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1  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: The best movie ever made... on: November 21, 2017, 10:49:10 AM
I agree with exactly 50% of your statement  Wink

What's your beef with Leone?  Smiley
2  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Nuovo Cinema Paradiso aka Cinema Paradiso (1988) on: November 17, 2017, 08:24:17 PM
I've never seen the 155min version but apparently it was structurally similar to the "Director's Cut" - i.e. in 3 parts rather than 2. Here's a brief Variety review of it:

http://variety.com/1987/film/reviews/nuovo-cinema-paradiso-1200427509/

I guess Leone was still alive at the time - I like to think he would have appreciated it.
3  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Nuovo Cinema Paradiso aka Cinema Paradiso (1988) on: November 16, 2017, 08:48:39 PM
Yes you absolutely have to watch both - it's still all directed by Tornatore; ergo well-worth watching - but just in the correct order.
4  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Nuovo Cinema Paradiso aka Cinema Paradiso (1988) on: November 16, 2017, 02:20:55 PM
Can't confirm the differences, but also can't resist responding to any post about the greatest living director on the planet Cheesy

The one thing I can say for absolute unequivocal certainty is that if you have never seen the film before, you should definitely not watch the director's cut under any circumstances.
5  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Gli specialisti aka The Specialist/Specialists (1969) on: November 10, 2017, 11:18:11 AM
A behind-the-scenes short with interviews (you can even hear Corbucci speaking French):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yay1wp773ks&ab_channel=LaurentGosselin
6  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: The Great Silence aka Il grande silenzio (1968) on: November 10, 2017, 10:58:24 AM
Fabulous idea. This release just got interesting.  Afro

Yeh - no kidding! Mike's gonna make me fork out twice for the BD now. Once for this release, and once for the inevitable 4k release with English audio included. That is of course unless Mike can attach himself to any forthcoming English-friendly release...
7  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: The Great Silence aka Il grande silenzio (1968) on: November 09, 2017, 12:36:27 PM
That's a shame since the English dub is pretty good.
8  Films of Sergio Leone / Duck, You Sucker / Re: So what title best fits this film? on: November 08, 2017, 07:05:55 AM
In English, I agree with Frayling, the best title is absolutely “Once Upon a Time ... the Revolution.” As Frayling describes, the “once upon a time” is Leone’s “fairy tale for grownups,” and how the fairy tale may be quite different from the reality.

Frayling should have used that for his title - given that we have evidence of Leone explicitly stating during the French dubbing of DYS that he was making OUATIA as the third part of what he had decided was going to become a trilogy.
9  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: The Great Silence aka Il grande silenzio (1968) on: November 08, 2017, 07:02:42 AM
Cool - that sounds like it will make an interesting comparison.

How are things looking in terms of English audio?
10  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Blade Runner 2049 (2017) on: November 03, 2017, 12:40:32 PM
I agree with most of it, but apart from the pleasure of arguing about universal rules, on an absolutely non theoretical but utterly pragmatical, factual, impossible to argue level, BR2049 needs a good sound system. I swear. It is just designed that way. On purpose.

Now I've done everything that was in my power to do. I hope they make the right choice  Cry

Ok point taken Grin

However, given how my life is right now, I might need to rent it on Blu-ray in a few months instead  Sad.  My sound system at home is the speakers built into my plasma TV...  Undecided
11  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions (1961) on: November 03, 2017, 09:44:40 AM
Re-read my post: I didn’t say a word about Peckinpah. Maybe Mike is right, that Peckinpah can't be blamed for this movie’s shittiness. I didn’t blame him. I didn’t even mention his name. All I said is that the final product is, indeed, an unadulerated piece of shit.

I don’t bash all Peckinpah movies. THE GETAWAY and JUNIOR BONNER are good movies. But no, I am not a Peckinpah fan. I don’t seek out his movies. When they play on TCM, I watch them. If/when CROSS OF IRON plays TCM, I’ll watch it  Smiley

Well, I wasn't really basing my comment on one single post Tongue  I also do appreciate that your anti-Peckinpah stance often has more to do with countering the biases of the numerous Peckinpah fanboys on this forum endless lauding his work (myself included) than such an absolute dislike of the majority of his work.

I doubt "Cross of Iron" will ever show on TCM in the US, although it might crop up on TCM elsewhere in the world. What you should do is import the Region B blu-ray and convince DJ to let you watch it on his player.
12  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: The Great Silence aka Il grande silenzio (1968) on: November 03, 2017, 09:32:01 AM
No, first time I work with that label. Don't know them really...

Hey Mike - this was posted over at the Spaghetti Western Database:

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Looks like the upcoming Grande Silenzio BluRay will get an audio commentary by Mike Siegel... And a scan of Mikes personal 35mm print which they call the Grindhouse version :wink:

The updated extras are

Bonusmaterial:
Alternatives Ende; Trailer; 20-seitiges Booklet; Audiokommentar von Filmhistoriker Mike Siegel; Grindhouse-Fassung (HD-Abtastung einer seltenen deutschen 35mm Kinokopie von 1969); Filming Silenzio; Promoting Silenzio (ca. 9 Min.); Silenzio in Pictures (ca. 7 Min.); zahlreiche fremdsprachige Bonus-Featurues (OmU);

What is so different about your print that it necessitates a separate version of the film on the disc? Does this go back to that whole aspect ratio question?
13  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Blade Runner 2049 (2017) on: November 03, 2017, 09:26:02 AM
Screening conditions aren't lipstick on a pig.

No they're not necessarily so, although they can be if the film sucks. However, they always are the "icing/frosting on the cake" regardless of the quality of the cake.

I am more than willing to watch a technically well-made film that lacks in plot and acting. Ideally I would want to see it in the best version possible. However, all that technical expertise will still be there under less than ideal screening conditions; it just won't be accentuated to the same degree.
14  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Le streghe (1967) on: November 01, 2017, 07:33:20 AM
What's the Visconti part like?
15  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Peckinpah's The Deadly Companions (1961) on: November 01, 2017, 07:31:01 AM
I just saw this (TCM). An unadulterated piece of shit!

Drink - you are a bit of a troll in these parts when it comes to Peckinpah  Grin   As Mike's post makes clear, it's kind of a cheap shot as regards Peckinpah.

When are you going to get around to watching "Cross of Iron"? Then we can talk...
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