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Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:The Outlaw Josey Wales
« on: May 14, 2004, 03:30:05 AM »
Yeah, that's my experience as well.
Love to impress my friends, who usually watches such films as the Matrix films which, quite frankly, does not impress me at all.  

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:The Outlaw Josey Wales
« on: May 13, 2004, 06:13:32 AM »
Yeah Josey Wales is a great western.

I highly recommend the Josey Wales SE DVD.
Apart from the superb transfer and the (quite good) 5.1 audio, it also contains a 35 min all-new documentary.
The documentary is highly informative and includes interviews with all of the cast. Also, Clint talks about how much this film means to him.

I have always felt that this movie is my "gold watch". And by that I mean that I like to keep this DVD away, and when my friends ask if I have a god movie and can pull out Josey Wales and show them a really good film...

Anyone else feel that this is Clint's "forgotten" film?!?

There will be a two-Disc-Edition in Germany. A Region 2 Edition. Everything will be in german and english. Except for the cover.
Means that the discs will also be interesting for fans in the UK.

Does anybody else have an idea of an alternative (ie. Not UK version) region 2 release of Mystic River?

I really want the audio commentary.  
Obviously I also want the english 5.1 audio.

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:Once Upon Time Vs. Good Bad Ugly
« on: April 13, 2004, 12:21:45 PM »

I believe that Leone HAS manageded to get a grandiour feeling to OUATIW. Every shot is somewhat lavish, but it is why the film is so good. Picture, music, dialouge and acting turns into a higher level. Especially the interaction between the picture and the music is faboules. Just look at the scene where frank comes back to morton's railwaycarrige, only to find everybody shot down: Frank's horse is actually riding in sync with the rhytme of the music! And so it goes throughout the film.

And on a futher notice,
OUATIW is actually a "film within a film", as film and art historian and sergio leone biographer sir christopher frayling explains in his biograph of leone and on the commetary track on the dvd.
Prior to writing the script, sergio and associates saw all the classic westerns from the 50's and 60's - the golden area of the western. OUATIW is full of homages to all theese classic westerns, thus becomming perhaps the first post modernistic film - and beating tarantino's Pulp Fiction by some 30 years!

Theese homages, combined with the grandeur of the film, the interaction between music and picture, makes this my favourite over GBU.
GBU is still a fantastic film, though. One of my absolute favourites...

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:Once Upon Time Vs. Good Bad Ugly
« on: April 08, 2004, 05:59:42 AM »
I'm not supprised that most people on the Clint Eastwood webboard vote for GBU...

Anyway, West must really be compared to Unforgiven, rather than GBU.
As Unforgiven is Clint's farewell to westerns, so is West Leone's farewell to westerns.

West is a film about the "old" west must give way to the "new" west.
In the start of the film we see harmonica, frank and cheyenne doing their usual business, but as the film progresses (and the railway comes nearer) it becomes more and more clear that thees classic figures from the old west must give way for the new west: Civilisation, transatlantic railways etc.

The final duel between frank and harmonica is enivetiable. Harmonica must settle the score with frank, and frank, who's boss is dead and now has no work, has nowhere else to go and is curious to find out what harmonica is here to revenge.

And the final sequence in West summarizes it all: The bandits and killers from the old west is either dead or are riding out to nowhere, and the railways has now reach the city - thus turning the wild west into the civilised west.

And although GBU is a very good film, I would still say that West is superior. It seams that there has gone a lot more research and thinking into the making and filming of West.

Don't get me wrong, I think original soundtracks can be great, but they are seldom pop-music, and therefore not at top of the charts.

Some people like soundtrack, but face it: Most people are not really into them.

Maybe you can give me a link that prooves me wrong?

I really like the music of Ennio Morricone, but that is maybe because i imagine the scenes from the films the music is GBU.

Sorry Ally,

I think you have misunderstood.
I only meant that cd-wow is preperred to keep their low prices at any means.

11.99 for Mystic river is cheap, but it must be the single disc edition mentioned above.
I will go for the 3-disc set myself, but i think that Warner will realize that they cannot sell a dvd which includes a seperate soundtrack-cd. They price will be high, and nobody in Europe really care for original soundtracks anyway....


Keep in mind that (and buy most of their dvd's and cd's in the far east.
All measures to keep the price on region 2 dvd's down are taking. I have heard stories that had to sell out of their office interier!!
All to offer us consumers the best price.

I kind of like it..... ;D

Eastwood News / Re:GBU Special Edition May '04
« on: March 16, 2004, 10:23:53 AM »
Found this at

Special features:
'Leone's West' documentary on the making of the film with Eastwood and Wallach, and producer Alberto Grimaldi
'Leone's Style' documentary on the impact of Leone's Spaghetti Western phenomenon with Eastwood, Wallach, Grimaldi and genre expert and historian Richard Schickel
'The Man Who Lost the Civil War' documentary into the background of the setting of the film
An audio commentary with genre expert and film historian Richard Schickel
'Restoring The Good The Bad and The Ugly' featurette on reconstruction and re-recording of audio tracks
'The Secorro Sequence: A Reconstruction', an animated gallery of missing sequences with stills and footage
Never-before-scene extended Tuco Torture scene, which was dropped from all theatrical versions
'Il Maetsro' featurette featuring Variety music critic on the creation of Ennio Morricone's unforgettable score
'Il Maestro Part 2' audio featurette offering an extended insight into Morricone's music
French trailer which includes clips deleted from the final version
4 Easter Eggs

I must say - it looks AWESOME!
After the phenomenal job with the OUATITW DVD, I sure hope that this GBU dvd is at least as good.
But the features specs sure seem to give a masterful dvd

General Discussion / Re:Malpaso
« on: February 04, 2004, 12:54:57 AM »
Thank you, KC.

I helped a lot..

General Discussion / Malpaso
« on: February 03, 2004, 06:05:48 AM »
Can anybody tell me a little about clint's production company Malpaso.

Has Malpaso produced film other than with clint either as a star or director?

Does Malpaso have a website?

I have search the web, but could not find anything about Malpaso.

Eastwood News / Re:GBU Special Edition May '04
« on: February 03, 2004, 05:47:56 AM »
Tell me,

The "old" single disc edition of GBU with the "14 min. of unseen footage" on the front, I believe that it too has both sound and picture restored. The sound is mono (for romantic reasons, I would imagine), but the picture is presented in 2.35 anamorphic and I quite like the picture. Good colours, sharp presentation and generally a nice restoration.

But will the new collectors edition improve the picture further?

Maybe a unrelavant question, but this IS the webboard for this sort of things..... ;D

Tekker, Denmark

General Discussion / Clint's DVD's - Why so featuresless??
« on: January 21, 2004, 09:59:49 AM »
Most of Clint's film are great.
I suppose that almost every film of his is out now on DVD.

But howcome do they have this lack of features??

I sure miss audio commentary, deleted scenes, behind the scenes featuette, brand-new documentaries and more.

Yes, I know that some DVD's are avaliable as special editions (Dirty Harry, Josey Wales, Misty, Line of Fire and soon GBU).
But as superb the Unforgiven 10th anniversary 2-disc is (my favourite Movie AND DVD), it still lacks audio commentary from Clint and deleted scenes.

Maybe there are no delected scenes avaliable anywhere because of Clint's dedication and method of filming, there simply are no "extra" scenes shot during filming?
I know that Clint only shoot a few takes and generally shoot only the scenes he has preperred and figures in the screenplay.

Even though I really like the Dirty Harry, Misty, Josey Wales and Unforgiven special editions, I feel that there could be more features.

And concerning all the new featureless DVD releases: No features = No possibility to go "into" the film and get and idea of what the filmmakers where thinking at the time = No idea in purchasing the DVD's without features.

Just my humble oppinion. Anyone agree?


Eastwood News / Mystic River DVD release date
« on: January 21, 2004, 09:37:45 AM »
Does anybody know the release dates for both the region 1 and 2 of the Mystic River DVD?
Also, what features will be on the DVD? Will it be a 2-disc set?
I surely hope that Clint finally will do a audio commentary.


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