well I promised to translate the article I wrote for an italian forum - Nocturno and not Gentedirispetto as said in another topic - but it seems it has been deleted.
I can’t remember the details of course, so I will try to make clear some points about the 4 different DVD versions available in Italy.
Unfortunately I am not in Italy now so I can not check some details.
-the first edition came on a single disc by Rarovideo
-the second edition is by Stormovie and it features 3 different cuts: italian version, international version, german super 8 version
-a new, remastered edition was made by Stormovie 1 year later than the first edition
-a remastered 99 minutes edition was announced in 2007 by Rarovideo but it never came out
-a DVD version for newspaper shops is regularly relaunched (twice at year) by Hobby&Work in the “Bud&Terence” Serie: it is the same edition as Rarovideo
They all have differences in lenght, format, opening credit, quality
The first edition by Rarovideo is non anamorphic and video format is wrong. The master used is pretty poor in quality.
Lenght: 96 minutes. Far longer than the Storm 2 DVd edition but with a very poor video quality and the night scenes are confused and competely dark.
This is the longest version available in Italy.
Video: 2:35,1 letterbox.
Audio: italian mono.
Opening credits: In italian
The double DVD set by Storm Video out in 2006 has the following features:
Lenght: 82 minutes (on the backcover it is said 90 minutes)
Video: 2.35:1 widescreen 16:9
Languages: Italian 5.1, Italian 2.0, English 2.0, German 2.0
Lenght: 85 minutes
Audio: Italian 2.0
Film “Super 8 version” (german)
Lenght: 31 minuti
Audio: Italian 2.0, German 2.0
Extra: Opening credits in italian, english, german
The most notable difference between the international version and the comedy version is the sequence were the dwarf comes out from the…camino (I don’t know how to say it in english, sorry…)
The international version is anamprphic and has a better printing quality than the comedy version. Both are, anyway, far better than the first Rarovideo edition.
The Super 8 version is just the german Super 8 with italian language added on it
The new edition announced in 2007 by Rarovideo claimed to be uncut and the most complete. with a declared lenght of 99 minutes, remastered from an original 35 mm negative
It was never put on sale
Instead, in 2007 Stormovie put out a “New integral version”:
opening and final credits in english
audio: italian, german, english mono
Lenght: 95 minutes (1 minute shorter than the Rarovideo shitty edition)
Unfortunately I can not check other details…my brother in China should have a rip of one of the 4 edition so I may ask him to check