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« #15 : November 03, 2014, 04:09:45 AM »

Great to hear about a potential Criterion release. O0 The prints of this I've seen were mediocre-to-terrible.

I rewatched Odd Man Out a few weeks back and reviewed it thus:

http://nothingiswrittenfilm.blogspot.com/2014/09/odd-man-out.html

You didn't mention the score, its an integral part of "the bleakest finale offered by any '40s movie."   


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« #16 : November 03, 2014, 08:39:45 AM »

I'll have to re-watch this; I saw it once a while ago (I when I don't think I had seen many noirs) I wasn't enthusiastic then, but I see you all are; my movies tastes have probably changed a lot in the time since; I am gonna have to give this another shot


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« #17 : November 03, 2014, 09:00:03 AM »

okay, I am gonna have to re-watch this; I saw it once, 2 1/2 years ago, my tastes of noir may well have changed, I see y'all like it, I'll give it another try.

I just bought another one of those Korean DVD's on eBay. (According to several eBay sellers, located in the USA, its an official Korean DVD; just has some Korean writing on the case and Korean subtitles that can be removed with the click of a remote.) There are plenty being offered for sale, for about six-and-a-half dollars including shipping. Supposed to arrive Thursday. I'll give it a spin  :)


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« #18 : November 03, 2014, 05:43:19 PM »

I'll have to re-watch this; I saw it once a while ago (I when I don't think I had seen many noirs) I wasn't enthusiastic then, but I see you all are; my movies tastes have probably changed a lot in the time since; I am gonna have to give this another shot

Yea its a crying shame you gave it to me  :'( :'( :'( :'(  ;D ;D ;D


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« #19 : November 03, 2014, 07:12:40 PM »

Yea its a crying shame you gave it to me  :'( :'( :'( :'(  ;D ;D ;D

neh, it's ok, we need to support the Korean DVD importers, this makes sure they keep putting discs up for sale on eBay, otherwise lotsa titles wouldn't be available here  ;)


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« #20 : November 05, 2014, 11:36:26 PM »

DVD came today. I'll watch it eventually, when I run out of other movies to watch  ^-^


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« #21 : January 17, 2015, 02:31:23 PM »

I just noticed this:

http://blog.criterioncast.com/post/81376346477/carol-reeds-odd-man-out-is-now-available-for

Does anyone know if this mean Criterion will also be releasing it as a BD, or if some of their licenses are restricted to streaming only?

I actually already have the Network BD release which is great (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Odd-Man-Out-Blu-ray/40414/) but am always curious to see what happens when Criterion get their mitts on things.

Just checked the cartoon out. This all sounds very promising.

It's going to be released in April:

http://www.criterion.com/films/28173-odd-man-out

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« #22 : August 14, 2015, 05:49:18 AM »

Now Criterion just needs to get the rights to "The Fallen Idol" back so they can do a BD release.

Studio Canal is releasing The Fallen Idol:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Fallen-Idol-Blu-ray/138510/

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« #23 : July 15, 2018, 04:14:26 PM »

I wanted to see this because of James Mason.  Carol Reed's name vaguely rung a bell so that was extra for me.  The first 10 minutes of this film was classic.  It was headed for classic territory all the way up until Johnny ran into that cubby hole and hid.  The final 1 hour and forty something minutes turned into a limpfest.  It reminded me of Robert Mitchum limping through "Where Danger Lives".  I had a inkling this was gonna go downhill when Johnny stopped on the stairs after the robbery and had that hallucination thing going.

 After the cubby hole,  the film turned into a series of encounters that just took over the film. It wasn't a heist film anymore. It was kinda like Dorothy's family and the characters in the Wizard of Oz meet Johnny on the Yellow brick rode and try to help him get back to Oz.  The ending even was unbelievable.  None of the characters worked up that type of engagement for you to really feel the ending.   I couldn't wait for this movie to end.  I spent money streaming it so I forced myself to finish it.  About 2/3rds of the way through the film reminded me of where I had heard of Carol Reed's name before.  Oh yes, that other movie he did that put me to sleep, " The Third Man."  The only thing he did was change up the premise from this film and basically redid it and called it " The Third Man. "  Same boring plot.   The film " The Informer" is how you make a Irish film with these themes.  The main character got to act in that one.  In this one, I agree that Mason was basically a walking MacGuffin.

The movie DID look good.  No problems there and the sound was very good. Other than that, it literally put me to sleep several times. I rank it a 5 out of 10 and thats only because it looks soo good.....

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« #24 : July 21, 2018, 06:24:46 AM »

I like the Father Tom and the budgie man scenes in this. And the urchin scenes of post-war Belfast. The scenes of James Mason in the underground cavern/bunker are suspenseful. I just got a little bit annoyed with the ripeness of Robert Newton's character and wish that he had played it a bit more subdued. I recently rated this 9/10 on IMDb.


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