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« on: November 09, 2021, 09:49:40 AM »

Saw Josey Wales last night at my local Alamo Drafthouse theater in Virginia... released to the theaters as part of the 45th anniversary of the film.  I've seen this movie countless times over the years (including on opening day 45 years ago) but I never get tired of seeing it and watching it again on the big screen was just marvelous.  Perfect storytelling and great cinematography plus one of Clint's best roles.  Can't say much more that hasn't already been said on this board but if anybody gets to see this in a theater near them, make sure to stay after the credits as there is a 15-20 minute great documentary on not just about making Josey Wales but discussion on making all his westerns... lots of interviews including Costner and Scorcese.
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2021, 10:54:21 AM »

That would be a lot of fun! Unfortunately I didn't happen to see if it was playing anywhere near me.
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2021, 07:24:48 PM »

I actually wanted to see several of these re-released Eastwood movies, but didn't realize that they had started already. I find it quite odd that Warners didn't announce the dates for when each film would be re-released, because they had to have planned for that in advance. Unless you happened to be checking the movie showtimes in a theater that was playing each movie randomly on the exact day they happened to be playing, you just wouldn't know that they had come out. It feels like a missed opportunity to me.
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2021, 09:01:16 PM »

Yeah, I agree... Warners didn't promote these re-releases at all... I remember reading about them somewhere a few months ago but that was it.  Lucky for me that I'm always looking at my theater's schedule and that they got the movie (just for one screening however).  These re-releases have also been on HBO Max but I don't know if they showed the special documentary as well.
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2022, 01:27:35 AM »

It's a pity there aren't too many chances to see Eastwood's movies on the big screen. I know this bad luck... Usually it's in another town or city far away. To make up for it, I have a friend who has an entertainment center in the basement and a huge screen with great sound. That will do I guess  ;D
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2022, 07:14:04 AM »

Welcome to the board, Helen! I agree that that sounds like a nice setup and is a good alternative to being able to see the movies in a theater.
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2022, 02:29:56 AM »

I was lucky enough to see Josey Wales at the BFI pre lockdown.. it looked amazing. They were set to show a season of
Clint films on the big screen until Covid shut them down. I hope they re instate that 
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