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« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2004, 12:25:00 PM »

I think they might be some 'call and response' between MGM (GBU) and Paramount (OUATITW,Aces High) here. On releasing old Spag.

'Death Rides A Horse' maybe from MGM next?

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« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2004, 09:07:09 AM »

Yea,Eli Wallach is the same but Clint or Van Cleef are not in the film.
the movie is from the "Triniti" series with Bud Spenser and Terance Hill - i dont like it

I saw it when I was 13, and that's a long time ago. I kind of enjoyed it, as silly entertainment with a lot of gunplay. But I doubt I'll enjoy it today.... Undecided

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« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2004, 07:08:47 AM »

I am really looking forward to this release. I know I'm in a minority here, but I really like the other parts of the trilogy. Ace High has Eli Wallach in it as well. I can't see how I could possibly dislike this one.

By the way, when I say trilogy I do not refer to the Trinity series. Ace High is not part of the Trinity series. It is part of the Cat Stevens (not the artist, but the name of Terrence Hill's character) trilogy. All of these films are directed by Giuseppe Collizi.

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« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2004, 09:20:13 AM »

havent heard the most complimentary things about this trilogy, not really held in the same regard as Leone's Dollars Trilogy or Sollima's 'Chase Trilogy'.

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« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2004, 09:25:49 AM »

Although I enjoy the films, they are not even comparable to the greatness of either Leone's of Sollima's trilogy. They are more of a guilty pleasure, but I really do enjoy them.

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« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2004, 01:48:47 PM »

I received it today, more than a week before its release, and I thought it was extremely enjoyable. Eli Wallach plays a character quite similar to Tuoc. Less trigger happy, but just as double crossing. He's extremely fun to watch, and make this film easily the best of the trilogy. When Terrence Hill orders him to drop his gun, he replies: "What? I feel naked without it", and it really cracked me up. Pure Wallach genious.

A few other familiar Leone faces showed up as well:
At least two of the McBain children (I'm not sure if the oldest boy was there. Could have been him, but I can't tell for sure), and Livio Lorenzon, who played Baker in GBU. He was also in Texas, Adios, in a role very similar to the one he played here.

The score was not up to the Morricone standard, but pretty decent. A mix of an operatic Morricone score, and a more classical american western score.

The dvd had a great transfer, almost as good as the Blue Underground transfers. There were no special features. Terrence Hill and Bud Spencer were dubbed by voices who didn't sound familiar to me, and didn't really fit the actors either. All in all, well worth the price I paid for it. Recommended, just don't expect Leone, or even Sollima or Corbucci.

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« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2004, 05:45:19 PM »

Thanks for the heads up on Ace High.

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« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2004, 12:45:55 PM »

ACE HIGH will be showing on BBC1 on 11/11/04 at 12.20.
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« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2004, 04:52:49 AM »

For a more thorough review, check this out: http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=13163

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« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2004, 05:17:54 AM »

ACE HIGH will be showing on BBC1 on 11/11/04 at 12.20.
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cheers angeleyes, ill be watchin it, if only for Eli!!  Grin

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« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2004, 04:52:16 PM »

Well searched for Ace High at the Fishkill Walmart today no dice, but I did find a copy at Best Buy in Kingston  Grin will give it a showing tonight.

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« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2004, 07:40:42 PM »

Save your money, its not really worth buying, try and rent it if you must see it. Its nice to see Eli in a western but in this one he plays third fiddle to the Trinity Brothers and its not a very good story, a nice transfer but a waste of Eli Wallach, too bad.

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« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2004, 06:43:11 AM »

Ace High, oh dear oh dear.  Undecided

Saw it last night on BBC1, ok so wasnt widescreen version, thats one excuse.
Switched off after about 20 minutes it was so bad.
But if this is what the Trinity films are like, there is no comedy, i guess Hill and Spencer's characters are different in the Trinities.
Spencer was terrible, woefully dubbed, Hill was trying to be Eastwood.
Wallach was ok, but he had a terrible script.
Oh my God it was so bad... Shocked

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« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2004, 12:47:31 PM »

Ace High, oh dear oh dear.  Undecided

Saw it last night on BBC1, ok so wasnt widescreen version, thats one excuse.
Switched off after about 20 minutes it was so bad.
But if this is what the Trinity films are like, there is no comedy, i guess Hill and Spencer's characters are different in the Trinities.
Spencer was terrible, woefully dubbed, Hill was trying to be Eastwood.
Wallach was ok, but he had a terrible script.
Oh my God it was so bad... Shocked
Taped it last night and just watched it.....15 minutes of it that is! Unwatchable. Crap opening. Crap dialouge. Crap use of music! Reminded me of how many shite SPAGHETTI'S I sat thru in the 60's. As a genre, in all honestly, there can't be more than 10 classic SW's out of the hundreds made! And LEONE made half of those (the good ones that is). Hill as Eastwood is a non-starter! Angry

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« Reply #29 on: November 12, 2004, 02:27:27 PM »

I also taped it last night. Its not that bad, it does have pacing problems. Seems to crawl a lot longer for a hour 50 mins movie. Terence & Bub do honorable jobs of holding the pace up. Eli Wallach energy in films 'as always' makes this look more than it is, The wanted poster being a highlight.
Did find the edit mildly amusing when Thomas jumps down from his high wire into the open wagon, and is suddenly upright and talkin back'  Grin
 
The whole casino section was great, the only thing i really remember from a previous viewing. The roulette wheel sting and the Showdown with a house band playing a bizarre waltz, to Wallach's charactors preference. The 4 on 4 gunfighters standing amist the cowering town folk completely carpeting the floor. Something new.

Rustichelli's Music was mixed to low & lost on the soundtrack in places, Specially Wallach introduction in the Jail. shame really sounded quite good.

But as above some good bits and bobs. But looks like its fall was in the editing room to me.

P.S. Did anybody notice those bizarre colored boxes in the foreground in the 2nd transitional scene on horseback? thought it was some kinda 60s pop art thing at first or trad mexican . very strange

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