BD 257 The Great Silence

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ChunkyLover
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BD 257 The Great Silence

#1 Post by ChunkyLover » Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:03 am

Cover and extras:

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SPECIAL FEATURES

Limited edition of 3000 units
Limited Edition O-Card slipcase
Limited Edition reversible poster featuring the film’s original artwork
Limited Edition set of 4 facsimile lobby cards
1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a 4K restoration undertaken and completed for the 50th anniversary of the film’s original release
English and Italian audio options
Optional English Subtitles
Brand new audio commentary by Western expert Howard Hughes
Brand new audio commentary by filmmaker Mike Siegel
Brand new interview with Austin Fisher, author of Radical Frontiers in the Spaghetti Western: Politics, Violence and Popular Italian Cinema
Cox on Corbucci – filmmaker Alex Cox talks about Sergio Corbucci [15 mins]
Audio commentary by director and Spaghetti Western aficionado Alex Cox, recorded live at the Hollywood Theatre, Portland in 2021
Western, Italian Style – 1968 documentary [38 mins]
Two Alternate Endings (both fully restored in 4K), with optional audio commentaries
Trailers
Stills Galleries
A collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Western expert Howard Hughes
All Extras Subject to Change

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Banasa
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Re: BD 257 The Great Silence

#2 Post by Banasa » Thu Aug 26, 2021 11:22 am

Seems to have the same "Cox on Corbucci" and "Western, Italian Style" doc that.

However, Eureka says there release is a 4K scan. Film Movement says there's was a 2K scan. Is it new?

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Re: BD 257 The Great Silence

#3 Post by yoloswegmaster » Thu Aug 26, 2021 11:26 am

According to wiki, Cineteca Nazionale had authorized a 4K restoration on its 50th anniversary that was performed by Augustus Color and Studio Cine, while the Film Movement disc utilizes a 2K restoration that was done by Compass Film SRL.

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Re: BD 257 The Great Silence

#4 Post by Finch » Thu Aug 26, 2021 12:14 pm

Slipcase cover should have been the amaray cover. Nice to see this getting a 4k restoration. Glad I didn't go for the Film Movement disc.

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Re: BD 257 The Great Silence

#5 Post by rapta » Thu Aug 26, 2021 1:17 pm

Very, very happy with this release for many reasons. Firstly that they made it Masters of Cinema rather than Eureka Classics (well deserved, it's definitely one of the best non-Leone Spaghetti Westerns I've ever seen), and secondly they have not held back on the extras both on-disc and physical. Couldn't have asked for a better release in all honesty!

Really hope this leads to more Corbucci and/or Leone...if they can still get MGM titles as with The Sabata Trilogy, who knows, maybe they can do The Dollars Trilogy for MoC? Perhaps my favourite trilogy of all time, in fact.

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Re: BD 257 The Great Silence

#6 Post by L.A. » Thu Aug 26, 2021 1:30 pm

All Extras Subject to Change
Hopefully not. [-o<

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Re: BD 257 The Great Silence

#7 Post by black&huge » Thu Aug 26, 2021 1:53 pm

Finch wrote:
Thu Aug 26, 2021 12:14 pm
Glad I didn't go for the Film Movement disc.
Me too.

So this is likely region B locked? If so no matter. This is the release that's going to make me go looking for a region free player as soon as this weekend.

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ChunkyLover
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Re: BD 257 The Great Silence

#8 Post by ChunkyLover » Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:11 pm

black&huge wrote:
Thu Aug 26, 2021 1:53 pm
So this is likely region B locked? If so no matter. This is the release that's going to make me go looking for a region free player as soon as this weekend.
It will be region B locked.

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Re: BD 257 The Great Silence

#9 Post by moviesteve » Fri Sep 03, 2021 4:06 am

This press release

https://eurekavideo.co.uk/movie/the-gre ... d-edition/

says it's a 2K restoration, not 4K.

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rapta
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Re: BD 257 The Great Silence

#10 Post by rapta » Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:22 pm

moviesteve wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 4:06 am
This press release

https://eurekavideo.co.uk/movie/the-gre ... d-edition/

says it's a 2K restoration, not 4K.
They've since corrected it on all previous specs and trailers. It's the same master Film Movement used, I think.

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Re: BD 257 The Great Silence

#11 Post by andyli » Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:56 pm

Weird situation. Website of Lumiere 2021 does point to a 4K restoration done by Studio Canal.

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Re: BD 257 The Great Silence

#12 Post by L.A. » Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:36 pm

For the avoidance of any doubt, the forthcoming release of Sergio Corbucci’s THE GREAT SILENCE will be presented on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK from a **2K restoration** in a Limited Edition Set as part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 22 November.

The presentation will NOT be from a 4K restoration, as some previous posts on this page may have suggested. Apologies for any confusion or disappointment caused.

Available to PRE-ORDER now https://bit.ly/2Y40qxf

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