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Riptide
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Very few years I check on this film to see if it is on DVD yet? I assume it's still unavailable?
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I see there is 1 copy on Amazon for only $125.

Or you can buy a transfer copy of it here:

http://www.ioffer.com/search/items/high+road+to+china+dvd/text_pics/ioffer/0/false

I buy alot of dvd-r transfers from this site and usually they are great quality and come with artwork. You can find a ton of movies that were never released on DVD yet.

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Had it on dvd, but sold it again... it is really a bad movie, once you remove the rose tinted nostalgia glasses!
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High Road to China is a great movie. I only have it on vhs, so the quality has deteriorated somewhat.

Interesting to note that Tom Selleck turned down the role of Indiana Jones, before it was given to Harrison Ford. This movie maybe gives some insight into how Selleck might have played Indy...

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I have the scandi pressing but it´s OOP now.
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Had a look on that site mentioned above by 80sRocked. For those that are interested, a dvd-r copy with case and full artwork will cost around $9 plus postage. Some of them vary, but that's what I was quoted by the first one to ship overseas (my price delivered to the UK was $14, or around £8 GBP.)
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i've seen this years back but can remember very little about it,anyhow any big fans of it out there it is coming out on blu ray - http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=8126

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I´m gonna check out few Selleck flicks, including this one, after the first Magnum season.
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Saw this a few years ago and thought it was pretty good especially the plane dump scene and the hard-to-get scenes with Bess Armstrong & Selleck.
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I'm way overdue for a viewing of this little gem - might have to make the time over the weekend, in between being a taxi for the kids, gigging, and recovering!
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Taped this off the tv years back. Been searching for the tape. Really want to get this on DVD. Thought the scenery and everything was quite good.
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Hey, Paul. Have you ever thought of writing a review of High Road to China for the Rewind? Just wondering.
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Ok, it´s time to check out few Tom Selleck movies.
The TS marathon includes 2 70s films and 6 from the 80s.

Stay tuned!

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quote:
Originally posted by Lovers with Cassie:
Hey, Paul. Have you ever thought of writing a review of High Road to China for the Rewind? Just wondering.

Done one on the blog...

http://allmyreviewsinoneplace.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/movie-review-high-road-to-china/

If you have any review comments, please leave them on the blog, to help my traffic stats!

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The best dvd version of this is the australian region 4, proper anamorphic widescreen.
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Just watched High Road to China (1983)

I liked it very much. Good old school adventure film.

Tom Selleck was on fire as hard-drinking pilot O´Malley
and Bess Armstrong (Lace) also did a good job.
They have that classic "arguing couple" relationship. Some great moments there.

Jack Weston was funny as Selleck´s sidekick "Struts" and Brian Blessed did what he does best - laughs [Smile]
Wilford Brimley and Robert Morley also star and you can see beautiful Cassandra Gava in a small role.
She played J.J. in Night Shift and was the wicked witch in the original Conan the Barbarian.

Funny characters, exotic locations (shot mainly in Yugoslavia) and nice adventure feel.

While High Road to China was set in the 1920s, it´s time to move to 1930s.
Next: Tom Selleck as Lassiter.

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Classic adventure film. The score is beautiful.
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