Category: AFOD Updates

Gringo & Le llamaban Trinidad Blu-Rays

By , March 14, 2014 11:23 pm

Well I finally checked the They Call Me Trinity Blu-Ray and I have to say it isn’t nearly as bad as I expected it to be based on the quality of the Gunfight at Red Sands disc. Way too much DNR for my tastes though but I think some will think it looks just fine if not even great.

The disc is region free and has an English audio track included. For some reason both Divisa’s website and the back of the box say the disc has Spanish and Italian/English audio track but there is only Spanish and English. Whether the English track has some parts in Italian I don’t know. I checked several scenes but those were all in English. Length of the movie is ~115 minutes so it would seem to be uncut unlike most of the available DVDs.
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Colorado (The Big Gundown) Blu-Ray + DVD + Book

By , July 3, 2013 5:43 pm

Just got my hands on the recently (today in fact…) released French edition of the Big Gundown (by Wild Side). It has two versions of the film included. The shorter (90min) French (and US) theatrical version and the longer ~110min Italian version. The short version has English, Italian and French audio with French subtitles while unfortunately the longer version is presented only in Italian with French subtitles. DVD included in the package probably has both versions as well (didn’t bother to check yet :P ) and there is a 128 page book (in French only) included. AnyDVDHD says the disc is region free.

For my eyes the short version (which has Columbia Pictures logos/credits so it is the recent Sony restoration?) is superior (as far as image quality goes that is) to the longer one. Same goes with comparison to the earlier released German disc by Explosive Media (which only has the long version).

Here are a few screenshot comparisons between the three versions (Wild Side short left, long at the middle and the Explosive Media caps at the right side):

This last comparison is only between the long versions (Wild Side left, Explosive Media right):


Oh and how are the colors supposed to be? No idea. Maybe someone could ask Sollima.

This French disc is available from Amazon.fr

Please note that Grindhouse Releasing has announced they will be releasing this film in the USA on Blu-Ray.

Gamma screw up in the My Name Is Nobody caps

By , September 19, 2012 11:32 pm

EDIT: Everything should be fine now.

So I took another look at my caps I made from the new French My Name Is Nobody Blu-Ray and realized the black bars weren’t actually black (you can easily see comparing to the Italian Blu-Ray cap I posted). It wouldn’t necessarily mean there were something wrong with the caps but in this there is. I think I solved the problem now so I will be updating the caps in the previous post at some point. The difference isn’t that big, but it is there. Sorry about that. :\

My Name Is Nobody French Blu-Ray (steelbook)

By , September 19, 2012 4:43 pm

Got this baby in the mail today. Includes English audio!

My Name Is Nobody (Mon Nom Est Personne) French Blu-Ray StudioCanal

Region B (confirmed). Italian, French and English audio.

The French subtitles ARE FORCED if watching in English or Italian. (and audio track can’t be changed while playing the movie) I was able to disable them earlier because of a program running in the background…

There are also French subtitles included which are enabled automatically if you choose English or Italian language in the menu. I can’t test the disc on a standalone Blu-Ray player at the moment so I don’t know if the subtitles can be turned off once the film is playing or if you can change the audio track there without activating the subs. All I can say is that with computer (with PowerDVD 6) I can turn off the subtitles and change audio tracks whenever I want without activating the subs again.

Will do a good comparison with the old Italian Blu-Ray (which has only Italian audio) later but in the meantime here are a couple of screenshots. These first six from the French Blu-Ray.

EDIT: Well I fixed the small problem with the screencaps. If there is still something wrong I don’t know what it is. :P I also took that one Italian Blu-Ray image again and it looked exactly the same as the old one.

And here we have a comparison with the old Italian Blu-Ray (the screenshot is something I took several years ago). French on the left, Italian on the right.

The disc is now available from Amazon.fr

Cut-Throats Nine & Joshua from Code Red

By , August 16, 2011 10:48 pm

Code Red’s double feature DVD of Cut-Throats Nine and Joshua is now out and so I have added a screenshot comparison between the very old Eurovista (bootleg) and Code Red’s DVDs. There really isn’t any question as to which one looks better.

Here is a zoomed-in comparison between the two discs which should show some of the differences… (click the link for a very large image)


I wonder why the first (in line) guy on the left picture ain’t running considering his chain is gone. ;)
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Bounty Entertainment discs from Australia + Spanish Dallas

By , August 15, 2011 9:21 pm

Australian company Bounty Entertainment/Bounty Films has recently (April 2011) released several spaghetti western DVDs. Seems to me most of them offer nothing new compared to previous editions (and might even be much worse), but I bought the three that haven’t previously had any kind of official releases. I added the disc infos to the site with several images from all the discs.

The three are:
Kill Django… Kill First / Uccidi Django… uccidi per primo!!! + screenshots
Kitosch, the Man Who Came from the North / Kitosch, l’uomo che veniva dal nord + screenshots
Ringo, It’s Massacre Time / Giunse Ringo e… fu tempo di massacro + screenshots

As you can see they are all cropped from widescreen to fullscreen and the quality certainly isn’t very good. But from what I have understood none of them have previously existed in as good quality as they do on these discs? Unfortunately Kill Django… Kill First has been confirmed to be cut by over 10 minutes, and while I don’t know about Ringo, It’s Massacre Time the running time of only 73 minutes does sound somewhat short (but doesn’t necessarily mean it is cut).
Oh and at least on my setup Kitosch seems to suffer from somewhat low volume and the dialogue comes only from the right channel while effects are on the left one…

I can’t really recommend them, but I guess they are better than nothing. ;)

Also as a bonus, I added some screenshots from the Spanish DVD release of Ten Killers Came from Afar (Dallas aka Il mio nome è Scopone e faccio sempre cappotto). The disc unfortunately has only Italian audio (even though the case mentions Spanish soundtrack and the menu lets you select it) and no subtitles. And it is out of print already.

A Stranger in Town DVD comparison

By , March 28, 2010 6:16 pm

A Stranger in Town DVD comparison is here

Just spent the entire day ( Yeah, I work slow :p ) taking screenshots from three different A Stranger in Town DVD releases (Starmedia Germany, Alfa Digital and the quite new Cinefil Imagica Japan release) and adding them to the pages. So onward you go, to the DVD infos (which I think are missing a Brazilian release? Anybody have more info about it) or directly to the screenshots which show the superiority of the Japanese release. Too bad the only one with English audio is the extremely bad looking Alfa Digital bootleg.

And… that’s about it. For now.

Domain & server change

By , March 5, 2010 4:33 pm

Most of the visitors should have noticed it by now but lets announce it anyways. I have moved my spaghetti western dvd site to a different domain name and server… probably what… 4-5 months ago? All of the content from the old site should be here now. There are some empty movie pages for now, but they never existed in the old site. Just recently added them here, but without content yet. Oh well. There are some other stuff to fix as well.

All of you who have linked to me in the past, for which I am very grateful thank you, could you please replace the old address with this new one ( http://www.spaghettiwesterndvds.com ) when you have the time and if it is not too much trouble. Fortunately, at least for now and hopefully far into the future, I have redirects from the old addresses to this new one, so even if you don’t change the links, the visitors should arrive at the correct place. So no need for panic, especially for the good people at the SWDB and the multiple links from there. :P

Anyways I might contact some of the webmasters separately and ask for the link change. Maybe. Someday.

Oh yeah one more thing… I made a twitter account for the site (link is at the top of the page), and my site should automatically tweet all of my blog posts into that account. For some reason there are already couple of followers (you know who you are… ;) ) but I don’t except this to be a big thing, especially because my blog posts might be the only content that ends up there. I’m just not a big fan of the twitter or facebook. I don’t have anything against them though. I should probably do a facebook page/group as well…

A Fistful of Dollars and comparisons…

By , November 17, 2009 8:00 pm

I have added some disc infos and screenshots in the last couple of months without mentioning them.

First one is a comparison between several DVDs and one Blu-Ray for the A Fistful of Dollars. As excepted the Blu-Ray is obviously superior to everything else as far as image quality goes. The UK and German DVDs discs look surprisingly bad to my eyes when compared with the older Italian DVD. I don’t (yet) have the newer Italian DVD but I except it will be better than all the rest (as it was made from the same material as the Blu-Ray).
A Fistful of Dollars screenshot comparison.

(Note that the Italian discs of A Fistful of Dollars, DVDs and Blu-Ray, do have English audio)

I have also added screenshots from Dorado Films’ Gatling Gun and The Three Musketeers of the West, SNC/M6’s French discs (only Italian & French audio) George Hilton Sartana, Night of the Serpent (comparison with the Global Video release) and Durango Is Coming, Pay or Die, and a comparison between the two unimpressive DVDs of the Moment to Kill. There might be some more but I honestly can’t remember for sure either way. :P

For the Taste of Killing Wild East vs Surf Video

By , September 30, 2008 7:53 am

Added info and screenshots for the Surf Video release of Per il gusto di uccidere / For the Taste of Killing (1966). Comparison reveals the Wild East disc to be much worse in image quality (screenshot from Wild East and Surf Video ) but the Italian disc suffers from more cuts and perhaps incorrect colors at some points. As usual the Wild East disc comes with only English audio track while the Surf Video has only Italian.