"My Darling Clementine" - 2 Versions of film on DVD

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Film Buff, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. Film Buff

    Film Buff Guest

    I just received my DVD of "My Darling Clementine" and included on the DVD
    is the 96 min. theatrical cut and the 102 min. Pre-release Version of the film
    DVD contains:
    Commentary by Wyatt Earp III
    Alternate Pre-Release Version of film
    Behind the Scenes Featurette about Alternate Version
    Theatrical Release of Film

    and by the way - The Print is BEAUTIFUL!!!!
     
    Film Buff, Jan 3, 2004
    #1
    1. Advertising

  2. Film Buff

    jayembee Guest

    Film Buff <> wrote:

    > and by the way - The Print is BEAUTIFUL!!!!


    Can't wait. This is one of my favorite Westerns (usually
    getting short shrift in various "Best Western films" lists),
    and the best film version of the Wyatt Earp story.

    -- jayembee
     
    jayembee, Jan 3, 2004
    #2
    1. Advertising

  3. On 3 Jan 2004, jayembee wrote:

    > Film Buff <> wrote:
    >
    > > and by the way - The Print is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    >
    > Can't wait. This is one of my favorite Westerns (usually
    > getting short shrift in various "Best Western films" lists),
    > and the best film version of the Wyatt Earp story.


    I got an advance copy of this before Christmas, and it's always a big deal
    to get a John Ford film on DVD, especially one of this stature. It's
    interesting how all the changes subtly affect the tone here and there, and
    how Ford's sensibilities are more forward-thinking and artistic than
    Zanuck's audience-pleasing alterations. But both men were acting in their
    own interests, to the best of their abilities, and you've got to admit
    that the release version is still a masterpiece when all is said and done.

    And Victor Mature gives the performance of his life, which is something of
    a miracle in and of itself.

    So what other Fords do we have on DVD right now?

    The Iron Horse (in England, anyway)
    Stagecoach
    Rio Grande
    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (but no Fort Apache in North America...grr)
    The Hurricane
    They Were Expendable
    Grapes of Wrath
    How Green Was My Valley
    The Quiet Man
    The Searchers
    The Long Grey Line
    The Horse Soldiers
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    The Last Hurrah
    Donovan's Reef

    And, if you feel like it, Birth of a Nation (?) and How the West Was Won.

    swac
    Waiting for 3 Godfathers and Cheyanne Autumn...
     
    Stephen Cooke, Jan 3, 2004
    #3
  4. Film Buff

    TSKO Guest

    I cant wait to get this one....hopefully the ole Best Buy has a copy


    "Stephen Cooke" <> wrote in message
    news:p...
    >
    > On 3 Jan 2004, jayembee wrote:
    >
    > > Film Buff <> wrote:
    > >
    > > > and by the way - The Print is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    > >
    > > Can't wait. This is one of my favorite Westerns (usually
    > > getting short shrift in various "Best Western films" lists),
    > > and the best film version of the Wyatt Earp story.

    >
    > I got an advance copy of this before Christmas, and it's always a big deal
    > to get a John Ford film on DVD, especially one of this stature. It's
    > interesting how all the changes subtly affect the tone here and there, and
    > how Ford's sensibilities are more forward-thinking and artistic than
    > Zanuck's audience-pleasing alterations. But both men were acting in their
    > own interests, to the best of their abilities, and you've got to admit
    > that the release version is still a masterpiece when all is said and done.
    >
    > And Victor Mature gives the performance of his life, which is something of
    > a miracle in and of itself.
    >
    > So what other Fords do we have on DVD right now?
    >
    > The Iron Horse (in England, anyway)
    > Stagecoach
    > Rio Grande
    > She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (but no Fort Apache in North America...grr)
    > The Hurricane
    > They Were Expendable
    > Grapes of Wrath
    > How Green Was My Valley
    > The Quiet Man
    > The Searchers
    > The Long Grey Line
    > The Horse Soldiers
    > The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    > The Last Hurrah
    > Donovan's Reef
    >
    > And, if you feel like it, Birth of a Nation (?) and How the West Was Won.
    >
    > swac
    > Waiting for 3 Godfathers and Cheyanne Autumn...
    >
     
    TSKO, Jan 3, 2004
    #4
  5. Film Buff

    jayembee Guest

    Stephen Cooke <> wrote:

    > So what other Fords do we have on DVD right now?
    >
    > The Iron Horse (in England, anyway)
    > Stagecoach
    > Rio Grande
    > She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (but no Fort Apache in North America...grr)
    > The Hurricane
    > They Were Expendable
    > Grapes of Wrath


    Well, not until April for GRAPES.

    > How Green Was My Valley
    > The Quiet Man
    > The Searchers
    > The Long Grey Line
    > The Horse Soldiers
    > The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    > The Last Hurrah
    > Donovan's Reef
    >
    > And, if you feel like it, Birth of a Nation (?) and How
    > the West Was Won.


    Also if you feel like it, MISTER ROBERTS and DECEMBER 7th.

    -- jayembee
     
    jayembee, Jan 3, 2004
    #5
  6. Film Buff

    Film Buff Guest

    I'm waiting for

    Wagonmaster
    Wings of Eagles
    The Lost Patrol
    The Informer
    Tobacco Road
    Wee Willie Winkie
    Drums Along the Mohawk

    On 3 Jan 2004 12:58:04 -0800, (jayembee) wrote:

    >Stephen Cooke <> wrote:
    >
    >> So what other Fords do we have on DVD right now?
    >>
    >> The Iron Horse (in England, anyway)
    >> Stagecoach
    >> Rio Grande
    >> She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (but no Fort Apache in North America...grr)
    >> The Hurricane
    >> They Were Expendable
    >> Grapes of Wrath

    >
    >Well, not until April for GRAPES.
    >
    >> How Green Was My Valley
    >> The Quiet Man
    >> The Searchers
    >> The Long Grey Line
    >> The Horse Soldiers
    >> The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    >> The Last Hurrah
    >> Donovan's Reef
    >>
    >> And, if you feel like it, Birth of a Nation (?) and How
    >> the West Was Won.

    >
    >Also if you feel like it, MISTER ROBERTS and DECEMBER 7th.
    >
    >-- jayembee
     
    Film Buff, Jan 3, 2004
    #6
  7. Film Buff

    Scot Gardner Guest

    "Film Buff" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I just received my DVD of "My Darling Clementine" and included on the
    > DVD is the 96 min. theatrical cut and the 102 min. Pre-release Version
    > of the film DVD contains:
    > Commentary by Wyatt Earp III
    > Alternate Pre-Release Version of film
    > Behind the Scenes Featurette about Alternate Version
    > Theatrical Release of Film
    >
    > and by the way - The Print is BEAUTIFUL!!!!



    A critic from The San Francisco wasn't kind in his review of the movie:

    MY DARLING CLEMENTINE
    This John Ford Western has been loved and esteemed for at least two
    generations, and when I figure out why, I'll get back to you. Time has
    not been kind to it. Much of it plays as a series of Western cliches,
    shined up, invested with truth and filmed beautifully, but all too
    languorously. There's an unwelcome dose of good old '40s misogyny,
    too -- the good girl/bad girl dichotomy (as represented by saloon singer
    Linda Darnell and honest woman Cathy Downs) is straight out of the film
    noir playbook. And Darnell's hairstyle -- a '40s bouffant, with a Wild
    West inflection -- adds a touch of flat-out (and flat-top) absurdity.
    The good news is that its best element is also its most important, and
    that's Henry Fonda, who plays Wyatt Earp with an amusing, idiosyncratic
    distraction. He's excellent. The DVD is pretty good, too. The image
    isn't pristine, just better than adequate, but the special features are
    superior. It comes with a commentary by the eminent film scholar and
    Ford biographer Scott Eyman, as well as the entire 109-minute "preview
    version'' of the film, which contains 13 extra minutes that producer
    Darryl Zanuck later edited out. There's also a featurette that describes
    and points out the differences between the two versions. Fans of the
    film can't go wrong.

    -- Mick LaSalle.

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/01/04/PKGHB3QKHN1.DTL
     
    Scot Gardner, Jan 4, 2004
    #7
    1. Advertising

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. Phil Edry
    Replies:
    11
    Views:
    1,240
    Derek Gee
    Oct 11, 2004
  2. Sharp Shooter

    DSLRs or Slide Film or Colour Negative Film? ;o)

    Sharp Shooter, Jun 20, 2005, in forum: Digital Photography
    Replies:
    10
    Views:
    1,132
  3. Rick Baker
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    1,244
    Scott W
    Mar 17, 2006
  4. Replies:
    5
    Views:
    3,999
    Michael Benveniste
    Jun 13, 2006
  5. Progressiveabsolution

    Negative Print film vs. Slide Film

    Progressiveabsolution, Jul 4, 2006, in forum: Digital Photography
    Replies:
    17
    Views:
    718
    Stacey
    Jul 5, 2006
Loading...

Share This Page