Classic American Westerns - Now Available @ Amazon's French Site

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  1. Dave B Ferris

    Dave B Ferris Screenwriter

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    Anthony Mann's "Man of the West' and Samuel Fuller's "40
    Guns" are now available.




    As I recall, Peter Fitzgerald once asked Warner during a
    chat about Mann's film, but the response was lukewarm
    at best, and several years have since passed without
    a hint of a U.S. release. Thus, for me, I thought
    the purchase of French release was justified.
     
  2. John Hodson

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    I understand the transfer of Man of the West is not anamorphic; in the UK Optimum are set to release 40 Guns, Young Mr Lincoln & Drums Along The Mohawk

    Incidentally in France, you'll also find a special edition of Howard Hawks Big Sky and, if you're into classic films, a whole slew of classic movies; The Lost Patrol, The Informer, Mary Queen of Scots, etc., etc. do a search at www.amazon.fr for Éditions Montparnasse.
     
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    Mary Queen of Scots? I can't seem to find it at Amazon. Is it out in France?
     
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    "...Is it out in France?"
    ...indeed it is, under its alternate title Mary Of Scotland...

    ...FYI: the 2-disc SE of "The Big Sky" includes the "short" version (120 minutes, without French subs) and the "long" version (136 minutes, with French subs)...

    . . . [​IMG] . . .
     
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    It's also out in Spain under the title "MARIA ESTUARDO"
     
  6. Ken Koc

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    Ohh ok, I thought it was "Mary Queen of Scots" with Vanessa Redgrave, Glenda Jackson and Timothy Dalton.
    Well I hope someday that will be released on DVD.
     
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    Sorry Ken, my error! I did mean Mary of Scotland.
     
  8. Miguel M Santos

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    Does anyone know anything about the French (or German) edition of FORTY GUNS?

    Thank you.
     
  9. David Com

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    Just received the French editions of both "Forty Guns" and "Man Of The West."

    "Forty Guns" is widescreen 16X9 anamorphic.

    "Man Of The West" is non-anamorphic letterbox.

    Bothe are nice to have, since they aren't available here in region 1.
     
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    Got the UK edition of "Forty Guns" yesterday. Haven't seen it yet but although the cover says it is 4:3 it has actually the correct cinemascope ratio. Haven't test it to see if it's anamorphic though... my TV is rather small so I usually don't bother.

    I guess Elia Kazan's "Wild River" (not a western, I know) might have the correct ratio as well - if anyone got this one, can they confirm please?
     
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    Yes, please, are these Optimum titles LBX? Not so concerned w/ 16:9 if Wild River is correct aspect ratio . . .
     

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