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Sergio Leone News / Re: Cheaper prices for the R2 DVDs
« on: April 22, 2005, 01:42:57 PM »
Be patient if you don't have the cash right now!. When the 2 disc special editions of 'The Good, The Bad and the Ugly' & 'Once Opon a Time in the West' were initially released they sold for £19.99 each. However a couple of months later you could pick them up for £9.99! and I've even seen OUATITW going for as low a £7.99 in HMV & and TGTBATU at the same price on

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Million Dollar Baby (2004)
« on: March 04, 2005, 04:07:55 PM »
I was nearly crying at the end - great movie  - Morgan, Clint & Hilary fully deserve their Oscars.

Trivia Games / Re: how the duke got his walk
« on: March 02, 2005, 02:49:21 PM »
Apparently Wayne's walk & hand on hips stand were influenced by the Michaelangelo statue 'David', of which he was a great fan.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Million Dollar Baby (2004)
« on: February 13, 2005, 12:49:00 PM »
It is suberb. I'm not exactly someone who usually gets upset after watching a film, but this one nearly had me in tears!.  In agreement with grandpa_chum - it is without a doubt one of the saddest endings I've ever seen - right up there with 'Bicycle Thieves' and 'Sympathy for Mr Vengeance'. However PLEASE don't let this put you off watching this movie.

For a Few Dollars More / Re: Guy Callaway
« on: February 02, 2005, 04:02:26 PM »
I've read  and heard on commentaries that Leone was a great scholar and collector of art, and that many of his famous big close ups of his actors were inspired by paintings. I've always seen a similarity between the shot of Callaway when we first see his  face after the Colonel shoots his horse and Diego Velasquez's painting 'The Dwarf Francisco Lezcano'.

For a Few Dollars More / Re: The colonels gun
« on: January 17, 2005, 02:08:55 PM »
I myself think that Manco wants to see if The Colonel can cut it in a real gunfight where he's actually in range of his opponents weapon. The whole idea of the speciality weapons was taken much further in 'Sabata' where Van Cleef uses weird and wonderful firearms and his sidekick 'Banjo' has a gun disguised as a banjo!. 

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Unfair shootout!
« on: January 16, 2005, 10:48:09 AM »
Of course it's unfair! - but Angel Eyes had more of a chance in the Sadhill shootout than his victims like Baker!.

For a Few Dollars More / Re: The colonels gun
« on: January 16, 2005, 10:09:47 AM »
I have to disagree with derringdo about the Colonels main weapon not being a 'Buntline'. I'm not a big enough gun expert to tell whether the weapon used by the Colonel in the movie is a Colt produced Buntline, but a 'revolver carbine' very similar to it with a long 10 inch barrel was manufactured. There were also 12 inch and 16 inch versions (you see the Colonel's 16 inch a couple of times in the movie).  The only real difference between the Colonel's gun & the real Buntlines was the custom wooden stock - the real stock was a less attractive triangular metal design.

In terms of it not 'the best gun you can have for a quick draw' read this excerpt from 'Guns & Ammo' by Jeff Morey.....
"While a 12-inch-barreled Colt is cumbersome, one with a 10-inch barrel is remarkably comfortable to carry and shoot. Indeed, of the Revolver-Carbine sizes sold, the 10-inch is the size most conductive to being used as a sidearm and, when attached to its shoulder stock, a long-range "brush-popper."

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