The Electric Horseman/Midnight Run...former Image Titles...

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  1. Tim Glover

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    The Electric Horseman was just re-released by Universal Studios on May 6. I'm assuming this is now an anamorphic widescreen release? I could find no reviews anywhere.

    Also, Midnight Run is set for a June 3 release. I have the original Image title of that one too.

    Anyone have these newer versions? Improved picture?

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
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    I thought the first dvd release was already anamorphic?
     
  3. Tim Glover

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    I don't think it was Robert. But my luck it was! Of course I sold my copy reading somewhere that a newer transfer was set for release. I still have MRun and will check it out to see if it's anamorphic.
     
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    the new version of Electric Horseman may be anamorphic, but the Willie nelson music has been removed. no sale.
     
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    the beginning credits should have "My Heroes Have always been Cowboys," the scene after Redford drunkenly falls off his horse should have "Mama Dont Let your babies grow up to be cowboys," & the scene where redford rides Rising Star on the vegas strip should have "Midnight Rider" as the background music. have i forgotten anything?
     
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    James, all the Willie Nelson songs you list--plus the end-credit tune that you didn't mention--are there except My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys during the opening credits. Instead, there's a harmonica-driven country-western instrumental (Dave Grusin's score, I'm guessing) during the opening credits.

    The DVDLaser.com review of the Image DVD states:
     
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    I can't believe that about Willie's song. That opening # was terrific. Guess I need to find this OOP dvd again. Dangit! [​IMG]
     
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    Regarding Midnight Run, the Universal DVD will have a new anamorphic transfer, according to a recent news item on dvdfile.com.

    As for the music on Electric Horseman: I have the Region 2 DVD that Universal released over a year ago in Europe. It has a new transfer with the new Universal logo at the beginning so I guess it's identical to the R1.
    The disc does indeed feature the instrumental music during the opening credits, but guess what I heard when I flipped over to the German language track? Exactly! The Willie Nelson song in all its glory.

    Chris
     
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    Okay, this makes zero sense to me. "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" was specifically recorded for the movie. In fact, the song was actually produced by director Sydney Pollack! Why the f**k would it ever be removed? It's an integral part of the opening credits!

    That's ridiculous.
     
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    Midnight Run will have a "Making-of" and the trailer, too.
     
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    So why doesn't the new Universal disc have the "Some Music Rescored" message on it??
     
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    I guess I should be happy I didn't dump the Image disk in anticipation for the Universal. The Image transfer is pretty darn bad though. Ironically I got snookered into buying the the Image DVD because it said "anamorphic" on the back -- I didn't read the fine print -- they were talking about the movie, not the DVD...

    I guess the optimal way to watch the film would be to start with Image disk and then switch to Universal after the credits -- OK, I don't think I'm that crazy [​IMG]

    Ted
     
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    Good one (your post, that is), Randy.:b
    Will be 'fun' to find out the truth, behind this!
     

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