little more information on this…
found a runtime converter for PAL to NTSC to help shed some light here…
According to this tool, this new US release of Viva Django is missing 3.36 minutes compared to the uncut 89 minute German PAL release. The exact runtime on the Grindhouse Experience US release is 87 mins 58 seconds, whereas the German PAL release is 89 mins.
87 mins 58 seconds in NTSC(USA) video converts to 84 mins 22 seconds in PAL video, so we’re missing 3 minutes 36 seconds here.
For some information on the other western titles in this set…
Tedeum is included with a runtime of 92 mins 18 seconds. I have a PAL version of Tedeum which runs 92 mins 11 seconds. 92 mins 11 seconds in PAL converts to 96 mins 7 seconds NTSC. So despite both versions of Tedeum I have being almost identical looking, poor quality VHS rips, this new Gringhouse Experience release seems to be missing 4 minutes from the PAL version I have. For some further detail, the PAL version of Tedeum I have contains hardcoded Finnish subtitles, and is a bit sharper on the image. This US Grindhouse Experience release looks about the same, but no subtitles and it is blurry looking by comparison.
The other titles included are…
Trinity and Bambino, which is Sons of Trinity
Jesse and Lester
Revenge of Trinity
and Trinity goes East is not remotely a western, is a newer title, and looks pretty horrible- except for i saw a review which said the martial arts are decent… which looks possible, but i don’t know that i will ever try to watch this one. The box claims its “the last and best incarnation of the Trinity franchise” - although it is not a western. It does not even appear to be a East Meets West or Sword and Sandals flick.
The remaining titles have nothing to do with spaghettis. They simply feature Terrence Hill or Bud Spencer.
The lamest excuse for something bearing the title of “Spaghetti Western Bible” I’ll probably ever see… although I’m curious to see if there will be a volume 2, and I’m at least happy to have Jesse & Lester, Revenge of Trinity, and Sons of Trinity, despite the absolutely horrid quality.
still seeking to find what is cut from Viva Django, as I do not own the German release and the video quality is better than the Danish release I have.