Wednesday, 5 August 2015

The Gauntlet - Rare advance promotional folder

A big thank you to my friend Davy Triumph who recently acquired this very rare promo folder for The Gauntlet (1977). Davy was kind enough to send me the original scans that were advertising this rare piece. As always here on the CEA, I always try to restore the images to show them how they may of originally looked, in this case - some 38 years ago. It's a really interesting piece, as Davy pointed out, there is no 'The' in the title at this early stage. There is also an elongated 'L' in the word Gauntlet, making room for the silhouetted image of both Clint and Sondra. Note also inside that Clint's hand is holding 44 Magnum (not used in the film). This image appears to be from the credit sequence of Magnum Force. I took Davy's original images, and spent about an hour digitally restoring them taking out blemishes, minor creases and restoring the colour. I did not remove the centre fold completely in order to illustrate that this piece was/is a folded item (and was factory pressed that way). This is where a lot of the time is spent here at the CEA in presenting the image material in the best possible way. Sometimes an item is so rare, images hardly come along, so we think it is worth the time and effort to preserve them for all to enjoy - in all of their original glory. Thank you again Davy, your contributions are always appreciated. 
In this post I have chosen (I think for the first time) to show both the before and after examples.





Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Eastwood Japanese Universal Blu-ray titles receive royal packaging treatment, but at a cost…

My eyes and ears in Japan Philip McLean recently notified me of these superb looking Eastwood Universal Blu-rays which were released in Japan in June. Released under the translated name of Universal memories of the reprinted edition, the first three titles include Play Misty for me (Fear of melody), Coogan's Bluff and The Eiger Sanction. Looking at them on Amazon (Japan), I don’t believe the bonus extras differ to any degree; however, the packaging is quite another thing.
NBC Universal Entertainment Japan has come under a certain amount of criticism after their version of the Eastwood Universal Blu-ray collection fell short by two films (Breezy and The Beguiled). There appears to be no reason why these two titles were omitted, but naturally Japanese consumers felt a little cheated having to contend with a 6 film collection as opposed to an 8 film collection.


Now, with the release of these three singular titles (which already appear in the box set), Universal have practically invited further criticism for providing a far better, individual packaging effort. Instead, these individual releases appear with a nicely designed slip case and inner case sleeve, both of which contain the original Japanese poster art of the time. In addition to this, Universal has also produced a reproduction booklet (8 pages) to tie in with the original Japanese TV debut transmission date – and very nice they appear to look too…
According to Amazon Japan, it also looks as if they come at a cost, with each of them carrying a price of ¥ 3,373 (£17.44). A princely sum indeed - I also understand (but please check for yourself) that these are also region free.
I have provided a translated version of each of the title descriptions below and just for the record. Sometimes the translation can also be a little confusing, so please bare that in mind.


Play Misty for me
Woman's heart loneliness love that undermining shines blade of hatred at the end of the love affair
Directorial debut of Clint Eastwood. Nippon Television "Wednesday Road Show" (June 4, 1975 broadcast) version of Japanese dub voice recording! Theatrical release during the Japanese original design the outer case using the movie flyer specifications ● Limited ● using the movie flyer at the time of theatrical release Japan original design the outer case specification ● Kindaieigasha published theatrical release during the published articles such as "screen" original booklet (8P) inclusion (outer case size) that was condensed ● Nippon Television "road show Wednesday" (June 4, 1975 broadcast) version of Japanese dub voice recording! [Story] "" Misty "over the ..." Dave (Clint Eastwood) is the phone of the radio stations that serve the DJ rang tonight. Eventually Dave was acquainted with the woman, Evelyn (Jessica Walter), the Tomonisuru overnight stays are invited to her. But the abnormal jealousy depth of Evelyn, Dave was a deviant behaviour witnessed is, cut her a Wakarebanashi. The day chilling revenge the blood of Evelyn began from .... [Cast] Dave (Clint Eastwood) Yasuo Yamada Evelyn (Jessica Walter) Shinbashi Taeko Toby (Donna Mills) Ueda Miyuki McCallum sergeant (John Larch) Kanda Takashi [staff] Director: Clint Eastwood / Production : Robert Daly / co-production: Jennings Lang / Screenplay: Joe Haymes, Dean Riesener / Photography: Bruce Surtees Music: Tea Burton [privilege] theatrical release during the published articles such as Kindaieigasha published by "screen" original booklet (8P) inclusion (outer case size) that was condensed [Overview] Japan original booklet that is configured to obtain the full cooperation of Kindaieigasha, which celebrated its 70th anniversary. (8P) during the theatrical release in movie magazine "screen", articles published during the television broadcast, an archive of such advertising is reprinted. Also published "My scorecard" of Futaba Juzaburo teacher. Production: 1971 America Disc number: 1 screen size: 16: 9 Vista size Duration: 102 minutes.. (C) 1971 Universal Studios & The Malpaso Company


Coogan’s Bluff
Origin and became Clint Eastwood of the hard-boiled action of "Dirty Harry" Don Siegel supervision and Clint Eastwood for the first time crossed Memorial work! Nippon Television "Wednesday Roadshow" (December 15, 1976 broadcast) edition Japanese dub voice recording! Theatrical release at the time of the Japanese original design using a movie press sheet outer case specification ● Limited ● Using the movie press sheet at the time of theatrical release Japan original design the outer case specification ● Kindaieigasha published " original booklet (8P) inclusion condensed the public when published articles such as theater of the screen "(outer case size) ● Nippon Television "Wednesday Roadshow" (December 15, 1976 broadcast) version of Japanese dub voice recording! [Story] Coogan of sheriff complement in rural Arizona (Clint Eastwood) is a ruthless, it was a criminal handedly agnostic means if for criminal arrest. Such he is, because of the custody taking thugs, it would be to go to New York. And was greeted him in Manhattan, Makkeroi lieutenant (Lee · J · Cobb), Julie beauty probation officer (Susan Clark) and the big city of cumbersome police organization. The well-behaved good urban way was completely ignored. Coogan will be trying Susumeyo that it is its own way, it is Coogan that cannot be obtained the cooperation of escaped to cause!! Now New York City Police Department in the criminal in his mistake, but he chasing thugs in alone.... [Cast] Coogan (Clint Eastwood) Yasuo Yamada McElroy (Lee · J · Cobb) Ohira Toru Julie (Susan Clark) Fujita Yoshiko Linney (stop Sterling) Sakakibara Ryoko Ringer Man (Don Stroud) Watanabe Takeshi [staff] Director, Producer: Don Siegel / Executive Producer: Richard · E · Lions / draft-Screenplay: Herman Miller / Screenplay: Dean Reisner, Howard Rodman / Photography: Bud Sakkari music: Lalo Schifrin [privilege] Modern Original booklet condensed the theatrical release during the published articles such as movie published by "screen" (8P) inclusion (outer case size) [Outline] Japanese original that is configured to obtain the full cooperation of Kindaieigasha, which celebrated its 70th anniversary booklet. (8P) during the theatrical release in movie magazine "screen", articles published during the television broadcast, an archive of such advertising is reprinted. Also published "My scorecard" of Futaba Juzaburo teacher. Production: 1968 America Disc number: 1 screen size: 16: 9 Vista size Duration: 94 minutes.. (C) 1968 Universal Studios All Rights Reserved

The Eiger Sanction

Assassin is Who!? Altitude 4000 challenge Eastwood is to unidentified enemy in meters! Stunt without using any, Eastwood is challenging the dangerous action! Fuji TV "Golden Movie theater" (November 10, 1978 broadcasting) version Japanese dub voice recording! Theatrical release during the Japanese original design the outer case using the movie flyer specifications ● Limited ● using the movie flyer at the time of theatrical release Japan original design the outer case specification ● Kindaieigasha published " Original booklet condensed the theatrical release during the published articles such as screen "(8P) inclusion (outer case size) ● Fuji TV "Golden Movie theater" (November 10, 1978 broadcast) version of Japanese dub voice recording! [Story] man was once a go-getter killers, Jonathan Hemlock (Clint Eastwood) is currently making a living as an art teacher at the university. One day has been familiar with the mundane life, comes the task request from the organization of the boss. Intelligence who had been stationed in Switzerland, it was killed by someone. According to the information, that the assassin to participate in the expedition of the Alps of the Eiger North Face. The Eiger North Face, also Jonathan to challenge twice, which is a climber, it was a mountain that was not climbed even once.... [Cast] Jonathan Hemlock (Clint Eastwood) Yasuo Yamada Ben Bowman (George Kennedy) Genz┼Ź Wakayama Jemimah Brown (Vu~onetta McGee) Ueda Miyuki Myles Mellor (Jack Cassidy) Kobayashi Kyoji Montaigne wife (Heidi Bururu) Shibata Kiyoko Dragon (Thayer David) Minoru Yada [staff] Director: Clint Eastwood / Production: Robert Delhi / Original: Torevu~e two Ann / Photography: Frank Stanley / Music: John Williams [privilege] Modern movie Company published the original booklet condensed the theaters when published articles such as "screen" (8P) inclusion (outer case size) [Overview] is configured to obtain the full cooperation of Kindaieigasha, which celebrated its 70th anniversary of the Japanese original booklet . (8P) during the theatrical release in movie magazine "screen", articles published during the television broadcast, an archive of such advertising is reprinted. Also published "My scorecard" of Futaba Juzaburo teacher. Production: 1975 America Disc number: 1 screen size: LB scope size Duration: 129 minutes (C) 1975 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS All RIGHTS RESERVED