VILLA RIDES!

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  1. Charles H

    Charles H Screenwriter

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    Movies Unlimited is listing 6/3 as a release date for VILLA RIDES! (Mitchum, Brynner, script by Peckinpah and Robert Towne). I don't see anything similar--and it's listed under "Historical and War"-- but could this be a harbinger of a WB Western Collection?
     
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    I think Charles Bronson is also in that film.
     
  3. Ken Koc

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    It was a Paramount film..so......given Paramount's appalling track record and disdain for releasing classic catalog titles....it won't be from them. My guess its now a public domain title.
     
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    Man I hope so... i have been waiting to see this film again for many years! I can't wait if this is true!

    Kamyar
     
  5. MarcoBiscotti

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    Really... from Paramount?!?
    No offense but I'll believe it when I see it!
     
  6. walter o

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    probably Jef/Substance/teleista, since Paramount did nothing to stop their bootleg WHITE DOG release! (and that has a valid copyright!)
     
  7. Bob Engleman

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    I'm now 65, and my memory may be faulting on the below, but this is what I recall; any corrections will be gladly appreciated.

    In the early 80s, Paramount leased 3 western/action titles to Kartes Communication:

    Pony Express

    Buccaneers

    Villa Rides!

    After the expiration of the agreement, the studio released the first 2 on VHS, but Villa Rides! was neglected, much to my disappointment, as there's an annoying flash in several scene changes. I'm certainly a buyer of the above, should they be released on DVD.

    In addition, The Last Outpost(Cavalry Charge) was farmed out by Paramount to Ivy Video, who released a terrible VHS, followed some years later by a worse DVD.

    Bob Engleman
     
  8. Charles H

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    What were the other films in the Kartes/Paramount deal? I seem to remember OFF LIMITS and DEAR WIFE.
     
  9. Bob Engleman

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    Charles,

    The only Kartes titles I own are the aforementioned 3, and Universal's "Against All Flags"; I'm not familiar with those you've stated.

    Bob Engleman
     
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    I watched that DVD this week. It's not a good DVD unfortunately but it is at least watchable.
    I enjoyed Villa Rides more than I expected and more than I did when it first came out. According to various posters on IMDB, Yul Brynner got Sam Peckinpah fired and had the screenplay re-written to suit his own personality. Does anyone here know the truth or otherwise in that story?
     

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