Winter Kills Spring 2003

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  1. oscar_merkx

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    found this at http://www.anchorbayentertainment.com/future/
    An all-star cast including Jeff Bridges, Anthony Perkins, John Huston, Tomas Milian and Toshiro Mifune highlight this exciting political thriller that focuses on the investigation of a presidential assassination.
    Special Edition features are planned, and will be announced soon. This DVD will contain the full-length extended edition. Widescreen (16x9) Closed Captioned For The Hearing Impaired
    Never heard of this, but with Toshiro Mifune & Anthony Perkins you cannot get wrong.
    There are numerous dvds planned by Anchor Bay for 2003 including Frank La Loggia's FEAR NO EVIL and the George Romero's dawn of the dead and day of the dead as SE
     
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    This is great news. Now, I can get rid of my OOP, cropped old Embassy VHS version. Thank you Anchor Bay! WINTER KILLS is a dark, absurdist, often very funny political conspiracy film like no other. It is based on a novel by Richard Condon who seems to specialize in this sort of thing. This cult film also features the beautiful Belinda Bauer as Bridges' girlfriend, Sterling Hayden, Elizabeth Taylor, Eli Wallach, Dorothy Malone, Richard Boone, Candice Rialson, and Erin Gray in the wonderfully offbeat cast.
    Writer/director William Richert went through a lot of crap with the studio, Avco-Embassy, while trying to finish the film. The studio dropped the film before it was completed so Richert went and made another film, The American Success Company, with Bridges and Bauer to raise funds to finish Winter Kills, his true labor of love.
    The American Success Company has never been released on any home video format. Columbia released it theatrically, and like Winter Kills, it had multiple theatrical releases and edits, and was also released as Success.
    I am very happy to hear about Winter Kills and hope that Success will soon follow. Columbia, are you listening? Do you still have the rights to this film?
    On a final note, prior to making Winter Kills, Richert worked with director Ivan Passer who went on to make the excellent conspiracy whodunit/thriller Cutter's Way/Cutter and Bone also starring Jeff Bridges. Check out the MGM DVD.
    Jon
     
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    thanks for the update and when this comes out, a must buy
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    I love the novel by Richard Condon! Never saw the film before. The DVD from Anchor Bay that I can't wait to get is "Murder By Decree". That was the very 1st Lasedisk that I bought.
     
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    from today's dvdfile and includes the coverscan

    due on March 25th is a feature-loaded special edition of Winter Kills, starring Jeff Bridges and Anthony Perkins. Presented in anamorphic widescreen, extras include audio commentary by director William Richert, two featurettes, a still gallery, the complete original screenplay, and the trailer. Retail is $24.95.
     
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    Thanks oscar! I'm looking forward to it.
     
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    I'll be adding Winter Kills, Dead-End Drive In, Five Corners, and The Cheerleaders to my wish list!
     
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    This looks like another must-have disc. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    www.davisdvd.com has the full specs, great news indeed
    the 1979 Jeff Bridges thriller Winter Kills is a 2-disc set features a 16x9 widescreen transfer, an audio commentary with writer/director William Richert, the "Who Killed WINTER KILLS?"documentary featuring all new interviews with Richert, actors Jeff Bridges and Belinda Bauer, DP Vilmos Zsigmond and production designer Robert Boyle, footage of Richert and Bridges discussing the making of the film, "Star Stories" with the director, behind the scenes and production still galleries, a deleted scenes still gallery, poster and advertising, production art, the trailer, and original screenplay via DVD-ROM. Retail is $29.98.
     
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    Can't find the news at Davis DVD, Oscar! It's probably staring me in the face! [​IMG]
    Winter Kills is a super, underrated film. I am a BIG Jeff Bridges fan and I think he's excellent in this one. I hope we see The Last American Hero and Hearts Of The West on DVD some day.
    Thanks for the heads-up! Quality work! [​IMG]
    Gordy
     
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    The updated specs are also at Anchor Bay's Web site right here. Or, if you don't want to wait for the entire page to load, you can here. Release date is 3/18.
     
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    Does anyone know if this is the UNCUT version? Anchor Bay lists 97 minutes as the film's runtime but does not mention if this is uncut or not. IMDB mentions a 1983 re-release with deleted scenes restored but there is no info as to running time.

    From a user comment at imdb:

     

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