I like the movie from the first time I saw it. I must have the “Moviedrome introduction” by Alex Cox somewhere on a tape.
I finally got time to see my Explosive media DVD. There are some scenes added that I did not see before on my VHS tape, these scenes were in Italian and with subtitles. In total there is about 15 minutes extra.
The first scene is one of the hide-outs where during a lightning storm the bullet is removed from Beauregard. First he wants Brad to do this but he cam’t so he does it himself.
Very quickly afterwards we see him back on his feet practicing drawing, aiming and shooting. Here Brad tries to shoot with a gun also (the second time after the shooting of the chains)
When a rabbit passes Fletcher is unable to shoot at it while Beauregard is shooting it without thinking (nice dying scene of the rabbit :D)
This mising scene sets Beauregard as a tough bandit with several hideouts. He kills the rabbit with no necessity as there is food enough. He was practicing guns from his youth.
This scene is in contrast with a later scene (also added towards my tape version) where Beauregard challenges Brad to a duel in the hideout camp. There Brad is able to draw against Beauregard and we see that he has changed in his manners.
After the bank robbery in jail we see that Beauregard finally meets Zachary. He tells Beauregard that a temporary flaw is possible as he was captured without even shooting somebody but that he will be on his feet again very quickly and be the wolf he was before. This is followed by the vigilantes which will ride out to the hideout. Siringo is not willing to lead them as he does not want to be part of the massacre he suspects will take place.
Here I have some question marks:
Somehow Zachary must have noticed that Beauregard has changed and I suppose that is the reason why he is leading the vigilantes. This still does nt explain why he is so murderous
Ver quickly thereafter Beauregard is escaped from jail but I still do not know how he did that
With the added scenes towards the VHS tape I have the change of the characters become more acceptable.
This Explosive media DVD has goor English dubbing, only the added scenes are in Italian with subtitles. Annoying is that the subtiltles are pretty far below the movie so I had to scroll the picture partly out of the TV in order to read the bottom line.
At the bonus DVD there is an interview with Sollima and Milan which I still have to see.