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Author Topic: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)  (Read 20958 times)

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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #30 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.
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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #31 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.



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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #32 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.
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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #33 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.
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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #34 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.
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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #35 on: 20 Oct 2012 - 09:22 »

I want my copy now. Ordered it aprox 7 days ago, still hasnt been shipped  >:(
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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #36 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.
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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #37 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!
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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #38 on: 20 Oct 2012 - 18:39 »

Great!  :-X If just dtm.at could ship my package. Maybe i should have ordered it from amazon...

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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #39 on: 20 Oct 2012 - 18:42 »

I think Face To Face is only on dvd i´m afraid.
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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #40 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.
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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #41 on: 20 Oct 2012 - 20:08 »

I'm holding out for the Grindhouse restoration which will smoke this version.
 
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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
 
 
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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #42 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 (even though present on the Japanese disc).
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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #43 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!
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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #44 on: 20 Oct 2012 - 23:06 »

Someone was trying to get $250 for one before!!!!!!!! Greedy  :(
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