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Old 01-04-2013, 01:14 PM   #1
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John Flynn's ROLLING THUNDER (1977) from Shout Factory 4/9

Announced in Shout's April batch is a blu of the awesome '70s revenge flick, ROLLING THUNDER. Can't tell yet if this is blu only or a combo pack. Expanded post coming later.

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Old 01-04-2013, 01:52 PM   #2
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Finally! Doesn't matter to me, blu or combo pack, I'm buying!
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:22 PM   #3
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Can't tell yet if this is blu only or a combo pack.
Blu-ray only. All the film released via the MOD DVD-R MGM program who are part of the deal will be release that way (it's a contractual obligation requested by MGM).
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:10 PM   #4
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Hopefully it carries over the region B bonus material produced by Red Shirt Pictures.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:49 PM   #5
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Fuck it I'll double dip...support Shout!
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:52 PM   #6
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This is my favorite revenge film; can't wait!
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:09 PM   #7
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Glad I held off on the DVD-R. This is what I was waiting for.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:13 PM   #8
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Glad I held off on the DVD-R. This is what I was waiting for.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:04 PM   #9
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MGM HD has been running this, so I saw it for the first time. It has moments, but I didn't think too much of it, and I'm a big fan of these types of films.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:31 PM   #10
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MGM HD has been running this, so I saw it for the first time. It has moments, but I didn't think too much of it, and I'm a big fan of these types of films.
This. I saw it off of MGM HD, enjoyed it enough, but erased it off my DVR upon completion. Don't feel the need to own it, though I might watch it again if I were surfing channels.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:45 PM   #11
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I hope they release other MGM titles that were previously DVD-R, like Modern Girls, Spellbinder, and New Year's Evil.
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:00 PM   #12
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A cornerstone of '70s revenge cinema, John Flynn's ROLLING THUNDER (1977) finally hits domestic blu courtesy of Shout Factory. William Devane is Major Charles Rane, a seven-year POW just making his way back home from 'Nam. Declared a town hero, he's also marked a target for robbery, losing his family to bandits and his hand to the garbage disposal. Outfitted with a prosthetic hook (which he promptly sharpens), Rane sets out with vengeance on his mind.

Scripted by TAXI DRIVER's Paul Schrader and Heywood Gould, ROLLING THUNDER is a measured, calculated character study turned violent vendetta, with the first half monitoring the Major's attempts to reacclimate, and the second filling him with new purpose. Supported by turns from Linda Haynes (a bubbly waitress) and Tommy Lee Jones (a fellow prisoner) as the pair who accompany Rane into the inevitable, this is a film not to miss. "I'll just get my gear."

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Old 01-05-2013, 06:08 PM   #13
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I really like this movie as it it more than a straightforward revenge movie. It checks all the boxes as far as that is concerned (nasty violence including a fantastically filmed final bloody shootout) but the script adds a lot more depth (probably Schrader's influence). It takes time to make us sympathize with Devane's experiences and I love how Tommy Lee Jones's character tries to re-enter society but ultimately chooses not to. Jones shows what a fantastic actor he is because he takes a small part and makes it completely believable and memorable.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:25 AM   #15
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Awesome!

Glad I held out on the DVD-R and UK Blu.
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