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HTF DVD REVIEW: Stagecoach (Criterion Edition)



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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted May 06 2010 - 02:28 PM



#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Dave B Ferris

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Posted May 07 2010 - 04:33 AM

Excellent review.

One suggested edit:  I think Red River is an iconic western (instead of ironic western).

Also, one question:  is the British interviewer's last name 'Jenkins'?  If so, then this must be the same supplement that is on a German release of 'She Wore a Yellow Ribbon', which was widely praised by John Hodson and some of our other overseas members.


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Posted May 07 2010 - 05:12 AM

A most welcome release.

Isn't this the same transfer as Warner Brothers 2-disc DVD, now discontinued?




#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted May 07 2010 - 08:40 AM



Originally Posted by Dave B Ferris 

Excellent review.

One suggested edit:  I think Red River is an iconic western (instead of ironic western).

Also, one question:  is the British interviewer's last name 'Jenkins'?  If so, then this must be the same supplement that is on a German release of 'She Wore a Yellow Ribbon', which was widely praised by John Hodson and some of our other overseas members.
 
Thanks for catching that typo. [sigh] No matter how many times one proofreads, he invariably misses something.

The interviewer's name is Philip Jenkinson.


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Posted May 07 2010 - 08:59 AM



Originally Posted by MattH. ">




Thanks for catching that typo. [sigh] No matter how many times one proofreads, he invariably misses something.

The interviewer's name is Philip Jenkinson.
 
Fair enough; I had my own problem, omitting the last three characters of the interviewer's last name.  You're having trouble with your proofing, and I'm having trouble with my memory.<br /></span>
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But I <em class='bbc'>do</em> remember that John Hodson, and several others, spoke (or wrote) very highly about this interview, so I'm really excited that it has been included on this Criterion release.<br />

					
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Posted May 07 2010 - 02:58 PM



Originally Posted by Richard--W 

Isn't this the same transfer as Warner Brothers 2-disc DVD, now discontinued?


No, it's brand new.  It doesn't even use the same source elements.



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Posted May 07 2010 - 06:05 PM


Originally Posted by Jeff Newcomb 

No, it's brand new.  It doesn't even use the same source elements.


Thanks.

Do explicate.




#8 of 11 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted May 08 2010 - 02:12 AM



Originally Posted by Richard--W 



Thanks.

Do explicate.



The enclosed booklet explains that the primary source used for their new high definition transfer is a 1942 nitrate duplicate negative which they further cleaned and spruced up without leaving behind obvious signs of their own remastering (which accoounts for lingering scratches and other artifacts).



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Posted May 08 2010 - 05:33 AM

Must buy for me, though I do wish Criterion would stop windowboxing the films.
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Posted May 10 2010 - 10:02 AM



Originally Posted by Dave B Ferris [url=/forum/thread/300413/htf-dvd-review-stagecoach-criterion-edition#post_3688801]

But I do remember that John Hodson, and several others, spoke (or wrote) very highly about this interview, so I'm really excited that it has been included on this Criterion release.



That's why I love these non US / UK releases, best interview ever from the 60s so far


Great to see that Criterion are releasing it


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#11 of 11 OFFLINE   John Hodson

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Posted May 10 2010 - 11:18 PM



Originally Posted by Dave B Ferris 

Excellent review.

One suggested edit:  I think Red River is an iconic western (instead of ironic western).

Also, one question:  is the British interviewer's last name 'Jenkins'?  If so, then this must be the same supplement that is on a German release of 'She Wore a Yellow Ribbon', which was widely praised by John Hodson and some of our other overseas members.


It's a hoot. It was first broadcast as My Name Is John Ford; I Make Westerns as a half-hour interview in '68, Tag Gallagher quotes extensively from it and excerpts have been used in various other documentaries down the years, but this is practically the whole thing unedited/uncut, curmudgeonly insults, rough edges and all. I expect Jenkinson loved it - unimissable.


BTW, I always liked Jenkinson, part of my movie education. He was pretty chuffed to be immortalised by Monty Python!


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