Euro Cult Movie Forum => Spaghetti Westerns => Topic started by: Red Skeletons on 04 Jan 2008 - 09:50

Title: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Red Skeletons on 04 Jan 2008 - 09:50
I've heard so many good things about the Big Gundown, I need to grab a copy....Exploited are selling the Franco Cleef Restoration, which I've read much praise about....Does anyone have this DVD-R ? Any thoughts would be appreciated !

Thanks,
Wes
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: R-T-C Tim on 05 Jan 2008 - 16:40
There is a legit release coming in April (I think) from Koch Media Germany, with original Italian audio and English subs with the full length version of the film. It is the single disc from the rather expensive Sergio Sollima set and apparently some problems with the audio (wouldn't work properly on some players) have been corrected.

Image comparisons of the Koch DVD can be found at:
http://www.sundances.net/spaghetti/biggundownscr.php
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 06 Jan 2008 - 02:52
I have the Franco Cleef disc. It's fine but there's a couple of spots where the audio drops out for some reason. You may be better off waiting for the legit release.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: paperbag on 06 Jan 2008 - 03:41
I got the disc from jerksi off ebay, the disc is pretty much perfect
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 06 Jan 2008 - 05:08
My disc isn't perfect but judging from those screen caps, the Koch disc is going to be the way to go. The film really does look of sparkling quality there.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Red Skeletons on 07 Jan 2008 - 09:22
Thanks for the feedback guys, really appreciate it cos I was gonna go with the DVD-R, but thought I'd run it by the Board first....I'll wait for the Koch disc and see how it compares...BTW, where do You get yr Koch discs from ? Is there an English-friendly website that reviews their discs ?

Thanks,
Wes
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Jonny on 07 Jan 2008 - 09:41
I usually get my Koch DVDs from Kult Video, though there's no English reviews on their site. Good prices on there though.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: paperbag on 07 Jan 2008 - 09:47
Lee Van Cleef's one of the only actors where I need to hear his real voice to enjoy the movie
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 07 Jan 2008 - 17:18
Thanks for the feedback guys, really appreciate it cos I was gonna go with the DVD-R, but thought I'd run it by the Board first....I'll wait for the Koch disc and see how it compares...BTW, where do You get yr Koch discs from ? Is there an English-friendly website that reviews their discs ?

Thanks,
Wes

I'm sure xploitedcinema will carry this title and he also carries the Franco Cleef disc which I'm sure the Kult disc will be a few bucks more but with pic quality like that, an upgrade is warranted.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: R-T-C Tim on 07 Jan 2008 - 18:21
I usually find Amazon.de best for Koch titles, which they do generally stock, unlike a lot of other German cult releases such as NEW or X-rated.

I'll be picking this one up pretty quickly when it is released, but I'd imagine that one of the SW or German DVD forums will have an update on the picture quality etc. I'll post here if I find anything.

For reviews of the other Koch DVDs, I do know of one website that has reviews of quite a lot of them:

The Django Box (http://mondo-esoterica.net/boxsets/Django%20Box.html)
The Halleluja Box (http://mondo-esoterica.net/boxsets/Halleluja%20Box.html)

Blindman (http://mondo-esoterica.net/Blindman.html)
Death Sentence (http://mondo-esoterica.net/Django_Sonne.html)
I Giorni della Violenza (http://mondo-esoterica.net/Giorni%20della%20Violenza.html)
Johnny Hamlet (http://mondo-esoterica.net/Johnny%20Hamlet.html)
Massacre at Grand Canyon (http://mondo-esoterica.net/Massacre%20Grand%20Canyon.html)
Spara Gringo Spara (http://mondo-esoterica.net/Spara%20Gringo%20Spara.html)

 :D
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Red Skeletons on 07 Jan 2008 - 20:36
Hi Tim, thanks for the link...great website too ! I might track down Death Sentence - it looks nuts !

Thanks,
Wes
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 07 Jan 2008 - 20:39
Hi Tim, thanks for the link...great website too !
I'll second that,very cool site Tim that's always a great read and highly informative.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Red Skeletons on 08 Jan 2008 - 08:40
Yeah, its a great site - I wish more websites would adopt the what-you-need-to-know section that follows the review - its a great idea ! I'm gonna get 3 Koch Westerns after reading Tim's Spaghetti Western setion, so a big thanks !

Wes
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 09 Jan 2008 - 17:32
I've got a longer version from Germany in a boxset that has Italian language with English subs and a Japanese dvd that has English language but unfortunately is the shorter cut of the film
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Paul on 09 Jan 2008 - 19:12
...the Japanese disc is what I have. I think I've got a DVD-R of the Van Cleef reconstruction though.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: LANZETTA on 10 Jan 2008 - 12:26
There is a legit release coming in April (I think) from Koch Media Germany, with original Italian audio and English subs with the full length version of the film. It is the single disc from the rather expensive Sergio Sollima set and apparently some problems with the audio (wouldn't work properly on some players) have been corrected.

Image comparisons of the Koch DVD can be found at:
[url]http://www.sundances.net/spaghetti/biggundownscr.php[/url]

This is good news and with it being fully uncut presumably continuity problems such as how LVC loses his badge will become clear. :-X

But i'd be disappointed if there isn't an English audio.

What would be even better news would be if there was a new release of FACE TO FACE on the horizon with a decent English audio unlike the shitty one on the Japanese dvd.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Paul on 10 Jan 2008 - 12:43
Koch have also released FACE TO FACE too, mate - Tanzi has the disc, maybe he can fill us in, but I think it's supposed to be much better. I have the Japanese disc and it's awful, eh?
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 10 Jan 2008 - 17:50

But i'd be disappointed if there isn't an English audio.

I may be wrong but i don't think the longer cut of the film exists in English.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: R-T-C Tim on 10 Jan 2008 - 19:44
Koch rarely if ever release their films with English audio. Probably a licensing thing.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Bogan The Wanderer on 11 Jan 2008 - 04:23
I have the Koch Sollima box with FACE TO FACE and BIG GUNDOWN and like it, but it has a few issues that bug me.  Same as you guys I'd prefer the English tracks (especially on GUNDOWN) and the subs on FACE TO FACE are okay, but I've seen the SBS broadcast of that one and think the Koch ones could be improved a little in translation and even in general speed and synching.  They're still kind of okay though.  The prints on the Koch discs, on the other hand, are awesome.  The Franco Cleef GUNDOWN doesn't look nearly as good as the Koch disc but does have Van Cleef's distinctive voice throughout for most of it.  Someone could use the Franco Cleef soundtrack and dub most of it over the Koch disc, but it would be a pain in the arse to synch and sub everything up.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: LANZETTA on 11 Jan 2008 - 12:56

But i'd be disappointed if there isn't an English audio.

I may be wrong but i don't think the longer cut of the film exists in English.
The Japanese disc is the longer cut,(i think) 105 minutes opposed to my 90 minute
video tape.The audio seems to be particularly bad on the dvds opening scenes and
also its last 20 minutes or so.The video tape audio is fine throughout so surely something can be done about this. :(
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 11 Jan 2008 - 13:47
The Japanese disc is the longer cut,(i think)
the Jap disc is definately the shorter version, unless it has come out as one of the new SPO releases with a different version (which is possible)
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: LANZETTA on 13 Jan 2008 - 11:56
The Japanese disc is the longer cut,(i think)
the Jap disc is definately the shorter version, unless it has come out as one of the new SPO releases with a different version (which is possible)
Mine is the SPO disc which i've had for about 3 years and on checking its running time is approx 107 minutes which concurs with the uncut running time stated in Howard Hughes book and includes all  the missing footage stated including the duel between Brad and Beau,the shootout between Bennets Raiders and a posse outside the De Wintons mansion,the conversation between Max's sister and Brad,the full woodland shack scene,the full bank heist and all dialogue that was either clipped mid sentence or totally missing in the cut 90 minute version is present and correct.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Vito Cipriani on 18 Jan 2008 - 00:52
The Japanese disc is the longer cut,(i think)
the Jap disc is definately the shorter version, unless it has come out as one of the new SPO releases with a different version (which is possible)
Mine is the SPO disc which i've had for about 3 years and on checking its running time is approx 107 minutes which concurs with the uncut running time stated in Howard Hughes book and includes all  the missing footage stated including the duel between Brad and Beau,the shootout between Bennets Raiders and a posse outside the De Wintons mansion,the conversation between Max's sister and Brad,the full woodland shack scene,the full bank heist and all dialogue that was either clipped mid sentence or totally missing in the cut 90 minute version is present and correct.
'Lo All  :D

I've got the SPO disc too, and I can confirm that it's the longer cut. (I've got the shorter cut on video, from its Aktiv release in the 1990s; and I've also got the Koch Media box set.)

I may be wrong, but didn't the BBC's screening of the film, as part of the Moviedrome season, contain yet another slightly different cut of the film? When I bought the Aktiv tape, I taped over my recording of the Moviedrome screening; but when I watched Aktiv's release I thought I noticed some differences between it and Moviedrome's print. These differences were, I think, mostly around the beginning of the film, during the sequence in which Milian and Volonte are hiding out in the forest.

Re: THE BIG GUNDOWN.
Koch's release has a strange anomaly, about an hour into the picture; there's a short fragment of the FACCIA A FACCIA score that plays during a shot in which Tomas Milian rides away from the camera, leaving Van Cleef alone in the desert. I wondered if this anomalous piece of music had been inserted by Koch as a 'watermark' of sorts. Does anyone know for sure?

Koch's DVD certainly looks better than any other release of this film that I've seen. Speaking of which, did anyone else buy the early Spanish DVD release from around 2000/2001? I snagged it up because I was desparate to rewatch the film, having not seen it since its screening on Channel 4 in the early 1990s. The Spanish disc looked absolutely terrible and suffered from some very heavy cropping. I've also got the Italian DVD release kicking about someplace, as well as Franco Cleef's 'reconstruction'--which is my preferred way of viewing the film, thanks to the availability of the English dub.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 05 Feb 2008 - 23:56
I'm keen to pick up Koch Media's Sollima boxset but am slightly hesitant due to some mixed comments about some of the audio quality. Can anyone confirm audio problems on any of the discs? Also, I'm presuming Koch's single disc release of Face to Face is the same as the cut in the boxset... Is this right?


Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Paul on 06 Feb 2008 - 08:55
I ahve the Japanese release of FACE TO FACE and the ausio is shockingly bad. Tanzi has the Koch Solima set and was raving about it.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Andrew Monroe on 06 Feb 2008 - 13:18
I have the Koch Sollima set and didn`t notice any glaring audio problems with Face To Face (or the others). Also, the Ulrich Bruckner book that comes with it is cool as hell, just wish my German was a little better. It`s got some beautiful illustrations too.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 06 Feb 2008 - 17:58
Thanks Andrew and Paul. That's that then... I'll order Koch Media's boxset.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Andrew Monroe on 06 Feb 2008 - 19:47

Re: THE BIG GUNDOWN.
Koch's release has a strange anomaly, about an hour into the picture; there's a short fragment of the FACCIA A FACCIA score that plays during a shot in which Tomas Milian rides away from the camera, leaving Van Cleef alone in the desert. I wondered if this anomalous piece of music had been inserted by Koch as a 'watermark' of sorts. Does anyone know for sure?


Ben, in reading Vito`s post above, I realized I`d completely forgotten about this. It`s not a big deal, at least to me, but the brief piece of music from Face To Face does play on the Koch Big Gundown disc. Thought I should correct myself, although I`m certain you`ll still be very happy with the set if you pick it up. That`s the only audio glitch in the set that I`m aware of.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 06 Feb 2008 - 21:50
Thanks for pointing that out Andrew. But I don't think that'll be a big deal for me either.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Vito Cipriani on 07 Feb 2008 - 00:43

Re: THE BIG GUNDOWN.
Koch's release has a strange anomaly, about an hour into the picture; there's a short fragment of the FACCIA A FACCIA score that plays during a shot in which Tomas Milian rides away from the camera, leaving Van Cleef alone in the desert. I wondered if this anomalous piece of music had been inserted by Koch as a 'watermark' of sorts. Does anyone know for sure?


Ben, in reading Vito`s post above, I realized I`d completely forgotten about this. It`s not a big deal, at least to me, but the brief piece of music from Face To Face does play on the Koch Big Gundown disc. Thought I should correct myself, although I`m certain you`ll still be very happy with the set if you pick it up. That`s the only audio glitch in the set that I`m aware of.
Just to reinforce what Andrew said, if I hadn't been so familiar with the film, I doubt that I would have even noticed the short piece of music from FACCIA A FACCIA: it only appears for a couple of seconds, and to be honest it almost fits the scene like a glove--but if you're familiar with the films' scores, it stands out like a sore thumb. However, it certainly wouldn't hamper your enjoyment of the film; it's just a strange anomaly.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Nuno on 19 Oct 2012 - 11:24
3 Discs German Mediabook(24 Pages)
Disc 1: Blu-ray, 110 min version.
(Language: English; Italian and German. Subtitles: English and German).
Disc 2: DVD, 106 min version.
(Language: English; Italian and German. Subtitles: English and German).
Disc 3: DVD/Special Features: Soundtrack; Documentary with Solima and Milian(Italian language with English Subtitles); And 40 min Lee Van Cleef trailers.

(http://i50.tinypic.com/25gbfhh.jpg)
(http://i48.tinypic.com/2wegjr6.jpg)
(http://i45.tinypic.com/35aja7n.jpg)
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Butcher on 19 Oct 2012 - 17:58
Placed my order for both Big Gundown and Face To Face from Explosive Media last week. Love SWs but have not seen them yet, so looking forward to it. My expectations are extremely high, hope i wont be disappointed.

By the way, is the Explosive Media releases uncut? Did not look it up before placing my order, just assumed.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: demented_uk on 19 Oct 2012 - 22:04
Watching at the minute and have to say that I'm disappointed with the picture quality, the US Blu-Ray of The Grand Duel looked much better. (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/20/eva8e8en.jpg)
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: demented_uk on 19 Oct 2012 - 23:19
What an absolutely fucking brilliant film. Without doubt the best Spaghetti Western I have seen after the Leone films. Tomas Milian was superb.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Butcher on 20 Oct 2012 - 09:22
I want my copy now. Ordered it aprox 7 days ago, still hasnt been shipped  >:(
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Luca Canali on 20 Oct 2012 - 18:27
20 Euros is a pretty good price for a set like that (Amazon.de). I'll be ordering a copy this weekend. A Top 20...maybe Top 10 Western for me which I certainly don't mind triple dipping for.


@ Butcher - The longer Italian edition of the film is featured in this set, so no issue with cuts.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: fenriz on 20 Oct 2012 - 18:38
Also ordered this one, can't wait to arrive!  Faccia a faccia is also on mediabook blu ray ?? i can't find it, only a 2 dvd version!
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Butcher on 20 Oct 2012 - 18:39
Great!  :-X If just dtm.at could ship my package. Maybe i should have ordered it from amazon...

Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Butcher on 20 Oct 2012 - 18:42
I think Face To Face is only on dvd i´m afraid.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 20 Oct 2012 - 18:51
I think Face To Face is only on dvd i´m afraid.
You're right, over here Eureka were going to put out a Blu but the elements or whatever weren't good enough so they just released a DVD. I should imagine it's the same transfer.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Hellochas on 20 Oct 2012 - 20:08
I'm holding out for the Grindhouse restoration which will smoke this version.
 
Quote
Sony Pictures’ restoration of Sergio Solima’s THE BIG GUNDOWN will receive its international premiere in a new 4K restoration featuring the original Italian soundtrack. The screening will take place on 20th October.

https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=B5D6674B-1C6B-4614-BF95-DE3B3A58F38D&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=DA5E0E55-8FBE-4753-962E-7A1AB95922E5 (https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=B5D6674B-1C6B-4614-BF95-DE3B3A58F38D&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=DA5E0E55-8FBE-4753-962E-7A1AB95922E5)
 
 
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Sundance on 20 Oct 2012 - 20:19
Is there a reason to believe the Explosive Media Big Gundown Blu-Ray isn't from this Sony Restoration?  Ulrich Bruckner was at Sony before founding Explosive Media early this year.

And the restoration was already played in New York in June I think.


About Face to Face:
You're right, over here Eureka were going to put out a Blu but the elements or whatever weren't good enough so they just released a DVD. I should imagine it's the same transfer.

Yeah hard to imagine they would have used some other transfer for this new disc but I'm sure Eureka didn't filter all the grain away (while Explosive Media did [based on screenshots] and according to German forums it looks worse than the old Koch disc). This new EM disc has English audio track though, I just don't know about the quality compared to the old Japanese release but apparently some part(s) of the track are missing (http://disc.yourwebapps.com/discussion.cgi?disc=160642;article=175129;title=Spaghetti%20Western%20Web%20Board) (even though present on the Japanese disc).
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: fenriz on 20 Oct 2012 - 22:23
Ok thx for the info on faccia a faccia, i'll keep the french dvd and not buy again the german disc!
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 20 Oct 2012 - 23:06
Someone was trying to get $250 for one before!!!!!!!! Greedy  :(
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: medway garage on 22 Oct 2012 - 20:52
Did anyone go to the London Film Festival screening, was it entirely in english ?
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Bronson on 24 Oct 2012 - 22:57
I went to the screening.

The whole film was subtitled.

In his introduction Sir Christopher Frayling said it was a chance to see Lee Van Cleef speaking English whilst being dubbed into Italian then being subtitled back into English.

Cheers,

Bronson
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 24 Oct 2012 - 23:14
The whole film was subtitled.
I thought it would be. As far as I know the longer cut doesn't exist in English.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Hellochas on 25 Oct 2012 - 04:32
What was the picture quality like at the cinema screening?
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Bronson on 25 Oct 2012 - 14:25
What was the picture quality like at the cinema screening?

I thought it was excellent, though it's the first time I'd ever seen the film. There was a man from the restoration team from Columbia (whose name I forget) who'd flown over for the screening. I think he said that they had found a positive taken from an original print in their archives and that it was in much better condition than the print supplied from an Italian Film archive. Also, I believe that their source for the soundtrack was of a similarly first-rate pedigree.

Though it wasn't mentioned and I can only speculate, I'm guessing that with all of the work they've put into this version then it might see a DVD release from them.

Bronson.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Hellochas on 25 Oct 2012 - 17:47
I suspect that this will be the best verison when it comes out.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 25 Oct 2012 - 22:26
Though it wasn't mentioned and I can only speculate, I'm guessing that with all of the work they've put into this version then it might see a DVD release from them.
It's set for a Blu Ray in the States and there is already one in Germany. Not sure if they are the same master or not though.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Hellochas on 26 Oct 2012 - 04:12
I think someone previously mentioned that the picture quality on the German Blu was a bit underwhelming.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Luca Canali on 27 Oct 2012 - 17:53
I think someone previously mentioned that the picture quality on the German Blu was a bit underwhelming.


Watched my copy of the Explosive Media Blu Ray this afternoon. No complaints from me regarding the picture although the English dub was a bit crackly in places. Most notably when Cuchillo is having a conversation with his hooker wife in bed. I'm generally quite pleased with the set. Certainly the best version for now anyway.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 27 Oct 2012 - 17:55
Sef, does it go to Italian with subs for the scenes that don't exist it English or has it got both cuts of the film on it?
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Luca Canali on 27 Oct 2012 - 18:57
Sef, does it go to Italian with subs for the scenes that don't exist it English or has it got both cuts of the film on it?


Yes, it does. It switches to Italian audio with English subs for those scenes. The Blu Ray presents the 110 min cut of the film whereas the DVD runs for 106 mins. Haven't checked the DVD properly but it's the same set up as above i.e. Italian audio & Eng subs for those scenes.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 27 Oct 2012 - 19:33
Sef, does it go to Italian with subs for the scenes that don't exist it English or has it got both cuts of the film on it?


Yes, it does. It switches to Italian audio with English subs for those scenes. The Blu Ray presents the 110 min cut of the film whereas the DVD runs for 106 mins. Haven't checked the DVD properly but it's the same set up as above i.e. Italian audio & Eng subs for those scenes.
cheers mate  :P
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Sundance on 29 Oct 2012 - 15:56
If the caps here http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=6653042&postcount=40 (http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=6653042&postcount=40) are accurate*, doesn't impress me at all. I AM DISAPPOINTED. :-[ I now can't believe this would have anything to do with the Sony restoration (unless Sony's regular people were on holidays during the restoration... :D ). But as I mentioned earlier, Brucker has just barely left Sony, and must have been aware of the restoration so I don't know why they would use any other master.

The grain structure makes me think of an older DVD era master. But I don't know.

* Don't view the caps in Firefox unless you have changed the value of gfx.color_management.mode from 2 to 0. ;D If it is still 2 (which is default) it will show these caps incorrectly. :-*
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Hellochas on 29 Oct 2012 - 18:38
That looks like a DVD transfer to me. To compare, look at this 1080P image from The Searchers:
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews38/blu-ray%20the%20searchers/b3.jpg (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews38/blu-ray%20the%20searchers/b3.jpg)
I can only say this. I watched the restored version of Gone with the Pope at the cinema last year, and it was nothing short of stunning. The same team who restored and colour-corrected Pope have also done The Big Gundown; I'm not joking, but if Pope is anything to go by Gundown will be nothing short of amazing. This gang can make lemonade from lemons.
 
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Paul on 29 Oct 2012 - 19:18
Off topic, I know, how was GONE WITH THE POPE, Martin? Any idea what Grindhouse plans to do with it?
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Post by: Hellochas on 29 Oct 2012 - 20:17
Not sure what Grindhouse's plans are, hopefully a blu ray will be in the works, but the film was an absolute hoot. Nothing short of an exploitation classic, which had (and I kid you not) a kick-ass heavy rock soundtrack composed by Duke Mitchel's son.
GONE WITH THE POPE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQqZKd_72C0#)
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Paul on 29 Oct 2012 - 22:09
Sounds great! Cheers.
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Post by: fenriz on 02 Nov 2012 - 07:57
If the caps here [url]http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=6653042&postcount=40[/url] ([url]http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=6653042&postcount=40[/url]) are accurate*, doesn't impress me at all. I AM DISAPPOINTED. :-[ I now can't believe this would have anything to do with the Sony restoration (unless Sony's regular people were on holidays during the restoration... :D ). But as I mentioned earlier, Brucker has just barely left Sony, and must have been aware of the restoration so I don't know why they would use any other master.

The grain structure makes me think of an older DVD era master. But I don't know.

* Don't view the caps in Firefox unless you have changed the value of gfx.color_management.mode from 2 to 0. ;D If it is still 2 (which is default) it will show these caps incorrectly. :-*



Why don't you post the next page on blu ray com ? Blu-ray is by far superior than all dvds!

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=203946&page=3 (http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=203946&page=3)
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Post by: Mr. SC on 31 Jan 2013 - 05:57
Has anyone here tried playing the trailers on the Explosive Media Blu Ray? I've tried it on three different Blu Ray players and the disc just locks up.
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Post by: Vito Cipriani on 31 Jan 2013 - 09:57
Has anyone here tried playing the trailers on the Explosive Media Blu Ray? I've tried it on three different Blu Ray players and the disc just locks up.
They played fine on both of my players (a Tosh and a PS3).
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Collins on 26 Apr 2013 - 11:43
Just got this for £ 21, hope its good at that price.
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Post by: Collins on 29 Apr 2013 - 08:54
Well arrived a couple of days ago and well worth the money.  Compared the dvd and the BD and have to admit theres a big difference in image quality.
Watched it in the english dub but would recommend watching it italian with subs as theres an awful lot of switching back and forth from english to italian.
As for the film id never seen it before and it lived up to expectations, its simply one of the greatest westerns ever made. Recommended.
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Post by: ecc on 13 May 2013 - 17:35
Also forthcoming from Grindhouse Releasing (late 2013/early 2014).
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Post by: ecc on 07 Oct 2013 - 16:11
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91Ndn6oUdvL._SL1500_.jpg)

Blu-ray/DVD/CD (not sure what the fourth disc is).
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Post by: Longsden on 07 Oct 2013 - 22:41
A disc with nothing but Milian dancing.......for hours. HD of course
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Post by: Russell22 on 08 Oct 2013 - 11:55
Four Disc Deluxe Limited Edition Combo Pack - Two Blu-rays, One DVD And One Bonus CD

Spectacular New 2K Digital Restoration Of The Original Uncensored English Language Version, Newly Expanded With Three Additional Scenes

LA RESA DEI CONTI - The Complete, 110 Minute Director's Cut Presented In Italian With Optional English Bubtitles And Special Musical Subtitles

Bonus CD - THE BIG GUNDOWN - Original Soundtrack By Ennio Morricone

Compelling In-Depth Interviews With Director Sergio Sollima, Star Tomas Milian And Screenwriter Sergio Donati (ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST)

Audio Commentary By Western Film Experts C. Courtney Joyner And Henry C. Parke

Liner Notes By C. Courtney Joyner And Euro-Music Expert Gergely Hubai

Extensive Still Galleries, Trailers And TV Spots
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Post by: Hellochas on 15 Oct 2013 - 21:10
Wonder what those 'Bubtitles' are?
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Post by: Hellochas on 01 Dec 2013 - 12:49
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1463982_554011134674516_1133508862_n.jpg)

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Post by: Paul on 01 Dec 2013 - 17:10
You got this, Martin?
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Post by: Hellochas on 02 Dec 2013 - 05:57
It's from their Facebook page. But it's a must buy when it does come out.
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Post by: Paul on 02 Dec 2013 - 08:04
It's from their Facebook page. But it's a must buy when it does come out.

Cheers - I have the Swiss (or is it German release) but may sell that to get this one. The other Grindhouse Blu-ray releases are great and well worth picking up if you've not already.
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 02 Dec 2013 - 09:16
Cheers - I have the Swiss (or is it German release)
German  :D

Explosive media (http://www.explosive-media.com/de/ueber-uns/)
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Post by: fenriz on 02 Dec 2013 - 10:33
Wild side also released this not so long ago, don't know how it look compared to the Explosive set but they may have done some more restoration on it! packaging is gorgeous too!

Btw iam fine with the Explosive set, have to check their new Sabata blu ray!
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Longsden on 02 Dec 2013 - 10:33
How quick is Diabolik's delivery turn around to the UK?
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Post by: logboy on 02 Dec 2013 - 10:40
How quick is Diabolik's delivery turn around to the UK?

$5 or so cheaper at importcds - i've got a preorder there.

also worth remembering that amazon UK marketplaces sellers located in the USA are handy. wait for release and check how comparable those prices are?
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Russell22 on 02 Dec 2013 - 12:01
Diabolik are pretty quick to dispatch, but you're at the mercy of the post office as to how long it comes. My expierence is usually around 9 days (ish) Yeah Amazon marketplace sellers are mostly where i get all my U.S discs from as they subsidise shipping
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Jonny on 02 Dec 2013 - 13:21
How quick is Diabolik's delivery turn around to the UK?

$5 or so cheaper at importcds - i've got a preorder there.

also worth remembering that amazon UK marketplaces sellers located in the USA are handy. wait for release and check how comparable those prices are?

Usually I'd hold out to save a couple of quid but this is limited and I don't want to miss out.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: logboy on 02 Dec 2013 - 14:53
How quick is Diabolik's delivery turn around to the UK?

$5 or so cheaper at importcds - i've got a preorder there.

also worth remembering that amazon UK marketplaces sellers located in the USA are handy. wait for release and check how comparable those prices are?

Usually I'd hold out to save a couple of quid but this is limited and I don't want to miss out.

i've got a preorder at importcds, and i don't want to miss the disc either.

problem with diabolikdvd price is that it edges over the £15 limit for us in the UK.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 02 Dec 2013 - 15:35
Diabolikdvd are customs friendly - and you don't need to ask them either.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Jonny on 07 Dec 2013 - 10:47
Mine shipped from Diabolik yesterday  :'(
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Post by: bdc on 07 Dec 2013 - 11:11
http://www.mondo-digital.com/gundown.html (http://www.mondo-digital.com/gundown.html)
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Russell22 on 09 Dec 2013 - 07:34
Mine shipped from Diabolik yesterday  :'(

Jonny, how do you know yours shipped? Diabolik don't send any confirmation for overseas customers? Is there a way to find out?
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Longsden on 09 Dec 2013 - 08:51
Boom ordered! Not a chance I am sleeping on this release
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Jonny on 09 Dec 2013 - 13:21
Mine shipped from Diabolik yesterday  :'(

Jonny, how do you know yours shipped? Diabolik don't send any confirmation for overseas customers? Is there a way to find out?

I got an email on Friday saying my order was 'now processing' so went to the website, checked the order on there and it said that it had been despatched.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 09 Dec 2013 - 13:54
Mine shipped from Diabolik yesterday  :'(


Jonny, how do you know yours shipped? Diabolik don't send any confirmation for overseas customers? Is there a way to find out?


I got an email on Friday saying my order was 'now processing' so went to the website, checked the order on there and it said that it had been despatched.
Where do you look on there to see? I paid 16th November and I can't find any order history but I get this:

(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq98/spara73/spara2/Screenshot2013-12-09at144701.png)
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Post by: Hellochas on 09 Dec 2013 - 15:03
Rather disappointed that this does not feature the integral version. I'll wait for the inevitable Arrow release.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Jonny on 09 Dec 2013 - 17:24
Where do you look on there to see? I paid 16th November and I can't find any order history but I get this:

([url]http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq98/spara73/spara2/Screenshot2013-12-09at144701.png[/url])


Log In...

(http://imageshack.us/a/img36/107/o3i0.jpg)

Go to your account...

(http://imageshack.us/a/img24/3633/5j50.jpg)

At the bottom of the page is the order details...

(http://imageshack.us/a/img801/7021/hid0.jpg)

EDIT: I wasn't being cheeky pointing this out in this manner BTW, just showing how I looked it up on the website.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Jonny on 09 Dec 2013 - 19:49
Rather disappointed that this does not feature the integral version. I'll wait for the inevitable Arrow release.

The Grindhouse one features the longer cut in Italian only (doesn't it? I'm sure that's what the Mondo Digital review says) so you're saying you're holding out for the longer hybrid version with English language and English sub for the Italian only bit? I can handle just having the longer cut solely in Italian.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Hellochas on 09 Dec 2013 - 20:19
From DVD Savant:

Quote
Ulrich Bruckner of Explosive Media has years of experience in home video and is a major authority on Spaghetti westerns. This matters because his releases pay attention to detail that studios, for some reason, can't or won't trouble themselves with. This edition puts a lot of effort into a multi-lingual presentation: German, Italian, English. The German version is the default. The long Italian version is uncut and complete in picture and sound: choose this option and the show plays straight.

Choose German (which was slightly cut) or English (grossly cut) and interesting things begin to happen. It looks as if Columbia accepted an English-dubbed version from Alberto Grimaldi's Italian production company, cut it down to double-bill length, and threw out the audio trims. This Blu-ray plays the entire 110-minute picture, with the surviving English portions synchronized properly. When an Italian-only segment comes up, it may be a whole scene or a just a single dialogue line. For those sections the language reverts to Italian and English subtitles pop up.

The result is the uncut show Spaghetti fans want to see, with an instant lesson in studio digest-version editing techniques. Little pieces were pulled out of dialogue scenes, lines that add depth to the characters. I presume that the American cut also dropped a lot of non-dialogue material, but it's impossible to figure out what those pieces might be. The only odd cut I hear in the tracks is the segue to the last music cue, which seems rather rough. Of course, it's possible that it always was a bit rough, in all versions
.

(My emphasis)

To my mind there is simply no point in releasing this half-baked verison having to listen to some rubbish dubbing. I want to hear Lee Van Cleef!  :)
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Hellochas on 09 Dec 2013 - 20:46
I've found two (similar) frames to compare the two versions:

(Grindhouse)
http://10kbullets.com/images/2013/12/biggundownbr-05.jpg (http://10kbullets.com/images/2013/12/biggundownbr-05.jpg)

(German)
http://postimg.org/image/v4nbl06zz/full/ (http://postimg.org/image/v4nbl06zz/full/)

The Grindhouse releasing has more information on all 4 sides and much better colours. The German version is a tad sharper on the other hand showing more detail (look at the branches at the top of the screen).

From the caps. mind…
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Jonny on 09 Dec 2013 - 21:12
From DVD Savant:

Quote
Ulrich Bruckner of Explosive Media has years of experience in home video and is a major authority on Spaghetti westerns. This matters because his releases pay attention to detail that studios, for some reason, can't or won't trouble themselves with. This edition puts a lot of effort into a multi-lingual presentation: German, Italian, English. The German version is the default. The long Italian version is uncut and complete in picture and sound: choose this option and the show plays straight.

Choose German (which was slightly cut) or English (grossly cut) and interesting things begin to happen. It looks as if Columbia accepted an English-dubbed version from Alberto Grimaldi's Italian production company, cut it down to double-bill length, and threw out the audio trims. This Blu-ray plays the entire 110-minute picture, with the surviving English portions synchronized properly. When an Italian-only segment comes up, it may be a whole scene or a just a single dialogue line. For those sections the language reverts to Italian and English subtitles pop up.

The result is the uncut show Spaghetti fans want to see, with an instant lesson in studio digest-version editing techniques. Little pieces were pulled out of dialogue scenes, lines that add depth to the characters. I presume that the American cut also dropped a lot of non-dialogue material, but it's impossible to figure out what those pieces might be. The only odd cut I hear in the tracks is the segue to the last music cue, which seems rather rough. Of course, it's possible that it always was a bit rough, in all versions
.

(My emphasis)

To my mind there is simply no point in releasing this half-baked version having to listen to some rubbish dubbing. I want to hear Lee Van Cleef!  :)

Fair play, I can see your point. I'm a seriously low level Spaghetti Western fan so these things never even registered on my radar and will almost likely not affect my enjoyment of the Grindhouse Blu-ray. But I can see where it might bother a lot of fans of this film.
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 09 Dec 2013 - 22:04
Where do you look on there to see? I paid 16th November and I can't find any order history but I get this:

([url]http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq98/spara73/spara2/Screenshot2013-12-09at144701.png[/url])


Log In...

([url]http://imageshack.us/a/img36/107/o3i0.jpg[/url])

Go to your account...

([url]http://imageshack.us/a/img24/3633/5j50.jpg[/url])

At the bottom of the page is the order details...

([url]http://imageshack.us/a/img801/7021/hid0.jpg[/url])

EDIT: I wasn't being cheeky pointing this out in this manner BTW, just showing how I looked it up on the website.
Cheers, Jonny.

Jesse at Diabolik got back to me and said that paypal payments don't always show up as orders placed when you look but they are aware the purchase has been made. I was concerned that I'd paid and it hadn't gone through.
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Post by: Jonny on 14 Dec 2013 - 15:09
Mine arrived this morning  :'(
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Post by: Jonny on 14 Dec 2013 - 22:25
Just watched the directors cut. Looks mint, what a film!
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 14 Dec 2013 - 22:36
what a film!
Fantastic isn't it.
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 14 Dec 2013 - 22:45
(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq98/spara73/spara2/012435.jpg)

(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq98/spara73/spara2/Test014-1.jpg)
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Post by: Jonny on 14 Dec 2013 - 23:19
I was thinking about your Almeria pics while I was watching it!
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 14 Dec 2013 - 23:27
I was thinking about your Almeria pics while I was watching it!
:-\
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Jonny on 14 Dec 2013 - 23:43
what a film!
Fantastic isn't it.

I'd forgotten how good it was, not seen it for maybe 10 years. It's a winner, TOP TIER spaghetti and a hands down all time favourite film of mine from now on. The Blu looks terrific.
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Post by: demented_uk on 15 Dec 2013 - 08:04
Mine arrived from DiabolikDVD yesterday, albeit with a completely crushed case. I'm going to watch it over the Christmas break. This could possibly be my favourite spaghetti western. I love the Leone films, but there is something more original about the storyline in THE BIG GUNDOWN, better pacing and what an ending. I also ordered the German/Swiss Blus of SABATA and DEATH RIDES A HORSE as a little Christmas treat to myself. Never seen either, but am looking forward to a spaghetti western Christmas.
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Post by: Russell22 on 16 Dec 2013 - 07:30
Mine came on saturday too. Haven't watched the film itself yet, but did watch the Tomas Milian interview which was excellent and recorded this year. There's an error on the listing for it, saying it was rcorded in 2001, it's bang upto date.  ::)
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Post by: Graham on 05 Jan 2014 - 12:57
Got my copy en route from the States at the moment. Am I right in thinking that this release makes the Franco Cleef redundant? Thanks.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Vito Cipriani on 05 Jan 2014 - 23:50
Got my copy en route from the States at the moment. Am I right in thinking that this release makes the Franco Cleef redundant? Thanks.
As far as I know, Paul, the US BD presents the longer domestic cut solely in Italian with English subtitles, whereas the Franco Cleef version uses the English dub but drops into Italian for some sequences which were never included in the original English-language export version.

The German BD, on the other hand, includes both Italian and English dubs (with the latter containing about 20 minutes of Italian dialogue, with English subs - as per the Franco Cleef DVD-R).

If, like me, you prefer to watch the longer domestic cut in English (or with as much of the film in English as possible), you'll either want to hang onto the Franco Cleef disc or pick up the German BD.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Graham on 07 Jan 2014 - 17:11

Got my copy en route from the States at the moment. Am I right in thinking that this release makes the Franco Cleef redundant? Thanks.
As far as I know, Paul, the US BD presents the longer domestic cut solely in Italian with English subtitles, whereas the Franco Cleef version uses the English dub but drops into Italian for some sequences which were never included in the original English-language export version.

The German BD, on the other hand, includes both Italian and English dubs (with the latter containing about 20 minutes of Italian dialogue, with English subs - as per the Franco Cleef DVD-R).

If, like me, you prefer to watch the longer domestic cut in English (or with as much of the film in English as possible), you'll either want to hang onto the Franco Cleef disc or pick up the German BD.

Thanks for the reply. I'll try and fit the Franco Cleef disc into the box then, if there's room. Oh, and I'm not called Paul. 😃
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Vito Cipriani on 07 Jan 2014 - 21:12
Sorry, Graham! I saw the avatar and for some reason thought it was Paul's (not mine; I know I'm Paul too; but the other Paul :-\ ). Glad to help anyway.

Oh, and don't call me Shirley  :-\
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 01 Jul 2015 - 17:04
Sergio Sollima has sadly passed away at the grand old age of 94.

R.I.P. Sergio, you were one of the greats.
Title: Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 01 Jul 2015 - 21:23
RIP Sergio Sollima. One of my favourite directors... What an age, what a legacy.