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tb7!! Welcome back, amigo...! ;)
Fri Feb 9, 2018 12:20am

(Or, have ya been "lurkin'" all this time, eh?)

Yep, I agree --- GRAND DUEL is a Keeper (and Re-Watcher). As I said prior (below), I rank it in my Top Ten, minimum.

However, I went thru a period where I watched all of the LVC films I had on hand so often -- some years ago now, over a decade at least -- that I had to Put Them Away for Awhile, so I could "forget" enough that they'd be somewhat Fresh again, when I next screened 'em. ;)

Hope you'll stick around for a bit, amigo...!

  • THE GRAND DUELTheBad7, Thu Feb 8 10:38am
    Blue Underground put out an absolutely beautiful print of this film a year or so ago. The quality is of the same caliber as something from Wild East or several other well-known film distribution... more
    • tb7!! Welcome back, amigo...! ;) — DCG, Fri Feb 9 12:20am
      • Hi DCTheBad7, Fri Feb 9 6:57am
        Hi DC-- No, this is actually my first return visit to tb.n in quite a long time. Just one of those things that sometimes happens. I had scored the Blue Underground print of THE GRAND DUEL a few years ... more
        • The SqueezeBob 0, Sat Feb 10 3:35am
          You are right about the Squeeze. It's one of Lee's best. The story, acting etc are very good. Too bad it got a late and limited release in the US. When it finally was released in America in 1981, it... more
          • @BobOTheBad7, Tue Feb 13 4:41am
            Hi Bob-- THE SQUEEZE is probably my favorite non-Western L.V.C. picture, so I must ask: has anyone ever posted the VARIETY article you cited in your post? I would love to see that. tb7
            • No. I didn't make a copyBob 0, Tue Feb 13 6:27pm
              I read the review in 1981 I think was the year. I should have purchased the copy of Variety and made some copies on a coping machine. I clearly remember the reviewer saying it was a pleasure watching ... more
              • VARIETY and THE SQUEEZE Review (Spoilers)TheBad7, Wed Feb 14 4:42am
                Hi Bob-- I'm sure you're correct; as you're well aware, Lee enjoyed a late blossoming in his career with his role as U.S. Police Force Commissioner Hauk in ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. THE SQUEEZE was one... more
                • The Squeeze MF&CTBob 0, Wed Feb 14 11:42am
                  I was lucky in that I caught Mean Frank and Crazy Tony when it played in my area at the Drive Inn in 1975 or 6. This film was shot in 1973 in Italy and France and is one of Lee's best films. The long ... more
                  • @Bob O:MF & CTTheBad7, Wed Feb 14 12:20pm
                    Hi Bob-- Oh yes--I'm very familIar with MF & CT. Lee was a natural at playing the "Capo di tutti Cappi," and it's a shame he didn't get more parts like "Frankie Dio" in those mid to late 70s Italian... more
    • I will keep my eyes peeledMaggie, Thu Feb 8 2:26pm
      for this print. At the moment it does not seem to be available in my part of the world, but I only did a quick research and it might need some more digging. Thanks for letting us know!
      • B.U. THE GRAND DUELTheBad7, Fri Feb 9 7:00am
        Hi Maggie-- I'm not sure where you're situated, but a copy of this particular iteration can be found online at Amazon (U.S.A.) for roughly $10 U.S.D. It's a sawbuck well spent, if only to see The Bad ... more
        • I'm in Germany....Maggie, Sun Feb 11 4:45am
          ... and it does not seem to be sold via the usual channels over here. Which does not mean it never will, and there is no hurry. So don't worry!
          • @MaggieTheBad7, Tue Feb 13 4:39am
            Hi Maggie-- When time and circumstance permit, of course. I rave about this specific iteration because prior to Blue Underground's issue--and Wild East as well--THE GRAND DUEL could only be seen as a ... more
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