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Gordon McMurphy

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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?
 

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.
 

Haggai

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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. :)
 

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
 

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
 

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)
 

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?
 

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
 

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.
 

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)?
 

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 :frowning:

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"
 

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.
 

ArthurMy

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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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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