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Author Topic: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)  (Read 27881 times)

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Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
« Reply #45 on: 19 Dec 2007 - 11:21 »

Okay, just so guys don't think my contention about wrong ratios on the German disc is the raving of a madman, check out how many of Silva's fingers are showing in these two frame caps. These are from the exact same moment in the film.

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Couldn't it just be something as simple as the guy who did the telecine on the VSOM transfer used a more open matte for that transfer rather than the other versions being in the wrong ratio? Non anamorphic 35mm films are shot utilising the entire frame (1.33:1) and the frame is then cropped (intentionally) by the projector to 1.85:1 for theatrical presentations. Therefore if the telecine guy who did the transfer for the print used in the VSOM version used a more open matte than 1.85:1 ie 1.77:1 then more of the frame would be exposed just like in your sceen grabs...
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Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
« Reply #46 on: 19 Dec 2007 - 13:11 »

That's very true Jonny. Either way, the german DVD looks much nicer than the VSoM boot.
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Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
« Reply #47 on: 19 Dec 2007 - 13:29 »

Problem with the German disc is that its cut (missing violence) and that its hardly available anywhere. The VSOM print looks OK for their shitty standards. 
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Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
« Reply #48 on: 19 Dec 2007 - 13:37 »

Seems to me that a composite fan DVD is in order.
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Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
« Reply #49 on: 19 Dec 2007 - 13:49 »


Couldn't it just be something as simple as the guy who did the telecine on the VSOM transfer used a more open matte for that transfer rather than the other versions being in the wrong ratio? Non anamorphic 35mm films are shot utilising the entire frame (1.33:1) and the frame is then cropped (intentionally) by the projector to 1.85:1 for theatrical presentations. Therefore if the telecine guy who did the transfer for the print used in the VSOM version used a more open matte than 1.85:1 ie 1.77:1 then more of the frame would be exposed just like in your sceen grabs...

Yeah, you are probably right, Jonny. Until I saw the screen caps for the Italian, the only thing I had to compare the Koch DVD to was my VSoM copy -- oh, and someone had warned me against buying the German disc on the Spaghetti Western Web Board, saying the ratio was off. Again, just wanted to prove I wasn't a raving madman for seeing a slight framing difference.

Don't mean to knock the German disc; it IS gorgeous, even lacking English audio and with whatever cuts it has.
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Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
« Reply #50 on: 19 Dec 2007 - 13:55 »

Seems to me that a composite fan DVD is in order.

I'm checking the German DVD to see just exactly what's missing and will make a start over the weekend.

Mike, I never thought for a minute you were a raving madman.  :-X
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Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
« Reply #51 on: 19 Dec 2007 - 19:44 »

The German DVD definitely looks superior to the others. Looks like a fun film too - what is it with that Gennarino kid? Lol!

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Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
« Reply #52 on: 19 Dec 2007 - 20:04 »

what is it with that Gennarino kid?

I wonder if his father was Mario Deda as both share the same surname and both starred in 3 films together-NAPOLI VIOLENTA,NAPOLI SPARA and LA PAGELLA.

Massimo Deda                                Mario Deda
   
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Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
« Reply #53 on: 16 Jan 2008 - 20:51 »

Received in the post today two nice UK pre-cert carton VHS releases... Small carton version and the large version...



Small carton has a fold out front...







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Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
« Reply #54 on: 16 Jan 2008 - 21:21 »

what is it with that Gennarino kid?

I wonder if his father was Mario Deda as both share the same surname and both starred in 3 films together-NAPOLI VIOLENTA,NAPOLI SPARA and LA PAGELLA.

Massimo Deda                                Mario Deda
   



seems to remember that Lenzi said that Mario Deda had a role in the production of the movies...

some years ago I get the address of Massimo Deda, aehm... not in a really legal way, however I discovered that he lived in Naples yet with his brother

I thought to write him for an interview for pollanet squad, after I loose his address  ???
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Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
« Reply #55 on: 16 Jan 2008 - 21:37 »

some years ago I get the address of Massimo Deda, aehm... not in a really legal way, however I discovered that he lived in Naples yet with his brother
I thought to write him for an interview for pollanet squad, after I loose his address  ???
Now that would've been very cool,wonder if he knows how popular these films are?
I've got a copy of ONORE A GUAPPARIA on the way which he also starred in,think he made it straight after NAPOLI VIOLENTA with Pino Mauro.

Great tapes btw Jonny :'(
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Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
« Reply #56 on: 17 Jan 2008 - 00:13 »







I will be hitching my way to Burnley to relieve you of this tape ;D

Seriously, well done mate that's a find ::)
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Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
« Reply #57 on: 26 Jan 2008 - 17:12 »

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Re: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
« Reply #58 on: 16 Mar 2010 - 14:13 »

Well, it took me long enough but I finally got around to editing the uncut sections back into the German DVD and then dubbing the whole thing in to English. Just finished it this afternoon.

Does anyone know if there's a trailer anywhere for this film?
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Re: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
« Reply #59 on: 16 Mar 2010 - 20:03 »

Nice one Jonny!
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