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Title: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions (1961)
Post by: mike siegel on March 03, 2010, 02:24:01 PM
I just produced the supplements for Koch - Media's fine German DVD - release
of Peckinpah's debut film. It will be the first worldwide with DVD extras:

- featurette PASSION & POETRY - THE EARLY SAM (28 min. Engl. w. optional German subs)
- Galleries with some 130 posters, LC's & stills
- Audio-Commentary (German)
- Booklet (German)

Of course it's the new wonderful 1:2,35 widescreen print that was done a couple
of years ago. Really fantastic.


(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/sam/deadlydvd.jpg)(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/sam/Deadly-L-italia-kl.jpg)(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/sam/Deadly-P-bel-kl.jpg)(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/sam/Deadly-japanese-kl.jpg)(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/sam/deadly-ea7-kl.jpg)(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/sam/gefhrten4-kl.jpg)


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions
Post by: The Firecracker on March 03, 2010, 07:10:25 PM
Wanted to see this for some time.
Glad that Koch has finally put it out.
Didn't Koch release PASSION AND POETRY in its entirety?


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions
Post by: stanton on March 04, 2010, 02:04:08 AM
Who is responsible for this ugly cover? Ain't it that difficult to make something beautiful?


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions
Post by: mike siegel on March 04, 2010, 03:44:27 AM
Wanted to see this for some time.
Glad that Koch has finally put it out.
Didn't Koch release PASSION AND POETRY in its entirety?


No, PASSION & POETRY was released by my own company. Total running time 270 minutes.
It's available from my website, eBay UK (free shipping to the UK) and Amazon.de.

Here's an English review of the DVD-set:
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=71935
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com:80/VOL1612/7186524/17740665/371847108.jpg)


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions
Post by: dave jenkins on March 04, 2010, 11:19:07 AM
This is great news, but I've already got the excellent Japanese release. What I really need is the Blu-ray. Any hope of that?


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions
Post by: T.H. on March 04, 2010, 02:07:06 PM
I once received an unwatchable P&S pile of crap dvd from buttflix--I guess it was my fault for not checking its details beforehand--so I've wanted to see this for a long time. Great news.


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions
Post by: dave jenkins on June 29, 2010, 03:12:15 PM
Cinema Retro's report: http://www.cinemaretro.com/index.php?/archives/4710-SAM-PECKINPAHS-THE-DEADLY-COMPANIONS-RELEASED-AS-SPECIAL-EDITION-DVD-IN-GERMANY.html

Way to go, Mike. O0


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions
Post by: cigar joe on July 01, 2010, 03:21:57 AM
Yeah  O0


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions
Post by: titoli on September 30, 2010, 02:16:45 AM
I've just watched the mediocre french dvd release and though the movie has merits still didn't get me very excited. I think it's worth no more than 7\10.


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions
Post by: dave jenkins on March 25, 2017, 08:32:48 PM
This is great news, but I've already got the excellent Japanese release. What I really need is the Blu-ray. Any hope of that?
Yes, Dave, all you have to do is be patient. In February the Japs put out the blu from an "HD remaster." I guess they heard this is The Year of Peckinpah? Well, it's certainly The Year of the Rooster.

Info (in Japanese) is here: https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E8%8D%92%E9%87%8E%E3%81%AE%E3%82%AC%E3%83%B3%E3%83%9E%E3%83%B3-HD%E3%83%AA%E3%83%9E%E3%82%B9%E3%82%BF%E3%83%BC%E7%89%88-Blu-ray-%E3%83%A2%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AA%E3%83%B3-%E3%82%AA%E3%83%8F%E3%83%A9/dp/B01MYCANF1/ref=pd_sim_74_27?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=DXZFPX66VRX0A0EJBM5W

Ordered!


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions
Post by: Novecento on March 25, 2017, 09:36:52 PM
From the first line of the most recent review over at amazon.co.jp:

Quote
画面のフレームが動く度に 像がカクカクします。HDでなくSDのPALマスターを使用しているのでしょうか。ブルーレイソフトとしてはお薦め出来かねる代物かと。


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions
Post by: dave jenkins on March 26, 2017, 09:26:14 AM
Well spotted. Un-ordered!


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions
Post by: mike siegel on March 26, 2017, 11:41:50 AM
Wow. They even stole the artwork of the German DVD I co-produced...


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions
Post by: drinkanddestroy on October 29, 2017, 10:49:31 PM
I just saw this (TCM). An unadulterated piece of shit!


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions
Post by: cigar joe on October 30, 2017, 03:58:31 AM
I just saw this (TCM). An unadulterated piece of shit!

I saw it on TCM recently also, it's about a 6/10.


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions (1961)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on October 30, 2017, 04:28:14 AM
I saw it on TCM recently also, it's about a 6/10.

I give it a 4/10


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions (1961)
Post by: dave jenkins on October 31, 2017, 01:01:49 PM
I give it a 4/10
Wrong again.


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions (1961)
Post by: mike siegel on October 31, 2017, 01:18:12 PM
Well to rate that one, one must know a little bit about how it came together.
Those who care can guess what it could have been if Peckinpah could have
directed and edit it the way he wanted.
O'Hara's brother produced it to cash in on THE PARENT TRAP, a major hit in 1960.
Brian Keith agreed only to do it if Peckinpah would direct - he loved the marvelous
THE WESTERNER he just did with Sam. In fact his character in DEADLY is almost
a follow up. Unfortunately The Fitzsimmons siblings di d not allow Sam (a very successful
writer by that time) to enhance the lousy script.
The even altered his final cut. For instance the Keith character shot Cochran in cold
blood at the end. Not in Fitzsimmons version...


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions (1961)
Post by: stanton on October 31, 2017, 01:26:16 PM
But even without knowing this I have no idea how one who likes westerns can call this one "an unadulterated piece of shit".

The Deadly Companions is a fine film, less interesting than any other Peckinpah western, but (of course) well directed, and even in this released version a not too typical western for the early 60s. 7/10



Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions (1961)
Post by: cigar joe on October 31, 2017, 03:50:12 PM
Well to rate that one, one must know a little bit about how it came together.
Those who care can guess what it could have been if Peckinpah could have
directed and edit it the way he wanted.
O'Hara's brother produced it to cash in on THE PARENT TRAP, a major hit in 1960.
Brian Keith agreed only to do it if Peckinpah would direct - he loved the marvelous
THE WESTERNER he just did with Sam. In fact his character in DEADLY is almost
a follow up. Unfortunately The Fitzsimmons siblings di d not allow Sam (a very successful
writer by that time) to enhance the lousy script.
The even altered his final cut. For instance the Keith character shot Cochran in cold
blood at the end. Not in Fitzsimmons version...

I figured as much, Steve Cochran was too old for that part, or at least for the way he was dressed, that part should have been cast for Skip Homier, or say James Best or Richard Jaeckel.


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions (1961)
Post by: Novecento on November 01, 2017, 07:31:01 AM
I just saw this (TCM). An unadulterated piece of shit!

Drink - you are a bit of a troll in these parts when it comes to Peckinpah  ;D   As Mike's post makes clear, it's kind of a cheap shot as regards Peckinpah.

When are you going to get around to watching "Cross of Iron"? Then we can talk...


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions (1961)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on November 01, 2017, 09:06:48 AM
Drink - you are a bit of a troll in these parts when it comes to Peckinpah  ;D   As Mike's post makes clear, it's kind of a cheap shot as regards Peckinpah.

When are you going to get around to watching "Cross of Iron"? Then we can talk...

Re-read my post: I didnít say a word about Peckinpah. Maybe Mike is right, that Peckinpah can't be blamed for this movieís shittiness. I didnít blame him. I didnít even mention his name. All I said is that the final product is, indeed, an unadulerated piece of shit.

I donít bash all Peckinpah movies. THE GETAWAY and JUNIOR BONNER are good movies. But no, I am not a Peckinpah fan. I donít seek out his movies. When they play on TCM, I watch them. If/when CROSS OF IRON plays TCM, Iíll watch it  :)


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions (1961)
Post by: stanton on November 01, 2017, 01:13:07 PM
All I said is that the final product is, indeed, an unadulerated piece of shit.


And for that one needs to foster a quite strong Peckinpah complex ... ;)



Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions (1961)
Post by: Novecento on November 03, 2017, 09:44:40 AM
Re-read my post: I didnít say a word about Peckinpah. Maybe Mike is right, that Peckinpah can't be blamed for this movieís shittiness. I didnít blame him. I didnít even mention his name. All I said is that the final product is, indeed, an unadulerated piece of shit.

I donít bash all Peckinpah movies. THE GETAWAY and JUNIOR BONNER are good movies. But no, I am not a Peckinpah fan. I donít seek out his movies. When they play on TCM, I watch them. If/when CROSS OF IRON plays TCM, Iíll watch it  :)

Well, I wasn't really basing my comment on one single post :P  I also do appreciate that your anti-Peckinpah stance often has more to do with countering the biases of the numerous Peckinpah fanboys on this forum endless lauding his work (myself included) than such an absolute dislike of the majority of his work.

I doubt "Cross of Iron" will ever show on TCM in the US, although it might crop up on TCM elsewhere in the world. What you should do is import the Region B blu-ray and convince DJ to let you watch it on his player.


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions (1961)
Post by: noodles_leone on November 03, 2017, 09:59:06 AM
Isn't Cross of Iron something like 10 bucks in 1080p on iTunes? It may not be the uncut version though (I have no idea which one I saw on TV back in the days or on the DVD I own).


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions (1961)
Post by: dave jenkins on November 04, 2017, 08:33:00 AM
I doubt "Cross of Iron" will ever show on TCM in the US, although it might crop up on TCM elsewhere in the world. What you should do is import the Region B blu-ray and convince DJ to let you watch it on his player.
He's got a region-free player now so he doesn't need me at all. I agree, though, that Drink should get CoI on disc. Be sure to get one that has the Stephen Prince commentary.


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions (1961)
Post by: mike siegel on November 04, 2017, 11:12:32 AM
Or mine with 110 minutes supplements :).

Then again, why try to persuade someone to like Peckinpah if it's not his bag?


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions (1961)
Post by: dave jenkins on November 04, 2017, 03:01:10 PM
Then again, why try to persuade someone to like Peckinpah if it's not his bag?
Well, sometimes Youth is capable of development, maturation.


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions (1961)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on November 04, 2017, 05:09:19 PM
Iíll check it out.

I donít know anything about different versions. How many minutes is the version I should be looking for?


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions (1961)
Post by: mike siegel on November 05, 2017, 02:45:24 AM
If you can play European Blu-ray's, I might have some copies left here...


Title: Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions (1961)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on November 05, 2017, 12:21:06 PM
Yes I have a region-free BRD/DVD player