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Centennial Collection : El Dorado & The Man who shot Liberty Valance

Discussion in 'DVD' started by oscar_merkx, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Well-Known Member

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    Interesting news. I'll definitely check out El Dorado - I reviewed the original disc, so I always review re-issues. Never saw Valance - this seems like a good reason to do so! [​IMG]
     
  3. John Hodson

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    I've promised myself no double-dips until Paramount ante-up with the BDs on their Centennial Collection releases, but these will be almost impossible to resist.

    Hawks and Ford; there's a couple of aces for ya...
     
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    Common Paramount, How about releasing these on Blu ray also?
     
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    Woah, actual bonus features for these two? Automatic double-dip for me.
     
  6. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Well-Known Member

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    Valance is actually pretty good especially when you consider that B&W pictures were not really made at that time.

    Wayne & Ford at their peak
     
  7. Dave B Ferris

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    If I remember correctly, Bogdanovich created a documentary film about John Ford that was broadcast on Turner Classic Movies a year or so ago (maybe a little longer).

    Seems like this new release of 'Liberty Valance' would be a good opportunity to include the documentary as a supplementary feature.
     
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    There is a documentary called The Size of Legends, The Soul of Myth.

    Is this what you are referring to ?
     
  9. Dave B Ferris

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    No, the documentary is called 'Directed by John Ford', apparently a 2006 update of a doc Bogdanovich originally created in 1971.
     
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    No Blu Ray, no buy.[​IMG]
     
  11. Robert Crawford

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    I'm going to hold out because there is little doubt these two titles will make it to Blu-ray in the future.





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    Dave, someone over at the Criterion forum posted a quote from Bogdanovich recently about the doco: "... I re-did the film in 2006 and that it was shown on TCM that year... And will be available on DVD in May through Warner Home video... I feel that the new version is infinitely better than the original and I hope you get a chance to see it!"
     
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    I read a direct quote from Bogdanovich that a dvd is coming this year. Perhaps we can nut that down when we talk with Warner is the not so distant future.





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    What?! Valance was released in 1962. There were still plenty of films being made in B&W at that time and for another few years afterwards. In 1962 alone, other classic B&W films included 'The Manchurian Candidate', 'Lolita', 'Days Of Wine And Roses', 'To Kill A Mockingbird' and 'The Miracle Worker'.
     
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    Nah, are any of those B&W films really good and do they stand the test of time like LOA.[​IMG]





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  16. Dave B Ferris

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    John,

    Thanks for the update. Ultimately, I'll be happy to have this doc on DVD, whether it appears as a supplement on a Paramount release or a Warner Brothers release, as you mentioned.
     
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    I'm just wondering if anybody's picked up The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance yet. Other than extras, is there a significant upgrade PQ-wise over the 2001 disc?
     
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    Gary's comparison at the Beaver site is here. And the DVD Times review is here.
     
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    Excellent! Thanks.
     
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