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Old 05-03-2003, 11:26   #1
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Question Once Upon A Time In The West?

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Is Once Upon A Time In The West available on DVD yet?(I cant find it anywhere) and if not are there any plans to release it - I know that Once Upon A Time In America is getting a "special edition"
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It is, but in unsubtitled Italian only and (rather more seriously) with the original 2.35:1 picture cropped to 16:9. I don't know of any plans to release it, though Paramount presumably are not entirely unaware of its appeal.
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Old 05-03-2003, 12:05   #3
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I'll wait then.
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Paramount are well aware of its appeal, they are negotiating with the Leone estate to release a longer version, might see it late this year.
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Old 05-03-2003, 15:52   #5
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You chaps may want to read this.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2003/03/0..._article.shtml


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Old 05-03-2003, 16:10   #6
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You chaps may want to look read this.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2003/03/0..._article.shtml
Ahh, thanks for that. Sounds good, it looks like things are finally moving. OUATITW is long overdue, so this is good news.
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Old 05-03-2003, 16:17   #7
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i cannot wait !!




my taped off TV copy clearly need the correct aspect ratio
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And on a similar note.............

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly looks set for a similar treatment


http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/s745GBU.html
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Is it Leone day today or what!?
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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly looks set for a similar treatment

http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/s745GBU.html
It gets better and better. Wonderful news.
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It does get much better, Alex Cox (my favorite director) is involved in the dvd, and even mentions the release of my favorite Walker
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I hope Mr Cox does a bit more than what he did on The Great Silence DVD, It was good but very brief.

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Excellent, another title for my ever growing Argento collection. Be nice to replace my old pre-cert VHS tape, as it's getting a bit old looking.
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How about 'Fistfull of Dynamite' aka 'Duck you Sucker' seeing a DVD release?

Pretty excellent film with James Coburn and Rod Steiger.
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Great stuff - another worn out VHS to consign to the bin...
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this is absolutely fantastic news

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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

178 min cut of Good, Bad and Ugly?????????
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

178 min cut of Good, Bad and Ugly?????????
This isn't quite as big a deal as you're making out, as all this footage is present on the current DVD release - it's just that some of it is only in the "deleted scenes" section (and, as ever, in many cases you can see why it was cut).

Incidentally, was an English soundtrack ever recorded for this footage, or will it be a Deep Red situation where the additional material is presented in Italian with subtitles?
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The answer is in the quoted article.
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From Kevin Harper's link to DVD Savant:

The January 1998 MGM DVD of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly had an important extra on board, approximately 16 minutes of scenes new to the United States, that had been part of the 180-minute Rome premiere cut of the film from 1966. Savant wrote about them in an early article.

Since then, Sergio Leone fans have been talking about the missing scenes, asking why they couldn't be reinstated in the film. Only the earlier 162 minute cut was ever dubbed into English. The plan to re-record Clint Eastwood and Eli Wallach's new dialogue was approved in theory almost from the beginning - but the project had never been able to attract the needed restoration budget.


AMC, the American Movie Channel, stepped in this year with the several hundred thousand dollars needed to do the job. Archivist John Kirk of MGM Technical Services oversaw the restoration. It was more complicated than just remixing the film with a few new looped lines of dialogue.

The Cineteca Nazionale in Italy did the bulk of the restoration by providing a good negative of the longest Italian cut, which is still a couple of minutes short of the original 3 hours. It was the source for the Italian-language-only scenes on the previous DVD.

In two separate sessions, John Kirk recorded the missing dialogue lines with Eastwood and Wallach. Several lines were also needed for the late Lee Van Cleef. A voiceover artist named Simon Prescott provided the growling voice for Angel Eyes (or Setenza, if you will).


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