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The Hot Rock Blu-ray Review (Twilight Time)
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I remember seeing a French dubbed version whose title translates to The Four Thugs. I also owned years ago LP of the soundtrack whose title was How To Steal A Diamond which I was used in the UK.
 

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I remember seeing a French dubbed version whose title translates to The Four Thugs. I also owned years ago LP of the soundtrack whose title was How To Steal A Diamond which I was used in the UK.

I need to find a good copy of the soundtrack.
How did it never get issued on cd???
 

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I have a feeling that out of all the TT discs I’ve seen this year that The Hot Rock will be the one I revisit first and most often. It just feels compulsively rewatchable. The filmmaking and performances seem effortless in the best possible way.
 

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I have a feeling that out of all the TT discs I’ve seen this year that The Hot Rock will be the one I revisit first and most often. It just feels compulsively rewatchable. The filmmaking and performances seem effortless in the best possible way.

Yeah. I was looking at the $30 price tag for solo or $30 for the hot rock. I’m thinking I’ll watch the hot rock more as I really have grown to love the film.

Waiting for a sale at the moment. Or Santa....as I’ve texted him my wishes.
 

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I bought this a while back- still haven’t gotten around to watching it. I saw it years ago- I remember there being an extended shot of an unfinished World Trade Center.
 

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I bought this a while back- still haven’t gotten around to watching it. I saw it years ago- I remember there being an extended shot of an unfinished World Trade Center.

There is!

I didn’t make it fat on the commentary. I just love watching the film so much. Switched the commentary off to just watch the film.
 

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Thanks for the review as I always enjoyed this film and I look forward to upgrading my 2003 DVD.
I'm newish to the forum so just catching up a film at a time. Thank you for reviewing The Hot Rock! It' a great, underrated film. So much more than meets the eye with this one. Just a great snapshot of the time and so subversive. There is really no movie like it in the world. Very unique and singular.
 

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I'm newish to the forum so just catching up a film at a time. Thank you for reviewing The Hot Rock! It' a great, underrated film. So much more than meets the eye with this one. Just a great snapshot of the time and so subversive. There is really no movie like it in the world. Very unique and singular.

It’s one of my favorite films too. I discovered it in the last 10 years.

I love finding those hidden gems from the past.

What’s up doc? Is a movie I saw last year for the first time and I have watched multiple times since then.
 

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Agree about all (well almost all) Bogdanovich and so many other films from the late 60s to the early 80s. The list is endless but just so much greatness - to name a few off the top of my head: Fat City, Scarecrow, Dirty Harry, Charley Varrick, California Split, The Gambler, Dog Day Afternoon, Chinatown, The Conversation, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Midnight Cowboy, Rosemary's Baby, Mikey and Nicky, Mean Streets, Slap Shot, The Getaway, Straw Dogs, The Parallax View, The Deer Hunter, The Warriors, the Exorcist, Super Cops, Taxi Driver, Deliverance, The Wild Bunch, The Godather 1/2, Kubrick's...jeez the list endless and I have barely scratched the surface. I think the 60s and 70s and early 80s had the greatest number of auteurs all working at once at a level of creative freedom and artistic inspiration that will never be duplicated. This is the peak of cinema in my opinion. Blockbusters, corporate takeovers, hubris, and digital effects ruined it. Of course there are a few exceptions.
PS- Last time I saw it in theaters, I felt Apocalypse Now was the ultimate 70s film. In ambition, scale, cinematic sophistication, technical achievement, acting, sheer emotional power.
 
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