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Blu-Ray News #398: Directed By Walter Hill (1975-2006).

Imprint has announced a set of six films directed by Walter Hill: Hard Times (1975), The Driver (1978), The Long Riders (1981), Extreme Prejudice (1987), Johnny Handsome (1989) and Broken Trail (2006).

This is good news, first, because I absolutely love The Driver and The Long Riders— and because among the many extras to be including in this thing, I get to do a commentary for The Long Riders.

The folks at Imprint do extraordinary work, always, and I’m overjoyed to be a tiny part of this one. Highly recommended.

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Filed under 1975, 1978, 1980, 20th Century-Fox, Bruce Dern, Charles Bronson, DVD/Blu-ray News, Imprint Films, James Coburn, Robert Duvall, Ryan O'Neal, Strother Martin, United Artists, Walter Hill

RIP, Douglas Trumbull.

Douglas Hunt Trumbull
(April 8, 1942 – February 7, 2022)

Douglas Trumbull, the special effects genius/inventor/director has passed away at 79. You can seen him up top working on Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: a space odyssey (1968), building the moon bus model.

He also worked on Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977), Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1980) and Blade Runner (1982). And he directed the sadly under-appreciated Silent Running (1971).

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Filed under 1968, 1971, 1977, 1980, Bruce Dern, Robert Wise, Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg

Better Every Time.

Some movies get better every time you see them.

You discover something new. A performance suddenly knocks you out. You notice how the music impacts the film as a whole. Or maybe, after seeing it five times, you finally really get it.

One that really hits me in a different way ever time I see it is Walter Hill’s The Driver (1978).

I’m curious, what movies do that to you?

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Filed under 1978, 20th Century-Fox, Bruce Dern, Ryan O'Neal, Walter Hill