High Plains Drifter ?

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  1. BrettB

    BrettB Producer

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    Is the current DVD for this is a bare-bones flipper with the widescreen being non-anamorphic? If so, the prices I've seen seem a little steep. Does anyone have any info or heard anything regarding a new release?
     
  2. Randy A Salas

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    The disc is not a flipper. The R1 release is non-anamorphic widescreen, but the R2 is anamorphic. R1 extras are just a trailer and some production notes and cast info. If this were a Warner title, it likely would be up for a re-do as part of that studio's Clint Eastwood Collection. But since it belongs to Universal, there's no telling.
     
  3. Bjorn Olav Nyberg

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    Wasn't there just a thread saying that Universal would dedicate most of next year to catalog releases though?
    Admittedly that does not have to mean re-releases, but in this case I certainly hope so [​IMG]
     
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    Any updates as to a re-release on this? I've searched the web and found nothing other then the original DVD release.
     
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    avoid the Region 1 disc....the current one is a massive joke

    full of debris in the print........I actually took this back to A&B sound as defective because of this and they took it back
     
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    Bought my copy used at Coconuts/FYE/Strawberries for $7.
    Didn't watch it yet but I'm sure it's worth at least that much.
     
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    The transfer is horrible on this one, pretty much unwatchable on my projector.
     
  8. Haden

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    Bumping this old thread again to see if there's been any talk of a new release or special edition of this classic? I've avoided the barebones release for years in hope of a better version.
     
  9. Jeff Reis

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    Am I mistaken or is High Plains Drifter not a new transfer in that 3-movie Eastwood pack that Universal released maybe last year (with Joe Kidd and Sister Sara)? I recall the packaging saying it was anamorphic.
     
  10. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Cinematographer

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    It's in anamorphic in an Eastwood box set put out by Universal with good transfers of JOE KIDD and TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA. I got the box for $10 at Best Buy on sale last year.
     
  11. Robert Crawford

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    Yes, you are correct. That 3-movie pack came out several months ago.
     
  12. Haden

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    But no individual re-release of that new transfer eh? [​IMG]
     
  13. Travis Brashear

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    For $10-$13 for the CLINT EASTWOOD: WESTERN ICON COLLECTION, does it need to be? Just consider JOE KIDD and TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA bonus features...
     

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