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46  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Film-Noir Discussion/DVD Review Thread on: September 02, 2017, 07:38:27 PM
Some more John Alton on Blu-ray:

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=22010
47  Films of Sergio Leone / A Fistful of Dollars / Re: New Kino Lorber FOD DVD/BRD on: September 01, 2017, 07:17:02 PM
Wow, is she really 86?
48  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: La Bete Humaine (1938), remade as Human Desire (1954) on: August 31, 2017, 03:00:58 PM
I've never seen the remake but the 1938 original has some nice "noir" cinematography involving the rainy train tracks in the night - particularly when Gabin is lurking around with the lead piping.
49  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Kino Lorber 2 - Disc 4K Blu-ray 2017 on: August 31, 2017, 02:53:58 PM
Here's a link to a video captured on my phone:

https://vimeo.com/231886345

Password: GBU

Wow - you weren't kidding. That is so weird and amateurish looking Shocked

Usually I can take it when a guy walks up 5 steps instead of 6, but this is a "moment". And great
films are made of "moments". I remember Sollima speaking for our documentary, about those
kind of people working at the wrong place, messing up art. It was sad but also funny: "...meantime in a cave,
near Neanderthal, some cretin, with limited brains..."

Even taking into account showtimes needing to fit financial requirements or supposed attention spans etc etc, examples like this still make zero sense.
50  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Kino Lorber 2 - Disc 4K Blu-ray 2017 on: August 31, 2017, 08:44:17 AM
The 80s CBS LD used an Italian print that was crudely edited to conform to the International Cut. It has a crude cut where the first few seconds of the "6 is the perfect number" scene is visible before it cuts to Tuco in the boxcar, presumably to allow for the music to play to its entirety as the train leaves the station.

If only they hadn't bothered... Such butchering was far more common back then than it is now, but we haven't completely escaped it.
51  Films of Sergio Leone / For a Few Dollars More / Re: Feb 2013 German Blu-ray release of Fistful of Dollars/For a Few Dollars More on: August 29, 2017, 12:34:55 PM
I always wonder how things like this go unnoticed. "Navajo Joe" has a similar screw up involving another Morricone score on most of its home video releases - the German DVD got it right, but then apparently it was messed up on the BD again.
52  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Junior Bonner (1972) on: August 27, 2017, 12:28:55 PM
Looks great  Afro Afro
53  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Lost scene - script and pictures on: August 25, 2017, 08:00:33 AM
Terrible scene, I'm glad it is not in the film. It would never, never ever be included in the Stanton cut (aka Italy's greatest cultural achievement)

I think it is just like the Rising scene in OUTW a "safety" scene. Shot to include in case audiences have trouble to follow the narrative.

Yup - agreed.

We need to be able to refer to this scene by some pithy name. Anyone got a suggestion?

The Breaking Bread Scene
54  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Kino Lorber 2 - Disc 4K Blu-ray 2017 on: August 25, 2017, 07:54:38 AM
It has about a second more footage at the beginning of the shot resulting in the action of tuco running towards the window being repeated.

You mean you see it twice - kinda like a replay? Doesn't that look really odd?
55  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Bone Tomahawk (2015) on: August 23, 2017, 07:44:47 AM
BD review:

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film6/blu-ray_reviews_77/bone_tomahawk_blu-ray.htm
56  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Kino Lorber 2 - Disc 4K Blu-ray 2017 on: August 17, 2017, 07:30:14 AM
Anyone looking for the specific differences between Kino's shorter cut and the actual 1967 international cut can find them here:

http://theeditroomfloor.blogspot.ca/2017/08/the-gbu-kino-disc-has-arrived.html

Thanks Jordan - great work!
57  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Dunkirk (2017) - Christopher Nolan on: August 14, 2017, 07:04:23 PM
Perfect for me. No (real) dialogue Smiley.

Yes - that was great. Film for film's sake.

At the end the film becomes poetic, which is out of place and hurts the film, no matter what Nolan's intentions were (a Spitfire gliding fooreever without the motor running, even shooting down a plane in-between! Pure fantasy. Would have been great - in another film.).

I was in total agreement with pretty much everything you wrote up until this point. I actually loved the poetic ending. I get your point about it being fantasy, but I think Nolan's intention was for it to be metaphorical. It totally worked for me.

At last someone who gets it!

Who made you the arbiter of good taste?  Cheesy

Plus you didn't even like it that much! It seems like Mike, RR Power and I are the only ones who really enjoyed it.
58  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Carol Reed's The Running Man (1963) on: August 14, 2017, 11:59:09 AM
Thanks for posting about this. I was unaware of it and am going to seek it out now.
59  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Dunkirk (2017) - Christopher Nolan on: August 14, 2017, 11:56:21 AM
I'm not sure I'd have gone this road but it's a good thing they tried to push that old idea as far as possible. At the very least, it's interesting.

Yes - I agree.

Many of Cusser's and D&D's points are valid, but I definitely enjoyed it in terms of pure cinematic spectacle.

If you hadn't seen it in IMAX you wouldn't have seen the film.

You mean in 70mm, right?  Shocked
60  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Mercenaries (1968) on: August 11, 2017, 09:10:44 PM
Intelligence in Where Eagles Dare?   Sad

Oh come on Stanton. That line when Clint Eastwood says "What?" to Richard Burton when everyone is around that table literally speaks the mind of the audience.
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