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« on: May 25, 2004, 07:51:25 PM »

Just caught this one on the western channel. Pretty good flick. Even has Mario Brega as the bad guy. I see the r1 dvd just came out.It is widescreen so i am getting it. Recommended

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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2004, 09:46:04 AM »

I liked it too. I've got the MGM DVD. The original ending has been cut though. Undecided

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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2004, 04:48:17 PM »

What was the original ending?

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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2004, 10:57:31 PM »

I believe Cord was shot in the original ending (sniper?).

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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2004, 04:40:41 AM »

Yea, that would definitely be a more spaghetti like ending.

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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2004, 04:56:38 PM »

Ok saw this last night actually, not a bad movie but not an outstanding one either, good production values, also besides Mario Brega (who looks like his Nino chatacter also noticed Cuchillo from FAFDM too.

Alex Cord, Robert Ryan, Arthur Kennedy, round out an ok Spaghetti Western, at $9.99 you can't really go wrong, score is non intrusive and forgettable.

Now it would have been more effective Spag if it had its original ending.

Still haven't recieved my replacement Keoma and I needed a SW fix.  Grin

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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2004, 11:26:08 PM »

I just watched this film and it was pretty good.  The music was average but the one slow guitar theme was nice and added a dramatic angle to it.  BTW WOW, Nicoletta Machiavelli is so hot.  She ranks way up there with Claudia Cardinale in OUATITW.  I'm sure to pick this one up.

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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2004, 03:01:15 PM »

It's pretty good.  Could have used a better leading man.

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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2005, 07:51:51 AM »

I was very disappointed.
The 20 minutes cut (that's a lot) seems to have made a very choppy...rather unabsorbing film out of what apparently..with the INTENDED ironic & downbeat ending.. some nice bits..and a very good performance by Robert Ryan.....could have been at least a pretty good film. As it is now...it's  often confusing.....and discordant...and exceptionally ordinary..a harkback, visually & musically, to the Hollywood carbon copy Westerns that Italy used to churn out before Leone got rolling. It was nice to see Arthur Kennedy & Ryan shoot it out with the bandits at the climax...and Alex Cord had a few good moments of action...other than that...a very forgettable film.
I'd like to see the 118 minute full version.

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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2006, 11:47:30 AM »

  Looking over at imdb it says that the original run time of A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die is almost 2 hours.  Now, the DVD version is about 98 minutes and I've got about the same on the version I taped off of TV a couple years ago.

  So other than the alternate ending, which I'd love to see, what else has been cut?  Has anyone seen a longer version?  It's not a great spaghetti western, but one I've always enjoyed so I'm curious as to what I'm not seeing.  Gracias.

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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2006, 11:57:06 AM »

That's the only reported version out------>
http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=6160

I wouldn't be surprised, though, if the uncut version is sitting around on film or tape in a basement somewhere...waiting to be discovered.

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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2006, 09:12:37 PM »

I just watched this today. A decent movie, nothing really special, but now that I hear it was originally almost two hours, I'd like to see the uncut version.

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« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2006, 11:42:19 PM »

A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die was a really good spaghetti. It was not great or outstanding but it was a hell of a lot better than many spaghettis that were simply thrown to the audiences to satisfy their unquenchable thirst for the genre in the 60's.

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« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2006, 07:32:50 AM »

Its a bit too green looking though, I'm assuming it was shot in Italy instead of Spain,  but I colud be wrong.

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« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2006, 03:14:40 PM »

Its a bit too green looking though, I'm assuming it was shot in Italy instead of Spain,  but I colud be wrong.

It was definantly shot in Spain, I recognize a few mountain passes ( a symtom of the disease boardwalk angel and beebs discovered ).

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