The Specialists / Gli specialisti (Sergio Corbucci, 1969)


(furango) #161

Thanks for the information Provvidenza

Can you check how long the french version is until the screen goes black ? (without the closing titles in black)

When I was syncing the english subs I noticed besides I have to move them 1min aside for the “money burning scene” that I also when the “hippies” starts to shot at Hud and til them say “With his damned jacket…” I have to move the subs again 10sec. Suggesting that they shot at him abit longer on the Mudusa disc than SPO …


(Provvidenza) #162

Yes, just finished watching it, the screen goes black between 1:37:23 and 1:37:24.


(furango) #163

Oki thanks, the Mudusa disc at the same spot is 1:38:35 then a fade to black when you see half the horse. The disc stops with FINE at 1:38:45, he would be then at the same spot without seeing the horse as your french disc at 1:37:23, a whole 1min and 22sec longer than the french disc I would say.

That makes sence as SPO used a french version …


(Provvidenza) #164

1min and 22sec !!! sounds like an eternity, but at least we know where the cuts are, thanks to your detective work furango :slight_smile:
Hope that full length English track turns up someday, this film is long overdue a US/UK DVD release! >:(


(TheBigSmokedown) #165

Dear God, so this has never had an English release? I really enjoyed the film, but the lack of an English dub (or even a decent release with English subtitles) is seriously holding back its popularity.


(tomobea) #166

There is a very good Audiodubbed Version with English subs!!!


(Jonny Powers) #167

The English audio still has’t been found? I remember seeing the English trailer and wondering if it’s ever popped up :stuck_out_tongue:


(ENNIOO) #168

Yes been found the shorter english audio from the Greek VHS. Think the longer english audio version was screened somewhere not to long ago as I remember some one mentioning.


(Jonny Powers) #169

Ah, ok! Know of any fan dubs that use either audio?


(ENNIOO) #170

Autephex a member of this board has done a great fandub of this one, using the audio from the Greek vhs and english subtitles for the sections he did not have access to the complete english audio track.


(Sundance) #171

There is a full English version 35mm print in Denmark in the archives of… The Danish Film Institute? Not sure of the name… DFI does exist but I’m not sure if it’s them who have the print…

The Finnish Film Archive (during 1957-2007, National Audiovisual Archive 2008-2013, National Audiovisual Institute 20014-, :wink: ) has loaned the print twice and screened it in Finland in 2007 (twice) and 2011 (twice) but I didn’t make it there to see it even once! >:( And the theater was like only 100km from where I live… :’(


(Jonny Powers) #172

Aw man, that’s a real shame Sundance! any reason as to why it hasn’t been used for a release? And thanks Ennioo!


(Bluntwolf) #173

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Sergio_Corbucci_Western_Edition_DVD_Box_Rezension


(Sundance) #174

It wouldn’t surprise me at all if the long version of the film is actually available from the rights holders completely in English, but the companies that have released it around the world on DVD simply aren’t interested in the English track (or it costs too much).
And the companies that would be interested don’t pay for anything so they can’t release it either… :wink:

Same could apply for the Danish print I guess (if any interested or non-interested company even knows about it) if it were the only source.


(Jonny Powers) #175

[quote=“Sundance, post:174, topic:243”]It wouldn’t surprise me at all if the long version of the film is actually available from the rights holders completely in English, but the companies that have released it around the world on DVD simply aren’t interested in the English track (or it costs too much).
And the companies that would be interested don’t pay for anything so they can’t release it either… :wink:

Same could apply for the Danish print I guess (if any interested or non-interested company even knows about it) if it were the only source.[/quote]

Ugh… >:( This is one reason why I would love to work in a film archive, to have access to these prints even if it were to just “borrow” the thing for a day or so to get it digitally scanned (or however it’s done, I apologize for my lack of exact knowledge) and saved for distribution in some form


(titoli) #176

Weird movie. Some of the socio commentaries were strong (burning of the money etc.), but the heavy-handed anti-hippie agenda was hard to digest. Best part of the movie are the action scenes where Corbucci showed his great flair this time, and I always like show-stealing menacing presence of Mario Adorf (although his badly masked ‘missing arm’ was annoying).


(Sanchez) #177

I just saw this for the first time a few nights ago and I was very disappointed. Corbucci barely even tried with this one. The music is even worse, bland locations and bad performances. Corbucci’s worst western in my opinion. Although the naked scene was nice and weird.


(JonathanCorbett) #178

One of those 4-5 titles not deserving the Alternative Top 20, in my view.


(Novecento) #179

I had heard this did not do so well in Italy, but I had not realized that Corbucci even urged people not to go and see it there given the cuts imposed by the Italian distributor:

http://www.thewildeye.co.uk/blog/articles/sergio-corbucci-on-the-specialists/


(Bill san Antonio) #180

Interesting. I wonder what was cut out?