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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Cinema Speculation (Tarantino book)
« on: November 11, 2022, 08:27:41 AM »
It was a PG?!

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Other Films / Re: Django Unchained (2013) - QT's SW
« on: November 11, 2022, 08:24:37 AM »
I wasn?t sold on this one. It took Jackie Brown, good chunks of The Hateful Eight, and everything but the ending of Once Upon. Time in Hollywood, for me to truly appreciate Tarantino. Apart from Jackie Brown, he seems to be getting better with age in my opinion.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Cinema Speculation (Tarantino book)
« on: November 10, 2022, 12:21:22 PM »
The behind-the-scenes shot from The Getaway on the cover is a nice choice. Any choice tidbits he has to share on that one? I might need to put this book on my Santa list.

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Will need to pick up a copy:



Finally got my hands on a copy.

I enjoyed your Convoy and Osterman articles on the rediscovered scenes/cuts really informative, Mike!

Of course, now I just want someone?Imprint, are you reading this??to release the Japanese cut of Convoy again.


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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: I, the Jury (1953)
« on: October 28, 2022, 10:40:20 AM »
Tempted to get it just to marvel at the magnificence of John Alton?s work

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: I, the Jury (1953)
« on: October 25, 2022, 06:45:26 PM »

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Walter Hill's Movies
« on: October 15, 2022, 05:05:51 AM »

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So what?s all this about an alternative cut of The Killer Elite:

https://viavision.com.au/shop/the-killer-elite-1975-imprint-collection-192/


I?m guessing this might be the shorter theatrical version I have on my French disc. The US release only had the longer cut (I never watch the shorter one anyway), but it also came with ?Noon Wine?, which was nice!

Or Imprint have uncovered something else ?

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Walter Hill's Movies
« on: October 02, 2022, 05:09:17 PM »
Some of the other reviews are decent. I?d be interested to check it out.

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So what?s all this about an alternative cut of The Killer Elite:

https://viavision.com.au/shop/the-killer-elite-1975-imprint-collection-192/

Separately, I will definitely be buying this:

https://viavision.com.au/shop/burn-queimada-1969-imprint-collection-194/

Plus, my copy of Dersu Uzala arrived a couple of days ago. Looking forward to checking it out.

Imprint is rapidly becoming one of my favorite labels

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: September 28, 2022, 01:35:00 PM »

Kill!/ Kiru (1968) - 5/10. Kihachi Okamoto tries his hand at a remake of Sanjuro, but, despite great photography and editing, it doesn't come off. Too many characters, no one to root for. Nakadai plays the lead, but it's impossible to know if he has a plan or if he's just making things up as he goes along. After a while, I just stopped caring.

Is the title a pun? Means ?cut? but sounds like ?kill? when pronounced with a Japanese accent.

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Sergio Leone News / Re: New LEONE documentary by Francesco Zippel
« on: September 18, 2022, 07:46:03 AM »
?Twas awesome.

Mrs Novecento enjoyed it as well. Always a good thing.

Sooo much tension? so many closeups ? sooo good ?.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: September 18, 2022, 07:44:22 AM »
McCabe and Mrs Miller (Altman, 1971) - 7.5/10
Second viewing. Rarely (never?) have I felt so strongly I was seing how a real life saloon was. The flaw of this movie is its main character, who isn't well defined and who is actually quite superficial.

The Long Goodbye (Altman, 1973) - 8.5/10
Second viewing too. I really really liked the whole thing.

Zsigmond doing some of his finest work

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Sergio Leone News / Re: New LEONE documentary by Francesco Zippel
« on: September 16, 2022, 09:13:40 AM »
Can?t wait to see it. I was hoping the American Film Institute branch near me would show the Ennio documentary, but I had to import the Blu-ray from the UK instead. So I?d don?t have much hope for a theatrical release of this Leone documentary either. But I will certainly watch it as soon as I can.

On a separate note, I?m off to the AFI tomorrow to watch Samurai Rebellion in 35mm. DJ, you should be very jealous.

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