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Title: Two Mules For Sister Sara & Kelly’s Heroes 50 Year Anniversaries
Post by: Jed Cooper on January 15, 2020, 10:09:25 AM
For the first time after viewing these again recently, I came away enjoying them very much.  So much so, that I look forward to seeing them again.  Another first.   After becoming a fan, I sought out all of Eastwood’s films but didn’t care for these upon first viewing.  Even this time around, it took a second viewing of each to finally appreciate and fully enjoy them.

After first recent viewing of Two Mules For Sister Sara I thought, “Well, at least Don Siegel did a better western with Flaming Star.”  I’m glad I gave it another chance so soon.  I enjoyed watching the interaction between Eastwood and MacLaine.  They have good moments individually and together. 

The best part of Kelly’s Heroes is the ensemble cast.  My favorite character is Big Joe.  Telly Savalas plays him perfectly in every scene.  Whereas I used to find this film long, drawn out and boring I now enjoy watching the story unfold from opening credits to the end. 

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Title: Re: Two Mules For Sister Sara & Kelly’s Heroes 50th Anniversaries
Post by: Perry on January 15, 2020, 12:27:01 PM

       Actually Jed, I had read somewhere once that there was significant footage cut out of Kelly's Heroes that angered Eastwood. The footage gave more depth to Kelly's demotion and some of the other characters in the movie that would had made the movie better. From what I understand the reasons those scenes were cut out was to keep the comic aspect of the film more prevalent. Not sure if that footage still exists but it would be welcome if its included on the 50th Anniversary dvd edition.....
Title: Re: Two Mules For Sister Sara & Kelly’s Heroes 50 Year Anniversaries
Post by: Jed Cooper on January 17, 2020, 09:12:40 PM
Thanks, Perry.  I’d definitely be interested in seeing that.


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Title: Re: Two Mules For Sister Sara & Kelly’s Heroes 50 Year Anniversaries
Post by: KC on January 18, 2020, 07:54:25 AM
From previous discussion on this board, I think it has been established that that footage doesn't exist.