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 Posted:   Apr 25, 2014 - 12:06 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Finally, after all these years, on May 20th, Paramount will be releasing a Region 1 DVD of the 1972 William Holden-Ernest Borgnine western THE REVENGERS. For more information on this film, see the post of June 1, 2012 in this thread. I haven't seen this film since the day I watched it in the theater 42 years ago.



http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HW3L61U/ref=pe_340890_117812150_em_lm

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2014 - 9:02 PM   
 By:   okcray   (Member)

Fantastic news regarding Arthur Marks' long lost 1973 drive-in classic, THE ROOMMATES (see entry on page 33 of this thread):

http://gorgon-video.com/blogs/blog/15563459-roommates-wanted

No release date set yet, but the sample clip looks fantastic. I saw this at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin several years ago (print in very rough shape, lots of scratches, misaligned frames, several jumps, etc.) so it will be great to see this gem fully restored. It's been a long time coming folks and our patience is finally being rewarded!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2014 - 10:45 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Good news about THE ROOMMATES. The posting on that film in this thread is dated Nov 22, 2012.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 24, 2014 - 8:58 PM   
 By:   okcray   (Member)

Great news regarding THE ROOMMATES... a release date has been set! THE ROOMMATES, along with A WOMAN FOR ALL MEN will be available on Blu-Ray on March 24, 2015.

Link for pre-order: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00R2J5VNI/

Thanks to Gorgon Video for making this available on home video for the first time ever!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 6, 2015 - 3:44 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Some bad news regarding the CBS/Paramount release of the 1972 western THE REVENGERS: The film has been released in a compromised aspect ratio of 1.78:1 rather than its full 2.35:1 theatrical Panavision aspect ratio. Oh well. I guess three-quarters of the picture is better than none at all.

EDIT: Happily, the above post is in error. I've corrected it, five posts below.

Bob D. (01/08/15)

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 6, 2015 - 6:03 PM   
 By:   arthur grant   (Member)

Some bad news regarding the CBS/Paramount release of the 1972 western THE REVENGERS: The film has been released in a compromised aspect ratio of 1.78:1 rather than its full 2.35:1 theatrical Panavision aspect ratio. Oh well. I guess three-quarters of the picture is better than none at all.

It's 2.35:1 on DVD here in Australia Bob. If interested please drop me a line: arthur@thecinemacafe.com

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2015 - 12:31 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Some bad news regarding the CBS/Paramount release of the 1972 western THE REVENGERS: The film has been released in a compromised aspect ratio of 1.78:1 rather than its full 2.35:1 theatrical Panavision aspect ratio. Oh well. I guess three-quarters of the picture is better than none at all.

Just wqatched LAST HARD MEN on Encore in 1:78 and truthfully, I didn't even notice it was actually 2;25 until the titles came on.

Westerns seem to do ok in 1:78 cuz' of all those outdoor vistas
brm

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2015 - 12:58 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

What ever happened to this obscure thread starter???!!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2015 - 9:46 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

What ever happened to this obscure thread starter???!!


I've been wondering that myself. DAN THE MAN once announced that he was signing off this board for good, then returned a few months later. Perhaps he has now permanently ended the relationship.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2015 - 9:56 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I'd like to correct what I said above about the aspect ratio of the U.S. DVD for THE REVENGERS. Originally, I played the first few minutes of the film on my old 4:3 television, which is not a good way to visually judge aspect ratios. That, and the fact that the only information on the disc packaging itself reads "Aspect Ratio: 16x9" led me to conclude that the picture was indeed in the 1.78:1 (16:9) ratio.

But after I put the film up on my computer monitor, a true 16x9 screen, it's clear that the film is letterboxed within that 16x9 frame, and measures out to a true 2.35:1 image. In comparing that image to what appears on my old 4:3 TV, it's also apparent that the overscan on my television cuts off enough image to reduce the width of a 2.35:1 image to 2.17:1.

In any case, you can buy the DVD with confidence that the image is correct.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2015 - 11:02 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Pino Calvi's score for THE REVENGERS came in for some criticism when the film was released in 1972, as being too busy and noisy, but today it sounds like gold to my melody-starved ears. The recording of the Main Title in this YouTube clip is a bit dodgy--it sounds somewhat better smoothed out on the film's mono optical track:

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2015 - 11:28 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Its a great score bob, had it a few years now, great main theme.
And any film with a rare Bunch pairing of Holden and Borgnine cant be bad.

 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2015 - 2:15 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

What ever happened to this obscure thread starter???!!


I've been wondering that myself. DAN THE MAN once announced that he was signing off this board for good, then returned a few months later. Perhaps he has now permanently ended the relationship.


I've heard from a reliable source that he is busy writing, directing, editing and producing his latest film, and then he has to compose the music as well as write the lyrics to the theme tune and also having to promote the film to all those people he knows in the industry.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2015 - 6:42 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Well when you are an auteur like Dan - its tough fitting all those jobs in with being logged on permanently and starting a new thread a minute on fsm.
So much fantasy to invent, so little time.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2015 - 2:10 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

PSYCHO FROM TEXAS (see posting of Jul 19, 2012 in this thread) has been released on DVD by Code Red. The film is part of a two-disc, six-film limited edition package available only on Code Red's website:

http://codereddvd.bigcartel.com/product/six-pack-volume-3-more-bang-for-your-bucks-6-films-in-2-dvd-disc-limited-500-edition

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2015 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

The 1973 film THE CLONES (see post of February 7, 2013 in this thread) will have its inaugural DVD release later this year by Arrow Video USA.

http://www1.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/28726/THE-CLONES-1973/

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2015 - 4:00 PM   
 By:   Bigfiver69   (Member)

Just found this thread, and wanted to say how fantastic it is. I can't believe the depth of knowledge here on some just great, long lost films.

In particular, I was pretty knocked out to see in on the obscure Yugoslav war film THE SOLDIER. I saw this on local TV (in Canada) back in the late 70s, but missed the title. Been trying to find out the name of that movie since I was 9 years old! So thank you!

I grew up in the last generation of non-cable/early cable and was lucky enough to have parents who didn't care what I watched! I had a small b/w TV in my room and used to stay up past midnight on many nights (even school nights) to watch whatever the CBC or the local CTV affiliate had on air after the 11 o'clock news. So, saw a lot of oddball stuff. And it was wonderful.

As my small contribution to the the thread, I'd like to point out THE BRIDGE (DIE BRUCKE), directed by Bernhard Wicki. Here's the intro from wikipedia: 1959 West German film directed by Austrian filmmaker Bernhard Wicki. It is based on the eponymous 1958 novel by journalist and writer Gregor Dorfmeister (published under the pseudonym Manfred Gregor). The story was based on an actual event, upon the personal report of a surviving veteran who in his own youth experienced a similar situation in World War II. The film was timely in West Germany as the Bundeswehr had only recently been created in 1955 with conscription in Germany beginning in 1956.

Saw this on late night TV back in the day, and loved it. Worth finding if you can. I think it as the first film made in Germany after the war that dealt with WW2 from the German point of view. Great sequences everywhere, and clean direction.

Shep

 
 
 Posted:   May 23, 2015 - 8:40 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

The Warner Archive Collection has released a made-on-demand DVD of 1972's EVERY LITTLE CROOK AND NANNY. The film was discussed in a posting of July 15, 2012 in this thread.

 
 
 Posted:   May 27, 2015 - 1:27 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

The 1990 killer baboon movie SHAKMA has been released on Blu-ray by Code Red Video. The film was discussed in a posting of Jul 21, 2012 in this thread.



Code Red discs are now available exclusively from Screen Archives Entertainment.

http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/29039/SHAKMA-1990/



 
 Posted:   May 27, 2015 - 2:26 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Long thread so I don't know if these have been mentioned.

Twice Upon A Time
Animalympics
Metamorphoses/Winds Of Change
Sweet Liberty

 
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