The Grand Duel / Il grande duello (Giancarlo Santi, 1972)


(The Stranger) #141

[quote=“Stanton, post:139, topic:199”]The Italian Version runs 100 min, while the German one runs 98 min.

A bed scene is missing, and the closing credits run longer.[/quote]

Too bad. A naked woman is always beautiful to see. :wink:

But in reality it is even more beautiful … :wink:

But we still hope for an Uncut version. Thanks for the info, Stanton.


(ENNIOO) #142

[quote=“The Stranger, post:141, topic:199”]Too bad. A naked woman is always beautiful to see. :wink:

But in reality it is even more beautiful … ;)[/quote]

Very poetic.


(The Stranger) #143

Oh thank you.
They call me also:

The stranger - poetry between the teeth ;D


(R-T-C Tim) #144

Has anyone seen the UK DVD under the Storm Rider title. It is certainly a good price and I am not too concerned about a couple of cut scenes, but how is the quality?


(Phil H) #145

I’ve just been in contact with Pegasus (the company whose release this is) and they are sending me copies to review of all their Spaghettis so I’ll hopefully be able to give some detailed information in the next week or so.


(ENNIOO) #146

Thats very nice of them :slight_smile: .


(Phil H) #147

Yes, they do seem like nice folk. Let’s hope their DVDs are ok too. They do seem to concentrate at the lower end of the market for the most part. But they’ve released 3 spaghettis so far. One of which (Adios Sabata) also has an MGM release here so I’m intrigued as to the quality and source.


(Sundance) #148

This is from loops at lovelockandloadhttp://www.lovelockandload.net/forum/index.php?topic=2545.0:

I picked these up over the weekend and they are terrible ( the dvds not the films ) . Storm Rider in particular is near unwatchable!

So I wouldn’t hope for much. >:(


(scherpschutter) #149

[quote=“Sundance, post:148, topic:199”]This is from loops at lovelockandloadhttp://www.lovelockandload.net/forum/index.php?topic=2545.0:

So I wouldn’t hope for much. >:([/quote]

That a well-known problem for a reviewer

I have always avoided personal contact with people (writers, film makers, philosophers) whose work I had to review or judge: it may affect (or better: it inevitably affects) your judgment.


(Phil H) #150

[quote=“scherpschutter, post:149, topic:199”]That a well-known problem for a reviewer

I have always avoided personal contact with people (writers, film makers, philosophers) whose work I had to review or judge: it may affect (or better: it inevitably affects) your judgment.[/quote]

A valid point Scherps but I’m happy enough being critical if I think it’s warranted. And a chat with a sales manager doesn’t constitute too deep a relationship. :wink:


(Phil H) #151

I’ve received the discs from Pegasus and will put up a review as soon as I can.
At a glance, the picture quality is not great. Widescreen, but faded and not too sharp. In fact it looks pretty much identical to the Region 1 public domain releases from Mill Creek or St Clair.


(Phil H) #152

OK, review of the UK Pegasus DVD release is up.

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Storm_Rider_(Il_Grande_Duello)_DVD_Review


(scherpschutter) #153

Oh, image quality is even better on the St. Clair disc, if I’m not mistaken

Wouldn’t surprise me if they used a VHS for source and made the image slightly wider by covering a small strip top and bottom


(R-T-C Tim) #154

Thanks for the review, think I’ll get this one. See it a few times on late night TV and not my favourite, but for the price you can find it here in the UK, hardly going to make a dent in the wallet.


(scherpschutter) #155

Here are two screenshots from the St. Clair vision disc (a 3DVD/9Movies set)

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(ENNIOO) #156

Nice review Phil. And yes if I relied on the U.K for Spaghetti releases…my collection would be a rather small one.


(The Stranger) #157

The German DVD has also better picture quality.
Good Review, Phil.
Strange title: Storm Rider. ::slight_smile:


(dicfish) #158

Here are a few screenshots:
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(Phil H) #159

[quote=“scherpschutter, post:153, topic:199”]Oh, image quality is even better on the St. Clair disc, if I’m not mistaken

Wouldn’t surprise me if they used a VHS for source and made the image slightly wider by covering a small strip top and bottom[/quote]

Yes, the St Clair release is better. They cleaned up those colours some. Not great but certainly better.


(Bluntwolf) #160

‘‘German VHS (top) vs German DVD (bottom).’’