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The New Hollywood Box Set from Sony


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#1 of 40 OFFLINE   WadeM

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Posted May 08 2009 - 11:38 AM

FINALLY, a new version of Head!! Along with: Drive, He Said / Five Easy Pieces / The King of Marvin Gardens / Last Picture Show / A Safe Place / Easy Rider

http://www.movie-lis...Head_Easy_Rider

I've been putting off on 5 Easy Pieces, so it'll be the perfect time to get it. Never wanted Easy Rider. I'll be glad to add the others to my collection though.

#2 of 40 OFFLINE   walter o

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Posted May 08 2009 - 01:05 PM

Nice to see a pair of obscure Jack Nicholson films, DRIVE HE SAID (a Nicholson directed film) and A SAFE PLACE being released, as both never had a VHS release. Still weird they throw in LAST PICTURE SHOW, considering they just released this with NICKELODEON, at least Sony went to their archieves for some rarity this time.

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Posted May 08 2009 - 07:26 PM

I've been waiting patiently for decent SEs of both Five Easy Pieces and The King of Marvin Gardens, but there's no indication of extras...and that appears to be some hefty SRP doesn't it?
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#4 of 40 OFFLINE   WadeM

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Posted May 09 2009 - 12:11 AM

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...there's no indication of extras...and that appears to be some hefty SRP doesn't it

That was my first impression, but then again, we're getting 7 movies...so not too bad. And I expect a bigger discount as time goes by. Since there's no specs listed at all yet, we'll see what the extras are (if any) later, when the specs are released.

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Nice to see a pair of obscure Jack Nicholson films, DRIVE HE SAID (a Nicholson directed film) and A SAFE PLACE being released, as both never had a VHS release.

Never seen A Safe Place, but Jack Nicholson and Orson Welles ?!?! I'll have to see it just for that combo.

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Posted May 09 2009 - 01:16 AM

Any release date? I too was first taken back on The Last Picture Show being part of the collection since it was just released two weeks ago, but then realized that all the films from the indi production company of BBS so it makes sense. I am looking forward to seeing both A Safe Place and Drive He Said as I have heard and read about these films, but never seen them. Thank you Sony.
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Posted May 09 2009 - 03:02 AM

this is one of those boxsets that should have come out years ago to coincide with the whole Easy Riders Raging Bulls experience.
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#7 of 40 OFFLINE   Michael Elliott

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Posted May 09 2009 - 03:25 AM

I think it's safe to say Sony is now the best studio out there. I watched DRIVE, HE SAID sometime last year and it wasn't too bad. I never thought it would get an official release and the same with A SAFE PLACE, which is a title I've been looking for but was never able to locate throughout any of the online sites that deal with rare movies. A major thumbs up for Sony.

#8 of 40 OFFLINE   walter o

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Posted May 09 2009 - 05:49 AM

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Never seen A Safe Place, but Jack Nicholson and Orson Welles ?!?! I'll have to see it just for that combo.


It is a very weird film, almost like a dream, no real structure, basically "is Tuesday Weld dreaming or is this reality" sorta thing. Orson Welles plays a magician/father figure type, and Tuesday is absolutely wonderful (and beautiful) in the film.Wwonder how it will look for the one time I saw it, the film has a very hazy photography, which I am guessing was intentional.

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Posted May 09 2009 - 05:59 PM

I'm a little concerned about this release of HEAD. According to my source at Rhino, who are leasing the film back to Sony for this package, Rafelson is pulling a pre-HD William Friedkin trip and insisting on a 1.33 ratio for all his movies in the set, despite the fact that HEAD is clearly composed for 1.66, right down to the mattes visible in the old Rhino full-frame transfer. I hope this is just misinformation or that someone has talked him down.

It sounds pretty plausible. As I recall, his recent DTV outing ONE GOOD DEED with Samuel L. Jackson and Milla Jovovich was also presented on DVD in 1.33 despite getting limited theatrical play in 1.85.
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Posted May 10 2009 - 06:09 AM

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I think it's safe to say Sony is now the best studio out there.

It's funny, as that's not a statement you'll read in the TV DVD section right below here.

#11 of 40 OFFLINE   Mike*HTF

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Posted May 10 2009 - 05:07 PM

In light of the upcoming Toho, Noir, and Fuller sets, I would agree with you.

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Posted May 10 2009 - 11:18 PM

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I think it's safe to say Sony is now the best studio out there.

With Warner taking a swift nosedive over the past year, there is no doubt about it. Sony annoucements get me excited the way I use to get from Warner annoucements.

This is a great idea for a boxset, and I am looking forward to finally geting a chance to seen Drive, He Said.

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Posted May 11 2009 - 10:51 AM

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Rafelson is pulling a pre-HD William Friedkin trip and insisting on a 1.33 ratio for all his movies in the set

We'll have to see. I hope he's wrong. Although I could at least understand (not agree with) that position in the olden days of 4:3 TVs, I just don't see why a director would choose that in today's world of widescreen TVs. I tried finding more information on this set, and someone at Criterion Forum who apparently works for Sony stated " a lot of care has been put into the set -- including major new restorations! -- and it's nothing to scoff at." Right now I'm holding off judgement until the specs are released.

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#14 of 40 OFFLINE   MarcoBiscotti

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Posted May 12 2009 - 01:28 PM

Even though I already own three of the films, I'll buy it for Head alone!!!

Can't wait for more details and art work!

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Posted May 13 2009 - 01:44 AM

Double (or more) dipping for THE LAST PICTURE SHOW is odd. I would hope that if they are intent on capturing the zeitgeist of the period, the would bring out a Warren Beatty collection: SHAMPOO: SE, , MICKEY ONE, ISHTAR, and THE FORTUNE.
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Posted July 21 2009 - 11:59 AM

Nice set!  Good to see Sony still digging into their catalog while other studios seem to be slowing down.  Like others, I really do not need Last Picture Show again.  Just bought it again with Nickelodeon.  They will probably also release it on Blu ray before too long.

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Posted July 21 2009 - 01:25 PM

Is there a date for this yet?  I have not seen this talked about anywhere else.
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Posted July 21 2009 - 02:01 PM



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Originally Posted by Albert_M ">

I think it's safe to say Sony is now the best studio out there.
It's funny, as that's not a statement you'll read in the TV DVD section right below here.

I remember reading well over a year ago that Sony was getting ready to gear up their catalog releases.  TV was to follow a year after that.  They certainly have ramped up on their catalog stuff, so perhaps TV is on the way.

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Posted July 22 2009 - 12:57 AM



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Is there a date for this yet?  I have not seen this talked about anywhere else.
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#20 of 40 OFFLINE   Charles Ellis

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Posted July 22 2009 - 01:21 AM

Will Head finally be released in widescreen?  The King of Marvin Gardens is quite a gem that is worth discovering, it's one of those films that somehow escaped a wide release anmd major acclaim, but has great performances you won't forget.  But then, any film with Nicholson, Dern, and Burstyn in it is worth watching, especially when all three share the story!
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