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Another Sam Peckinpah film getting a R1 2-Disc SE DVD!!

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Thomas Hart, Feb 12, 2003.

  1. Thomas Hart

    Thomas Hart Well-Known Member

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    First Criterion's "Straw Dogs", now this:

    From Anchor Bay's In the Future Section (Updated 2/12):

    "THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND" - Fall/Winter 2003

    It was Robert Ludlum's first novel and director Sam Peckinpah's final film. Finally coming to DVD, this suspenseful conspiracy thriller (which will be presented in a 2-Disc Set) will be newly restored from original negative materials and will contain audio commentary, cast & crew interviews and numerous other special features to be announced. Closed Captioned For The Hearing Impaired.

    Finally my Peckinpah collection can get off the ground![​IMG]
     
  2. JimChan

    JimChan Well-Known Member

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    Yes... Great news.
     
  3. Robert Crawford

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    Now, Warner needs to do his best film over again "The Wild Bunch". Also, an uncut "Major Dundee" needs to get a dvd release.
     
  4. Rain

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    Ditto what Robert said. I've been holding out on The Wild Bunch because I'm hoping for an anamorphic non-flipper.

    And who owns the rights to Ride the High Country?
     
  5. DeanR

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    I love this movie. I hope there are deleted scenes because this movie could use an extended cut in MHO. Great News!
     
  6. John O

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    I think Ride the High Country is MGM.
     
  7. SteveGon

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    Great news! Thanks for the heads-up. [​IMG]

    Yes, where is Ride the High Country? Not to mention a better friggin' version of Cross of Iron!
     
  8. oscar_merkx

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    great news indeed

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Gordon McMurphy

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    Great news! [​IMG]

    Still no word from MGM on the rumoured Alfredo Garcia DVD though...


    Gordy
     
  10. Jim_K

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    I'll second or third the requests for The Wild Bunch SE, Major Dundee (un-cut) & Ride the High Country. RTHC was an MGM property so its probably owned by Warner now. Dundee might be Columbia.

    BTW - The Wild Bunch actually has a pretty decent transfer for an early gen DVD. Flippers don't bother me all that much either (I do own Laserdiscs). At least its out on DVD.


    I'll also throw out requests for Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (un-cut) & Ballad of Cable Hogue.
     
  11. Jeff Adkins

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    Jim is right. It's a Warner title.

    Jeff
     
  12. Jon Robertson

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    I wonder if The Osterman Weekend will have the original director's cut on it? As far as I know, it was taken out of Peckinpah's hands in post-production and re-edited. A 2-disc set does give hope...
     
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    Good news, but Closed Caption sucks, why not subtitle?

    BTW, Japan's Wild Bunch is anamorphic (1 disc/2 sides), only 1,500 Yen.
     
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    I second the CC sucks comment. Why? I discovered on the Band of Brothers set that CC will not work in progressive scan - subtitles will. So if you are hard of hearing you can choose best picture quality OR be able to understand what is going on. You cannot get both.
     
  15. oscar_merkx

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    Jon

    why was Osterman Weekend taken from Sam Peckinpah in the first place ?

    Cheers

    Oscar
     
  16. Mark Anthony

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    ;-) "If they're not out on dvd...kill 'em"!!!

    With the warner chat mere hours away I thought this thread is more pertinant than ever. Since the last chat Warner have done wonder's with back catalogue gems, but seem to have overlooked this genius's work, now with the endorsement of Criterion in their superlative edition of Straw Dogs - perhaps it is time for his work to be re-evaluated, with the aid of some brand new shiny dvd's!

    I would love to see:

    A 2 disc edition of the Wild-Bunch, in anamorphic this time

    The full director's cut of Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, including the 2mins of footage not incorporated into the 1986 122 min "restoration", Roger Spottiswode the films editor knows where this footage is and how to re-cut it back in..

    A remaster of The Getaway, as the current dvd frankly sucks in quality.

    Cross of Iron was released by Warner & Canal Plus in england, perhaps Warner US can obtain the rights too - I'm not sure if the Pal 126 min 16*9 version on this dvd, is the full-length or not.

    Thats's not forgetting Ride The High Country, Bring me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, Major Dundee (c'mon columbia..) & The Ballad of Cable Hogue

    There's practically a box-set itching to be made out of this kinda quality material...

    I won't be able to make the chat tomorrow due to the time difference, could someone please mention at the very least the first three for me

    Regards to all

    M
     
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  18. Jon Robertson

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    From what I understand, he was totally out of it for most of shooting as well.
     
  19. Jay E

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    If anyone has a multi-region player I recommend getting the region 2 DVD of Cross of Iron. It's head & shoulders above the region 1 version and it's OAR.
     
  20. Joshua_Y

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    When o when will we get at least a Wild Bunch non-flipper...WB...come on...you did Color Purple and bunches of others...do Wild Bunch!
     

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