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HTF Review: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly CE (Highly Recommended!)



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#41 of 121 Shawn_KE

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Posted May 07 2004 - 06:24 AM

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#42 of 121 Stephen_J_H

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Posted May 11 2004 - 03:32 PM

Saw this today. I think I might have to go pick it up.
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#43 of 121 Aaron Silverman

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Posted May 17 2004 - 05:28 AM

So, do I understand correctly that the cut of the actual film on the new disc is 18 minutes longer than the cut on the previous DVD release, plus there are a couple of other deleted scenes on disc 2 in addition?

If this is indeed a different cut of the film, that would put me over the "worth a double-dip" edge.
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#44 of 121 Randy A Salas

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Posted May 17 2004 - 05:34 AM

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So, do I understand correctly that the cut of the actual film on the new disc is 18 minutes longer than the cut on the previous DVD release, plus there are a couple of other deleted scenes on disc 2 in addition?


That is correct. Some of the restored footage (within the film) on the new DVD is available as a separate feature on the old disc but separately from the film.
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#45 of 121 Aaron Silverman

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Posted May 17 2004 - 05:38 AM

Thanks!
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#46 of 121 Shawn_KE

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Posted May 17 2004 - 06:05 AM

Worth a double dip for the clean up and sound alone.

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Posted May 17 2004 - 07:47 AM

Ive had mine since the 11th-Canadian mail order at $18.

The new transfer is beautiful-though the voice additions are a little jarring-, i just love this film, Leone and Morricone-GBU is a Masterwork!

I only hope FAFDM gets similar treatment, and FOD gets an anamorphic transfer
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Posted May 17 2004 - 07:59 AM

Some of the restored footage (within the film) on the new DVD is available as a separate feature on the old disc but separately from the film.
And on the old dvd the footage is in Italian, not English.
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#49 of 121 Carlo Medina

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Posted May 17 2004 - 11:31 AM

As they say in Les Mis...

One day more... Posted Image

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Posted May 17 2004 - 11:34 AM

"Worth a double dip for the clean up and sound alone."

Yup, although Im nervous about the new scenes. I hated the added scene in Enter The Dragon with the soundalike doing the dubbing.

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Posted May 17 2004 - 11:51 AM

Yes, I got this today. Believe me, you will not feel like you're double-dipping with this one. The print is transformed, the extras are solid if not Quadrilogitastic, and the packaging (miles better than the R2 UK) is sumptuous.

This is the best DVD of the year so far,imo. Posted Image
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Posted May 17 2004 - 12:04 PM

I think I'll stick with the old one. The new one is slightly cropped in comparison.

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Posted May 17 2004 - 02:11 PM

Got mine today and disc two was a floater Posted Image and is really scratched up. Seems this is happening more and more.
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Posted May 17 2004 - 03:19 PM

O/T of Ugly. I was hoping for a better transfer for "A Few Dollars More" back in 1971 I paid the outlandish figure of $15 for a vinyl LP in Italan to have the soundtrack. You see I do like this movie, The G, B, & U never turned me on.
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#55 of 121 Randy A Salas

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Posted May 17 2004 - 03:38 PM

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I think I'll stick with the old one. The new one is slightly cropped in comparison.


The image on the new DVD is indeed slightly cropped on all sides, within the same frame. But the picture quality is so much better on the new release, finer details and more vibrant color. I know this movie backward and forward and didn't notice any cropping until I did a side-by-side comparison. It shouldn't stop anyone from buying the new DVD.
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Posted May 17 2004 - 06:35 PM

I work at Barnes&Noble.com and noticed this movie just tonight. As an owner of the DVD set of all 3 movies, I'm also interested in getting this upgrade, but why was this new DVD version cropped at all? This news makes me hesitate with my money.
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Posted May 17 2004 - 06:45 PM

Just because it's framed differently does not mean it's incorrect.

#58 of 121 Randy A Salas

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Posted May 18 2004 - 12:52 AM

What Patrick said. The differences are negligible anyway.
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#59 of 121 Carlo Medina

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Posted May 18 2004 - 04:30 AM

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Just because it's framed differently does not mean it's incorrect.
Yup. Having read quite a few of Robert Harris' threads on various aspect ratios...it's enough to make your head spin! As long as it's not something egregious (like 2.35 misframed to 1.85) I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. WB has done a marvelous job on these 2 disc SEs (the ones I own) that I'm at least partially convinced that the "good DVD staff people" they have are devoted to these projects.

Having said that, I'm buying this today and will compare them when I get home. If it really is a noticeable difference I'll post again.

#60 of 121 Andrew Bunk

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Posted May 18 2004 - 05:16 AM

Hey all,

Be careful taking that back sheet off this package! The mack sheet with the details on UPC is glued to the back of the case. In the past I've never had a problem with getting these off of releases from Fox and such. However, this one tore the paper off the back of the case even when I was going slowwww.

Also, my disc two was a floater. Not real crazy about the packaging on this set.
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