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One of us should start a Vudu sharing thread.

Im sure there are a few of us in here who wouldn’t mind sharing through that site’s movie share feature.

Would give a chance to watch a few movies that might be considered for purchase before buying them.
 

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Sorry, Tino. Robert is my "go-to" guy for classic film recommendations. He knows what I like.

However, you are free to recommend away while this stuff is still $3.99

Thank You so much
I cannot remember if you already picked up The Shootist during a previous sale. If not, I would really recommend this one. Along with Wayne in a very personal role, you get Lauren Bacall and Ron Howard. It's really a wonderful film.

EDIT: Looks like The Shootist isn't that good of a deal, as it's bundled with High Noon for $19. I do see that True Grit is only $4.99, though, and that would be a good one to pick up.
 

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Anyone care to offer recommendations on Hell is for Heroes with Steve McQueen? I usually enjoy McQueen, but haven't seen this one, and it's part of the $3.99 sale.
 

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Anyone care to offer recommendations on Hell is for Heroes with Steve McQueen? I usually enjoy McQueen, but haven't seen this one, and it's part of the $3.99 sale.
A really gritty film with a great cast of actors and one of McQueen's best acting performances. I just watched it again several weeks ago on iTunes.
 

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Anyone here old enough to remember back in the 1980s when we used to pay $3.99 to rent a VHS movie at the local video store for a single night? We couldn’t even imagine that price giving us lifelong access to our favorite film in a quality that surpasses what you would see in a neighborhood theater.
 

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Oh also, while most sources say that The Naked Jungle was shot in and composed for 1.37:1, I'm seeing lots of headroom and titles restricted to the 1.85:1 section of the screen, which leads me to think this 1954 film may have been composed for widescreen and should mask quite well.
A favorite movie of mine from my childhood. It's a shame I never watched this movie in it's widescreen form.
 

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Hondo seems to get a bit of praise, and IIRC, El Dorado is a loose remake of Rio Bravo (or is it the other way around?), but how can you go wrong with John Wayne *and* Robert Mitchum together? I previewed a bit of El Dorado, and it looks pretty waxy and lacking in grain to me. I seem to remember some criticism of the Blu-ray along these lines. Looks like this is the same source. Anyway, at $4 a pop it's kind of a no-brainer for me.
I don't know, but El Dorado looks fine to me, both on BD and digitally.
 

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I cannot remember if you already picked up The Shootist during a previous sale. If not, I would really recommend this one. Along with Wayne in a very personal role, you get Lauren Bacall and Ron Howard. It's really a wonderful film.

EDIT: Looks like The Shootist isn't that good of a deal, as it's bundled with High Noon for $19. I do see that True Grit is only $4.99, though, and that would be a good one to pick up.
The Shootist has been $4.99 twice since December so if I was you, I would wait for a price drop later this year.
 

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I cannot remember if you already picked up The Shootist during a previous sale. If not, I would really recommend this one. Along with Wayne in a very personal role, you get Lauren Bacall and Ron Howard. It's really a wonderful film.

EDIT: Looks like The Shootist isn't that good of a deal, as it's bundled with High Noon for $19. I do see that True Grit is only $4.99, though, and that would be a good one to pick up.
Have THE SHOOTIST already. Thanks for the recommendation.
 

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If anybody is interested in watching perhaps Paul Newman's best acting performance, I would recommend "Hud".
I've never seen this one. Considering Newman's great performances in such films as Cool Hand Luke and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, this is high praise. Thanks for the recommendation -- I picked up both this and Hell is for Heroes. Paul Newman and Steve McQueen for under $8 -- what a great day!
 

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