A Fistful of Dollars | Per un pugno di dollari (1964)

A Fistful of Dollars | Per un pugno di dollari (1964)
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Click here for A Fistful of Dollars screenshots from the Atlantic Film, MGM UK, Paramount Germany, RHV Italy 2005 and RHV Blu-Ray 2008 discs


Sweden (Atlantic Film AB) [Region 2]:
DVD Title: För en handfull dollar
EAN: 7319980031205
Picture format: 2.30:1 anamorphic widescreen PAL
Sountrack(s): English DD 2.0
Running Time: 1:35:36
Subtitles: Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Extras: Chapter selections (15 chapters)
Few text screens about Sergio Leone, Clint Eastwood and Ennio Morricone.
Photo gallery with 8 useless stills.

Details: DVD release date: 2003
Layers: single-sided/single-layered
Case: Keep case

Notes: It is very likely the exact same disc is/was available in Finland (Future Film), Denmark and Norway (with the same or different EAN).


Italy (Ripley’s Home Video [=RHV]) [Region 0]:
DVD Title: Per un pugno di dollari
EAN: 8032134036572
Picture format: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen PAL
Sountrack(s): Italian DD 2.0 mono
English DD 2.0 mono
Running Time: 1:35:26
Subtitles: Italian for hard of hearing
Extras: Chapter selections (16 chapters)
Italian trailer. Anamorphic widescreen, length 3:29.
English trailer. Anamorphic widescreen, length 3:31.
Titoli dell’edizione originale. Anamorphic widescreen, length 3:38. Original(?) opening and ending credits.
Intervista a Tonino Valeri. An interview with Tonino Valerii. Only with Italian audio without subtitles. Fullscreen 4:3. Length 18:01.

Details: DVD release date: December 2005
Layers: single-sided/dual-layered
Case: Keep case

Notes: There’s a small booklet inside the case with some text (Italian) and several photos. Might not come with later prints.


Germany (Paramount) [Region 2]:
DVD Title: Für eine handvoll dollar
EAN: 4010884529500 (at least the one in the limited edition “gold chest”)
Picture format: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen PAL
Sountrack(s): English DD 2.0 mono
English DD 5.1 Upmix
German DD 2.0 mono
Running Time: 1:36:11 (Company logos take about 26 seconds at the beginning and 10 at the end)
Subtitles: German, English
Extras: Chapter selections (19 chapters)
Disc 1: Audio commentary by Sir Christopher Frayling

Disc 2: ?

Details: DVD release date: 6th October 2005
Layers: single-sided/dual-layered
Case: Digipak

Notes: There is a problem with the disc in at least certain software players. Apparently the disc is a missing a FLAG or something to let the players know in which order the fields are supposed to be shown and thus some players show them incorrectly. Don’t know if the problem affects any available standalone players. The problem was first discovered with Paramount’s German discs of My Name Is Nobody and Nobody Is the Greatest, yet nothing was done to fix the problem when the two Dollar movies came out.

This two disc edition is available separately, in a 4 disc box with For a Few Dollars more or in the limited edition “gold chest” with a pocket watch. Paramount released the movie again in 2007, it looks like a single disc edition where the first disc probably matches the first disc from this 2 disc special edition.


United Kingdom (MGM) [Region 2, 4]:
DVD Title: A Fistful of Dollars
EAN: 5050070027662
Picture format: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen PAL
Sountrack(s): English DD 5.1
English DTS 5.1
Running Time: 1:35:55 (MGM logo takes 8 seconds at the beginning, screen goes black 13 seconds before the movie ends)
Subtitles: English HOH
Extras: Chapter selections (32 chapters)
Disc 1: Audio commentary by Sir Christopher Frayling with optional English subtitles.

Disc 2:

A small booklet is included in the case, at least with first print.

Details: DVD release date: 200?
Layers: single-sided/dual-layered
Case: Digipak (later prints in keep case)

Notes:


Italy (Ripley’s Home Video) [Region Free]:
Blu-Ray Title: Per un pugno di dollari (Collector’s Edition)
EAN: 8032134048391
Picture format: 2.35:1 1080p 24fps (MPEG-4 AVC)
Sountrack(s): Italian LPCM 5.1
Italian DD 1.0 mono
English DD 1.0 mono
Running Time: 1:39:54 (Logos take about 7 seconds at the beginning. SCreen goes black about 16 seconds before the end.)
Subtitles: Italian HOH, English
Extras: Chapter selections (18 chapters)
Sergio Leone, Cinema Cinema. Sergio Leone documentary in Italian without English subtitles. Some parts of the documentary are subtitled in Italian. Length 1:48:50.
Intervista a Ennio Morricone. Interview with Ennio Morricone in Italian with English subtitles. Length 13:47.

Le location e i set di Per pugno di dollari
Le clip che seguono sono state realizzate appositamente per questa edizione Blu-Ray.
Le fotografie delle location e dei set sono traffe dal volume Il vicino West di Carlo Gaberscek; Edizioni Ribis, Udine 2007.
Riprese e montaggio Pianeta Zero.
Carlo Gaberscek is talking about multiple different filming locations in Almeria and Madrid with examples from the film included. Divided into several short clips. Italian audio with English subtitles.

Due o tre cose che so di lui (Two or three things I know about him). In Italian with English subtitles. Length 3:18.
Il restauro. “Documentary” about the restoration process. In Italian without subtitles. Length 17:28.
Italian trailer. Length 3:39.

Inside the case there are also one book, 10 lobby card and poster reproductions in post card sizes, one leaflet about the Il magnifico straniero(?), and what looks to be the same booklet which came with the 2005 DVD edition.

Details: Blu-Ray release date: October 7th 2008
Layers: single-sided 50GB Blu-Ray
Case: Custom case inside a slip case

Notes: The disc was out of print for some time but now it seems to be available again. I’m not sure if it is exactly the same as before or not, some of the extra materials (lobby cards, booklet etc) could be missing, or not. Don’t know about the case type either.


Finland (Future Film) [Region 2 ]:
DVD Title: Kourallinen dollareita
EAN: ? [Italo version]
Picture format: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen PAL
Sountrack(s): Italian
English
Running Time: 96mins
Subtitles: Finnish
Extras: Chapter selections ( chapters)
Details: DVD release date:
Layers: single-sided/dual-layered
Case: Keep case
Notes: Italo version. Meaning the disc includes Italian language track, the Finnish subtitles are probably still based on the English track which is also included.


Italy (Ripley’s Home Video, RHV) [Region 2 ]:
DVD Title: Per un pugni di dollari?
EAN: ? [2008 version]
Picture format: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen PAL
Sountrack(s): Italian
English
Running Time: 96mins
Subtitles:
Extras: Chapter selections ( chapters)
Details: DVD release date: 2008
Layers: single-sided/dual-layered
Case: Keep case
Notes: Made from the same print as the Blu-Ray so should look good, but can’t say for sure until I have seen the disc myself. Seems to be available as both 2 disc and single disc editions?


USA (MGM/Sony) [Region 1 ]:
DVD Title: A Fistful of Dollars?
EAN: ?
Picture format: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen NTSC
Sountrack(s): English
Running Time: 96mins
Subtitles: None
Extras: Chapter selections ( chapters)
2 discs
Details: DVD release date:
Layers: single-sided/dual-layered
Case: Keep case
Notes: Very likely about the same as the UK release by MGM except in NTSC.

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