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 Posted:   Oct 7, 2013 - 11:21 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

I have the German Koch (Italian-only) DVD, but this will be a must-have for me.

Greg Espinoza

Specs per Grindhouse:

Grindhouse Releasing is proud to present the first-ever U.S. home video release of the greatest Spaghetti Western you've never seen - Sergio Sollima's widescreen epic THE BIG GUNDOWN. The legendary Lee Van Cleef stars as a relentless bounty hunter on the trail of Cuchillo (Euro-film superstar Tomas Milian), a savage Mexican outlaw accused of the rape and murder of a twelve-year-old girl. Written by ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST screenwriter Sergio Donati, THE BIG GUNDOWN features an incredible soundtrack by Ennio Morricone. This Special Edition contains 15 additional minutes of gunslinging action never before seen in America.

Special Features:
* Four Disc Deluxe Limited Edition Combo Pack - Two Blu-rays, One DVD And One Bonus CD
* Individually Numbered And Limited To 3000 Copies
* Spectacular New 2K Digital Restoration Of The Original Uncensored English Language Version, Newly Expanded With Three Additional Scenes
* LA RESA DEI CONTI - The Complete, 110 Minute Director's Cut Presented In Italian With Optional English Bubtitles And Special Musical Subtitles
* Bonus CD - THE BIG GUNDOWN - Original Soundtrack By Ennio Morricone
* Compelling In-Depth Interviews With Director Sergio Sollima, Star Tomas Milian And Screenwriter Sergio Donati (ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST)
* Audio Commentary By Western Film Experts C. Courtney Joyner And Henry C. Parke
* Liner Notes By C. Courtney Joyner And Euro-Music Expert Gergely Hubai
* Extensive Still Galleries, Trailers And TV Spots
* AND OTHER SURPRISES!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FMDL4UK/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00FMDL4UK&linkCode=as2&tag=vglnk-c25-20

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 4:14 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Might just have found this year's Christmas present...

(You don't get enough films with bubtitles these days smile )

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

So now another video label is going the "limited edition" route, although the Amazon listing says nothing about that. Amazon also lists the running time at 95 minutes, which must be for the expanded English-language version, since the original U.S. theatrical version ran about 90 minutes.

I saw THE BIG GUNDOWN around 1972, on local broadcast television, on a 12-inch B&W portable TV, panned-and-scanned and edited to fit into a 90-minute slot. And I've never seen it since. So, really, you might as well say that I haven't seen it at all. But that viewing made me buy the soundtrack LP, and after 40 years of repeated listening to it and its CD versions, I feel as if I know the film.



 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 12:10 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)


http://www.cinemaretro.com/index.php?/archives/2854-LEE-VAN-CLEEFS-THE-BIG-GUNDOWN-THE-RESTORATION-OF-A-SPAGHETTI-WESTERN-CULT-CLASSIC-IN-CINEMA-RETRO-13.html


BOb,
THIS is the only version worth watching!

brm

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I have the German Koch (Italian-only) DVD, but this will be a must-have for me.

Greg Espinoza

Specs per Grindhouse:

Special Features:
*
* Compelling In-Depth Interviews With Director Sergio Sollima, Star Tomas Milian And Screenwriter Sergio Donati (ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST)
* Audio Commentary By Western Film Experts C. Courtney Joyner And Henry C. Parke
* Liner Notes By C. Courtney Joyner And Euro-Music Expert Gergely Hubai

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FMDL4UK/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00FMDL4UK&linkCode=as2&tag=vglnk-c25-20


Nice of 'em to ask me to contribute....

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 12:26 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I have the German Koch (Italian-only) DVD, but this will be a must-have for me.

Greg Espinoza

Specs per Grindhouse:



Special Features:

* Spectacular New 2K Digital Restoration Of The Original Uncensored English Language Version, Newly Expanded With Three Additional Scenes.......




...... with the cut scenes in Italian, i presume!
If it is that, I TAINT RESTORED, PAL!

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

ya' think i can get a "review" copy?

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 1:24 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

..... this will be a must-have for me.

Greg Espinoza

Special Features:
* Bonus CD - THE BIG GUNDOWN - Original Soundtrack By Ennio Morricone





Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

not another one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
bruce

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 3:13 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

http://www.cinemaretro.com/index.php?/archives/2854-LEE-VAN-CLEEFS-THE-BIG-GUNDOWN-THE-RESTORATION-OF-A-SPAGHETTI-WESTERN-CULT-CLASSIC-IN-CINEMA-RETRO-13.html

BOb,
THIS is the only version worth watching!

brm


The webpage says that "An official restored version of the film has been released in Germany by Kochmedia-dvd.com, but it does not have an English soundtrack."

It that the same as the 110 minute Italian version that is on this new Blu-ray?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 3:31 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

http://www.cinemaretro.com/index.php?/archives/2854-LEE-VAN-CLEEFS-THE-BIG-GUNDOWN-THE-RESTORATION-OF-A-SPAGHETTI-WESTERN-CULT-CLASSIC-IN-CINEMA-RETRO-13.html

BOb,
THIS is the only version worth watching!

brm


The webpage says that "An official restored version of the film has been released in Germany by Kochmedia-dvd.com, but it does not have an English soundtrack."

It that the same as the 110 minute Italian version that is on this new Blu-ray?


Bob. I have that version, and the run time listed on the case is 105 min., but it is an R2 DVD, so there is some PAL speed up.

Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 5:12 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)


Special Features:
* Bonus CD - THE BIG GUNDOWN - Original Soundtrack By Ennio Morricone


Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

not another one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
bruce

Hah! I was wondering how long that would take? wink

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2013 - 11:14 AM   
 By:   The Cat   (Member)

* AND OTHER SURPRISES!

Oh, this sounds really interesting... wink

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2013 - 9:26 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

This article was just posted on another site and talks about the restoration of the U.S. version.

I'm really looking forward to getting this.

https://www.truewestmagazine.com/jcontent/entertainment/entertainment/western-movies/6366-westerns-digging-for-treasure

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 11:10 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

This article was just posted on another site and talks about the reconstruction of the U.S. version.

I'm really looking forward to getting this.

https://www.truewestmagazine.com/jcontent/entertainment/entertainment/western-movies/6366-westerns-digging-for-treasure

Greg Espinoza


i will wait until YOU buy it to find out if it is what we all want - the complete film in ENGLISH
(maybe you should hold on to you Pal dvd wink )
brm

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 6:19 PM   
 By:   Warunsun   (Member)

I haven't seen this film but I always did like Lee Van Cleef so I might check this out.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 4, 2013 - 8:34 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

My finances aligned, so I preordered this baby. smile

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2013 - 10:58 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

My finances aligned, so I preordered this baby. smile

Greg Espinoza

and it will be mailed to my address, right?
smile
btw Greg, can you resend me the e-mail for Grindhouse again?
thanks darlin'
bruce

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2013 - 3:23 PM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

Evidently a favorite of the "downtown" composer John Zorn, who is receiving much attention this year as he turns 70. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Gundown_%28album%29

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 12:55 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Evidently a favorite of the "downtown" composer John Zorn, who is receiving much attention this year as he turns 70. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Gundown_%28album%29

I could never get through Zorn's album.

Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

I should have Big Gundown in my hot little hands by next week. Can't wait.

Greg Espinoza

 
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