The Next Man 1976 NR

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(16) IMDb 5.1/10

Sean Connery, is an Arab diplomat who wants to not only make peace with Israel, but admit the Jewish state as an OPEC member. One by one, the leaders of the oil cartel are assassinated.

Starring:
Sean Connery, Cornelia Sharpe
Runtime:
1 hour 32 minutes

The Next Man

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Action
Director Richard C. Sarafian
Starring Sean Connery, Cornelia Sharpe
Supporting actors Albert Paulsen, Adolfo Celi, Marco St. John, Ted Beniades, Charles Cioffi, Jaime Sánchez, James Bulleit, Salem Ludwig, Tom Klunis, Roger Serbagi, Armand Dahan, Charles Randall, Ian Collier, Michael Storm, Maurice Copeland, George Pravda, Alex Jadokimov, Stephen D. Newman
Studio Smooth Motion Pictures
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Too bad this is what we have to settle for.
THE KING OF PANGAEA
The box for the DVD says new digital transfer and yet the video on screen was nearly unwatchable it was of such poor quality.
Michelle Evans
Implausible and Poorly Developed Plot, Non-Existent Character Development, and Bad Directing.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By THE KING OF PANGAEA on December 30, 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Since this is the only version of this rather fine movie available, it is a pity that the buyer and viewer have to sit through a version whose DVD video transfer is so poor it looks like a VHS dupe of a slow speed VHS dupe shot through somebody's screen door. The audio quality, lo-fi for its day, would be acceptable if not for the incredible THD distortion especially noticeable on background music: even at low volume.

Furthermore, the 108 minutes running time claimed is not what you get: you get 90 minutes, period. Somebody decided to excise quite a lot of this movie. This was probably taken from a VHS tape edited by a TV studio for content and running time. In short, this DVD never saw, got next to, in any way associated with, nor ever had the chance to contemplate what its filmic potential might have been with a decent transfer. I could make a better slow speed VHS dupe from a VHS dupe than this piece of visual drek. The image quality is so poor I had some difficulty reading the opening credits due not to small font size, but rather to fuzziness.

There is no mention of running time on the box, not surprising, and no inside the box literature. Shame on Amazon for marketing this piece of cinematic disingenuousness and not giving more detials and accurate information.

You've got to watch what you are buying these days.

I like the movie, it is a very decent film and one not seen on the market for a long time. Too bad this is what we have to settle for. Someone should take the video distributor to task for their work.

deadaztec
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Lois E. Gray on January 8, 2007
Format: DVD
This so-called remastered DVD version of "The Next Man" is not a technical improvement on the original VHS version. In addition to highly distorted sound and fuzzy picture quality, the film was poorly edited.The tech info provided by Amazon is skimpy and misleading at best, and deceptive at worst. This a better-than-average movie warrants a higher quality transfer and Amazon customers deserve more reliable and detailed product information.

Shame on Amazon!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Evans on May 7, 2007
Format: DVD
The box for the DVD says new digital transfer and yet the video on screen was nearly unwatchable it was of such poor quality. Definitely not truth in advertising. I love this movie and couldn't wait to see it again after all these years, so this was a major disappointment.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A. Eik on January 13, 2007
Format: DVD
It's a pitty, I have been searching for a DVD version of this movie for so long.

And when I finally find it, I discover it is a copy of a bad VHS version, with a picture and sound

quality that it's a shame to put on the market on a DVD.I allready have an VHS copy at home, that is fare

more better than this DVD.I can off course bear the loss of the money, but with the sincere hope, that this

movie some time in the future could be released in a propher quality version on DVD, and

this time for real!From a propher master and with subtitle.

This film is worth it!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bogorad Natalia on April 14, 2010
Format: DVD
This is a VHSrip-something and not a DVD proper. Quality of the sound is not acceptable and the video could be way better as well.
Don't buy it. It's only disappointing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William D. Jempty Jr. on November 10, 2013
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
Why do you want it, Sean? You and Ms. Sharpe have already fired all its bullets. This plot error is rather minor compared to the error the movie's plot is. Connery's character wants to shake things up in the world but viewers are never shown why this makes certain parties upset. A paranoia movie without paranoids. This movie is arguably the biggest dud Connery ever made.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence R. Wright on June 10, 2013
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3rd copy of this movie I've bought, the last two were used VHS tapes, years ago. This one no better. the film quality is almost soft-focus and the audio track mediocre, almost like all these copies were made in a high-school media class.

A shame because it's a great story line.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M Bardi on January 4, 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
so Amazon wants $24.99 for this copy ? shame on you Amazon.
let me start by saying that i'm a big Sean Connery fan, and that is probably the main reason i went looking for a copy of this movie, and finally decided to buy this one.
the movie itself seemed interesting enough and had potential of being an enjoyable experience for me had it not been for the poor DVD quality. I mean the quality is very poor, its like a VHS copy and a poor one at that, i've had my shares of watching DVD copied from VHS and it still looked better than this drivel. picture quality was beyond bad, just awful and atrocious. i also had a big problem with the editing, and i was blaming the producers for it before i read some reviews that mention that the editing must have been made by the DVD copiers or the TV or VHS it was copied from. very terrible editing that distracts the viewer.
the running time was cut short to around 90 minutes, meaning a lot of scenes were cut, and probably the running time for this DVD was even shorter since some of the scenes were copied and pasted all over again, meaning they repeated certain scenes and attached it over other ones probably for censoring reasons while keeping the original audio.
the audio was slightly better than picture quality, but still very poor with today's standards.
now i really can't comment on the movie fairly given the heavy editing, censoring and poor quality, it did hold my interest to some extent, at times seemed dragging. acting by Connery was good as usual.
the soundtrack was also poor in my opinion, very basic and as if it were made by a kid, some lame Italian or Greek like romantic music which was quite distracting.
an insult to any DVD collector or movie fan.
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