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Old 25-08-2004, 11:13   #1
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Hustle up for pre-order at play.com

and it's P+S.

I'm going to have to find out who's responsible and give them a good kicking.
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Old 25-08-2004, 11:15   #2
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The TV series?
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and it's P+S.

I'm going to have to find out who's responsible and give them a good kicking.
Give 'em one for me as well won't you?
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Old 25-08-2004, 11:22   #4
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Wrong forum for TV - it's the 1975 Aldrich/Reynolds/Deneuve gloomfest.

Pathe appear to be responsible for this screwup - they're normally OK with OARs.

Paramount have R1 rights so hopefully they'll do it properly one day.
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Oh I see... Hey, that looks good - it's even got Paul Winfield in it! Commiserations on the DVD though.
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Oh I see... Hey, that looks good - it's even got Paul Winfield in it! Commiserations on the DVD though.
Better than good it's great. One of Burt Reynolds' best performances...

No chance it's a screw up on the cover etc (a la R2 The Vikings etc) that Play have just repeated?
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And only £4.99 at sendit.com; but no AR details.
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no AR details at Amazon either.

absolutely superb film, I only hope play have made a mistake
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Hustle was filmed hardmatted into 1.85:1 - when I saw it on the BBC years ago, they showed it with all the matting on display (i.e. full frame). This was back in the days when they always panned-and-scanned Scope movies but showed hard-matted 1.85:1 films letterboxed (other examples being All The President's Men and Smile).

So this may be open-matte, which is in effect 1.85:1 non-anamorphic. Anamorphic would of course be better, but it may not be all bad news.
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I have a good feeling about this - one of my favourite films. Surely they wouldn't cock it up? Reynold's second best after Deliverance.

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When I last saw it on the BBC I'm pretty sure the opening credits were 1.85 letterboxed and then once the film began it went to 1.33. If it was open matte rather than P+S, I can't beleve the credits would have been letterboxed. Still, maybe the DVD will be different but at RRP £5.99 it smacks of a minimum effort "chuck something out on the cheap and see if it earns us a couple of quid" type release.
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What label is publishing this? Quite a few of Aldrich's films have been published by very cheap publishers - I have 'The Grissom GAng' - which IIRC is w/s non anamorphic. I think it may be a prism release.

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When I last saw it on the BBC I'm pretty sure the opening credits were 1.85 letterboxed and then once the film began it went to 1.33. If it was open matte rather than P+S, I can't beleve the credits would have been letterboxed. Still, maybe the DVD will be different but at RRP £5.99 it smacks of a minimum effort "chuck something out on the cheap and see if it earns us a couple of quid" type release.
The showing I caught was in the 1980s and the BBC's policy towards widescreen films has changed since then. Back when I saw it they removed some F-words from the dialogue.

Not many films are hardmatted into 1.85:1 these days because if you show it full-frame you get thick black bars top and bottom. Sounds like the showing you caught blew up the picture area to fill a 4:3 TV set, which would have cropped the sides.
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Any AR news on this title guys? Anyone picked it up yet?
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seems to have been pulled from play (not currently available), sendit and amazon (not found at all on the latter)

seems this release is either postponed or cancelled.
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In the fantasy world which I occasionally inhabit, someone at pathe read this thread and decided against putting out a piece of junk. Instead they're making us a nice shiny spotless anamorphic transfer. In my fantasy world it will be released a week or two before Christmas along with Point Blank and Electra Glide In Blue.
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it will be released a week or two before Christmas along with Point Blank and Electra Glide In Blue.
Perhaps we could petition Robert Blake?

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I don't think the Aldrich/Reynolds/Deneuve Hustle was ever coming out - Pathe did release this

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...545107-5954222

under the same catalogue number on the same day. Someone at Pathe probably looked up Hustle on imdb, got the wrong film and sent dodgy details out to all the e-tailers.

The Burt Reynolds Hustle is Paramount I think.
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