Emperor of the North

Emperor of the North

Lee Marvin
Director: Robert Aldrich Cast: Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
, Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
, Keith Carradine
Keith Carradine
Robert Aldrich

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Despite its catalog title status, Emperor of the North has received a nice treatment on this DVD from Fox. It offers a letterboxed, anamorphic transfer that has been handsomely remastered; the film's earthy color scheme comes through in vivid style and the level of details is often stunning. The audio portion of the disc offers the film's original mono mix and a stereo remix; the stereo remix isn't too different from the mono track, but both are solid, well-rendered soundtracks. In terms of extras, the disc offers a trio of coming attractions for the film (one theatrical trailer, two television spots) and a commentary by New York-based film studies professor Dana Polan. The commentary offers a steady stream of analytical observations regarding the film's mythical take on its subject and the many themes running beneath its adventure story plotline. Even if one doesn't agree with all of Polan's ideas, he offers plenty of interesting food for thought (particularly his take on the film's Cigaret character as a sort of commentary on youth culture). All in all, this disc represents Emperor of the North well and is an excellent deal for its reasonable price.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/06/2006
UPC: 0024543242147
Original Release: 1973
Rating: PG
Source: 20Th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:00:00
Sales rank: 4,821

Special Features

Closed Caption; Feature commentary by noted film historian Dana Polan; TV spots & theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lee Marvin A No. 1
Ernest Borgnine Shack
Keith Carradine Cigaret
Charles Tyner Cracker
Malcolm Atterbury Hogger
Simon Oakland Policeman
Diane Dye Prudence
John Steadman Stew Bum
Elisha Cook Gray Cat
Raymond Guth Preacher
Sid Haig Grease Tail
Karl Lukas Pokey Stiff
Danny "Big" Black Hobo
Don Blackman Old Shine
Jack Collins Dispatcher
Harry Hickox Elder
Ralph Montgomery Alkee Stiff
Wayne Sutherlin Gink
Forrest Wood Station agent
Harry Caesar Coaly
Hal Baylor Yardman's Helper
Liam Dunn Smile
Robert Foulk Conductor
James Goodwin Fakir
Ed McNally Yard Clerk
Dave Willock Groundhog
Joe di Reda Dinger
Vic Tayback Yardman
Matt Clark Yardlet

Technical Credits
Robert Aldrich Director
Joseph Biroc Cinematographer
Hal David Songwriter
Frank deVol Score Composer,Songwriter
Malcolm Harding Asst. Director
Stan Hough Producer
Christopher Knopf Screenwriter
Michael Luciano Editor
Richard Overton Sound/Sound Designer
Jack Martin Smith Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Emperor of the North Pole
1. Nomads of the Rails [:49]
2. A Man and a Train [2:31]
3. Not On My Train! [2:19]
4. Main Titles [2:50]
5. Boxed In [6:32]
6. A Sure Bet [7:53]
7. He Rode the 19! [2:25]
8. Marking Their Fame [4:36]
9. The Odds-On Favorite [1:05]
10. Hi-Ballin' The Yard [6:32]
11. Heading For a Head-On [1:46]
12. Hobo Fist Aid [5:38]
13. It's My Road Kid! [1:20]
14. Trolling For Hoboes [10:37]
15. Buckets of Grease [2:58]
16. Barking For a Turkey [1:17]
17. A Chance to Be a Good Bum [8:42]
18. Thou Shall Not Steal [6:50]
19. The End of Cracker [9:24]
20. He Who Would Be Emperor [3:45]
21. Running Out of Train [4:54]
22. I Promised You a Fight! [2:19]
23. A Bum Without Class [3:17]
24. End Titles [2:17]

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