Hondo (1954)

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    • Re: Hondo (1954)

      Anybody remember that scene where the Indian stabbed Sam ( the dog ) with his spear then stood there smileing? When i first saw that i was like: Wow! that's almost graphic for a movie of this timeframe! Kinda hoping Hondo would have chased after him! Great Movie! One of my favorites! ( just not a fan of 3D ) bill
    • Re: Hondo (1954)

      Has anyone heard anything about any possible 3D DVD or Blu-Ray releases for this movie? I know it was restored and exhibited theatrically in 3D around the time the 2D DVD was released. With the growing popularity of 3D TV's, I wonder if a 3D version will be released sometime in the future.

      "I am not intoxicated - yet." McLintock!

    • Re: Duke's Movies- Blu-Ray/DVD Releases

      Amazon is listing a Blu-ray release for Hondo, but without a release date. Paramount has not yet made an official announcement either.

      No mention of whether this Blu-ray will include the 3-D version. They really should, since 3-D players and televisions are now available. Actually I'd love to see this re-released into theaters since so many are now 3-D enabled, too.

    • Re: Hondo (1954)

      Some information about the upcoming Hondo Blu-ray, from Toby at the great blog 50 Westerns from the '50s:

      Just received some press information on the upcoming [I]Hondo (1953) Blu-ray. It’ll be presented in anamorphic widescreen, a significant upgrade over the old DVD (there’s also those extra lines and pixels and stuff).[/I]

      3-D pictures back then typically gave projectionists the option of a standard (1.33) or cropped (1.85) presentation. If you’ve ever studied the [I]Hondo DVD, or played around with the zoom on your 16×9 TV, you know what a difference the cropping will make.[/I]


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    • Re: Hondo (1954)

      I know that I would love to see this on the big screen in 3D! That would be awesome! I don't think, however, that they will ever do that, so I'll just have to be content with watching it on my TV. Since it is such a great film though, that's just fine for me!
      "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them" It may be time worn, but it's the best life-creed I know.
    • Re: Hondo (1954)

      Paula wrote:

      Very interesting thread about the new Blu-ray of Hondo at Home Theater Forum.

      hometheaterforum.com/t/320871/…ds-about-hondo-in-blu-ray


      Thanks Paula,
      another great nugget of info.
      I am looking forward to Hondo arriving even more so now!
      Olive films still haven't listed Rio Grande or Johnny Guitar on their website yet, although they're all over Amazon etc, how strange is that.
    • Re: Duke's Movies- Blu-Ray/DVD Releases

      Paula wrote:

      Amazon is listing a Blu-ray release for Hondo, but without a release date. Paramount has not yet made an official announcement either.

      No mention of whether this Blu-ray will include the 3-D version. They really should, since 3-D players and televisions are now available. Actually I'd love to see this re-released into theaters since so many are now 3-D enabled, too.



      Well, I'll have to get a CD player that plays Blu-Ray. Hondo is one of my favorite Duke movies. An enhanced version will likely drive me up the wall--in a nice way.
    • Re: Duke's Movies- Blu-Ray/DVD Releases

      nordy wrote:

      Well, I'll have to get a CD player that plays Blu-Ray. Hondo is one of my favorite Duke movies. An enhanced version will likely drive me up the wall--in a nice way.


      It's well worth it if you enjoy the Duke's films and watch them repeatedly.
      The Rio Lobo transfer is fantastic, so much so that it actually added lots to the viewing pleasure. No mean feat as the film isn't one of the Duke's best. :)
    • Re: Hondo (1954)

      Reviews of the Hondo Blu-ray, with lots of pics. ;)

      dvdbeaver.com/film/dvdreviews18/hondo_dvd_review.htm

      blu-ray.com/movies/Hondo-Blu-ray/37009/#Review (make sure to click on the "screenshots" button at this review -- 30 frame grabs from the Blu-ray will display)
    • Re: Hondo (1954)

      If you're not following the Hondo Blu-ray thread at Home Theater Forum, you should be. ;)

      hometheaterforum.com/t/320871/…n-blu-ray/60#post_3929296

      But in case you're not, here's a link to a fascinating 2007 article about the movie's 3-D release written by Bob Furmanek and Jack Theakston.

      3dfilmarchive.com/home/hondo-3-d-release