Jesse James x 3 (King, Lang, Ray)

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Jeff
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#1 Post by Jeff » Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:02 pm

From DVD Times:
[quote]Fox Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of three Jesse James titles for 5th September 2006. Part of their “Cinema Classics Collectionâ€

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#2 Post by pzman84 » Wed Jun 07, 2006 7:27 pm

Wait: the Ray film True Story of Jesse James was widescreen:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051114/technical

Their cropping it!

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#3 Post by justeleblanc » Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:03 pm

pzman84 wrote:Wait: the Ray film True Story of Jesse James was widescreen:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051114/technical

Their cropping it!
Give it a second, I doubt they're cropping it. It's probably a typo.

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#4 Post by Ashirg » Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:14 pm

Remember when Guns At Batasi and These Thousand Hills were listed as full screen only in announcement and ended up being correct widescreen ratio?

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#5 Post by pzman84 » Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:28 pm

justeleblanc wrote:
pzman84 wrote:Wait: the Ray film True Story of Jesse James was widescreen:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051114/technical

Their cropping it!
Give it a second, I doubt they're cropping it. It's probably a typo.
You're probably right. Sorry for my melodramatics. Don't want this to turn into the Breathless board.

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#6 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:33 pm

[quote]Fox Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of three Jesse James titles for 5th September 2006. Part of their “Cinema Classics Collectionâ€

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#7 Post by tryavna » Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:03 am

I wonder if the release of Frank James augurs well for future DVD releases of Lang's films for Fox. I tend to think that Lang's efforts for Fox are among his weakest overall. (American Guerrilla in the Philippines anyone?) But what I wouldn't give for a good release of Man Hunt, which must rank among Lang's finest Hollywood work!

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#8 Post by devlinnn » Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:05 am

[quote="The Fanciful Norwegian"][quote]Fox Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of three Jesse James titles for 5th September 2006. Part of their “Cinema Classics Collectionâ€

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#9 Post by Lino » Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:40 am

These are now scheduled to be released on March, 6 2007 according to DVDEmpire.

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#10 Post by Via_Chicago » Sun Dec 03, 2006 3:07 pm

This announcement, coupled with Turell's e-mail regarding the Fuller disc of I Shot Jesse James, makes me sad. I really want to see the Ray...oh well.

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#11 Post by Lino » Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:53 pm


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#12 Post by david hare » Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:09 pm

The color in the Lang looks like total shit - some faded and yellowed rubbish Eastman print.

To think this, and Western Union once used to turn up on TV 20 plus years ago in absolutely lovely 16mm IB. Although both pictures are minor Lang, Western Union in particular is - sorry WAS - wonderful to look at for Lang and Cronjager's deployment of color in the presentation of Native American costume and ceremony.

More evidence of Fox's sadly depleted three strip library internegatives and shitty Eastman positives.

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#13 Post by HerrSchreck » Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:56 am

I was thinking the same thing looking at those caps last night. Looks like b&w colorized then dunked in hydrochloric acid.

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#14 Post by viciousliar » Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:15 am

Seems like CBS/Fox must have utilized other source materials for the laser disc release of The Return of Frank James. Seen it, David?

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#15 Post by Scharphedin2 » Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:55 am

It is a real shame! I have viewed Lang's other two technicolor westerns recently (from Optimum), and the colors on those titles were not very good either. Rancho Notorious in particular looked very parched.

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#16 Post by david hare » Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:59 am

Vicious, never seen it!

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#17 Post by Lino » Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:03 pm

Jesse James DVDBeaver review.

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