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Title: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: boardwalk_angel on May 11, 2006, 10:36:12 AM
Comin' At Ya! (1981)

Yendo Hacia Ti (Spain)
       

                                                          (http://buy.overstock.com/images/products/muze/dvd/143578.jpg)


Directed by
Ferdinando Baldi

Story by Tony Pettito (Tony Anthony)
Camera by Fernando Arribas   
 
Original Music by
Carlo Savina   
 
 Cast: 
Tony Anthony ....  H.H. Hart
Victoria Abril ....  Abilene
Gene Quintano ....  Pike
Ricardo Palacios ....  Polk
Joaquín Gómez Sáinz  (as Dan Barry)
Lewis Gordon
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By 1981, the heyday of the SW was over..that golden era finished..played out...& pretty much left for dead. A few interesting stragglers trickled out...Mannaja in '77..Lucio Fulci delivered Silver Saddle in '78.. & Michele Lupo's Buddy Goes West in '81.  The  previously bustling sets in Almeria & other Spanish locations were abandoned...& allowed to fall into disrepair. Director Ferdinando Baldi & Producer/Actor Tony Anthony, who ten years earlier had collaborated on adapting & bringing the blind swordsman "Zatoichi" to the Spaghetti West..resulting in the entertaining ........Blindman,.............  decided to do it again.......... filming a loose remake of Blindman in Spain.

Producer Tony Anthony decided to film it in 3-D...to give it life... to make it stand out...& that's precisely what it did.  Originally called YENDO HACIA TI (GOING TOWARDS YOU) ,... Filmways picked up the film for North American distribution,  re-named it COMIN’ AT YA! ...it wound up making a bundle at the box office...grossing $12,000,000 in the USA...becoming the 23rd highest grossing Western ever among all post 1980-present Westerns... & sparking a modest 3D revival.

Anthony stars as H.H. Hart...who's not given any backstory but I'd project him as a former gunslinger.  His wife, Abilene, is played by the gorgeous Victoria (TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN!) Abril. Gene (TREASURE OF THE FOUR CROWNS) Quintano plays the sleazy leader of the bad guys, Pike...unfortunately he plays it badly, in a terrible performance.. Quintano also had a hand in the script. Pike’s fat, disgusting brother, Polk, is played by Ricardo (ARK OF THE SUN GOD) Palacios.

After an opening credits sequence in which beans spill all over the camera, bullets fire at the audience, a snake slithers out of a basket.., and hands reach out for the viewer's face... this recycled, slightly fiddled & diddled with clone of Blindman....... ....gets going as Hart embarks on a rescue mission after his wife is kidnapped, he lies shot & left for dead......the priest shot & killed... by the Thompson brothers (Gene Quintano, Ricardo Palacios)...in the little border chapel...as they exchange their vows...anticipating and influencing the chapel massacre in "Kill Bill".

We discover that the Thompsons & their gang have been kidnapping women all over the territory in order to sell them to Mexican brothels... taking them all down to Mexico to be sold to the highest bidder.  Hart follows, carrying a pump shotgun , blasting his way through the bad guys, getting beaten up several times (an Anthony trademark...he always gets pummeled a lot).  After capturing one of the brothers and giving him a beating. ..he then tracks down the other brother/rest of the gang, hoping to release the captive women...& save his wife. Release...escape..recapture..& murder ensue.

As Hart continues on his quest, we're treated to guys falling downstairs (in slooooow motion), spinning fiery pinwheels (for the five minute recap at the end), an attack of bats, spiders, scurrying (and hungry) rats, flaming arrows (the best part...& the 3D works), and even a baby's bare bottom.

As the gang kills time  in a windswept ghost town waiting for Hart to show up ...it's an excuse for more gimmicks....yo-yos...paddleballs... playing cards flipped at you....as Hart, despite being greatly outnumbered...  rides into town to save his wife....& exact his revenge. The explosive finale works well in 3D...or maybe I was just sufficiently cross eyed by that time.

The old, abandoned, crumbled, delapidated sets work well.......conveying an air of desolation & desperation.

Carlo Savina scored a lot of SW...all low budget "B" stuff. Here he contributes a spare, elegiac score......using ambient voices pleasingly. His best moments are during a 5 minute replay of its best 3D moments after the movie.....which I'm guessing was probably the original opening credits title tune.

I've always liked Anthony...although he never achieved the status of a Nero, Eastwood or a Garko ... he always gave a good performance...was one of the most likeable SW "heroes"..as well as being a talented writer & producer.....& Baldi...never accorded the reverence of a Leone, a Corbucci.. always delivered the goods.......never afraid to take chances.

When presented in the theater...........viewers used  polarized (gray lenses) to gain the 3-D experience.
The  DVD utilizes Anaglyph 3-D,  centering around the wearing of glasses with red and blue lenses...to effect the illusion of depth.
It's best to view the movie in a fully darkened room with the red lens over the right eye...as it appears to be Reverse Anaglyph.
The close, foreground shots don't work too well...........the foreground objects that are supposed to loom out at you are always breaking up & tend to produce a "ghosting" effect, which ruins the overall illusion of depth in the image. ..The 3-D actually works best............producing pretty good depth effects,  in the regular shots...the medium & background shots.

Could it stand on its own...w/out the 3d...something to be watched & watched again? No. The story...pretty much paint by numbers, point a--> point b--> point c.............doesn't warrant repeated viewings.
That being said...I'll watch it again........not for the story..but for the 3D.

In 1983...Baldi & Anthony collaborated on another 3D movie.."Treasure of the Four Crowns "....which marked the final on-screen performance by Tony Anthony, though he continued working for a time as a television producer.  From his experience working on the 3D film techniques for this movie, Tony Anthony now manufactures specialised lenses for the medical industry.

There are a couple of places that will send you a free pair of 3D glasses.........
http://www.3dglassesonline.com/how-do-3d-glasses-work/

http://www.rainbowsymphony.com/freestuff.html

Grab some buttered popcorn......a Giant Coca-Cola...an x-large box of Junior Mints...& check it out. 8)







Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Marco Leone on May 11, 2006, 03:35:59 PM
Cracking review!  Hope I can use it again?  Pwetty Pwease??

I'd love to see this film.  Just for the novelty of the 3D.  And like you I find Tony Anthony a likeable SW character.

Great stuff!


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: boardwalk_angel on May 11, 2006, 08:35:02 PM
Cracking review!  Hope I can use it again?  Pwetty Pwease??

Thanks for your nice words......yes..use it with my compliments...on your wonderful site. ;)


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: The Peacemaker on May 11, 2006, 08:36:39 PM
I'm lucky enough to have a rare copy of Blindman in my posession thanks to The Firecracker which I will watch over the weekend.


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Banjo on May 12, 2006, 04:27:11 PM
Great review Boardwalk Angel-i'd love to see a sw in 3D-i trust from the sleeve this is an official release and therefore easily obtainable-wonder if the glasses can be had easy enough in the UK as well? ::)


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: boardwalk_angel on May 12, 2006, 09:04:28 PM
Great review Boardwalk Angel-i'd love to see a sw in 3D-i trust from the sleeve this is an official release and therefore easily obtainable-wonder if the glasses can be had easy enough in the UK as well? ::)

It seems to be pretty easy to get...Amazon UK has it, for instance ...I know its available at Deep Discount DVD here in the US, for one.  Now..if it's new & still sealed...it's supposed to include a free pair (or 2) of 3D glasses with it.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/6305564345/203-7776097-4741555


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: quesodiablo on May 13, 2006, 09:44:55 AM
I bought this DVD recently through Deepdiscountdvd and still haven't been able to make it through the whole thing.  I get about 1/4 of the way into it and I get a headache.  The 3D is a nice novelty, though I found the actual viewing experience kind of difficult.  The DVD, though an "official" release through Rhino entertainment, does have what appears to be some kind of interference at the top of the screen which also gets annoying while watching.  This being said, I have tried to watch it on my regular television (20") and my portable DVD player (7") and I still find it a painful task rather than an enjoyable viewing.  Perhaps if I had a room without any windows and a nice 36" plasma widescreen TV I could make it through.

http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/dvd.cfm?itemID=RHI005660


-Just one man's opinion


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: boardwalk_angel on May 13, 2006, 01:03:49 PM
  -Just one man's opinion

You're not the only one...others have reported the same thing RE: headaches, in fact, I was expecting some discomfort..and experienced none. I suppose it affects everyone differently.
Indeed...the DVD falls way short of the theater experience...which I've heard was very very good.
I got the best results in complete darkness on a 17" computer monitor...after reversing the 3D glasses so that the RED covered my right eye.


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Marco Leone on May 13, 2006, 02:49:48 PM
Thanks for your nice words......yes..use it with my compliments...on your wonderful site. ;)

 ;D Thanks for your nice words too!!  The review is posted now at http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/spaghettiwesterns/reviews/cominatya.html together with the usual poll.  Thanks again.


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: boardwalk_angel on May 17, 2006, 03:46:21 PM
 8) Added a music clip------->

 ---> HERE <--- (http://media.putfile.com/Comin-At-Ya)


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: The Firecracker on August 25, 2009, 11:11:40 PM
Been in collaboration with Tony Anthony for a long time with this and now it's finally ready to hit the net.

The following is the official website for the re-release of Comin' At Ya! in 3-D.

http://www.cominatyanoir3d.com/

The site contains a 5 minute promo reel of the film.
In flat only. Just keep in mind it will be in 3-D in the theatres.
Some slight changes have been made to the film (for the better).
Think what George Lucas did to Star Wars in 97' only this time it won't suck.

After you view the promo take the time to explore the site.
We have a gallery of the new film's posters as well as a short history on how this re-release came about.

As the weeks go by much more will be added so be sure to register yourself on our mailing list so you can be one of the firsts to be notified of the additions.
Soon we'll have an online store that sells posters, t-shirts, baseball caps and even the films rousing score by Carlo Savina.
A video gallery will be added eventually and will feature radio and tv spots from the original theatrical release of Comin' At Ya! back in 81'.
Behind the scenes footage, interviews and video reviews of other Spaghetti Westerns will be made available for download.

The site also has great sounds to set the mood on every page, so be sure to have your volume up!
At the moment the sound is only for Internet Explorer users.


Check it out and register with us!
And come back often!


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: The Firecracker on August 25, 2009, 11:14:07 PM
Been in collaboration with Tony Anthony for a long time with this and now it's finally ready to hit the net.

The following is the official website for the re-release of Comin' At Ya! in 3-D.

http://www.cominatyanoir3d.com/

The site contains a 5 minute promo reel of the film.
In flat only. Just keep in mind it will be in 3-D in the theatres.
Some slight changes have been made to the film (for the better).
Think what George Lucas did to Star Wars in 97' only this time it won't suck.

After you view the promo take the time to explore the site.
We have a gallery of the new film's posters as well as a short history on how this re-release came about.

As the weeks go by much more will be added so be sure to register yourself on our mailing list so you can be one of the firsts to be notified of the additions.
Soon we'll have an online store that sells posters, t-shirts, baseball caps and even the films rousing score by Carlo Savina.
A video gallery will be added eventually and will feature radio and tv spots from the original theatrical release of Comin' At Ya! back in 81'.
Behind the scenes footage, interviews and video reviews of other Spaghetti Westerns will be made available for download.

The site also has great sounds to set the mood on every page, so be sure to have your volume up!
At the moment the sound is only for Internet Explorer users.


Check it out and register with us!
And come back often!


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Banjo on August 26, 2009, 07:34:42 AM
If they show it in the south of England i'll definitely see it. O0


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: cigar joe on August 26, 2009, 03:54:05 PM
looks great, keep us posted.  O0


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Dust Devil on August 26, 2009, 04:01:25 PM
Yeah, looks interesting.


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: The Firecracker on August 27, 2009, 12:08:01 AM
Yeah, looks interesting.

That's Hollywood talk for "I don't give shit". :-[


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: The Firecracker on August 27, 2009, 01:23:08 AM
Well guys, I would have thought this thing would have gotten a bit mre buzz on this site.
So far I'm getting heavy traffic from the most unlikely of places.
Not here.
What gives?


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Whalestoe on August 27, 2009, 01:27:25 AM
I already told you I would go see it, dude.


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: The Firecracker on August 27, 2009, 01:36:43 AM
I already told you I would go see it, dude.

That's hardly enough!


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Whalestoe on August 27, 2009, 01:39:52 AM
That's hardly enough!

I signed up for the mailing list too? ???


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: The Firecracker on August 27, 2009, 01:41:44 AM
I signed up for the mailing list too? ???

Not enough.

I expect, daily, 5 paragraph essays on why you like the site so much.


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: cigar joe on August 27, 2009, 01:47:19 AM
Is there more besides the notes and the video? Maybe a synopsis of the story would help.  O0


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Banjo on August 27, 2009, 04:15:34 AM
I take it that the noir in the title means that the full movie will be in the same style as the promo ie a mixture of black and white with the odd bit of colour thrown in along with all the 3d? O0


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Novecento on August 27, 2009, 06:14:58 AM
I take it that the noir in the title means that the full movie will be in the same style as the promo ie a mixture of black and white with the odd bit of colour thrown in along with all the 3d? O0

Yeh, the original (which I've never seen but just checked out a clip on youtube) doesn't have this black and white background with sudden bursts of color.

The colors certainly look nice this time round, but I haven't read the best reviews about the original in terms of plot. Apparently it has similarities to Blindman which personally I didn't like too much...


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Novecento on August 27, 2009, 06:17:07 AM
By the way, why two threads?

http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=8582.msg132711#new


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: T.H. on August 27, 2009, 02:56:04 PM
I'll see this, and please keep us updated. O0


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: The Firecracker on August 27, 2009, 11:54:54 PM
Is there more besides the notes and the video?

At the moment, no.
but we'll add more to the "video section" (old 1981 tv spot and radio spots. The new radio spot, the trailer, spaghetti western video reviews etc.).
An online shop is on the way as well.


Maybe a synopsis of the story would help.  O0

Not too necessary but I can give you a synopsis right now.

The main character's wife is kidnapped by two desperados whose intentions are to sell her (along with many other women they've kidnapped) to brothel owners.
The main character grabs his gear and sets out to locate his wife and lay some hurtin' on the desperados and they're gang.



Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: The Firecracker on August 27, 2009, 11:57:32 PM
The colors certainly look nice this time round, but I haven't read the best reviews about the original in terms of plot. Apparently it has similarities to Blindman which personally I didn't like too much...


Plot is kept simple. The movie caters to its gimick.
I see nothing wrong with this.

Almost every other shot has something being thrown at you.
Unlike other so called 3-D movies.

The low rating on IMDB is mostly attributed to the awful Rhino dvd transfer back in 99'.
They botched that up so bad Tony threw his copy at the wall.


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Dust Devil on August 28, 2009, 11:26:54 AM
I ain't from HW ;)


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Dust Devil on August 28, 2009, 11:32:00 AM

Great news! O0



(Looks interesting! :D)


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: The Firecracker on August 30, 2009, 01:15:19 AM
The leaner and meaner promo is now available!
You now have the option of either watching the 5 and 1/2 minute promo or the considerably less lengthy new promo, which runs just shy of 4 minutes and 30 seconds.
The new promo also has improved colors on both the Bats and the Rats.
Please take the time to let us know which promo you enjoy best.
Thank You!


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: The Firecracker on August 31, 2009, 11:33:06 PM
About 24 hours ago I saw that somebody attempted to make the reissue known on the film's wiki page but it was taken down soon after.
Is the website not enough proof for Wikipedia?

I suppose we'll have to wait for the press release before we can get people to believe us.
You would think a video of the restoration of Comin' At Ya! would have been enough to satisfy the suspicions of wiki.

Because, ya know...

Keeping Comin' At Ya!'s integrity alive is what wikipedia is all about... ::)


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Arizona Colt on September 01, 2009, 07:24:17 PM
This will be great, Eric, if this happens, but I can't help but be skeptical about such an obscure movie getting a wide re-release. The festival circuit, yes, nationwide distribution even in 1,500 theaters, no. Straight to dvd is even more plausible.


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Dust Devil on September 01, 2009, 07:32:47 PM
Guys, why don't you double-bill it with the re-release of Masters of the Universe? It would be a great maneuver; you'd then see what a full cinema looks like!


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Kurug3n on September 01, 2009, 10:00:02 PM
that promo vid is great and now i cant wait. O0


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Banjo on September 02, 2009, 01:57:30 AM
Straight to dvd is even more plausible.

This would be a shame as i hear that the 3d would be hard to replicate on dvd. I had the previous dvd and this was dreadfully unwatchable.


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Arizona Colt on September 02, 2009, 03:00:09 PM
This would be a shame as i hear that the 3d would be hard to replicate on dvd. I had the previous dvd and this was dreadfully unwatchable.

The movie itself is pretty terrible anyway whether it be 3D or 2D. Maybe seeing it in 3D would make it a little more bearable. I haven't seen it in a long time so maybe I'll like it a little bit more now.


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: The Firecracker on September 02, 2009, 06:25:03 PM
This would be a shame as i hear that the 3d would be hard to replicate on dvd. I had the previous dvd and this was dreadfully unwatchable.

That Rhino dvd is horrible.
Tony warned them that the 3-D wouldn't work in the anaglyph format much less in the home but they only saw $ signs.
To add insult to injury they fucked up the left and right eye.
You have to turn the glasses backwards in order to get any sense of 3-D (of which there isn't much of).
Daniel Symmes, one of the people who put the Rhino dvd together, recently contacted us on the site to ask us to plug the Rhino dvd.
He was a real prick about it too!
If he comes to us looking for a plug he should have been nicer about it.
When we didn't answer he sends a another mudslinger message and then another.
We're savin' em so we can use them to shut his whiny ass up later.
He's the James Cameron lookin' feller on the top right hand side of the screen in this link...

http://www.3dcompany.com/ds2.html


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Banjo on September 03, 2009, 03:38:24 AM
I never got round to seeing MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D at the cinema but the reviews of the recent dvd release are very mixed indeed with apparently the 3d effects being not as good on a television set.

Does Tony Antony think he can do a much better job of it than the Rhino dvd?


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: The Firecracker on September 03, 2009, 01:37:30 PM


Does Tony Antony think he can do a much better job of it than the Rhino dvd?

For the television screen or the cinema?

The new cinema version is miles above the Rhino dvd.


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Banjo on September 03, 2009, 08:00:32 PM
Yeah thats apparent from the promo's but I meant the tv screen.


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: The Firecracker on September 03, 2009, 11:33:43 PM
Yeah thats apparent from the promo's but I meant the tv screen.


I wouldn't know.

I'm sure by the time COMIN' AT YA! reaches the dvd shelves we'll have tv screens that do some sort of justice to 3-D.
Apparently the coming year's superbowl will be in 3-D, for those who want it.


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: The Firecracker on September 07, 2009, 06:18:38 PM
The original untouched promo is now available for viewing at the site.
Go to the "video" section and make your selection.


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: The Firecracker on September 15, 2009, 12:58:08 AM
We're on Facebook

33 fans thus far...

http://www.facebook.com/search/?q=comin+at+ya+noir+3d&init=quick


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: The Peacemaker on September 17, 2009, 03:57:01 PM
We're on Facebook

33 fans thus far...

http://www.facebook.com/search/?q=comin+at+ya+noir+3d&init=quick

Make that 34.   ;)


Actually, 35. Someone got there before me. But you get the point.


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: The Firecracker on September 17, 2009, 04:06:44 PM
Make that 34.   ;)


Actually, 35. Someone got there before me. But you get the point.

Thanks!

Have you had a chance to look at the promos?

We're probably going to start sneak peek screenings next month.
We'll make the announcement in a few weeks.
We're waiting for a key player to come back from a convention in Hong Kong.


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: The Peacemaker on September 17, 2009, 04:10:00 PM
Thanks!

Have you had a chance to look at the promos?



Of course. I'm really looking forward to this. I want to see a (in a way) new Italian western in a theater.


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Banjo on September 17, 2009, 06:32:32 PM
Any details yet of a London/UK screening?


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: The Firecracker on September 18, 2009, 01:53:10 PM
We'll have to see how well it does over here first.

Europe seems to be the most interested.
We already have two magazines interested in interviewing Tony about the "re-invention".
One in France and another in the UK.


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: noodles_leone on September 18, 2009, 01:54:01 PM
What's the name of the french one?


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: The Firecracker on September 18, 2009, 01:57:23 PM
What's the name of the french one?

It's a webzine called
www.nanarland.com


The UK one is a real magazine called Dark Sky which specializes in Horror and cult films.

We also had Cinema Retro leave us an email saying they were most interested but we haven't heard from them since I sent an email back.
That was a week ago so I have no idea what's going on there.


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Silenzio on September 27, 2009, 03:48:06 PM
This is the greatest moment of my life and I will not be a complete person until I see it four times in the theatre.

(Hopefully that will satisfy FC.)


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: riotengine on September 29, 2009, 03:03:43 AM
Thanks for posting this. I hope the rerelease is a big success.

Greg Espinoza :)


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: The Firecracker on October 10, 2009, 02:58:01 PM
Two new sections have been added to the site

News and Links


The News section contains some breaking news.


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: The Firecracker on December 12, 2009, 09:49:02 PM
Looks like the Cinematheque in Paris is going to show an original 35 mm print of COMIN' AT YA! in Stereoscopic 3-D!

http://www.cinematheque.fr/fr/projec...bis,11031.html

It's an unauthorized showing but we'll speak to the President of the Cinematheque soon to clear things out.
I don't forsee Tony stopping the showing but instead asking them to advertise us before and after the show.

EDIT: spoke to an excited M. Francois (Cinematheque president).
The new CAY will be a presence at the show on the 18th .


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Groggy on December 12, 2009, 09:57:17 PM
What is the quality of this film? Is it worth seeing in any format other than 3-D?


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Dust Devil on December 13, 2009, 02:47:41 AM
What is the quality of this film? Is it worth seeing in any format other than 3-D?

I can tell you it works best if experienced in a holodeck.


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: cigar joe on December 13, 2009, 01:46:18 PM
Great News FC  O0


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: noodles_leone on December 14, 2009, 03:59:14 AM
EDIT: spoke to an excited M. Francois (Cinematheque president).
The new CAY will be a presence at the show on the 18th .


That's great!
I'll try to be there... I cannot be sure since i'll be busy moving my stuffs from Nantes to my sh*thole near Versailles these days.


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Dust Devil on December 14, 2009, 12:57:05 PM
Looks like the Cinematheque in Paris is going to show an original 35 mm print of COMIN' AT YA! in Stereoscopic 3-D!

http://www.cinematheque.fr/fr/projec...bis,11031.html

It's an unauthorized showing but we'll speak to the President of the Cinematheque soon to clear things out.
I don't forsee Tony stopping the showing but instead asking them to advertise us before and after the show.

EDIT: spoke to an excited M. Francois (Cinematheque president).
The new CAY will be a presence at the show on the 18th .


I missed this... Good job! O0


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Banjo on December 16, 2009, 06:24:37 PM
Looks like the Cinematheque in Paris is going to show an original 35 mm print of COMIN' AT YA! in Stereoscopic 3-D!


Any news about London ?

Maybe you should give Alex Cox a bell about this FC! :)


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Arizona Colt on December 16, 2009, 06:57:23 PM
Cox hates Anthony's movies.


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Banjo on December 17, 2009, 08:18:20 AM
Maybe i should reread 10,000 WAYS TO DIE then! :D


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Arizona Colt on December 17, 2009, 03:26:22 PM
Maybe i should reread 10,000 WAYS TO DIE then! :D

Just read his review of STRANGER IN TOWN.  ;D


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: The Firecracker on December 18, 2009, 02:49:48 PM
What is the quality of this film? Is it worth seeing in any format other than 3-D?


My comments come from the new version (not the original stereoscopic or the awful Rhino dvd) that I was lucky enough to see recently and in 3-D.

For the Leone fan, it's a treat.
The first 13 minutes are silent and it takes its time to tell its story visually.
Set design is very nice (one of the few Italian Westerns that had a pretty big budget).
When not shoving something into the lense, Baldi knows where to point the camera.
Prairies, dunes, flat lands, cemeteries and ghost towns look wonderful in the 3-D environment and have a depth that you wouldn't get in the flat version (which I suppose is the appeal of the Cameron movie but that's a CGI landscape).


The 3-D is great!
Converting to digital is the best thing that could have happened to Comin' At Ya!.
No matter where you sit the effects follow you and they even managed to fix the "double vision" problem when something would get too close to the lense (a problem that I've heard of from old fans of the 81' release).

The added "noir" stuff, although nice to look at, is something of a distraction for me (I'm a traditionalist at heart) but the results of it have tested very positively amongst college students so it isn't going anywhere.

My only other complaint can be that it's too formulaic and doesn't have any real "surprises" that usually accompany a Tony Anthony western (although, I'd be hard pressed to find a sequence dedicated to bats and rats in any other Oater).

Overall, I was floored by how good the film looked and that the effects work perfectly.
Even some of the kitsch stuff works perfectly fine for todays standards as the film sets itself up as a fun experience and not to be taken seriously.

That isn't to say the film doesn't have a serious subject matter.
There is some very brutal violence in the film that isn't intended for kiddies.

This is a 3-D picture for adults (something that hasn't been capitalized upon in the recent 3-D boom) and a real fun time at the theatre.

Tony says, in early test screening of the new version, the audience participated with what transpires on screen.


EDIT:

Is the film worth watching in 3-D?
Sure, but not for repeated viewings I don't believe.


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: The Firecracker on January 27, 2010, 04:59:37 PM
Tony Anthony (Star and producer of COMIN' AT YA!) will be interviewed on ZOMBIE POPCORN RADIO on Saturday, Feb. 13th 2010.
Tony will talk about his 3-D films as well as go into detail about COMIN' AT YA NOIR 3D!

Be sure to listen in between 7pm to 9pm!

here is the site
http://zombie-popcorn.com/?page_id=3685


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: The Firecracker on January 30, 2011, 10:22:12 PM
Not sure where that other thread got off to but if anybody finds it just merge it with this.


We're being presented by Fangoria.
http://www.fangoria.com/index.php?id=3224:free-fangoria-comin-at-ya-3d-screeningin-germany&option=com_content&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=167


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: moviesceleton on January 31, 2011, 01:34:12 AM
 O0


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Dust Devil on January 31, 2011, 02:25:50 AM
When is it, this summer?


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: noodles_leone on January 31, 2011, 02:32:12 AM
Cool!
Isn't the other thread in "other films"?


Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: Dust Devil on January 31, 2011, 06:25:19 AM
Not sure where that other thread got off to but if anybody finds it just merge it with this.

This one: http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=3432.0


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Title: Re: Comin' at Ya! (1981) and in 3-D (2009)
Post by: noodles_leone on January 31, 2011, 07:07:48 AM
You're so awesome.