Long Days of Vengeance / I lunghi giorni della vendetta (Florestano Vancini, 1967)


(Dorado) #1

I just got this film from x-rated. In my opinion its the second best Giuliano Gemma film only behind "Day of anger"
It beats me why this one is not more known than it is, it has a good story, very good acting and great cinematography, the only thing this film lacks is a great score from Morricone.


(ENNIOO) #2

[quote=“Dorado, post:1, topic:513”]I just got this film from x-rated. In my opinion its the second best Giuliano Gemma film only behind "Day of anger"
It beats me why this one is not more known than it is, it has a good story, very good acting and great cinematography, the only thing this film lacks is a great score from Morricone.[/quote]
When you access the english language track, does a message come up something to the effect ‘Only for Sale in Germany, Switzerland’ or something?

Also, is the longer cut of the film in 1.85 widescreen and the shorter cut in 2.35 widescreen?

I have read this information, but its always nice to have confirmation from an unbiased source, if you know what I mean.

I have read many good things about this film.

Thanks.


(Dorado) #3

The disc contains two versions a Spanish and an Italian one, on bot of them there is this message “Only for sale in Germany, Austria and Switzerland” beneath the screen.
This message can not be removed and it stays there through the entire film.

Their is also false information on the dvd cover, the spanish version of the film is claimed to run 118 min compared to the italian who only runs 90 min. The fact is that they both run 90 min.

Those things aside this film is still great and the dvd is highly recommended.


(ENNIOO) #4

[quote=“Dorado, post:3, topic:513”]The disc contains two versions a Spanish and an Italian one, on bot of them there is this message “Only for sale in Germany, Austria and Switzerland” beneath the screen.
This message can not be removed and it stays there through the entire film.

Their is also false information on the dvd cover, the spanish version of the film is claimed to run 118 min compared to the italian who only runs 90 min. The fact is that they both run 90 min.

Those things aside this film is still great and the dvd is highly recommended.[/quote]

Thats interesting thanks for the info.

Is the film in 2.35 widescreen then?.

I had this message on my official X rated Son of Django release, and managed to get rid of the message by copying the film with DVD shrink and removing the menu screen as this is what causes that forced message.

I do not like doing this, but at least I have purchased the film originally and it is for my use only.

Anyway I now have Son of Django without that message now.


(Dorado) #5

The Spanish version is in 2.35 ratio the italian one in 1.85 ratio, this is the only difference between them, the runtime is 90 min for both of them.


(ENNIOO) #6

Thanks for the info, and I will make a purchase on pay day I think.

Sounds a really interesting western, and I am surprised we do not hear more about this film.


(Dorado) #7

It surprises me to, this film has some similarities with the better known “The return of Ringo” only its much better in every aspect.


(ENNIOO) #8

Well at least there is me and you, and hopefully more when people read this post!


(Stanton) #9

That’s wrong!

The italian runs 118 Min, and is therefore uncut. Unfortunatly is this version not in the correct aspect ratio, and the picture quality is also not so good compared to the short spanish version.
Nevertheless a good disc, until a better one appears, which maybe is never.

Good film. Buy it.


(Dorado) #10

[quote=“stanton, post:9, topic:513”]That’s wrong!
The italian runs 118 Min, and is therefore uncut. Unfortunatly is this version not in the correct aspect ratio, and the picture quality is also not so good compared to the short spanish version.[/quote]
You are right, I watched the spanish version witch according to the dvd cover runs 118 min, but thats wrong it only runs 90 min.
The italian version however should only run 90 min according to the cover, but I just played it through with the fast forward button pressed down and it runs those 118.
So they just messed it up on the dvd cover.


(Bluntwolf) #11

I’ve recently watched this movie again after years. One of Gemma’s best (among ‘Day of anger’ and ‘California’) !!! I liked the score ! Even Tarantino used it in the manga sequence of ‘Kill Bill I’ !!!


(Bill san Antonio) #12

I’m a big Gemma fan but I found this film very boring… I don’t know exactly why but I have watched it twice now and I fell asleep both times.


(Bluntwolf) #13

You should quit smokin’ :wink: ! Just kiddin’ !!! By the way the original Italian title is ’ I lunghi giorni della vendetta’ ! They messed up the cover pretty well !!!


(Stanton) #14

I’ve read somewhere that originally Duccio Tessari was designated to direct this movie.
May be if it so had happened, the title had been changed to Ringo’s Revenge, it had been a greater success, and everybody would hail it now as a classic.

Life is so unpredictable.


(ENNIOO) #15

I have just ordered so will be on its way soon, and will look forward to watching.


(Dorado) #16

[quote=“stanton, post:14, topic:513”]I’ve read somewhere that originally Duccio Tessari was designated to direct this movie.
May be if it so had happened, the title had been changed to Ringo’s Revenge, it had been a greater success, and everybody would hail it now as a classic.

Life is so unpredictable.[/quote]
It also struck me when I saw the film that this was “Ringo 3”, I did not know though that Tessari originaly should have directed this film. Had that happened the film would for sure have been named “Ringo something” and be known to a wider audience.


(Cian) #17

I just received it. As usual from X-rated, it’s in one of those stupid large cases. Why do they do that??? Does anyone have a custom cover available?


(ENNIOO) #18

Yes, I am not a fan of these boxes, and it puzzles me why they do it.

I have no custom cover , but if I come across one I will let you know.


(Bill san Antonio) #19

[quote=“Cian, post:17, topic:513”]I just received it. As usual from X-rated, it’s in one of those stupid large cases. Why do they do that??? Does anyone have a custom cover available?[/quote]You could try to get scan of SPO cover, I have it but it’s bad quality.

I have started to like those x-rated dvd cases. When you have few of them in your shelf they look kinda cool.


(Cian) #20

[quote=“Bill san Antonio, post:19, topic:513”]You could try to get scan of SPO cover, I have it but it’s bad quality.

I have started to like those x-rated dvd cases. When you have few of them in your shelf they look kinda cool.[/quote]

They might look cool if they fitted onto my shelf!