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 Post subject: 55 Days at Peking
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:35 am 
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Directed by: Nicholas Ray
Production year: 1963
Starring: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven


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Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, delayed relief and tacit support of the Boxers by the Empress of China and her generals.

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 Post subject: Re: 55 Days at Peking
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NOTE: This thread will be used for general talk of the movie 55 Days at Peking. If there's anything specific you'd like to discuss, please start a new topic in this section.

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 Post subject: Re: 55 Days at Peking
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I received a very rough copy of this for Christmas (from Asia, where exactly I'm not sure), and unfortunately it didn't format properly on my wide screen TV (my Blu-Ray player does this sometimes with older less 'official' DVDs). The picture was cramped into a very small rectangle, which hindered my ability to enjoy the film. I'd give just about anything for a better quality DVD release complete with special features; apparently, the film was a nightmare to work on.


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 Post subject: Re: 55 Days at Peking
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I believe you are referring to the Korean DVD. I think it's only ever gotten a release in Sweden, Korea and Denmark (saw a copy the other day on the net.) I've heard bad things about that release, the Swedish DVD is supposed to be of better quality.

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 Post subject: Re: 55 Days at Peking
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I got a copy of '55 days at Peking DVD' via amazon.de
(There are two language options: English, Germay).
I think the quality is not bad at all.
It was released on 25. November 2008.

http://www.amazon.de/55-Tage-Peking-Cha ... 552&sr=1-1


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 Post subject: Re: 55 Days at Peking
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Final Scene



It is great and emotional scene! :heart:
:cheers: :applause: :wave:


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 Post subject: Re: 55 Days at Peking
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CHfan2010 wrote:
Final Scene



It is great and emotional scene! :heart:
:cheers: :applause: :wave:

That is a great scene.


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 Post subject: Re: 55 Days at Peking
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I loved that scene as well! For a second there I thought Major Lewis was going to forget about the little girl. I was thrilled when he told her to take his hand!


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Yes, it's good!!!


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 Post subject: Re: 55 Days at Peking
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Another favorite scene of mine - when Ava Gardner is trying to leave and is arguing with Heston and old Chuck says to her "Will you get out of there [the carriage] before I get mad?" Gotta love Chuck's delivery of that line. If the film had been made like 20 years earlier I imagine John Wayne would have probably played Chuck's part, as it seems like the kind of line you'd hear in a John Wayne film.


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