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« Reply #30 on: December 08, 2004, 08:47:52 AM »

Yeah it's very much a case of Leone being taken on by the proudcers as the director for the job rather than him initiating it as a project he wanted to do. It's kinda fun though, probably above your average Italian peplum, although I haven't seen many.

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« Reply #31 on: December 08, 2004, 02:10:19 PM »

I don't know djimbo... i've heard mixed reviews and to be honest... leone or not i'd really like to see it... it looks very interesting.

And smoker who said anything about dvds... i'd settle for a vhs

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« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2005, 11:43:50 AM »

COLOSSUS OF RHODES, ( ' 61 ) airs on TSO @ 10::00 A/M 01-25-05 E.S.T.

checked out a user comment over at IMDB. someone remarked as follows : 
" ....if anything COLOSSUS may be a tad bit too ambitious.
scince the second half of it's 2 & 1/2 hour running time
could use a bit of  triming". 

trimming ?  Shocked  TRIMMING YOU SAY ?  Sad  i'd like to e-mail "DINKY-4 and ask him just what parts ought to be "trimmed" out of COR. surly not rory calhoun's muscles , lol  Roll Eyes


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« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2005, 06:14:43 PM »

What's TSO

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« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2005, 02:46:50 PM »

Hi,
Sorry for the over-dramatic subject. I really want to see this film, for completeness sake if nothing else. However, I cannot track down a copy ANYWHERE for love nor money. If anyone knows where to get a region 2 DVD or anything else, please let me know.
Thanks in advance.

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« Reply #35 on: April 30, 2005, 08:09:24 PM »

Leone's Colossus of Rhodes on TCM Monday 5/2 check your local times!

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« Reply #36 on: April 30, 2005, 08:11:50 PM »

Its going to be shown on TCM (Turner Classic Movies) this next Monday 5/2/2005 check your local times, enjoy!

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« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2005, 11:17:28 AM »

Boohoo!  Not for those of us UK based unfortunately.

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« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2005, 05:55:12 PM »

huh? it's definitly not true for us america based... i figured he meant tcm-uk since it's not on here.

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« Reply #39 on: May 01, 2005, 06:05:26 PM »

i take that back... i got screwed up by the whole "tvtime" stuff, it's actually on 5/3 but since it's 2am they count it as the 2nd.

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« Reply #40 on: May 02, 2005, 08:20:00 AM »

Can't find it on the UK scheduhle. I have the French DVD, but there are no English subs, so I couldn't understand what went on, and would like to see this again with subs.

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« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2005, 12:12:12 PM »

Marco: It was on UK terrestrial TV (BBC2 I think) about a year ago, so it's concievable they'll show it again.

On the film, I recently rewatched it from my taped off TV version. Two things really struck me. First you can see Leone's Kurosawa influence a lot more clearly than in his later films, particularly in the action sequences (which incidentally are the only bits in the film that are at all well done). Secondly, it's pretty clear that Leone was itching to do a western - plenty of horseback chases that but for the togas looks like they came straight out of a spaghetti.

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« Reply #42 on: May 03, 2005, 07:39:48 AM »

Leone's Colossus of Rhodes on TCM Monday 5/2 check your local times!
http://www.turnerclassicmovies.com/ThisMonth/Article/0,,93572,00.html

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« Reply #43 on: May 03, 2005, 06:44:33 PM »

Interesting Kerm, I'm about 1/2 way through the film , things keep getting in the way, I'll give my impressions soon.

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« Reply #44 on: May 03, 2005, 10:15:47 PM »

leone first fires john deriek, and by chance rory calhoun is available and 1000 times better suited for the part. then falls into the swiming pool laughing he had found his man.
leone wanted old henry fonda but got  the stratospheric clint eastwood. leone changes with the shifts like greased lightining. especially like no other director, musically. and, with a feeling. funny how leone and morricone were school mates in gramer school together. 

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