All Studios - MORE classic Westerns wanted

Jim_K

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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)
 

David Lawrence

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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?
 

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.
 

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.
 

Bruce Morrison

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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.
 

Peter M Fitzgerald

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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.
 

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?
 

Peter Staddon

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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
 

Rob T

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MGM Thank you for the recent Magnificent Seven SE.
Yes, I also enjoyed this title quite a bit as well.
The sequel was pretty good, too, but the video quality was pretty bad.

There's a couple other Magnificent Seven sequels, MGM, and if you released them (even if they're just barebones) I'll be sure to pick them up.
 

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