Paint Your Wagon & Loving You

3 Stars

As Loving You appears to have disappeared from Twilight Time’s release schedule I presume there is very little chance of a Blu-ray in my lifetime (80 years old, not much lifetime left). I presume Paint Your Wagon (50th Anniversary this year) has no chance whatsoever of a Paramount Re-mastered release on Blu-Ray.

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26 Comments

  1. Paint Your Wagon is available in HD on iTunes and presumably other digital services. Paramount seems to have no interest in releasing catalogue titles on blu-ray any longer.

  2. Worth

    Paint Your Wagon is available in HD on iTunes and presumably other digital services. Paramount seems to have no interest in releasing catalogue titles on blu-ray any longer.

    Anthony, you are not alone. Many of us at HTF are feeling the exact same way.

    As a matter of fact, Paramount's new theme song goes something like this:

    "Where am I goin'?
    I don't know.
    Where am I headin'?
    I ain't certain.
    All I know is I am on my way."

  3. LOVING YOU no longer belongs to Paramount, as it's controlled by CBS. They do make deals with various companies, such as Kino, so it will probably show up sooner rather than later.

  4. lark144

    LOVING YOU no longer belongs to Paramount, as it's controlled by CBS. They do make deals with various companies, such as Kino, so it will probably show up sooner rather than later.

    My current DVD states NBC

  5. Pain Your Wagon May not be one of the great musicals on screen but it is great fun. I really do hope we get a Blu Ray soon.
    The idea of it being 50 years old is disturbing; I recall attending its opening week as if it were yesterday!!

  6. Bernard McNair

    Pain Your Wagon May not be one of the great musicals on screen but it is great fun. I really do hope we get a Blu Ray soon.
    The idea of it being 50 years old is disturbing; I recall attending its opening week as if it were yesterday!!

    I remember it, too, as I had my first and only car wreck on the way home after seeing it!

  7. Eastmancolor

    Beware of the HD streaming version of PAINT YOUR WAGON on Vudu. It's pan and scan! Didn't find this out until after I bought it.

    Hard to imagine that beautiful 70mm print as pan & scan

  8. Thomas T

    Aw, c'mon! Lee Marvin's singing wasn't that bad!

    I haven't watched it in awhile, but I remember Marvin's low growl singing voice as at least being on pitch. Eastwood's voice, with harder songs to maneuver, was slightly sharp in my recollection. But what I was excited about was I had found the play script for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown in a book store I shopped in before going to the movie, and I couldn't wait to get home to read it and play the cast recording when the songs came along.

    Isn't it funny the things one remembers from something that traumatic!

  9. Eastmancolor

    Beware of the HD streaming version of PAINT YOUR WAGON on Vudu. It's pan and scan! Didn't find this out until after I bought it.

    Request a refund/credit. I've done it once or twice when buying a Vudu title with the wrong aspect ratio.

  10. It would be interesting to know if only Vudu has the wrong OAR. If Paramount was part of "Movies Anywhere" you could see if another platform has the proper version. I had this experience with several titles on Vudu, where their version was pan & scan (and I complained about 2 titles, one of which was since fixed), but since these films were in MA, I could watch them on Amazon or iTunes or MA itself, where they were both proper OAR. It is a bit shocking how many wrong OAR versions live on the digital platforms, and there seems to be no quality control. I like Vudu's platform the best of all the providers, but it is always a bummer when running into this issue.

  11. Chuckcharl

    It's a crime to show WS movies in Pan & Scan. Also goes for showing Academy Ratio in cropped Wide-screen. One showing ruined Shane by cropping to 1:85

    Reminds me of the early days of P & S DVDs.

  12. Chuckcharl

    It's a crime to show WS movies in Pan & Scan. Also goes for showing Academy Ratio in cropped Wide-screen. One showing ruined Shane by cropping to 1:85

    Except, in that instance, Shane was released theatrically as a widescreen film

  13. Matt Hough

    I haven't watched it in awhile, but I remember Marvin's low growl singing voice as at least being on pitch. Eastwood's voice, with harder songs to maneuver, was slightly sharp in my recollection. But what I was excited about was I had found the play script for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown in a book store I shopped in before going to the movie, and I couldn't wait to get home to read it and play the cast recording when the songs came along.

    Isn't it funny the things one remembers from something that traumatic!

    Marvin's um singing does somewhat match his character. They completely changed Eastwood's character from the character"Julio" in the play. The songs were written for a Tenor but Eastwood is a Baritone and he tries but is way to sharp (and that isn't a good thing) …
    I had a miner role in a college production and for being such a reputed stinker … It seemed a lot more people knew about a major plot revision in the film

    Spoiler

    and kept asking how we were going to to that on stage? I had to explain the film is a LOT different from the play … 😎

  14. Eastmancolor

    Beware of the HD streaming version of PAINT YOUR WAGON on Vudu. It's pan and scan! Didn't find this out until after I bought it.

    I asked Vudu for a refund and got it. Thanks to you I checked and found out that the film was offered in P&S although the description stated Widescreen.

  15. There was a very nice HD presentation of Paint Your Wagon on HDNET movies a while back. Was lucky enough to record it to my DVR. So for as long as the hard drive lasts I'll have a decent copy to watch. Would pick up a blu-ray in a minute if they released one.

  16. trajan007

    Keep in mind there was major soft focus photography in this film.

    I could be wrong, but I believe that the soft focus was used in order to smooth out the rougher edges of Lee Marvin's crooning.

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