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Author Topic: Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)  (Read 4193 times)

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Italian title: C'era una volta il West

Many consider Once Upon a Time in the West to be Leone’s masterpiece. It’s an amazing, oft-imitated film and has managed to transcend its spaghetti labeling to become a recognized classic of western genre.

I searched and was unable to see a dedicated thread. As there’s no time like the present, I decided to start one not least to herald the arrival of the UK Blu-ray, which has been announced for release on 31st May.
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Re: Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)
« Reply #1 on: 22 Mar 2011 - 09:04 »

My most antiscipated blu ray release ever.

It's been listed on hmv for the best part of a year with no release date.

All we need now is A Fistful of Dynamite.
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Re: Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)
« Reply #2 on: 22 Mar 2011 - 16:02 »

Generally I don't like westerns, but this one is just fantastic. I've seen it at least 10 times...
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Re: Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)
« Reply #3 on: 29 Mar 2011 - 15:41 »

Cover for US BD, due 3rd May:

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Re: Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)
« Reply #5 on: 19 May 2011 - 20:02 »

Im praying this is not region coded,this is the only film of the saga that i have not seen and i definately want it to be in hd
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« Reply #6 on: 19 May 2011 - 20:11 »

Im praying this is not region coded,this is the only film of the saga that i have not seen and i definately want it to be in hd
Region Free  :D
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Re: Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)
« Reply #7 on: 20 May 2011 - 12:05 »

My copy just arrived from PlantAxel (the website formerly known as Axel Music) and Tanzi is spot on, it is indeed region free.  I have never got round to seeing this, hoping to give it a view this weekend, just need a spare three hours.
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Re: Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)
« Reply #8 on: 20 May 2011 - 12:52 »

the pair of you who haven't seen this are in for such a treat. It's a brilliant film.

It's Tanzi's all-time favourite film and I can see why. I rate it very highly but do prefer THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY.

I'd like a Blu-ray of this but will wait until I see one going cheap.
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« Reply #9 on: 20 May 2011 - 13:29 »

the pair of you who haven't seen this are in for such a treat. It's a brilliant film.

It's Tanzi's all-time favourite film and I can see why.
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Re: Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)
« Reply #10 on: 20 May 2011 - 14:21 »

The colors are apparently different on this Blu-Ray than what they were on the DVD (Paramount DVD that is, I think the Italian DVDs have always had a very different kind of colors regardless of the version on disc, DVDBeavers DVD comparison shows the difference). I have no idea how the colors are supposed to be on this movie though (my impression is that the big studios Paramount & MGM have always had different colors on their spaghetti discs compared to the Italian DVD & BR releases), does anyone though? :D
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Re: Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)
« Reply #11 on: 20 Jul 2013 - 16:36 »

Legendary harmonica player Franco De Gemini died in Rome today. He was 84. De Gemini although remembered primarily as the harmonica player in Once Upon a Time in the West can be heard on dozens and dozens of western soundtrack recordings. If you hear a harmonica you can almost bet it's Franco De Gemini. A very sad day for the fans of Spaghetti westerns and music lovers all over the world.

R.I.P. Franco, I absolutely love some of his harmonica work.
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Re: Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)
« Reply #12 on: 20 Jul 2013 - 23:22 »

R.I.P, an unsung genius. 
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