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« #75 : February 16, 2010, 02:29:07 PM »

1) Dio perdona... Io no! - (around) 7/10 > I'll have to watch it again to confirm my rating, it's been like 5 years since the last time.

2) La collina degli stivali - 6/10

3) I quattro dell'Ave Maria - 5/10

That's the precise inverse of my order  ;D

Having said that, I am judging them more on their technical merit than quality as a story. However, I think I'm going to have to watch them all again and possibly revise my rankings.

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« #76 : February 16, 2010, 10:16:34 PM »

1) Dio perdona... Io no! - (around) 7/10 > I'll have to watch it again to confirm my rating, it's been like 5 years since the last time.

2) La collina degli stivali - 6/10

3) I quattro dell'Ave Maria - 5/10

1) Dio perdona... Io no! 9/10

2) I quattro dell'Ave Maria 6/10

3) La collina degli stivali 2/10 (I really have to give it another shot though, my copy is unwatchable)




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« #77 : February 17, 2010, 02:14:18 AM »

Ok, I like Colizzi. Great director. Boot Hill is a visual feast. God Forgives and Ace High are a bit undecided in the middle parts.

Dio perdona... Io no! 8/10

I quattro dell'Ave Maria 8/10

La collina degli stivali 9/10


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« #78 : February 17, 2010, 07:19:09 AM »

I watched Ace High again last night, and except for two or three good scenes I find it sort of dull. I would not give that movie more than a 6/10 despite Eli Wallach being on it.

I will have to watch again "God forgives, I don't" and "Boot Hill" before making any comments, it has been awhile since I last saw them.

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« #79 : February 19, 2010, 01:54:46 PM »

Ok, I like Colizzi. Great director.

Anybody seen this(again with Hill & Spencer)?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069095/

Similar to his westerns i found it a bit dull to start with but i've seen two slightly different versions(both cut) and it's growing on me.There's has been a German language version showing on youtube including a bank heist scene missing from both my English  versions.

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« #80 : February 19, 2010, 03:51:03 PM »

I saw this in the 70s. The only scene I remember is when they secure with a rope the tail of a small plain to the ground so that the prop can rev up without the plain moving, then Bud Spencer cuts the rope so that the plain with Terence Hill can take off in a very short "runway" by the edge of a cliff (or was it a canyon?). Maybe I will try to find a decent version to watch once I finish watching the many SWs I have outstanding.... ;D

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« #81 : February 20, 2010, 01:43:57 PM »

Anybody seen this(again with Hill & Spencer)?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069095/

What kind of a question is that? ;)




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« #82 : February 21, 2010, 07:34:12 AM »

One of the films I'm watching every other year or two. Just love it.
The German version is about 10 minute longer than the 'international' cut.
Although this shorter version has footage which isn't in the German cut.
So there's a nice 'extended version' which runs about 109 minutes.
I never saw it in English though. (none of the Colizzi's). Don't know
how bad the dubbing is.



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« #83 : February 21, 2010, 09:07:36 AM »

One of the films I'm watching every other year or two. Just love it.
The German version is about 10 minute longer than the 'international' cut.
Although this shorter version has footage which isn't in the German cut.
So there's a nice 'extended version' which runs about 109 minutes.
I never saw it in English though. (none of the Colizzi's). Don't know
how bad the dubbing is.

Well, neither Eli Wallach nor Brock Peters are dubbed of course which really swings the balance in favor of the English version. I don't remember Hill or Spencer sounding too bad with English dubbing.

Is there a DVD release of the 'extended version' and are the extra scenes significant or just longer takes?

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« #84 : February 22, 2010, 02:42:25 AM »

Mike was talking about a Spencer /Hill comedy from 1972 (don't know the English title), not about Ace High.

The differences between the Versions of Ace High are indeed mainly longer takes.

Here are the cuts compared to a even shorter German VHS version. Mostly only seconds. But a lot of them.

http://www.schnittberichte.com/schnittbericht.php?ID=2439


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« #85 : February 22, 2010, 03:22:36 AM »

Mike was talking about a Spencer /Hill comedy from 1972 (don't know the English title), not about Ace High.

Ah right - thanks for clarifying that.

The differences between the Versions of Ace High are indeed mainly longer takes.

Here are the cuts compared to a even shorter German VHS version. Mostly only seconds. But a lot of them.

http://www.schnittberichte.com/schnittbericht.php?ID=2439

Great link Stanton, many thanks again  O0

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« #86 : April 15, 2013, 12:41:37 PM »

Itīs Okay......

In the first 20 minutes Eli's seemed to have a sinister voice and seems to be very dark character.

But soon turned into good ole "Tuco" when the film went all slapstick towards the end

There seems to be more chemistry with Eli and Spencer...opposed to Hill and Spencer, he seemed to be like a bit part player.

One of those you can switch your brain off and watch.


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« #87 : October 08, 2014, 01:51:10 PM »

One would think that a film with such a good cast would be better that average.
Nope.
Below average.
Way below
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« #88 : October 09, 2014, 01:05:14 AM »

Really?

I think it is a fine western. Very well directed, but maybe a bit long in the middle. It is clearly inspired by Leone but cooks still his own soup.


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« #89 : January 16, 2018, 07:01:35 PM »

I just viewed Ace High for the first time, from Starz/Encore westerns. I've seen worse.

And did I see Simonetta Stefanelli (Maureen McBain) and her little brother (Timmy McBain) in cameos in Ace High, still with red hair???  Ace High was released in 1969 so right about the time of Once Upon a Time in the West.

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