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#1 of 94 OFFLINE   dana martin

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Posted March 21 2011 - 12:32 PM

So that another thread wont be hijacked, by this topic, Be it price point or features, the one thing that i has been the discussion in other threads as well the eventual bad coverart, seems that is the plague of blu ray. but in case somone at fox/mgm is looking here is an idea.


http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/


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Posted March 21 2011 - 12:36 PM

I've wanted to see this film for a long time. Looking forward to it...


Good art, btw...



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Posted March 21 2011 - 01:06 PM

Rio Lobo and Big Jake are listed too for Blu-ray release on May 31 on the Walmart site.  More artwork to worry about?



#4 of 94 OFFLINE   dana martin

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Posted March 21 2011 - 01:19 PM



Originally Posted by benbess 


Good art, btw...



original poster art modified with mspaint in 5 min.; it shouldnt look like bad photoshop


when i looked, those were the only two listed as exclusives


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Posted April 28 2011 - 11:02 AM

Watching The Big Country on TCM right now and comparing it to the DVD and the version TCM is playing is different from the DVD. Despite comparing a DVD to a SDTV signal its apparent to me that colors look less faded and it seems the TCM broadcast has more image on the top and bottom and the sides compared to the DVD. I assume the version TCM played is the restoration by The Film Foundation and will be what the Blu-ray will be sourced from.



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Posted April 28 2011 - 11:21 AM



Originally Posted by JoeBond 

Watching The Big Country on TCM right now and comparing it to the DVD and the version TCM is playing is different from the DVD. Despite comparing a DVD to a SDTV signal its apparent to me that colors look less faded and it seems the TCM broadcast has more image on the top and bottom and the sides compared to the DVD. I assume the version TCM played is the restoration by The Film Foundation and will be what the Blu-ray will be sourced from.


It's been restored?! Great. Can you tell me a little bit about that. I will definitely  blind buy this title then--I like Wyler, Peck, Westerns, and epics...




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Posted April 28 2011 - 11:45 AM



Originally Posted by benbess 




It's been restored?! Great. Can you tell me a little bit about that. I will definitely  blind buy this title then--I like Wyler, Peck, Westerns, and epics...


According to The Film Foundation's website it like Once Upon a Time in the West was restored I think a couple years ago and I believe it was screened once but MGM seems to have sit on the new remaster for a while since I believe TCM is the first TV channel to play the movie since that restoration was completed. I fully expect the restoration to be used for the Blu-ray transfer. TCM also showed the new restoration of Once Upon a Time in the West last year too. Here is a link to the Film foundation's website: http://www.film-foun...04&sid=2&ssid=7




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Posted April 28 2011 - 12:14 PM

I've been told the film went through a restoration and the Blu-ray should look very good.



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Posted April 28 2011 - 01:19 PM



Originally Posted by JoeBond 



According to The Film Foundation's website it like Once Upon a Time in the West was restored I think a couple years ago and I believe it was screened once but MGM seems to have sit on the new remaster for a while since I believe TCM is the first TV channel to play the movie since that restoration was completed. I fully expect the restoration to be used for the Blu-ray transfer. TCM also showed the new restoration of Once Upon a Time in the West last year too. Here is a link to the Film foundation's website: http://www.film-foun...04&sid=2&ssid=7




Great news. And that's a fascinating site. Thanks for the link. I had heard of them but hadn't seen the site before. Sounds like The Big Country will be a sure buy for me and many others...



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Posted April 28 2011 - 02:10 PM

Thanks I ordered both.  Quigley Down Under is my favorite "modern" western



#11 of 94 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted April 28 2011 - 02:13 PM

Link to order Quigley Down Under


Link to order The Big Country


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Posted April 28 2011 - 02:14 PM

The Big Country really is one of the greats, and a most atypical role for Charlton Heston.



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Posted April 28 2011 - 02:19 PM



Originally Posted by Adam Gregorich 

Thanks I ordered both.  Quigley Down Under is my favorite "modern" western



Really. I've never seen it. Can you say why. Is the Magnum PI guy in it. I'm sorry I'm blanking on his name....Someone tried to get me to go to this 20 years ago, but I had a paper to write and said no...Maybe I should see it now.



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Posted April 28 2011 - 02:20 PM



Originally Posted by MattH. 

The Big Country really is one of the greats, and a most atypical role for Charlton Heston.



It has Peck and Heston. Wow. Who else is in this thing?



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Posted April 28 2011 - 02:21 PM



Originally Posted by Adam Gregorich 

Link to order Quigley Down Under


Link to order The Big Country


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Thanks. Great prices on these. $10 each! What other Westerns are coming out?



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Posted April 28 2011 - 02:24 PM



Originally Posted by benbess 





It has Peck and Heston. Wow. Who else is in this thing?


Carroll Baker, Jean Simmons, Burl Ives (who won the supporting actor Oscar that year), Charles Bickford, Chuck Connors.


And one of the GREAT western scores of all time.




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Posted April 28 2011 - 02:45 PM



Originally Posted by Adam Gregorich 

Thanks I ordered both.  Quigley Down Under is my favorite "modern" western



Um, the film is set in the 1880's. How is that "modern"?


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Posted April 28 2011 - 04:10 PM



Originally Posted by MattH. 

The Big Country really is one of the greats, and a most atypical role for Charlton Heston.






Originally Posted by MattH. 




Carroll Baker, Jean Simmons, Burl Ives (who won the supporting actor Oscar that year), Charles Bickford, Chuck Connors.


And one of the GREAT western scores of all time.





IMHO, The Big Country has THE great western score. And I speak as a western film lover who loves many great western scores. The main title theme is one of the best ever; and Saul Bass' visuals are as great as any he has ever done (Vertigo, Psycho, Spartacus), et al). Several sequences in the film (McKay and Pat being harassed on the road to the ranch; the Major and his men riding out to the Hannesy's while Pat in her frustration rides out on her own, etc) play almost like "music videos". Jerome Moross did not write a lot of film scores; but the few he wrote are gems, and The Big Country is one of the greatest ever.



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Posted April 28 2011 - 04:13 PM

By "modern" western I mean filmed date.  I would consider Silverado, Quigley, Unforgiven, etc modern westerns....ie something made after the death of John Wayne, or after they stopped cranking out westerns......very arbitrary I know.  Posted Image



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Posted April 28 2011 - 04:18 PM




Originally Posted by benbess 


Thanks. Great prices on these. $10 each! What other Westerns are coming out?


The Comancheros (5/17)

The Big Country (5/24)

Quigley Down Under (5/24)

A Man Called Horse (5/31)

Once Upon A Time in the West (5/31)

Rio Lobo (5/31