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Old 05-04-06, 12:23 AM
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Huh! Fistful Of Dynamite Gets Special Edition In Uk, But Not Us!

what the fuck. why the hell aren't they releasing this in the u.s.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...163171-9854865


They recorded new features and it's a new transfer. Its all ready for the U.S. What the fuck, has anyone heard about it? Is there any real plans? not just rumors?
° Audio Commentary By Sir Christopher Frayling
° Documentaries
° The Myth Of Revolution
° Sergio Donati Remembers Duck You Sucker
° Once Upon A Time In Italy
° Sorting Out The Versions
° Restoration Italian Style
° Location Comparisons
° Radio Spots Audio With Static Visual Card
° Photo Gallery
° Original Theatrical Trailer


I found this old thread, but they were wrong:
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread....TE#post6692086
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Fistful of Dollars and A Few Dollars More are still waiting to be released in the US too. I don't know what the hold up is, because the current DVDs are terrible (and FFoD hasn't been released at all).
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Old 05-04-06, 12:41 AM
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I went ahead and bought all three from cdwow for about $10 each.
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because Sony controls MGM titles, and Sony despises catalog titles, or films older than 10 years old.
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Old 05-04-06, 01:26 AM
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Like Buford, I've also been importing them from CD-WOW. Coupons and discount links are plentiful and shipping is free.
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I'm tempted to buy a region-free player just for these movies.
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I have the Region 2 imports,
of Fistful of Dollars, Few Dollars More from the UK,
and Dynamite from Belgium (since the UK version is slightly cut)

Just to say, the quality on all 3 are fantastic, and the soundtracks,
remastered in Dolby 5.1 and DTS 5.1 (Dynamite only has Dolby)
are very respectful

although they dont have the mono soundtracks,
the dialogue is crisp from the center, and the surrounds are mostly used for Morriccone's score only, and not as annoying as The Good The Bad And The Ugly's remixes.

Why wait? get the imports for dirt cheap. Amazon UK has them for about 5 pounds each (without VAT)
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Picked these up at Kim's in NYC a few months ago (they still have a few available on the shelf). I agree: They are all fantastic and well worth the import hassle. Don't understand why Sony is sitting on them. Maybe they're waiting for Blu-ray?
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Maybe I'll get off my duff and get these ordered from amazon.co.uk.
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A Fistfull of Dollars and A Few Dollars More have akso been rekeased in the UK, I would love to get all three of these and probably would already have them if they were released here. What the hell is Sony doing???? I guess if they're not released soon i'll have to look into getting a Region free player. I'm not going settle for the lesser copies either it's the remasters or nothing.

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Originally Posted by lukewarmwater
what the fuck. why the hell aren't they releasing this in the u.s.
You're a couple years too late my friend. We've been wating on these for some time.

As for the why, I guess they're too busy re-releasing already perfectly acceptable discs like Snatch, Léon and Zorro. Where do you expect them to find the time to release classic movies new to DVD?
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I gave Sony a year before buying the import versions - all three sets worth the region free upgrade (my quibbles about the 5.1 remixes aside). They're all very well done. You may also want to consider the reg 2 German Paramount editions of FOD/FAFDM - superior restorations and original mono tracks included. Xploited cinema sells everything discussed above.
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Originally Posted by manicsounds
Why wait?
What's preventing me is that down the road, I'd like to share these movies with family/friends. Doubt that they'll ALL have region-free players.
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Originally Posted by ShagMan
Maybe I'll get off my duff and get these ordered from amazon.co.uk.

or pay much less and get them from cdwow.




Geofferson-get the region-free and buy these plus Shaun of the Dead and all of the Russ Meyer flicks w/many extras.
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I realize these are from the UK, but is there anywhere in the U.S. that I could get theese by mail ordrer?
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Originally Posted by Buford T Pusser
Geofferson-get the region-free and buy these plus Shaun of the Dead and all of the Russ Meyer flicks w/many extras.
Will do. (.)(.)
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Man, oh man, I'm really really debating whether or not I should get that German 4-disc set of FOD/FAFDM. That set looks beautiful, and I love those films. And for $46.95, that's a good deal. Still. Agh!
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And the SEs are still available in digipacks with some really nice artwork (shown on the links below)

"A Fistful of Dollars"
"For a Few Dollars More"
"A Fistful of Dynamite" (a few seconds are cut for horsefalls)

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No horsefall, no sale!!!
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About the horsefalls - I hate censorship as much as the next guy, but I couldn't even notice the cuts. When weighing the cheap UK dvd against the extra bucks for a Swiss or French edition, it wasn't really an issue with me. Oh, and BBFC - there are hundreds of people (innocent and otherwise)violently killed in this film, and you're offended by a few horses falling down? I suppose you could argue the killing is fake, and the horsefalls are real, but the imagery is still there. Just what are you putting in your blood pudding these days?
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I guess the point is to not encourage people to kill animals for our entertainment, whatever your view may be on that.

This disc, and movie is fantastic, and I really recomend people give it a look, even if they're scared of PAL speed up. The image has been cleaned up wonderfully. Not as well as the Good Bad Ugly SE, but still mighty fine. And the extras are actually fairly interesting for a change.

BTW I think Sony only own the rights to MGM catalogue titles after 1986, with a few exceptions (for example the Bond franchise). The rest of the catalogue is owned by WB.
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BTW I think Sony only own the rights to MGM catalogue titles after 1986, with a few exceptions (for example the Bond franchise). The rest of the catalogue is owned by WB.
If it's true, then that sure makes me a happy camper!
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Originally Posted by Burnt Thru

BTW I think Sony only own the rights to MGM catalogue titles after 1986, with a few exceptions (for example the Bond franchise). The rest of the catalogue is owned by WB.
Sony now controls the entire United Artists catalog(Bond) going back to day one. Fistful of Dynamite is UA.
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Originally Posted by mike7162
Oh, and BBFC - there are hundreds of people (innocent and otherwise)violently killed in this film, and you're offended by a few horses falling down? I suppose you could argue the killing is fake, and the horsefalls are real, but the imagery is still there.
I don't have much of a view on animal abuse, but you pretty much nailed the big difference yourself. Why would you second-guess it? The difference is between staged violence and real animal abuse. To think it's about imagery is pretty odd.
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