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« on: October 06, 2005, 11:51:05 AM »

the only spag of the CAT STEVENS trilogy i own is
ACE HIGH
i didnt particular care for it though the end showdown and when cacopoulos(or however the hell u spell it) steals cat and bud spencers money is cool. but other then those two scenes nothing really stood out.

now i have heard that GOD FORGIVES I DONT is completly awful.

but is BOOT HILL any good?

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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2005, 05:57:25 PM »

I kinda like all of these three films. Not quality works, but enjoyable. Boot Hill is by far the weakest of them though. If you didn't care for God Forgives..., you might as well stay away from Boot Hill. That's my opinion though, feel free to disagree.

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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2005, 08:23:36 PM »

NO.  I bought it in some sort of boxed set of Trinity movies thinking it would be a comedy also.  Its trash and its not funny.

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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2005, 09:08:12 PM »

i dont think BOOT HILL is meant to be funny but... thank u for youre opinion and youres too NOBODY

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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2005, 04:41:31 PM »

I personally like the first, "God forgives, i don't" the best. There are two different versions out in germany, one has most of the violence cut out and the dialog is more "funny". That is, the kind of deadbeat jokes of the later spencer/hill movies. This is called the "comedy" versions. The other one is the full movie with a less silly dialog, and some "missing" scenes in english with german subtitles. Both releases are german only, though. No english soundtrack or subtitles.

"Ace high" is not so bad, either. It has Eli Wallach depicting his "Tuco" character from GBU.

I haven't seen any good releases of "Boot Hill", yet, just bad full-screen scans. It's a bit confusing at times, some of the scenes are rather psychedelic and the plot is not always clear. In it's own kind, it's a good, interesting movie, if you're into stange movies.

I think all three were made as rather violent, brutal westerns, and have been re-designated as "funny" after the two trinity movies were such a success. To bundle "Boot Hill" with the two trinity movies is definitely odd and does not fit.

By the way, the german DVD releases of the trinity movies have a much, much better picture than the american releases, which look like they've been scraped off an U-Matic tape.

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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2005, 09:44:38 AM »

isnt the WILD EAST version of BOOT HILL suposed to be
pretty good quality(and widescreen)?

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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2005, 10:30:12 PM »

I haven't seen any good releases of "Boot Hill", yet, just bad full-screen scans. It's a bit confusing at times, some of the scenes are rather psychedelic and the plot is not always clear. In it's own kind, it's a good, interesting movie, if you're into stange movies.

I have to revise that a bit, since i received the german 3-disc release from Starlight today. It contains the movie in several different versions, one is the "international" edit with english and german (G.D.R. (yes, former east germany)) soundtrack. Another is an extended "integral" edit, where they cut in missing bits from a german video release, sound is english, german (GDR) and a west german "comedy" version dubbed with the famous deadbeat humor of most german Terence Hill movies. Both are 1:2.35 widescreen in 16:9 anamorphic with decent picture quality. Both have english titles stating the name  as "Boots Hill" (sic).

The third disc contains the german "comedy" video release in 1:2.35 letterbox as 4:3 non-anamorphic titled "Zwei hau'n auf den Putz" over italian titles, and a short super-8 version, titled "Hügel der blutigen Stiefel" (the normal german title). This disc also contains some extras, such as further title sequences of german TV and U.S. DVD releases.

The menus are in german, but not too complicated to understand for english audiences. Made me see the movie in a different light, it's actually pretty good. If you can play PAL region 2 discs, this is a good release to get.

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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2005, 12:57:09 PM »

I still haven't watched my dad's box set of They Call Me Trinity, Trinity is Still My Name and Boot Hill. But he doesn't care much for Boot Hill.

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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2005, 01:57:51 PM »

I still haven't watched my dad's box set of They Call Me Trinity, Trinity is Still My Name and Boot Hill. But he doesn't care much for Boot Hill.

I can't understand why they put those three in a box set. "Boot Hill" is the third part of the "Cat Stevens" trilogy, and the other ones are the first two of the "Trinity" trilogy (Third part being either "Troublemakers" with Hill/Spencer or "Sons of Trinity" by Enzo Barboni)

Well, I made this page sorting out the movies involved:
http://scarabaeus.org/trinity.html

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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2005, 02:11:08 PM »

Its all dislocated by where the money was coming from at the time. Spaghetti's where a seat of the pants business. Paramount have the US distribution on just Ace High. Back in 1968 they proberly spotted Mr Eli 'GB&U' Wallach on the billing. And fancied making some money on it.

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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2005, 05:29:03 AM »

BBC1 used to regularly screen both Ace High & Boot Hill about 20+ years ago,and i've recently bought the Ace High vhs which is very entertaining and for anybody who is an admirer of Eli Wallach as Tuco,his wonderful performance  in Ace High is about as close as you can get character wise to the GBU prototype!Hill & Spencer also show great chemistry here in a movie that also has a great action,humour & a good storyline.
I remember,like God Forgives(which i also have) Boot Hill was rather overlong and tedious  so i have avoided this one so far!

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« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2005, 10:26:07 AM »

BBC1 used to regularly screen both Ace High & Boot Hill about 20+ years ago,and i've recently bought the Ace High vhs which is very entertaining and for anybody who is an admirer of Eli Wallach as Tuco,his wonderful performance  in Ace High is about as close as you can get character wise to the GBU prototype!Hill & Spencer also show great chemistry here in a movie that also has a great action,humour & a good storyline.
I remember,like God Forgives(which i also have) Boot Hill was rather overlong and tedious  so i have avoided this one so far!




i have just noticed SHOBARY has GOD FORGIVES.... at a very high percentile. which is strange because i have heard it is pretty terrible. but then again opinions are like ass....nevermind.


anyway i am still going to check on BOOT HILL, the wild east dvd since i am sure that is the only decent one out there. and if i like it i will check out GOD FORGIVES I DONT.













oh by the way i recently pre-ordered THE GRAND DUEL and BEYOND THE LAW double LVC pack that wild east is putting out. it has wonderful cover art from what i see. and i love that tag-line at the top. if u guys are interested u should really check-up on it quick. because anything there on LVC is out of stock very soon after release.

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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2005, 02:29:37 AM »

Yes Hex,i don't think we should always take Shobarys opinions as gospel.I know you like Four of the Apocalypse and i like the excellent Django the Bastard and both films only get about 10% i recall.
Its going to be amusing to see how Shobary will rate some of the later rubbish LVC starred in and presumably these will get some sort of a minus figure rating,hehe!!
Let me know what you make of Boot Hill by the way!

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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2005, 03:52:22 PM »

Yes Hex,i don't think we should always take Shobarys opinions as gospel.I know you like Four of the Apocalypse and i like the excellent Django the Bastard and both films only get about 10% i recall.
Its going to be amusing to see how Shobary will rate some of the later rubbish LVC starred in and presumably these will get some sort of a minus figure rating,hehe!!
Let me know what you make of Boot Hill by the way!



ill let u know as soon as but dont wait up there are a few more spags i have my eye out for before i get to BOOT HILL.
i to think DJANGO THE BASTARD(AKA THE STARNGERS GUNDOWN) is good. but i want to buy the dvd that came out a couple of months ago, cuz i know i am missing something with my pan and scan vhs tape.

as for SHOBARY yeah he has nothing but crap left to review with the acception of THE MERCENARY(which i am surprised with his vast collection of crap u would think he would have gone for the essentuals first.) BLINDMAN,
THE GRAND DUEL among a few others.

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« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2005, 02:13:20 AM »

Hex,there are a few crap SW's with reviews pending,and maybe Shobary is too scared to add these on at present!!!
Tepepa's pretty good and i've heard good things about Johnny Yuma though.

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