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Eastwood News / A Fistful of Dollars - New Italian Restoration
« on: March 27, 2009, 03:08:21 AM »
Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere, couldn't see it though.

I read on another forum that a new restoration of A Fistful of Dollars has been released in Italy.

Link to the thread I read, which included screencaps for comparison purposes:

http://thedvdforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=557085

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Collectors' Corner / 4 Disc Flags/Letters Set £6.98
« on: November 26, 2008, 07:43:51 AM »
Thought some UK members might be interested in this, 4 disc "steelbook" Flags/Letters set for the bargain price of £6.98 delivered.  :)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000Q6ZM2O/thedvdforums-21

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General Discussion / 1974 CityLights Interview
« on: November 10, 2008, 08:22:20 AM »
Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere, I looked but couldn't find it, excellent interview from 1974 posted on YouTube recently:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=hToMUFUH8Jk

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General Discussion / Just for Fun - Google Trends
« on: July 11, 2008, 05:43:03 AM »
Not sure if you have ever come across the Google Trends site before, basically it provides data on how many people have searched for a specific term on Google.

I thought it would be fun to compare the number of searches for Clint as compared to a few other pupular actors. Here are my results, try it yourself, you can compare anybody:

http://www.google.com/trends?q=%22Clint+Eastwood%22%2C+%22Leonardo+Di+Caprio%22%2C++%22Russel+Crowe%22%2C+%22Robert+De+Niro%22%2C+%22Tom+hanks%22&ctab=0&geo=all&date=ytd&sort=0

Or for a sad indictment of today's society...

http://www.google.com/trends?q=%22Clint+Eastwood%22%2C+%22Paris+Hilton%22&ctab=0&geo=all&date=ytd&sort=0

http://www.google.com/trends?q=%22Clint+Eastwood%22%2C+%22David+Beckham%22&ctab=0&geo=all&date=ytd&sort=0

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Eastwood News / Clint to Narrate New Documentary on Warners
« on: February 06, 2008, 05:43:58 AM »
Press release from Warner Bros. here:

http://www2.warnerbros.com/web/corpcomm/press_release.jsp?id=YouMustRememberThisTheWarnerBrosStory85thAnniversary

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“You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story” - New Documentary Is Centerpiece Of Warner Home Video’s Year-Long Celebration Of Studio’s 85th Anniversary
(February 5, 2008 – Burbank, CA) – On April 4, 1923, four brothers from Youngstown, Ohio (Harry, Albert, Sam and Jack L. Warner) officially incorporated their new motion picture company which to this day continues to entertain the world with great films.

Throughout 2008, Warner Home Video (WHV) will celebrate Warner Bros. (WB) Studios’ 85th anniversary with an initiative that will debut more than 50 new-to-DVD feature films along with its centerpiece, “You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story,” an illuminating new documentary produced, written and directed by award-winning filmmaker and Time magazine Senior Film critic Richard Schickel. Clint Eastwood narrates.

As part of the partnership with American Masters, “You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story” will be broadcast nationally as a three-part special in September 2008.

Susan Lacy, the creator and executive producer of “American Masters,” which is produced by Thirteen/WNET New York, noted "Given our long co-producing relationship with Warner Bros. -- on such projects as George Cukor, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland and John Ford/John Wayne - it is thrilling and appropriate that American Masters can bring ‘You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story’ to PBS."

“PBS’ ‘American Masters’ is acclaimed for its exceptional documentaries illuminating our collective past, whether through individual achievements, or in this case, through the vision of a film studio,” said John F. Wilson, Sr. Vice President and Chief TV Programming Executive, PBS. “Exploring this impressive body of Warner Bros. films to more fully understand America’s unique place in history will be a wonderful and entertaining journey for our viewers.”

The DVD debuts in September. Simultaneously, a 550-page full-color companion book -- written by Schickel and George Perry, with an introduction by Eastwood -- will be published worldwide. George Perry is the former The Times of London film critic and is the author of many books on film.

In the documentary, Schickel chronicles the history of Warner Bros. in an unprecedented way, using excerpts from hundreds of Warner Bros.’ films to illustrate how many of the studio’s films have served as a mirror of the values, mores and attitudes of the eras in which they were produced.

“This documentary is definitely in Richard’s DNA. His fascination with Warner Bros. goes back to his boyhood in Milwaukee where the only theatre in town was owned by Warner,” said George Feltenstein, Senior Vice President, Theatrical Catalog Marketing, and Warner Home Video. “It’s a groundbreaking work that, rather than dealing with executive intrigue, contract disputes or casting couch adventures, focuses on the studio’s films as a microcosm of America’s cultural and social history. It’s a unique cinematic achievement which has never been attempted on this level ever before - for this or any studio.”

To help celebrate the 85th anniversary year, from the vast WB library among the industry’s most celebrated movies, more than 50 are being restored for their DVD release this year including: “All This And Heaven, Too,” “The Beast With Five Fingers,” “Black Legion,” “Brother Orchid,” “Deception,” “Flamingo Road,” “Gold Diggers Of 1937,” “Inside Daisy Clover,” “Kid Galahad,” “Lady Killer,” “The Mayor Of Hell,” “Night Nurse,” “None But The Brave,” “Pete Kelly’s Blues,” “San Antonio,” “Thank Your Lucky Stars,” “Three On A Match,” “Virginia City” and “Watch On The Rhine.”

New special editions of Warner Bros. Pictures favorites including “Bonnie and Clyde,” “Cool Hand Luke,” “Gypsy,” “Risky Business,” and “Splendor in the Grass” are also set for the anniversary year celebration. A number of other new-to-DVD special editions and thematic box sets drawn from Warner’s classic MGM and RKO collections will also be part of this anniversary slate.

Each quarter of 2008 will be marked with the release of several timeless collections, such as Frank Sinatra, Dirty Harry, Gangsters, Super Heroes, Musicals, Westerns, Oscars and more.

On August 31, the Hollywood Bowl’s “Big Picture” night will honor the studio’s magnificent movie music legacy with a special Warner Bros. musical concert to be held at the famed 18,000 seat amphitheatre. The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, led by one of Hollywood’s foremost composers, David Newman, will perform music to accompany pivotal and well-known scenes from classic Warner Bros. films.

More about the Schickel Documentary

Clint Eastwood, who has worked with Richard Schickel on a number of projects, will narrate the documentary. The creative force behind many earlier works about Warner’s talented stars and directors, Schickel now takes on the task of telling the studio's entire history, with each sequence underscoring the crucial roles Warner Bros. and its films have played in portraying our society, a role the studio still plays today, some 85 years after its incorporation.

Through the use of rare archival interviews, some of which have not been seen for decades, as well as a great deal of newly photographed material, Schickel celebrates the colorful legacy of Warner Bros. throughout the decades, featuring cleverly assembled film clips from literally hundreds of films. Each of the documentary's hour-long sequences focus on a specific period in the studio's history, from the silent movie days and the development of sound, the depression, WWII, the advent of television, the onset of new technologies, and even the broadening and diversification of media companies in recent years.

Schickel engagingly retraces the legendary insights and demystifies the myths of some of Hollywood’s most magnificent productions such as “The Jazz Singer,” “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” “Casablanca,” “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “To Have and Have Not,” “A Streetcar Named Desire,” “Giant,” “Bonnie and Clyde,” “The Exorcist,” “All The President’s Men” and the Batman and Harry Potter films; and talent from the likes of legends such as Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Paul Newman, James Dean, Doris Day, James Cagney, Joan Crawford, Paul Newman, Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Robert DeNiro, Barbra Streisand and George Clooney. As the films from Warner Bros. studios have served as a roadmap and mirror of our social history, “You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story” is sure to be viewed as an entertaining and unique roadmap to the colorful history of Hollywood and filmed entertainment.

All five Dirty Harry films in an Ultimate Collector’s Edition

• Dirty Harry 2-Disc Special Edition (1971)
• Magnum Force Deluxe Edition (1973)
• The Enforcer Deluxe Edition (1976)
• Sudden Impact Deluxe Edition (1983)
• Dead Pool Deluxe Edition (1988)
• Bonus Disc Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows

 

Anybody know the difference between a Deluxe Edition and a Special Edition?

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Collectors' Corner / Dirty Harry Box Set £9.99
« on: March 26, 2007, 01:44:34 PM »
You should really all have these DVDs already, but if not, HMV in the UK has a one week only offer on the box set at £9.99, less than £2 a film, can't get much cheaper than that.

http://www.hmv.co.uk/hmvweb/displayProductDetails.do?sku=251265&WT.mc_id=101348

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Eastwood News / Warner "Revisiting" Clint's Movies for DVD etc
« on: March 06, 2007, 04:22:20 AM »
There is a website called www.hometheaterforum.com and they hold online discussions with Warner over upcoming DVD releases etc.

According to their latest discussion:

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Warner working with Clint Eastwood's production company on revisiting some of his titles for 2008.

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/showthread.php?t=252795

So the good news is we may get some extras after all. The bad news is that we will have to throw away all the DVDs we have already bought and buy replacements!

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The Dirty Harry Films / Dirty Harry Meets...Sledge Hammer!
« on: February 27, 2007, 04:37:58 AM »
Don't know if anyone else picked up on this, but did anyone else spot the actor David Rasche who played Sledge Hammer in the 1980s Dirty Harry spoof TV show of the same name in Flags of Our Fathers?

I wonder if he mentioned to Clint "By the way Mr Eastwood, I used to parody you back in the 80s..."  :)

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Eastwood News / Flags in the UK
« on: January 05, 2007, 04:55:56 AM »
So, has anyone been to see Flags in the UK?

It seems to have had a very limited release. I live in Aberdeen, a city with a population of 200,000 with 3 cinemas, and it's not been shown here!

I had tickets for the free Times screening a couple of weeks ago but a family thing came up and I couldn't go. I thought I would catch it on general release but it looks like I may have missed my only opportunity to see Flags on the big screen.  >:(

I guess I'll have to pick up the DVD next month instead, will probably buy from CD-Wow.

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Eastwood News / Flags - UK Advance Screenings
« on: December 01, 2006, 08:15:53 AM »
I found this on another board so i don't have any more details, but I know from past experience that the usual deal with these Times screenings is that you phone up a premium line number to resrve the tickets, I think it usually costs a couple of pounds, pretty cheap for two tickets.

I'll be buiyng The Times tomorrow anyway.  :)


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Flags of Our Fathers: screenings

Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers is released on December 22, but you can see it before the crowds on December 17, as part of Land Rover's Go Beyond season, at one of 40 Vue cinemas nationwide
See The Knowledge in The Times this Saturday and Culture in The Sunday Times for details

Vue cinemas

Sunday, December 17, at 10am for a 10.30am start

London:

Acton
Finchley Road
Fulham Broadway
Islington
North Finchley
Shepherd’s Bush
West End

Rest of UK:

Aberdeen
Basingstoke Festival
Birmingham Star City
Bolton
Bristol Cribbs
Bury
Cambridge
Cardiff
Cheshire Oaks
Croydon Grants
Croydon Purley
Doncaster
Edinburgh Omni
Harrow
Leeds Light
Leicester
Manchester Lowry
Northampton
Norwich
Oxford
Plymouth
Portsmouth
Preston
Reading
Romford
Sheffield
Southport
Staines
Swansea
Thurrock
Watford
Worcester
York

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Collectors' Corner / Cheap DVD Box Sets in UK
« on: July 11, 2006, 03:04:13 AM »
As per title, £13.95 for these box sets, the only way to get some of these DVDs in the UK I believe.

http://www.dvd.co.uk/product.asp?id=D028423

http://www.dvd.co.uk/product.asp?id=D028424

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Eastwood News / Eastwood Documentary TODAY (26th June) on UK TV!
« on: June 26, 2006, 02:21:44 AM »
I watched an interesting documentary on Clint on the Biography Channel in the UK. It;s repeated again today at 11am and 5pm.

Some of you are probably familiar with it, it seemed to have been made just after Unforgiven came out and featured a nice long interview with Clint interspersed with clips from some of his films and contributions from people he has worked with such as Buddy van Horn, Henry Bumstead, Marsha Mason and others.

Worth watching. The Biography Channel is on Sky Digital channel 161.

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The Dirty Harry Films / Google! (Funny Pic)
« on: April 14, 2006, 03:59:03 AM »
Not sure where the right place to post this is, but I thought you guys would get a kick out of it anyway. :)


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The Dirty Harry Films / Dirty Harry vs. The French Connection
« on: February 01, 2006, 09:11:51 AM »
I recently watched The French Connection for the first time.

While it was a good watch, I couldn't help thinking that it was vastly inferior in just about every department to the original Dirty Harry.

They both came out around the same time I think and they were both big commercial hits. I know the Academy makes some bizarre decisons at times, but how the hell did The French Connection win 5 Academy Awards (including Best Picture) and Dirty Harry wasn't even nominated?  ???

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Collectors' Corner / Cheap DVD Packs
« on: November 23, 2005, 07:29:44 AM »
Some bargain Clint DVD packs here:

Clint Eastwood: Adventurer
http://dvdpacific.com/item.asp?ID=551294

Clint Eastwood: Cop
http://dvdpacific.com/item.asp?ID=551237

Clint Eastwood: Hero
http://dvdpacific.com/item.asp?ID=551243

Clint Eastwood: Westerner
http://dvdpacific.com/item.asp?ID=551234

I've used this firm before and found them to be reliable.

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Eastwood News / Paul Haggis interview - Clint Content
« on: August 01, 2005, 05:35:31 AM »
Interesting Paul Haggis interview from Scottish Newspaper The Sunday Herald here:

http://www.sundayherald.com/50976

Some interesting Clint content, especially the comments re Death and Dishonor.

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Eastwood News / UK Showing of Clint on Inside the Actor's Studio
« on: October 26, 2004, 08:22:34 AM »
The Performance channel here in the Uk showed half of Clint's appearance on Inside the Actor's Studio last week.

Part 2 will be shown this week, first on Friday night, repeated at several times.

Here's a schedule:

http://www.performance-channel.com/listings/index.asp?date=26Oct2004

Performance can be found on Sky channel 202. For those of you who missed part one keep an eye on the listings as this channel normally repeats things a lot.


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The Dirty Harry Films / Dirty Harry Tour
« on: September 09, 2004, 05:41:10 AM »
Has anybody here taken the Dirty Harry tour, as seen here?:

http://www.movietours.com/harry/intro/

I just got back from San Francisco (on my honeymoon, my wife must love me if she let me tour all thos Harry sites), where I was able to check out quite a few locations thanks to this site.

Quite apart from the usefulness of the site if your going to San Francisco, it's a great read on it's own. Those guys who wrote it are really funny.

It doesn't appear to have been updated for a while, which is a shame, as I would really like to read the Enforcer and Dead Pool tours. Has anybody ever had any contact with them?

Oh, and the great news is that the cross at Mt Davidson Park is still there! The site doesn't really make that clear, so I was delighted to see it.

I even had my photo taken with my nose "right up against the cement", ha ha. Unfortunately some arseholes had scrawled satanic style graffiti on it, and bizarrely, there was a wedding taking place there that day, but it was still a thrill to see it.

Didn't bump into Alice though. ;)


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