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MGM's March releases - "Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia" & more.

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Jay E, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. Jay E

    Jay E Cinematographer

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    March 8th will bring the following catalog titles from MGM for $14.95 retail:

    Dead End(1937)
    Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
    Crossplot
    Electra Glide in Blue
    Krakatoa: East of Java
    Stella Dallas
    (1937)
    We Live Again (1934)
     
  2. Robert Crawford

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    Jay,
    Can you please supply a link or at least the source of the release dates you post here? Example being DVD Planet.







    Crawdaddy
     
  3. Bradley-E

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    DVD EMPIRE. They also list ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE from MGM on 3/22.
     
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    I'll only believe Electra Glide in Blue is on R1 DVD when it's in my hands.

    No update yet from MGM

    Here's hoping.
     
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    I am absolutely interested in Bring me the
     
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    Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia will probably be the same as this release which came out in January. I would imagine it is the same anamorphic transfer, which looks quite good.

    Jeff
     
  8. Jay E

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    I've updated my initial post adding:

    Crossplot
    Electra Glide in Blue
    Krakatoa: East of Java
     
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    Great news! BMTHOAG & DE are mine. Might pick up EGIB too...
     
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    Before they went down, I'm sure davisdvd.com carried a news item about most of these releases and listed Krakatoa: East of Java as having a non-anamorphic transfer.

    Ah, found it, in Google's cache:

    Just announced from MGM Home Entertainment are a batch of new catalog titles due on March 22nd. Look for the Peckinpah classic Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, Crack House, Crossplot, Robert Blake in Electra Glide in Blue, Eye of the Tiger, Chuck Norris's Firewalker and Krakatoa East of Java. All come with anamorphic transfers (except Crossplot and Krakatoa which are letterbox) and trailers. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia also includes an audio commentary with Peckinpah scholars Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle (with Moderator Nick Redman), while Electra Glide in Blue has both an introduction and commentary with director James Guercio. Retail is $14.95 apiece
     
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    Is it MGM or Warner who are going to be releasing a Peckinpah box? I bought the MGM version of Straw Dogs recently, and was considering getting Junior Bonner, and now Alfred Garcia is out. Are they going to reissue these in a box?

    Electric Glide In Blue looks very interesting, I will possibly end up getting it, because I seem to be on a roll of getting everything that Conrad Hall shot :)
     
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    Warner is releasing the Peckinpah box, so i doubt that the MGM dvds would be in there.
     
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    It's not MGM's, but I sure would like to see Abraham Polonsky's Tell Them Willie Boy is Here, shot by EGiB's Conrad Hall and starring Robert Blake (also of EGiB). It's a scope Western and makes a nice companion piece with Electra Glide in Blue. Blake was on his way to being quite a counterculture hero with film roles like these, before he took on TV's Baretta.

    Interested to see Guercio's intro--he was said to be in over his head on this film, with Hall and Blake performing many directorial chores. Guercio was the producer for supergroup Chicago, hence the appearance of several band members in acting roles in the film.

    BTW, neglected to mention that WILLIE BOY is a Universal release.
     
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    Tell Them Willie Boy is Here sounds like another very interesting film... in fact I would be more interested in seeing that than EGIB!

    I'm a huge fan of Force of Evil, and to a lesser extent Body & Soul. I would love to see what Polonsky did with a western.

    The trouble with watching movies is you quickly realise how few you have seen, and how many more interesting films are out there that you don't even know about :)
     
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    Wheeeeeeeeen are they going to release Raise the Red Lantern? Waaaaaaaah!
     
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    Great - I'll be picking up Alfredo Garcia & Dead End (which is a surprise as I thought DE was owned by Warner)
     
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    FYI: Dead End is a Goldwyn title & MGM owns the Goldwyn studio library.
     
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    Anyone know what the aspect ratio is?
     

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