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#1 of 6 Vince Maskeeper

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Posted February 04 2005 - 03:07 AM

http://www.jr.com/JR....romos/Movie04/

Several classics on this list I've been meaning to pick up for years (Pelham 123, Magnificient 7, etc).

Anyone have thoughts on which ones of these that might not be a good buy, like:

Showgirls - SE available
Great Escape - SE available
Escape from New York - SE available
Midnight Clowboy - Nonanamorphic
Windtalkers - Deluxe SE available
the Producers - Se available
Annie Hall - Nonanamorphic
Dead Man Walking - Nonanamorphic
Taking of Pelham 123 - Nonanamorphic

Any other ones we should be concerned about (non-anamorphic or have been reissued as SE)? 12 Angry men is non-anamorphic, but 1.66:1, so it's a toss up.

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#2 of 6 Kyle McKnight

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Posted February 04 2005 - 03:17 AM

I've never seen a western, but am interested in The Magnificent Seven and Hang 'Em High. Though the link says "The Magnificent Seven" the picture shows "Guns of the Magnificent Seven." http://www.jr.com/JR...Product=3782377

Which do you think it actually is?
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#3 of 6 Vince Maskeeper

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Posted February 04 2005 - 04:33 AM

Everything but the picture is correct, including the UPC... so I assume it's the The Magnificent Seven.

Even if you don't like westerns (i'm not much of a fan myself)-- this film is excellent. Really the first that put a more human face on the gunfighter: rather than the cut and dry good/bad guy these characters are real, troubled and flawed.

There is a scene where several of the guys discuss the appeal of their lifestyle and even let on that they have regrets in their choices... for its era, a very progressive piece.

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#4 of 6 Jon W H

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Posted February 04 2005 - 08:32 AM

Vince, I thought Escape from New York - SE was pretty good. Nice video quality, and the audio mix seemed quite decent.
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#5 of 6 Vince Maskeeper

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Posted February 04 2005 - 10:05 AM

Yes YEs, The SE is great, however my point was the title listed for $5.99 was not the SE, rather the initial release. So, if you are someone who doesn't like to buy a bare-bones version when a SE exists- I was just pointing out Escape from NY had a SE so the 5.99 version was not that good of a deal...

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#6 of 6 Jon W H

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Posted February 04 2005 - 10:26 AM

Oops, my bad. I completely forgot there was a bare bones version in the first place.
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