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Old 07-08-2007, 11:03   #201
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Bumpity bump - has anyone seen Red Sun? Never heard of it until this morning & it looks like fun - has a great cast too; Bronson, Toshiro Mifune, Alain Delon, Ursula Andress. The R2 DVD is listed as 4:3 - anyone know if that aspect is correct - IMDB list the film as 1.85:1 but I know they're not always the most reliable source.

Cool poster too -

The DVD is 4:3, but it is open matte - so zoom in on your widescreen TV and you will have the right ratio.

It is a good film. Very enjoyable
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Old 08-08-2007, 10:25   #202
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All the world loves a lover....mmmmmm....mandom

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Old 08-08-2007, 11:01   #203
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I only just discovered this a week ago.
Where did you hear about it?
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Old 08-08-2007, 15:36   #204
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I only just discovered this a week ago.
Where did you hear about it?
A few months back one of the film magazines (Total Film I think) had a feature on dodgy/funny ads that Hollywood types had done - I'm sure this one was mentioned there.

Cheers fro the info on Red Sun by the way
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:48   #205
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Does any Charles Bronson fan out there know if Villa Rides is available on DVD anywhere in the world? (I haven't seen it for years and I'm overdue for another viewing.)
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:11   #206
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Guys would anybody be able to give a definitive list of Bronsons films and which dvds are best to buy i.e picture quality/extras etc.

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Old 04-10-2007, 21:00   #207
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Guys would anybody be able to give a definitive list of Bronsons films and which dvds are best to buy i.e picture quality/extras etc.

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Depends what you're after, really. Great Escape, Dirty Dozen, Once Upon a Time in the West, Magnificent Seven are obvious ones. From his later career when he became something of an action star, I'd check out Death Wish, Hard Times, Telefon (it's not on DVD though), Mr Majestyk, The Mechanic for starters, but in general avoid anything from after 1980 or so. Just my opinion, mind.

For the best DVD versions check Rewind.
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Old 08-10-2007, 13:00   #208
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Cheers Jackal

only films i have not got are

Indian Runner
Deathhunt
Borderline
Capoblanco
Telefon
Raid on Entebbe
St Ives
Chino (i have it on some terrible triple bill Bronson dvd)
Someone Behind the Door (i have it on some terrible triple bill Bronson dvd)
cold sweat (i have it on some terrible triple bill Bronson dvd)
Chato's land
Stone Killer
Valachi Papers
Red Sun
Passager de la pluie, Le
Lola
Adieu l'ami


On a quest to get all of his films unfortunately not all are released on dvd yet are they?

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Of those you haven't got, I'd definitely check out Red Sun (R2 Cinema Club DVD is cheap to pick up), Telefon if you can find a copy (not on DVD yet). St Ives was 'OK', worth a watch if you're a fan, and I've got Valachi Papers and Cold Sweat on my own 'to-watch' pile. Not very familiar with any of the others though.
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Of those you haven't got, I'd definitely check out Red Sun (R2 Cinema Club DVD is cheap to pick up), Telefon if you can find a copy (not on DVD yet). St Ives was 'OK', worth a watch if you're a fan, and I've got Valachi Papers and Cold Sweat on my own 'to-watch' pile. Not very familiar with any of the others though.
Thanks mate i'll get that one ordered asap.
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Old 08-10-2007, 14:00   #211
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Red Sun is definitely worth a look, the new Hong Kong released is 1.85:1 anamorphic. Chato's Land is very underrated (as are all Michael Winner's westerns) but go for the German DVD, it's uncut (the UK is cut for the usual horse falls and the US release has the alternate rape scene without the nudity).

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Old 08-10-2007, 19:18   #212
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Wow Red Sun looks like some kinda supergroup movie. Samurais as well lol, is it as good as The Stranger and the Gunfighter?
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Guys would anybody be able to give a definitive list of Bronsons films and which dvds are best to buy i.e picture quality/extras etc.

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Don't know whether this could be considered definitive but here goes, I'll only cover Bronson's theatrical films from the late 60s on:

- Adieu l'ami (a.k.a Honor Among Thieves Lionsgate R1 - 16/9 widescreen)
- Once Upon a Time in the West (Take your pick from Paramount)
- Twinky (UK Region 2 Network - 4/3 but slightly better than PD versions)
- Le Passenger de la Pluie (a.k.a. Rider on the Rain) (French R2 16/9 widescreen, French audio only, also 4/3 PD version by Trinity in Canada R1 with English soundtrack)


- You Can't Win Em All (a.k.a. Soldiers of Fortune) (Not currently available)
- Violent City (R1 16/9 Widescreen)
- Cold Sweat (R4 16/9 Widescreen Universal, also R2 versions)
- Red Sun (UK R2 4/3 Open-Matte, Japanese R2 is 16/9 Widescreen)
- Someone Behind the Door (Denmark R2 16/9 Widescreen)
- The Valachi Papers (R1 16/9 Widescreen Sony)
- Chato's Land (French R2 16/9 Widescreen Uncut version or R1 4/3 widescreen "PG" version, both MGM)
- The Mechanic (R1 16/9 Widescreen MGM)
- The Stone Killer (Not currently available)
- Valdez Horses (a.k.a. Chino) (UK R2 4/3 Open Matte)
- Mr Majestyk (R1 16/9 Widescreen MGM)
- Death Wish (R1 16/9 Widescreen, R4 Boxed Set 16/9 Widescreen)
- Breakout (R1 16/9 Widescreen Sony)
- Hard Times (R1 16/9 Widescreen Sony)
- Breakheart Pass (R1 16/9 Widescreen MGM)
- St Ives (R1 16/9 Widescreen Warner)
- From Noon Till Three (Japanese R2 16/9 Widescreen)
- The White Buffalo (Japanese R2 16/9 Widescreen)
- Telefon (Not currently available)
- Love and Bullets (R2 4/3 Widescreen)
- Caboblanco (German R2 16/9 Widescreen)
- Borderline (Denmark R2 16/9 Widescreen but missing some subtitles, 4/3 UK R2 version has subtitles)
- Death Hunt (R1 16/9 Widescreen Anchor Bay)
- Death Wish II (R4 Box set 16/9 Widescreen and Uncut)
- 10 to Midnight (R1 16/9 Widescreen MGM)
- The Evil That Men Do (R1 16/9 Widescreen Sony, older UK R2 has some different footage)
- Death Wish 3 (R4 Box set 16/9 Widescreen)
- Murphy's Law (R1 16/9 Widescreen MGM)
- Assassination (R1 16/9 Widescreen MGM)
- Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (R4 Box set 16/9 Widescreen)
- Messenger of Death (R1 16/9 Widescreen MGM)
- Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (R1 16/9 Widescreen MGM)
- The Indian Runner (R1 16/9 Widescreen MGM)
- Death Wish V: The Face of Death (R4 Box set 16/9 Widescreen)
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Everyone knocks it, but I've always liked "The White Buffalo"
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drush9999, are you sure about that Japanese Red Sun being anamorphic widescreen? CD Japan lists it as 4:3, and the back cover pic seems to confirm that (as does Rewind and the DVD Profiler database). The new Hong Kong release from Kam & Ronson Enterprises Co Ltd is anamorphic widescreen and under £7 from Yes Asia.

I'm pretty sure the French and German Chato's Land releases are identical (I've got the German and it has French subs) with the only real difference being that the French release seems to be oop (at least on amazon.fr) while the German is still available (9.99 Euros).

KeyserSoze, Red Sun is a lot of fun, although not quite as good as I remember from my youth. Can't say if it's as good as The Stranger and the Gunfighter as I've never seen it, although having looked it up on IMDb I've now ordered it from amazon.fr (anamorphic widescreen unlike the UK release but with forced French subs, luckily my player can get around them).

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Old 09-10-2007, 19:29   #216
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Don't know whether this could be considered definitive but here goes, I'll only cover Bronson's theatrical films from the late 60s on:



Thanks for that informative list mate, this is what i currently have



- Violent City (R0 hollywood dvd)
- Someone Behind the Door (R1 Classic reel)
- The Mechanic (R1 16/9 Widescreen MGM)
- Mr Majestyk (R1 16/9 Widescreen MGM)
- Death Wish (R1 16/9 Widescreen, R4 16/9 Widescreen with Deathwish 2)
- Breakout (R2 Columbia Tristar)
- Hard Times (R1 16/9 Widescreen Sony)
- Breakheart Pass (R1 16/9 Widescreen MGM)
- The White Buffalo (R0 Castle Home Video)
- Love and Bullets (R2 4/3 Widescreen)
- Death Wish II (R4 Widescreen and Uncut with Deathwish + MGM R1)
- 10 to Midnight (R1 16/9 Widescreen MGM)
- The Evil That Men Do (R2 Carlton)
- Death Wish 3 (R1 mgm)
- Murphy's Law (R1 16/9 Widescreen MGM)
- Assassination (R1 16/9 Widescreen MGM)
- Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (R1 MGM)
- Messenger of Death (R1 16/9 Widescreen MGM)
- Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (R1 16/9 Widescreen MGM)
- Death Wish V: The Face of Death (R1 Trimark)
- The Best of Charles Bronson CHINO, LOLA, COLD SWEAT Triple Feature
- Charles Bronson Vital Hits CHINO, COLD SWEAT, SOMEONE BEHIND THE DOOR Vintage Feature Triple
- Family of Cops 1 R1 Trimark
- Family of Cops 2 R1 Trimark
- Family of Cops 3 R1 Trimark
Still a few to get thanks for all the info.

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drush9999, are you sure about that Japanese Red Sun being anamorphic widescreen? CD Japan lists it as 4:3, and the back cover pic seems to confirm that (as does Rewind and the DVD Profiler database). The new Hong Kong release from Kam & Ronson Enterprises Co Ltd is anamorphic widescreen and under £7 from Yes Asia.
yeah i may have got the Red Sun info wrong, I know there were at least two versions, and remember it being mentioned there was a 16/9 version on another forum. Still there seems to be a new HK version

I still haven't got my hands on the ultra rare Japanese discs of From Noon Till Three and White Buffalo. Wish Sony/MGM would get them out in R1 at least...

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yeah i may have got the Red Sun info wrong, I know there were at least two versions, and remember it being mentioned there was a 16/9 version on another forum. Still there seems to be a new HK version

I still haven't got my hands on the ultra rare Japanese discs of From Noon Till Three and White Buffalo. Wish Sony/MGM would get them out in R1 at least...
Yes definitely a new Hong Kong release, I've got it

I'd been waiting for ages for a widescreen release and had just given in and bought the UK one when the HK came up for pre order at Yes Asia.

From Noon Till Three and White Buffalo are both available from amazon.co.jp marketplace sellers. White Buffalo is 4,380 Yen + shipping (just over £20 in total I think), tempted but I think I'll sleep on it. There are a couple of From Noon Till Three DVDs, starting from 6,400 Yen, so that'll set you back about £30.

Just noticed that the Death Wish films (with the exception of the first two) seem to be oop in Europe and Australia.

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Does anyone know where I can find decent reviews of The Mechanic (movie and/or dvd), and Violent City, which I've seen recently and quite liked.

Are there any differences between the mgm R1 and R2 versions of The Mechanic. I recently bought the R2 for my dad and I have to say it's pretty bad. Picture quality was ok but the dvd package was a joke. To say it was barebones would be an understatement. There wasn't even a scene selection.

Any feedback greatly appreciated.

Where have all the Charles Bronson fans gone???
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The Mechanic is the same for every region, the R1 gets a trailer and thats it. Now the R0 dvd of Violent city is the one to get its uncut, anamorphic-transfer, and additional extra-features.
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