All Studios - MORE classic Westerns wanted

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  1. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    First I'd like to give out a thank you to the Studios that have released to DVD some of their classic Western titles.
    There are some truly great Western films currently on DVD at this time. However there are many more Classic Western films that are just as deserving of a DVD release.
    Warner Thanks for the upcoming She Wore A Yellow Ribbon & McCabe & Mrs. Miller. I hope more are forthcoming. Please consider the following titles for the future:
    The NAKED SPUR (1953)
    PAT GARRETT & BILLY THE KID (1973)
    BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE (1970)
    HONDO (1953)
    MGM Thank you for the recent Magnificent Seven SE. Please consider the following for the future.
    MAN OF THE WEST (1958) In last years chat you indicated this was on schedule. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
    RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY (1962)
    Paramount, Columbia, Universal & Fox. Please consider the following titles for future release.
    Paramount
    ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (1969) Hopefully on track for the near future.
    GUNFIGHT AT THE OK CORRAL (1957) Ditto
    HUD (1963)
    Columbia
    The TALL T (1957)
    SEVEN MEN FROM NOW (1956)
    JUBAL (1956)
    Universal
    WINCHESTER '73 (1951)
    FAR COUNTRY (1954)
    BEND OF THE RIVER (1952)
    LONELY ARE THE BRAVE (1962)
    Fox
    My Darling Clementine (1946)
    Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
    Broken Arrow (1950)
    Comancheros (1961)
    Broken Lance (1954)
     
  2. David Lawrence

    David Lawrence Stunt Coordinator

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    I'd absolutely buy every one of the above titles, plus many more classic westerns if they ever received a DVD release; is it just me or does this genre seem to be the least represented when it comes to DVD releases?
    Jim's excellent list above covers many of the classics, but there are certainly some more I'd like to see released. I don't have time to provide a list at the moment, so I'll just add one more title that immediately springs to mind: John Ford's classic Cheyenne Autumn, which I believe belongs to Warner.
    Oh, and how about a re-release of The Wild Bunch while we're on the subject, please? [​IMG]
     
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  4. Doug Bull

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    It would be great if Warners could give us a newly remastered Anamorphic special edition of "HOW THE WEST WAS WON"
    with it's original 6 track Stereo soundtrack remixed, the current 2 track stereo is a disgrace.

    Add to the list,
    "NEVADA SMITH" ( delayed by Paramount because of print problems, I believe)

    2 beautiful Paramount early Technicolor features,
    "TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINE" ( Henry Fonda)
    "SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS" ( John Wayne )
    both of these were shown on TV here recently and looked as if they had recently undergone restoration, as they both looked stunning.
    Other Paramount Westerns,
    "WATERHOLE NO 3"
    "THE FURIES"
    "ONE-EYED JACKS"
    "THE JAYHAWKERS"
    "PARDNERS" ( Martin and Lewis)
    "RUN FOR COVER"
    "PONY EXPRESS"
    "UNION PACIFIC"
    "UNCONQUERED"
    "NORTHWEST MOUNTED POLICE"

    Fox Westerns,
    "GARDEN OF EVIL"
    "THE TALL MEN"
    "YELLOW SKY"
    "JESSE JAMES"
    "BELLE STARR"
    "WESTERN UNION"
    "DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK"

    Columbia Westerns,
    "THE VIOLENT MEN"
    "MAJOR DUNDEE"
    "7TH CAVALRY"
    "THE MAN FROM COLORADO"

    Universal Westerns,
    "THE RARE BREED"
    "LONELY ARE THE BRAVE"
    "NIGHT PASSAGE"
    "MAN WITHOUT A STAR"
    and any of the colorful Audie Murphy Westerns.

    There are lot's of Westerns from MGM, RKO and WARNERS, but it's a waste of time listing them, as Warners who now own the rights, are not very interested in releasing old films, let alone Westerns.
     
  5. Patrick McCart

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    I'd like to see Fox release a DVD for The Big Trail.

    Fox Movie Channel aired today the 65mm 2.13:1 version (which has excellent picture...but quite a bit of scratches and lines.) A DVD with the 1.33:1 and 2.13:1 versions (anamorphic transfer for the 2.13:1 version) would be neat.

    Cheyanne Autumn is being restored in 65mm for 2003 release by WB. WB recently made a brand new restored Technicolor Cinerama print of How The West Was Won (3 separate strips of 35mm print...a triple print).

    If WB would make an anamorphic "smilebox" (digitally curve the 3-panel image to correct Cinerama dimensions for TV) of HTWWW and include a 5.1 track made from the 7 track soundtrack, that would be neat.
     
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    Ride The High Country was originally an MGM production, but the DVD rights are now owned by Warner, since the film dates from earlier than 1985.
     
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    off the top of my head, I'd like to see the following westerns (and quasi-westerns) on DVD:
    Anchor Bay (or Buena Vista):
    A MINUTE TO PRAY...A SECOND TO DIE
    Artisan:
    FOUR FACES WEST (1948)
    ANGEL & THE BADMAN (a pristine edition)
    Columbia:
    RIDE LONESOME
    THE TALL T
    TEXAS
    JUBAL
    THE BIG GUNDOWN
    EDGE OF ETERNITY
    Fox:
    YELLOW SKY
    RAWHIDE
    THE GUNFIGHTER
    THE OX-BOW INCIDENT
    MY DARLING CLEMENTINE
    BUFFALO BILL (1944)
    THE BEAUTIFUL BLONDE FROM BASHFUL BEND
    FORTY GUNS
    INFERNO (1953)
    DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK
    MGM:
    THE WESTERNER
    MAN OF THE WEST
    DAY OF THE OUTLAW
    THE BADLANDERS
    THE SCALPHUNTERS
    DUCK YOU SUCKER (aka A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE)
    DEATH RIDES A HORSE (widescreen edition)
    SABATA
    RETURN OF SABATA
    ADIOS SABATA
    THE MERCENARY
    VIVA MARIA!
    Paramount:
    LAST TRAIN FROM GUN HILL
    THE FURIES
    Universal:
    DESTRY RIDES AGAIN
    WELLS FARGO
    TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA
    WINCHESTER '73
    BEND OF THE RIVER
    THE FAR COUNTRY
    Warner:
    RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY
    COLORADO TERRITORY
    SEVEN MEN FROM NOW
    WILD BUNCH (non-flipper re-issue)
    THE NAKED SPUR
    FORT APACHE
    THREE GODFATHERS (both the 1936 & 1948 versions)
    HELL'S HEROES
    WAGONMASTER
    WESTWARD THE WOMEN
    RACHEL & THE STRANGER
    THE LAW & JAKE WADE
    BLOOD ON THE MOON
    STARS IN MY CROWN
    RANCHO NOTORIOUS
    THE VALLEY OF GWANGI
    A BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK
    THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE
    THE SHEEPMAN
    --I'm not sure if this currently belongs to Warner or Paramount, but it's a top western that needs to be on DVD:
    MONTE WALSH
    Lastly, a round of thanks to~~
    * Anchor Bay, for your line of spaghetti westerns.
    * Columbia, for 3:10 TO YUMA and BITE THE BULLET.
    * Paramount, for PAINT YOUR WAGON, the upcoming WILL PENNY, and (eventually) ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST.
    * Warner, for SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON.
     
  8. Matthew Kiernan

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    I believe Fox own MONTE WALSH. They put out the last video version of it.

    Any and all westerns, be they classic Hollywood westerns or Eurowesterns, are welcome. But if I have to choose, I really, really want the Budd Boetticher/Randolph Scott westerns (THE TALL T, RIDE LONESOME, SEVEN MEN FROM NOW, COMMANCHE STATION, DECISION AT SUNDOWN).

    And does anyone here know when Wild East's DAY OF ANGER will be available?
     
  9. Peter Staddon

    Peter Staddon Stunt Coordinator

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    Some of the Fox titles mentioned will be released before the end of the year, and several others will be released during hte first part of 2003.

    Thanks for your interest,

    Peter Staddon
     
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    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Thats great news. [​IMG]
    Thanks for the reply Peter. Consider 'em sold. [​IMG]
     
  11. Doug Bull

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    Peter,
    You are a Legend.

    Long may you and 20th Century Fox reign.

    Thanks, Doug Bull
    (Now where's my Stetson?)
     
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    Good news! There are a number of older FOX westerns that I really want.[​IMG]
     
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