Great Westerns NOT on DVD?

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  1. Gordon McMurphy

    Gordon McMurphy Producer

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    I love Westerns. Many of the all-time greats are on DVD, but some are not...

    The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
    A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)
    Big Sky, The (1952)
    Broken Arrow (1950)
    Broken Lance (1954)
    Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)
    Comanche Station (1960)
    Day of the Outlaw (1959)
    Devil's Doorway (1950)
    Face to Face (1967)
    The Furies (1950)
    Giù la Testa/Duck, You Sucker: Restored SE (1971)
    The Gunfighter (1950)
    The Hanging Tree (1959)
    Johnny Guitar (1954)
    The Kid from Texas (1950)
    Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)
    The Last Wagon (1956)
    The Light in the Forest (1958)
    Limonádový Joe aneb Konská Opera/Lemonade Joe (1964)
    Little Big Horn (1951)
    Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
    The Lusty Men (1952)
    Man of the West (1958)
    My Name Is Nobody (1974)
    The Naked Spur (1953)
    Per una Bara Piena di Dollari/Coffin Full of Dollars (1971)
    The Rainmaker (1956)
    Rancho Notorious (1952)
    Ride Lonesome (1959)
    Ride the High Country (1962)
    Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
    Stars in My Crown (1950)
    The Tall T (1957)
    Texas Tom (1950)
    El Topo (1970) - COMING IN 2005
    Wagon Master (1950)
    Warlock (1959)
    Westward the Women (1951)
    Wild and Woolly Hare (1959)

    Are any of those on DVD in - anamorphic, if applicable - OAR on any region?

    What others are MIA?
     
  2. Haggai

    Haggai Producer

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    Fort Apache is #1 on my list of great Westerns not yet on DVD.
     
  3. Mark_Wilson

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    These just off the top of my head:

    Giù la Testa/Duck, You Sucker: Restored SE (1971) in R2UK and R3K (not sure if it's the restored version) Under Fist Full of Dynamite

    My Name Is Nobody (1974) in R2UK and R2J - UK disc is 16:9

    El Topo (1970) - R2IT and R2J - the Italian release is the best

    Fort Apache in R2UK

    There are a ton of Spag. Westerns out in R2J. Have a look.
     
  4. Haggai

    Haggai Producer

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    Hmm, didn't know about Fort Apache being available in R2. I've always got plenty of stuff to watch without going all-region, so I can live with waiting for that one. [​IMG]
     
  5. Peter M Fitzgerald

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    Here's some more:

    ADIOS SABATA (1970-Italian, a.k.a. INDIO BLACK) MGM/Sony
    BADLANDERS, THE (1958) MGM/Sony
    BANDIDO (1956) MGM/Sony
    BIG GUNDOWN, THE (1966-Italian) Columbia
    BLOOD ON THE MOON (1948) Warner
    BUFFALO BILL (1944) Fox
    CHARGE AT FEATHER RIVER (1953) Warner
    COLORADO TERRITORY (1949) Warner
    DEATH RIDES A HORSE (1967, widescreen version) MGM/Sony
    DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK (1939) Fox
    ESCAPE FROM FORT BRAVO (1953) Warner
    FIRST TEXAN, THE (1956) Warner
    HELL'S HEROES (1930) Warner
    HILLS RUN RED, THE (1966-Italian) MGM/Sony
    LAW AND JAKE WADE, THE (1958) Warner
    LUST FOR GOLD (1949) Columbia
    MERCENARY, THE (1968-Italian, a.k.a. A PROFESSIONAL GUN) MGM/Sony
    MONTE WALSH (1970) Paramount
    NAVAJO JOE (1966-Italian) MGM/Sony
    RACHEL AND THE STRANGER (1948) Warner
    RAMROD (1947) Republic/Artisan/Lion's Gate/Paramount
    RAWHIDE (1951) Fox
    RETURN OF SABATA (1971-Italian) MGM/Sony
    ROUGHSHOD (1949) Warner
    SABATA (1969-Italian) MGM/Sony
    SCALPHUNTERS, THE (1968) MGM/Sony
    SHEEPMAN, THE (1958) Warner
    STATION WEST (1948) Warner
    TEXAS (1941) Columbia
    THREE GODFATHERS (1936) Warner
    WAR PAINT (1953) MGM/Sony
    WELLS FARGO (1937) Universal
     
  6. Brook K

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    Sam Fuller's Forty Guns
    Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

    Here's a 2nd for Johnny Guitar and Fort Apache
     
  7. AlexHL

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    Forty Guns was recently released in the UK. Beautiful anamorphic transfer as well.

    I third Johnny Guitar, and the Peckinpah westerns (Pat Garrett, Cable Hogue, High Country)
     
  8. Ernest Rister

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    Is Hawmps on DVD? [​IMG]
     
  9. Ken_McAlinden

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    The four I want the most:

    Fort Apache
    The Naked Spur
    Ride the High Country
    The Gunfighter
     
  10. Gordon McMurphy

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    I have the R2 of Fist Full of Dynamite. Very good transfer. But the original flashback ending is missing (why?) and it really needs a special edition like Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West. The Korean edition has the original ending. The fact is, there is NO R1 edition and that is a shame.

    My Name Is Nobody R2? Wow, how did that one slip under my radar? I now have it ordered. Great Western.

    How is the R2 of Fort Apache?
     
  11. Matt_H

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    Pat Garret is coming isn't it?
    I've been taking a Peckinpah course in college lately so I at least have gotten to watch Wide-screen versions of Major Dundee and Ride the High Country(my teacher had the laserdiscs) but 'Country was evidently framed wrong even in the laserdisc version so I'd love to see these on dvd.
    I'd welcome Johnny guitar too after hearing about it from the docs on Once Upon A Time the West DVD
     
  12. Mark_Wilson

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    Fort Apache looks good for its age.

    Drums Along the Mohawk is out in R2UK also, cheap too.

    The El Topo dvds are not bootlegs, why does that myth persist? The R2J disc could be an LD transfer, its a little rough. The Italian DVD looks better.
     
  13. Joe Karlosi

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    Don't know if it's considered great, but where's THE LAST HARD MEN (1976 - featuring Charlton Heston and James Coburn)?
     
  14. Opi

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    I Will Fight No More Forever (1975) (TV)

    This is one of the most powerful Western I've ever seen. Even it's a TV Western, you'll never recognize that fact.
    It's a shame that this masterpiece is still missing [​IMG]

    www.imdb.com/title//tt0073138/
    Quote from IMDB
    "Summary: Extraordinary TV movie is powerful in its understatement.

    Like its hero, Chief Joseph of the Nez Pierce, this movie uses understatement to incredible effect. Ned Romero is brilliant as Chief Joseph, under who attempted to take his tribe to Canada. James Whitmore is marvelous as the Army officer, with an unusually progressive outlook, but powerless to assist Chief Joseph.

    The photography is exceptional, and the score is hauntingly beautiful. See it if you can"
     
  15. ArthurMy

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    Country, Pat Garrett, and the other Peckinpahs are all coming from Warners in a big box set mid-next year.
     
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    "Forty Guns was recently released in the UK. Beautiful anamorphic transfer as well."

    I just checked amazon.uk and the one review of the DVD says it's pan-and-scan. Please explain.
     
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    That 'reviewer' has looked at the packaging (which is wrong) and made a judgement. He's wrong. It is anamorphic widescreen.
     
  18. GeorgePaul

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    Opi, I definitely second your recommendation of I Will Fight No More Forever. Ned Romero brought Chief Joseph to life for me, and his portrayal remains my favorite performance of a Native American. Sam Elliott and James Whitmore are excellent in supporting roles too.

    On a side note, I am SO grateful to see The Windwalker finally getting a SE DVD release. For years I feared this would be one of those forgotten but wonderful small films. Amazon.com now regards this as "essential viewing for anyone interested in Native American cultural history...a decade ahead of Dances with Wolves in bringing real, vibrant Indian folklore to a mainstream audience, earning a respectable $18 million at the box office." What a powerful, deeply spiritual film.

    I am still waiting for a decent DVD of When the Legends Die (1972), though. I loved this story as an eighth-grader, and the performances of Frederic Forrest and Richard Widmark made the film quite engaging.
     
  19. Jim_K

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    I'm too tired to make a list of missing Westerns. Been there, done that.

    I'll just say that my most wanted would be the Peckinpah, Leone & Anthony Mann Westerns that haven't been released. Wouldn't mind seeing some Boetticher films or for that matter the remaining Ford films or more Delmer Daves, yadda, yadda, yadda.
     
  20. Jeff Adkins

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    I'll second Tall T.
     

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