Sunday, February 13, 2011

Trailer Not on the DVD: Charley Varrick (1973, Don Siegel)

I sure do love this trailer's emphasis on the film's secondary title: "The Last of the Independents." While the Region 1 (non-widescreen) DVD does not include a trailer, some foreign DVDs of this film do appear to contain a trailer, though I'm not sure if it's this particular one. I have a British DVD (widescreen), but it includes only production stills as an extra feature:

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4 comments:

J.D. said...

Love this film. Definitely, hands down, one my fave Don Siegel films - right up there with THE KILLERS. And to think, Walter Matthau was convinced the film would be a failure!

Ned Merrill said...

Yeah, Matthau's instincts were definitely wrong on this one at least as far as its long-term critical reputation is concerned. Not sure how it performed at the box office, however.

J.D. said...

In his memoirs, Siegel claims the film turned a profit but I don't think it was exactly a blockbuster either.

Ned Merrill said...

OK, so it wasn't DIRTY HARRY, but it wasn't a complete bomb, either.