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« Reply #45 on: August 23, 2007, 02:20:54 PM »

Dave, my Betamax conked out in 1987 and at the time there were no laser discs yet. Do you really think I could have managed 7-8 years without a Leone movie at home....?? Wink
There were LDs for commercial use as early as 1978. As this info from wikipedia makes clear, 1987 was *the* year to adopt the format:

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As Pioneer introduced Digital Audio to LaserDisc in 1985, they further refined the CAA format. CAA55 was introduced in 1985 with a total playback capacity of 55 minutes 5 seconds, and was necessary to resolve technical issues with the inclusion of Digital Audio. Several titles released between 1985 and 1987 were analog audio only due to the length of the title and the desire to keep the film on 1 disc (e.g., "Back to the Future"). By 1987, Pioneer had overcome the technical challenges and was able to once again encode in CAA60—allowing a total of 60 minutes, 5 seconds.

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« Reply #46 on: August 23, 2007, 03:38:07 PM »

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when I was a kid I actually memorized these films so I could tell my cousins about them, I figured they'd never get on TV.

Yeah, what do the younger generations know about this? I actually remember reciting a movie for my school companions (it was an english horror) and keep them entranced (maybe I was good at it. Or maybe it was a good movie: there's a lot of them when you're a teen. Then they become rarer).

Anyway I find strange that you say you never thought they would end up on tv. By reading some reviews on IMDB or Amazon I reckon the movies made it on tv in the '70's, while in Italy we had to wait 1989, when VCR was established in Italy.
And you thought this for a special reason or because that was what happened to movies on tv in general?

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« Reply #47 on: August 23, 2007, 03:42:06 PM »

The networks rarely showed Leone's films. With the rise of regional stations, and then cable, Leone got more exposure. I saw a lot of the films in the early 80s, when a local station had regular Leone weeks. A friend of mine got to know OUATITW well after it got on regular rotation on Turner in the mid to late 80s.

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« Reply #48 on: August 23, 2007, 07:22:22 PM »

Nowadays, the Dollars Trilogy is shown on AMC, every once in a while, usually on stuff like "Clint Eastwood Weekend" and "Tough Guy Week". They're heavily cut most of the time, I wish they'd play them on TCM. Actually, the cuts for FoD and FaFDM are reasonably thorough, but GBU is horrible. One moment he doesn't have his serape, the next he does.

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« Reply #49 on: August 23, 2007, 07:24:51 PM »

Well I though that they wouldn't make it to TV in an uncut state mostly because of the violence and subject matter.

Between 1970 and 1977 I rarely watched TV I was out in The Idaho Panhandle North of the Locsa River and East of Kamiai & Pierce and in the Yaak River Valley of Northwestern Montana both areas without TV reception. But someplace I saw the network premier of Fistful of Dollars and realized that some weird censorship is possible in the USA.

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« Reply #50 on: August 23, 2007, 07:33:28 PM »

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Well I though that they wouldn't make it to TV in an uncut state mostly because of the violence and subject matter

So, in your recitals, you concentrated on the most violent parts?

But the first three had some kind of age restriction over there?


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« Reply #51 on: August 23, 2007, 07:36:33 PM »

Maybe in the boondocks they had restrictions in force but on Times Square I could get into burlesque & peep shows too,  Cool

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« Reply #52 on: August 23, 2007, 07:41:09 PM »

My, we had a similar career. But I'm younger, man.  Evil

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« Reply #53 on: August 23, 2007, 07:47:42 PM »

Well I though that they wouldn't make it to TV in an uncut state mostly because of the violence and subject matter.

Between 1970 and 1977 I rarely watched TV I was out in The Idaho Panhandle North of the Locsa River and East of Kamiai & Pierce and in the Yaak River Valley of Northwestern Montana both areas without TV reception. But someplace I saw the network premier of Fistful of Dollars and realized that some weird censorship is possible in the USA.
Fod isn't that bad, no sex, no blood, just a good western. That might be able to be seen uncut on TV.

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« Reply #54 on: August 23, 2007, 07:55:16 PM »

My, we had a similar career. But I'm younger, man.  Cool

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« Reply #55 on: August 23, 2007, 08:10:17 PM »

I'm younger than the both of ya!


However, I live in the boondocks.... Sad

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« Reply #56 on: August 23, 2007, 08:30:29 PM »

Fod isn't that bad, no sex, no blood, just a good western. That might be able to be seen uncut on TV.


Actually FOD might just be the most violent of the three.
It's a toss up between FOD and FAFDM.

And you have to remember the time frame CJ is talking about.
In the early 70's it would have been difficult to show the Dollars movies uncut.

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« Reply #57 on: August 24, 2007, 07:07:22 AM »

I was out in The Idaho Panhandle North of the Locsa River and East of Kamiai & Pierce and in the Yaak River Valley of Northwestern Montana both areas without TV reception. 
Hell, sounds interesting: are you a trapper, gold digger or simply a...bounty killer?Huh Wink

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« Reply #58 on: August 24, 2007, 08:24:15 AM »

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I was out in The Idaho Panhandle North of the Locsa River and East of Kamiai & Pierce and in the Yaak River Valley of Northwestern Montana both areas without TV reception. 

Hell, sounds interesting: are you a trapper, gold digger or simply a...bounty killer?

lol......I worked for the US Forest Service

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« Reply #59 on: August 24, 2007, 08:48:47 AM »

Now the Lochsa is a beautiful place.  I was up there recently.

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