[quote=“autephex, post:127, topic:271”]I’ve also had a fellow messaging me about a French TV recording. Tabernas, is your French version from TV also?
I suppose I’ve made a mistake in claiming it as uncut, since it is uncertain now. I figured that the 118 runtime matches the original theatrical time, so it qualifies, but maybe not.
Also Tabernas, are the German/French recordings PAL?[/quote]
It’s probably as ‘uncut’ as we ever get. If there’s still anything missing, it might be lost forever, unless we’ll have some kind of ‘lucky finder’ (like in the case with Dryer’s La passion de Jeanne D’Arc).
Stanton said this 118 version still makes a cut impression. I don’t know. It’s feels uneven, occasionally a bit patchy, but this might be the result of the movie’s genesis. Band accepted a script he didn’t particularly like and no doubt made a lot of changes. If you don’t take the time to ‘level out’ the stilistic differences in such a case, that what you get: an uneven, patchy work. And then there’s Corbucci. Did or didn’t he film anything, and if he did, what did they do with this material? Throw it away? Use it? Use snippets of it, or some ideas?