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Old 04-06-00, 05:06 PM
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Any info would be of help. Haven't seen the movie either, but I understand it to be a classic. Thanks.
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Old 04-06-00, 05:41 PM
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Another good one in my book. Paul Newman gets thrown in a southern prison for cutting parking meters off. I think the disk is bare bones, but maybe a trailer, I cant remember.
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Old 04-06-00, 06:56 PM
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Buy this dvd!!! Not only is it a great film, it has the best 2.35:1 anamorphic transfer I've ever seen for a film of this age! In addition to Newman, a great performance by George Kennedy, he won the oscar! And it's fun to look for Dennis Hopper, Wayne Rogers, and Joe Don Baker in with this great cast.
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"What we've got here is... failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach. So you get what we had here last week - which is the way he wants it. Well, he gets it! And I don't like it any more than you men."

Admittedly, I remember that line as much from the old Guns 'n' Roses track Civil War as from Cool Hand Luke, but it's a great quote nevertheless.

This film is kind of like a prison buddy flick. While this puts it in the same category as Shawshank, it uses a very different style - much more friendly and brighter, which makes its ending more ironic.

The film's not for everyone, though; it sometimes moves with the pacing and literary drama of '60s films, rather than the quick-cut and action-oriented films of today. But it's a great movie.

Can't say anything about the DVD, though. Will have to take Tuco's advice on the xfer. Personally, if I can dig up another thumbs-up for disc quality, I'll pick it up.

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Old 04-07-00, 01:02 PM
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I agree with Tuco...an excellent 2.35 transfer on a great movie. I almost didn't buy it because it was 2.35, but was very pleased with the DVD. On top of this, it's a low coster!
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Old 06-19-00, 04:25 PM
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i watched my copy last night. man, this is a great movie. one of my favorite "you can't kill a man's spirit" movies.

transfer was very nice but there was some dirt & grain but it was minor. sound is in mono but is clear.

no extras except the trailer & some cast & production info. a definite must-buy for those who enjoy strong character movies.

just for an opposing viewpoint, my wife could not make it thru the whole thing. another "man's movie" as she calls them.
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Old 06-19-00, 07:34 PM
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Is this disc a flipper?

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Old 06-19-00, 08:57 PM
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No, I cant remember if it has P&S on one side and Widescreen on the other. It is atleast Widescreen.
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Old 06-20-00, 12:29 AM
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It has P&S on one side and Widescreen on the other. Great movie, buy it!

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Old 06-20-00, 01:23 PM
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Probably won't be many with both movies, but check out the beginning of Coogan's Bluff (Eastwood) and Cool Hand Luke. There is a fight scene in a bar that is almost identical in both movies. Check it out.

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