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Old 06-11-2002, 13:27   #41
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One thing this thread has proved to me is in how little esteem Shane is held; a pity.

It's a far, far better film than Eastwood's remake Pale Rider, with some wonderful moments, great performances and set pieces (the scene where Elisha Cook Jr. confronts Jack Palance is a true western classic), and a fabulous ending - they don't come much better IMHO.

Robert Harris was, BTW, on the home theater forums recently singing the praises of the R1 DVD, saying it was a great restoration - can anyone confirm that? I have been holding out for an SE.

While I'm here, a vote for John Huston's Red Badge of Courage, Brando's One Eyed Jacks ('You scum-sucking pig!'), and Nicholson's Missouri Breaks plus the substance-fuelled nonsense that is Goin' South.

Westerns - don'tcha just love 'em?

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Can`t believe no-one`s mentioned......

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Another vote for Silverado.
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Wyatt Earp

Am I the only person who likes this masterpiece?

I also love The Outlaw Josey Wales and several others, but I love Wyatt Earp. Classic. Will it ever appear on DVD?
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is my personal favourite - it has everything (action, comedy, great performances and that spine-tingling score) - but all of Leone's westerns are ace. I also have a soft spot for the first Django film, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Wild Bunch and Unforgiven.
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Nobody seems to have mentioned Hombre the Paul Newman western adapted from a Elmore Leonard story, great film with a star turn by Newman.

Other Favorites are Leone's Dollars Trilogy and Once Upon a Time in the West (if only the Eastwood/Wallach/Van Cleef purposed first 20 minute scene in Once Upon A Time in The West had happened!)

The Outlaw Josey Wales is another classic, it has a real eerie feel through out the film.
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Wyatt Earp

Am I the only person who likes this masterpiece?


Nope - nice choice!
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For a Few Dollars More - the music alone sends shivers up my spine!

Also -

Pat Garret and Billy rhe Kid
The Beguiled (I know, it's really a Civil War film)
Django, Kill!
Soldier Blue (Again, I know!)
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Nope - nice choice!
Hooray! I'm not alone!
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Forgot to mention the marvellous "Missouri Breaks" - funny and horrifying at the same time. Brando is wonderful in this movie.
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One thing this thread has proved to me is in how little esteem Shane is held; a pity.

It's a far, far better film than Eastwood's remake Pale Rider, with some wonderful moments, great performances and set pieces (the scene where Elisha Cook Jr. confronts Jack Palance is a true western classic), and a fabulous ending - they don't come much better IMHO.

Robert Harris was, BTW, on the home theater forums recently singing the praises of the R1 DVD, saying it was a great restoration - can anyone confirm that? I have been holding out for an SE.
Its not a lack of esteem from me, I just forgot about it. I've got the R1 of Shane, and remember really enjoying it, but can't recall exactly how good the picture/sound is - I don't remember being disappointed though. I'll dig it out to check and get back to you.
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I'd appreciate it.

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El Dorado is by far my favourite weston.
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El Dorado is by far my favourite weston.
Mine is Super-Mare
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I'd appreciate it.
Ok, I've had a quick look at the R1 of Shane now I'm back home. Overall, I'd say it was not at all bad (given its from 1952), but I could imagine it could be claened up a bit on a special edition. I flicked through various scenes and I couldn't see much in the way of artifacts (of a digital nature), but there are a lot of very minor blemishes (little hairs, spots and so on) from the print which haven't be cleaned up when they did the transfer, so its not perfect. These blemishes seem more apparent in long range scenes of, well, scenery (!) rather than in key scenes of the characters, which might be where they put more effort, I guess. Its hard to say if its "bad" enough to warrant waiting for an SE - it isn't at all bad tbh, with colour being quite nice, and the current disc does have commentary etc. Don't know if that helps much John or not.
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It does and thanks Bick. I've done the decent thing, told my Shane mad brother-in-law (who's just got his first DVD) and he's begged me to order it for him.

I'll have a look myself, before I order it, though the George Stevens Jr. commentary sounds interesting. I'm a bit tired of buying DVDs, only for them to be re-released in all-new, improved editions five minutes later.

Robert Harris was most effusive in his praise of Shane, while at the same time urging people not to buy Artisan's new The Quiet Man SE because of a poor transfer. Harris has also hit out at Lawrence of Arabia ('Could be better'); I give up with 'experts' - they are clearly looking for something on screen I can't see!

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I have a few on DVD

Silverado
Unforgiven
Dollar Trilogy
Outlaw Josey Wales
Magnificent Seven
Red Sun
not a good transfer and Pan and Scam, but does have Charles Bronson and Toshiro Mifune in it.

Others I dont have on disk

Support your local Gunfighter/Sheriff
Rio Bravo
Once Upon a Time in the West
Tombstone

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Old 10-11-2002, 00:47   #58
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Not my favourite genre, but...

Unforgiven
The Wild Bunch
For A Few Dollars More
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and the horrible Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid is that they have no feel for the genre or the history and are merely modern archetypes dressed up in period costume with characters talking and behaving like they were living in LA in the 60s or 80s. In other words, they aren't really Westerns

I have to say i totally disagree with this descritpion.Your right to your opinion,but describing 'Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid' as horrible is plain weird.
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