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 Posted:   Dec 20, 2013 - 5:29 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Warner Bros. is bringing writer/director Mike Hodges' Get Carter (1971) and Stephen Kay's remake (2000) to Blu-ray this April. The original film stars Michael Caine, Ian Hendry and John Osborne, with the remake casting Sylvester Stallone in the Caine role and co-starring Miranda Richardson, Rachael Leigh Cook and Mickey Rourke. Both street on April 22, 2014.

Get Carter (1971) Synopsis: A vicious London gangster, Jack Carter (Caine), travels to Newcastle for his brother's funeral. He begins to suspect that his brother's death was not an accident and sets out to follow a complex trail of lies, deceit, cover-ups and backhanders through Newcastle's underworld, leading, he hopes, to the man who ordered his brother killed.

Get Carter (2000) Synopsis: It's not his turf. But it is his war. Las Vegas muscle and glitz meets dot-com, triple-latte Seattle, is a Vegas mob enforcer named Jack Carter (Stallone) who prowls the Northwest city to smoke out his brother's killer.

Complete tech specs and special features have yet to be revealed.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=12872

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 20, 2013 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

"..You know ..eric....i had almost forgotten... what your eyes looked like...still the same...pissholes in the snow..."

 
 Posted:   Dec 20, 2013 - 10:53 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

Good. I can live without the original, but no harm-no foul to include it with the remake.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2013 - 4:36 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Good. I can live without the original, but no harm-no foul to include it with the remake.

The world's gone mad and taken my friend Warlok with it frown

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2013 - 9:07 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Good. I can live without the original, but no harm-no foul to include it with the remake.

what?? I was looking for the wink so can only assume you mean that??
Warlok, mate thats like saying the mechanic was crap but the garbage remake was great!!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2013 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Good. I can live without the original, but no harm-no foul to include it with the remake.

what?? I was looking for the wink so can only assume you mean that??
Warlok, mate thats like saying the mechanic was crap but the garbage remake was great!!


I'd heard the Get Carter remake was not very good, so that had me wondering, too. smile

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2013 - 11:28 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

Interesting. I thought the trailers for the Michael Caine film were incredibly cheesy. The Stallone version is gritty and believable. Thus, my preference for the Stallone version. I think the character he plays in Get Carter is also one of the most sincere, genuine performances I`ve seen - thinking specifically about his clumsy, desperate attempts to console the victim...

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2013 - 10:21 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Interesting. I thought the trailers for the Michael Caine film were incredibly cheesy. The Stallone version is gritty and believable. Thus, my preference for the Stallone version. I think the character he plays in Get Carter is also one of the most sincere, genuine performances I`ve seen - thinking specifically about his clumsy, desperate attempts to console the victim...

I'm not trying to put you on the spot, Warlock, but when you mention just seeing the trailers, you haven't actually seen the original. I haven't either, but it's considered to be a classic, hard, British gangster film. Been wanting to see it for a while. smile

Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2013 - 10:24 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

I've also never seen the original (just one of those movies you never get around to), but like Warlok, I did enjoy the remake a great deal and thought it was one of Stallone's best films at the time. When I see a movie that I know is a remake, I usually like to see the original for comparison sake, so hopefully one of these days I'll get around to it.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2013 - 12:35 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Warlok, you managed to find the only other person in the world who liked get carter remake with stallone!! Ha ha, just funning mate.
You both really should see the original. Watch out for the throwaway lines - they really are key to the plot.

 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2013 - 8:46 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Warlok, you managed to find the only other person in the world who liked get carter remake with stallone!! Ha ha, just funning mate.
You both really should see the original. Watch out for the throwaway lines - they really are key to the plot.


Next, he'll be saying he liked the remake of The Italian Job. big grin

 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2013 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

Heh heh,

Well, I guess I should in fairness re-contest that the *trailer* for the original Get Carter certainly doesn`t do it any favours. I suppose I`ll give Mr. Caine a go once the double feature gets released (!).

The Italian Job - okay, here I`ve seen both. Lukewarm to both versions. I probably liked the remake just slightly more because of the lower degree of planned/deliberate farcity/comedy. As probably you goodly folks know though, I do prefer my fare darker.

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2014 - 5:48 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

The UK release has been announced for 5th May.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Get-Carter-Blu-ray-Region-Free/dp/B00683T21G/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1395319367&sr=1-1&keywords=get+carter

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2014 - 1:57 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

The UK release has been announced for 5th May.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Get-Carter-Blu-ray-Region-Free/dp/B00683T21G/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1395319367&sr=1-1&keywords=get+carter



I'll have one.


No, pal, in a straight glass.

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2014 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Both Carters had to play off of one another during the in-betweenie, Escape To Victory. Maybe the best performance should be judged by how many times the tough guys blink - the only way to get the blinkin' job done. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2014 - 2:17 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

The UK release has been announced for 5th May.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Get-Carter-Blu-ray-Region-Free/dp/B00683T21G/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1395319367&sr=1-1&keywords=get+carter



I'll have one.


No, pal, in a straight glass.


tg - a classic line changed with time.

caine: clicks fingers impatiently at barman: "...In a THIN glass!!..."


I thank you.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2014 - 2:17 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

ive come for you....Mar-garet!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2014 - 9:31 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

tg - a classic line changed with time.


"No, I wanted the steelbook, not the ordinary bluray"

"Well, why didn't you say so?"

"You were too quick for me"






 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2014 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

In a thin glass.....

 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2014 - 11:52 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

You're a big man, but you're in bad shape. With me it's a full time job. Now behave yourself.

 
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