A Fistful Of Dynamite: Region 2 - 21st July

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  1. Gordon McMurphy

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    You've seen this thread on the Sergio Leone web board have you Gordon?

    This comment in particular intrigued me:

    "Yes, I will be putting the complete final flashback into the end of "Duck, You Sucker!" for theatrical re-release. I can't tell you anything about DVD plans; I work in the studio's Film Dept., and the Home Video Dept. is a world unto its own - so far it has only selected about half of the films I've restored in the last 5 or 6 years for release on DVD. I have heard that there are currently no plans to release the extended English version of "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" on DVD."

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    So many films, so little time...
     
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    WOW! Cheers, John! I'm ashamed to admit that I had forgotten about that site! Great stuff... sort-of! [​IMG]

    If some hard-working chap sweats blood to restore a film, there really ought to be a DVD edition to preserve the film for video at least. The 162-minute version is a wild, amazing piece of Leone!

    Thanks again, John! [​IMG]


    Gordy
     
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    Thanks John & Gordon for the info.

    I take it that I should only watch the uncut version the.

    I have never seen this one
     
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    What is also annoying is that the old LaserDisc from MGM/UA at least was the version running 154 minutes - you'd think they'd use that at least as the starting point (as it has the flashback at the end at least)...or is a question of not wanting to pay the BBFC to certify another version?
     
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    And now the better news:

    A Fistful of Dynamite has just gone to the BBFC for certification and they say it's a version lasting 150m 44s (thanks to alf on thedvdforums.com for spotting this.)

    They have also certified what could be a commentary for The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.

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    So many films, so little time...
     
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    from the bbfc

    THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY Video
    Feature
    Classified 16 June, 2003 . Run Time 156m 1s





    Audio Descriptive,
    Advice for consumers
    Language Some, mild
    Sex/Nudity None
    Violence Some, moderate
    Other None



    The main spoken language in this work is English.
    The BBFC has placed this work in the WESTERN genre(s).


    When submitted to the BBFC the work had a running time of 156m 1s.


    This work was passed with no cuts made.




    At the time of classification MGM Home Entertainment (Europe) Ltd was the holder of the rights or the brand name for this work.

    Directed by Sergio Leone Producer(s) Alberto Grimaldi


    The cast for this work includes: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach, Aldo Giuffre, Mario Brega, Luigi Pistilli, Rada Rassimov, Livio Lorenzon, Enzo Petito, Claudio Scarchilli, John Bartho, Antonio Casale.



    A film or video, together with associated trailers may exist in several versions and all versions known to the BBFC are listed below.

    Category Type Date Company Run Time Cut Title
    Film 01/05/1968 United Artists Corp. Ltd Yes THE GOOD THE BAD & THE UGLY
    Video 04/06/1986 Warner Home Video Ltd 155m 16s No THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY
    VideoTrailer 14/08/1997 Warner Home Video Ltd 3m 18s No THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
    Video 11/03/1999 Warner Home Video Ltd 156m 0s No THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
    VideoTrailer 29/06/1999 MGM Home Entertainment (Europe) Ltd 3m 20s No THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
    Video 16/06/2003 MGM Home Entertainment (Europe) Ltd 156m 1s No THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

    Details are likely to be more complete and accurate for the version submitted most recently.
    When a film is transferred to video the running time will be shorter by approximately 4% due to the differing number of frames per second. This does not mean that the video version has been cut or re-edited.
     
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    Maybe I'm being thick, but I'm a little confused about the
    findings here.

    Does this mean that a new release of THE GOOD, THE BAD . . is coming, but that there'll be no difference in running time from previous versions ? So this isn't the new, restored version ?
    And John, have you confused "Audio Descriptive" with a commentary, or have you some other info ?
    And why do you refer to FISTFUL in your last post ? You mean
    TGTBATU, yes ?

    The Dollar trilogy really deserves lavish treatment on DVD, and I'm hoping this is the first sign it's happening.
     
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    It's a bit confusing... if it's 150'44" PAL, that would mean an original film of 157'2". That's supiciously close to the 156'1" of the second post, but if that would be a PAL version submitted to the BBFC, it could mean an original 162'31" film!

    So what is it? That's the big question here.

    Cees
     
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    But Oscar's post is about THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY, right ? Passed 16th June 2003 ?
    Oscar, did you mean this to be A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE ?
    Me no understandee [​IMG]

    By the way, John, yes ; I'm sure audio descriptive is an HOH track.

    Sean, Sean, Sean . . .[​IMG]
     
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    Anthony

    it is like John said, and this thread turned into films of Leone all of a sudden.

    I found at HMV's Sale, My Name is Nobody with Henry Fonda & Terrence Hill with some scenes directed by the man himself.

    Is this worth getting ?

    Cheers

    [​IMG]
     

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