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1  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: I quattro dell'Ave Maria aka Ace High (1968) on: January 16, 2018, 07:01:35 PM
I just viewed Ace High for the first time, from Starz/Encore westerns. I've seen worse.

And did I see Simonetta Stefanelli (Maureen McBain) and her little brother (Timmy McBain) in cameos in Ace High, still with red hair???  Ace High was released in 1969 so right about the time of Once Upon a Time in the West.
2  Films of Sergio Leone / For a Few Dollars More / Re: Volonte's voice & Voice Actor for the Captain in GBU on: January 12, 2018, 06:20:26 AM
Concerning Volonte's English voice:

I went to that 2009 thread and checked the source for this on page 3 (http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Paul_Frees) and that no longer lists Frees for the spaghetti westerns, so likely was updated.  So I can believe that Bernard Grant was the voiceover actor for English.
3  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Faccia a faccia aka Face to Face (1967) on: January 11, 2018, 04:56:37 PM
No that was a mistake, its Bernard Grant, its in the Sergio Leone encyclopedia here: http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=5890.msg82135#msg82135

I went to that 2009 thread and checked the source for this on page 3 (http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Paul_Frees) and that no longer lists Frees for the spaghetti westerns, so likely was updated.  So I can believe the Bernard Grant.
4  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Faccia a faccia aka Face to Face (1967) on: January 10, 2018, 06:04:48 PM
Have you seen A Bullet For A General?

Didn't we figure out a while ago that American voice actor Paul Frees did the English voice for Volente, the Captain in GBU, Morton in Once/West, Boris Badenov, etc. Huh  http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=5871.15
5  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Godless (TV show) on: December 30, 2017, 07:54:02 AM
We just finished watching this on NetFlix, 7-part mini-series.  I enjoyed this.

Would I have edited some parts out?  Yes.

Did so many with gunshot wounds really survive?  I don't think so.
6  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Death Rides a Horse aka Da uomo a uomo (1967) on: December 29, 2017, 06:43:20 AM
also the sequence where Mortimer strikes the match on Wild's Hump, then later when they re-meet, is another.


"I generally smoke just after I eat - why don't you come back in about 10 minutes"
- I find that wildly funny !!!  Ans so cool of Mortimer !
7  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: La resa dei conti aka The Big Gundown (1966) on: December 28, 2017, 07:49:55 AM
In the original cut when Van Cleef confronts the outlaws he goes into a more elaborate set up for the final shootout with them. He removes three bullets from his revolver, and places them on a log, the angle is such that each bullet covers one outlaw, this is done to a music score. So he only has three bullets, one for each rather than six, then he tells them to draw and we then go back to the English language cut.

I watched that scene yesterday on YouTube; in Italian.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fmu-cdNr7l8

8  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: La resa dei conti aka The Big Gundown (1966) on: December 27, 2017, 07:55:08 PM
Why don't you just buy the German BD?

So the German BluRay DVD is the Franco Cleef version ?  Can that play on North American BluRay players ?
9  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: La resa dei conti aka The Big Gundown (1966) on: December 27, 2017, 05:53:16 PM
I'm assuming that the Franco Cleef version in English is unobtainable, correct?  Can anyone make a copy or a VHS copy from his?
10  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In America / Re: NEW DIRECTORS CUT on: December 27, 2017, 01:05:10 PM
The extended cut 251 minutes is poor image quality. The theatrical cut 229 minutes is good image quality.

My BluRay arrived yesterday.  251 minute version on Disc 1.  229 minute version on disc 2.  About $6.50 shipped price from Bestbuy.com
11  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: La resa dei conti aka The Big Gundown (1966) on: December 23, 2017, 08:03:46 AM
I purchased the Grindhouse Releasing version, with the extended U.S. cut.  The Blu Ray is flawless.  This set includes the DVD U.S. extended cut, the Italian version and the soundtrack.  Its a excellent set.  

So is the US Extended cut of 110 minutes is in English, or just English subtitles?  Or is it English subtitles for just the added parts?


I saw this film at first release in theater, and bought this album (was a demo one, new were no longer available then even to order)
12  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In America / Re: NEW DIRECTORS CUT on: December 22, 2017, 07:20:26 AM
Yes - BD is the way to go (come on Cusser you need to get with the times here  Wink )

The most "extended" cut available for home viewing is the one you've listed here. There are still some more scenes but they have not been released for home viewing - apparently the source material needed a lot more extra work. Hopefully one day, we will get to see that too. You should go back and read some earlier posts on this thread in that regard.

OK - you've convinced me about which version and to go BluRay.  Thanks for the input.  $5.99 shipped from Best Buy, new.
13  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In America / Re: NEW DIRECTORS CUT on: December 20, 2017, 08:49:53 AM
OK: you all have convinced me to upgrade to the 2014 Extended Director's Cut.  

Here's my situation: I have two homes, only one has a BluRay DVD player, the other has "regular DVD".  So should I get the non-BluRay version of the Extended Director's Cut, or would I be missing something from the BluRay version?  I realize that currently that the BluRay version could only be viewed at the one location.  

Question 1:  I haven't seen any BluRay discs on my TV yet; is the BluRay just better quality, and worth it?  Or do BluRay discs typically have more material and extras?  Thanks, I'm pretty inept at this.  Oh yeah, I live in Arizona USA if that matters.

Question 2: Is this 2014 229 minute version the longest/most recent one available?  This article says that a 251 minute version was screened in 2014 in NY  https://nypost.com/2014/09/21/fresh-once-upon-a-time-in-america-cut-worth-every-second/  is this on DVD ?


Thanks.
14  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: The Great Silence aka Il grande silenzio (1968) on: December 13, 2017, 01:34:41 PM
Screen Daily says "Film Movement will bring The Great Silence to North American screens for the very first time".  That would be interesting; I have an older DVD, but Great Silence, original Django, and Five Man Army are three that even I never saw in the theater (didn't play in Arizona).
15  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Citizen Kane (1941) on: December 08, 2017, 06:17:33 AM
I'm also not a big fan of Citizen Kane.  We saw this in film class, and agree that much is really good technically, as an entertaining film it just falls real flat for me.

And if Kane was alone when he died, who heard him say "Rosebud" Huh
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