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Old 01-01-04, 03:32 PM
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Once upon a time in mexico (R3)

i just finished watching the R3 edition on DVD. other than the audio tracks and subtitles being slightly different than what will be on the north american version, you basically have the same disc. (the region 3 hong kong edition has english 5.1, thai 5.1, and a commentary track as well as english/chinese/thai subtitles.

the extra features were pretty good and informative. includes a 10 minute short where Robert Rodriguez teaches you how to make puerco pibil, a film school featurette (on special effects and camera shots), a tour of Troublemaker Studios (which is basically just his garage outside his home), trailers, 8 deleted scenes and etc.

picture quality is okay but i want to know if it's been matted because i remember seeing some clips of it during the cooking feature and it was shown in 2:35.1. while the movie is shown in 1:85.1

another problem is, there's no separate subtitle track for the spanish dialogue so i had to watch the whole movie with english subtitles on even when english is being spoken

otherwise, great disc.

p.s. i suspect there is an easter egg as the cooking feature hints "coming soon; f**king lesson".
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I remember seeing the film in theaters, and I clearly remember it being in 2.35:1 as I was, "That's odd. Robert Rodriguez has never done a film in scope before."

Even the R1 DVD box cover says it's in 1.78:1. Hmmm....
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i think that was robert rodriguez's intention.

let's hope the next release of this movie is 2:35.1
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You can find our review of the January 20th US Region 1 release of Robet Rodriguez's excellent, but not outstanding, Once Upon A Time In Mexico DVD here.
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Was this a good movie? Johnny Deep was in it so it had to be decent(he's never in a bad movie).
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Originally posted by tsl141
Was this a good movie? Johnny Deep was in it so it had to be decent(he's never in a bad movie).
You sure about that? Off the top of my head...

Private Resort
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
Nick of Time
The Astronaut's Wife

...are, perhaps empirically, pretty awful movies. Of course, I love THE NINTH GATE, but I seem to be the only one, and the reverse is true of CRY BABY, which has a massive cult following but which I deplore.

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all decent, none are horrible
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bummer....my R3 copy doesn't have that fourth track with the isolated music track.

i'll check out the commentary when i get the time next week.

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