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Films of Sergio Leone => Once Upon A Time In The West => Topic started by: Jon on October 08, 2003, 11:30:04 AM

Title: DVD is EXCELLENT!
Post by: Jon on October 08, 2003, 11:30:04 AM
Got it today,and it's great.The restoration is very good with fine picture and sound quality.Haven't watched all the filn yet but heard some of the commentary,although a bit 'patchwork'it is full of interesting facts and observations.The documentaries are great too,i especially liked the old interviews with Sergio and Henry Fonda.In many ways a better DVD than the OUATIA DVD,and far better than the shoddy FOD realease,I would say this is the best realease on DVD of a Leone film yet.ENJOY!!!
Title: Re:DVD is EXCELLENT!
Post by: Walter on October 11, 2003, 04:04:22 AM
I got mine in the mail yesterday. I saw the review on BBC films, five out of five stars, and a lot of bragging about the picture and sound.

Today is Saturday, I have a widescreen tv and a surround system... And a bottle of Jack Daniel's.

Oh yes. Life can be sweet.  ;)

 
Title: Re:DVD is EXCELLENT!
Post by: Walter on October 12, 2003, 05:40:18 PM
Got it today,and it's great.The restoration is very good with fine picture and sound quality.Haven't watched all the filn yet but heard some of the commentary,although a bit 'patchwork'it is full of interesting facts and observations.The documentaries are great too,i especially liked the old interviews with Sergio and Henry Fonda.In many ways a better DVD than the OUATIA DVD,and far better than the shoddy FOD realease,I would say this is the best realease on DVD of a Leone film yet.ENJOY!!!

What else to say, now that I have seen the dvd,  than I agree completely with Jon? A magnificent dvd in all ways possible! This sure as hell was worth waiting a few years for!

And I liked what I've heard so far from the commentaries a lot better than those on OUATIA.
Title: Re:DVD is EXCELLENT!
Post by: Jon on October 13, 2003, 09:03:30 AM
Just watched film all the way through,i consider this the first time I have REALLY seen it,even the TV showings were missing some of the picture.Honestly,it's like seeing it  for the first time!Fantastic.
Title: Re:DVD is EXCELLENT!
Post by: Ramon on October 13, 2003, 03:44:23 PM

Sound quality is excellent too, I love the sound of that steam locomotive hissing and grunting at Cattle Corner.
Title: Re:DVD is EXCELLENT!
Post by: The Smoker on October 14, 2003, 01:52:47 PM
I like how they used the locomotive sound on the 2nd Disc Main Menu. Always was a unique sound.  not your usual 'stock' steam engine sound.

Wonderful DVD watched it also on Saturday evening. Best ive bought for my player this year.

Jus the packaging was i popping... The Leone quote on the back... and heres me thinkin that these big companies don't care..

MGM should be taking notes.....  ;)
Title: Re:DVD is EXCELLENT!
Post by: Groggy on October 14, 2003, 06:18:58 PM
  What is the aspect ratio on your copy?  The one at Amazon.com is only 1:77:1 (or something like that).  :'(
Title: Re:DVD is EXCELLENT!
Post by: The Smoker on October 15, 2003, 12:43:39 AM
Widescreen 2.35:1 Anamorphic i think. don't have it in front of me.

Also the Region 1 will be the only version which includes the original Mono Audio track. (Take note the purists among us)  ;)

Region 2 DVDs tend to have to make room for all the European languages. so we tend to miss out on isolated soundtracks & little extras etc.

oh well
Title: Re:DVD is EXCELLENT!
Post by: Groggy on October 15, 2003, 03:36:54 AM
Widescreen 2.35:1 Anamorphic i think don't have it front of me.

Also the Region 1 will be the only version which includes the original Mono Audio track. (Take note the purist among us)  ;)

Region 2 DVDs tend to have to make room for all the European languages. so we tend to miss out on isolated soundtracks & little extras etc.

oh well

You dirty son of a . . . sorry, just kidding.  ;D
Title: Re:DVD is EXCELLENT!
Post by: The Smoker on October 15, 2003, 04:07:09 AM
I don't ask for a light... i just take.  ;)

My jaw is still hurting from the last  office cig break .  ;D


Oh. im new around here.... hi folks... Bloody good site.  :)
Title: Re:DVD is EXCELLENT!
Post by: DjArcadian on October 21, 2003, 05:13:47 PM
Has anyone been able to confirm the aspect ratio for the region 1 disc?  I have it on order with Amazon and I'll cancel it if it will in fact be only 1.77:1

WHy the hell would they release this film in that aspect ration given all the work that has to go into making a DVD?
Title: Re:DVD is EXCELLENT!
Post by: THX 1138 on October 25, 2003, 06:14:53 AM
If you consider widescreenreview.com anything of an authority on DVD movie technical specs, then here goes:

Once upon a time in the west R1, SCE, 2-Disk.

(Studio/Distributor):
 Paramount Home Entertainment
 
(Principal Photography):
 Techniscope
 
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio):
 2.35:1
 
(Measured DVD Anamorphic Aspect Ratio):
 2.35:1

(Measured DVD Letterbox Aspect Ratio):
 2.35:1

(DVD Soundtrack):
 Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
 
(Theatrical Sound):
 Optical Mono

Hope this is of help.
Cheers.