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Astral Weeks - Live At The Hollywood Bowl
Astral Weeks - Live At The Hollywood Bowl
Offered by SmokeCDs
Price: 14.90

5.0 out of 5 stars At last !, 24 Feb 2013
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At last we can hear the whole "Astral weeks" album sung and played live by one of the greatest singer-songwriters ever .
"Van the man" at his best though times have come and gone . Big musicians too with guitar player John Platania on bonus material only ("Listen to the lion !").
Too bad the vinyl bonus track "Gloria" isn't on the CD version .


Two Rode Together [DVD]
Two Rode Together [DVD]
Dvd ~ James Stewart

3.0 out of 5 stars What's new ? John FORD !, 18 Nov 2009
This review is from: Two Rode Together [DVD] (DVD)
Not the best of John FORD's western movies but a good one with two "greats" : James STEWART and Richard WIDMARK . A bitter vision of "wild west" before the still darker "Man who shot Liberty Valance" comes to burst .
FORD still fights against racism and intolerance showing us how valiant can be the gentle Linda CRISTAL standing against the small town talk .
It reminds me a little of "The sun shines bright" another FORD's masterpiece .


The Indian Fighter [DVD]
The Indian Fighter [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kirk Douglas
Offered by rsdvd
Price: 4.65

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars For Elsa ..., 18 Nov 2009
This review is from: The Indian Fighter [DVD] (DVD)
An Andre De TOTH's one with too much Kirk DOUGLAS and too little Elsa MARTINELLI : simply the finest "indian" girl ever seen while making hot a cold, cold river . Not the best work of this director who's been happiest directing Randolph SCOTT . But Walter MATTHAU is a convincing bad guy and the landscape is almost as beautiful as young Elsa !


Valdez Is Coming [DVD] (1971)
Valdez Is Coming [DVD] (1971)
Dvd ~ Burt Lancaster
Price: 4.13

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Elmore LEONARD's one, 17 Nov 2009
An under estimated movie by Edwin SHERIN with the Bobby VALDEZ' character deveoped by Elmore LEONARD from a short story and becoming a "classic" novel and a "classic" western where each one is at his best, specially Burt LANCASTER playing a breed character fighting for justice and against all kinds of racism .
Too bad Edwin SHERIN didn't cut such other works .


The Scalphunters [DVD]
The Scalphunters [DVD]
Dvd ~ Burt Lancaster
Offered by MusicnMedia
Price: 3.91

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A masterwork, 17 Nov 2009
This review is from: The Scalphunters [DVD] (DVD)
Sydney POLLACK cut two great western movies among which "Scalp hunters" in 1968, the other one being famous "Jeremiah Johnson" .
This one's got a wonderful casting and a good story imitating (but not too much) a "spaghetti" movie with a real sense of humour and a few bloody sequences while Mister Bass and his "pal" try to recover some stolen furs, being stuck between indian warriors an some indian killers !
Burt LANCASTER does it good as he will do in Richard BROOKS' " Professionnals" .This may be the last fine Telly SAVALAS' movie (with Jack Lee THOMPSON's "Mackenna's gold") before he almost lost his soul playing real" spaghetti" westerns . Shelly WINTERS is at her best .
A kind of a "must" .


Will Penny [DVD] [1968]
Will Penny [DVD] [1968]
Dvd ~ Charlton Heston
Offered by rarerarerare
Price: 19.48

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Poor lonesome cowboy, 17 Nov 2009
This review is from: Will Penny [DVD] [1968] (DVD)
As far as I know, Tom GRIES cut at least three western movies .This is probably the best one because it just tells some of cow boy's true life just as Delmer DAVES'"Cow boy" did once before . Charlton HESTON looks damn' good and so does underestimated Anthony ZERBE .I've enjoyed true wild characters as Bruce DERN and Donald PLEASANCE who reminded me of John FORD's characters in famous "Wagon master" . And watching good old westerner Ben JOHNSON always means to have a good time . French aficionados just wait for Tom GRIES's "The hundred rifles" issue with french language and subtitles . Thanks a lot .


Duel At Silver Creek [DVD]
Duel At Silver Creek [DVD]
Dvd ~ Audie Murphy
Price: 5.00

3.0 out of 5 stars a B movie with A performers !, 17 Nov 2009
This review is from: Duel At Silver Creek [DVD] (DVD)
Such a good time watching underestimated Audie MURPHY and forgotten Stephen MacNALLY who's playing a good sheriff's part . Audie was one of B western movies' king and he proves it once again .The best of Don SIEGEL's movies may not be western movies but this one is pretty good enough so you can try to answer this question . Then you'll find yourself looking to find some other ones cut by Don or performed by Audie . Lucky guys (and girls too) .


Invitation To A Gunfighter [DVD]
Invitation To A Gunfighter [DVD]
Dvd ~ Yul Brynner
Price: 7.45

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It could have been a greater one ., 17 Nov 2009
Richard WILSON cut little western movies . He should have tried again 'cause he wasn't so bad with this "Invitation to a gunfighter" .But Yul BRYNNER is much too lone in this single stange tale about a "human killer" being shot 'cause he's so tender . So different from "Seven magnificent"'s Chris . Watch this again and again 'cause you'll find much more than you'd think . So long .


Buck And The Preacher [DVD] [2003]
Buck And The Preacher [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Sidney Poitier
Offered by hunting_for_a_bargain
Price: 19.98

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A too rare black western, 17 Nov 2009
Sydney POITIER did a good job, being a good director and a great performer .
There aren't so many movies showing black "westerners" and this is a good one!
We're still waiting others as "Boss nigger" which was cut as a "blaxploitation"'s work .
As for this "Buck and the preacher", please don't forget the French aficionados !
Thanks a lot .


Death Rides A Horse [DVD]
Death Rides A Horse [DVD]
Dvd ~ Lee van Cleef
Price: 5.51

1 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars There's only one Sergio LEONE !, 17 Nov 2009
This review is from: Death Rides A Horse [DVD] (DVD)
Giulio PETRONI tries to imitate the great Sergio LEONE . Everything seemed possible in 1967 but everything is less good : the story, the operator's work, the art work, the soundtrack, the actors ...
There's little left to save but Lee Van CLEEF doing what he can . Too bad .


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