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  1. Jack P

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Major Dundee -- in Blu-ray

    It's been fascinating for me to get caught up on the saga of how this film that has intrigued me so much because of its lost potential, is getting revisited again. This is an interesting Glenn Erickson article on the German Blu-Ray which put the original score back on the extended cut (and...
  2. Jack P

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Major Dundee -- in Blu-ray

    Didn't know about this German release until now. Nice to know that they knew how to do the Blu-Ray release right as opposed to how TT totally dropped the ball when it came to the preview cut. If only I had the player that could accommodate it (though maybe Dundee will one day get a...
  3. Jack P

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Major Dundee -- in Blu-ray

    To me, the best compromise for the Blu-Ray would have been to give us *all* versions of the film, and that means letting us see the preview cut (I am not going to refer to it as the extended cut because I think there is a misleading impression that this new footage was found and put back into...
  4. Jack P

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Major Dundee -- in Blu-ray

    But what people *can't* do on Blu-Ray which they could do on DVD is watch the original preview cut (which is what the long version is) with its original score. That is the one point that unfortunately Mr. Crisp never could understand and its why having used the Blu-Ray only to rip the...
  5. Jack P

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Major Dundee -- in Blu-ray

    There's a lot I like about the film. I simply don't hold to the notion that the film's flaws are due to the fact that Sam Peckinpah was done wrong. Now the question I have for you, is why do you post in two threads about a film you've said you never even saw?
  6. Jack P

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Major Dundee -- in Blu-ray

    I'm not sure I get why Peckinpah should be let off the hook for the fact that he didn't write a final act of the script that is logically coherent. It seems to me that he could have found a lot more time to write a better end of the script if he'd followed Heston's advice and chosen locations...
  7. Jack P

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Major Dundee -- in Blu-ray

    Whether that matters or not is a purely subjective take for the individual but the information should be made available if we're going to evalute fairly this movie's production history and make assertions about how "unprofessional" the studio was to advance one perspective on the production...
  8. Jack P

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Major Dundee -- in Blu-ray

    We're leaving out the matter of Peckinpah's lack of professionalism during the shoot which is ably documented in Heston's journal and his autobiography, and since Heston is the one who went to the mat for Peckinpah to keep him from getting fired, it utimately advances the reason for why the...
  9. Jack P

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Major Dundee -- in Blu-ray

    Well this is where we differ beyond the music, because frankly I wish Peckinpah had dialed back this obsession with making Dundee more flawed then he needed to be depicted. The things he added to further skew the film in this direction, the whole pointlessness of Senta Berger, the...
  10. Jack P

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Major Dundee -- in Blu-ray

    That's an answer, but it is not necessarily an acceptable answer to those of us who prefer the option of the DVD that let's us in effect see the movie in its final preview version (which this extended cut is) with the score that version had in 1965. I obtained the Blu-Ray (at no cost to...