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No UK DVD/Bluray release date yet though. Not that really matters these days.


Collectors' Corner / Re: Eastwood cinema posters
« on: November 20, 2012, 03:49:15 AM »
It is a great idea and I would love to do it, I just do not have the time unfortunately.  :(

Some of the photographs I have of the posters would need to be re-shot, in fact, It would be better if all the posters were taken professionally.  Again, a time issue.

Excuses excuses always excuses  ;) I retire in 5 years so if you haven't done it then I'll do it for you.

PS. In case you don't know, it's Inspector now. Who woulda thunk it ?

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2012 Movie Discussion
« on: November 19, 2012, 04:16:19 AM »
Skyfall is quite good film but it doesn`t feel like James Bond-film at times.Daniel Craig is once again excellent as is rest of the cast but the story is mainly a simple revenge-story and I kind of wanted to see"old school"Bond-film.
But as said the film is good,sometimes even great but they should lighten the atmosphere a bit in the future films...not meaning that I`d like to see another Moonraker or Die another Day.

Agreed. Skyfall is a very good movie and I enjoyed it a lot but, despite the references to past films, it didn't feel like Bond. The last Mission Impossible film was more like Bond than this latest outing. Craig's a great actor but he's not my idea of Bond, more like a Steve McQueen waxwork that's started to melt  ;D

Collectors' Corner / Re: Eastwood cinema posters
« on: November 19, 2012, 02:58:05 AM »
Davy, I know I've mentioned this befoe but you owe it to yourself and the rest of us fans to get your collection on a website.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Celebrity Obituary Thread
« on: November 19, 2012, 02:54:41 AM »
He was a great actor and appeared in one of my all time fave movies Hell Drivers

R.I.P Mr Lom

I was lucky enough to spend some time with Herbert Lom just last year in London. Although very elderly and frail his voice was unmistakable and he enjoyed remenising about his fantastic career. I wasn't surprised at the news of his death but saddened. He was one of cinemas greatest character actors.

General Discussion / Re: Was THE EIGER SANCTION worthy of a sequels?
« on: November 19, 2012, 02:50:36 AM »
I've always greatly enjoyed The Eiger Sanction, and would have loved to have seen a sequel.

Me too. It would have been interesting to see Clint in another franchise and I really liked the character of Hemlock. The films might have gone more along the lines of Michael Caine's Harry Palmer movies as opposed to Bond. It could have been a lot of fun.

General Discussion / Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
« on: November 19, 2012, 02:46:40 AM »
Sudden Impact. It hasn't aged as well as the first three but I had a good time with it. Maybe because it's been so long since I actually sat down and watched the whole thing.

With a UK release date of 30th Nov and a  BluRay release on 18th Dec it looks like a limited release on this side of the pond.

I can't say I'm surprised if that's the case. Baseball is largely ignored in the UK, being a game almost identical to a kids game called rounders. Having said that I would have thought the Eastwood name alongside the younger stars Adams & Timberlake might have commanded a bigger chunk of cinema screen time.

Collectors' Corner / Re: High Plains Drifter Original Soundtrack
« on: November 17, 2012, 08:46:21 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D Oh my f****n god !!! Who the hell is that "signing" and was this ever really intended to be taken seriously or was it someone who wandered into the recording studio for a laugh ? INCREDIBLE !!!

Arrived yesterday.  Its really good. (with one exception) -

The unused title theme..................WHOOAAA...........What a howler  :D  It is a vocal version of the theme we know.  And when I say "vocal" I mean it in the loosest term.  

High Plains Drifter Unused Title Theme

All I can say is, I`m glad they went with what they did.

Collectors' Corner / Re: Eastwood cinema posters
« on: September 25, 2012, 10:32:15 AM »

While cataloging last night I noticed that I do not have a UK Quad for Pink Cadillac (SHOCK...HORROR  :D). 

Now that has started me thinking..........I have never came across one before, let alone seen one.  Does it exist?  Come to think of it, if I recall, Pink Cadillac never got a UK cinema screening, I may be wrong.  I think it was a straight to video job.

Can any member enlighten me?  Is there a UK Quad for Pink Cadillac?  If so, could someone post an image?

Thanks in advance

I think it was straight to video Davy and even then, straight in the bargain bin   ;D


I agree with all of this. If Eastwood had a prepared speech, he would have been fabulous. The Superbowl commercial he did was great, and he wrote a lot of that. Eastwood's decision to not prepare a speech in advance was a huge mistake. Since we all seem to be discussing our impressions of the speech, and are even posting articles about it, I did think that Eastwood's presentation, which implied President Obama was using crude language, was in pretty poor taste, and was very disrespectful. He did have some pretty good lines though. Politically, I don't agree with them, but they were effective. "If someone does not do the job, we've gotta let 'em go," and "I haven't cried that hard since I found out there's 23 million unemployed people in this country. That is something to cry for. That is a disgrace, a national disgrace." "This administration hasn't done enough to cure that," Eastwood said, and it's "time for somebody else to come along and solve the problem." If the whole speech would have been like that, it would have been great. Unfortunately, it wasn't.

Agreed and agreed !

I am wondering what kind of influence Eastwood coming out so publicly for Governor Romney might have on the critical and commercial reception of "Trouble With the Curve." Will the fact that he did this bizarre speech affect its box office, or whether or not he receives recognition for his role in this film?

Interesting question. Regardless of its content, he's certainly diminished his gravitas with such a poor public performance. Hopefully the film can speak for itself. From the trailer it looks pretty lightweight anyway. I suppose it might be more pertinent if it had obvious political undertones. Then again, we've yet to see it. Maybe there's more to it than what's in the trailer.

No Question about it...The most embarrassing thing I seen Eastwood do since The Gauntlet.

Hey, leave The Gauntlet out of this !!             :D

I'm fine with Eastwood speaking at the Republican convention, and I think it's important to try to keep this thread as politics free as possible, so I think we should refrain from expressing our disappointment, or approval, of Eastwood's decision to speak. What I am not fine with is the way it was done.

I fully understand that rule as nothing gets people riled up like politics & religion but when Clint does something like this it's impossible to keep politics out of it. That's his whole reason for being there. It HAS changed my opinion of Clint and not for the better. Considering Clint's very eloquent defense of certain minorities I'm quite frankly stunned at his endorsement of this man.

I'll still enjoy his movies as I always have but that's where it ends. maybe that's just the way it should be.

True but I didn't think he'd show up at the Republican National Convention last night, either....

After that disgrace a cameo in The Expendables 3 could ONLY be an improvement.

A complete disaster ! I never thought I would see my boyhood hero come across like a bumbling old man. Politics aside ( and they're spurious enough ) it did nothing for Eastwood or the candidate. A huge mistake that has made his wifes "reality" show seem Oscar worthy.

I have a llot of American friends who were so annoyed at E :-[astwood speaking at this venue AT ALL that they'll be struggling to look at him the same way again. I'll be trying to blot it from my memory and try to think of Clint the way I always have but it's not going to be easy.

I'd be shocked if Eastwood would accept a role in this, and I don't think he should. I'd much rather Eastwood retire from acting than share the screen with Schwarzenegger and Stallone. This is not going to happen.

Lighten up AKA. I doubt very much if this will happen but I think it would be great fun if it did. Everything doesn't have to be high brow and serious. Sometimes it can just be a bit of fun and I for one would love to see Clint in a cameo role. It's not as if he has anything to prove.... he is the daddy of the modern action hero after all.

General Discussion / Re: Favorite Clint Film Songs:
« on: August 09, 2012, 11:33:16 AM »
One of my favorite songs from a Clint movie has always been Paul Williams's "Where Do I Go From Here?" from Thunderbolt and Lightfoot.

Spot on. A great song.

General Discussion / Re: Was "City Heat" a missed opportunity?
« on: August 09, 2012, 11:31:43 AM »
I think City Heat was a definite missed opportunity.

The film had so much potential to be really good.

Though poor, I thought the film itself was not too bad.

I personally believe it it a Director issue, had Blake Edwards been at the helm, I feel he would have made a better job of it.

I couldn't have put it better. The script isn't too bad. Clint & Burt play off each other nicely and it's photographed extremely well. The jokes fall a bit flat it has to be said but the main problem is the direction, or lack of it. The scenes don't gell and on first viewing I remember being slightly confused........maybe that was just me.

Music by Marco Beltrami !!! F*** yeah !! no more Lennie or Clint soundtracks. It's about time !  O0

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