Sam Peckinpah- Movies

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  1. Bob Graham

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    There have been rumors of a Peckinpah boxset that could include BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE and PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID later this year. A good question for the upcoming Warner chat.

    Anchor Bay has a two-dsic special edition of OSTERMAN WEEKEND (featuring Peckinpah's original cut). MGM will have a new JUNIOR BONNER with commentairies form Peckinpah scholars (David Weddle, Garner Simmons, Paul Seydor).

    If you are a Peckinpah fan, get a region free player because there's a lot of great stuff available now: anamorphic WILD BUNCH (R4, still a flipper, though); anamorphic CROSS OF IRON (R2, also with a greatly improved picture than the R1 release), STRAW DOGS Special Edition (R2, with many extras not on the Criterion release), BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA (R2 Japan), uncut anamorphic, properly framed CONVOY (R2, Germany).
     
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    I didn't know that Junior Bonner would have a commentary; great news! It will feature an anamorphic transfer won't it?

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    Not according to the specifications listed on different on-line retailer sites. However, that information could be wrong, but we are talking about MGM who has been inconsistent on releasing dvds in OAR.




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    That's what concerns me; if it is non-anamorphic, I'm afraid I will pass.

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    I am not a completist, and therefore do not collect films, even from my favorite directors, which left me cold when I saw them in a theater. OSTERMAN WEEKEND, BRING ME THE HEAD, KILLER ELITE are Peckinpaw movies that did nothing for me. But I am anxious to get CROSS OF IRON in widescreen, and can't wait for Warner Bros to release WILD BUNCH in a special edition. RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY and BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE are two others I really want on DVD.
     
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    In case anyone's interested in importing this title, Convoy is now available throughout R2 in proper configuration, so there's no need to import only a German version if you can get a better price elsewhere. I have the Scandinavian release which differs from the German version in only the selection of optional subtitles that are offered. Paid €5 for the disc.
     
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    Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid is LONG overdue...
     
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    I'm hoping for a Warner 2-disc SE of The Wild Bunch. I'm sure they'll get to it eventually. I've been tempted to buy the current DVD, but I know that there will be a better one eventually.
     
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    Although I would like a special edition of The Wild Bunch, I'm always preferring the studios to concentrate on the films that aren't available at all yet on DVD.

    So my wish list includes Ride the High Country (1962), indeed, as well as Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973) and The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970).

    BTW, for some reason I never saw Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo García (1974) and I wonder how good that film really is.


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    I highly doubt it. So far, none of the MGM re-issues of Anchor Bay licensed ABC films have received new anamorphic transfers.
     
  11. John Hodson

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    Ah no! Confirmed here, Junior Bonner will be non-anamorphic; they spring for a commentary, but fail to give us a decent presentation? [​IMG]

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    Wow, "The Killer Elite" did nothing for you? I thought it was damned good. Let's not forget that the original Steve McQueen/Ali McGraw version of "The Getaway" is also a Pekinpah classic.
     
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    I only have the Wild Bunch Director's Cut laserdisc,in AC-3 Dolby Digital widescreen - my precious[​IMG]
     
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    Electra Glide in Blue is also non-anamorphic.
     
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    The wild bunch (director's cut) definitely deserves a 2-disc SE "à la" Unforgiven with a brand new anamorphic transfer on a dual layer disc.

    And I'm with you on Ride the high country, The ballad of Cable Hogue and Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (director's cut).
    I assume they're all Warner titles, aren't they ? I do like this boxset idea ! [​IMG]
     
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    I'm really hope that this is a great year for Peckinpah fans. There is reason to believe it may be, what with all the rumours flying around, but I guess we'll just have to wait.

    He is one of the greatest American filmmakers of all time, but there has been a few lacklustre DVD editions of his films and some not released at all so far...
     
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    I just confirmed this in the Warner chat:
    Another [​IMG] for WBHV! [​IMG]
     

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