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« #15 : September 18, 2013, 05:24:06 PM »

Made by a lesser director and by that getting rid of higher expectations I'm somehow sure it would be welcomed much friendlier.

I'd agree with that statement  :)

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« #16 : September 19, 2013, 02:23:44 AM »

I'd agree too but this is not the point. It was made by Peckinpah, hence its higher potential, hence its failure.

I only saw it once on TV (and in French) years ago but from what I remember i'd rate it 4/10, for the reasons stated by everyone else.

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« #17 : September 19, 2013, 04:47:36 AM »

If I had more time I would write an extensive pleading why Convoy is a great film. Good for you that I don't have the time. ;)

As Peckinpah film I easily prefer it to The Killer Elite and The Osterman Weekend, which are good films, but lesser ones in Peckinpah's oeuvre. Well, if I had to burn either Convoy or Alfredo Garcia, I would retain Convoy.

Funny, when I started reading about film, in the first 4 or 5 years I only read very favourable things about Convoy. So it was quite a surprise when I bough some English books about Mr. P. that Convoy was held in such a low estimation by so many.

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« #18 : September 19, 2013, 05:07:46 AM »

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« #19 : September 19, 2013, 06:54:17 AM »

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« #20 : September 19, 2013, 10:31:23 AM »

I don't remember it as being so bad the only time I saw it, on a small screen. If my memories are right, it started slow and then it got better. Anyway I'll give it another try tonight, as my dvd has been lying untouched for more than a lustre.


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« #21 : September 19, 2013, 02:14:12 PM »

It is entertaining though, as DD said, the part with the politician sucks. But it is what you expect from this collection of commonplaces: you've seen it all in the films that were made before, especially Sugarland Express. But it holds well, especially in the action scenes on the route (the brawl in the bar sucks). And the realtionship KK-AMG is held at bay. I'd like to know which are the scenes directed by Coburn. Anyway 7\10.


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« #22 : September 20, 2013, 05:41:52 AM »

Peckinpah did Convoy....




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« #23 : September 30, 2013, 07:56:02 AM »

Bluray.com has screen caps of the new Region B release: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Convoy-Blu-ray/74446/#Screenshots

Wow, that looks beautiful. (The extras include something from a guy named Siegel).

I will be buying this.



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« #24 : September 30, 2013, 10:56:41 AM »

Yeah, that guy Siegel ... you can't escape him ...


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« #25 : September 30, 2013, 12:00:06 PM »

ah, don't say that.
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« #26 : September 30, 2013, 12:25:22 PM »

Mike, does your material on the new Blu contain things not in the "full" P&P DVD?



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« #27 : September 30, 2013, 03:11:45 PM »

ah, don't say that.
I try to stay in the background more and more, 'even stopped posting here...


Well, you shouldn't ...

Btw any news from your side about a new and better Junior Bonner DVD or Blu?


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« #28 : September 30, 2013, 07:10:13 PM »

I will be buying this.

My pre-ordered copy shipped early 2 days ago. Now just playing the waiting game...

ah, don't say that.
I try to stay in the background more and more, 'even stopped posting here...
Greetings from Sam...

Mike you need to make it clear that these Passion & Poetry extra features on Peckinpah DVD/BD releases are not excerpts from your Passion & Poetry documentary but new material. Lots of reviewers don't seem to realize this.

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« #29 : October 01, 2013, 02:08:12 AM »


Mike you need to make it clear that these Passion & Poetry extra features on Peckinpah DVD/BD releases are not excerpts from your Passion & Poetry documentary but new material. Lots of reviewers don't seem to realize this.

Yes, that's right. But how am I gonna do this? I tried years ago but it was just a waste of time.
Then again I don't care anymore really - the die hard fans realize anyway and the others don't care much...
It is because I use the title PASSION & POETRY every time (due to legal reasons). Then again, how could a
70 minute doc on CONVOY be taken from the 115 min long feature PASSION & POETRY - THE BALLAD OF SAM
PECKINPAH? There you see nobody thinks about these things for more than 7 seconds. That wouldn't make
sense at all. To dedicate 70 min. to CONVOY and 45 minutes to all his other life & work :).
Also I already produced supplements for 6 Sam films (Companions, Dundee, Dogs, Killer, Cross,Convoy).
Together those docs have a running time of 4 hours, without the many little featurettes I added for the releases of those films.
So they could hardly all be taken from a 115 min long film :)
(my 240 minutes long PASSION & POETRY DVD set contains about 10 minutes of material on CONVOY, for this CONVOY blu-ray I
produced 99 minutes of material. Altogether I produced 12 hours of Sam docs & featurettes so far. Could be the end
now. I still could do something about GARCIA, but I wouldn't know for whom really. BONNER was always treated very badly,
shame, I LOVE that film. In 2002 I watched a brand-new print provided by Buena Vista at the Egyptian in Hollywood.
Katy was with me, it was breathtaking.))






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