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Old 15-10-2005, 23:46   #41
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Really looking forward to this release. I really don't mind double dipping on TWB and very happy to own the others.
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Old 16-10-2005, 12:08   #42
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I'm not trying to put you off; for the most part the book is well researched and written, it's just Weddle's attitude towards certain films that annoys me (any film that isn't The Wild Bunch, infact). Reading the book when first published and not having seen all of Peckipah's work at the time, I avoided seeing Alfredo Garcia for several years based on his summation. When I did finally see it, I couldn't believe that this razor sharp, brilliantly dark masterpiece was the same film that Weddle had described as stale and lacking in energy. If you do want to read a Peckinpah book (and haven't already read it) I'd recomend the Garner Simmons biography over this one.
I think that's slightly harsh on a remarkable book; yes, he does eulogise The Wild Bunch, and more power to him, and yes, he does skim the last decade somewhat. I bought it having seen all Sam's films (though I've still never seen Noon Wine), and as critique it simply reinforced my view of some, and I disagreed with others - either way, it left me with an irresistable urge to watch more Peckinpah, which is a good thing

What it did do was give me an insight to the man and those around him, for which I'm grateful; to know Peckinpah better is to know better his films surely?

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Old 17-10-2005, 18:49   #43
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I love the book, well worth a read. Not perfect, but few biographies are.
And as for the boxset... all I can say is wow

What we really need now is a decent version of Cross of Iron.. which btw I think IS a great film. One of my favourites!
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Old 17-10-2005, 18:55   #44
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I'm looking forward to seeing 'Ride the High Country' again. It seems to get overlooked compared to The Wild Bunch and Pat Garrett, but it's a superb film in its own right.
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Old 21-10-2005, 08:29   #45
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And up for pre-order at Amazon US for quite a reasonable $41.99 plus p&p.
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Old 21-10-2005, 10:18   #46
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Also now listed at DVDpacific.com for a similar price $41.59. Thought there would have been an affiliate link to Pacific - but couldn't find one.
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Old 21-10-2005, 10:28   #47
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Popping up at CAD$49.95 at DVDImport with the obvious advantages and disadvantages of said company.
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Old 21-10-2005, 13:15   #48
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Are either DVDPacific or DVDImport customs friendly?
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Read between the lines.
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I was thinking of pre-ordering The Wild Bunch from DVDPacific, but they've got it listed twice on the site (here and here). So I emailed them and got a reply saying Warners are releasing separate full and widescreen versions. WTF? This is news to me and I can't find another etailer listing 2 versions. Not mentioned in the press release either. Are DVDPacific talking out their a**?
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Are DVDPacific talking out their a**?
I'd put money on it.
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Old 09-11-2005, 15:16   #52
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I'd put money on it.
Wouldn't that muffle the words?
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Old 15-11-2005, 10:49   #53
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And they say satire is dead...

Okay; so we are looking for reasonably priced, we are looking for no, er, imperial entanglements, and we are looking for swift delivery - on or before release date.

Given those parameters (and the fact that I, for one, am a little wary that a Canadian release might not replicate a US one; unlikely, but in the case of this set it would be a disaster), where is everyone ordering this magnificent looking set from?
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Well, until you said that I was DVDImporting all the way...
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I'm wavering over getting the full set myself. I'm a Peckinpah fan in general but Pat Garrett never did anything for me while Cable Hogue (never seen) doesn't grab me enough to make the set a must-buy. I may be convinced otherwise, but for now I'm planning on TWB and RtHC, from DVD Pacific.

Edit: I've ordered from DVDLegacy (through Amazon Marketplace) in the past and had the customs value declared ... ah, generously

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Old 15-11-2005, 12:14   #56
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Ł33.99 here: http://www.axelmusic.com/productDetails/012569693883 and no chance of a customs hit. I've not pre-ordered from them before (not a fan of pre-ordering), but I believe they do often ship before release date if they get the stock early.

Only problem is, they often have Canadian discs and although they mark these, this set is not indicated USA or Can. yet, so not sure what to expect.

I'll almost certainly order this set from there - but I'm going to wait for first reviews anyway, I always do.
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Old 15-11-2005, 19:56   #57
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...but I'm going to wait for first reviews anyway, I always do.
I have an itchy trigger finger on this; but that sounds like good advice.

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I'm wavering over getting the full set myself. I'm a Peckinpah fan in general but Pat Garrett never did anything for me while Cable Hogue (never seen) doesn't grab me enough to make the set a must-buy. I may be convinced otherwise, but for now I'm planning on TWB and RtHC, from DVD Pacific.

Edit: I've ordered from DVDLegacy (through Amazon Marketplace) in the past and had the customs value declared ... ah, generously
DVDLegacy..interesting. Where are they based Dave?

I'm disappointed to hear you say that about 'Pat Garrett'; there are some moments in there that make my heart leap, and I have high hopes that this new cut will be even better. 'Cable Hogue' is a very un-Peckinpah (and I realise I've put that badly already) film but if we associate the man with 'Poetry and Passion' (thank you Mike Siegel ), then here is a film that is poetic and elegiac, and in a quiet way, passionate. Look, if you like Junior Bonner, then it's definitely for you.

Like all Warners boxes, this is terrific value for money; four films for less than the price of three.
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DVDLegacy..interesting. Where are they based Dave?
Just found their page on Amazon here. They're Canada based though, I think, so no good if you want US discs. Also pre-orders are out, since Amazon UK don't seem to put up listings of US releases (available via Marketplace) until past street date.

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I'm disappointed to hear you say that about 'Pat Garrett'; there are some moments in there that make my heart leap, and I have high hopes that this new cut will be even better.
Thinking back to when I saw this, I didn't perhaps give it the treatment it deserved. IIRC it was on TCM late one afternoon a few years back, the day I was due to head back for a new term at Uni. I saw it sandwiched between lots of packing, and a delayed rail journey. Not ideal (and funny how I can remember the particulars of seeing a film years ago, but not what I ate for breakfast yesterday). If you think Cable Hogue is worth a look too, I may give the set a shot. At least that saves me the problem of whether to opt for DVDPacific's widescreen or fullscreen releases of TWB. The crazy people.
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Old 15-11-2005, 20:18   #59
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The TCM print is God-awful; I guarantee* that the Warners presentation will blow your mind.

*Guarantee not valid on anywhere other than melancholy Mexican evenings.

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Damn it all to hell! I've only just left Deep Discount DVD after ordering Val Lewton with the 20% code ( again), and now I'm caving in on the Peckinpah set.

As for suppliers, until Loaded247 put the set up and we get a look at their price, Axel is looking good to me.
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