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Old 05-02-2013, 10:10 PM   #16
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...Legend is a beautiful film. Shallow as hell, but one of the most visually stunning fantasy flicks ever made.
Lol oh yeah. If it had been the way Scott had conceived it, the film would've been a fantasy epic. Too bad. What might have been.

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Old 05-02-2013, 11:26 PM   #17
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Such great news! Add me to the camp who likes this more than WAGES OF FEAR (though no knock on that picture, it has its own strengths). Shame Scheider is no around to talk about the picture anymore, but Friedkin's always a great listen so I hope he still has a lot to say about this masterpiece.

Not only was the title bad, but just look at how this movie was marketed. Here's one of the one sheets they used:



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Old 05-02-2013, 11:28 PM   #18
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Lol oh yeah. If it had been the way Scott had conceived it, the film would've been a fantasy epic. Too bad. What might have been.

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Scott also prefers the Goldsmith soundtrack to the ethereal Tangerine Dream score, and has had his share of stinkers...I think I might side with the studio on this one; that movie was a mess.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:55 AM   #19
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Such great news! Add me to the camp who likes this more than WAGES OF FEAR (though no knock on that picture, it has its own strengths). Shame Scheider is no around to talk about the picture anymore, but Friedkin's always a great listen so I hope he still has a lot to say about this masterpiece.

Not only was the title bad, but just look at how this movie was marketed. Here's one of the one sheets they used:



That has to be one of the worst movie posters ever. Thinking of the opening "background" stories, I have to say I liked how Wages of Fear never gave you any. Something I think Friedkin's film should have stuck with.

As for the title, I think it's great and seems appropriate, but only after you've seen the picture. Tough title to market, and sadly the studio dropped the ball big time. Also, this was the year of Star Wars. So even with another title this one would have been a hard sell in the summer of '77.

I will be happy to upgrade from the ancient full frame DVD.
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:23 AM   #20
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Never took the bait this one dangled.
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:29 AM   #21
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The worst part about that poster is you just know it was created due to audience complaints.
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:05 PM   #22
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Scott also prefers the Goldsmith soundtrack to the ethereal Tangerine Dream score, and has had his share of stinkers...I think I might side with the studio on this one; that movie was a mess.
I thought Scott's longer cut with the Goldsmith soundtrack was a much better film. One of the few times a Tangerine Dream soundtrack did,nt work.
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:13 AM   #23
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April 14th! Mark your calendars!:

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=12157

"Director William Friedkin has confirmed via his Facebook page that Warner Brothers is planning to release Sorcerer (1977) on Blu-ray in 2014. Paramount Pictures will also bring the film to U.S. theaters. The preliminary release date for the Blu-ray release is April 14th.

Synopsis: Set on the edge of a South American jungle, a desperate four-man team, led by Roy Scheider, must transport a volatile cargo of nitroglycerine over 200 miles of treacherous terrain in order to stop a potentially disastrous oil fire. Featuring a beautiful soundtrack by Tangerine Dream. Also starring Francisco Rabal, Amidou, Bruno Cremer, Ramon Bieri, and Joe Spinell."
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:31 AM   #24
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One of the greatest remakes ever
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:27 PM   #25
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Press release!:

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Old 01-11-2014, 12:37 AM   #27
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I saw this at Brooklyn Academy of Music back in May and it was sold out. Friedkin was there and did a Q&A. It was great so I'll be picking up the blu.
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I've been curious to see what the supplements were going to be on this. Friedkin tends to do commentaries for most of his films, even the less successful ones like Cruising. But am I to understand that this is, in fact, barebones? That's a disappointment.
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