Euro Cult Movie Forum => Spaghetti Westerns => Topic started by: Michael Blanton on 18 Aug 2008 - 08:12

Title: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 18 Aug 2008 - 08:12
I did a search here at LLL and couldn't find a thread for this Corbucci film, starring Franco Nero and Jack Palance.  It will be showing on Turner Classic Movies tonight at 11:00 PM PST USA.  I don't believe I've ever seen it before, but I'll definitely be watching it tonight.  :-X
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Paul on 18 Aug 2008 - 10:32
I did a search here at LLL and couldn't find a thread for this Corbucci film, starring Franco Nero and Jack Palance.  It will be showing on Turner Classic Movies tonight at 11:00 PM PST USA.  I don't believe I've ever seen it before, but I'll definitely be watching it tonight.  :-X

It's a great film, Michael. Very similar to Corbucci's COMPANEROS which he made a couple of years later. There's a letterboxed Japanese DVD that is sadly out of print now. Beware of all US releases under the PROFESSIONAL GUN label. They're all horribly panned and scanned transfers.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 18 Aug 2008 - 10:42
Beware of all US releases under the PROFESSIONAL GUN label. They're all horribly panned and scanned transfers.
BBC2 broadcast it under this title back in the early 90's,think it might also have been shown as part of a Spaghetti Western season they were involved with hosted by Alex Cox.Anyone remember this?
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Mart85 on 18 Aug 2008 - 12:14
Was it MOVIEDROME?  I can't remember because I was too young but a mate of the SWWB knocked togheter a compilation of most of his intros he did for the westerns they showed on BBC2.  Cool stuff.  :-X
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 18 Aug 2008 - 12:22
Was it MOVIEDROME? 
That's the one  :P
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Paul on 18 Aug 2008 - 12:24
Beware of all US releases under the PROFESSIONAL GUN label. They're all horribly panned and scanned transfers.
BBC2 broadcast under this title back in the early 90's,think it might also have been shown as part of a Spaghetti Western season they were involved with hosted by Alex Cox.Anyone remember this?

I know that Tanzi taped this when it was on back then, Stephen. I think Cox showed a then longer version of DJANGO KILL too.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 18 Aug 2008 - 12:37

I know that Tanzi taped this when it was on back then, Stephen. I think Cox showed a then longer version of DJANGO KILL too.
Cheers Paul,yeah i remember reading a few fanzine articles back then about that longer version of DJANGO KILL they showed.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Andrew Monroe on 18 Aug 2008 - 13:34
TCM previously ran it several years ago during their spaghetti western marathon, a nice-looking letterboxed print. Looks like this time will also be letterboxed, unlike the HATE FOR HATE fiasco. I really like this one too, more than COMPANEROS actually. One of my favorite Morricone sw scores.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 18 Aug 2008 - 15:27
Beware of all US releases under the PROFESSIONAL GUN label. They're all horribly panned and scanned transfers.
BBC2 broadcast under this title back in the early 90's,think it might also have been shown as part of a Spaghetti Western season they were involved with hosted by Alex Cox.Anyone remember this?

I know that Tanzi taped this when it was on back then, Stephen. I think Cox showed a then longer version of DJANGO KILL too.
Good memory mate, i did tape it at the time, if i remember rightly it was 1.85:1 ish, it's a scope film but better that than f/s.

DJANGO KILL was a cut version but Alex Cox had a 10-15 minute thing after the film was shown and showed the digging out the bullets scenes etc. there.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Andrew Monroe on 18 Aug 2008 - 15:35
I did a search here at LLL and couldn't find a thread for this Corbucci film, starring Franco Nero and Jack Palance.  It will be showing on Turner Classic Movies tonight at 11:00 PM PST USA. 

By the way Michael, are you recording any of the other Palance offerings today? There`s some good and sometimes rare stuff like TEN SECONDS TO HELL, THE MAN INSIDE, THE BIG KNIFE, MONTE WALSH (shown a couple weeks ago but it froze and pixilated a lot on my cable), and ONCE A THIEF. My recorder is gonna be smoking...
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 18 Aug 2008 - 15:49
I did a search here at LLL and couldn't find a thread for this Corbucci film, starring Franco Nero and Jack Palance.  It will be showing on Turner Classic Movies tonight at 11:00 PM PST USA. 

By the way Michael, are you recording any of the other Palance offerings today? There`s some good and sometimes rare stuff like TEN SECONDS TO HELL, THE MAN INSIDE, THE BIG KNIFE, MONTE WALSH (shown a couple weeks ago but it froze and pixilated a lot on my cable), and ONCE A THIEF. My recorder is gonna be smoking...

Andrew, my DVR was already 98% full, so I deleted a couple of films like Hitchcock's REBECCA - which shows all the time - and am going to record THE MAN INSIDE, SECOND CHANCE and IL MERCENARIO.  I've already got THE BIG KNIFE on DVD and have taped the others, except for MONTE WALSH, off of TCM in the past.

Great schedule on TCM today!  ::)
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: paperbag on 18 Aug 2008 - 15:55
I taped this off sbs Australia a few years ago widescreen in italian with english subtitles but the english track is so good I prefer watching the full screen professional gun release. The movie is amazing but I don't need to tell you.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: LANZETTA on 18 Aug 2008 - 16:01
I'm sure this was shown on UK tv in the early 1980's alongside several other sw's though i couldn't tell you under which title. :(
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 18 Aug 2008 - 16:27
I prefer watching the full screen professional gun release.
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Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: paperbag on 18 Aug 2008 - 16:30
I prefer watching the full screen professional gun release.
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Yeah the dvd is horrible, but I prefer the english track for this particular movie, even though I usually prefer italian over english. the widescreen looks stunning probably Corbuccis best looking film, can't wait for the mgm release.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Paul on 18 Aug 2008 - 17:19
The Japanese DVD ahs the English language track on it, mate.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: paperbag on 18 Aug 2008 - 17:46
Yes I know, i'd throw the fullscreen dvd in the garbage if I had the Japanese dvd. (I might re-use the box though)
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: paperbag on 18 Aug 2008 - 18:09
I think it's a credit to the movie, I still love it so much on the horrible print.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 19 Aug 2008 - 07:24
... can't wait for the mgm release.

When is this?

The TCM print was 105 minutes in English with a 2.35:1 presentation, but with too much compression.  A DVD release would be great.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: paperbag on 19 Aug 2008 - 11:26
Yeah sorry to get your hopes up, they own the rights so i'm just hoping they do soon.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 19 Aug 2008 - 14:13
Yeah sorry to get your hopes up, they own the rights so i'm just hoping they do soon.

No problem, I saw the lion logo at the end of the film, ...and was hopin' against hope that you knew about a street date, not just hopin' too.

Hopin' is free.  :-\
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Andrew Monroe on 20 Aug 2008 - 11:36
The print TCM ran the other night looked even sharper and crisper than its last airing several years ago. Perhaps that bodes well for an eventual dvd release. Since they finally got around to NAVAJO JOE, I`d think it`s not out of the question.

My favorite of the many funny lines in the film:

"He`s one of my employees...he tells me what to do."
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: R-T-C Tim on 20 Aug 2008 - 18:16
Well MGM seem to release one Spaghetti Western a year, so lets hope this makes it in 2009!
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: grantwal on 23 Aug 2008 - 14:33
MGM have released some good spaghetti's so far lets hope this one isn't far off.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Vinnie Natale on 08 Oct 2008 - 21:36
Hi everybody! I've been reading this forum for quite a while, but I have waited to write something till I can contribute anything useful. ;D Well then, here it is:
Koch has recently announced that they will release "The Mercenary" in spring 2009.
Ain't that great news?  ::)
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 08 Oct 2008 - 22:22
Koch has recently announced that they will release "The Mercenary" in spring 2009.
Ain't that great news?  ::)

Cool Beans, amigo!  :-X
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: prospero on 17 Dec 2008 - 15:28
Koch has recently announced that they will release "The Mercenary" in spring 2009.
Ain't that great news?  ::)

apparently, they're preparing a proper standalone release for this one rather that putting it out as part of their spaghetti western series.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Gary B. on 17 Dec 2008 - 21:38
very cool, really looking forward to this one!
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: djvaso on 02 Nov 2009 - 17:55
Koch Media will release 'Il merecenario' in January 2010. It won't be part of Italo-Western Collection.
(http://img5.imagebanana.com/img/g3o5m8ex/dvm000591d.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: broonage on 03 Nov 2009 - 08:19
the music is awesome for this film! Wasn't it reused in Kill Bill?
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Paul on 03 Nov 2009 - 08:54
the music is awesome for this film! Wasn't it reused in Kill Bill?

Yes it was.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: fdsmedia on 03 Nov 2009 - 11:40
great news!
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Federico on 15 Dec 2009 - 10:26
A couple of screenshots from my 40 minutes featurette about Il Mercenario that will be the main extra of the upcoming Koch Media release.
I just can tell you that good old Franco Nero has been wonderful (and so the other guys but I have to admit that he did a stunning interview).
Enjoy!

(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/8371/01ridimensionare.jpg)

(http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/2491/02ridimensionare.jpg)

(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/7383/04ridimensionare.jpg)

(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/5612/03ridimensionare.jpg)

(http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/4179/06ridimensionare.jpg)

(http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/1734/05ridimensionare.jpg)

(http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/1784/10ridimensionare.jpg)

(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/1857/08ridimensionare.jpg)

(http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/2143/07ridimensionare.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 15 Dec 2009 - 10:28
Cool, will Koch be putting English subtitle options on the non English speaking interviews (was Nero interviewed in English or Italian?)
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Federico on 15 Dec 2009 - 10:31
I'm afraid the extras will have German subtitles only...  :-[

Franco Nero (and all the others) have been interviewed in Italian.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: broonage on 15 Dec 2009 - 10:47
I'm afraid the extras will have German subtitles only...  :-[

Franco Nero (and all the others) have been interviewed in Italian.

Excellent work!

Great that the world are getting such excellent releases, but it would make sense to put English on disks to pull in a bigger crowd.  ;D
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: djvaso on 15 Dec 2009 - 12:04
As far as I remember, Mario Caiano interview on 'Il treno per Durango' DVD has English subtitles and I wish it is precedent  ::)
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 15 Dec 2009 - 12:42
I'm afraid the extras will have German subtitles only...  :-[

Franco Nero (and all the others) have been interviewed in Italian.

Excellent work!

Great that the world are getting such excellent releases, but it would make sense to put English on disks to pull in a bigger crowd.  ;D
It's to do with what soundtracks they are allowed to use with the rights for the films they buy, that's why there are some sneaky English subtitles on most of them  :D
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Federico on 15 Dec 2009 - 14:13
It's confirmed: no english subtitles for the featurette :(
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Bogan The Wanderer on 15 Dec 2009 - 21:10
When I get this disc, I'm going to transcribe the German subs and put the fuckers into Google translate so I can at least half understand what the fuck they're saying.  Unless any Italian speakers want to let us know what's happening (Raf?).  Looking forward to this disc and I hope Koch have come up trumps with the transfer, the newish French disc had some mixed reports from a few (picky?) boards.   :-X
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: djvaso on 31 Dec 2009 - 15:24
This is posted by Novecento at SWDB forum:
"Don't know if someone mentioned this yet, but Mike Siegel at the SLWB says he managed at the last minute to convince the guys at Koch to add English subs to the extras on the new Mercenary release that are without English audio."  ::)
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 31 Dec 2009 - 16:21
This is posted by Novecento at SWDB forum:
"Don't know if someone mentioned this yet, but Mike Siegel at the SLWB says he managed at the last minute to convince the guys at Koch to add English subs to the extras on the new Mercenary release that are without English audio."  ::)
Yeah i read that, fantastic news  ::)
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 31 Dec 2009 - 17:45
This is posted by Novecento at SWDB forum:
"Don't know if someone mentioned this yet, but Mike Siegel at the SLWB says he managed at the last minute to convince the guys at Koch to add English subs to the extras on the new Mercenary release that are without English audio."  ::)
Yeah i read that, fantastic news  ::)
Super, super!

Can't wait for my copy to ship. :-X
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Bogan The Wanderer on 31 Dec 2009 - 21:48
"Mike Siegel at the SLWB says he managed at the last minute to convince the guys at Koch to add English subs to the extras on the new Mercenary release"

  You guys rock!!!!!    ::) :P
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Federico on 01 Jan 2010 - 10:01
That's a very good news and it comes as a surprise to me since when I've asked Koch to put English subtitles on my featurette they told me it wouldn't have been possible.

Well, anyway, kudos to Mike Siegel for convincing them (and also for providing me many beautiful Mercenario images that I've used for the featurette)!

It's always nice when one of my productions is subtitled in English, I hope you'll enjoy it.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Paul on 12 Jan 2010 - 19:03
This is now up for pre-order on Amazon.de (http://www.amazon.de/Mercenario-Gef%C3%BCrchtete-Franco-Nero/dp/B0000755WR/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1263326832&sr=8-13) - where it has been mistakenly marked as a CD ROM. Release date is 29th January.

(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/1994/mercenary.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 12 Jan 2010 - 21:12
This is now up for pre-order on Amazon.de ([url]http://www.amazon.de/Mercenario-Gef%C3%BCrchtete-Franco-Nero/dp/B0000755WR/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1263326832&sr=8-13[/url]) - where it has been mistakenly marked as a CD ROM. Release date is 29th January.

([url]http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/1994/mercenary.jpg[/url])


I pre-ordered my copy from amazon.de back on November 4th.  :D
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Canisius on 14 Jan 2010 - 18:12
Will def. pick this DVD up! Btw does anybody know if the old Greek tape is uncut...
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 14 Jan 2010 - 22:40
Will def. pick this DVD up! Btw does anybody know if the old Greek tape is uncut...
I used to have a Greek tape, i'm pretty sure it's ok.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: fdsmedia on 29 Jan 2010 - 07:56
Apparently, the Koch disc is delayed until mid February...
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 29 Jan 2010 - 07:57
Apparently, the Koch disc is delayed until mid February...

Yeah, I got an email from Amazon.de yesterday and that was what I was able to glean from it.  :-*
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Paul on 29 Jan 2010 - 08:07
The email I had From amazon.de gave an estimated delivery date between the 6th and 8th Feb.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: fdsmedia on 29 Jan 2010 - 08:08
Weird, they told me Feb 10-15 :-D
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Paul on 29 Jan 2010 - 08:10
Weird, they told me Feb 10-15 :-D

They obviously like keeping their Nordic customers waiting.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 29 Jan 2010 - 08:46
http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Mercenario,_Il/DVD_Release_Special
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 29 Jan 2010 - 18:11
Weird, they told me Feb 10-15 :-D

They obviously like keeping their Nordic customers waiting.

13th to the 18th for me, but I find that that Amazon orders arrive sooner than their (conservative) estimates.  :-*
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: djvaso on 31 Jan 2010 - 22:09
Andeh posted the picture of package on cinefacts forum. It looks very nice.
(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/6313/merciq.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 31 Jan 2010 - 22:19
Looking good :'(
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 01 Feb 2010 - 09:45
Just received a new email from Amazon.de that my disc is shipping tomorrow with expected delivery btw the 11th and 16th.  :-X
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Paul on 01 Feb 2010 - 10:18
I had something similar – there's been so much fucking about I couldn't give a shit when it come now, as long as it comes  :-\
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 03 Feb 2010 - 17:37
I had something similar – there's been so much fucking about I couldn't give a shit when it come now, as long as it comes  :-\

My order shipped today.  ::)
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: fdsmedia on 03 Feb 2010 - 17:42
Mine too, with DHL  8)
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Luca Canali on 08 Feb 2010 - 17:45
Received my copy today. 
Lovely packaging & presentation....nice to see English subs on the extras too! ::)
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 Feb 2010 - 22:51
Mines on it's way, i can't wait till it arrives  :'(
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: djvaso on 08 Feb 2010 - 23:11
I made a bulk order with "rainbow" titles so that I must wait till beginning of March  :( .
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 Feb 2010 - 23:16
I made a bulk order with "rainbow" titles so that I must wait till beginning of March  :( .
I'm up to date with them apart from Return of Ringo.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 11 Feb 2010 - 22:26
I watched the Koch disc tonight and am impressed with it, i haven't got my SPO disc to hand but i'm pretty sure this is a lot better.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Paul on 12 Feb 2010 - 07:30
SPO disc was non-anamorphic and looked like it could have done with a proper remaster. Only got my Koch disc yesterday so haven't had the chance to check it out yet.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 12 Feb 2010 - 08:01
SPO disc was non-anamorphic and looked like it could have done with a proper remaster. Only got my Koch disc yesterday so haven't had the chance to check it out yet.

I watched mine last night, upconverted on a Blu-ray player, and the image was absolutely gorgeous. 41 minute documentary with English subs was great, too.  Thumbs up all the way.  :-X
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: fdsmedia on 12 Feb 2010 - 08:13
Cool, I'll try to watch mine this weekend. Just pre-ordered the next four Koch spaghetti DVDs too - keep'em coming!
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 12 Feb 2010 - 08:16
SPO disc was non-anamorphic and looked like it could have done with a proper remaster. Only got my Koch disc yesterday so haven't had the chance to check it out yet.
I saw that in the days before i had a widescreen tv  :D
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Paul on 12 Feb 2010 - 09:14
 Thumbs up all the way.  :-X

Gene Siskel lives  :-*  :-\
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 12 Feb 2010 - 16:37
 Thumbs up all the way.  :-X

Gene Siskel lives  :-*  :-\

 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(



 ;D
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Graham on 26 May 2010 - 12:13
This film has also been released as a FNAC exclusive in France. While in Paris at the weekend I bought it, only to discover that French subtitles are forced. The audio options are: Italian with forced French subs, English with forced French subs, and French with no subs.

I've since ordered the Koch release.

If anyone wants the French release for free then let me know.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: broonage on 26 May 2010 - 12:35
I made a bulk order with "rainbow" titles so that I must wait till beginning of March  :( .
I'm up to date with them apart from Return of Ringo.

What are "rainbow" titleS?
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 26 May 2010 - 12:46
What are "rainbow" titleS?
These ones ; :D

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Koch_Media_DVD_catalog/Italowestern_Collection
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: broonage on 26 May 2010 - 13:14
I need to get some! I have only no 14.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Paul on 26 May 2010 - 14:35
I need to get some! I have only no 14.

Yeah I have just that and THE BIG GUNDOWN. There are some nice titles in that collection for sure.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: djvaso on 26 May 2010 - 21:36
Come on guys, you can do better. I have some holes but I am working hard.
(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/4564/koch006.th.jpg) (http://img31.imageshack.us/i/koch006.jpg/)
P.S. La resa dei conti is on another shelf.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 26 May 2010 - 21:58
Come on guys, you can do better. I have some holes but I am working hard.
([url]http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/4564/koch006.th.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://img31.imageshack.us/i/koch006.jpg/[/url])
P.S. La resa dei conti is on another shelf.
Out of the 25 currently available I'm missing Price of Death (#22) and Ringo - The Lone Rider (#23) at the moment.

(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq98/spara73/rainbow.jpg)
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: djvaso on 26 May 2010 - 22:08
Beautiful picture  ::)
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 27 May 2010 - 01:47
Come on guys, you can do better. I have some holes but I am working hard.
([url]http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/4564/koch006.th.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://img31.imageshack.us/i/koch006.jpg/[/url])
P.S. La resa dei conti is on another shelf.
Out of the 25 currently available I'm missing Price of Death (#22) and Ringo - The Lone Rider (#23) at the moment.

([url]http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq98/spara73/rainbow.jpg[/url])

I got 'em all. :-X

Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 27 May 2010 - 05:23

I got 'em all. :-X


[/quote]I hope to remedy that in the next few weeks  :D
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Paul on 27 May 2010 - 06:48
Beautiful picture  ::)

...apart from the hideous duvet cover, that it.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: broonage on 27 May 2010 - 07:04
hehe..

Well impressed Aarron. I'm going to order a few when i get paid in a few days.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Federico on 27 May 2010 - 08:46
Wow! It looks so nice to me to see people with all those dvds with my extra features!
Well, I know that you got them for the movie and not for my featurettes but it feels good anyway. Thanks!  ;)

Talking about Il Mercenario I have to say that I've been in touch with some "ufologist" that wrote me after seeing Franco Nero talking about the UFO in my documentary.
They have collected many articles about it, they also have an italian tv show with Corbucci talking about what they saw and shoot in Almeria...
It looks like a huge hoax to me but... who knows...
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 27 May 2010 - 08:51
Wow! It looks so nice to me to see people with all those dvds with my extra features!
Well, I know that you got them for the movie and not for my featurettes but it feels good anyway. Thanks!  ;)
..and I would have watched the special features if I could understand them ;)

Damn shame they aren't subbed.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Scherpschutter on 29 Aug 2010 - 11:34
This film has also been released as a FNAC exclusive in France. While in Paris at the weekend I bought it, only to discover that French subtitles are forced. The audio options are: Italian with forced French subs, English with forced French subs, and French with no subs.

I've since ordered the Koch release.

If anyone wants the French release for free then let me know.

If the offer still stands ...

I already have The Koch DVD and the Italian Mondo Home DVD
Would be nice to add this one to the collection of this wonderful film, a favourite of mine
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Graham on 30 Aug 2010 - 09:35
PM me your address Scherpschutter and I'll post the DVD to you this week.  :-X
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 30 Aug 2010 - 19:44
Well, I know that you got them for the movie and not for my featurettes but it feels good anyway. Thanks!  ;)
I'd love to watch your extra features but they never put English subs on them.  :-[
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: minesalager on 03 Mar 2012 - 21:38
as i get drunk on saturdays i will be watching this for the first time tomorrow when i have a sober head , cant wait to see it.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 03 Mar 2012 - 22:58
I'm sure you'll enjoy it Graham  :D
Title: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Paul on 04 Mar 2012 - 08:48
It's a top-tier spaghetti, you'll love it.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: minesalager on 04 Mar 2012 - 21:19
great film !

Tony Musante played a great part , i will keep an eye out for other flicks with him in and Giovanna Ralli is gorgeous.

i must always have this film in my collection.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 04 Mar 2012 - 21:21
Glad you enjoyed it mate  ::)
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Collins on 04 Mar 2013 - 11:41
Yet to see this one, must find it.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: cryptkicker5 on 04 Mar 2013 - 18:26
The Mercenary will be showing on Tuesday afternoon 3/5/2013 on the WMEU-CA channel in the US.  I think this is part of the MeTV group of channels.  In Chicago, on at&t u-verse it is channel 49.

This channel has some surprisingly good movies that don’t seem to be on very often.   Coming up Chato’s land, and The File of the Golden Goose.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Horrorphilly on 11 Jul 2014 - 19:11
Come on guys, you can do better. I have some holes but I am working hard.
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P.S. La resa dei conti is on another shelf.
Out of the 25 currently available I'm missing Price of Death (#22) and Ringo - The Lone Rider (#23) at the moment.

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I got 'em all. :-X


I have the Ringo movies, The Mercenary and Tote Amigo.I am pleased with all the films,great a/v.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Farmer_J on 12 Jul 2014 - 07:55
I have most of them, Except for Dead Men Ride, Bullet For A General, Shango, and Nebraska Jim.
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Longsden on 25 Aug 2014 - 15:09
Has anyone picked up the Italo Western blu ray box with this in? English subs/language available?
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Jonny Powers on 25 Aug 2014 - 15:38
Well, Amazon.de lists the box as having English audio, but I can't find anything in specific about The Mercenary. Honestly I don't see the point in grabbing it since one of the films isn't a western (Pride and Vengeance) and the other doesn't have English audio and unknown subs (Cry Onion) ???
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Paul on 30 Aug 2014 - 17:11
The Blu-ray definitely has English audio. I have the box set. (Which includes Man Pridecsnd Vengeance & Cry Onion - the latter is not English friendly).
Title: Re: The Mercenary / Il mercenario (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Post by: Longsden on 06 Dec 2016 - 10:51
88 are releasing this next March I believe