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« on: June 01, 2017, 07:30:31 PM »

Tweet by @KLStudioClassic yesterday, May 31:

https://twitter.com/KLStudioClassic/status/869961233067323393

Coming on DVD & Blu-ray!
2014 4K Restoration!
Sergio Leone's A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS
Happy 87th Birthday to the one and only Clint Eastwood!

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2017, 11:45:02 PM »

Unfortunately the 2014 "restoration" is a green and yellow mess, with crushed blacks to boot. (Same team that did GBU). Hopefully they'll clean it up color wise but who knows...

2014 FOD screens here:


http://www.cineblog.it/amp/galleria/per-un-pugno-di-dollari-foto/1

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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2017, 12:25:23 AM »

Unfortunately the 2014 "restoration" is a green and yellow mess, with crushed blacks to boot. (Same team that did GBU). Hopefully they'll clean it up color wise but who knows...

2014 FOD screens here:


http://www.cineblog.it/amp/galleria/per-un-pugno-di-dollari-foto/1


Now that we are discussing it, I seem to vaguely recall that whereas they released the piss-yellow version of GBU on disc, they did a piss-yellow version of FOD as well but never released it on disc. Is that correct? I believe they premiered it at Cannes; DJ and I watched it at MoMA. It was awful.

Am I correct? This disc KL is tweeting about now is that piss version of FOD that was made several years ago but never released on disc? If so, this is nothing to get excited about, unless they repented the piss.

Anyway, FOD is already available in a beautiful BRD from Ripley's, region-free. Beaver's review of it is here http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews42/fistful_of_dollars_blu-ray.htm

And if you  want to see screen comparisons between that Ripley's BRD and the MGM BRD, Beaver has them in the FOD section of this page http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews51/man_with_no_name_trilogy_blu-ray.htm

So, it's not like I am sitting and impatiently awaiting a new FOD disc, anyway. Of course, as technology and/or bonus features advance, it's always possible that new discs are released that are upgrades over previous discs that we once thought were "definitive" versions of a movie. I'm always open to seeing if a new version is indeed better - and if it is, being the nutty Leone fan I am, I'll get the new one. But only if it really is better. Right now, I am very happy with the beautiful Ripley's BRD  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2017, 12:34:18 AM »

KL also tweeted that they are releasing a new FAFDM, but this one says nothing about 2014. The FAFDM tweet says "Brand New 4K Master" http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=11973.msg190167#msg190167

So it seems the FOD will be the piss version from 2014 - unless they are made to see the error of their ways - and the FAFDM will be new.

Anyway, I am perfectly happy with the versions of both movies I have now, so, if the new KL releases are great, I'll buy them. If they are crap, I won't buy them but I won't get an ulcer over it, either. I'm fine with what I already have Smiley

Now, if we can only get someone to finally release a proper BRD of GBU and DYS ......  Wink

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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2017, 05:03:42 AM »

I would think KL will address the yellow issue as they are with GBU. It would be strange if they did one but not the other.

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2017, 09:18:07 AM »

Anyway, FOD is already available in a beautiful BRD from Ripley's, region-free.

Yup - that Italian one has always been the benchmark. It's gonna be a tough one to beat!

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« Reply #6 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.

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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2017, 01:22:29 PM »

I spent a wonderful day with Marianne Koch in Bavaria.
She's one of my favorite people anyway, a real treasure.
She had invited me to talk about FOD, I'm editing for the next two weeks...



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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2017, 01:44:12 PM »

I spent a wonderful day with Marianne Koch in Bavaria.
She's one of my favorite people anyway, a real treasure.
She had invited me to talk about FOD, I'm editing for the next two weeks...




Great news! Should be quite interesting, thanks for the heads up.

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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2017, 07:17:02 PM »

Wow, is she really 86?

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« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2017, 03:00:19 AM »

Yes. But looking 60, charming like a 26-year old and laughing like a 16-year old. Irresistible.

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« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2017, 03:14:00 AM »

mike,

I know you are only dealing with the bonus features and not the movie itself, but if you have any way of finding out, or any influence at all, I really hope they do not release a piss version of the movie.

DJ and I saw FOD at MoMA in New York shortly after the Cannes “restoration.” It looked like piss. Terrible. The Italian Ripley’s BRD looks so amazing, why is there need for a new release? Of course, great new bonus features can be a great reason. But I hope they don’t screw with the feature. Best would be if they released the Ripley’s version plus the new bonus features. But if they release this piss version - even if they make it a little less pissy than the Cannes version - I’ll be mighty pissed off!

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« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2017, 08:50:42 AM »

I always put in my 2 cents, but the only solution would be founding a label with and some otheers and do it ourselves...

When I watch the film, I always watch the German BD which is pretty good.
When I watch GBU I watch the privately made BD, which has the right sound & color.
I need a solution for GIU LA TESTA though, both BD's stink.

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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2017, 05:46:40 PM »

I always put in my 2 cents, but the only solution would be founding a label with and some otheers and do it ourselves...

When I watch the film, I always watch the German BD which is pretty good.
When I watch GBU I watch the privately made BD, which has the right sound & color.
I need a solution for GIU LA TESTA though, both BD's stink.

I have never seeb the German FOD, but have you seen the Ripley’s it looks great.

For Giu La Testa, I’ve only seen two versions: the MGM DVD (included in “The Sergio Leone Anthology” boxset) and the MGM BRD. I haven’t delved into any discussion about the image; the audio is so screwed up ...

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