Cheap box sets


(bladerunnerblues) #261

Went in to Dollar General last night to look for a few things.I remembered seeing something in their ad in the Sunday paper about $1 DVDs so I thought I’d take a look
They had a few of Echo Bridges sets
I walked out with

and

http://www.ebhe.com/dvd/Western_V_1_27974

Someone goofed big time on the above set.I didn’t even notice it til I got home and opened the set,that there are 15,not 25,movies included.

So I ended up paying 2 bucks and change for 2 spaghettis I have been wanting to see for years(BUDDY GOES WEST;LIFE IS TOUGH EH PROVIDENCE)and 1 spaghetti I don’t think I had ever heard of (WANTED)

I have 0 interest in the John Wayne movies.And the rest of the titles included look mildy interesting to pretty dull.
They even fooled me in to thinking I was getting a Tom Selleck western,but the one movie that does feature him isn’t even a western!
It;s some made for TV movie called SUPERDOME.


(kung fu gunman) #262

Found this in the $5 bin at Walmart. “6 Movie Tombstone Collection” http://www.amazon.com/6-Movie-Tombstone-Collection-Gary-Busey/dp/B00MXYG2LW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420608482&sr=8-1&keywords=tombstone+collection

If you Meet Startana, Pray For Your Death- cropped to around 1:85. Looks the same as the Videoasia Sartana 10 pack.

Silver Saddle- nice looking 2:35

Man, Pride and Vengeance- nice looking 2:35

Hooded Angels- full screen, newer, low budget women cowboy movie. Not watched.

Gone to Texas- I haven’t had a look at this yet

I will Fight No More Forever- full screen, not watched.


(gringo_bastardo) #263

[quote=“kung fu gunman, post:262, topic:786”]Found this in the $5 bin at Walmart. “6 Movie Tombstone Collection” http://www.amazon.com/6-Movie-Tombstone-Collection-Gary-Busey/dp/B00MXYG2LW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420608482&sr=8-1&keywords=tombstone+collection

Silver Saddle- nice looking 2:35[/quote]
That alone is fivers worth. Great movie, I paid more for koch media disc.


(JohnnyCashFan66) #264

I wrote a review for this set 20-Movie Great American Westerns: Rangers & Outlaws on Amazon:

This set contains 20 westerns, mostly Italian made westerns, including a few rare ones that aren’t offered on many other budget packs. I was very interested in seeing “The Bounty Killer” since it is Tomas Milian’s first western and a Quentin Tarantino favorite–and I was let down by audio that becomes out of sync after about 30 minutes into the movie. It was still watchable but far from ideal, yet the other movies I quickly tested on the same disc had no audio problems.

Update: I watched “The Price of Power” and it was overall very good quality, and I think the longest cut released in English running at 108 minutes, a bit longer than the Mill Creek release.

Most of the movies are presented in a letterboxed widescreen format, which means that the whole picture is preserved but it is reduced to a full screen size. Not ideal, but at least the edges aren’t cut! Here is a breakdown of the picture formats.

Disc 1
Sundance Cassidy and Butch the Kid / Full screen
Life Is Tough, Eh Providence? / Widescreen
The Bounty Killer / Letterboxed Widescreen
The Price of Power / Letterboxed Widescreen
Disc 2
Massacre Time / Letterboxed Widescreen
Some Dollars for Django / Letterboxed Widescreen
Little Rita of the West / Letterboxed Widescreen
Light the Fuse… Sartana Is coming / Letterboxed Widescreen
Disc 3
Holy Water Joe / Letterboxed Widescreen
Dig Your Grave… Sabata Is coming / Full screen
Buffalo Bill Hero of the West / Letterboxed Widescreen? (hard to tell)
Sartana Killed Them All / Letterboxed Widescreen
Disc 4 (the American westerns)
Gone to Texas / Full screen
The Bounty Man / Full screen
The Trackers / Full screen
I Will Fight No More Forever / Full screen
Disc 5
Buddy Goes West / Letterboxed Widescreen
Wanted / Letterboxed Widescreen
Sartana in the Valley of Death / Letterboxed Widescreen
Blood Money / Letterboxed Widescreen

In short, the only true widescreen release is “Life is Tough, Eh Providence?” though I believe the four American westerns were originally shot in full screen. The picture and audio quality seems to range but they generally look fine for a budget pack. Running time seems to match with packaging for all releases.


(Jonny Powers) #265

I know I did a review of one or two budget packs on Amazon a while back, along with matching films without proper US releases to budget packs. All of those have, to my knowledge, been released on other budget sets, though as far as runtimes go, I’m not sure about that. With Price of Power I think I have that on a couple different releases; checking them the only listed runtime is on an Echo Bridge 8 movie pack at 108 min. My Mill Creek 44 pack runs at 107 min, VideoAsia SW Bible Vol. 3 is listed as the same, looks to be the same print ported over too ::slight_smile:


(The Man With a Name) #266

I bought some of the Mill Creek box sets. I like them. There’s plenty of good transfers in there. You get a lot of rubbish, too, but you can’t complain considering the price!


(Rutledal) #267

Some screenshots and quick comments on the Django Collection Volume Two which I recently bought for its inclusion of Death is Sweet for a Soldier of God.

10.000 Dollars for a Massacre (on the set as 10,000 Dollars for Django)


It has that “fullscreen widescreen” thing going on where its in widescreen, but squeezed into 4:3. The picture quality is on par with any cheap set release of this film.

Django and Sartana… Showdown in the West (and not Django Defies Sartana as the box claims)


Fullscreen, sub-par and blurry image quality. Get the Shout! Factory disc.

Django Kills Silently


Probably the best looking film on the set, but its still just a compressed version of the Shout! Factory disc.

The Stranger’s Gundown (Django the Bastard) (on the set as Django the Avenger)


The only proper widescreen print of the set, but its the usual cheap print of this with the dark scenes are way to dark and you can’t see anything.

Kill Django, Kill First


Very washed out, very cheap looking fullscreen print with an added credits scene done in iMovie. Seems like a compressed version of the Oz disc with added credits.

Death Is Sweet From The Soldier Of God (on the set as Django Adios)


Claims to be remastered, but looks like an overly compressed .flv video. It is in actual widescreen too though, it just looks like crap. My guess is this is a compressed rip of a CG version or something. Some dialogue in Italian without subs.

Verdict: Avoid, Death is Sweet for a Soldier of God is the only one that doesn’t have a vastly superior official release, but any unofficial bootleg of the film must be better than this crap.


(The Man With a Name) #268

The Django Collection volumes 1 & 2 are pretty good. I got them for around £2 each + postage.


(The Man With a Name) #269

[quote=“Rutledal, post:267, topic:786”]Some screenshots and quick comments on the Django Collection Volume Two which I recently bought for its inclusion of Death is Sweet for a Soldier of God.

10.000 Dollars for a Massacre (on the set as 10,000 Dollars for Django)


It has that “fullscreen widescreen” thing going on where its in widescreen, but squeezed into 4:3. The picture quality is on par with any cheap set release of this film.

Django and Sartana… Showdown in the West (and not Django Defies Sartana as the box claims)


Fullscreen, sub-par and blurry image quality. Get the Shout! Factory disc.

Django Kills Silently


Probably the best looking film on the set, but its still just a compressed version of the Shout! Factory disc.

The Stranger’s Gundown (Django the Bastard) (on the set as Django the Avenger)


The only proper widescreen print of the set, but its the usual cheap print of this with the dark scenes are way to dark and you can’t see anything.

Kill Django, Kill First


Very washed out, very cheap looking fullscreen print with an added credits scene done in iMovie. Seems like a compressed version of the Oz disc with added credits.

Death Is Sweet From The Soldier Of God (on the set as Django Adios)


Claims to be remastered, but looks like an overly compressed .flv video. It is in actual widescreen too though, it just looks like crap. My guess is this is a compressed rip of a CG version or something. Some dialogue in Italian without subs.

Verdict: Avoid, Death is Sweet for a Soldier of God is the only one that doesn’t have a vastly superior official release, but any unofficial bootleg of the film must be better than this crap.[/quote]

I liked these for the price.


(Sebastian) #270

And another


(Sebastian) #271

And another

and

if someone wants to add it to the DB…


(Sebastian) #272

the second one is now 5,79 EUR :blush:


(Jonny Powers) #273

Hey, could you tell me if ‘Django, a Bullet for You’ in the Django Collection vol 1 is really Dos Mil Dolares por Coyote? I saw in another listing it just being ‘Some Dollars for Django’ in which case the listing will need to be fixed :stuck_out_tongue:


(The Man With a Name) #274

No idea what I did with those. To be honest, I was pretty desperate at the time but as soon as I got better transfers, they became more or less useless.


(Jonny Powers) #275

Alright, fair enough, thanks!


(Lykaon) #276

Greetings from Germany,

I went to a Saturn market to buy myself (at last) the Once Upon a Time in the West-Bluray when my eyes fell on the tiny western-dvd-sheld where I found a very interesting truly cheap Sartana-DVD-Box with german audio only etc. the usual cheap-boxset (7,99 EUR for 8 movies … ^^)

Sadly I don’t find any informations about which movies are cut -.-

this is the box: https://www.saturn.de/de/product/_sartana-collection-western-dvd-2429828.html

the movies are

Sartana kommt (IT/ES 1970; ca. 91 Min.; FSK 18)
Sartana zieht schneller (IT 1972; ca. 98 Min.; FSK 12)
Django und Sartana kommen (IT 1970; ca. 84 Min.; FSK 18)
Django - Schieß mir das Lied vom Sterben (IT 1970; ca. 88 Min.; FSK 18)
Ringo, such Dir einen Platz zum Sterben (IT 1968; ca. 84 Min.; FSK 16)
Weihwasser Joe (IT 1971; ca. 91 Min.; FSK 18)

even OFDB did not have any info about cut/uncut… (okay, the reason is probably, that the boxset was released only 2 days ago …)
https://www.ssl.ofdb.de/view.php?page=fassung_vorab&fid=28587&vid=86890

Thank you in advance -.-’


(Sebastian) #277

Guess it is time to update https://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Cheap_box_sets#Germany


(Lykaon) #278

and there is another box …

http://www.mediamarkt.de/de/product/_django-und-sartana-xxl-western-dvd-2172737.html

(I have to check it out too…but OFDB says, that they have several cut movies in)

https://ssl.ofdb.de/view.php?page=fassung&fid=10483&vid=426991