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Title: The Great Silence / Il grande silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 08 Jul 2007 - 15:08
GREAT SILENCE, THE 1968- IL GRANDE SILENZIO

Jean Louis Trintignant, Klaus Kinski, Vonetta McGee, Frank Wolff, Luigi Pistilli

Sergio Corbucci’s best, IMO about a mysterious gunfighter named Silence who is after a gang of ruthless bounty hunters using the law as a means to masquerade their murder sprees.

One of the most downbeat and depressing cinematic experiences you’re ever likely to see. Even knowing how the film ends still does not prepare you for its power to shock you into a numbing state of doubt at what you have seen. Frank Wolff plays the law abiding sheriff and the only character outside of Silence who could be a foil for the bad guys.

Klaus Kinski in his greatest western performance as the lead heavy shows what he can do as the psychotic killer Loco (El Tigrero in the Italian version). He dominates the film and nearly succeeds in making it HIS film. Kinski is a deceitful and deceptive man who uses the notion of bounties for the good of the law as a means to cover up his gleefully murderous tendencies. He uses tricks to lure out his prey and even tortures some before killing to gain information. He is a sadistic killer with a free roaming license for mass slaughter with a personality that cries out for a bounty to be (rightfully) placed on his own head. But his character is calculating and cunning biding his time before the more difficult kills. Never is Loco's true villainous side more apparent than in the scene where the sheriff sees him for what he is and attempts to transfer Loco to prison. Only Loco has other plans for the sheriff.

There really isn't a lot to say for Trintignant. He is fine in the role which doesn't require him to speak but he is a memorable presence when he is in his imposing garb and brandishing his unusual pistol. The only times that Silence is brutally effective is when his gun is in his hand. Outside of this, he is a very vulnerable hero. Again, the finale involving Silence and his fateful appointment with Loco is one of the most emotionally powerful sequences I've ever seen. Even to reveal what happens doesn't do the scene justice.

A ferocious and callous film that goes against the grain refusing to allow good to triumph over evil. A bonafide gothic horror western similar in look to Mario Bava’s ‘Wurdulak’ segment in his THREE FACES OF FEAR. From the costuming to the overall sense of fear and dread. It certainly seems likely that Corbucci may have channeled Bava's classic during the shoot.

The first Italian western to be shot entirely in a snow bound location, this adds to the desolate and isolated feeling of hopelessness the film forces upon you. The scenes shot on studio sets utilizing fake snow lend the film a fairy tale quality that does not deviate from the atmosphere of dread brought on by the expansive scenes of the elements pounding the characters into madness or death.

At the behest of nervous producers, Corbucci was asked to shoot an alternate ending for other markets that would not tolerate such a brutal finish. According to Howard Hughes exhaustive book ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE ITALIAN WEST, there was a rumor that Clint Eastwood was going to remake the film but nothing ever came of it. The film failed in Italy but was successful in Germany and France but could not secure US distribution.

During the production of the film, Kinski had an ongoing affair with the lead actress Vonetta McGee whom, according to his autobiography, was also lusted after (but to no avail) by Marlon Brando during the same time.

Also of note considering the popularity of Italo westerns in Japan, there was a TV show in Japan in 1973 entitled THE MUTE SAMURAI that ran for 26 episodes which is EXTREMELY similar in tone to the film THE GREAT SILENCE. An incredibly violent and bleak series with a similar storyline to SILENCE. It's also amazing what the Japanese can get away with on television. This show is also recommended if you are a fan of samurai cinema.

THE GREAT SILENCE has FINALLY, after so many years, been making the rounds on US cable television being seen on IFC and reportedly, the Encore Western Channel. Simply the highest recommendation.
Title: Re: The Great Silence/Il Grande Silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: Jonny on 08 Jul 2007 - 15:28
I'm pretty certain that I heard that Trintignant's character wasn't originally supposed to be a mute and that it was written into the screenplay due to Trintignant having difficulty with the language barrier, he couldn't speak English or Italian. Anyone heard this before?
Title: Re: The Great Silence/Il Grande Silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: LANZETTA on 08 Jul 2007 - 15:36
I'm pretty certain that I heard that Trintignant's character wasn't originally supposed to be a mute and that it was written into the screenplay due to Trintignant having difficulty with the language barrier, he couldn't speak English or Italian. Anyone heard this before?
That story sounds familiar.I'll see if there's anything mentioned about this in Howard Hughes ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE ITALIAN WEST.
Title: Re: The Great Silence/Il Grande Silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: R-T-C Tim on 08 Jul 2007 - 16:19
I wouldn't have thought that would be a problem, everyone was post-dubbed anyway.

I love the film, ranking it as one of my favourite Spaghetti Westerns (although not one you want to watch too often). The British DVD is best (amazingly), with the superior Italian soundtrack alongside the English one. (My DVD review - The Great Silence (http://mondo-esoterica.net/Great%20Silence.html)).

If you watch the SW documentary Westerns Italian Style, there is some great behind the scenes footage of this film - it is on the Blue Underground USA "Run, Man, Run" DVD or the Koch Media Germany "Spara, Gringo, Spara" DVD.
Title: Re: The Great Silence/Il Grande Silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: Jonny on 08 Jul 2007 - 16:21
I wouldn't have thought that would be a problem, everyone was post-dubbed anyway.

Fair point, I'm just voicing a niggling thought that I had in my head...
Title: Re: The Great Silence/Il Grande Silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 08 Jul 2007 - 16:31
I wouldn't have thought that would be a problem, everyone was post-dubbed anyway.

I love the film, ranking it as one of my favourite Spaghetti Westerns (although not one you want to watch too often). The British DVD is best (amazingly), with the superior Italian soundtrack alongside the English one. (My DVD review - The Great Silence ([url]http://mondo-esoterica.net/Great%20Silence.html[/url])).

If you watch the SW documentary Westerns Italian Style, there is some great behind the scenes footage of this film - it is on the Blue Underground USA "Run, Man, Run" DVD or the Koch Media Germany "Spara, Gringo, Spara" DVD.


A great doc that one! Wasn't Chuck Conners narrating as well? Haven't watched it in some time.
Title: Re: The Great Silence/Il grande silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: Mart85 on 08 Jul 2007 - 16:34
It was Frank Wolff who narrated it.  Though Chuck Conners does crop up in a interview.
Title: Re: The Great Silence/Il grande silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: The Hunchback on 08 Jul 2007 - 21:51
It was Frank Wolff who narrated it.  Though Chuck Conners does crop up in a interview.



which reminds me, I have to see the Chuck Connor's spaghetti western "kill them all and come back alone" directed by Casterllari.
My dvd is hard to watch though. :(
Title: Re: The Great Silence/Il Grande Silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: LANZETTA on 09 Jul 2007 - 22:09
I'm pretty certain that I heard that Trintignant's character wasn't originally supposed to be a mute and that it was written into the screenplay due to Trintignant having difficulty with the language barrier, he couldn't speak English or Italian. Anyone heard this before?
Yes Howard Hughes hints at this story in his book saying about the French production company Les Films Corona wanted Trintignant in the movie,the problem being he couldn't speak English "but Sergio Corbucci hit upon a foolproof idea-a mute hero".

Still if Leone managed to film FISTFUL OF DOLLARS with actors speaking English,German and Italian lines i cannot see why Trintignant only speaking French was a problem. :(
Title: Re: The Great Silence/Il grande silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 09 Jul 2007 - 22:17
Also, these movies were always marketed with US audiences in mind which is why the films would often be shot in english and the actors that could not speak the language would fake it even just mumbling the alphabet or mouthing off numbers which would have the english dialog dubbed in later.
Title: Re: The Great Silence/Il grande silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: LANZETTA on 10 Jul 2007 - 12:02
This discussions begs the question,did Frenchman Johnny Halliday speak English dialogue in Corbucci's THE SPECIALISTS?

I'd like to know a lot more about Corbucci's lesser known sw's and its about time someone wrote a book about him and his movies. >:(
Title: Re: The Great Silence/Il Grande Silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: Jonny on 10 Jul 2007 - 14:43
I'm pretty certain that I heard that Trintignant's character wasn't originally supposed to be a mute and that it was written into the screenplay due to Trintignant having difficulty with the language barrier, he couldn't speak English or Italian. Anyone heard this before?
Yes Howard Hughes hints at this story in his book saying about the French production company Les Films Corona wanted Trintignant in the movie,the problem being he couldn't speak English "but Sergio Corbucci hit upon a foolproof idea-a mute hero".

Result! Thanks for tracking that info down Lanzetta! I knew I hadn't imagined it!
Title: Re: The Great Silence/Il Grande Silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: Mart85 on 10 Jul 2007 - 16:09
Still if Leone managed to film FISTFUL OF DOLLARS with actors speaking English,German and Italian lines i cannot see why Trintignant only speaking French was a problem. :(

Yeah, on the set of THE GREAT SILENCE he even says himself it isn't a problem in that documentary that's on one of the BU DVDs.  Just gets them to count, he says ''it's all the same.  That's why I hate wetserns''.
Title: Re: The Great Silence/Il Grande Silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: LANZETTA on 10 Jul 2007 - 16:19
Yeah, on the set of THE GREAT SILENCE he even says himself it isn't a problem in that documentary that's on one of the BU DVDs.  Just gets them to count, he says ''it's all the same.  That's why I hate wetserns''.
Yes thats on the sw documenaty on the RUN MAN RUN dvd.

Corbucci even imported several  gallons of shaving foam to provide snow in that western town. :-X
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Post by: Vito Cipriani on 18 Jan 2008 - 10:47
I love the film, ranking it as one of my favourite Spaghetti Westerns (although not one you want to watch too often). The British DVD is best (amazingly), with the superior Italian soundtrack alongside the English one. (My DVD review - The Great Silence ([url]http://mondo-esoterica.net/Great%20Silence.html[/url])).

That British DVD is indeed great, and although I've always loved this film the Italian dub really opened my eyes to just how great IL GRANDE SILENZIO is.

When I first saw the movie, via its screening on Moviedrome in 1989/1990 (or thereabouts) it carried the title THE BIG SILENCE (which I like a little bit more than THE GREAT SILENCE), but aside from the BBC's reshowing of the film in 1996 I haven't seen the film under the title THE BIG SILENCE since then. Does anyone know the story about the two English language titles?
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Post by: Gary B. on 16 May 2008 - 08:18
I just ordered this recent Japanese reissue by SPO:
(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/7613/51wrdkceqclss500hb1qk5.jpg)

Here are the specs according to Amazon.jp:
Language: Italian, English and Japanese
Subtitles: Italian and English
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Run Time: 105 minutes

I know the U.S./Fantomas DVD is 1.66:1 Aspect Ratio / 105 minutes.  I'm wondering if this is cropped, or did they find a new print?  anamorphic??  I took my chances and will let you all know when I get my copy soon.
 :-X

http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000NOKEN6/ (http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000NOKEN6/)
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 16 May 2008 - 09:09
I wonder if it still looks like it was shot through a gauze though?

Neverless a great film and one of Morricone's most beautiful scores imo.
Title: Re: The Great Silence/Il grande silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: Jonny on 16 May 2008 - 09:19
I think the gauze effect is due to the cinematographer using the wrong lenses in certain shots, I'm sure I've read about this before somewhere, so I don't think it can ever be rectified.
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 16 May 2008 - 20:34
Have SPO released box sets again or just certain titles remastered better than before?
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Post by: The Hunchback on 16 May 2008 - 20:36
Have SPO released box sets again or just certain titles remastered better than before?


A Japanese friend of mine told me the DJANGO re-release was no different than the original SPO release and not as good as the BU release.
Title: Re: The Great Silence/Il grande silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: Gary B. on 21 May 2008 - 06:39
here are the details for the new SPO disc that arrived today:

- NON-anamorphic & NO english subs (amazon.jp's info is sadly erroneous).
there are English, Italian and Japanese audio options, but I was really hoping to watch this in Italian with English subs, because the dubbing on the English track is one of the worst I've heard for a film as great as this one. 

- the opening U.S. titles are in English as "The Great Silence", not in Italian as "Il Grande silenzio". 

- seems to be from the same print used before (none of the opening credits are cropped off the edge of the screen like the Fantoma R1 disc, though.).  everything still looks really muted and pale / high contrast.  yes, the gauze effect is still there early in the film.  when I get my new laptop, I'll put up some screen comparisons, as this transfer seems slightly crisper than the R1 disc.

really no reason to buy it unless you're a diehard fan or don't have the old version already.  had I known all this, I would have avoided it completely.  the cover art is nice, though...!
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Post by: Mart85 on 21 May 2008 - 15:51
Thanks for the info Gary.  Shame about it not having the spec that was listed on cdjapan.

I think the French DVD is anamorphic and there is always the UK Eureka DVD if you want to see it in Italian with English subtitles.
Title: Re: The Great Silence / Il grande silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 13 Jan 2010 - 03:17
I've ordered this recent UK release.  Anyone else pick it up?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EQxQlDzmL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

It has an anamorphic transfer, Italian and English audio and English subs.  Spaghetti Western Data base says the transfer is improved, though I believe it may be a little cropped from 1.66:1 to 1:78:1.

The Great Silence - Amazon.co.uk (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002KM9V3I/ref=nosim?tag=lovelockandlo-21)

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Grande_silenzio,_Il/DVD
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 13 Jan 2010 - 09:17
I'll have to get that, i've got it in one of the Macaroni box sets from Japan but it's not anamorphic.
Title: Re: The Great Silence / Il grande silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: Paul on 13 Jan 2010 - 09:31
I have the Fantoma release. There was some talk of this release on Marc's Cult Movie Forums just the other day...

Digital Classics are a decent company. I have two of their other discs: The Warren Beatty Brit Crime caper KALEIDOSCOPE and Ken Russell's LISZTOMANIA. Both are nice releases.
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Post by: Jonny on 13 Jan 2010 - 09:47

It has an anamorphic transfer, Italian and English audio and English subs.  Spaghetti Western Data base says the transfer is improved, though I believe it may be a little cropped from 1.66:1 to 1:78:1.

The Great Silence - Amazon.co.uk ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002KM9V3I/ref=nosim?tag=lovelockandlo-21[/url])



Also to add that the English audio is much better on this new release when compared to the older DVDs.
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Post by: Spaghetti Hero on 13 Jan 2010 - 09:53
Also to add that the English audio is much better on this new release when compared to the older DVDs.
Which doesn't matter as this movie should be watched listening to the Italian dub  ;D

I've got the old English Eureka release which is fine enough for me although non-anamorphic.

Also The Great Silence is a movie that has been released countless times by now so there's a pretty good chance that it will someday get a HD release and that may be really worth picking up.
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 13 Jan 2010 - 12:01
Also The Great Silence is a movie that has been released countless times by now so there's a pretty good chance that it will someday get a HD release and that may be really worth picking up.
I'd say will be  :-\
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Post by: Michael Blanton on 20 Jan 2010 - 20:06
Watched the UK 16x9 Il grande silenzio last night.  Was nice to see it with an anamorphic transfer and Italian audio.  It appears to have the same extras as the Fantoma disc, Short Alex Cox piece, alternate ending and a trailer.
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Post by: Richard C on 21 Jan 2010 - 11:48
Also The Great Silence is a movie that has been released countless times by now so there's a pretty good chance that it will someday get a HD release and that may be really worth picking up.
I'd say will be  :-\
It would be one of the films I'll willingly upgrade to. Think I have both the earlier UK release and the Fantoma disc but I've only watched the UK disc. 
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Post by: djvaso on 18 May 2010 - 14:55
'Il Grande silenzio' will be available on blu-ray disc in Germany on 21th of October. Unfortunately, it seems that the release will not be English friendly.
http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B003MDHNQQ
(http://img.bluray-disc.de/files/filme/Leichen-pflastern-seinen-Weg.jpg)
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 18 May 2010 - 22:38
'Il Grande silenzio' will be available on blu-ray disc in Germany on 21th of October. Unfortunately, it seems that the release will not be English friendly.
[url]http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B003MDHNQQ[/url]
([url]http://img.bluray-disc.de/files/filme/Leichen-pflastern-seinen-Weg.jpg[/url])
Shit!

I saw you posted this on swdb and got excited. :-[
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Post by: ecc on 19 May 2010 - 08:24
'Il Grande silenzio' will be available on blu-ray disc in Germany on 21th of October. Unfortunately, it seems that the release will not be English friendly.
[url]http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B003MDHNQQ[/url]
([url]http://img.bluray-disc.de/files/filme/Leichen-pflastern-seinen-Weg.jpg[/url])
Shit!

I saw you posted this on swdb and got excited. :-[


It does mean an HD master is available.
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Post by: Vito Cipriani on 02 Feb 2011 - 07:43
'Il Grande silenzio' will be available on blu-ray disc in Germany on 21th of October. Unfortunately, it seems that the release will not be English friendly.
[url]http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B003MDHNQQ[/url]
([url]http://img.bluray-disc.de/files/filme/Leichen-pflastern-seinen-Weg.jpg[/url])

Am I right in saying that this German Blu-Ray release never materialised and was cancelled rather than postponed? If so, that's a real shame  :-[
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Post by: Mciver on 06 Mar 2011 - 01:59
This film is just so grim and downbeat, right up there with Cut Throats Nine in displaying the dark side of the west. Does anyone by the way know if Kinsky does his own dubbing on the German soundtrack?
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Post by: unsociable on 08 Mar 2011 - 14:42
Does anyone by the way know if Kinsky does his own dubbing on the German soundtrack?
he doesn't. it's Gerd Martienzen, who also lent his voice to Kinski in a fistful of other movies including "And God Said to Cain" and "Slaughter Hotel". to the German viewer this may sound a bit weird sometimes (at least to me it does) since Martienzen was probably most famous for dubbing French comedian Louis de Funès
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Post by: Michael Blanton on 08 Mar 2011 - 19:05
Does anyone by the way know if Kinsky does his own dubbing on the German soundtrack?
he doesn't. it's Gerd Martienzen, who also lent his voice to Kinski in a fistful of other movies including "And God Said to Cain" and "Slaughter Hotel". to the German viewer this may sound a bit weird sometimes (at least to me it does) since Martienzen was probably most famous for dubbing French comedian Louis de Funès

I believe that Howard Vernon also dubbed Kinski's English tracks on occassion.  The notes on Howard Vernon from Mondo Macbro's LORNA THE EXORCIST, if I remember correctly, list some of the famous folks that Vernon used to dub.
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Post by: caracalla on 11 Jun 2012 - 09:28
I just ordered this via amazon.co.uk (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Great-Silence-Klaus-Kinski/dp/B002KM9V3I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339410016&sr=8-1), am very curious to view this movie for the first time!
Title: Re: The Great Silence / Il grande silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: Paul on 11 Jun 2012 - 11:41
You're in for a treat - it's not called the GREAT Silence for nothing!  :-\
Title: Re: The Great Silence / Il grande silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 11 Jun 2012 - 12:46
You're in for a treat - it's not called the GREAT Silence for nothing!  :-\
Seconded. It's got a beautiful Morricone score too  ::)
Title: Re: The Great Silence / Il grande silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: caracalla on 11 Jun 2012 - 18:48
Amazon just informed me that the movie is on its way....I am organizing a movie night for a friend of mine and this will be on the play list, will let you know what I think of it
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Post by: Longsden on 02 Jul 2012 - 16:00
You're in for a treat - it's not called the GREAT Silence for nothing!  :-\
Seconded. It's got a beautiful Morricone score too  ::)

This soundtrack is one of Morricones best. The main theme is just wonderful and I have convinced the missus to let me have it at our wedding :)
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Post by: Luca Canali on 02 Jul 2012 - 21:31
Top 10 Western for me - and I agree the Morricone score is one of his absolute best. English friendly Bluray would be very welcome...
Title: Re: The Great Silence / Il grande silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: caracalla on 07 Jul 2012 - 11:03
WOW what an incredible dark western and what a role by Klaus Kinski, a real bastard.


Title: Re: The Great Silence / Il grande silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: medway garage on 07 Jul 2012 - 12:27
Finally got hold of the Italian 4-fogli poster for this one yesterday ;

(http://i.imgbox.com/aakRIatC.jpg)

......and here's the Japanese B2 ;

(http://i.imgbox.com/aaonasdE)
Title: Re: The Great Silence / Il grande silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: medway garage on 07 Jul 2012 - 12:49
When i was living in Tokyo in 2010,there was a newly released Japanese CD of the full soundtrack,the Italian Beat CD shares a partial soundtrack with another for an unrelated film.The cover on the expanded Japanese release is the same as the original Italian soundtrack LP with Jean-Louis Trintignant on a horse against a blue sky.

*I did try posting the cover but the link didn't work alas*

Sadly never got around to buying this.These Japanese releases usually have a few bonus tracks exclusive to the Japanese market such as the CD for 'The Fifth Cord'.

Title: Re: The Great Silence / Il grande silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: Longsden on 07 Dec 2012 - 13:07
Anyone pick up the blu ray?
Title: Re: The Great Silence / Il grande silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: demented_uk on 07 Dec 2012 - 13:19
I believe that the release date has been adjusted, it is now coming out on the 6 February 2013.
Title: Re: The Great Silence / Il grande silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: Longsden on 18 Jan 2013 - 16:53
I believe that the release date has been adjusted, it is now coming out on the 6 February 2013.

Looks like it has English audio too
Title: Re: The Great Silence / Il grande silenzio (Sergio Corbucci 1968)
Post by: Vito Cipriani on 18 Jan 2013 - 20:29
The English dub for this isn't too bad, but I much prefer the Italian dub; and whenever I watch the film now, I opt for the Italian dub with English subtitles.

I'm on the fence about buying a Blu-ray that only contains the English dub, but as this is one of my favourite films (not just one of my favourite Italian Westerns), I may just bite the bullet and order it once it's available. I'm waiting to see if any reviews appear first, though.
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Post by: Collins on 05 Mar 2013 - 11:53
This was the first spaghetti western i ever seen when i was about 12. I remember really hating the Kinski character and was stunned at the ending, i just couldnt believe it and was gutted lol.
I didnt know what the film was called and forgot about it until a few years ago it appeared on Film 4. As soon as it started i realized it was that old film from my childhood and its just as powerful as it ever was.