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Old 02-12-2005, 19:10   #61
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Coming to R2 February The Peckinpah Collection
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Old 03-12-2005, 10:51   #62
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Do we know if any of these films will get horsefalls cut in the R2?

Might just get the R1 anyway, its cheaper to pre-order at present.
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As far as I know only Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid is likely to be cut in the UK - for the live chickens used as target practice at the beginning. The other three should be uncut.

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Yeah R2 Pat Garrett will be cut for sure. There's cock fighting in one scene and in the turkey chase shootout there's an illegal horse fall in slow motion which would take one hell of an oversight to be missed by the bbfc.
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Old 05-12-2005, 15:14   #65
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I've made my mind up; I've ordered the R1 from Amazon.com for several reasons. First and foremost, Amazon have excellent customer service, they pack items reasonably sturdily, get them off in good time, and their price is good (around £27.70 delivered at current exchange rates).

I'm looking forward to this so much that I just wanted to get the damned thing ordered, but placing the order with Amazon means that, should a better offer come along before the delivery date, I can cancel with no hassle. I know I'm taking a risk with customs, but my last couple of over the limit orders with them came through unscathed.

Normally, I'd go with DVD Import, but, though they are a better bet on the customs front (and around £1 cheaper), there appears to be some hold up with box sets in Canada; but the biggie for me is the fact that, occasionally, rights issues means that there are slight differences in Canadian sourced sets.

Common sense tells me to wait for the reviews; but when did common sense come into anything to do with DVDs?
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Common sense tells me to wait for the reviews; but when did common sense come into anything to do with DVDs?
If it's a release I'm really looking forward to, I always pre-order. Call me sad (hey, many do ) but I get a kick out of getting DVDs ahead of release date. Can't be doing with this "waiting" lark.

I'm leaning towards Axel for my pre-order (don't fancy taking my chances with customs), but I emailed Loaded247 earlier to ask if they plan to list it; I'm hoping it might be slightly cheaper there.
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I know, I know - you've read the specs, searched for the best deals on pre-orders, cancelled all engagements in your diary for early Jan; what now? Why, back-cover art of course! From DavisDVD:





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Old 05-12-2005, 20:43   #68
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Interesting. A subtle change in specs on The Wild Bunch, it's changed from the press release's A Simple Adventure Story: Sam Peckinpah, Mexico and The Wild Bunch to An excerpt from A Simple Adventure Story: Sam Peckinpah, Mexico and The Wild Bunch.

That's the second time Warners have chopped and changed with regards to a Redman doco on a Peckinpah title.
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I'm leaning towards Axel for my pre-order (don't fancy taking my chances with customs), but I emailed Loaded247 earlier to ask if they plan to list it; I'm hoping it might be slightly cheaper there.
Well sod that idea. Now up at Loaded247, but for a whopping £39.99 .... Axel it is.

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DVD Active have specs and art for the R2 The Wild Bunch SE.
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Old 15-12-2005, 17:12   #71
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IMDB has A Simple Adventure Story: Sam Peckinpah, Mexico and the Wild Bunch as a 40 minute doco - it's a large excerpt, but an excerpt nonetheless when I would have loved the whole thing. BTW, for those that haven't seen it here's IMDB on Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade; smacks lips...
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Any idea why Warners are would only give us half of the Simple Adventure Story doc? I know sod all about what goes on behind the scenes putting DVD packages together, but surely if warners are already able to give us 20 odd mins of it, it wouldn't kill 'em to just slap the entire doc on the disc instead?
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Old 15-12-2005, 20:40   #73
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I would have said to get round paying Redman the full Guild rate for his documentary, but they could get round that by splitting it up (for example, as with the Boetticher documentary on Seven Men From Now). Who knows (well, possibly one Forum member does) but I think it's odd that this has been splintered, and his Fielding doco didn't make it to The Getaway.

DVD Times on the R2 The Wild Bunch SE BTW.
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I've ordered from amazon too. Sometimes there are things you just want to get quickly and with no hassles or risks.
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Check out the box and disc art at DVD Times!
They look brilliant, especially The Wild Bunch.

One more nasty snapper-housed flipper disc to get shot of then!
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Like Dunkrag said, get it in fast and hassle free and most of all without any of the horsefall, chickenhead cuts that seem certain for the UK R2 discs. Looking forward to the early reviews from the States.
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No, it has nothing to do with Redman's "rate" - he's not a member of the Director's Guild. Mr. Redman obviously wanted the entire documentary on the DVD. The Warner Bros. legal department is not interested in solving problems, only creating them. They were given many easy solutions to the problems they were creating (which were endless), but that's not how they work.

In the absence of Warners being able to do the right thing, Mr. Redman only approved the use of an excerpt. However, given the way these things work, and with the forthcoming Blu-Ray DVDs, don't rule out the complete doc making an appearance.

With regard to The Getaway doc, the machinations of an award-winning executive made sure it didn't get to the DVD. Happily, it was able to finally see release on The Getaway soundtrack CD, where the DVD accompanies it.
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One splendid Christmas treat I got was getting an advance peek at the Peckinpah set transfers. They all look great, but the best of them are Ride The High Country (how fantastic to have this on DVD and looking as good as it ever did), and The Wild Bunch - the latter puts the previous DVD to shame. Cable Hogue looks lovely, although not quite on a par with the other two, and Pat Garrett looks excellent as well. I'm really looking forward to the new edit on Garrett, which even from the ten minutes I saw looks very interesting.
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I'm really looking forward to the new edit on Garrett, which even from the ten minutes I saw looks very interesting.
Talking of which, does anyone know what the actual changes to the film are yet?
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