Sunday, 15 March 2015

The Big Boss (1971)

US Title - Fists of Fury. 

Directed by Lo Wei and starring Bruce Lee, Maria Yi, James Tien and Yin-Chieh Han.

Collector's Edition DVD bought in 2000

2-disc Platinum Edition DVD bought in  2007
99m 40s

 2-disc DVD

2-disc DVD extras -

Audio commentary by Bruce Lee experts Andrew Staton and Will Johnston
The Story Continued - Memories of Bruce Lee (41mins)
The History of The Big Boss: A Photographic Retrospective (15mins)
Deleted Scenes Examined: The Story of the Elusive Original Uncut Print (10mins)
Animated biography showcase (with voice over) of actor Bruce Lee (22mins)
Promotional gallery

Duel (1971)

Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Dennis Weaver.

Collector's Edition DVD bought in 2005
89m 08s

A Conversation with Steven Spielberg on making Duel (36mins)
Steven Spielberg and the Small Screen
Richard Matheson: The Writing of Duel
Theatrical Trailer
Photograph and Poster Gallery

The French Connection (1971)

The French Connection (1971) Directed by William Friedkin and starring Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider and Fernando Rey. 104mins

French Connection II (1975) Directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Gene Hackman, 
Fernando Rey and Bernard Fresson. 119mins

3-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2002

2-disc Special Edition Blu-ray bought in 2010


Blu-ray extras -

Audio Commentary with director William Friedkin
Scene-specific Commentary with actors Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider
William Friedkin Introduction
Isolated Score Track
Pop-Up Trivia track
The Poughkeepsie Shuffle (53mins)
Making the Connection: The Untold Stories of The French Connection (57mins)
Deleted Scenes
Anatomy of a Chase (20mins)
Hackman on Doyle (11mins)
Friedkin and Grosso Remember the Real French Connection (19mins)
Scene of the Crime
Color Timing The French Connection
Cop Jazz: The Music of Don Ellis
Rogue Cop: The Noir Connection

Dirty Harry (1971)

Directed by Don Siegel and starring Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino, 
Reni Santoni and John Vernon.

Blu-ray bought in 2010

Audio commentary with film historian Richard Schickel
The Long Shadow of Dirty Harry (26mins)
Dirty Harry: The Original (30mins)
Dirty Harry's Way -vintage featurette
Clint Eastwood: The Man from Malpaso (58mins)
Interview Gallery (27mins):
Theatrical trailer

Big Jake (1971)

Directed by George Sherman and starring John Wayne, Richard Boone, Maureen O' Hara, 
Patrick Wayne and Christopher Mitchum.

DVD bought in 2007
109m 40s

No extras

They Call Me Trinity (1971)

They Call Me Trinity (1971) Directed by E.B. Clucher and starring Terence Hill, Bud Spencer 
and Farley Granger. 109mins

Trinity is Still My Name (1972) Directed by Enzo Barboni and starring Terence Hill
and Bud Spencer. 110mins

Double Feature DVD bought in 2003


New interviews with actors Terence Hill and Bud Spencer
Photo gallery
Production notes 

Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

Directed by Robert Stevenson and starring Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, Bruce Forsythe and Sam Jaffe.

30th Anniversary DVD bought in 2003
139m 11s

The Worm Turns - cartoon short
The Vanishing Private - cartoon short
Music Magic: The Sherman Brothers - featurette
A Step in the Right Direction -deleted song
Bedknobs And Broomsticks Scrapbook
Portobello Road: Recording Session Footage
Film Facts - notes

And Now For Something Completely Different (1971)

Directed by Ian MacNaughton and starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.

DVD bought in 2006

Theatrical Trailer

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Directed by Guy Hamilton and starring Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray, Bruce Glover, Putter Smith, Lana Wood and Jimmy Dean.

Special Edition DVD bought in 2000

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2006

Blu-ray bought in 2012
Part of the 'James Bond Collection'
120m 08s

 2-disc DVD

Blu-ray extras - 

Audio commentary by director Guy Hamilton, co-screenwriter Tom Mankiewicz, composer John Barry, actors Jill St. John, Joe Robinson, Marc Lawrence, Lana Wood, Bruce Glover, Shane Rimmer, Trina Parks, Jimmy Dean and Putter Smith, production designer Ken Adam, set decorator Peter Lamont, continuity supervisor Elaine Schreyeck, stuntman George Leech and lyricist Don Black, moderated by Ian Fleming Foundation's David Naylor

Declassified: MI6 Vault
Sean Connery 1971: The BBC Interview
Lesson 007: Close Quarter Combat
Oil Rig Attack
Vegas Car Chase
Moonbuggy Chase
Bambi & Thumper
Bond Arrives on the Oil Rig
Deleted scenes
Mission Dossier
Inside Diamonds Are Forever (31mins)
Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond (41mins)
Ministry of Propaganda
Image Database
Theatrical Trailers

The Omega Man (1971)

Directed by Boris Sagal and starring Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Paul Koslo 
and Rosalind Cash.

DVD bought in 2003

Blu-ray bought in 2010


Introduction by Co-Stars Eric Laneuville and Paul Koslo & Screenwriter Joyce H Karrington
Vintage Featurette: 'Last Man Alive - The Omega Man'
Theatrical Trailer