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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Point Blank/The Outfit
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2009 - 10:29 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Amazon.com has the Point Blank DVD on sale for $5.79, among many other titles.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00097DY2A/ref=ox_ya_oh_product



I see Prime Cut DVD is there for $13. Now thats a wicked film too, Jim.

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2009 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I see Prime Cut DVD is there for $13. Now thats a wicked film too, Jim.

Bill, I just want my ninety-three grand.

Wasn't that a *long* hallway???

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2009 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

Amazon.com has the Point Blank DVD on sale for $5.79, among many other titles.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00097DY2A/ref=ox_ya_oh_product



I ordered it in October: good commentaries by John Boorman and Steven Soderbergh. A must have.

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2009 - 1:45 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Nice blog post on POINT BLANK:

http://cinebeats.blogsome.com/2007/08/29/lee-marvin-the-reluctant-killer/

It's a well-worn sentiment, but do watch the film and listen to how brilliantly Mandel's music ("Nostalgic Monologue") goes with it. Sharon Acker's retelling of how her character met Walker (Lee Marvin) is but one instance where the score stands out. I think that Point Blank the score will catch your attention for all the right reasons when experienced with the film.

 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2009 - 2:32 PM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

Nice blog post on POINT BLANK:

http://cinebeats.blogsome.com/2007/08/29/lee-marvin-the-reluctant-killer/

It's a well-worn sentiment, but do watch the film and listen to how brilliantly Mandel's music ("Nostalgic Monologue") goes with it. Sharon Acker's retelling of how her character met Walker (Lee Marvin) is but one instance where the score stands out. I think that Point Blank the score will catch your attention for all the right reasons when experienced with the film.


I like that line a lot.

Brewster: "You’re a very bad man, Walker, a very destructive man! Why do you run around doing things like this?"

 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2009 - 6:59 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Speaking of "The Organization", is it any surprise that Point Blank failed to get an Oscar nomination for Best Picture while a steaming pile like Doctor Doolittle--which was a huge flop for 20th Cetury Fox--managed to do so? It killed Fox and Rex Harrison's career, though for the latter, old age would've done that soon enough. Looks like "The Organization" was doing everything in its power to save itself. Plus, there was that cheap-looking preachfest that was Guess Who's Coming to Dinner getting a place among the nominees, too. The studio system was certainly at the crossroads in 1967, wasn't it?

Well, at least the Academy (sort of) made up for it by honoring The Graduate, In the Heat of the Night, and Bonnie & Clyde.

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2010 - 8:54 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Liked the film a lot more this time around and as for the common thought that Lee Marvin's Walker is dreaming of revenge is blatantly clear, at least to my feeble brain.


In the commentary, Boorman was purposefully vague about whether the events that unfold are real or dreamed. I think he likes the idea of nobody knowing for sure, and from where I sit, it's a combination of real and fantasy depending on the moment in question. It's a fascinating structure that probably reveals more nuance with each viewing.

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2010 - 9:55 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Liked the film a lot more this time around and as for the common thought that Lee Marvin's Walker is dreaming of revenge is blatantly clear, at least to my feeble brain.


In the commentary, Boorman was purposefully vague about whether the events that unfold are real or dreamed. I think he likes the idea of nobody knowing for sure, and from where I sit, it's a combination of real and fantasy depending on the moment in question. It's a fascinating structure that probably reveals more nuance with each viewing.


It wasn't as obvious to me the first time I saw it but there's so much to take in with this film and I saw a lot more in my second go-around.

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2010 - 9:56 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

This thread now available through the Freedom of Information Act.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2010 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Jim and Allardyce, I envy you.


Ive never had black lines in one of my posts but it is a lifetime ambition!!

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2010 - 5:07 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

THE OUTFIT next airs on Turner Classic Movies (USA) Friday August 13, 2010 at 4 AM.

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2010 - 6:26 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

THE OUTFIT next airs on Turner Classic Movies (USA) Friday August 13, 2010 at 4 AM.

Thanks! I'll definitely set the DVR for it. smile

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2010 - 8:59 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

THE OUTFIT next airs on Turner Classic Movies (USA) Friday August 13, 2010 at 4 AM.

Thanks! I'll definitely set the DVR for it. smile


Be sure to make two copies. big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2010 - 9:18 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

"...I gotta bad left ear..."

 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2010 - 8:44 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

THE OUTFIT next airs on Turner Classic Movies (USA) Friday August 13, 2010 at 4 AM.

A friendly reminder, as tonight's the night.

 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2010 - 6:47 PM   
 By:   Valiant65   (Member)

Actually, The Outfit airs the following morning on the 14th, Sat. at 4 a.m.

At least according to the TCM website.

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2010 - 2:09 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Yeah, though TCM reminder email lists it as airing Friday the 13th because it's Robert Ryan day at TCM.

Not that many around the olde boarde will be watching! wink

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2010 - 5:25 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

TCM aired The Outfit in full frame but the film looked fine, with no characters talking to the side of the TV or any other pan and scan trademarks. IMDB lists The Outfit as 1.85:1, though.

Anyone record this?

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2010 - 6:44 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

When will The Outfit be finally released on DVD?!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2010 - 11:03 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

When will The Outfit be finally released on DVD?!

The Warner Archive Collection has released "The Outfit" as a made-on-demand DVD. It's in a remastered version, that unlike recent showings on TCM, is finally presented in a widescreen ratio.



http://www.wbshop.com/Outfit-The/1000180319,default,pd.html?cgid=ARCHIVENEW

 
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