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


#502

LOL … and you know what that means :laughing:


#503

It also features lost footage of Silence giving Loco a yellow snowcone as a prank, thus justifying his death.


(autephex) #504

Interested to see what Alex Cox’s take is on this yellow snowcone scene


#505

The boisterous shenanigans left on screen in The Great Silence are almost on par with the hilarious outtake reel!


#506

An extraordinary sequence, Corbucci’s finest work. My opinion is a fact, thank you and good night


#507

Isn’t the yellow snow a metaphor for the rise of fascism … or a comment on the appalling lack of plumbing in the Colorado mountains circa 1870s ??? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#508

I stumbled upon some of this yellowy goodness when location scouting for Straight to Hell. I strategically placed it several scenes as a nod to Corbucci scholars


#509

LOL … Literally taking the piss ? :rofl:


(autephex) #510

Found this on ebay


(autephex) #511

Screenshot comparisons of previous DVDs vs the blu ray here, for anyone interested:
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDCompare4/great_silence_blu-ray.htm

Suppose this is a must buy for me, hopefully in time for winter snow watching




#512

The Blu-ray looks good, but that comparison of the colors is giving me Star Wars vibes.


(autephex) #513

The colors are quite different, but I’ll probably prefer the more natural colors of the blu ray. As long as there isn’t a lot of DNR and such filtering, that’s the main issue I have with new transfers.


#514

I recorded movies4men’s airing out of curiosity. Absurd censorship to the point of them rating it a PG. Can’t they just, air it at night?

I really wanted to tweet abuse at them but I don’t think they have an official Twitter :neutral_face:


#515

Yep … very frustrating watching any of their daytime output - ‘Bullet for the General’ is even worse.
Perhaps they should rename themselves movies4-littleboys :roll_eyes:


#516

The Blu looks really great. I have bought it but haven’t got round to watching it yet, it’s nice to know my money was probably well spent in advance.


(autephex) #517

Yes, I ordered it shortly after posting as I had a coupon which made it very cheap, and this is one of my all time favorites. I’m very happy that it received proper treatment and is not a bullshit release, which I was kind of expecting given the quality of all previous releases.

I’m also looking forward to the Cox commentary. I know he isn’t well respected around here, but I still have a lot of appreciation for him & his work. I even like his newer stuff, although I haven’t gotten round to watching the latest Tombstone-Rashomon or Bill the Galactic Hero


#518

I’ve got a lot of time for Cox too. I know he made some errors in his book but I still find it a very enjoyable read and I always love watching him talking about other directors and their films on DVD extras. I’m also looking forward to his contributions to the new Blu.


(Asa) #519

I like him. :+1:


(Phil H) #520

Me too


(Novecento) #521

Me three.

I actually think he is very well-respected around here, there have just been some recent critical remarks, that’s all.