Released dvds of John Wayne/Batjac films including Track of the Cat

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  1. Bradley-E

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    DVD EMPIRE now has for pre-order the following JOHN WAYNE owned (not starring) films. The trailers are on the HIGH AND THE MIGHTY DVD.

    MAN IN THE VAULT
    PLUNDER OF THE SUN
    RING OF FEAR
    SEVEN MEN FROM NOW
    TRACK OF THE CAT

    Street Date: 12/20 Artwork is posted for each.

    Other Paramount Catalgue titles for December:

    12/13:

    THE FIVE PENNIES
    GALLIPOLI:SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION
     
  2. John Hodson

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    As posted here, The Bits is reporting 'Plunder', 'Track' and Seven Men From Now as full SEs; the Scott/Boetticher roll starts here?
     
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    Yes, "Track of the Cat" is one film many of us have been waiting for a long time. It's not for everyone's liking, but it's been a favorite of mine.






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    Awesome!!

    I hope the original stereo tracks for the CinemaScope titles have survived...
     
  5. Joe Caps

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    Track of the Cat is also a favorite of mine - I still don't quite know what it's about but it's a fun weird film. Both it and Ring of Fear will have thier stereo tracks.
     
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    That's an excellent way in describing this film.[​IMG]






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  7. ChrisPearson

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    Track of the Cat is a film I've long wanted to see after reading an interview with William Wellman in which he discussed it. His aim was to make a colour film with very little colour in it. Plus it stars Robert Mitchum and Teresa Wright [​IMG] .

    The Five Pennies is a welcome additon to the woefully small number of Danny Kaye films currently available on DVD.
     
  8. John Hodson

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    From 'Jackal' at The DVD Forums:


    Sounds fantastic!
     
  9. Mario Gauci

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    This is simply unbelievable!!! Why can't all worthy catalogue releases be treated on DVD like these Batjac titles???

    While I've yet to pick up any of them myself - since I've had to cut down on my reckless DVD purchasing this year[​IMG] - I'll be getting them all eventually even if, initially, I was only interested in HONDO (1953), THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY (1954), TRACK OF THE CAT (1954; the only one I'm familiar with from previous viewings) and SEVEN MEN FROM NOW (1956).

    But, at that ridiculously low price and with that bounty of promising supplements, how can one seriously say no to ISLAND IN THE SKY (1953), PLUNDER OF THE SUN (1953) and McLINTOCK (1963)?

    I check out the DVD Times website daily but I hadn't yet stumbled on this information so, as usual, thank you John for bringing it to our attention.
     
  10. Dave B Ferris

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    I agree with John; I hope all of the Boetticher/Scott
    films are released on DVD.

    By the way, evidently as a tie-in to the 12/20
    release date, TCM (in the U.S.) will be
    debuting an original 90-minute
    documentary about Budd
    Boetticher on 12/21.

    I'll be sure to program my TIVO accordingly.
     
  11. Bradley-E

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    Looks like all except SEVEN MEN FROM NOW have been removed from Dec 20th released date. DVD EMPIRE has no date set while DVD PLANET has no listings at all.
     
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    Noticed that too..Amazon did the old 2010 release date trick for "Plunder of the Sun"..Damn!! what's going on? I have already had that done to my pre-orders of the David Lean titles and a Matter of Life or Death.
     
  13. John Hodson

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    Noooooooooooooooo! [​IMG]
     
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    The studio's own dates have been changed to TBA. Looks like they've been delayed.
     
  15. Brent Avery

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    Another release due on Dec.20 that I was unaware of. It is being presented as a Collector's Edition by Paramount so it has a few interesting extras included. Randolph Scott appears in the starring role along with Lee Marvin, Walter Reed, John Larch,and others and was a production of John Wayne's Batjac Company. My understanding is that this Western has never been released on video. It sounds pretty good from what I have read so far. Anyone know the OAR? I,m refering to the film 7 Men From Now - I started a new post but it ended up here - just as well.
     
  16. Brent Avery

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    Just wondering, Paramount also had Plunder In The Sun, Ring Of Fear, Man In The Vault, And Track Of The Cat as releases on Dec.20 - where did they go? More legal issues etc? I was looking forward to seeing their debut. Amazon lists a release date of Jan. 2010 - in other words, video limbo. Rats.
     
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    I don't think it was Cinemascope so it was probably filmed in the 1.85:1 ratio.






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  18. Scott Kimball

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    I can't see why there would be any legal issues with these, since Paramount has distribution rights to the Batjac catalog. I suspect these were pushed back for marketing reasons, etc. Right now, paramount lists them as "TBA" - I would think they'd arrive sometime in 1Q 2006.

    -Scott
     
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    RING OF FEAR is being shown on TCM on 1/5. Since Paramount is pulling back on their classics catalog (see seperate thread), I would hope that Batjac has a tight contractual agreement with Paramount that doesn't endanger their dvd release.
     
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    a shame as I was really interested in these
     

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