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Open Range coming to dvd 01/20/04


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#1 of 29 OFFLINE   Jeff Adams

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Posted October 22 2003 - 03:44 AM

I can't wait for this one. I thought this was a fabulous film. Easily one of the best I have seen this year. I hope the Academy Awards does not forget about this one.
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#2 of 29 OFFLINE   Edward Schatz

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Posted October 22 2003 - 04:26 AM

I really enjoyed the film as well.
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#3 of 29 OFFLINE   Justin Bauer

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Posted October 22 2003 - 07:01 AM

Its got 2 discs and DTS. I cannot wait to hear those gun blasts on DTS...my neighbors will hate me. I just hope the whole sound track lives up to the one in the theater.
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#4 of 29 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 22 2003 - 07:07 AM

Certainly a "must own" DVD.

 

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#5 of 29 OFFLINE   David Illingworth II

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Posted October 22 2003 - 10:36 AM

DVDFile has got the goods on it with 2 discs, DTS, commentary, deleted scenes, "extensive" featurettes, etc.
This movie was SO much better than I expected and instantly jumped to second place on my list of favorite westerns, right behind Tombstone.
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#6 of 29 OFFLINE   mckenzig

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Posted October 22 2003 - 12:38 PM

For modern westerns, let's not forget Silverado - a great tribute to every cowboy cliche ever shown, andone heck of a fun movie.
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#7 of 29 ONLINE   John Hodson

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Posted October 22 2003 - 08:52 PM

Open Range hasn't even had a theatrical release in the UK - can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to the DVD release.

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#8 of 29 OFFLINE   Gordon McMurphy

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Posted October 22 2003 - 10:53 PM

Yeah, it has still to recieve a UK theatrical release. From what I have heard, it is a superb Western.


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Posted October 22 2003 - 11:50 PM

I too can't wait for this one on DVD.
I love a good western movie and this one certainly fits the bill.

I would like to applaud Buena Vista once again for including a DTS track. They could have easily left this off but they didn't.

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#10 of 29 OFFLINE   Jeff Adams

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Posted October 23 2003 - 04:29 AM

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I cannot wait to hear those gun blasts on DTS...my neighbors will hate me.

I am with you there. That was one of the best sounding shootouts I have ever heard. And if it sounded that good at the theater, it will sound much better at home.

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This movie was SO much better than I expected and instantly jumped to second place on my list of favorite westerns, right behind Tombstone.
I agree with that too. Tombstone will never be topped, but Open Range is in my 2nd place spot for best westerns.
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#11 of 29 OFFLINE   MikeEckman

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Posted October 23 2003 - 04:45 AM

Yes, this was an incredible movie. I remembered how close I was to not seeing this. The day I went to the theater it was between SWAT and Open Range. I just randomly picked to see SWAT since I thought it would be more "fun", then when i got the theater I realized that I still had 20 minutes before SWAT began, so I walked into the Open Range theater right as the opening credits were rolling figuring I'd watch the first 20 minutes and get a feel for it and then go see SWAT. I was instantly hooked and ended up watching the whole thing and never went to see SWAT.

I think Kevin Costner is a great actor and has unfairly criticized about his performances. He certainly does shine in westerns though.

I, too can't wait for this to come on DVD, and am tickled pink it will be in DTS...

My ranking of favorite westerns are:

1. Dances with Wolves
2. Tombstone
3. Unforgiven

I dont think its fair to rank a movie after only one viewing, but Im certain after seeing it a couple more times, it will fall somewhere in my top 3.
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#12 of 29 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted October 23 2003 - 05:11 AM

1. Dances with Wolves
2. Tombstone
3. Unforgiven
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By the way, if it wasn't for the ending, I thought Open Range would have been better than all three of those films.





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Posted October 23 2003 - 10:30 AM

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Your top 3 is good except you forget some really classics like

1) Once Upon A Time in the West
2) The Good, Bad and the Ugly
3) Stagecoach

Like both John & Gordon mentioned, a bummer that we have to wait for Open Range

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#14 of 29 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted October 23 2003 - 10:43 AM

...or High Plains Drifter, one of the best Western's, ever! Posted Image

I have yet to see Open Range, but if it's coming that soon, I think I'll just wait for the DVD. I happy to read all the praise about it.


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Posted October 23 2003 - 11:22 AM

It's not exactly a theatrical movie, but I just LOVED Lonesome Dove, and in particular Robert Duvall's performance as Gus McCrae. I couldn't wait to see him an a western again because he seems he was born to play in them. So I'm going to buy this DVD sight unseen (it hasn't been shown in theaters here as well) and I can't wait!

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Posted October 23 2003 - 11:26 AM

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I am with you there. That was one of the best sounding shootouts I have ever heard. And if it sounded that good at the theater, it will sound much better at home.

I believe Shane (1952) was the first film to more realistically playback a gun report. Upon the first gunfire in the movie the audience jumped half-way out their seats, myself included.

#17 of 29 OFFLINE   David Illingworth II

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Posted October 23 2003 - 11:47 AM

Gerry, you won't be disappointed! This is one of Duvall's absolute best performances.
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Posted October 23 2003 - 08:28 PM

This one is definately on the list....

That shotgun blast in the bar was the best and most accurate sounding gunshot that I think I've ever heard in a movie theatre.

Hopefully it will hold that ranking when the DVD hits my player. Posted Image

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I did think the ending was just a little weak. I would have perfered them to just settle down in town for awhile and Charlie start seeing her. The whole marriage bit was a little heavy.

I'm going to have to count the gunshots, but I think they did fall victim to selfloading sixgun in the first part of the gunfight.

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Posted October 23 2003 - 09:19 PM

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I did think the ending was just a little weak. I would have perfered them to just settle down in town for awhile and Charlie start seeing her. The whole marriage bit was a little heavy.


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Posted October 23 2003 - 09:47 PM

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I believe Shane (1952) was the first film to more realistically playback a gun report. Upon the first gunfire in the movie the audience jumped half-way out their seats, myself included.

The same thing happens practically every time I roll out the DVD!

Today's favourite western's (the list will change again with my mood!)

1) The Searchers
2) She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
3) Once Upon a Time in The West

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