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« on: December 18, 2005, 09:14:33 PM »

Wooooeeee!! Great movie, and a great DVD. That Randolf Scott knew a thing or two about playing the strong silent type. The film also gave Lee Marvin one of his greatest roles ever. And can B B film a showdown, or what? I cannot wait for Ride Lonesome and the other Randolf Scott Westerns to make it out on DVD, hopefully nicely restored like this one was.

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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2005, 06:11:56 AM »

Tomorrow night starting at 8 PM Eatern they have a one hour Boetticher bio then "7 Men from Now".   Cool

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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2005, 07:27:50 AM »

I wish British TV would show more Boeticher/Randolph Scott westerns.I've been stuck on Buchanan Rides Alone,Commanche Station and Ride Lonesome for at least a couple of years now!

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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2005, 10:06:06 AM »

Tomorrow night starting at 8 PM Eatern they have a one hour Boetticher bio then "7 Men from Now".   Cool

Not to forget the station: TCM (5 pm PST)

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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2005, 04:30:43 AM »

DVD is reasonably priced pick it up to give Batjac the incentive to release the rest, the clips of the other films they showed from the Botticher Bio on TCM  look great.

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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2005, 09:38:39 PM »

Yes Batjac has them all, it the special features it was said that the rights for "7 Men From Now" was orignally bought for John Wayne but he was contracted to do "The Searchers" so he suggested Randolf Scott for the part and remained as an uncredited producer.

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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2006, 06:46:25 AM »

I've just put my order in for this film, am looking forward to watching it.

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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2006, 12:07:16 AM »

  I don't think you'll be disappointed Leone Admirer.  I watched 7 Men from Now a couple weeks ago on TCM with the Boetticher documentary for the first time, and I loved it.  Hopefully, the other Scott/Boetticher westerns will follow on DVD.

  Be sure to check back in after you've watched it, amigo!

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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2006, 05:27:29 AM »

Yea, its a good example of a pre SW small budget, no- frills western, that wasn't overly laden with sentimentality and melodrama, that played the villian's character up against the quiet stoicsism of Randolf Scott.

Boetticher's handling of the gunfight confrontations in 7 you'll find interesting, don't know if its prevalent in all his films.

Don't know for a fact but the beginning of 7 nay have been quoted by Petroni in "Death Rides A Horse".

You can see the similar ying-yang relationship later ampliphied in Leone's Eastwood vs. (Tuco, Indio, Ramon)and Coburn vs. Steiger.

I can't wait for "The Tall T" with Richard Boone, and "Ride Lonesome" with Lee Van Cleef & James Coburn, "Comanche Station" with Claude Atkins.  Cool

Don't know much about "Buchannon Rides Alone" "Decision at Sundown" or "Westbound".

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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2006, 06:52:17 AM »

Thanks guys, I've always been interested in seeing the batjac Scott/Boetticher westerns and now I can.

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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2006, 08:59:34 PM »

Don't know for a fact but the beginning of 7 nay have been quoted by Petroni in "Death Rides A Horse".

It's interesting that you say that, because I too thought of DRAH while watching that first scene. It's odd that 7 Men should open with a cheesy studio set when all the rest of the film's exteriors are shot on location, but I guess that was the only way they could do a rainy night.

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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2006, 05:25:11 AM »

Watched this last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. The performances were excellent from the strong Scott, to the incredible and always entertaining Marvin. Gail Russel was beautiful and here life story included on the disc was incredibly moving and sad  Sad . The story kept me enthralled for the entire duration and there was some fantastic cinematic displays used by Bud Boetticher (I need to check out some more of his movie now, this has given me a distinct taste for them). The DVD presentation was excellent with strong and vibrant colors shining of my screen and a good strong mono track to back everything up. The main doco of Boetticher was very interesting (though in my opinion they needn't have had QT as his comments were limited to retreads of what had been seen before and general agreement with Clint Eastwood). As said before the featurette on Gair Russel was poignent but the Lone Pine featurette was very interesting. The Batjac trailer gallery adds weight to my argument of going to pick up Hondo followed my McLintock.  Anyway I had a great night and a great viewing experience.

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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2006, 05:50:54 AM »

I waiting for the rest also  Wink

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« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2007, 07:50:36 PM »

I had been waiting for years to see it. Didn't know it had been released over here 6 months ago. I unexpectedly caught it yesterday at a good price. perfect from start to finish except for a detail (of no little importance): Gail Russell. Watching all of these men falling for this anonymous appearance is annoying. But Batjac had specialized in anonymous lead, like the one of Hondo. Marvin is good but strangely his immediate physical appearance (the face, mainly) is not as striking as it was in Wild One or his later classic or even in that policeman series he made after this movie. Could be that the reason why, as it happened to Bronson (but even more amazing, as he was a great actor) had to wait almost 20 years to become a superstar?
The scene of the desert brought me to the one in GBU and to LOA: remarkable. And the music in the same scene, with that series of ascending intervals, made me think of Morricone.
I saw two other Boetticher\Scott in the '80's on tv, and I seem to remember that at least one was even better than this.

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« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2007, 10:51:38 PM »

I had been waiting for years to see it. Didn't know it had been released over here 6 months ago. I unexpectedly caught it yesterday at a good price. perfect from start to finish except for a detail (of no little importance): Gail Russell. Watching all of these men falling for this anonymous appearance is annoying.

The star of Angel and the Badman has an anonymous appearance! Russell was also in a couple of well-regarded noirs (which I haven't seen), Moonrise and Night Has a Thousand Eyes, before reteaming with the Duke for Wake of the Red Witch (where her appearance is more than memorable). That she is not more recognizable is no doubt due to her early death in 1961 at 36, but once you've seen her in Angel you never forget her (it's her eyes, I think).

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