JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby ShawnWatson on 09 Feb 2017, 03:04

I'm hoping Arrow will eventually release this in the UK.
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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby Jox on 14 Feb 2017, 12:15

One can dream but if they do, they have to put their hand on a vintage 35mm print (only foundable in France as far I know) or interpositive unrated extended version to restore it in HD...
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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby ShawnWatson on 17 Feb 2017, 17:52

I assume they'd use the print used by Shout Factory.
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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby Jox on 17 Feb 2017, 18:13

I do too, but I still dream they would treat it seriously and go beyond the Shout! Factory edition to offer both versions (I know it's not DONNIE DARKO's 4K ultimate boxet but still). ;)

The extended cut is the one I discovered on the big screen and stand by so even though I now have a decent custom DVD of it I still hope to get on HD someday...
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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby Jox on 19 Feb 2017, 17:47

So now Nameless Media puts out a 3rd (!) edition in a big 'hard' box (like the VHS ones)...
with a new booklet and the announced Vic Armstrong interview that didn't make the cut into the Mediabook edition!
I feel so ripped off on this one, probably won't buy from them anymore, "fan edition" my ass...

http://www.bluray-disc.de/blu-ray-filme ... u-ray-disc

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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby Dida on 09 Mar 2017, 14:00

Jox, right now I have this edition of Joshua Tree:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Joshua-Tr ... ray/74594/

What is the difference with the new Media Book Edition? Would you recommend to buy the new one? Thanks!
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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby Jox on 09 Mar 2017, 21:04

I've only heard bad things about the one you have (bad transfer, missing scenes) unfortunately...

Any other (Shout Factory or Nameless Media) will be great (quality and special features wise which are the same). If you get the German one you can also get it in standard Amaray case which is much cheaper is the same (except for the mediabook booklet and photo-cards).
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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby ShawnWatson on 06 Apr 2017, 00:54

Jox wrote:http://www.thespinningimage.co.uk/cultfilms/displaycultfilm.asp?reviewid=11053


People often bring up the Western/Bogart theme but this was always lost on me. I always so JT as a Hitchcockian "wrong man" kinda movie.

But that's just me.
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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby Jox on 18 Apr 2017, 20:53

Bogart was more linked to the film noir genre to which HIGH SIERRA belongs (although one could argue it kind of segways into a bit of a western at the end). I think JT is a hybrid, the "wronged man" theme is definitely there, and the writer originally saw it as an early John Dahl flick à la KILL ME AGAIN or RED ROCK WEST, while the attachment of Dolph and Vic Armstrong brought it into the high octane action vein as well, while the setting of the Joshua Tree desert and Joel Goldsmith's music underscore the western genre.



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It's interesting to note that 20th Century Fox had bought it for a good number of territories but only mostly released it on VHS...
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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby ShawnWatson on 20 Apr 2017, 20:22

Hmm...interesting. :P
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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby bomaz on 02 Aug 2017, 12:43

There's a screening of the uncut version in Paris, but with unrespectful happenning during the movie, so it might not be for everyone.
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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby Jox on 04 Aug 2017, 14:10

It's at a rock bar where they host VHS / DVD screenings of B, C, Z movies on a video projector with people usually laughing. I went to one of those for SHOWDOWN a few years ago, won't do that again...


Meanwhile I realise the movie was shot 25 years ago this summer.

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(and the French theatrical release was on this day August 4, 1993 - extended cut)
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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby Jox on 06 Oct 2017, 22:23

Belgium / Netherlands VHS

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Re: JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (Vic Armstrong, 1993)

Postby Jox on 30 Nov 2017, 18:58

The Stuntmen’s Association of Motion Pictures in USA has awarded Vic Armstrong with an honorary membership
https://jamesbond007.se/eng/nyheter/vic ... n_pictures

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