Howdy! What are your own thoughts on dubbing? I know that there is a wide spectrum of opinions and I am curious to hear what you prefer when enjoying a spaghetti western?
I personally find that dubbing can add to the enjoyment of many westerns as the over the top voices are often entertaining and fun. For example, in an average scene where some random old man says something like “where you headin’ to mister?”, its always better to hear a silly hootin’ wild voice that barely matches up, over a serious voice with subtitles. It sometimes is the difference between memorable characters and standard exposition.
However, I am not one of those “omg I freakin’ hate reading” people. I have no problem watching the original versions, and in certain cases like Django (1966) I HAVE to watch the original version because of how bad Djangos dubbed voice is. What are some dubbed westerns that you cannot watch?
Then you have movies like the big gundown. The italian version is far superior, but I do not like a voice actor dubbing over Lee Van Cleef, his voice is too iconic and enjoyable. Therefore I watch both versions. Any other westerns where you watch both/multiple versions? Any actors who shouldn’t be overdubbed?
Overall, I watch dubbed versions but am completely open to the original, and don’t complain if that’s all I get. I definitely think that if you refuse to watch either dub or sub you should try to open up a bit. Both are excellent