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Old 06-03-2005, 13:29   #1
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Recommend some classic R1 titles

I am going to order some R1 titles. Recommend any outstanding R1 classic releases please.

I am definitely ordering -

Bring me the head of alfredo Garcia
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Old 06-03-2005, 13:43   #2
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What genre are you interetsed in Gangster/Film Noir/Comedies/Swash Buckling/Westerns...? Wouldn't it be easier to look thru some of the dedicated threads in this forum, all the info's there.

If it's Film Noir then the Warner Film Noir Collection Vol 1 is an obvious choice but there are many more and this thread could quickly become very long.

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Thanks - I'm not a genre fan- I'm a film fan so no limitations there. Don't want to risk customs so no boxsets! I have looked through some of the threads and hence the selections already made.

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12 Angry Men
The Devil and Daniel Webster
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GWTW, Planet of the Apes (Heston), Taxi Driver, Psycho (Hitchcock), Patton, just off the top of my Head!
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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Spec. Ed. as a package is far superior to the R2 release and features the original Italian mono mix as well as extensive liner notes and a series of postcard reprints of theatrical posters.
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Electra Glide in Blue.
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Thanks for ideas - keep 'em coming. I mainly want recommends on great movies where the R1 is superior or an R2 is not available.
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Old 06-03-2005, 22:30   #9
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Bad and the Beautiful
Now, Voyager
Citizen Kane

there are so many

so links instead:

amazing site - compares region 1 to other regions

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/compare.htm

Fox Studio classics link - superb transfers - good commetaries etc

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...hreadid=182450

Warner 2 disk series:

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...hreadid=169855
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Junior Bonner
The Tenant
Targets
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The Big Clock
Pickup On South Street
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Can you what the transfer for this is like ? Photographed by Conrad Hall, if I remember rightly.
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Thanks guys - quite a few I've never heard of. Will have a look see.

Anyone a fan of 'The setup' ?

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CASABLANCA and HELL'S ANGELS spring to mind.
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Can you what the transfer for this is like ? Photographed by Conrad Hall, if I remember rightly.
It’s not top draw but compared to what the studio (MGM) has released in the past, it should be commended.
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Great film, completely took me by surprised considering I was not a fan of Arthur Hiller but the movie was a joy. Owes a lot to Paddy Chayefsky but the movie is so witty and outrageously funny and George C. Scott gives an exceptional performance, arguably his finest.
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Targets
All About Eve
Assault On Precinct 13
Sisters
Seven Days In May
Seconds
The Big Clock
Pickup On South Street
The Hospital
Jus watched Pickup on South St - wow! What a slick movie. Dialogue is pin sharp. Great acting and locations. And all in 77 mins. I especially love the way Louis picks up the girl's money with the chopsticks - one sublime scene after another.

Should be watching The Hospital this week.

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Anyone a fan of 'The setup' ?

One of the finest - if not the finest - boxing movies ever made (though it's also much, much more than that). Robert Ryan is just magnificent and Wise's direction is almost faultless.
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Warner Gangster Collection

6 Fabulous Gangster movies with Public Enemy & Little Ceaser as truly classics
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I would recommend THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
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Great film, completely took me by surprised considering I was not a fan of Arthur Hiller but the movie was a joy. Owes a lot to Paddy Chayefsky but the movie is so witty and outrageously funny and George C. Scott gives an exceptional performance, arguably his finest.
It's easily Hiller's best film and I agree with your estimation of Scott's performance - one of the greatest performances in American film for my money and I prefer it to his portrayal of Patton. The scene where he launches himself at Diana Rigg is magnificent.

Another film of the same era which Scott is great in is "the New Centurions". The film itself is mediocre but Scott's performance is just fantastic, especially his final scene in the motel room.
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