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Manco
11-22-10, 07:26 PM
http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/51u1lLBaMSL.jpg

Anyone know anything about this DVD? How's the picture quality?

arminius
11-23-10, 07:24 PM
Looks like somebody got a happy ending.

flixtime
11-28-10, 10:32 AM
Can't offer any insight as to the picture quality, but perhaps also double-check the runtime if you can...I recall that at least one Japanese DVD release of this movie featured a significantly shorter cut of the film.

hanshotfirst1138
12-01-10, 09:54 AM
I was under the impression that the version that circulated online that a fan had cobbled together was the only complete print. Spaghetti Westerns are almost as hard to be a fan of as gialli and Hong Kong cinema; good releases of or any releases of some films are impossible to find.

S Galbraith IV
12-01-10, 10:03 AM
Well the disc is from Sony Pictures Entertainment so I'd strongly suspect it's Columbia's U.S. version or a complete international cut; running time is listed at 90 minutes and though I see no listing, is probably 16:9 enhanced widescreen. Don't know the film myself but the disc comes with a trailer, poster and still gallery, among other things and is cheap, too.

I'd say take a chance!

flixtime
12-01-10, 11:03 AM
The runtime of the nicely done Franco Cleef Reconstruction - mentioned by hanshotfirst113 - is 1:45:xx...approximately 16 minutes longer than the Japanese release.

DirkUSA
12-01-10, 03:48 PM
Some info here (http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=7105) and also here (http://xploitedcinema.com/catalog/gundown-franco-cleef-reconstruction-dvdr-p-5250.html).

musicfann
02-02-11, 07:47 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ILG%2B2tuSL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

This version is "currently unavailable" from AMAZON GERMANY.

Subgeniusguy
02-02-11, 01:38 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ILG%2B2tuSL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

This version is "currently unavailable" from AMAZON GERMANY.

No English language track. I'll stick with the Franco Cleef reconstruction.