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« #30 : February 01, 2009, 11:12:17 PM »

The good news is you can always "record" what is on you screen. You just need the right software. And in France, this is legal (to record (and not download) anything you want and that is on TV, Web and/or Radio).


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« #31 : February 02, 2009, 03:28:02 AM »

This "everything will be available online" just isn't working for me, as I know it won't be true.
Well I'd say it already is there. Legally? That's another story.


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« #32 : February 02, 2009, 05:59:40 AM »

Really? Where is the pre-restoration version of Welles's Othello? Where is From Hell to Texas? Where is The Last Emperor in its theatrical AR? I have a thousand such questions.



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« #33 : February 11, 2009, 02:54:19 PM »

Ya-hoo!
FOD and FAFDM on BluRay!!!
I bought a BluRay player but can't find any movies to buy except some Kubricks

I haven't been to this forum for awhile...what GREAT news!!

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« #34 : February 25, 2009, 02:27:58 PM »

Guess what is also on the blu ray disc as an extra, but I can't view it because my tv isn't pal - I've got a pal dvd player though, so I might just order the 4 dvd set just to see this...

(found this on SWWB)

-terrific 2.35 takes not included in the final editing, with the clap : Almeria, Madrid, Italy sets. Leone at work with Eastwood and the Indio Gang in El Sotillo's indoor. Behind the scenes Day of nights takes, in Almeria, in the Taberans Ramblas with clap, clapmen (que calor !) . By this way, For the first time in DVD, so behind the scenes of this historical movie in 2.35 Techniscope frame.

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« #35 : February 26, 2009, 08:47:57 PM »


-terrific 2.35 takes not included in the final editing, with the clap : Almeria, Madrid, Italy sets. Leone at work with Eastwood and the Indio Gang in El Sotillo's indoor. Behind the scenes Day of nights takes, in Almeria, in the Taberans Ramblas with clap, clapmen (que calor !) . By this way, For the first time in DVD, so behind the scenes of this historical movie in 2.35 Techniscope frame.
Wow!



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« #36 : February 27, 2009, 07:35:45 AM »

the digital bits is reporting an R1 Blu-Ray release of GBU for May 12:
http://www.digitalbits.com/#mytwocents (scroll down)



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« #37 : March 04, 2009, 05:33:14 PM »

Wow!

Posted these online for everybody in the FOD thread :)

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« #38 : March 24, 2009, 01:06:00 PM »

Yes, I'm very excited about this. I have been waiting a long time for a Leone on Blu.

FOD was one of the first Blu-Rays announced when the format came out in the U.S., but it never materialized.

Though I haven't seen any Techniscope in high-def, I have high hopes for good picture quality. Tecniscope has basically the same negative area for 2.35:1 frames as Super35, which looks spectacular.

And then it seems we finally get the Frayling commentary on GBU instead of the Shickel one. As far as I know, this new commentary was ready before the Anthology DVDs came out, but the studio apparently did not want to change the GBU DVD for that release.

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« #39 : December 26, 2010, 06:59:28 AM »

And then it seems we finally get the Frayling commentary on GBU instead of the Shickel one. As far as I know, this new commentary was ready before the Anthology DVDs came out, but the studio apparently did not want to change the GBU DVD for that release.

Stubborn studios...

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« #40 : December 27, 2010, 05:40:03 AM »

More impressions after watching fistful on bluray:

- they did a great job restoring the film, everything is amazingly sharp and the color is spot on (fod is like 44 years old!) they even fixed the negative scratches in the cemetary shootout scene. (which the latest John Kirk mgm restoration "couldn't fix" ) One thing I did notice was that what I previously thought was film "fogging" at the bottom of the frame on a lot of scenes (for instance the "my mule doesn't like people laughing" scene) (it's a red brightness that comes and goes) is actually lens flare, (probably brought about by cheap italian camera equipment and lenses). I thought they would have removed it if it was fogging, but since it's lens flare, it makes sense that they'd leave it alone.

- because of the sharpness I noticed a LOT of little details that I'd missed before, like Don Miguel Rojo standing on his balcony and watching way in the bg during the whole "mule doesn't like people laughing" scene.  Also, when the Baxter wife is telling her crew "watch out, you musn't eat you mustn't drink, be on your guard etc" the entire scene is played in sharp focus only on the face of her son (who presumably forgets his mother's advice and lets his guard down in the cemetary and is captured) Now when she slaps him on his return, it seems to make more sense. On previous dvd versions, I never noticed that he was the only one in focus during that scene. Lots of little texture and detail throughout, like the floor outside the storehouse being wet with liquor after Joe kills Chico, no big revelations per se, but you definitely see a lot more.

- also, they seem to have tweaked the day for night stuff cause it reads better as night now (maybe they made it a little darker?)

I'm assuming this is the Blu-ray that came in the DVD sized red box? Does anyone know if this is the same as this newer Cecchi Gori release, but just in different packaging  ???:

http://www.ibs.it/blu+ray/sergio-leone/per-pugno-dollari/8032134048292.html

Notably, the previous Cecchi Gori release is not listed with English on IBS  ???:

http://www.ibs.it/blu+ray/sergio-leone/per-pugno-dollari/8032134048391.html


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« #41 : December 29, 2010, 07:50:56 AM »

According to someone at the Blu-ray forum, the top one is indeed a re-release of the red box version.

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Watched this yesterday. What a great product!

Just to confirm, the packaging is indeed identical to the image above (this is the first regular blu-ray case I've seen that's clear rather than blue) and inside it contains a two page (i.e. one folded sheet) leaflet outlining the cast, dubbing, restoration team etc.

The disc does appear to be a re-release of the one in the OOP large red box. I was pleasantly surprised to find that three of the special features (Ennio Morricone interview, filming location spots, "Due o tre cose che so di lui" segement) had English subtitles.

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« #43 : January 09, 2011, 02:06:44 PM »

The disc does appear to be a re-release of the one in the OOP large red box. I was pleasantly surprised to find that three of the special features (Ennio Morricone interview, filming location spots, "Due o tre cose che so di lui" segement) had English subtitles.
Are the extras in 1080 or PAL?



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« #44 : January 10, 2011, 12:18:22 AM »

Are the extras in 1080 or PAL?

Extras are in PAL except for the trailer, which is in 1080.


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