Euro Cult Movie Forum => Spaghetti Westerns => Topic started by: Inspector Tanzi on 02 Dec 2012 - 13:42

Title: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 02 Dec 2012 - 13:42

No doubt the quality is going to be hit and miss but I couldn't resist pre-ordering it.


A Collection of 25 Classic Spaghetti Westerns - all appearing for the first time on Blu-ray! Memorable films such as Kill Django, Lola Colt and Face to Face and featuring Richard Harrison, Robert Woods, Antonio Sabato, Klaus Kinski, Rory Calhoun, Guiliano Gemma and Lola Folana.



amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Westerns-Unchained-Blu-ray-Rory-Calhoun/dp/B0098TNDOE/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1354459041&sr=1-1&keywords=westerns+unchained) link


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Title: Re: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: Jonny on 02 Dec 2012 - 16:06
So this isn't going to be HD quality but rather they are using the higher storage capacity to stuff a load of films onto a single disc? I like that idea .
Title: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: demented_uk on 02 Dec 2012 - 18:29
That's right a lot of the 'public domain' companies are now doing this. I imagine it releases their duplication costs considerably.
Title: Re: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: aerodynamics on 02 Dec 2012 - 18:31
I'm intrigued, but I want to get a better feel for what's going to be included and how they're presented before making the purchase.
Title: Re: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: Hellochas on 02 Dec 2012 - 19:08
How many discs are in this set? If there is only one then it's a bit of a cheek to say "first time on Blu-Ray", insinuating that these will be of HD quality. They could be just a bunch of AVI files in a folder, burned onto Blu Ray disc!!
Title: Re: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 02 Dec 2012 - 19:12
There's just one disc if the Amazon listing is accurate.



Title: Re: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 02 Dec 2012 - 22:10
Here is a pic of the back of the box stating the titles in the collection.


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Title: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: demented_uk on 02 Dec 2012 - 23:28
Digitally remastered? HD resolution? 29 films on one disc? Fuck off! Even if they were mere HD upscales the compression artefacts would be atrocious. Sounds like they are trying to win a few purchases on the back of Tarantino's new film and no doubt some will blind buy thinking they are genuine HD transfers.
Title: Re: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 02 Dec 2012 - 23:41
no doubt some will blind buy thinking they are genuine HD transfers.
Under no such illusion myself, the way I see it even if some of the more obscure titles are at least watchable it's worth it.
Title: Re: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: Hellochas on 03 Dec 2012 - 11:09
If this is going to be one50GB dual layer Blu-ray then the size of each film is going to be less than 2GB each, which means that these will not even be of standard DVD quality.
Title: Re: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: djvaso on 03 Dec 2012 - 16:37
If this is going to be one50GB dual layer Blu-ray then the size of each film is going to be less than 2GB each, which means that these will not even be of standard DVD quality.

Keep in mind that AVC compression is much better than MPEG-2 one. I have just watched a movie as mkv file with size 0.5GB which looks better than any DVD.
Title: Re: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: Collins on 03 Dec 2012 - 17:20
could be the bargain of the decade, err how much is it ?
Title: Re: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 03 Dec 2012 - 17:36
could be the bargain of the decade, err how much is it ?
$12.99 pre-order price, link in first post  :D
Title: Re: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: Collins on 03 Dec 2012 - 17:54
oh yeah not very observant of me, what a great find all the same.
Title: Re: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: Petri on 03 Dec 2012 - 18:13
You can get it even cheaper from dvdempire: http://www.dvdempire.com/Exec/v4_item.asp?item_id=1626323&site_id=69 (http://www.dvdempire.com/Exec/v4_item.asp?item_id=1626323&site_id=69).

But what is the film Train for Django? IMDb doesn't know it and Wikipedia don't list it as one of Django-movies. Could it be Train for Durango aka Un treno per Durango? Durango means name of the place, not character.
Title: Re: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 03 Dec 2012 - 18:35
I've not used them before, are they customs friendly?

Spotted something else I'd like there too but it goes above the £15 limit.
Title: Re: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: Scyther on 03 Dec 2012 - 21:42
Thanks for the info, Tanzi! And yeah, my guess is that Train for Django is probably Train for Durango. Pre-ordered! :)
Title: Re: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: Petri on 07 Dec 2012 - 12:57
I've not used them before, are they customs friendly?

Spotted something else I'd like there too but it goes above the £15 limit.

I've browsed their titles couple of times but always managed to find the same titles cheaper elsewhere. But maybe this time we'll see.
Title: Re: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 07 Dec 2012 - 13:30
I've not used them before, are they customs friendly?

Spotted something else I'd like there too but it goes above the £15 limit.

I've browsed their titles couple of times but always managed to find the same titles cheaper elsewhere. But maybe this time we'll see.
Well, I only ordered this, didn't order anything else in case of customs.
Title: Re: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: WayneSmith on 08 Dec 2012 - 16:09
Digitally remastered? HD resolution? 29 films on one disc? Fuck off! Even if they were mere HD upscales the compression artefacts would be atrocious.
Yep. Already sold out on amazon.com though.  :)
Title: Re: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: Collins on 24 Mar 2013 - 09:13
can anyone tell me what region this set is ?
Title: Re: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: paperbag on 25 Mar 2013 - 03:28
Its region free
Title: Re: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: Longsden on 25 Mar 2013 - 08:04
can anyone tell me what region this set is ?

Region free. Got to say it's not that bad a pack!
Title: Re: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: Collins on 25 Mar 2013 - 17:10
Thanks, i ordered it then realized i didnt have region free blu ray. exellent news.
Title: Re: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: paperbag on 26 Mar 2013 - 04:12
Region free.

Thanks for letting us know
Title: Re: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 26 Mar 2013 - 06:48
Hasn't got particularly good reviews at amazon.com - complaints of picture quality and that two of the films have no English language options. Is it worth the punt for the price? I'm not the biggest Spaghetti Western fan (I probably only own about five of them) but might pick it up if the general consensus is that it's decent enough.
Title: Re: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: Longsden on 26 Mar 2013 - 07:47
Region free.

Thanks for letting us know

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Rich, I paid £7 for it. I'll be surprised if I ever get round to watching a quarter of them. Could spend your money worse I suppose
Title: Re: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 26 Mar 2013 - 07:52


Rich, I paid £7 for it. I'll be surprised if I ever get round to watching a quarter of them. Could spend your money worse I suppose

That's what I was thinking. Quality is probably still better than some of the ropey old shit I watch.
Title: Re: Westerns Unchained (25 Spaghetti Western Blu Ray Set)
Post by: Collins on 30 Mar 2013 - 05:25
Arrived yesterday and having had a quick look through some of them id say the quality is fine and its only 7 quid on amazon uk.