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« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2017, 03:17:08 PM »

Here's the final word:
You want the US Theatrical cut so you can hear the 3 principals speaking English in the dub they laid down in the fall of 1967.

You want the Italian dub so you can watch the "extended cut" in the only way it was meant to be seen by Leone.

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« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2017, 04:22:51 PM »

You want the Italian dub so you can watch the "extended cut" in the only way it was meant to be seen by Leone.

Which is everything in the extended cut minus the grotto scene? It would be nice if they could provide a seamless branching release so we could pick and choose...

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« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2017, 06:55:16 PM »

Any word on region coding?

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« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2017, 07:37:48 PM »

Which is everything in the extended cut minus the grotto scene? It would be nice if they could provide a seamless branching release so we could pick and choose...
Leone 66 wanted the grotto scene in, or it would never have appeared in the Roman premiere. Leone 67 wanted it out. We should be able to honor the intentions of both creative geniuses. I agree that seamless branching would have provided us with the definitive release.

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« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2017, 07:41:13 PM »

Any word on region coding?
WTFH are you talking about?

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« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2017, 07:52:21 PM »

WTFH are you talking about?

This new release will have what region code?

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« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2017, 06:54:21 AM »

I think Kino Lorber's releases are region free.

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« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2017, 10:47:13 AM »

Leone 66 wanted the grotto scene in, or it would never have appeared in the Roman premiere. Leone 67 wanted it out. We should be able to honor the intentions of both creative geniuses. I agree that seamless branching would have provided us with the definitive release.

That's a far more balanced opinion than the one you had regarding the reinstatement of the scenes Visconti removed after the Cannes premiere of "The Leopard":

Those scenes are not only weak, they actually detract from the work as a whole. The director was wise to excise them. Restoring them is actually a betrayal of Visconti's art. Of course, there is always money to be made on idiots who can be lured by the idea that "bigger is better," so longer cuts will continue to appear.



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« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2017, 11:01:41 AM »

That's a far more balanced opinion than the one you had regarding the reinstatement of the scenes Visconti removed after the Cannes premiere of "The Leopard":
Uh, do I really have to point out the difference between a work by Leone and one by Visconti? On this board? Really?

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« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2017, 11:16:12 AM »

This new release will have what region code?
Were you actually wondering if a release from a US publisher was going to be compatible with US machines? Really?

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« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2017, 12:14:31 PM »

Uh, do I really have to point out the difference between a work by Leone and one by Visconti? On this board? Really?

Well in the context of the above, I am curious. Otherwise, I'm good  Smiley

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« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2017, 12:21:09 PM »

Were you actually wondering if a release from a US publisher was going to be compatible with US machines? Really?

I do not know where Kino Lorber is based Shocked

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« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2017, 09:53:31 PM »

I have do not know where Kino Lorber is based Shocked

Given that "Kino" means "cinema" in German and several East European languages makes your assumption (at least I assume that was the case) that they aren't US-based not unreasonable.

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« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2017, 11:13:33 PM »

Given that "Kino" means "cinema" in German and several East European languages makes your assumption (at least I assume that was the case) that they aren't US-based not unreasonable.


I'm not very familiar with that company. I had previously heard "Kino Lorber" discussed once or twice in regard to DVD/BRD, but I don't really know much about them. Add to that the fact that mike siegel, a German, brought the news about this release, and yeah, I was unsure if it was a European or USA release.

Hearing that it is a USA release is good news for me.  And if the disc is region-free, that's good news for all you Europeans as well  Smiley

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« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2017, 11:40:22 PM »

Ja, genau.

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