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1  Films of Sergio Leone / A Fistful of Dollars / Re: New Kino Lorber FOD DVD/BRD on: June 05, 2017, 03:27:02 AM
Wasn't Tarantino present at the Cannes screening? He said his own print looked better than this restored shit.
2  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Kino Lorber 2 - Disc 4K Blu-ray 2017 on: April 15, 2017, 01:53:25 PM
When asked they say it's from La Traviatta who found it.
La Variatta doesn't say anything about it, so I suspect it might be taken from the fan print.
We'll see if it differs.
3  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Kino Lorber 2 - Disc 4K Blu-ray 2017 on: April 15, 2017, 01:42:02 AM
I think the skeleton scene is the one posted online.
The way they word the source, it too obscure. I think La Traviatta ripped it and probably conned Kino by selling it to them. It's pretty obvious.

I'm fine with another variation, however, it would be great if they deleted that crap grotto scene from the extended version.
4  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Original intermission on: February 17, 2017, 01:28:22 PM
I saw those intermissions in France. There were intermission cards there.

If there was no card, it's not real, it's theater decided intermission at random.
5  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Original intermission on: February 15, 2017, 01:15:50 AM
Hi guys, just noticed this thread. It's good to know that every Leone film had an intermission, at least in it's original form.

FOD happens around 50mn after Clint gets his money.

FOFDM is when Manco wants to go for a full night sleep. The music cuts abruptly because their was an intermission card there.

GBU I dunno but there was definetly one.

Same OUATITW

DYS I saw in the cinema with an intermission too, I remember I went for a pee. Forget where it was, I was a kid.

OUATIA of course had one, it's the same one that was on the original VHS tapes.

If you want a true Leone presentation, all those intermission cards needs to be put back in. They give a different feel to the films.
6  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: GBU Special edition DVD and Blu Ray -- Breakdown of Restored Scenes on: June 23, 2014, 08:44:13 AM
What do you mean? The original mono is on my copy. I just muxed it to it. Why do you keep wanting the corporation to do the work, when you can get it through people who truly cares? Get on the 21st century wagon train.
7  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: GBU Special edition DVD and Blu Ray -- Breakdown of Restored Scenes on: May 23, 2014, 04:19:41 AM
The original version will never be issued on Blu.

My guess is someone will recut the new Blu to fit the original 1998 DVD mono tracks, and that will be it.
8  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: GBU Special edition DVD and Blu Ray -- Breakdown of Restored Scenes on: May 21, 2014, 11:27:32 AM
Someone report here that the mono track is the same old 5.1 downmix track  Evil

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=9217282&postcount=836
9  General Information / General Discussion / Sergio Leone Blu-ray thread @HTF on: July 21, 2013, 11:18:07 AM
There's a nice thread over there at HTF that obviously is trying to redeem the Leone films so that  they are re-released correctly done on Blu.

I feel you should all join and drop a line or more, it could be good to have all the info on those botched Blu-rays all in one place, so that it can be shove them into John Jerk throat and finally get the master the releases he deserves.

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/topic/325032-sergio-leone-blu-ray-thread/
10  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In America / Re: I think this film should be shown in 2.35:1 format on: March 22, 2011, 12:58:34 AM
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"Originally, (Once Upon a Time in America) was to have been filmed in Cinemascope, but after the first tests with Tonino Delli Colli, Leone changed his mind. One reason, he said, was that a lot of 1980s cinemas were no longer adequately equipped to film scenes in 'scope, and the results could be fuzzy at the edges and ill-defined. Another was that Leone had the misfortune to watch Once Upon a Time in the West on television, in an American hotel room, with Delli Colli. It was a pan and scan print, which made it look like a lot of big faces with no background: 'a total mess', Delli Colli recalls. Since the days of Once Upon a Time in the West, the video revolution had occurred as well -- not to mention the spread of television ownership, and the proliferation of channels across Italy. All in all, Leone felt it was best that America be shot in the standard 1.85:1 aspect ratio instead of his trademark letterbox."

Thank you for this quote, my point is, widescreen 2.35 was the intended ratio (before actual shooting), and I noticed that chopping it up in VLC using the crop feature, on most shots, make absolutely the film look like the Leones of old. (on the shots that don't work, it's just a matter of framing it properly). The composition are all made like the old films compositions.
11  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In America / I think this film should be shown in 2.35:1 format on: March 14, 2011, 05:52:29 AM
We all know Leone shot it squared because of the way VHS and TV cropped his movies.

Now, it's time to restore Once Upon A Time In America in 2.35:1 format. Try it with VLC player at home, and suddenly, you can see how Leone shot it the same way as the old techniscope films.

A fan edit in widescreen would be great. Anyone in ? I want my whole Once Upon trilogy in the same format  Wink
12  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: OUATITW Restoration on: April 02, 2008, 01:08:18 AM
Hi FC you probably saw a regular print "restored" back in 2003, I don't think it was the new print, the colors would have leaped at you.
13  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In America / Re: NEW DIRECTORS CUT on: February 12, 2008, 03:08:09 PM
This guys is stupid. A 35mm frame is 4 to 8 times superior in resolution to 1080p video, HE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT AND HIS ON DRUGS OR PAID OFF BY THE BLU RAY ALLIANCE TO SPEAK TRASH.
Even Leone movies, shot in poors man cinemascope, ARE TWO TIMES THE RESOLUTION OF 1080P VIDEO SO THEY SHOULD LOOK AS GOOD AS ANY OTHER MOVIE FROM RECENT YEARS IF THE JOB IS DONE RIGHT.

14  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In America / Re: NEW DIRECTORS CUT on: February 10, 2008, 09:37:00 AM
This guy is dumb. He is saying a movie shot on 35mm 20 years ago cannot look as good as a movie shot on 35mm today.

It's like saying that someone making a drawing 20 years ago, cannot scan on digital as good as the same drawing drawn today. idiot.
15  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rambo (2008) on: January 28, 2008, 09:12:11 AM
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I saw this last night and was very dissapointed. With this, and last years Die Hard, I've come to the conclusion that nobody knows how to make a good shoot 'em up action flick anymore (not including "Shoot 'em Up" since it was more of a satire on the genre anyways).

I might just mean you are gettin too old.

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Seriously, the last great action flick I can think of was John Woo's M:I-2.

You're definetely too old  Grin
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