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The Great Silence (1968) - 6/5/18

Old 10-20-17, 07:28 PM
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The Great Silence (1968) - 6/5/18

One of my most anxiously anticipated Blu-ray releases is at long last on its way:

Film Movement has acquired all North American distribution rights to the classic 1968 spaghetti western The Great Silence.

The deal was brokered by president of Film Movement Michael E Rosenberg and Oliver Bachert of Beta Cinema. Following its 2K HD theatrical release of Mexican auteur Arturo Ripstein’s feature film debut Time To Die, Film Movement will bring The Great Silence to North American screens for the very first time, with a blu-ray and digital release to follow.

Set in Snow Hill, Utah (but shot in Italy’s rugged Dolomites), during an unforgiving and bone chilling winter near the end of the 19th century, The Great Silence opens on a group of bloodthirsty bounty hunters, led by the vicious Loco, as they prey on a band of persecuted outlaws who’ve taken to the hills. As the price on each head is collected one-by-one, only a mute gunslinger named Silence stands between the innocent refugees and the greed and corruption that the bounty hunters represent. But, in this harsh, brutal world, the lines between right and wrong aren’t always clear and good doesn’t always triumph.

Sergio Corbucci directed the film, which stars Jean-Louis Trintignant, Klaus Kinski and Vonetta McGee.

“The Great Silence is widely considered to be one of the best and most influential spaghetti westerns ever made,” Rosenberg said. “Following our experiences releasing Time To Die in the states for the very first time, we’re excited to saddle up to bring yet another restored classic western to North American moviegoers, certain to be thrilled by Corbucci’s masterful dark vision.”

In addition to The Great Silence, Film Movement has also recently acquired Atsuko Hiryanagi’s offbeat romantic comedy Oh Lucy!, Oren Jacoby’s street art documentary Shadwoman, and Laurie Simmons’ feature film debut My Art.
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I have the old US DVD of this, but have only watched it once several years ago or more. I do remember liking it though, I will have to revisit sometime soon. Not many Spaghetti Westerns are set in snowbound locations.
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one of my favourite westerns of alltime. I wasn't expecting this to ever get a good Blu Ray release. great news.
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Film Movement has quietly been churning out several great BDs a year. This likely means it will include special features of some kind. I don't remember any barebone releases from them.
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I will buy this.
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I will buy this as well. Glad to hear of a BD release for this.
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..can't wait for this great spaghetti western
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This is on sale or about $23 on Amazon or through Target.
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Grrrrr.

Given I hear nothing but positive WOM on this, I'm getting kind of eager to see it.
I could probably bite at that price, but I'd rather wait and see if it ever drops under $20. A few big purchases recently and upcoming, along with the big Kino and Criterion sales ahead are cooling my heels.

Anyone know if this is a limited edition that is likely to sell out at some point? Any experience with Film Movement and price drops on their catalog over time?
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Anyone know if this is a limited edition that is likely to sell out at some point? Any experience with Film Movement and price drops on their catalog over time?
This release is not a Limited Edition.

Film Movement holds pretty firm on the prices for their DVDs & Blu-Rays.
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Thanks for the info

As much as I'd like to see what all the buzz is about, I need to exercise some restraint.

Hopefully it will hit this $23 price point again when I have less on my plate.
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Thanks for the info

As much as I'd like to see what all the buzz is about, I need to exercise some restraint.

Hopefully it will hit this $23 price point again when I have less on my plate.
It's a fantastic film. Anyone who loves Westerns needs it on their shelves

You'll probably be able to find it at or near $23 in the near future, if Film Movement's pricing with Moebius (2013), Violent Cop (1989), Boiling Point (1993) mean anything. Those 3 films were released in the last 3-4 years.

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I have the previously released DVD checked out from the library. I have not gotten around to it.
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Here are screenshots and such for The Great Silence. They did a nice job with the film transfer, albeit it's a step or two behind the best vintage Italian transfers from the 1960s I've seen.

http://doblu.com/2018/06/04/the-grea...lu-ray-review/
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It's a fantastic film. Anyone who loves Westerns needs it on their shelves


I still have the old Fantoma dvd. Need to upgrade, but will keep my fingers crossed and wait for a price drop.
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I still have the old Fantoma dvd. Need to upgrade, but will keep my fingers crossed and wait for a price drop.
I still have my Australian DVD, which is uncut, has the OAR as well as Italian & English Mono Audio Tracks.

I'll definitely hold onto it until I can upgrade to the BD.
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