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The Big Gundown from Japan

Old 11-22-10, 06:26 PM
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The Big Gundown from Japan



Anyone know anything about this DVD? How's the picture quality?
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Old 11-23-10, 06:24 PM
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Re: The Big Gundown from Japan

Looks like somebody got a happy ending.
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Old 11-28-10, 09:32 AM
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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.
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Old 12-01-10, 08:54 AM
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Re: The Big Gundown from Japan

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.
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Old 12-01-10, 09:03 AM
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Re: The Big Gundown from Japan

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!
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Old 12-01-10, 10:03 AM
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The runtime of the nicely done Franco Cleef Reconstruction - mentioned by hanshotfirst113 - is 1:45:xx...approximately 16 minutes longer than the Japanese release.
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Old 12-01-10, 02:48 PM
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Re: The Big Gundown from Japan

Some info here and also here.
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Old 02-02-11, 06:47 AM
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Re: The Big Gundown from Japan



This version is "currently unavailable" from AMAZON GERMANY.
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Old 02-02-11, 12:38 PM
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Re: The Big Gundown from Japan

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This version is "currently unavailable" from AMAZON GERMANY.
No English language track. I'll stick with the Franco Cleef reconstruction.
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