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 Posted:   Jan 22, 2010 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

I just watched this last night. The transfer is ok and it's anamorphic widescreen. No menus, though.

I had forgotten that Burt Reynolds had a directing credit on this movie. It's not the greatest movie ever made but it does have some fun stuff in it. The end of the film is pretty awful, though, right down to the horrendous song and it's not very satisfying.

Sharky's Machine is a more entertaining film. I'd love to see that come out on Blu Ray with a nice transfer or at least get reissued with a good anamorphic widescreen transfer on DVD.


I always felt that Sharky's Machine was one of Burt's best and most under-rated movies. That fall that Dar takes at the end is jaw dropping.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2010 - 5:41 AM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

There's an example of the packaging. Warner uses slimline cases. Maybe Universal will do the same.


Greg Espinoza


FYI Warners DOES NOT use slimline cases, which I prefer and I believe make more sence. They use amray cases, the thick, more common case.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2010 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

.............as is "The Black Shield of Falworth" - in Blu-Ray, to boot!

It looks fantastic too.....



.....but does it have its original 4-channel stereo soundtrack, CH-CD???

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2010 - 2:04 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

There's an example of the packaging. Warner uses slimline cases. Maybe Universal will do the same.


Greg Espinoza


FYI Warners DOES NOT use slimline cases, which I prefer and I believe make more sence. They use amray cases, the thick, more common case.


Yeah, Doug Raynes already noted that. I stand corrected.

Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2010 - 1:06 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

.............as is "The Black Shield of Falworth" - in Blu-Ray, to boot!

It looks fantastic too.....



.....but does it have its original 4-channel stereo soundtrack, CH-CD???



According to reviewers, it's a Dolby Digital 2.0 mono track.

http://www.avforums.com/movies/index.php?showmediareview=9865

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2010 - 2:30 AM   
 By:   daylights   (Member)

Which version of Stick is the dvd release? I've seen 2 versions and they are considerably different. Overall I prefer the cinema/original video version, although there are a couple of excellent additional scenes in the other (tv?) version. Barry Devorzon's main theme is excellent. A friend did a wonderful cd mix for me.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 12:05 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Someone at The Digital Bits website has compiled a list of all the currently available Universal Vault Series DVDs that are for sale on Amazon. This is for those of you, who like me, can't keep up with all of the limited releases coming out these days.

40 Pounds Of Trouble (1962 - Dir: Norman Jewison, with Tony Curtis)
The Ballad Of Josie (1967 - Dir: Andrew V. McLaglen, with Doris Day)
The Black Shield Of Falworth (1954 - Dir: Rudolph Mate, with Tony Curtis)
Blonde Venus (1932 - Dir: Josef von Sternberg, with Marlene Dietrich)
Blue Collar (1978 - Dir: Paul Schrader, with Richard Pryor & Harvey Keitel)
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938 - Dir: Ernst Lubitsch, with Claudette Colbert)
The Brass Bottle (1964 - Dir: Harry Keller, with Tony Randall)
The Brink's Job (1978 - Dir: William Friedkin, with Peter Falk)
A Bronx Tale (1993 - Dir: Robert De Niro, with De Niro & Chazz Palminteri)
The Cat And The Canary (1939 - Dir: Elliott Nugent, with Bob Hope)
The Chalk Garden (1964 - Dir: Ronald Neame, with Deborah Kerr)
Cobra Woman (1944 - Dir: Robert Siodmak, with Maria Montez)
Cool As Ice (1991 - Dir: David Kellogg, with Vanilla Ice)
Crackers (1984 - Dir: Louis Malle, with Donald Sutherland & Sean Penn)
Death Of A Gunfighter (1969 - Dir: Alan Smithee/Don Siegel/Robert Totten)
Death Takes A Holiday (1934 - Dir: Mitchell Leisen, with Fredric March)
Dragnet (1954 - Dir/Star: Jack Webb)
Eddie Macon's Run (1983 - Dir: Jeff Kanew, with Kirk Douglas & John Schneider)
Gambit (1966 - Dir: Ronald Neame, with Michael Caine & Shirley MacLaine)
Games (1967 - Dir: Curtis Harrington, with Simone Signoret & James Caan)
Gold Diggers: The Secret Of Bear Mountain (1995 - Dir: Kevin James Dobson)
A Good Man In Africa (1994 - Dir: Bruce Beresford, with Sean Connery)
Gun For A Coward (1957 - Dir: Abner Biberman, with Fred MacMurray)
Here Come The Waves (1944 - Dir: Mark Sandrich, with Bing Crosby)
The House Of The Seven Gables (1940 - Dir: Joe May, with George Sanders)
The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981 - Dir: Joel Schumacher, with Lily Tomlin)
The Island (1980 - Dir: Michael Ritchie, with Michael Caine)
It Ain't Hay (1943 - Dir: Erle C. Kenton, with Abbott & Costello)
Kitten With A Whip (1964 - Dir: Douglas Heyes, with Ann-Margret)
Lady In A Jam (1942 - Dir: Gregory La Cava, with Irene Dunne)
The Last Remake Of Beau Geste (1977 - Dir/Star: Marty Feldman)
Leaving Normal (1992 - Dir: Edward Zwick, with Christine Lahti & Meg Tilly)
The List Of Adrian Messenger (1963 - Dir: John Huston, with George C. Scott)
A Lovely Way To Die (1968 - Dir: David Lowell Rich, with Kirk Douglas)
Man In The Shadow (1957 - Dir: Jack Arnold, with Jeff Chandler & Orson Welles)
Mass Appeal (1984 - Dir: Glenn Jordan, with Jack Lemmon)
McHale's Navy (1964 - Dir: Edward Montagne, with Ernest Borgnine)
Morocco (1930 - Dir: Josef von Sternberg, with Marlene Dietrich)
The Other Side Of The Mountain (1975 - Dir: Larry Peerce, with Beau Bridges)
The Other Side Of The Mountain Part 2 (1978 - Dir: Larry Peerce)
The Perfect Furlough (1958 - Dir: Blake Edwards, with Tony Curtis)
Pete 'n' Tillie (1972 - Dir: Martin Ritt, with Walter Matthau & Carol Burnett)
Pittsburgh (1942 - Dir: Lewis Seiler, with Marlene Dietrich & John Wayne)
The Public Eye (1992 - Dir: Howard Franklin, with Joe Pesci)
Pure Luck (1991 - Dir: Nadia Tass, with Martin Short & Danny Glover)
Quantez (1957 - Dir: Harry Keller, with Fred MacMurray)
Raid On Rommel (1971 - Dir: Henry Hathaway, with Richard Burton)
Resurrection (1980 - Dir: Daniel Petrie, with Ellen Burstyn)
Rough Night In Jericho (1967 - Dir: Arnold Laven, with Dean Martin)
Ruggles Of Red Gap (1935 - Dir: Leo McCarey, with Charles Laughton)
Scott Joplin (1977 - Dir: Jeremy Kagan, with Billy Dee Williams)
The Secret War Of Harry Frigg (1968 - Dir: Jack Smight, with Paul Newman)
The Seduction Of Joe Tynan (1979 - Dir: Jerry Schatzberg, with Alan Alda)
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976 - Dir: Herbert Ross, with Nicol Williamson & Alan Arkin)
Seven Sinners (1940 - Dir: Tay Garnett, with Marlene Dietrich & John Wayne)
Shoot Out (1971 - Dir: Henry Hathaway, with Gregory Peck)
Shout (1991 - Dir: Jeffrey Hornaday, with John Travolta)
Sometimes A Great Notion (1971 - Dir: Paul Newman, with Newman & Henry Fonda)
Spawn Of The North (1938 - Dir: Henry Hathaway, with George Raft & Henry Fonda)
Stick (1985 - Dir: Burt Reynolds, with Reynolds & Candice Bergen)
Tarantula (1955 - Dir: Jack Arnold, with John Agar)
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969 - Dir: Abraham Polonsky, with Robert Redford)
Tomahawk (1951 - Dir: George Sherman, with Yvonne De Carlo)
Ulzana's Raid (1972 - Dir: Robert Aldrich, with Burt Lancaster)
The Virginian (1946 - Dir: Stuart Gilmore, with Joel McCrea)
We're Not Dressing (1934 - Dir: Norman Taurog, with Bing Crosby & Carole Lombard)
You Gotta Stay Happy (1948 - Dir: H.C. Potter, with Joan Fontaine & James Stewart)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 3:18 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Could "A Gathering Of Eagles" be forthcoming? I hope so!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 3:18 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

...or maybe "Freud"?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 8:47 PM   
 By:   philip*eric   (Member)

.............as is "The Black Shield of Falworth" - in Blu-Ray, to boot!

It looks fantastic too.....



.....but does it have its original 4-channel stereo soundtrack, CH-CD???



According to reviewers, it's a Dolby Digital 2.0 mono track.

http://www.avforums.com/movies/index.php?showmediareview=9865


It looks like the Universal Vault Series DVD is from the same source as the Blu-Ray so it would be in mono also.

 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 6:22 PM   
 By:   msmith   (Member)

Current Universal Vault/TCM DVD releases:

YOU NEVER CAN TELL (1951), a very funny, rarely seen comedy starring Dick Powell, has just been released

FLESH AND FANTASY (1943) with an all-star cast including Charles Boyer, Barbara Stanwyck, Bob Cummings, and Edward G. Robinson

LITTLE MAN, WHAT NOW? (1934), a Margaret Sullavan film directed by Frank Borzage

THE THING THAT COULDN'T DIE (1958) with William Reynolds and Andra Martin

FOR LOVE OR MONEY (1963) with Kirk Douglas and Mitzi Gaynor

Some previous releases:
- Man Of The World (1931)
- Price Of Fear (1956)
- Now And Forever (1934)
- The Strange Door (1951)
- Maid Of Salem (1937)
- I Met Him In Paris (1937)
- No Time For Love (1943)
- House Of Horrors (1935)
- It Started With Eve (1941)
- Tower Of London (1939)
- Next Time We Love (1936)
- The Black Castle (1952)
- Gunfight In Abilene (1967)
- The Black Cat (1934)
- The Land Unknown (1957)
- Bate's Motel (1987)
- The Climax (1944)
- China (1943)
- Night Key (1937)
- Gold Earrings (1947)
- This Day and Age (1933)
- The Wild Life (1984)
- Torch Singer (1933)
- Tillie and Gus (1933)
- Flame of New Orleans (1941)
- Mississippi (1935)
- Thunder Bay (1953)
- Saskatchewan (1954)
- Dawn at Socorro (1954)
- Horizon’s West (1952)
- Pillars of the Sky (1956)
- Backlash (1956)
- The Phantom Lady (1940)
- Five Graves to Cairo (1939)
- A Foreign Affair (1944)
- The Blue Dahlia (1942)
- The Glass Key (1938)

 
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