The Great Silence / Il grande silenzio (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)


(Sebastian) #469

yes scrolling up helps :slight_smile: and already listed in the SWDb


(Sebastian) #470

This could be interesting


(Gritz) #471

This is fantastic news!!!


(Mark) #472

That’s exciting to hear. I’m a longtime subscriber to FM. A few DVD releases may not have been of the highest picture quality but overall I’ve been quite satisfied. Their blu-rays look great IMO. Looking forward to it.


#473

Very heavy snowfall here right now. The only reason I leave the house is to listen to this soundtrack on my iPod while walking through the snow.


#474

Thanks to the recent US theatrical run, this film finally has a score on Rotten Tomatoes (100% so far). They also finally changed the fucking poster, as they were using the Into Great Silence (2005) one for years.


(Sebastian) #475

My review (English) should be finished and published tonight or sometime tomorrow in time for the Bluray release date


(Sebastian) #476

Here it is, the English text of my review of The Great Silence and the US BluRay:

https://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/The_Great_Silence_BluRay_review

Already shipping, so get it!


#477

Mine’s just shipped :slightly_smiling_face:

Also, I’m glad the video of Alex Cox is new and not just the old one from the DVD releases.


(James Flessas ) #478

A cornerstone in my collection , I absolutely love this movie , Carbucci’s masterpiece in my humble opinion . Happy ending aside


(Nick) #479

Just bought it! Looking forward to watching after reading the nice review! Thanks man!


#480

I’ve watched mine twice already, once In Italian and once in English.


(Nick) #481

I’m looking forward to seeing it in Italian. I’ve only ever watched the English dub that was on the Fantoma release so it’ll be interesting to see the little changes in character names and script.

Also here’s some screen caps from the blu ray.

Looks like that fucking cheese cloth is still in the movie:

Sebastian, I just wanted to make sure, Cinematheque is the French company that did the 4k restoration correct? And both Film Movement and Cinematheque are utilizing the same film negatives right?


(Sebastian) #482

Cinemateque is not a company it’s… The cinemateque… :wink:

To quote my own review:

Now the Film Movement disc is also not 4K material, but it is based on the Compass Film (Movietime) 2K restoration. It is entirely possible that the Cinematheque did a 4K scan but all subsequent restoration work for further use happened in 2K. The Cinematheque did the restoration based on the negatives provided by Movietime, so this is probably as close as it’ll get.

Not sure why the Cinemateque was talking about 4k in their press release…


(Nick) #483

I got ya now. I’d never heard of what the Cinemateque was. Thanks for clearing that up for me!


(Sebastian) #484

(Andy) #485

Holy **** does this film ever look good with the 2K restoration blu-ray!


#486

There is the definite technology potential that will make current restorations look like the before image. This would have to go well beyond the current sharpening(just one aspect of restoration which can create other issues), below, which, in this example, just “sharpens” the current restored version.

Animated gif below:

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#487

Interesting … I think the sharpened version is a bit too severe - somewhere in between might work better.

Last night I watched part of ’Casino Royale’ 2006, (experimenting with the settings on my TV ) for the first time I noticed that Dame Judy’s close ups, even her medium shots have all been artificially given the soft focus treatment … post production, rather than the old Vaseline on the camera lens trick, … which is slightly weird considering that the leading man, Daniel Craig who’s 32 years younger has more facial lines and general wear and tear than the then 74 year old actress.

So the golden rule for budding film stars in this age of HD and Ultra HD, ‘Don’t forget to moisturise!’ :rofl:


#488

There is software that is routinely used on news and talk shows that softens wrinkles in real time, not even post-production. I’m surprised that for a million dollar movie,in post-production, they couldn’t have made Dame JD’s face look tight focus but no wrinkles using some kind of 3D animation overlay or some editing software plug-in, instead of digital-vasoline :rofl:.