The Specialists / Gli specialisti (Sergio Corbucci, 1969)


(Garabombo) #121

Just a few words about the locations (outside the towns).

Like said from others, locations are in Dolomite (but at the heart of the Alps properly said not “pre-alps”).

The wonderful landscapes shows the following mountains:

  • “Croda da Lago”, “Lastoni di Formin”, “M. Cernera”, “Nuvolau”, “Averau” and “Cinque Torri (Five Towers)”
  • The mountain range of “Sorapiss”
  • Peaks and spires that belongs to “Le Tofane” (like the foregroung of the titles flying crows)
  • The “Croda Rossa d’Ampezzo” at twilight
  • North faces of “Popena” - “Cristallo” groups & Val Fonda (little canyon)

The camera was mainly located in the area near “Col Druscie” and “Prati di Rumerlo” (Rumerlo meadows), at that time touched by a car track and cableway.
The last of the above list instead was shooted from Val Popena Bassa; with more precision: when the sheriff and Hud enters riding in a creek bed, well, it’s the lower part of Val Fonda in the Cristallo group.

Recently the entire Dolomite region becam UNESCO World Heritage Natural Sites.

For a view: http://www.summitpost.org/area/range/152429/cortina-dolomites.html


(Phil H) #122

[quote=“Garabombo, post:121, topic:243”]Just a few words about the locations (outside the towns).

Like said from others, locations are in Dolomite (but at the heart of the Alps properly said not “pre-alps”).

The wonderful landscapes shows the following mountains:

  • “Croda da Lago”, “Lastoni di Formin”, “M. Cernera”, “Nuvolau”, “Averau” and “Cinque Torri (Five Towers)”
  • The mountain range of “Sorapiss”
  • Peaks and spires that belongs to “Le Tofane” (like the foregroung of the titles flying crows)
  • The “Croda Rossa d’Ampezzo” at twilight
  • North faces of “Popena” & “Cristallo” groups

The camera was mainly located in the area near “Col Druscie” and “Prati di Rumerlo” (Rumerlo meadows), at that time touched by a car track and cableway.
The last of the above list instead was shooted from Val Popena Bassa near the bridge on the route (indeed “Val Fonda” ?)
I don’t succeed to identify with certainty the second part of the sequence where the sheriff and Hud enters riding in a little canyon, but it seems on the North of the Cristallo group.

Recently the entire Dolomite region becam UNESCO World Heritage Natural Sites.

For a view: http://www.summitpost.org/area/range/152429/cortina-dolomites.html[/quote]

Thanks for sharing that Garabombo. Looks a beautiful place.
Oh, and welcome to the forum.


(Garabombo) #123
Oh, and welcome to the forum

Thank you. I’m sorry for my bad english but I’m spaghetti-born ;D

Oh I’ve manage to find a photo shot that help my memory to definy the doubtful locations on creek bed, now it’s sure: Val Fonda (Fonda valley) on Cristallo group north margins


(Stanton) #124

We need more “Spaghettis” in this forum. “Krauts” are enough here.


(korano) #125

Spaghettistas


(I...I...Idiot) #126

For this thread Gli Spaghettisti’s


(Silence) #127

What’s the best realase?


(Silence) #128

Must be SPO, Japanese realases use to be very good. At least the quality (I don’t own any).


(Chris_Casey) #129

The SPO release is the best that I have been able to see, so far. Biggest downside to that is that there are no English options on that disc. There are French and Italian audio tracks–and if you are good with those languages, then you will be very happy with that disc.
I honestly don’t remember who originally did it, but I have a very nice fan-subbed DVD-R of this one that uses the SPO disc as its base. I got the DVD-R in a trade a couple of years ago and have really enjoyed it! I bought the official SPO disc, as well (and just recently sold it, as a matter of fact).


(Silence) #130

I’m reading French but I’m not that good with it yet. What’s the best realase with English audio or subs?


(Chris_Casey) #131

There isn’t an official release, that I am aware of, that has English audio or subs.
Too bad, too, because I think this movie is a vastly underrated one that needs to be seen by more folks…and a release with some sort of English options would help get this movie in front of more viewers!


(autephex) #132

there’s an English fan subbed version, which is the most common available

and fairly recently there was an English fandub AVI

I was just today thinking about adding the English fandub to the DVD


(scherpschutter) #133

I have the French disc
Superb video quality, but only French audio (and not even French subs HOH to make things easier)
But there must be a fandub version somewhere, maybe on cinemageddon

Certainly an underrated movie


(autephex) #134

[quote=“autephex, post:132, topic:243”]and fairly recently there was an English fandub AVI

I was just today thinking about adding the English fandub to the DVD[/quote]

:wink:


(autephex) #135

is the French disc available for purchase anywhere? I wasn’t aware of the French disc till now…


(ENNIOO) #136

Amazon France, maybe someone knows of a cheaper place…

http://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B001A5RFA2?ie=UTF8&tag=swdb-21&linkCode=as2&camp=1642&creative=19458&creativeASIN=B001A5RFA2


(autephex) #137

cool, i’ll take a look there when I get home… maybe check and see if xploited has any leftover copies- although i doubt they do

wouldn’t mind upgrading from the SPO source


(Sundance) #138

Isn’t the fandub missing lots of minutes, I mean missing English audio? Because the film has never been available uncut in English on VHS.
I know at least one longer English language print exists in Denmark as the print was on loan in Finland couple of years ago and shown in theater once or twice.

Btw some of the official discs have different kinds of endings (I think spanish disc has something the french and german do not have… not sure about the italian disc). Not sure if the fansub dvd-r version by djangokill has them all (it does have three different endings included).


(autephex) #139

I haven’t actually watched the fandub yet, but I know that some of it is missing English dialog and those scenes are subtitled


(autephex) #140

looks like several people have already mentioned the english dub here… i should start reading the missed pages before posting :wink: yeah, for anyone that doesn’t have it yet, its available at the usual spot. Maybe another upgrade coming down the line tho… any news on this receiving a real release any time?

I’m surprised someone like Koch hasn’t jumped all over it, seems like a big title…