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Eastwood News / Re: ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ at New York's Film Forum
« on: May 07, 2009, 06:49:49 AM »

If the print is the one or like the one shown at the NFT last year then it will look very good indeed.

Philo .


Thanks to SK for letting me know about this.

Sadly I was still on the train home from work when the show started.


Philo . 

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: Dirty Harry 1971 tooth-extraction scene
« on: April 18, 2009, 09:16:37 AM »
The amputation sequence was shortened to gain an "R" rating.
This was later restored for home video etc.
Not sure if an "X" was ever considered. Given the way Universal handled it, there is a wonder they weren't going for "GP" as it was then, later "PG"

I saw an original print at the Don Siegel tribute introduced by Mr Eastwood at the DGA in 1993, it was cut but was a great trade off as it was original Technicolor and boy the colours were lovely, especially his blooded boot as the film comes into full colour.

Philo .

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: Dirty Harry 1971 tooth-extraction scene
« on: April 18, 2009, 06:30:50 AM »
Probably as I can't imagine the way Siegel would shoot such a scene would not make it acceptable for the "X" certificate the film received from the British board of film censors.

Don't forget KC we got the full uncut version of The Beguiled on original release which the MPAA didn't think suitable for you guys.

Philo .

Questions & Answers / Re: The success of "A Perfect World"
« on: April 18, 2009, 02:04:17 AM »

It certainly seemed like that was the case.

Always pleased to see Clint on screen so there was never a problem for me.

Philo .

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: Dirty Harry 1971 tooth-extraction scene
« on: April 17, 2009, 10:26:22 AM »

I first saw the film on the big screen in 1978 and that was an original print from early 1972 (the films UK release)

and you guessed it, that scene was not present.

I have never heard of it existing.

Philo .

Questions & Answers / Re: The success of "A Perfect World"
« on: April 17, 2009, 10:22:20 AM »

The film is very well made and it is hard to find anyone that dislikes it once they have seen it.

Everyone is excellent in their roles and for me Costner has never been better.

I have no proof but have always felt that the Eastwood role was one way of exec's having Eastwood and Costner together. There was no need for Eastwood to have been in the role and he could have just directed the film.

Don't get me wrong though, he is great in it and I for one am glad they were teamed.

Philo .


Quote: Watching the film again, after 30 years, on the big screen was fantastic, but I kept thinking about what Philo had mentioned about the pink tinge through the film.  I`m bloody convinced I could see it.  Thanks Philo!!!

I'm sorry about this.
I was concerned that the people putting this together were witholding the fact that no "decent" (my term .... for me) materials existed. It is all very well going on about 70mm in their advertising but like anything of quality in this business, if you don't throw money at something then the quality suffers. I don't expect Cinema retro to stump up the money for a 70mm restoration, but I do expect them to be up front about what they are doing. It seemed that it wasn't until I raised this point about the quality of the film materials and the resulting questions being asked that it would have ever been disclosed and that is not nice.
I just like people to be informed about what they are spending their hard earned money on.

Still sounds like a great night, as I explained to Lin, I couldn't have sat through that print but the Q&A sounds like a blast.

Philo .

General Discussion / Re: The Poster Art of Bill Gold
« on: April 13, 2009, 06:22:14 AM »

I have yet to look but just had to post here and say thanks for the links.

Can't wait to spend quite some time on these sites.


Philo .

Collectors' Corner / Own your own 35mm print of Tightrope
« on: April 13, 2009, 02:42:11 AM »

A good price for an Eastwood film that has perfect low fade colour.

Ending soon.


Philo .

Questions & Answers / Re: GRAN TORINO ON DVD
« on: April 12, 2009, 03:59:56 PM »

Thanks to a kind soul I have had a DVD screener of the film since December.

Will not be buying the film until they come up with something better than what is listed for June.

In terms of extras Mr Eastwood's dvd's seem to go in the wrong direction.  :(

Philo .


What an amazing thing to happen for you Palooka.


Philo .


That is certainly not his original card as the photo is rather naff.
I am at work so can't post a grab from the DVD but this from The Enforcer carries the correct photo ID that was also used in the first film

You can check out the end of Dirty Harry (including the badge at 02:10) here.

Philo .

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Calling all old timers
« on: April 06, 2009, 05:37:40 PM »

Still here.

Philo .

Collectors' Corner / Re: Clint Eastwood Movie Themes CD
« on: April 05, 2009, 01:03:27 PM »

I don't think you left anything out Walt.  O0

Philo .

Collectors' Corner / Re: High Plains Drifter...presskit question
« on: April 03, 2009, 04:12:12 PM »

You are quite correct.

I think Where eagles dare is the earliest complete one that I have.

Philo .

Collectors' Corner / Re: High Plains Drifter...presskit question
« on: April 03, 2009, 04:06:35 PM »

I'm sure one was produced and although I have earlier kits that High plains, I don't have that particular one.

Philo .

Collectors' Corner / Re: Clint Eastwood Movie Themes CD
« on: April 03, 2009, 04:03:29 PM »
Ugh .....

That Misty is just awful.

Every which way but right comes to mind for track 2

Is this a comedy album !!   :P

Philo .

Collectors' Corner / Re: Clint collectables bid for and won on eBay
« on: March 27, 2009, 06:19:23 PM »

Sorry, I misread your original post.

Hope you can track one of these down as they are nice to have.

Philo .

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Age and location
« on: March 26, 2009, 07:29:14 AM »

I'm in London too, I visit the same cinema as Gant and am old enough to remember The outlaw Josey Wales when it was first released but I wasn't old enough to see it.  ;)

Philo .

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