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Old 31-12-2005, 10:12   #41
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One to set the tape for:

BBC2 are showing 'The Lost Patrol' (1934) in the early hours of tomorrow. 4.40am to be exact!!
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Old 02-01-2006, 14:03   #42
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As an update on the The Prisoner of Shark Island, the commentary will be provided by the estimable Scott Eyman, whose commentary on My Darling Clementine is one of the most informative and entertaining ever recorded IMHO.
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Old 25-01-2006, 13:58   #43
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There have been rumours around of Warners John Ford box set for some time; first thoughts were that it was going to be a John Wayne/John Ford set, but it now seems to be a little more than that. Over at the Bits, Barrie Maxwell has some excellent news:

"There is further confirmation that a John Ford box set will be forthcoming later this year, probably in the second or third quarter. Titles likely to be included are: The Informer, Stagecoach, The Long Voyage Home, Fort Apache, The Searchers, and Cheyenne Autumn. Writer Scott Eyman is involved in some of the supplementary content (commentary, interviews) being assembled for these releases."

I'll update the first post when I've a little more time...
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Old 25-01-2006, 14:54   #44
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Wa-hay! That brightens an otherwise dull (and still Peckinpah-less) day. Looking forward to what they do with Stagecoach, Fort Apache and The Searchers SE, and I've never seen the other three but eager to check them out. The sooner we get a confirmed list of titles, the better. Been itching to get SWAYR for a while, but holding off in case WB include it in this set.
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Old 25-01-2006, 22:27   #45
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Excellent! I am really looking forward to this release!
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Old 25-01-2006, 23:42   #46
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I'll add the following from Barrie Maxwell's Classic Coming Attractions which John might have missed

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More distant Warner plans include a new release of the Cinerama film How the West Was Won (late 2006 or early 2007)

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Old 26-01-2006, 00:27   #48
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I'll add the following from Barrie Maxwell's Classic Coming Attractions which John might have missed
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Old 26-01-2006, 12:47   #49
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Okay, I've now updated the first post with the exciting news above, and I've added McLintock! to the filmography having finally verified that Ford took the reins from Andrew V. McLaglan when he had to take several days off sick. Scraps I know, but they deserve to be there for completeness.
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... having finally verified that Ford took the reins from Andrew V. McLaglan when he had to take several days off sick.
How so? Did you bump into McLaglen in the frozen food section at ASDA and get chatting?
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Old 26-01-2006, 14:43   #51
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It's mentioned in the commentary on the Paramount/Batjac disc which I finally got round to; Stephanie Powers has made the claim before, and Andrew V. McLaglan has denied it, but I figure if it's appeared here...

What do you think? Sufficient grounds for inclusion or should I (oo-er missus...) whip it out?
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Old 26-01-2006, 15:15   #52
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I'd leave it in for now. I wonder what Maureen O'Hara has to say about it though? Maybe I should pop into Smiths tomorrow lunchtime and thumb through her autobiography.
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Would Maureen O'Hara rather have John leave it in (arf arf) or whip it out ?
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In her prime, she'd have had me for breakfast. Pardon me while I picture that.




*Sigh*


Seriously, if I can't find any more verification, I'm going to edit it out. I worry about these things...
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Old 26-01-2006, 18:15   #55
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Dug out my copy of Michael Munn's John Wayne: The Man Behind the Myth, in which he quotes William Clothier talking about the production of McLintock! (pp258-9 if anybody wants to read along):
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It was like working on a Ford film only without Ford - until Ford showed up like he did on The Alamo ... he pushed Andy out of the way, walked up to me and said, "Okay Bill, let's go to work."
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Old 26-01-2006, 18:19   #56
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Dug out my copy of Michael Munn's John Wayne: The Man Behind the Myth, in which he quotes William Clothier talking about the production of McLintock! (pp258-9 if anybody wants to read along):
I've just started my copy That's two sources, so either McLaglan has forgotten, or he doesn't want to remember. Anyhoo, Pappy stays in the picture...

EDIT: three - Joe McBride mentions it in his colossal biography of Ford. I tried to find it before, but there was no reference to McLintock, I knew I'd read it, but couldn't find it in the index. Little wonder, the story is recounted as a footnote. McBride says that McLaglan did fall ill, and Ford took over for a period. Of course, oh searchers for truth, none of this makes it a cast iron fact, but it does make it more likely.

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From Video Business, via a tip at the HTF: the simultaneous HD / regular DVD release of The Searchers SE will be coming in June:
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At an afternoon event highlighting its 2006 catalog slate, Warner revealed that the first such day and date release, set for June, is a two-disc special edition of John Wayne western The Searchers. Between $600,000 and $700,000 was invested in the film’s restoration.
Hopefully that mouthwatering Ford boxset will land at the same time. June is gonna be a very expensive month at this rate ...
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It's even better than that! From here :

There's a new John Wayne/John Ford Collection on the way, which will include The Searchers: 50th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition (1956), along with a Stagecoach: Two-Disc Special Edition (1939), Fort Apache (1948), The Long Voyage Home (1940), The Wings of Eagles (1957), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), They Were Expendable (1945) and 3 Godfathers (1948).

There's also The John Ford Collection that will include The Lost Patrol (1934), The Informer (1935), Cheyenne Autumn (1964), Mary of Scotland (1936) and Sergeant Rutledge (1960).


Wow!
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It's even better than that! From here :

There's a new John Wayne/John Ford Collection on the way, which will include The Searchers: 50th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition (1956), along with a Stagecoach: Two-Disc Special Edition (1939), Fort Apache (1948), The Long Voyage Home (1940), The Wings of Eagles (1957), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), They Were Expendable (1945) and 3 Godfathers (1948).

There's also The John Ford Collection that will include The Lost Patrol (1934), The Informer (1935), Cheyenne Autumn (1964), Mary of Scotland (1936) and Sergeant Rutledge (1960).


Wow!
Yes! Just what I wanted to hear this morning! Thanks for posting the news John
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