Tonight: "Hondo" on Turner Classic Movies

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  1. Robert Crawford

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    Also, in June on TCM there is going to be a very rare showing of one of my favorite John Wayne westerns. The film is "Hondo" and it's one of the Duke's best. Get those vcrs and pvrs ready for this coming Tuesday night.
    • "Hondo" showing on TCM, June 11th @ 8:00 p.m. ET
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  2. Peter_A

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    Way off topic I guess but wasn't there a Married With Children episode about one of those rare times when "Hondo" is actually on TV?
    OK, I now return you to your regular programming. [​IMG]
     
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    Does anybody know if this will air on the european version as well?
    Peter_A, you are correct, but that's about the only thing I can confirm. Al missed it, of course... and so will I probably [​IMG]
     
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    Not here. [​IMG]
    But, I trust this one will come to DVD in a near future... please...
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  5. Bjorn Olav Nyberg

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    As I understood, Hondo is pretty rare on any home video format as well. Something about one of Wayne's grandchildren stickin spokes in the wheel... Then again other, long-lost movies has appeared on DVD as well, and as I suppose the reason ultimately is money, they won't make any money by not releasing it either, so you would think they would release it while there still are fans with personal firsthand recollection of the movie.
     
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    It was shown years ago on TV in 3-D, I still have the R&G glasses.
    Maybe someday if there are any good prints left, we'll see it in full color 3D.
     
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    Well, looks like TCM isn't showing it after all. They are showing a Robert Mitchum movie instead. Oh well, I love Mitchum, so it's no that bad..still, I was hyped up to see Hondo. [​IMG]
    I hate it when a channel prints a schedule and then doesn't stick to it.
     
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    They probably saw you post that Hondo was Al's favorite movie and quickly removed it from their library. [​IMG]
     
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    "Where Danger Lives" is what they are playing instead. John Farrow directed it and "Hondo" so that might be what mixed them up. Dunno.
     
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    Interesting. I had printed out the June schedule and Hondo wasn't on there, so I was surprised to read about it here. But then I checked the listings on replay tv, and sure enough it was Hondo. Now it appears they've gone back to what was on the website. Odd.
     
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    It's probably not TCM's fault.

    I wouldn't be surprised if TCM had to back out at the last minute because of a rights problem.
     
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    Direct TV said Hondo was on, but it was another movie. I got my VHS I originally had the Fullscreen version on ready to tape over also. Damn. THEY LIED!!! But, hope it comes on again so I can tape over the fullscreen version I got on VHS with the OAR version.
     
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    I used to have the 3D version on tape, but my brother taped over it. Jerk.
     
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    HONDO is occasionally revived in the original 3-D format at revival houses in the larger cities. Good prints do exist.

    The 3-D TV version from 1991 was downconverted to the inferior red/blue anaglyph format and in no way represents the quality of the original photography.

    HONDO was shot in Natural Vision 3-D using a dual camera rig in the 1:37 to 1 academy ratio. Yes, many theatres ran a matted version and some advertisements would have mentioned widescreen, but the OAR would be a full screen version. All of the older 3-D films were shot square and the correct way to screen them in in 1:37 to 1 ratio. Matting or cropping them for widescreen effect often resulted in ruined 3-D effects!

    This goes for IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE (and all of the dozens of other 3-D films shot in 53 and 54) also, despite the commentary by Tom Weaver.

    Warner should include a good field sequential 3-D version on any DVD release of HONDO.
     

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