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Other Films / Hell's Hinges (1916)
« on: April 21, 2020, 12:51:26 PM »
I thought I would just bring up William S Hart as his films don't seem to be mentioned here previously.

I think if you're a fan of Westerns and Spaghettis then you can appreciate Hart. I think Hell's Hinges is the best place to start with him, his films were generally quite gritty and realistic compared to the later films of the silent era and 30s, although he does sometimes give way to sentimentality a bit too easily. On paper Hell's Hinges seems a bit silly as Hart is the town bad boy, and he is converted by the new arrival of religion to town (helped by the reverend's sister); but it is actually executed quite well and the special effects at the end are really cool, especially as they're over 100 years old.

As I say, they're worth giving a try, I think his best ones are Hell's Hinges, The Narrow Trail, Tumbleweeds (his final film), The Return of Draw Egan and Sand. Unfortunately there aren't a lot of good quality restorations of his films out there, but their still watchable in their existing forms.

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General Discussion / Upgrading to 4K
« on: April 21, 2020, 03:28:45 AM »
Hi there,

It's been a few years since I've posted here, but I'm currently in the process of upgrading to a 4K player and I'm interested to getting as many Leone films in 4K as possible. Is it just The Good, The Bad and The Ugly that has been released in 4K at the moment? is it worth purchasing (I'm a fan of the original theatrical cut)? I'm in the UK, but I assume the UK 4K release is the same as the Kino Lorber one.

I did read a thread about the 4K release on The Good, The Bad and The Ugly forum, but it was quite long to trawl through and people were talking about the specifics of the films and the different versions. The reviews on Amazon.co.uk weren't exactly clear on what edition of the film was being reviewed.

I appreciate any feedback.

Thanks,

Rob

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Ennio Morricone / The Hateful Eight not being shown in Cineworld UK
« on: January 06, 2016, 04:28:26 AM »
It's disappointing to see that The Hateful Eight, the first fully-Morricone scored Tarantino movie, has been pulled from all Cineworld cinemas :(

I'm Cineworld Unlimited holder and it's a bit annoying. Apparently because Odeon (a rival Cinema chain) have an exclusivity clause in which they can show the film in a 70mm print (although I think it's only Odeon Leicester Square). Usually I wouldn't pay £12 to watch a movie at the cinema, but I quite want to see this.

I kind of understand why Cineworld are taking a stand, but it's a bit annoying having to pay additional money to see it.

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 Just to let you know this is being screened from Friday 24th July for 2 weeks at the BFI on Southbank. I'm going with a couple of friends. It's also being shown at a cinema in Mayfair, and will be shown in Edinburgh at the end of August. This will be the first time I've watch a movie at the cinema that wasn't during it's first release. I always wanted to do it with GBU, but have always forgotten to go when shown.

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Once Upon A Time In The West / Who is the hardest Bronson?
« on: May 05, 2009, 04:15:39 AM »
Haven't been on these boards for a while, but in light of the recently released biopic of Charles Bronson the criminal currently serving life in a British jail, I thought I'd pose the question of which of the Charles Bronson's is the hardest. I know the answer, but do you.....?

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Sergio Leone News / Biography Channel UK
« on: June 13, 2005, 02:01:24 AM »
 I don't know if anyone's mentioned it but the biography channel have Sergio Leone on tonight (13th June) at 6pm GMT.

 This may only be the UK biography channel, channel 229 on Sky Digital.  ;D

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 He must have quite a fortune by the end of FAFDM. Unless he lost all his money between GBU and FAFDM and had to become a bounty hunter inorder to reclaim his fortune?

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Cinema
« on: April 15, 2005, 07:06:11 AM »
is this going to be on in a cinema in the uk anywhere, anytime soon?

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Once Upon A Time In The West / Duster Jackets
« on: March 30, 2005, 05:04:44 AM »
 Where can I purchase one of these duster jackets such as the classic styler same beige/ red color of that in the movie? And how much will they set me back?

 ::)

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