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George C. Scott goes "Hardcore" on 9/14


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#1 of 57 Peter McM

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Posted July 07 2004 - 08:18 AM

This 1979 film is one of the few remaining on my ever-dwindling DVD wish list. Academy award-winner Scott (1971 Best Actor, Patton) plays a religious businessman whose teenage daughter goes away to church camp and is seduced into pornographic underground. Leaving his isolated home environment to search for his runaway daughter, Scott's character finds himself ill-equipped, mentally or spiritually, to deal with the outside world.
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#2 of 57 DeeF

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Posted July 07 2004 - 08:27 AM

One of the many films cloned from The Searchers.

The latest is Saving Private Ryan.

#3 of 57 Rob Gardiner

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Posted July 07 2004 - 08:33 AM

I've never seen this film but it's been on my wish list for a long time.

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One of the many films cloned from The Searchers.

As well as Taxi Driver, also written by Paul Schrader.



I understand this film help contribute to the urban legend of "snuff films".

#4 of 57 Matt Czyz

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Posted July 07 2004 - 08:37 AM

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The latest is Saving Private Ryan.


Wait...huh? I've never seen Hardcore, but based on the description given above, how does SPR relate at all to Hardcore? (besided having to go find somebody)

#5 of 57 Peter McM

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Posted July 07 2004 - 08:40 AM

I've never seen Searchers, but I don't understand the Private Ryan reference, either.
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#6 of 57 Joe Karlosi

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Posted July 07 2004 - 08:47 AM

YES!!! This has been a film I've wanted on DVD forever! What are the specs?

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Posted July 07 2004 - 08:55 AM

The Searchers is about an obsessive search for someone who doesn't really want to be found. This story is the same in The Searchers, Hardcore, and Saving Private Ryan. Taxi Driver is slightly different, but similar.

In each case, when found, the "missing" person doesn't want to go back with the Searchers, be it Natalie Wood as the white "squaw" of a Comanche brave, or Matt Damon as one surviving brother. Each defends their own position, but is ultimately swayed to return. In addition, the "searcher" himself, be it racist John Wayne or doomed Tom Hanks, must be transformed by the experience.

George Scott as an uncompromising, but sheltered, mid-west religious man, must open his eyes to the real world around him before he will ever see his daughter again. When he does find her, returning with him is the last thing on her mind.

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Posted July 07 2004 - 09:07 AM

8mm was basically a remake with added Hollywood cheese.

I'll welcome Harcore into my DVD collection with pride!
 

 


#9 of 57 Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 07 2004 - 09:08 AM

What EXCELLENT news!

Have been waiting for this one for years.
I also can't believe it has been sitting
around unreleased for so long.

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Funny story....

I first saw this film on HBO when I was in my teens.
My younger brothers and I used to stay up until 2am
when HBO finally showed this flick. Why? Because
it was the best "sort of" soft porn film around at
the time.

In retrospect, it really is a great picture.

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#10 of 57 Joe Karlosi

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Posted July 07 2004 - 09:20 AM

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I first saw this film on HBO when I was in my teens.
My younger brothers and I used to stay up until 2am
when HBO finally showed this flick. Why? Because
it was the best "sort of" soft porn film around at
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Posted July 07 2004 - 09:56 AM

I saw this in the theater when I was a teen. Haven't seen it since and would love to. I thought many scenes were pretty funny but that's my sense of humor (or at least was).

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Posted July 07 2004 - 10:02 AM

Opie and Anthony fans already know that they
played quite a few clips from this movie on their
radio show.

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Posted July 07 2004 - 10:14 AM

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Posted July 07 2004 - 10:19 AM

OK, since no one else has asked, I will... what studio is this coming from? What's the source of this news?

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#15 of 57 Peter McM

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Posted July 07 2004 - 10:53 AM

The Laser's Edge has it list in their pre-release section.
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Posted July 07 2004 - 11:26 AM

It's coming from Columbia. We added the artwork here a few days ago. No extra material is included as far as we are aware...
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Posted July 07 2004 - 02:08 PM

That artwork is awful! Why couldn't they go with the original poster art?
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Posted July 07 2004 - 02:37 PM

Agreed about the poster art. The original is MUCH more effective (and doesn't require fancy-schmancy new Photoshopped junk) -

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(by the way, that little "movie poster homily/tidbit o' wisdom" tagline on the DVD artwork is really tacky. "Life Doesn't Always Go As Planned"? Wow, no kidding, Sherlock. The original grabs your attention with WORDS rather than stooping to the lowest common denominator and saying "HEY, JOE SIX-PACK, LOOK! BOOBS!". I'm beginning to respect used car dealers and crack whores more than DVD cover design teams.)

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Posted July 07 2004 - 02:51 PM

Finally, this is a must buy! I also saw this movie on late night cable as a teenager. I am Big Dick Black !!! George C. Scott was one of my favorite actors. Great movie.

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Posted July 07 2004 - 03:48 PM

Agreed about the artwork. I'm getting Silent Running flashbacks. I may not sleep tonight...
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