The BU disc is indeed great. There are some great shots in this version that were omitted from previous releases that really showcase Corbucci’s talent behind the camera. It is also paramount to have the Italian audio because Franco Nero delivers his lines wonderfully and that English dubbing is beyond awful.
[quote=“Stanton, post:39, topic:148”]The 1st half and the ending are great, sometimes brilliant, but the whole part with the mexicans is surprisingly conventional.
The smaller shootouts are brilliantly made, but in the greater action scenes unfortunately the cheapness shows, they are not so well cut like in Corbucci’s later SWs and look rather static.
That’s why Django is not as good as The Great Silence and The Mercenary, which are his masterpieces.[/quote]
I absolutely love Django at the beginning; it is an iconic SW. However I also felt it really started to suffer in the main body of the movie and only began to redeem itself right towards the end. Nevertheless, it will always be a classic.