I'm fairly new to the board but have been an avid collector of italian westerns for the past few years now. I can't quite put my trigger finger on the attraction of the genre but I love the pop art style, OTT drama and grit of these films in comparison to the polished american made western. The rotoscope intros, spanish influenced scores, the iconography....to name a few all seems to work.
Anyway back to topic.
I am currently looking at the film "Wanted Johnny Texas" ( Emimmo Salvi 1967).
I only have a good quality (Unfortunately Fullscreen) DVD version of the film with italian audio but recently picked up an english version. The english version was a terrible quality VHS transfer barely watchable.
Can you see where I am going with this....
I am about to start creating a fan based version combining the italian print with the english audio. I have started synching the english dialogue against the italian guide track. The intention is then to strip out dialogue sections of the italian track , eq then mix...blah blah. It takes some dedication I tell ya.
Before I get too far into this I perhaps should have asked the following obvious questions, hope you people can help out.
1) Does a good quality widescreen DVD transfer exist?
2) A few VHS transfers exist, has anyone seen a remotely acceptable version, pretty subjective I know?
3) Any of you have opinions to share about this particular film...is it worth me spending a few days of my life satisfying myself with a better quality english audio version?
Well thats all for now folks.