Scherpschutter Land


(scherpschutter) #1

I started a new site on western movies a while ago

I’ve added a few older reviews, but in the meantime there are also a few new ones, such as:

The Deadly Companions
The Deadly Trackers
MacKenna’s Gold
Stagecoach

This week I have been busy with one of the longest ever, the 3h39 version of This movie:

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[size=12pt]HEAVEN’S GATE[/size] (1980, Michael Cimino)

See for the review: [size=12pt]http://scherpschutterland.123website.be/153779546[/size]
To give you an idea of the color differences:

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(Novecento) #2

Interesting review Scherp. I wasn’t aware of your site until now.

Whatever one’s ultimate opinion of the film (and I am quite a fan to be honest), it goes without saying that the new BD is absolutely gorgeous looking. Quite simply one of the best looking BDs I own.


(scherpschutter) #3

[quote=“Novecento, post:2, topic:3154”]Interesting review Scherp. I wasn’t aware of your site until now.

Whatever one’s ultimate opinion of the film (and I am quite a fan to be honest), it goes without saying that the new BD is absolutely gorgeous looking. Quite simply one of the best looking BDs I own.[/quote]

Had not made any publicity for it, so far. I wanted to have at least 10-12 articles before presenting it here.

Blu-ray: I’ll have to get me a copy then, as soon as I have a Blu-ray player.
Maybe you wouldn’t say so after reading the review, but I quite like this movie too, I go back to it every now and then. But I can’t overlook its flaws. It could have been so much better if anybody had been able to control Cimino’s megalomania

Problem might be that I’m used to these sepia-tinted prints.


(John Welles) #4

It’s a very nice website Sherp (I’ve added it to my Favourites List :P); do you intend to review just Westerns or are you going to look at any film that intrigues you enough to put fingers to keyboard?


(scherpschutter) #5

Good question, been thinking of that a lot.

I also have a Dutch language website (http://www.123website.be/De-Winkel-van-Swinkels) and I got some good reactions to a Taxi Driver review. maybe I’ll add an English language version to ScherpschutterLand.


(John Welles) #6

The only thing I would perhaps say in favour of keeping the site about only Westerns is that it gives it an identity which it may lack if you expand your focus.


(scherpschutter) #7

[size=12pt]An odd thing to do: announce a non-western section in a western thread, but there’s an article on this movie on Scherpschutterland now:[/size]

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(I love you M.E. Kay) #8

I’ve never understood why some people disliked Taxi Driver’s ending, personally I love its ambiguity and the two common interpretations are both interesting in their own ways. No doubt Taxi Driver (and maybe Mean Streets) is the film that made me realize films could be more than just a time-waster, although it’s John Carpenter who truly made me an addict.

Nice review site (and completely about Hang 'em High, could have really been something)!


(Mickey13) #9

Thanks, scherpschutter!!! :slight_smile:


(Marvin W. Bronson) #10
I've never understood why some people disliked Taxi Driver's ending, personally I love its ambiguity and the two common interpretations are both interesting in their own ways.

I’m in the same boat. I’ve always loved its finale.

Now if only we could get a Travis Bickle action figure… two versions: one with hair and one with the Mohawk. Perfect.


(scherpschutter) #11

By the way, I turned to Blog form in the meantime, the TAXI DRIVER review can be found there:

http://westernsontheblog.blogspot.be/2013/03/non-western-taxi-driver.html


(Marvin W. Bronson) #12

That was a very good review (as usual).

And who hasn’t quoted the infamous: “You talkin’ to me?”


(scherpschutter) #13

As immortal as the movie itself.


(Marvin W. Bronson) #14

Indeed.

I’d rank it up there with: “Say hello to my little friend!”


(Stanton) #15

From which porn is that?


(ENNIOO) #16

From the 80’s version of Scarface I thought.


(scherpschutter) #17

Funny, was my first reaction too, but it turned out be Scarface indeed:


(Marvin W. Bronson) #18

Wow! I’m surprised you fellers didn’t know that… :wink:


(scherpschutter) #19

I’ve seen the film twice, remembered the scene, not the quote

I didn’t dislike Scarface, but it’s not a favorite movie either


(Marvin W. Bronson) #20

I used to really enjoy it, but I can’t watch it anymore nowadays. It doesn’t hold up well for me.

On the other hand, my brother absolutely loves it. He’s a sucker for gangster movies.