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« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2005, 04:31:51 PM »

Read the rumor that Hellbenders was going to be released by I think Anchor Bay or Blue Underground.

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« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2005, 12:11:11 AM »

To Stay away from List:

Django

Django was the biggest success of Corbucci. It inspired  really a  lot of other films. If you skip it you lose judgement. Django is the embittered hero whom we hadn't seen before.

The Mercenary is a favourite of mine, just like Companeros. The first can claim to be the original.

Read the rumor that Hellbenders was going to be released by I think Anchor Bay or Blue Underground.

Anchor Bay has it on its page. Release is supposed to be this fall.

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« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2005, 04:33:04 AM »

Django is worth a look but its not worth buying at the git go, IMO, its essential to the Genre but it is not the film I would recommend to anyone trying to break/wean buddies, friends, relatives away from the master Leone.

Just as a hard core Leone fan who's willing to give other films a go and one who has been inpressed by Corbucci, I would say show them Companeros or The Mercenery, The Great Silence, once they are hooked go back and show them his earlier films.

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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2005, 06:07:57 AM »

Another thing ive been thinking about.
When Tarrantino wrote that ear cutting sequence into Reservoir Dogs back in 1992. I remember him name dropping Corbucci's Django as a inspiration. Can't remember the source exactly.
Name dropping like this does wonders for a forgotten so called 'cult' film.. well in the UK it did.
There was the first VHS release in the UK around 1995, previously it was banned out right.

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« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2005, 05:26:49 PM »

i think its important to stress here that however IMPORTANT as a film Django may be in the development of Spaghetti Westerns, it doesnt mean its any good.  Embarrassed

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« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2005, 04:55:52 AM »

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i think its important to stress here that however IMPORTANT as a film Django may be in the development of Spaghetti Westerns, it doesnt mean its any good.

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« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2005, 04:41:30 PM »

A Professional Gun is the cut version of The Mercenary right? I was browsing the video store today and saw it on video and read about it. Is A Professional Gun worth watching or should I try to see The Mercenary instead?

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« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2005, 04:40:33 AM »

The Mercenary, read the IMDb reviews they describe a lousy film transfer, get ahold of FrancoCleef on the SW in Amercica board (links page) he can burn an R1 version for you  Grin

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« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2005, 12:46:52 PM »

The Mercenary, read the IMDb reviews they describe a lousy film transfer, get ahold of FrancoCleef on the SW in Amercica board (links page) he can burn an R1 version for you  Grin


See for your self.
The images i posted at the end of January (7th down on the 1st page) are from the Japanese MGM/Stingray Transfer is letterbox but it does look stunning.

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« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2005, 03:39:55 PM »

You should do a few more  Grin

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« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2005, 12:42:40 PM »

No Problem. 
If you want screenshots for Spaghetti DVDs just ask, well of the one ive got. I can stick them to the relative disscussions on the forum. So people can get a feel for them.

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« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2005, 04:11:11 PM »

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« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2005, 01:59:59 AM »

How many similarities with DYS? Well many, I'd say. Useful to show all the difference between the master and the others.

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« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2005, 10:53:16 PM »

THE MERCENARY IS CORBUCCIS BEST(NEXT  TO SILENCE)






DJANGO ROCKS!

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« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2006, 12:18:16 AM »

Without revealing any major plot points, what would you say makes Mercenary superior to Companeros?(Which I just saw today for the first time Wink )?

Better acting, production design, cinematography, story, characters, etc.?

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