Blu-ray News: Sorcerer French import set.

Sorcerer French box

Have you seen this yet? It’s a French set of Sorcerer on Blu-ray and DVD with a production history and reproduction of the original script included. How cool is that?


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Screening: San Francisco’s Castro Theatre.

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San Francisco’s Castro Theatre has put together a great scumbags-in-a-hellhole double feature: John Huston’s The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948) and Sorcerer.

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I hope William Friedkin is aware of this pairing, since he’s a big fan of the Huston/Bogart picture. If you’re in the area September 27 (that’s a Sunday), this is the place to be.

By the way, The Castro was one of the first places to screen the restored Sorcerer back in April 2014.

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A truck-in-progress.

61k5f6hf91L._SL1000_Finally, a production still from Sorcerer. William Friedkin stops by to see how the trucks are coming along.

Thanks to Tom for sending this photo along.

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Interview: Roy Scheider, December 1977.

article-0-00D3431900000190-208_638x883Jim Shoffner interviewed Roy Scheider on location for Jaws 2 (1978). He shared his thoughts on Sorcerer.

Roy Scheider: It was exciting as an adventure piece, but the way it was edited didn’t allow the audience to participate in the adventure, and they never felt that they had a personal interest in these guys… In any film that you do, it makes no difference whether your audience loves the characters or hates them, but they’re gotta care about them one way or the other. Well, the way this picture was set up, there was no way they could care about them at all. They came out of the theatre without a fulfilling experience, and consequently they didn’t recommend to their friends to see it.

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Sorcerer Double Features #1.

Screen Shot 2015-06-24 at 4.55.13 PMNoticed some oddball double features that Sorcerer was subjected too along the way, usually in drive-ins.

Mark Of The Devil Part II (1973) is a German sequel to a 1970 German horror film — except that there is no real tie between the two films. It stars Erika Blanc, Anton Diffring and Reggie Nalder. It’s a piece of crap.

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Behind the scenes in New Jersey.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything up here. Let’s hope this YouTube thing stays alive — this footage is fascinating.

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RIP, Edgar Froese.

td-sorcerer sizedEdgar Froese, one of the founding members of Tangerine Dream — and one of the composers of the Sorcerer score — has passed away at 70.

You can read more here.

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