"The Edge" and other movies set in the Wilderness

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  1. Beau

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    Was going to buy a DVD or two tomorrow, and was going to pick up The Edge. I think I remember reading it wasn't anamorphic. I don't have a widescreen tv, but is it at least a good transfer for a non-anamorphic? Also, anyone know if there's any other good action movies set in forest/wilderness areas worth checking out? Thanks!
     
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    THE EDGE is OK considering its age, but it definitly needs a new transfer. For a non anamorphic transfer, its about as good as can be expected. The audio, on the other hand, is very good. If you like that movie, I reccomend THE RIVER WILD, THE BEAR, WHITE WATER SUMMER, SHOOT TO KILL, and CLIFFHANGER.
     
  3. Gordon McMurphy

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    Deliverance (1972, John Boorman) and Southern Comfort (1980, Walter Hill) are the two films that spring immediately to mind and both are on DVD, although a 2-Disc remaster of the former would be great.
     
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    And I wouldn't mind SE treatment for the latter too. Jeremiah Johnson is also pretty good.

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    So many films, so little time...
     
  5. Shaughan

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    Death Hunt is not bad either...
     
  6. Ernest Rister

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    Never Cry Wolf is a personal favorite (and a film that has become incredibly timely, what with the debate over drilling in the Alaskan Nature and Wildlife Refuge).

    Other than the excellent reccomendations made by others above, see also:

    Peter Weir's Walkabout
    Robert Zemeckis' Cast Away
    John Sayles' Limbo
    David Breashears, Stephen Judson, & Greg MacGillivray's Everest
     
  7. Paul_Scott

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    i love Walkabout. i'll have to pull that out again and watch it soon.
    somewhat in a similar vein Rabbit Proof Fence

    i would enthusiastically recommend Shoot To Kill.

    also i supposeFirst Blood.

    a big favorite of mine is the awful monster movie Prophecy which takes place in the woods of Maine.
     
  8. Ernest Rister

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    Well, if we're going to allow monster movies, then I've got about five X-Files episodes to suggest. [​IMG]
     
  9. Jefferson Morris

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    Quick point of clarification: Nicholas Roeg directed Walkabout, not Peter Weir.

    --Jefferson Morris
     
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    How about the underrated cannibalistic western/horror/comedy Ravenous, directed by Antonia Bird and starring Guy Pierce, Robert Carlisle, Jefferey Jones, Jeremy Davies, and a pot smoking David Arquette??[​IMG]

    Destined to become, if it already isn't, a cult classic.
     
  11. Beau

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    Woah, lots of movies. Thanks for all the recomendations, I'll be looking a lot of these up on IMDb for further info. Thanks!
     
  12. Brian Thibodeau

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    Does the jungle count as wilderness? If so, then PREDATOR comes to mind. [​IMG]
     
  13. Alex S

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    Love The Edge.

    It's the type of movie you could watch over and over and never get sick of.

    Great scenery and score.
     
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    How about "Quest for fire" ? This one should take you back to the beginning of mankind's wilderness exploration ....
     
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    Are you talking about Elle Macpherson?

    Second the nomination for Deliverance.
     
  16. Jason Harbaugh

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    Same here. I really hope they come out with a new transfer or special edition.
     
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    Last of the Mohicans...
     
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    Another vote for Deliverance and The Edge.
     

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