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Sorcerer / The Wages of Fear

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Mr.D, May 23, 2003.

  1. Mr.D

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    I've always been a big fan of "The Wages of Fear". For those that are unfamiliar its about a bunch of characters from the wrong side of the tracks who are enticed into the hazardous task of transporting some nitroglycerine through south american jungle in a couple of very rickety trucks.

    I never realised that it had been remade by William Friedkin in '77 as "Sorcerer" with Roy Scheider. I've just ordered it from Play , seems to get generally good reviews.

    Anyone seen it any viewpoints ?
     
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    The Tangerine Dream score really carries the film.
    I like WF's version, but a friend said it made him want to slit his wrists.:suicide:
     
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    I bought this dvd a while ago because I love the original. However, I was very Unimpressed with it. It felt like I was watching a cheap Italian film where the voices were dubbed. 1 out of 10 for me.

    shaun:thumbsdow
     
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    Sorcerer is a great film. The hard edge of the film is great, but then again I do like depressing movies. The bridge sequence is fantastic, as is the Tangerine Dream score.
     
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    hi all great movie great score, not sure about the dvd as its 4.3 does anybody know if it was shot full frame ?must find out before i buy
    thanks
    simon
     
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    At the start of the film it says "this film has been modified to fit your tv":thumbsdow
     
  7. Mr.D

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    Its shown as 1.66 in the IMDB. Hopefully the 4x3 transfer is the full 1.66 frame with some black bars rather than a central full height crop.
     
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    I prefer the original with Yves Montand of the two. But than when I saw the remake I knew what was coming.
    Same with 50’s The Narrow Margin over the remake they had that edge.
     
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    watched this again last night and still think its pants. It has NO BLACK BARS and says it has been formatted to fit your tv screen. The original with Yves Montand is the one for me.

    Shaun:D
     
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    Came across a mention of this film over the weekend, but had never heard of it. Its quite cheap at AxelMusic (€9.50) and was going to give it a go. Anyone have anything more to say about it? Is it a waste of money? Wages of Fear is £6.99 at play.com, might make an interestign double-bill!
     
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    anybody know why the remake is called sorcerer?i saw it on tv in the early 80s and it was show as wages of fear.every mention i've seen since then has it as sorcerer.it seems a pointless title.
     
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    isn't it something like Roy Scheider's truck is called Sorcerer?

    Many think the title of the movie is the reason it tanked. Can't say I blame them! :suicide:
     

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