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Writer R5
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      11-19-2003
Here is my DVD review of Paramount Home Entertainment's "Once Upon A Time In
The West: Special Collector's Edition" at GENRE ONLINE.NET:

http://www.genreonline.net/Once_Upon..._West_DVD.html

Please drop by and visit. Thank you.
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Brockhurst Pertwee
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      11-19-2003
Mark, you really must try just "reviewing" the DVD, as your incoherent
ramblings are so obtuse and ridiculous that one simply wants to
bitch-slap you from here to eternity. Do you really mean to imply that
all westerns save for Mr. Leone's are "squeaky clean morality tales"? If
you do, I suggest you watch The Searchers or Red River or The Wild Bunch
or Ride the High Country or or or...

Also, this is NOT the "uncut European version" - did you read that
somewhere? What this is is the original US release version. It ran at
this length in all its first run engagements and was then subsequently
cut by twenty or thirty minutes about three week into its run. The
"uncut European version" if there is such a beast is the Italian version
which runs about ten minutes longer and is mainly comprised of extra
shots in existing scenes.

Finally, this is a fantastic DVD and everyone should run out and get it
and then read Mr. Rivera's "review" so you can get his rather
"interesting" life history.

 
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Scot Gardner
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      11-20-2003
"Brockhurst Pertwee" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Mark, you really must try just "reviewing" the DVD, as your
> incoherent ramblings are so obtuse and ridiculous that one simply
> wants to bitch-slap you from here to eternity.


He did review the DVD.

Check out the 5th and 6th sentences in the 6th paragraph:

"Pristine might be too strong of a word to describe how this film looks,
but even if it is not, it comes pretty damn close be being pristine. The
textures and colors are beautifully captured making what I always
thought of as being a rather monotone film from the days I had the
laserdisc seem as if I were watching the film in black and white back
then when I look at and compare it to Paramount Home Entertainment's DVD
release, which presents "Once Upon A Time In The West" in an anamorphic
widescreen (2.35:1) aspect ratio preserving the manner in which the film
was exhibited theatrically as close as possible for home video users."

http://www.genreonline.net/Once_Upon..._West_DVD.html


 
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Brockhurst Pertwee
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      11-20-2003
You know EXACTLY what I was speaking of, Mr. Gardner, but then you can't
help but be you, can you? And he's wrong even in the paragraph you
quote (well, you always quote, since you never have an original thought
in your unoriginal head) - the laserdisc of West had color just as good
as the new DVD - there is no way to look at the laser and think
"monotone" (well, monotone is like one of your posts, and "monochrome"
is what he means). The DVD transfer is superb, but the laser, for its
day, was also pretty terrific.

 
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Brockhurst Pertwee
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      11-20-2003
Now that I reread your post, Chauncy, I see you meant it as irony,
directly pointing me to the monotone comment. I commend you on your
irony, which is irony in itself.

 
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Scot Gardner
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      11-20-2003
"Brockhurst Pertwee" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Now that I reread your post, Chauncy, I see you meant it as irony,
> directly pointing me to the monotone comment. I commend you on
> your irony, which is irony in itself.



What was the giveaway-clue? That the "review" was contained in the 5th
and 6th sentences of the 6th paragraph?

If I may be allowed to quote myself:

"Finally, I have been given credit for having an original thought."


 
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Scot Gardner
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      11-20-2003
"Brockhurst Pertwee" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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<<You know EXACTLY what I was speaking of, Mr. Gardner, but then you
can't help but be you, can you? And he's wrong even in the paragraph
you quote (well, you always quote, since you never have an original
thought in your unoriginal head) - the laserdisc of West had color just
as good as the new DVD - there is no way to look at the laser and think
"monotone" (well, monotone is like one of your posts, and "monochrome"
is what he means). The DVD transfer is superb, but the laser, for its
day, was also pretty terrific.>>


Yes, I quote everybody.

Here's a greatly-condensed version of the original 1931 word "review":

"I used to work nights... Squeaky-clean morality tales... owner's wife
was pretty loose... great mythology... I could go on and on with genre
comparisons... in a pseudo original way... I honestly can't tell which
film I like better... In graduate school... my Masters degree... new
knowledge and understanding... academic with Sir Christopher Frayling...
death of one era... It sounds a bit crazy... primal nature of
humanity... my grad school days."


 
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Stephen Cooke
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      11-20-2003

On Wed, 19 Nov 2003, Scot Gardner wrote:

> "Brockhurst Pertwee" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Mark, you really must try just "reviewing" the DVD, as your
> > incoherent ramblings are so obtuse and ridiculous that one simply
> > wants to bitch-slap you from here to eternity.

>
> He did review the DVD.
>
> Check out the 5th and 6th sentences in the 6th paragraph:
>
> "Pristine might be too strong of a word to describe how this film looks,
> but even if it is not, it comes pretty damn close be being pristine. The
> textures and colors are beautifully captured making what I always
> thought of as being a rather monotone film from the days I had the
> laserdisc seem as if I were watching the film in black and white back
> then when I look at and compare it to Paramount Home Entertainment's DVD
> release, which presents "Once Upon A Time In The West" in an anamorphic
> widescreen (2.35:1) aspect ratio preserving the manner in which the film
> was exhibited theatrically as close as possible for home video users."


I tried to check out that 6th sentence, but it made my eyes implode.

swac

 
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Scot Gardner
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      11-21-2003
"Stephen Cooke" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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On Wed, 19 Nov 2003, Scot Gardner wrote:

> "Brockhurst Pertwee" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Mark, you really must try just "reviewing" the DVD, as your
> > incoherent ramblings are so obtuse and ridiculous that one simply
> > wants to bitch-slap you from here to eternity.

>
> He did review the DVD.
>
> Check out the 5th and 6th sentences in the 6th paragraph:
>
> "Pristine might be too strong of a word to describe how this film
> looks, but even if it is not, it comes pretty damn close be being
> pristine. Thetextures and colors are beautifully captured making
> what I always thought of as being a rather monotone film from the
> days I had the laserdisc seem as if I were watching the film in black
> and white back then when I look at and compare it to Paramount
> Home Entertainment's DVD release, which presents "Once Upon
> A Time In The West" in an anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) aspect \
> ratio preserving the manner in which the film was exhibited
> theatrically as close as possible for home video users."


<<I tried to check out that 6th sentence, but it made my eyes implode.>>

<<swac>>


Well, yeah. An 87-word sentence can be a bit hard on the eyes. But the
longest GENRE ONLINE sentence that I have found is this 546-character,
126-word masterpiece from the August, 2003 review of _Bowling For
Columbine_:

"He reasons that the film says everything pretty much the way he wants
it and he feels that most of the good ideas come from the interns and
production assistants so he hands the microphone to them and we get
nearly two hours of interns and assistants cackling on about the film,
but they are so excited to be doing it that often the commentary track
feels like the listener is at a disadvantage because what they share
seems to be more or less in-jokes amongst themselves and by the end I
felt that while it is nice of Moore to acknowledge these largely unsung
heroes, the commentary felt like a waste of time and is in my opinion
the weakest element on this DVD release."

http://www.genreonline.net/Bowling_F...ne_SE_DVD.html


 
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