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Author Topic: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)  (Read 32937 times)

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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #45 on: 22 Oct 2012 - 20:52 »

Did anyone go to the London Film Festival screening, was it entirely in english ?
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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #46 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.

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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #47 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.
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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #48 on: 25 Oct 2012 - 04:32 »

What was the picture quality like at the cinema screening?
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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #49 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.

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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #50 on: 25 Oct 2012 - 17:47 »

I suspect that this will be the best verison when it comes out.
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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #51 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.
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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #52 on: 26 Oct 2012 - 04:12 »

I think someone previously mentioned that the picture quality on the German Blu was a bit underwhelming.
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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #53 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.
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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #54 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?
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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #55 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.
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« Reply #56 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.
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« Reply #57 on: 29 Oct 2012 - 15:56 »

If the caps here 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. :-*
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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #58 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
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.
 
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Re: The Big Gundown / La resa dei conti (Sergio Sollima, 1966)
« Reply #59 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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