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Off-Topic Discussion / Happy New Year!
« on: December 31, 2006, 02:25:18 PM »
Happy New Year to all Sergio Leone fans!!!

May the new year be better than the one before it.

Once Upon A Time In The West / The different versions of OUATITW
« on: January 04, 2004, 10:28:18 AM »
This topic has been discussed before,but I don't think anyone has ever given a definitive answer.The question is simple:how many different versions of OUATITW are there?

As far as I know,there are three:

1)The butchered version which was shown in the USA when the movie was originally released.This version is lacking the scene with Jill,Cheyenne and Harmonica in the water(?) station,the death of Cheyenne at the end and Harmonica rising after being shot at the beginning.There may be some more scenes missing too.

2)The "usual" version,or the most common version,which has the abovementioned scenes.

3)The longest (?) official version,which is available,I think,in the Italian OUATITW DVD.This version has at least a scene where Morton plays with a toy soldier in the train with the tied-up Harmonica watching.

Can anyone give some further information on this matter?To help you on your way,here are some questions:

-Is there a four-hour version available somewhere?Has it ever been released anywhere officially (on video,for instance)?Or is the Italian version the four-hour version?

-Is the Italian DVD version available elsewhere?Has it been aired on TV or shown in movies in some corner of the world?

-What other new/extra scenes are there in the long Italian version of the movie?

-What other scenes were omitted from the butchered version?

Yes,this is yet another post on the OUATITW DVD... :)

But I just thought it might be good to list the features included on this DVD.For I haven't seen too many posts with the relevant facts in a short form.So here it comes:

- published by Paramount

- currently available as Region 1 (NTSC) and Region 2(PAL) DVD's

- released on November 18 in the US and on October 6 in Europe

- 2.35:1 Original Aspect Ratio, 16X9 enhanced

- runtime 2:45:10 (2:38:25 in PAL due to speedup)
- audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1, German DD 2.0 mono, French DD 2.0 mono (R2 version also has Spanish DD 2.0 mono)

- subtitles in English, in the R2 version also in over 20 other languages (most of the languages spoken in Europe are covered); all the extras are subtitled.

- extras:
•Three documents: "An Opera of Violence" (29 minutes), "The Wages of Sin" (20 minutes) and "Something to Do with Death" (18 minutes). A shorter document "Railroad: Revolutionizing the West" (6 minutes)
•Commentary with Sir Christopher Frayling, John Carpenter, Alex Cox, Sheldon Hall, John Milius and Claudia Cardinale
• Location stills
• Prodution stills
• Cast profiles of Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards, Charles Bronson and Gabriele Ferzetti
• Original US Trailer

- the Italian version of the DVD is different: it is longer, has a poorer screen quality and has Italian audio and no subtitles

- the special box set (with the harmonica and the music CD) is only available in Germany

I hope this helps!

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / The ubiquitous GBU sound...
« on: February 15, 2003, 10:09:29 AM »
I think the GBU main theme ("Ayeayee,wah-wah-wah") is the most widespread movie sound/music ever.I has been featured in numerous films,series and commercials,and usually it has been presented in a humorous context.

Would it be possible to compile a list of all the films/series/commercials that include that legendary sound?If you can think of any,let me know.I can compile a list on the basis of your replies.

Once Upon A Time In The West / Your favourite character in the film?
« on: November 25, 2002, 03:43:53 AM »
This movie is full of fantastic and versatile characters.Which one of them is your favourite?

Trivia Games / Is there a board game about Sergio Leone?
« on: November 13, 2002, 06:14:52 AM »
LOL,just wanted to be the very first poster on this sub-board(or whatever you call it)!  :D

But you can still answer my question if you want to!

Once Upon A Time In The West / The best movie ever made...
« on: November 13, 2002, 06:06:19 AM »
In my opinion,Once Upon a Time in the West is not only the best western but also the best movie ever.In fact,OUATITW made me become interested in the movies of Sergio Leone and in spaghetti westerns more generally.

This movie has it all:fantastic music,good plot,picturesque landscapes,and,of course,characters that are greater than life.Nothing can surpass this masterpiece.

Once Upon A Time In America / Did James do it or not?
« on: November 13, 2002, 06:00:38 AM »
This is a question that has defied scholarship for decades.  :) What is your opinion of this?

General Discussion / THE BEST SERGIO LEONE FILM...
« on: November 13, 2002, 05:56:13 AM »
I think the best place for this question is the General Discussion.I'm anxious to know everyone's opinion on this matter.

Web Site Announcements / The brave new Sergio Leone board...
« on: November 13, 2002, 05:41:57 AM »
Hello everyone,

It is nice to be on this new board.I visited the old board hosted by Michael Arndt from August 1997 onwards.It was sad to see the old board die,but it is good that Cal took over Michael's site.This new board is completely different from the old one,and at least 1000 time more complex!However,I believe we all learn to use this board with time.Let the spaghetti western discussion begin!

Jupa,member 16

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