character, which was a comic book, not a photonovel like the one I'm talking about and wasn't about a robot but a witch.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on December 08, 2006, 01:55:20 AM
I don't know, but there were many of the kind in the '60's and the '70's. I guess that what you're talking about is '70's stuff, unless you're referring to Satanik character, which was a comic book, not a photonovel like the one I'm talking about and wasn't about a robot but a witch.


No I know Satanic. That wasn't her. It was a comic book though.


It was hot on the heels of Barbarella I would imagine.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: titoli on December 08, 2006, 09:42:19 AM
You know, I had started reading books then.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: CISCO on December 08, 2006, 11:14:51 AM
You know, I had started reading books then.
me too


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: titoli on December 08, 2006, 03:44:34 PM
Glad to know I wasn't alone.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: titoli on January 04, 2007, 06:25:16 AM
Another collection of SW's is being made available in Italy these very days:

http://www.hobbyeworkpublishing.com/public/prodotto.asp?qsIdprodotto=1509

It is sold in newsagencies but you can also buy it directly from the publisher (no idea if it works for abroad orders too). 

Many rare titles are seing the light for the first time in any support, like Tex e il signore degli abissi. Other rare titles are apparently being released for the first time in dvd and probably in any support, though they circulate among collectors in copies recorded from tv. The good news (for foreign fans) is that at least the first release (Django Shoots First) has english subs. looks like it might the same for all the other releases. 


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Arizona Colt on March 14, 2007, 04:30:18 PM
http://xploitedcinema.com/catalog/crazy-bunch-cover-limited-edition-p-11362.html

I missed out on the earlier limited release of the ROBBERY movie.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Peacemaker on March 14, 2007, 04:33:18 PM
Wow AC, seems like you're always buying stuff.



Where do you get all that money from? And don't tell me it's from wise investments and saving money!   ;D


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Arizona Colt on March 14, 2007, 05:08:41 PM
I work at the post office. I recently took a few months off and I'm getting ready to go back and work another 3 month term (until I can get a career employment job there). Plus I'm preparing to sell of about a 1000 of my silver age comics that are in the 9.2 or better range.

I'm hoping to sell some scripts I've written and get into the business in some capacity as I've got all this useless information on all manner of genre and it's doing me no good just floating around in my head. I'm in NY at the moment and talked with this guy about a production managers job where they pay for the schooling and all that jazz. That would be an easy way in.

I don't have that leech of an ex girlfriend anymore and if I ditched her earlier, I'd be about $50,000 better off!


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sundance on March 14, 2007, 05:16:29 PM
The first 'Robbery' release is still available in normal amaray case with English audio.
http://www.amazon.de/Ein-Halleluja-Django-George-Hilton/dp/B00025LQS8/ref=pd_bowtega_2/303-1117195-1611433?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1173913780&sr=1-2
The limited one is only with German audio in that bigger case (or in the spaghetti western collection from x-rated)

But there really isn't any reason to own those now (unless you want to have everything...) because the 'Robbery' that is included with the Crazy Bunch is a much longer version and probably much better looking as well.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Arizona Colt on March 14, 2007, 05:25:48 PM
I have neither of these and although I didn't care much for MAN CALLED INVINCIBLE, I understand the ROBBERY film is quite good. not sure about the other one.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on March 14, 2007, 07:31:54 PM
I have neither of these and although I didn't care much for MAN CALLED INVINCIBLE, I understand the ROBBERY film is quite good. not sure about the other one.


"The Crazy Bunch" (Dick luft in sacremento) is a load of crap.

But I think I'll be picking this up just for the Robbery movie. Besides, a better copy of "TCB" won't be so bad...if the transfer is really good I might just sit through the whole thing.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Arizona Colt on March 14, 2007, 07:34:22 PM
I'm sure the quality will be good on it. I have yet to see a german release that isn't other than those annoying forced subs.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Banjo on March 15, 2007, 05:29:42 AM

"The Crazy Bunch" (Dick luft in sacremento) is a load of crap.
Yes i'd like to confirm that Crazy Bunch is easiest the worst sw i've bought so far.Both myself and Mrs Banjo were unable to watch this all the way through which is a first because i managed to suffer all the way through such turkeys as Gods Gun or Boot Hill.Whilst on the subject of bad sw's i was wondering if we could start a "reconstruction thread" for Bad Mans River which like Sartana has a reputation for having an unfathomable storyline?
I've got an unwatched bootleg copy of Greatest Robbery In The West which i'll maybe check out soon  ;)



Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Poggle on March 18, 2007, 09:44:06 PM
On Amazon search for Keoma, Bullet For The General and Texas Adios. Blue Underground is re-releasing them in the next two weeks :o

It's not mentioned on their site or anything. Does anyone any more?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on March 19, 2007, 09:44:23 AM
Just purchased it along with the Franco Cleef reconstruction of "And God said to Cain" and "Johnny Oro". O0


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on March 19, 2007, 09:48:26 AM
On Amazon search for Keoma, Bullet For The General and Texas Adios. Blue Underground is re-releasing them in the next two weeks :o

It's not mentioned on their site or anything. Does anyone any more?



are you sure it's Blue Underground who is releasing them?


That sounds more like Anchor Bay. They had those titles up for sale (and still do!) in their "once upon a time in italy" boxset several years ago.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sundance on March 19, 2007, 10:46:58 AM
It's Blue Underground but they should be exact copies of the old Anchor Bay discs. Just rereleased under Blue Underground. Just as they did with some other AB discs recently.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Arizona Colt on March 19, 2007, 11:28:09 AM
BU is partnered with some of the former AB employees. They both used to work together on their special features. BU has been most of AB's back catalog as of late such as films like MANIAC, VIGILANTE, DON'T TORTURE THE DUCKLING and CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD to name a few.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sanjuro on March 19, 2007, 12:56:39 PM
BU is partnered with some of the former AB employees. They both used to work together on their special features. BU has been most of AB's back catalog as of late such as films like MANIAC, VIGILANTE, DON'T TORTURE THE DUCKLING and CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD to name a few.

You are well informed, Arizona. Thank you for clearing out.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Arizona Colt on March 19, 2007, 01:01:50 PM
Hey Sanjuro, my friend gave me the KAGE NO GUNDAN 2 soundtrack. I can't find any translations for two of the songs on their. Is their a Japanese site that would have the lyrics? Mostly for the Ballad of Kage No Gundan that plays at the end of each episode from part 2.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sanjuro on March 19, 2007, 02:33:49 PM
Hey Sanjuro, my friend gave me the KAGE NO GUNDAN 2 soundtrack. I can't find any translations for two of the songs on their. Is their a Japanese site that would have the lyrics? Mostly for the Ballad of Kage No Gundan that plays at the end of each episode from part 2.

You have a good friend! I searched Japanese sites but I didn't see any lyrics of Kage no Gundan. I'm afraid, I don't know the song. If you can post a sound file, I can transcribe and traslate it for you.

For your reference this is the official site of "New Kage no Gundan".
http://www.shinkagenogundan.tv/


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Arizona Colt on March 20, 2007, 11:21:27 AM
Sorry to seem ignorant, but how do I post a sound file? Also I watched HUNTER IN THE DARK last night. Excellent movie! The convoluted plot reminded me of Chu Yuan's Ku Lung adaptations but at 137 minutes, it wasn't too difficult to follow. The swordplay was great no doubt handled by Chiba. No one is really a hero here as the corrupt government during the Tokugawa Shogunate caused numerous crime elements to be created each with their own assassins that, unlike the dishonorable ninja spies, used more direct means of rubbing out their targets. Their were so many plot lines going on at once the films length really helped flesh them all out. Numerous double crosses and assassinations by both male and female. I think this is the first Hideo Gosha movie I've seen from beginning to end. I'm going to see BANDIT VS SAMURAI SQUADRON tonight.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sanjuro on March 20, 2007, 10:58:15 PM
Don't be sorry, I don't know how to make a sound file either. ;D

I thought you've seen Goyokin and Three Samurai (Sanbiki no Samurai) from beginning to the end. I hope you have. "Goyokin" is one of the best films by Gosha.

Somehow I cannot tell the difference between Hunter in the Dark and BANDIT VS SAMURAI SQUADRON. Nakadai plays the main character in both films and they are both set in Edo, isn't it?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Arizona Colt on March 21, 2007, 01:12:41 PM
I only got to see about 20 minutes of BANDIT VS SAMURAI SQUADRON last night. I think it takes place in a different locale but it's still the Tokugawa era. Impressive opening. At 2 hours and 42 minutes, it will require my full attention. I didn't get around to looking at it until about 1:00 am. GOYOKIN looks really exciting as well.

Sanjuro, have you ever seen any of the MUTE SAMURAI TV shows? Very somber and appears to be inspired by Corbucci's GREAT SILENCE in a big way. Wakayama plays the mute bounty hunter and his brother Katsu turns up often. Extremely violent show. I've got 12 episodes so far. I'm still not done with KAGE NO GUNDAN 2 yet. 4 episodes to go there plus 1 or 2 from earlier in the series.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Arizona Colt on March 22, 2007, 11:23:46 AM
Yes, Sanjuro it is Edo during 1722. The stories are a bit similar, although I'm only an hour into BVSS. The opening attack in this film is an attention getter.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sanjuro on March 28, 2007, 11:59:48 PM

Sanjuro, have you ever seen any of the MUTE SAMURAI TV shows? Very somber and appears to be inspired by Corbucci's GREAT SILENCE in a big way. Wakayama plays the mute bounty hunter and his brother Katsu turns up often. Extremely violent show. I've got 12 episodes so far. I'm still not done with KAGE NO GUNDAN 2 yet. 4 episodes to go there plus 1 or 2 from earlier in the series.

Yeah, I heard about the show. It's called "Oshizamurai - Kiichi Hogan." It was aired in Japan 30 years ago. I've never seen that though. DVDs were released just recently. If you buy the entire set in Japan, it costs more than 400 bucks. Yikes.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Arizona Colt on March 29, 2007, 12:38:24 PM
My friend at fareastflix has the shows translated then he subtitles them. So far he's got 14 episodes done. I've seen 12 of them. Excellent and incredibly downbeat show. He's also working on subbing the KAGE NO GUNDAN 2 and YAGYU CLAN CONSPIRACY show with Chiba. I'm helping in a minor way on the KAGE 2 discs. The first series is due out here in April. Its success depends on whether more are released.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sanjuro on March 29, 2007, 06:13:25 PM
Arizona, you and your friend have a wonderful privilege to do such a work. You guys both read Japanese, I imagine?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Arizona Colt on March 30, 2007, 12:52:38 PM
No, I wish! He has a number of Japanese friends who translate the script then he subs the discs. I help out on the subbing for the KAGE 2 discs. I may be going to NY again in the next couple of weeks so he can show me how to do the entire process as he has many projects going on at the moment. I was there a couple of weeks ago and he had just finished NEMURI 12. THE KILLER TARANTULA one I think with Raizo. It was really quite good. I speak a tad bit of Japanese but I speak more mandarin chinese, however.

I do plan to learn Japanese sometime down the road though. My friend is good friends with the lady that played Fuji on the original ULTRAMAN show, Sakura I think is her name. She was able to get him a tour of the Tsuburaya Studios on one of his trips to Japan.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Eric on March 30, 2007, 03:38:30 PM
Quote
YAGYU CLAN CONSPIRACY

Does this have anything to do with Lone Wolf and Cub?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sanjuro on March 30, 2007, 06:12:19 PM
No, not at all.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Arizona Colt on April 02, 2007, 01:31:08 PM
I watched the final two KAGE NO GUNDAN's last night and they were excellent. Chiba really excelled in the sword fights in these final two shows. Even with his Iga dress his eyes convey so much emotion. Chiba has always been one of my favorite actors to watch.

I imagine when he passes on, they'll release EVERYTHING he ever did on DVD. I really want to see WOLF GUY: MOERO OOKAMI OTOKO. I think it's directed by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi who did the three Matsutatsu Oyama movies with chiba.

I was only hoping that Chiba would have had one more light hearted scene with the hilarious Kiki Kirin. Is she still alive Sanjuro? She was one of the best characters on the show. I'm psyched to get ahold of KAGE 3. It appears bigger in scope. KAGE 1 comes out here legitimately this month on the 17th I believe. deepdiscount has it for $45.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sanjuro on April 05, 2007, 03:20:11 AM
A Japanese distributor SPO has announced they are releasing 10 macaroni westerns this year. They are all digitally remastered and have superb image quality. From what I have learned, most of them have original Italian, English and Japanese audio. And the original Japanese posters are used for their covers.

Here's the schedule.

1. Django: March 24 (Yes, it's out now!)
2. Django Kill!: April 27
3. Texas Adios: April 27
4. Today, It's Me, Tomorrow You: May 25
5. The Great Silence: May 25
6. Day of Anger: July 25
7. My Name is Nobody: July 25
8. One Silver Dollar: August 24
9: Return of Ringo: August 24
10. Blind Man: September 28

You can order from this site: http://www.cinemart.co.jp/macaroni/index.html
You can order from Japanese Amazon too.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on April 05, 2007, 08:38:49 AM
A Japanese distributor SPO has announced they are releasing 10 macaroni westerns this year. They are all digitally remastered and have superb image quality. From what I have learned, most of them have original Italian, English and Japanese audio. And the original Japanese posters are used for their covers.

Here's the schedule.

1. Django: March 24 (Yes, it's out now!)
2. Django Kill!: April 27
3. Texas Adios: April 27
4. Today, It's Me, Tomorrow You: May 25
5. The Great Silence: May 25
6. Day of Anger: July 25
7. My Name is Nobody: July 25
8. One Silver Dollar: August 24
9: Return of Ringo: August 24
10. Blind Man: September 28

You can order from this site: http://www.cinemart.co.jp/macaroni/index.html
You can order from Japanese Amazon too.


I'll be getting most of these.
I'll give Django Kill and Texas Adios a skip.

I'll think Blindman through though...I already have the uncut version. The Japanese version isn't.
But that poster cover is nice!

Sanjuro can you translate what the special features are for the Django release?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Leone Admirer on April 05, 2007, 08:39:49 AM
Thanks for the heads up Sanjuro will be getting most bar 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sanjuro on April 05, 2007, 11:22:32 AM
The special feature of the newly remastered Django is: Documentary "Django: One & Only" (13 min). It includes interview with Franco Nero and the assistant director. And an English theatrical trailer.

You guys may have them already.   


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on April 05, 2007, 05:23:21 PM
Thanks for the heads up, Sanjuro. Day of Anger is what interests me most, as I don't think the My Name is Nobody will surpass the German disc.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on April 05, 2007, 05:34:55 PM
The special feature of the newly remastered Django is: Documentary "Django: One & Only" (13 min). It includes interview with Franco Nero and the assistant director. And an English theatrical trailer.

You guys may have them already.   

So it's the same release as the Blue Underground disc.


I'm with Jenkins on this one. "Day Of Anger" is the one to get. Perhaps they improved on the WILD EAST release (which they probably ripped off somebody else) which was a good try but the audio is a bit clunky in places.




Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sanjuro on April 05, 2007, 05:43:35 PM
I have WildEast "Day of Anger" also, but I'm expecting this Japanese version will be a big improvement.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sanjuro on April 05, 2007, 05:44:39 PM
Thanks for the heads up, Sanjuro. Day of Anger is what interests me most, as I don't think the My Name is Nobody will surpass the German disc.

Dave, do you know the Japanese title of "Day of Anger" in Japanese?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on April 05, 2007, 06:21:26 PM
Sorry, no.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sanjuro on April 05, 2007, 06:24:54 PM
"Ikari no Koya" that means "Wilderness of Wrath". Neat title, isn't it?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on April 06, 2007, 07:48:56 AM
Or "Wilderness of Anger," no? But the alliteration works well. Yeah, cool title. Thanks.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sanjuro on April 06, 2007, 09:19:09 AM
It can be translated as "Widerness of Anger" but it sounds more poetic with alliteration.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sundance on April 07, 2007, 05:24:03 AM
Thanks for the news Sanjuro.
It seems these are even $10 cheaper than other Japanese SW releases. Thought that still makes them over $30... Oh well.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sanjuro on April 07, 2007, 12:22:20 PM
The unit price of these Japanese macaroni is 3,990 yen each. Average exchange rate nowadays is $1 = 119 yen. If you apply this, the price of each DVD is $33.53 before shipping and tax. Yes, it's lower than other Japanese macaroni DVDs.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Arizona Colt on April 07, 2007, 03:28:57 PM
So it's the same release as the Blue Underground disc.


I'm with Jenkins on this one. "Day Of Anger" is the one to get. Perhaps they improved on the WILD EAST release (which they probably ripped off somebody else) which was a good try but the audio is a bit clunky in places.




I believe the wild east release of DAY OF ANGER was a dupe from the first Japanese DVD release. A friend of mine has it and it appears identical.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sanjuro on April 07, 2007, 04:17:07 PM
That's a good solid evidence that the Wild East DVD is a rip off from the first Japanese DVD.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Silenzio on April 09, 2007, 05:56:10 PM
8. One Silver Dollar: August 24
9: Return of Ringo: August 24


Very, very interested in these two films.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on April 09, 2007, 06:00:10 PM
Very, very interested in these two films.

as you should be...


two of Gemma's best.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sanjuro on April 09, 2007, 06:08:14 PM
Very, very interested in these two films.

You wanna know something interesting? One Silver Dollar is released in Japan as One Silver Dollar of Wilderness and Return of Ringo is released as One Silver Dollar of Wilderness Part 2. That's why these DVDs are released together in Japan. No charge ;). 


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on April 09, 2007, 07:11:30 PM
Well the widescreen transfer didn't help my viewing pleasure of TCB.


The opening 20 minutes are fun (especially the mad house segment) but the jokes, and rapid fire exchanges between characters, quickly grow stale.

avoid at all cost!



"The Greatest Robbery In The West" isn't shaping up to be much better. I've seen the first 45 minutes and it's pretty dull. I'll watch this through tonight and get back to you later.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on April 09, 2007, 09:47:26 PM




"The Greatest Robbery In The West" isn't shaping up to be much better. I've seen the first 45 minutes and it's pretty dull. I'll watch this through tonight and get back to you later.


The "robbery" movie wasn't so great. A side from the interesting opening sequence there is little going on in the first hour. The last half hour is good.

Average at best.

EDIT: the score is mediocre. Some of it is okay while a lot of it is embarassing (especially the song at the end). The suspense music is taken from DJANGO.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Arizona Colt on April 10, 2007, 02:48:28 PM
Here is a link for a double feature pre-order...

http://xploitedcinema.com/catalog/clint-nevadas-loner-theres-noose-waiting-trinity-wild-east-double-feature-preorder-p-11579.html

Here is some new releases...just scroll down and you'll see some spags mixed in with some American westerns starring Kirk Douglas...

http://xploitedcinema.com/catalog/products_new.php





Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on April 10, 2007, 05:11:26 PM
Here is a link for a double feature pre-order...

http://xploitedcinema.com/catalog/clint-nevadas-loner-theres-noose-waiting-trinity-wild-east-double-feature-preorder-p-11579.html

Here is some new releases...just scroll down and you'll see some spags mixed in with some American westerns starring Kirk Douglas...

http://xploitedcinema.com/catalog/products_new.php






Already ordered "Clint the stranger" films through wild east.

Carnimeo's bizzare western  "The moment to Kill" is finally getting a region 1 release. Awesome!
Also "Ballad of a gunman" (Fedra West) and a Miles Deem picture, "And now make Peace with God", which is best to avoid.


Great news, thanks!


EDIT: also "Finders killers". Heard mention of it but don't know anything about it.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sundance on April 10, 2007, 06:32:16 PM
The four Global Video releases are Naushad's releases from South Africa (Man Called Invincible was his previous disc).

Here's the only thing I have so far read about the quality:
http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?disc=160642;article=148468;title=Spaghetti%20Western%20Web%20Board;pagemark=120

Hope to get them in a few days. :D


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on April 10, 2007, 06:39:39 PM
The four Global Video releases are Naushad's releases from South Africa



Is this the guy your friend knows AC?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Leone Admirer on April 11, 2007, 06:17:36 AM
Thanks for the links AC. Even though WE use prints from other DVD releases etc I have to congratulate them on bringing to my attention some great spahetti's  O0


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Leone Admirer on April 11, 2007, 06:18:30 AM
Am I right in thinking that the Gemma Ringo films have already had a DVD release in Japan?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sanjuro on April 11, 2007, 10:35:55 AM
Yes, both Pistol for Ringo and Return of Ringo have been released in the past. 


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Arizona Colt on April 11, 2007, 01:52:34 PM
Is this the guy your friend knows AC?

Yes. That's the release where I was supposed to interview George Hilton when he was in NY a few months back. :(


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Banjo on April 12, 2007, 05:43:18 AM
Carnimeo's bizzare western  "The moment to Kill" is finally getting a region 1 release.
So you got to see a version Firecracker?

Very dull compared to Sartana,Hallelujah etc and a wrong role(I think) for Walter Barnes as Hiltons buddy.But as ever Horst Frank provides a wonderful villain and theres a good twist about the kidnapped girl so yes i'd perhaps like to see this in widescreen.Not so sure about "bizzare" as in the dreadful Crazy Bunch-we need a thumbs down icon for that turkey;D


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on April 12, 2007, 10:31:52 AM
So you got to see a version Firecracker?




haven't ordered it yet.


 Heard mixed reviews. Some think it's "okay" (you) others say it is Carnimeo's best.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Arizona Colt on April 12, 2007, 01:22:47 PM
Well, it's the most serious movie he did that I can think of at the moment. The DP (if even the same one) must have taken some Rittilin as there isn't any of the ADD camera moves inherent in Carnimeo's other movies.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on April 17, 2007, 01:36:39 PM
Sanjuro can you please list all the special features for each dvd?


EDIT: do they all have English audio as well?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Arizona Colt on April 17, 2007, 01:57:19 PM
All of those titles have had prior releases in Japan. Now if only they'd re-release the LEGEND OF THE GUNMEN box, I'd be happy. I bought one of their MACARONI BIBLES, one of the Gemma boxes. There's three of those that I know of. 2 spaghetti boxes and one Gemma war movie box. One of the western boxes has only italian language save for one movie. I thought of buying this one and syncing the english track from Wild East's terrible quality MAN FROM NOWHERE to the japanese release of the same picture. Ditto for ONE SILVER DOLLAR aka BLOOD ON A SILVER DOLLAR.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on April 23, 2007, 12:27:12 AM
Shango (aka A Steffen movie that doesn't suck!)

http://xploitedcinema.com/catalog/shango-franco-cleef-reconstruction-dvdr-p-11644.html



and....


Reverend Colt

http://xploitedcinema.com/catalog/reverend-colt-franco-cleef-reconstruction-dvdr-p-11643.html


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Banjo on April 23, 2007, 04:29:45 PM
Shango (aka A Steffen movie that doesn't suck!)

http://xploitedcinema.com/catalog/shango-franco-cleef-reconstruction-dvdr-p-11644.html

Have you seen this one FC?
I have a copy,most probably pan and scan,and i've yet to take a look at it. :-\ 


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on April 23, 2007, 04:34:06 PM
Have you seen this one FC?
I have a copy,most probably pan and scan,and i've yet to take a look at it. :-\ 


No. Been wanting to for years though. it's supposed to have a good score.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Banjo on April 23, 2007, 04:35:49 PM

No. Been wanting to for years though. it's supposed to have a good score.
I got mine in a trade but haven't even taken it out of the case :-[ but i'm gonna change that! O0


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sanjuro on April 30, 2007, 12:58:47 AM
Sanjuro can you please list all the special features for each dvd?


EDIT: do they all have English audio as well?


Here's the available info on special features so far. I will post more as they become available.

DJANGO
(http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/4320/zky1qi8.jpg)

Clearly, this is from the same master as Blue Underground's.

Audiio: Italian, English and Japanese (Rocky Robert's theme song is replaced with Roberto Fia's Italian volal for Italian audio).
Special Feature: Same as Blue Underground version minus the short film "The Last Pistolero"


DJANGO KILL
Audio: Italian, English and Japanese
SF: Tomas Milian interview, "Django Tell!"

TEXAS ADIOS
Audio: Italian, English and Japanese
SF: Franco Nero interview






Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on April 30, 2007, 01:53:32 AM
So everything is the same save for the Japanese audio :(


It's almost worth it for the covers alone though.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Silenzio on April 30, 2007, 07:20:26 AM
I know Sanjuro already posted the news of the R1 El Topo and Holy Mountain releases, but I was wondering if anybody had come across this very well-priced set:



http://xploitedcinema.com/catalog/films-alejandro-jodorowsky-disc-p-11602.html


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Banjo on April 30, 2007, 09:01:54 AM
A good price if you like that sort of film.File next to the equally deranged Django Kill. :-\



Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sanjuro on April 30, 2007, 01:19:32 PM
As for "Django," I'm afraid to say that quality of the cover printing is not good. It's like a second generation copy. Details are washed out. It's not worth buying. Take my word and save your hard earned money, Firecracker. You can be content with your BU copy. 


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on May 01, 2007, 12:55:49 AM


Thanks!


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on June 25, 2007, 05:35:40 AM
"One more to Hell" according to the poster.

I haven't heard of it before.
With the title and the depiction of a headless horse rider, am I wrong in thinking this a horror western?
Or is it just misleading artwork?

(http://www.moviegoods.com/assets/product_images/1020/378991.1020.A.jpg)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on June 25, 2007, 05:46:22 AM
never mind. This is just "To Hell and Back".


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: marmota-b on June 25, 2007, 09:56:18 AM
Hm, but the headless rider reminds me of a book I read... forgot who wrote it and never knew its original title, but my sister thought it was one of the first western books. Any ideas?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on June 25, 2007, 02:33:22 PM
Hm, but the headless rider reminds me of a book I read... forgot who wrote it and never knew its original title, but my sister thought it was one of the first western books. Any ideas?

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: marmota-b on June 26, 2007, 12:59:06 AM
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving?

I think not... There was an Irishman called Maurice, I forgot his last name, who was, of course ::), in love with the heroine, who was daughter of a ranch owner... and the headless rider happened to be her brother, killed by her cousin instead of Maurice.
Now it seems so ridiculous when I write it this way... it probably wasn't much valuable story; I read it long time ago.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on June 29, 2007, 09:47:27 PM
Was at Sam's Club the other day  and was checking out the DVD's they had these double packaging deals for $7.99 and $9.99 one set was Henry Fonda "My Darling Clemetine pakaged with "The Ox-Bow Incident" I snapped that one up, others were John Wayne "Rio Bravo" & "The Train Robbers", "The Comanchero's" & "Red River" and more.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Groggy on June 30, 2007, 05:30:52 AM
Circuit City and Wal-Mart also have some good deals, I've gotten some great movies from both at $7.50. Although the movies you list for that price - that's a great bargain.  :o


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on July 01, 2007, 08:13:08 PM
ARRIVA SABATA!
http://xploitedcinema.com/catalog/arriva-sabata-cover-p-11895.html
(comes with NO MERCY FOR THE HUNTED which isn't even listed in Weisser's book)

read more about "Arriva Sabata" here http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=5719.0

and

LONG DAYS OF VENGEANCE
http://xploitedcinema.com/catalog/lunghi-giorni-della-vendetta-region-release-cover-p-10304.html



I didn't like the above when I first saw it but I decided to give it another chance. And what better way to do that then to buy a better copy?

X-RATED will soon be releasing the Giallo/western PRICE OF DEATH.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on July 02, 2007, 10:23:55 AM

Sergio Leone Anthology O0
Angels In America
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Cross of Iron


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Groggy on July 02, 2007, 04:59:25 PM
The last movie I actually bought was "The Man Who Would Be King", I believe.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Rojo Ramone on July 03, 2007, 11:27:07 AM
I just ordered ONCE UPON A TIME IN ITALY (finally) and the DVD-r of AND GOD SAID TO CAIN from Tony at Xploited~should be a couple more weeks until i have them. O0


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on July 03, 2007, 01:56:15 PM
I just ordered ONCE UPON A TIME IN ITALY (finally)

Could've gotten it cheaper at Deep discount.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Rojo Ramone on July 04, 2007, 12:35:56 PM
I got it for $35.00 New off E-Bay! O0


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on September 07, 2007, 07:48:25 AM
Now you all know what you can get me for Christmas: http://foxclassics.com/fordatfox.php


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on September 07, 2007, 08:58:22 AM
Now you all know what you can get me for Christmas: http://foxclassics.com/fordatfox.php

Wow, this would be a great Christmas gift! You have a point jenkins. I want this myself friends! ;)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Groggy on September 07, 2007, 09:52:07 AM
Now you all know what you can get me for Christmas: http://foxclassics.com/fordatfox.php

You'll get a tie and like it Dave. :P


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on September 07, 2007, 10:06:30 AM
What, again??? >:(


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Groggy on September 07, 2007, 05:45:45 PM
What, again??? >:(

A big ugly one with polka dots.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on September 14, 2007, 10:05:27 AM
T-shirts

http://www.corpseclothing.com/official-band-merchandise.asp?band=CLEST


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Silenzio on September 14, 2007, 10:07:16 AM
Very cool!


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: titoli on September 28, 2007, 01:56:44 PM
http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000RA0T68/dvdpc-21/ref=nosim

14 sw dvd's at 60 euros! But the box is a feast for fetichistes anyway! Audio in french, some in italian too. Don't know about english.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Bill Carson on October 01, 2007, 07:25:37 AM
Nice.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Tuco the ugly on November 01, 2007, 11:24:26 AM
Durango is a comic book series in 13 (+1)  parts, created by Yves Swolfs.

I haven't read it, but apparently the comic book is the closest thing to a spaghetti western in a comic book form that exists today.
The first number was first published in 1981 in Belgium (though I'm not 100% sure about this), and there were a lot of characters and lines that we're taken and adapted from the movies of Leone, Corbucci and other SW directors, to fit in. The main protagonist from the series apparently carries the gun Silenzio had in "The Great Silence'' (Mauser C96).

Here are some pages I found:

(http://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/swolfs_y/swolfs3.jpg)

(http://barlow.comics.cz/images/dn1-1v.jpg)

(http://www.bela1996.de/literature/images/le2006-12.jpg)

(http://wildwester.wi.ohost.de/artikel/com-a10.jpg)

(http://thumbs.ebaystatic.com/pict/66284717234040_0.jpg)

(http://complots.blogspirit.com/images/medium_durango_sans_pitie_humanos.jpg)

(http://barlow.comics.cz/images/durtit_2.jpg)

(http://www.upseros.com/wallpapers/act2/comics/durango/tn/durango_001.jpg)

(http://www.goodoldwest.ch/main/comics/durango/9.jpg)



First time I've heard about this, and that's about all I found on the internet, so I'd appreciate if someone could say more about these comics. Opinions are welcome.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Tuco the ugly on November 01, 2007, 11:35:05 AM
I also found few websites that contain informations about Durango but they're mostly in French or German:

http://www.bdcouvertes.com/swolfs/biblio.htm

http://www.goodoldwest.ch/main/comics/durango/durango.html

http://eastwoodclint.free.fr/clint_bd/clint_bd.htm

http://www.bela1996.de/literature/le2006.html

(http://eastwoodclint.free.fr/clint_bd/durango.jpg)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Tuco the ugly on November 01, 2007, 08:08:15 PM
Anyone?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on November 01, 2007, 08:18:11 PM
Very nice, thanks for posting.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Tuco the ugly on November 01, 2007, 08:42:24 PM
Very nice, thanks for posting.

 O0

I was hoping someone could say more, I have plans to buy these comics. They look great but they're not cheap...  :(


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on November 01, 2007, 08:52:34 PM
I've been busy and have not checked all the links yet, what are they going for?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Tuco the ugly on November 01, 2007, 08:55:11 PM
I've been busy and have not checked all the links yet, what are they going for?
They link to sites that have (written, not videos) something about these comics. Unfortunately they're all in German and French.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: noodles_leone on November 03, 2007, 06:58:44 AM
They're easy to find in France, and it is true that it is heavily influenced by SW. But i never managed to read one from the first to the last page. I didn't like what i saw. Anyway, if you want  to know more about it, I can enter a shop and read one or two and tell you more about it :)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Tuco the ugly on November 03, 2007, 08:57:42 AM
They're easy to find in France, and it is true that it is heavily influenced by SW. But i never managed to read one from the first to the last page. I didn't like what i saw. Anyway, if you want  to know more about it, I can enter a shop and read one or two and tell you more about it :)

It would be great if you could tell me more about these comics. (If it's no trouble of course.)  O0


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on November 18, 2007, 06:15:38 PM
They're easy to find in France, and it is true that it is heavily influenced by SW. But i never managed to read one from the first to the last page. I didn't like what i saw. Anyway, if you want  to know more about it, I can enter a shop and read one or two and tell you more about it :)


How much are they?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: noodles_leone on November 19, 2007, 01:58:43 AM
Many. More than 20, i would say. I'll give you more details within a few days.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on November 19, 2007, 08:14:06 AM
"Many. More than 20, i would say. I'll give you more details within a few days."

I think he meant how many Euros does each cost? ;-)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: noodles_leone on November 19, 2007, 10:43:09 AM
:)
so that must be between 8 and 15€... i'll check today...


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on November 19, 2007, 03:42:35 PM
"Many. More than 20, i would say. I'll give you more details within a few days."

I think he meant how many Euros does each cost? ;-)


Yeah, that's what I meant. Thanks.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: mr. mouse on November 25, 2007, 09:01:26 AM
Wow! This looks mighty nice  O0

Have you heard of the Jonah Hex series? It's currently being released by DC comics and they're really quite cool.

(http://www.dialbforblog.com/archives/76/jose_garcia_lopez.gif)

(http://image.comicvine.com/uploads/vol/19000/18677/18677-110356-1-jonah-hex_400.jpg)

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/jonah-hex/3-1.jpg)

(http://superherouniverse.com/superheroes/images/jonah-hex/wallpaper/jonah-hex.jpg)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on November 29, 2007, 12:08:24 PM
DVDbeaver demonstrates that this is--literally--a big release: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews33/Ford_at_fox.htm


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on November 29, 2007, 12:27:36 PM

Have you heard of the Jonah Hex series?

Yeah, I'm certain we have a few Jonah Hex topics in here somewhere.

I'm a fan of the originals.
I have a few issues from the new series and their alright. They rely too much on supernatural stuff sometimes.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on November 29, 2007, 01:03:16 PM
In his blog, Dave Kehr reviews the new disc of The Iron Horse (SPOILERS AHEAD):

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Having watched “The Iron Horse” in the new Fox version (with its excellent orchestral score by Christopher Caliendo) , I can say with some confidence that Ford’s first epic (the fourth of five features he would release in 1925) remains an astounding achievement, a suite of embedded narratives that expand and comment on each other, as audacious in its way as Griffith’s “Intolerance.”  Abraham Lincoln makes his first of many appearances in Ford’s work as a demiurge who places the two main actions in movement by a sort of divine decree — signing the law that will create the transcontinental railroad while blessing the romantic union of the two leads (George O’Brien and Madge Bellamy), whose delayed by inevitable marriage becomes the prinicipal metaphor for the film’s theme of unification through difference.

The unification theme is played out visually (the division in the mountain range that becomes the pass through which the Union Pacific will travel), politically (the ex-Confederate and Union soldiers working side by side on the line), spatially (the train will unify East and West as well as North and South, with the “horizontal” thrust of the train tracks played in parallel to the “vertical” vector of the cattle drive approaching the northern construction site from Texas).

Ford frequently interrupts the main narrative, sometimes with historical asides (such as the little disquisitions on historical figures like Buffalo Bill or Wild Bill Hickok), sometimes with comic subplots that reflect and parody the main themes (a marriage between a railroad worker and a tiny saloon girl that dissolves in divorce after ten hours), frequently with the funerals and farwells that are close to Ford’s heart.

The Indians are, typically for Ford, shown as dangerous innocents, stirred into violence by a greedy white man (the land speculator Bauman).  Capitalism, not race, is the villain here, as it is in the vast majority of Westerns.  The Indians are treated with a distanced respect, largely untainted by the condescending sentimentality that Ford would later employ. In the film’s symbolic order they become the embodiment of a reactionary anti-progess, a resistance to historical momentum that will inevitably be overcome (a theme played out visually when an Indian band tries to surround and stop a steam engine, which of course powers up and charges right through them).  Progress in Ford is always tinged with a sense of tragedy and loss, and here it is the Indians who symbolize a natural and noble past that will be missed but must be left behind.

Davy, the George O’Brien character, is a protean figure whose role constantly changes:  the son of the surveyor who first discovered the crucial pass, he is in turn a Pony Express rider, a forward scout for the railroad, a gang leader and finally, a simple track worker, who (in a classic Ford moment) hammers in the actual spike that unifies the Eastern and Western branches of the line in a moment of silence and solitude, and is then content to participate only as one of the crowd in the staged political spectacle of the driving of the Golden Spike.  The film ends on a subtly self-reflexive note, as the photographer assigned to record this purely theatrical moment sets up his shot and starts moving back to his camera — but the film fades to black before he is able to trip the shutter.   The suspended photograph is, one realizes as the end title comes up, the film we have just seen. Here, for the first time in Ford’s work, the legend becomes fact, and Ford duly prints the legend.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on November 30, 2007, 12:12:49 PM
Beaver on The Iron Horse: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDReviews5/ironhorse.htm


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on December 05, 2007, 01:40:30 PM
Dave Kehr's NYT article on the set:

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December 4, 2007
Critic’s Choice
Respect in a Box: Giving John Ford the Major American Artist Treatment
By DAVE KEHR

Film culture in this country has long been in need of a paradigm shift, a way of saving old films from the swamp of nostalgia and seeing them as vital cultural products rather than quaint artifacts of another age. People don’t read Faulkner’s “Light in August” to be reminded of their lost youth, but most studios continue to market their library titles (when they bother to market them at all) as so many trips down memory lane.

That approach might have worked at the dawn of home video in the late 1970s, but for obvious reasons the nostalgia audience for prewar films is not a growing market segment. What the home video industry needs is something that book publishers have had for a century: a sense of the backlist as a living body of work that merits and rewards the attention of each new generation.

“Ford at Fox,” a gargantuan set that assembles 24 of the 50-some films John Ford made for the studio that was his most consistent home, may be just the nudge the old paradigm needs. Other studios, notably Warner Brothers with Stanley Kubrick and Universal with Alfred Hitchcock, have produced collections devoted to single directors, but no previous effort has matched what Fox has put into this impressive undertaking.

Reviving some extremely rare works in fully restored versions, presenting critical editions of the major titles (in three instances, complete with alternate cuts) and reintroducing several overlooked masterworks, “Ford at Fox” finally does for a filmmaker what the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade in France and our homegrown Library of America have long done for writers. Scattered, individual films have been recast into a body of work — an oeuvre — easily accessible for the first time.

Accessible, but not cheap. The “Ford at Fox” box carries a retail price of $299.98, though online discounters are offering it for up to a third less. And for those who may already have some of the films, several stand-alone titles and subdivided sets drawn from the big box are available, among them “John Ford’s Silent Epics” (five films, $49.98); “John Ford’s American Comedies” (six films, $49.98); and “The Essential John Ford Collection” (six films, $49.98).

A few titles in “Ford at Fox” are reprints: Besides “My Darling Clementine” (1946) the boxed set’s versions of “Steamboat Round the Bend” (1935), “Young Mr. Lincoln” (1939), “The Grapes of Wrath” (1940), “How Green Was My Valley” (1941) and “What Price Glory” (1952) are identical to previously issued discs. Three others have received major upgrades: “The Prisoner of Shark Island” (1936) has improved image stability and contrast over the version available in Britain; “Wee Willie Winkie” (1937), a Shirley Temple vehicle that Ford turned to surprisingly personal ends, is present in both newly restored black-and-white and sepia-toned versions; and “Drums Along the Mohawk,” the 1939 Revolutionary War saga that was Ford’s first use of Technicolor, is back in a razor-sharp new restoration financed by the Film Foundation.

But the heart of the project consists of the films making their debuts — or at least, their first officially sanctioned, above-ground appearance — on American DVD. Least familiar to most will be the five silents included here. Ford’s first film for Fox, “Just Pals” (1920), already displays his innate, impeccable sense of composition and his manner of moving fluidly and invisibly from shot to shot, each angle and edit calculated to shape the audience’s impressions without calling the slightest attention to technique.

“The Iron Horse” (1924), a sweeping account of the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, established Ford as a major director. It is presented here, a bit confusingly, in two different versions: an “international version” that runs 2 hours 12 minutes and a “U.S. version” with a running time of 2 hours 29 minutes. Though the export version has been subjected to extensive digital restoration and will probably look more pleasing to the casual viewer, the domestic, taken from a print held by the Museum of Modern Art, is the one to see. It has more scratches and speckles but is truer to Ford’s intentions. The 1926 film “3 Bad Men” is an even greater work, with a thematic complexity that anticipates Ford’s postwar westerns. A commercial failure, it would be his last western for 13 years, until he returned with “Stagecoach” in 1939.

In 1927 the great German filmmaker F. W. Murnau came to Fox’s Hollywood studios to make his masterpiece, “Sunrise,” a study in lighting and camera movement that left a profound impression on American moviemaking in general and young John Ford in particular. Ford incorporated elements of Murnau’s technique into his “Hangman’s House” (1928) and, supremely, “Four Sons,” a devastating 1928 antiwar film that made creative use of Movietone, Fox’s new sound-on-film technology. Unfortunately, because of music rights clearance problems, the original Movietone soundtrack has not been used here, though, like “The Iron Horse,” it is accompanied by a fine, newly commissioned orchestral score by Christopher Caliendo.

As Ford moved into the new world of sound, his artistry continued to expand. The set includes “Born Reckless,” his eccentric 1930 contribution to the gangster films of the early Depression; the prison comedy “Up the River” (also 1930), featuring Ford’s discovery, Spencer Tracy, in his first film (and Humphrey Bogart in his second); the naval adventure “Seas Beneath” (1931); and the astonishing “Pilgrimage” (1933), another antiwar fable that is perhaps Ford’s most experimental film.

Here too are Ford’s great Will Rogers comedies, “Doctor Bull” (1933), “Judge Priest” (1934) and “Steamboat Round the Bend” — a stirring, informal trilogy about a vanished rural America. And of course there are some minor films in the mix: the labored generational drama “The World Moves On” (1934); the glossy, superficial “Four Men and a Prayer” (1938); the grotesque, half-hearted “Tobacco Road” (1941); the lightly likable military comedy “When Willie Comes Marching Home” (1950). When you have directed more than 140 films, they can’t all be classics.

As weighty as “Ford at Fox” may be — it also contains a hardcover book of stills and posters from his films; a new documentary, “Becoming John Ford,” by Nick Redman; and reproductions of the souvenir programs for “The Iron Horse” and “Four Sons” — it’s sobering to realize that it still does not include every extant film Ford made at the studio. Most conspicuous among the missing are Ford’s first all-talking feature, “The Black Watch” (1929), and the submarine drama “Men Without Women” (1930). Such is the richness of Ford’s career that even this enormous compilation can’t contain it. Save room on the shelf for “Ford at Fox, Volume 2.”


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Poggle on December 14, 2007, 09:23:19 PM
Are the westerns listed here in widescreen:

http://www.bordersstores.com/search/search.jsp?srchTerms=carmineo&mediaType=3&srchType=Keyword

Also, which version of Find A Place To Die is the best?

While we're on this subject I'd also like you experts to tell me something else: What other SW's are available for order on places like Amazon and Borders? I have no problem with Japanese or 'unofficial' copies, but when something is available at those places I might as well check it out 8)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on December 15, 2007, 12:55:00 AM
Are the westerns listed here in widescreen:

http://www.bordersstores.com/search/search.jsp?srchTerms=carmineo&mediaType=3&srchType=Keyword

All the Find a Place to Die copies are in widescreen. The transfer isn't the best though. It has a green tinge to it.
Have a good Funeral is a pan n' scan copy (good movie though) and the Fistful of Lead (aka Sartana is here Trade your pistol for a coffin) is also pan n' scan.

Also, which version of Find A Place To Die is the best?

Neither, they all suck.

On a serious note...I believe (judging by the picture of the cover given) it's all the same copy. But the film sucks. So why bother?

While we're on this subject I'd also like you experts to tell me something else: What other SW's are available for order on places like Amazon and Borders? I have no problem with Japanese or 'unofficial' copies, but when something is available at those places I might as well check it out 8)

If you actually GO to a Borders you'll find their selection on Italian westerns is very limited. Your better off researching their website.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Ben Tyreen on January 23, 2008, 05:59:41 PM
  I forgot to bring this up after Christmas, but Santa was nice enough to bring me the Ford at Fox collection. ;)  I started watching the movies I hadn't seen first and am just now getting to the ones I'd seen, Drums Along the Mohawk, My Darling Clementine, The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley, I think I'm forgetting one more but whatever.  Overall, the movies have been very good.  Two silent westerns, The Iron Horse and 3 Bad Men, were excellent, as well as a WWI drama called "The Seas Beneath" was a movie ahead of its time, filmed out on the ocean, not bad for a flick from 1931.

  I won't go through all 24 films and give a review, but it's an amazing collection.  Almost every single one of the movies is in excellent shape and the coffee table book full of pictures from Ford's films is a great add-on.  I salute you, John Ford, you crotchety old man, you sure could make movies! ;D


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on February 22, 2008, 07:55:54 AM
I don't know why, but May 13th will see the release of a bunch of Westerns on DVD. First there are these from Fox (info via the digitalbits.com):

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On May 13th, Fox finally releases The Gunfighter on DVD. It will be part of a three-disc box set entitled The Western Classics. The other films in the set are Garden of Evil (also long expected) and Rawhide. Coming on the same day also is The Big Trail: Fox Grandeur Special Edition. It'll be a two-disc set offering both the full screen version of the 1930 film and the widescreen version that fans have long wanted Fox to make available. Several new featurettes will be included in the set too.
Then there are these 7 from MGM:

Day of the Outlaw
Gunfight at Dodge City
Man of the West
Man with the Gun
Navajo Joe
The Way West
The Westerner

Huh, I guess we'll have plenty to do in May . . .


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Ben Tyreen on February 22, 2008, 12:16:01 PM
http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=304.105 (http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=304.105)

Arizona Colt posted something about this a week or so back.  Get with it, dj. O0


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on February 22, 2008, 04:17:16 PM
I see where he posted about Navajo Joe. Where does he mention the other titles?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Ben Tyreen on February 23, 2008, 12:59:13 AM
  In the following posts, AC mentions where he found the link, dvdsavant, and then we had a back and forth about it and which movies we'd seen and might buy.  That's where. ;)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on February 23, 2008, 02:44:21 AM
Uh huh. Your discussion of The Big Trail is quite illuminating.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on February 23, 2008, 04:11:11 AM
Day of the Outlaw -sounds good, but I'd rent it first .

Gunfight at Dodge City -seen it wasn't that memorable.

Man of the West - this one is good but Coop was a bit too long in the tooth for the role.  (would make a great remake, this is the kind of film Hollywood should remake, not Classics but good flawed films)

Man With the Gun - sounds good, But I'd rent it first.

Navajo Joe - the only thing that impresses me is Morricone's score other wise Burt Reynolds is laughable as a Navajo dressed up in buckskins in what's supposed to be Arizona It also has the Navajo's living in tipi's rather than hogans - Rent first some find it entertaining.

The Way West - this one sounds good, but again I'd rent first.

The Westerner - this one is ok, Walter Brennan is great but the love story doesn't help.

From Fox:

The Big Trail (2-Disc Version with the flat 35mm and the widescreen Grandeur version)- seen it good early epic the set pieces are great Wayne isn't. rent

Rawhide - this one I'd buy for Jack Elam's unforgetable creepy role.

The Gunfighter - ok but seen it a gazillion times on tv.

Garden of Evil - absolutely sucked. avoid


I want Rio Conchos on a DVD !!!!!!


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on February 23, 2008, 11:00:48 AM
The Big Trail (2-Disc Version with the flat 35mm and the widescreen Grandeur version)- seen it good early epic the set pieces are great Wayne isn't. rent
What intrigues me about this is that it's a widescreen film from 1930. Not too many of those. And yeah, I'd imagine Wayne isn't very good: at this point, he hadn't yet developed his full-on screen persona. He's still a bit green by the time of Stagecoach.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on February 27, 2008, 08:55:25 AM
cover art and specs: http://tinyurl.com/24vhzv


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Ben Tyreen on February 27, 2008, 12:15:50 PM
  I like the cover art, but I don't know if I'll pick up The Big Trail.  From what I've seen of it on AMC, it's average at best.  Maybe I'll wait till the price drops some to the bargain bin. O0


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on February 29, 2008, 12:38:40 AM
Fox Press Release:

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A POSSE OF FILM FAVORITES
FOR FATHER’S DAY

FOX WESTERN CLASSICS COLLECTION
AND
BIG TRAIL:
FOX GRANDEUR SPECIAL EDITION

John Wayne’s Big Trail Receives Two-Disc Fox Grandeur Special Edition
With The Debut Of Its Original 70mm Widescreen Version,
Three New Documentaries, Featurettes, Galleries And More

Gun-Slingin’ Classics, Including Garden Of Evil, Rawhide And The Gunfighter,
Blaze Onto DVD For The First Time May 13th From Fox Home Entertainment

CENTURY CITY, Calif. – Watch the West be won all over again with beloved screen legends as Fox Home Entertainment cuts loose a slew of gems to DVD on May 13th. The 1930 film that put Academy Award® winner and icon John Wayne (True Grit) on the map, director Raoul Walsh’s (The Thief of Bagdad), The Big Trail: Fox Grandeur Special Edition debuts on two discs in its original 70mm widescreen version along with standard full screen, featuring historian commentary, documentaries and more. Preserved in the National Film Registry by the United States Library of Congress, this historical classic follows Wayne as brave leader Breck Coleman who guides hundreds of settlers in covered wagons from the Mississippi River to their destiny out West.
The Fox Western Classics Collection features three DVDs riding into town for the first time; Garden of Evil, Rawhide and The Gunfighter, fully restored, meticulously re-mastered and brimming with bonus features.
Oscar® winners Susan Hayward (I Want to Live), Gary Cooper (High Noon) and Rita Moreno (West Side Story) star in Garden of Evil, the 1954 film set in Mexico where three American adventurers attempt to rescue one of their own trapped in a gold mine.
Also starring Hayward opposite the dashing Tyrone Power (The Sun Also Rises) and classic character actor Jack Elam (Gunfight at the O.K. Corral), Rawhide (1951) tells the tale of Vinnie Holt (Hayward) and her stagecoach crew getting caught up with outlaws on their journey from California to St. Louis.
Winding up the classic trio is The Gunfighter (1950), starring the legendary Gregory Peck (To Kill a Mockingbird) as aging gunslinger Jimmie Ringo who tries to escape his reputation and find peace in the old West.
Just in time for Father’s Day, the Fox Western Classics Collection will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98 U.S. / $25.98 Canada and The Big Trail: Fox Grandeur Special Edition will be priced at $19.98 U.S. / $21.98 Canada. Additionally, other Fox western classics In Old Arizona (1929), The Culpepper Cattle Co. (1972) and Brigham Young: Frontiersman (1940) will be re-priced to $9.98 U.S. / $11.98 Canada. Pre-book is April 23.

The Big Trail: Fox Grandeur Special Edition Synopsis
In this sweeping pioneer adventure, a courageous young scout (Wayne) leads hundreds of settlers across treacherous cliffs, through brutal snowstorms, Indian attacks and buffalo stampedes to their destiny out West. Along the way, he loses his heart to a beautiful pioneer woman (Marguerite Churchill) and never stops trying to win her love. Tyrone Power co-stars in this visually spectacular epic.

Digitally restored and re-mastered from the original 70mm widescreen presentation as well as in full-frame standard frame, English Stereo and English and Spanish subtitles, The Big Trail: Fox Grandeur Special Edition features:
· Commentary with film historian/author Richard Schickel on the 70mm widescreen presentation
· The Creation of John Wayne
· Raoul Walsh: A Man in His Time
· The Big Vision: The Grandeur Process
· The Making of The Big Trail
· Galleries
o Publicity
o Original Posters
o Pressbook Gallery
· Trailers


Garden of Evil Synopsis
An extraordinary cast headed by Gary Cooper, Richard Widmark, Cameron Mitchell and Susan Hayward star in a suspenseful action-thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until its riveting climax! Directed by Henry Hathaway and shot in gorgeous CinemaScope on location in the lava fields of Mexico, Garden of Evil is a captivating journey through the dark heart of man that is sure to leave you changed forever.
When a ship carrying three American fortune hunters strands them in Mexico, fate deals them a great hand – from the bottom of the deck. In exchange for a fat payday, they must journey into the heart of evil to rescue a trapped miner. With death surrounding them and murderous Apache warriors at their heels, it will take all their cunning, ingenuity and bravery to escape with their payday – and their lives.

Digitally restored and re-mastered in full-frame in English, Garden Of Evil features:
· Commentary by Nick Redman, Steven Smith, John Morgan and William Stromberg
· Travels of a Gunslinger: The Making of Garden Of Evil
· Henry Hathaway: When The Going Gets Tough…
· Restoration comparisons

Rawhide Synopsis
From acclaimed director Henry Hathaway comes this riveting thriller “expertly put together with gripping action” (Daily Variety). Screen legend Tyrone Power eschews his usual heroic persona to give a riveting performance as a mild-mannered mule herder, who finds himself in a battle of wits with a dangerous posse of outlaws in “one of the most intense melodramas to be seen…in any season” (L.A. Times).
With a band of outlaws on the loose, stationmaster Sam Todd (Edgar Buchanan) and his tenderfoot underling Tom Owens (Tyrone Power) force bombshell Vinnie Holt (Susan Hayward) and her infant niece off an incoming coach to wait in the safety of the station until law can be restored. But when the murderous bunch arrives to take control of the station, it will be up to the mild-mannered Owens to outsmart the outlaws before they can execute their deadly plans.

Digitally restored and re-mastered in full-frame in English, Rawhide features:
· Susan Hayward: Hollywood’s Straight Shooter
· Shot It in Lone Pine!
· Theatrical trailer
· Restoration comparisons
· Still gallery

The Gunfighter Synopsis
With its “resounding authenticity [and] great performances” (Los Angeles Times), The Gunfighter is a “terrific, hard-hitting [and] suspenseful” (Variety) western drama featuring a stirring and intense portrayal from the legendary Gregory Peck!
Peck stars as Jimmy Ringo, a notorious killer and the deadliest shot in the Old West. Though his appetite for bloodletting has waned, Jimmy is forced to stay on the run by young gunners determined to shoot him down. After killing an upstart in self-defense, he escapes from the boy’s vengeful brothers to the nearby town of Cayenne. There, he hopes to convince his estranged wife (Helen Westcott) to resume their life together, but his arrival causes a sensation. With more young bucks gunning for him, Ringo’s fate lies within the hands of the sheriff (Millard Mitchell), his old bandit partner.

Digitally restored and re-mastered in full-frame in English, The Gunfighter features:
· Trailers for Bravados, Broken Lace, Drums Along The Mohawk and Warlock
· Theatrical trailer


The Big Trail: Fox Grandeur Special Edition
Street Date: May 13th, 2008
Pre-book Date: April 23rd, 2008
DVD Price: $19.98 U.S. /
$21.98 Canada
Catalog #: 2251930
Total Run Time: 212 minutes
MPAA Rating: NR
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Closed Captioned: Yes

Fox Western Classic Collection
Street Date: May 13th, 2008
Pre-book Date: April 23rd, 2008
Price: $19.98 U.S. /
$25.98 Canada
Catalog #: 2251258

Garden Of Evil
Total Run Time: 100 minutes
MPAA Rating: NR
Subtitles: TBD
Closed Captioned: Yes

Rawhide
Total Run Time: 87 minutes
MPAA Rating: NR
Subtitles: TBD
Closed Captioned: Yes

The Gunfighter
Total Run Time: 85 minutes
MPAA Rating: NR
Subtitles: TBD
Closed Captioned: Yes


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on February 29, 2008, 04:36:58 AM
Garden of Evil is almost laughable, they have Iroquoi's in mohawks attacking them, its too silly, it remided me of the silliness of "McKenna's Gold", and then you have Heyward marking the trail with these funny and very obvious markers.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on March 01, 2008, 11:50:40 PM
MGM artwork: http://classicflix.blogspot.com/2008/03/artwork-added-to-previous-announcement.html


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Ben Tyreen on March 02, 2008, 12:01:25 AM
 All the different covers are all somewhat spaghetti-ish in a way.  Very interesting... O0


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on March 02, 2008, 10:40:53 AM
The NJ cover is a lot better than I thought it would be, although that chick (which isn't Machiavelli, so who the hell?) with the rifle is not in the movie at all.

Studios love to add art that has nothing to do with the film on their dvd covers.
I seem to remember a dvd of GBU with the cover depicting Clint's "two mules for..." character.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Ben Tyreen on March 02, 2008, 11:10:11 AM
Quote
The NJ cover is a lot better than I thought it would be, although that chick (which isn't Machiavelli, so who the hell?) with the rifle is not in the movie at all.

 I don't know, but that looks like the lovely miss Machiavelli to me.  Maybe from a different movie, but it looks like her, I think. ???


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on March 06, 2008, 08:50:03 PM
Man in the Wilderness is also getting a release on the same day.

It's a revenge/Mountain man picture with Richard Harris.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067388/


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on March 07, 2008, 01:08:10 AM
Great! I've wanted to see that. O0


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on March 13, 2008, 04:04:44 PM
I don't know, but that looks like the lovely miss Machiavelli to me.


You're right Tim! I was wrong.

It is indeed her.

The shot was taken from NJ production stills but that costume, like Reynolds bow and arrow stills, never made it to the film...

(http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/335746.1020.A.jpg)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on May 06, 2008, 04:51:57 AM
Savant's review: http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/s2578evil.html


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: PowerRR on May 07, 2008, 04:39:41 AM
I want to buy The Gunfighter. It's one of my favorite American westerns.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sundance on May 07, 2008, 04:58:24 PM
Does anyone already have Navajo Joe? Quality? SCREENSHOTS?! HELP!

I know it's out. 8)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on May 07, 2008, 08:20:50 PM


I know it's out. 8)

Let us in on the secret.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Sundance on May 07, 2008, 08:58:24 PM
  ;D

Well, DVDPacific filled it for my order and even would have sent it but they failed charging my card (because I had no money...).  :'(
Don't know if they're allowed to break the street date though... but that's what they tried.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on May 08, 2008, 08:28:21 PM
Beaver covers The Westerner: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews37/the_westerner.htm


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on May 10, 2008, 02:16:14 AM
Beaver on the Fox set: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews37/fox_western_classics.htm


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on May 10, 2008, 04:55:04 AM
Definitely getting Rawhide out of that set  & Day Of the Outlaw and probably that Robert Mitchum film Man with The Gun thats comming out soon.

That library at the bottom of the beaver page looks interesting also, I have the Farben Encyclopedia, some others I might check into.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Noodles_SlowStir on May 20, 2008, 01:19:13 PM
Dave Kehr of The New York Times discusses the most recent westerns released on DVD.






New DVDs:Westerns
Dave Kehr, The New York Times
May 20, 2008




For fans of westerns, the weeks leading up to the third Sunday in June — also known as Father’s Day — are the happiest of the year. That’s because the studios, responding to America’s annual need to appease male members of the household by anointing them with vintage testosterone, reach deep into their libraries and bring forth westerns of the past, some classic and some less so.

This year’s selection got off to a fine start last week when Fox Home Entertainment released “The Big Trail,” Raoul Walsh’s visionary 70-millimeter, widescreen western of 1930 starring John Wayne, along with three previously issued features that Wayne made for Fox: “North to Alaska” (directed by Henry Hathaway, 1960); “The Comancheros” (Michael Curtiz, 1961); and “The Undefeated” (Andrew V. McLaglen, 1969).

Fox also came up with three previously unavailable on DVD: Henry King’s early anti-western of 1950, “The Gunfighter,” starring Gregory Peck as an aging outlaw haunted by past atrocities; and two other films by the hard-working, hard-driving Hathaway, “Rawhide” (1950) and “Garden of Evil” (1954, in color and CinemaScope).

Now it’s the turn of MGM DVD, whose discs are distributed by Fox but produced independently. It’s offering westerns (all originally released by United Artists) that range from the late classical period (William Wyler’s 1940 film “The Westerner”) to the postmodernist spaghetti westerns of the 1960s and ’70s (Sergio Corbucci’s 1966 “Navajo Joe,” Sergio Leone’s 1971 “Duck, You Sucker”). Although these are bare-bones editions (no commentaries, little supplementary material), MGM hasn’t skimped on the quality of the visual presentation. With a list price of $14.98 each, there are bargains to be had.

Randomly chosen as they appear to be, these films nevertheless describe the arc of the western during its aesthetically richest and most culturally pertinent period, the ’50s. Almost as old as the motion picture itself (Thomas A. Edison’s 1894 “Sioux Ghost Dance” presented members of the Sioux nation performing in West Orange, N.J., less than four years after the Wounded Knee massacre), the genre had already been through a few cycles of boom and bust before the late 1930s. With large-budget films like John Ford’s “Stagecoach” and Henry King’s “Jesse James” (both 1939), the major studios reclaimed the western from their B-picture units and the Poverty Row studios that had kept it alive through the Great Depression. And soon it would be hustled offstage by World War II.

Wyler’s “Westerner,” produced independently by Samuel Goldwyn, reflects the self-conscious myth-making that quickly took over the revived genre, while tempering it with a comic tone that stops just short of outright parody. Gary Cooper, a western star since the late ’20s, appears as the somewhat colorless mythic hero he would continue to play for much of his career. Walter Brennan steals the film out from under him, playing the unhinged, self-appointed justice of the peace Judge Roy Bean, in a performance that mixes menace and humor in a way that looks forward to Leone’s more explicitly satiric characterizations.

By the time of Richard Wilson’s “Man With the Gun” (1955), the adult western was a well-established form. Moving well beyond the Manichaean white hat/black hat world view of the B westerns, the grownup westerns of the ’50s embraced a deeply ambivalent moral vision, neatly symbolized by Robert Mitchum’s wardrobe here: he dresses only in gray, reflecting his ambiguous status as a professional “town tamer” with a history of violence.

Embraced by the timorous townspeople as long as his skill with a gun protects them from harm but rejected as soon as he tries to join the community (frequently by romancing the minister’s daughter), this man becomes the archetypal hero of the ’50s western. Joel McCrea, who moved on from romantic comedies in the ’30s and ’40s to become a great western star as he aged into his 50s, plays Bat Masterson as a rueful, gentlemanly variation on this figure in the otherwise routine “Gunfight at Dodge City” (Joseph M. Newman, 1959).

In Andre De Toth’s brilliant “Day of the Outlaw” (1959), Robert Ryan plays the divided hero, a cattleman embittered by the invasion of his once-open range by fence-building farmers. But it is to Ryan, whose skills in violence were earned during the old days of the range, that the townspeople turn when their small settlement is invaded by outlaws led by a former Army captain, played by Burl Ives. Diplomacy doesn’t work (a cold war metaphor is never far away in these films, though they are seldom dominated by politics), and only Ryan’s ruthlessness can save them.

De Toth, a Hungarian immigrant to Hollywood who divided his time between westerns and films noirs, set this movie in a mountain valley blanketed by bright, white snow — this time, annihilating brightness is the enemy, not mysterious shadows. A true classic, “Day of the Outlaw” has been brought to DVD in an excellent widescreen transfer that trumps all previous versions.

The same can be said of MGM’s new version of Anthony Mann’s 1958 “Man of the West,” finally available in a transfer that does justice to its spatially complex CinemaScope compositions and subtly shifting color scheme. Moving from a comic opening sequence filmed in the amber light of late afternoon, Mann plunges the film into darkness when Link Jones (a much aged Cooper, in one of his last appearances), an ex-outlaw who has found peace and a new identity, is thrown back into his former life. He stumbles into the lair of Dock Tobin (Lee J. Cobb), the demented and now elderly outlaw who raised Jones as a son.

Trying to protect two innocent bystanders, a saloon singer (Julie London) and a gambler (Arthur O’Connell), Jones plays along with the old man and his new gang of conscienceless killers (Jack Lord, John Dehner, Royal Dano). As the noon sun rises, and the gang moves on, the settings shift from softly rolling green hills to stark, chalky mountain ranges.

The film’s psychological journey leads to a shootout in an abandoned mining town, staged by Mann in multi-leveled, expressionistically distorted space that seems a universe away from the open plains and sharp horizon lines of Ford’s classical vision.

It’s only a short step, though, from Mann’s harsh, broken landscapes to the dryness and desolation of the Italian spaghetti westerns, exemplified in this collection by Leone’s cynical satire on the failed revolutions of 1968, “Duck, You Sucker,” and by Mr. Corbucci’s less-known but provocative “Navajo Joe.” Starring Burt Reynolds — then a young television actor hoping to follow Clint Eastwood’s Italian roadmap to stardom — “Navajo Joe” imagines a West so thoroughly debased by violence and greed that only a lone American Indian (Mr. Reynolds in the title role) can rescue the plump, venal townspeople from a band of marauding psychopaths.

Where the previous outsiders of the western yearned for social reintegration, that option seems never to occur to the Reynolds character, who knows he is permanently excluded because of his race. The radical revulsion of Jean-Luc Godard’s “Weekend” (1967) and Michelangelo Antonioni’s “Zabriskie Point” (1970) is already here, lightly disguised in genre terms.



http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/20/movies/homevideo/20dvds.html


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on July 30, 2008, 03:27:44 PM
Interesting info about the original exhibition of The Big Trail, as well as details about early widescreen . . .
http://greenbriarpictureshows.blogspot.com/2008/07/grandeur-of-it-all-part-one-what-kick.html
http://greenbriarpictureshows.blogspot.com/2008/07/pulling-down-those-wide-screens-part.html

I'm particularly intrigued by the fact that they used footage from this, but with different casts, to exhibit in other markets with different languages.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Ben Tyreen on July 30, 2008, 11:34:13 PM
  Saw at Amazon that August 26th a new collection of AW is being released.  I've only seen two of them, Escape from Fort Bravo and The Law and Jake Wade, but both were pretty good.  Fort Bravo has a great last 30 minutes too as a stranded patrol is out in the desert surrounded by Apaches.  Good cover art too, and that alone is worth a purchase. O0

http://www.amazon.com/Escape-Fort-Bravo-William-Holden/dp/B00195I3OK/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1217482016&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Escape-Fort-Bravo-William-Holden/dp/B00195I3OK/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1217482016&sr=8-1)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on August 13, 2008, 02:15:36 PM
Here's what we know now: http://turnerclassic.moviesunlimited.com/product.asp?sku=D30511


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on August 13, 2008, 03:26:39 PM

That looks like something to own. Thanks for posting jenkins.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: titoli on August 13, 2008, 05:19:10 PM
High time, I'd say.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Ben Tyreen on August 13, 2008, 10:18:42 PM
 Long overdue.  It'll be interesting to see what kind of special features there are, hopefully more than just trailers, and the cover art for the DVDs.  A lot of DVDs lately have had some really cool art, not just generic pictures of the actors starring. :)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on August 14, 2008, 11:34:30 PM
Spotted this over at HTF:
Quote
Originally Posted by Jack Theakston
Is Sony putting this out? Looking forward to new anamorphic transfers.
Someone named Simon Howson, who seems to know what he's talking about, responds:
Quote
Yes it is SPHE putting this out. Commanche Station has been restored to 4K digital, and has been projected as such at various festivals.

The quality should be as good as it can possibly be for DVD.

Yes! O0


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Banjo on August 15, 2008, 07:36:53 AM
Good news but i wonder what happened to SEVEN MEN FROM NOW and WESTBOUND? :o


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on August 15, 2008, 01:49:56 PM
"Seven Men From Now" was already put out in a new release by Batjack


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: titoli on August 15, 2008, 03:48:58 PM
Good news but i wonder what happened to SEVEN MEN FROM NOW and WESTBOUND? :o

http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=2744.0


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 15, 2008, 04:54:43 PM
It's a shame Seven Men From Now isn't included. I already saw The Tall T, Decision at Sundown and Seven Men From Now. IMO, SMFN is easily the best.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on August 15, 2008, 05:05:57 PM
This makes me want to give Escape From Fort Bravo a try: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews40/escape_from_fort_bravo.htm


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: titoli on August 15, 2008, 06:17:58 PM
On the contrary, it saves a double.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on August 16, 2008, 12:44:18 PM
This new edition of The General looks promising, although we won't know about its picture quality for a while: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001E18222/ref=nosim?tag=dvdbeaver-20&link_code=as3&creativeASIN=B001E18222&creative=373489&camp=211189


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on August 17, 2008, 01:18:12 PM
This new edition of The General looks promising, although we won't know about its picture quality for a while: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001E18222/ref=nosim?tag=dvdbeaver-20&link_code=as3&creativeASIN=B001E18222&creative=373489&camp=211189

Thanks for posting this jenkins. I wasn't aware of the re-release!


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: uncknown on September 21, 2008, 08:40:10 PM
tHE new issue of CINEMA RETRO magazine has arrived and there is good news.
The NEXT issue (jan.2009) has a feature on THE BIG GUNDOWN.
tHE piece will focus on efforts to restore the English version to its original length and include, of course, a discussion of the fantastic Ennio Morricone musical score.

check it out!  www.cinemaretro.com


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on September 22, 2008, 12:22:59 PM
Somebody else got there about half a decade ago...

http://xploitedcinema.com/catalog/gundown-franco-cleef-reconstruction-dvdr-p-5250.html


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: uncknown on September 22, 2008, 12:59:06 PM
Somebody else got there about half a decade ago...

http://xploitedcinema.com/catalog/gundown-franco-cleef-reconstruction-dvdr-p-5250.html

The article is ABOUT the making of the dvd :) and related history


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Arizona Colt on September 27, 2008, 01:44:48 AM
Regardless, cinemaretro is a fine genre publication. I just wish it wasn't so expensive. :P


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on November 08, 2008, 02:28:53 PM
Read that both El Condor & Barquero are being released on DVD soon, EL CONDOR will get a DVD release in Spain, and Koch Media will put out BARQUERO.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Banjo on November 08, 2008, 02:31:19 PM
That is fantastic news CJ. O0

But i really hope that the Koch Media dvd will contain an English audio for a change.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on December 08, 2008, 02:35:01 PM
This should get the ball rolling: http://www.armchaircommentary.com/2008/12/best-dvds-of--2.html


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on December 18, 2008, 10:46:27 PM
A dvd that specializes in the Trinity esq. Italo westerns or serious oaters that star Terence Hill.

http://www.amazon.com/Grindhouse-Experience-Presents-Spaghetti-Bible/dp/B001957A26


Saw it at Best Buy today and snapped it up.
Looking at the cover it seemed that it has a nice production behind it but the amazon reviews already told me the movies are mostly transferred from VHS tapes so I can expect shit quality.

One stupid thing I noticed when buying the dvd was that some of the films they list aren't even westerns (Blackie The Pirate, Bulldozer, Kid Stuff). Just goes to show that you can fool the Tarantino audience (whom this dvd is marketed to hence the same GRINDHOUSE font from QT/RR's movie slapped on the cover of this dvd) into buying anything. Sheep.

I bought it mainly so I can have Trinity Sees Red in english. Worth the 10 dollars I suppose.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Arizona Colt on December 18, 2008, 10:52:27 PM

Looking at the cover it seemed that it has a nice production behind it but the amazon reviews already told me the movies are mostly transferred from VHS tapes so I can expect shit quality.



I told you this over a month ago. Didn't believe me? :D This guy specializes in selling bootleg kung fu movies and has been in business for a number of years. There's been many disgruntled buyers fussing over discs that freeze or simply don't play at all. I bought maybe two discs several years ago and had a skipping problem wherein the disc would jump around chapters.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on December 18, 2008, 11:07:02 PM
I told you this over a month ago. Didn't believe me?


I remembered but forgot about the disc skips :(

Is this true for all of the dvds?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Arizona Colt on December 18, 2008, 11:14:46 PM

I remembered but forgot about the disc skips :(

Is this true for all of the dvds?

The kung fu movies, yes. This is the first time I've seen a Video Asia release that wasn't so I can only assume so. As soon as I turned the box over and saw the Video Asia emblem, I quickly put the set back on the shelf. It's very cheap so if you really want that one movie, I'd say it's worth it to the individual. If there was something on there I wanted badly enough, I'd likely spring for it, but most everything on there is mediocre at best I gather from what little I've seen of some of those.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on December 18, 2008, 11:24:28 PM
The kung fu movies, yes. This is the first time I've seen a Video Asia release that wasn't so I can only assume so. As soon as I turned the box over and saw the Video Asia emblem, I quickly put the set back on the shelf. It's very cheap so if you really want that one movie, I'd say it's worth it to the individual. If there was something on there I wanted badly enough, I'd likely spring for it, but most everything on there is mediocre at best I gather from what little I've seen of some of those.

To play it safe I won't be touching their Sartana box set that will be released later next year.



Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Arizona Colt on December 18, 2008, 11:27:11 PM
To play it safe I won't be touching their Sartana box set that will be released later next year.



Most likely it will just be dupes of the foreign discs.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: uncknown on December 25, 2008, 08:17:06 PM
Just watched  MAN OF THE WEST.
GREAT LOOKING film but  REAL DISAPPOINTMENT coming from Mann.
Any hopes of a good film were wrecked by lee J. Cobb's horribly hammy performance and the incessant, cliched, and intrusive musical score.
Too bad, for  the ingredients for a first class film were definitely there.
Pretty bloody and sexy for a film of that era though


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on December 25, 2008, 10:55:38 PM
Just watched  MAN OF THE WEST.
GREAT LOOKING film but  REAL DISAPPOINTMENT coming from Mann.
Any hopes of a good film were wrecked by lee J. Cobb's horribly hammy performance and the incessant, cliched, and intrusive musical score.


Not to mention that Coop is older than Cobb even though his character is supposed to be a "boy" compared to Cobb's character.


Other than that... I really liked the movie a lot.



EDIT: I thought DJ didn't like silent films?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on December 27, 2008, 02:29:01 PM

EDIT: I thought DJ didn't like silent films?
Generally true, but I make exceptions for a few silents of unusually high quality. The General is one of those exceptions.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on December 30, 2008, 01:58:52 PM
Savant has his picks, and they favor Westerns: http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/s2786pick.html


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on January 06, 2009, 08:43:11 AM
Hmmmmmm . . .  http://www.dvdtalk.com/features/the_top_20_rele.html


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on January 07, 2009, 02:59:49 PM
Harry's: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/39648


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: The Firecracker on January 07, 2009, 07:56:48 PM
Harry's: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/39648

That tub of lard normally doesn't have anything relevant to say...

that was confirmed when I saw his first pic for best dvd of the year (Dark Knight) but I warmed up when I saw his other choices.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Groggy on January 07, 2009, 09:44:38 PM
Yeah, Mr. Knowles typically annoys me I have to say.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on August 14, 2009, 07:57:16 PM
The search brought this up I think there is a more recent topic somewhere though.

Anyway I downloaded and read the book back in 2005-6 now today in Barnes & Nobel I see it finally got published, so i flipped through it for a while and now it has reviews of various Spaghetti Westerns, so I'm not sure if its the same or added on to because I don't remember the reviews by year.

Anybody know what is up?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Banjo on August 15, 2009, 03:13:14 AM
No the new book  bares very little resemblance to the download.The download is basically one very long winded analysis of the sw genre with a list of brief reviews tagged on to the end of it,whereas as you say the new book contains detailed reviews throughout in chronological order.

You'd probably like the book CJ.It's very witty and entertaining and Cox pulls no punches about the films that he doesn't like.In a few cases i don't agree with his opinions which is why i prefer Howard Hughes's book.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on August 15, 2009, 05:41:49 AM
Ok thanks I'll probably pick it up then.  O0


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: uncknown on December 05, 2009, 02:21:34 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Clint-Eastwood-High-Plains-Drifter-Poster-1-sheet-25x37_W0QQitemZ200414195900QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2ea99df0bc


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: uncknown on December 05, 2009, 02:23:26 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Clint-Eastwood-Print-Memorabilia-7-Items-in-Lot_W0QQitemZ200412643903QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2ea986423f

magazines!


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on January 15, 2010, 03:11:55 PM
Turner is having a sale getting "The Skin Game" & a DVD of "El Condor" to replace the VHS I do have.  O0 O0 O0 O0

http://www.wbshop.com/Wild-Western-Sale+-35%25-Off-Western-DVDs/WAC35WESTERN,default,sc.html


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on January 15, 2010, 03:20:42 PM
Get Along the Great Divide while you're at it.

Anyway, thanks for the tip. O0


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: cigar joe on January 15, 2010, 03:25:01 PM
Yea I may do so.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on February 17, 2010, 04:56:53 PM

http://www.movieposterdb.com/

A valuable resource.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Rojo Ramone on March 18, 2010, 06:35:26 PM
Where the hell is FFoD and FaFDM on BluRay?
How about OUaTitW?

 !@#$ I missed out on the Italian release of FFoD.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on March 21, 2010, 01:38:32 PM
Well, this is coming: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0039WHKHM/ref=nosim?tag=dvdbeaver-21&link_code=as2&creativeASIN=B0039WHKHM&creative=374929&camp=211189

Maybe there will be an R1 release (I mean Region A)?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Rojo Ramone on March 27, 2010, 08:55:46 AM
Cool,
Maybe there is hope for a RA release this year.

I went ahead and ordered the Italian Collectors Edition of AFoD a few days ago. 8)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on March 27, 2010, 02:42:07 PM
What did it cost you and which source did you use?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on April 02, 2010, 06:49:53 AM
This is very good news, especially if it means all 3 of the Frayling commentaries are included.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Paulo on April 04, 2010, 10:05:42 AM
A bit on the restoration of FOD by Fox...

http://digitalcontentproducer.com/mil/features/restoration_bluray/ (http://digitalcontentproducer.com/mil/features/restoration_bluray/)


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: dave jenkins on April 05, 2010, 01:36:02 PM
That article is dated August 1, 2007, so I wonder if the restoration they're talking about was used for the Italian blu-ray.


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Dust Devil on April 07, 2010, 02:33:24 PM
That article is dated August 1, 2007, so I wonder if the restoration they're talking about was used for the Italian blu-ray.

If you don't; who could possibly know?


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Scarabaeus on February 06, 2014, 02:09:07 PM
There's a region A release coming, too: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HZN8TBC/
"Man With No Name" instead of the UK's "Spaghetti Western" Trilogy.

Via HDD: http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/MGM/Disc_Announcements/The_Man_with_No_Name_Trilogy_4K_Remastered_Edition_Blu-ray_Up_For_Pre-Order_/13772

One commenter there mentioned that only GBU got the 4K restoration.
 


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Scarabaeus on June 09, 2014, 09:01:06 AM
Extended and Collectors Edition of OUATIA coming to Region A Blu-ray, 251 minutes, on September 30th:
http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/Warner_Brothers/Disc_Announcements/once-upon-a-time-in-america-extended-directors-cut-dated-and-detailed-for-bluray/15429
http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/sergio-leones-extended-directors-cut-of-once-upon-a-time-in-america-coming-to-blu-ray-20140609


Title: Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise
Post by: Scarabaeus on August 18, 2014, 05:38:14 PM
Looks like the remastered version of GBU ( http://amzn.com/B00HZN8TBC ) is getting a standalone release on October 7th: http://amzn.com/B00MA159L2
Also, there will be a new Region A Blu-ray of DYS: http://amzn.com/B00MA151W4