Ben and Charlie | Amico, stammi lontano almeno un palmo (1972)

Amico, stammi lontano almeno un palmo / Ben and Charlie (1972) IMDB
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USA (Wild East) [Region 0]:
Picture format: 2.31:1 widescreen NTSC
Sountrack(s): English LPCM 2.0
Running Time: 1:47:13 [PAL speed, except credits in NTSC speed] (CUT)
Subtitles: None
Extras: Chapter selections (11 chapters)
Photo gallery, fullscreen, length 2:30
Original trailers:
English language trailer, non-anamorphic widescreen. Length 2:59.

German language trailer, non-anamorphic widescreen. Length 3:10.

Sundance Cassidy & Butch the Kid trailer, non-anamorphic widescreen. Length 2:54.

Opening credits with alternate credit vocals. Non-anamorphic widescreen, length 2:37.

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

Notes: No idea if Wild East’s statement “Full uncut version” on their website means the release to be exactly like the original US theatrical release or what, but the fact is that this disc is CUT compared to the german e-m-s release.

Buy Wild East’s Ben & Charlie from Amazon.com


Germany (e-m-s) [Region 2]:
Picture format: 2.34:1 anamorphic widescreen PAL
Sountrack(s): German DD 2.0
Running Time: 01:48:50
Subtitles: None
Extras: Chapter selections (20 chapters)
Bio- and filmographies for Guiliano Gemma, George Eastman, Aristide Massaccesi and Michelle Lupo
Original trailer, german language, anamorphic widescreen, length 1:55.
Slideshow, anamorphic widescreen, length 0:48.
Trailers for e-m-s DVD releases:
Preparati la bara! aka Viva Django, non-anamorphic widescreen, length 2:37.
Monster (2003), non-anamorphic widescreen, length 2:26.
Anche gli angeli mangiano fagioli, anamorphic widescreen, 3:27.
Anche gli angeli tirano di destro, non-anamorphic widescreen, 3:41.
The Rats (2002), anamorphic widescreen, 1:42.
Dinocroc, fullscreen, 2:29.
Dragon Fighter (2003), fullscreen, 1:31.
The Glow (2002), anamorphic widescreen, 2:31.

Details: DVD release date: 18.11.2004
Layers: single-sided/dual-layered
Case: Keep case

Notes: Buy Ben & Charlie German disc from Amazon.de


Japan (Imagica ) [Region 2 ]:
Picture format: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen NTSC
720×480 29.97 f/s
Sountrack(s): Italian Mono
Running Time: 107mins
Subtitles: Japanese
Extras: Chapter selections (? chapters)
Details: DVD release date: 2005
Layers: single-sided/dual-layered
Case: Keep case
Notes: Only available in the Giuliano Gemma the macaroni western collection


France (Fravidis) [Region 2]:
DVD Title: Ben & Charlie
EAN: 3476473110626
Picture format: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen
720×576 25.00fps PAL
Sountrack(s): French DD 2.0
Running Time: 1:44:22 (CUT)
Subtitles: none
Extras: Chapter selections (6 chapters)

Details: DVD release date: 13 June 2006
Layers: single-sided/single-layered
Case: Keep case

Notes: Also available in Westerns Collection Vol.1 Box (Digipack) (EAN 3476473110732)
Also available together with West of Hell (Digipack) (EAN 3476473109392)

CUT:
0m40s cut at 0h10m24s: poker game (shorter scene)
1m25s cut at 0h18m00s: poker game + fight scene (shorter scene)
0m11s cut at 0h56m28s: Charlie talking to Ben (shorter scene)
0m50s cut at 1h15m22s: disuised as monk (shorter scene)
0m21s cut at 1h35m25s: Ben talking to Kurt (shorter scene)
several other cuts

Thanks to Pieter Boven for all the info.


Croatia/Slovenia (Novi Mediji) [Region 2 ]:
DVD Title: Odpadnika
EAN:
Picture format: anamorphic widescreen PAL
Sountrack(s): English
Running Time:
Subtitles:
Extras: Chapter selections ( chapters)

Details: DVD release date: 8/11/2006
Layers: single-sided/dual-layered
Case: Keep case

Notes: Has two movies (one is not a western) plus some cartoon for kids.


CUTS:
* Wild East:
– Starting at about 58:47 approx. 11 seconds of Charlie talking is missing, just before Charlie throws the gun to Ben.

– At about 1:12:29, shortly after the fistfight, right after Charlie takes his hand away from Ben’s shoulder. The clip missing has Ben & Charlie exchanging few words and Charlie turning away and trying to leave and Ben pulling him back again. approx 19 seconds is missing.

– Starting at about 1:17:48, right after Smith has left the bank and walked over the street and camera zooms to the wanted posters.
The missing clip has Ben and Smith and the other gang members talking about something for about 53seconds, and after that the same scene continues the same way in both discs. In Wild East disc there is a dialogue going on during the time Smith walks across the street, this probably is something which the gang is talking in german in the longer version.

– Starting at about 1:38:08 approx 21 seconds is missing. This missing clip has a long zoom to Ben’s face and a few seconds of closeup as he’s shouting something to the outlaw waiting in another building.

— Total time of known cuts is 1 minute 44 seconds. But it is possible there are few seconds more that I have missed. It’s not easy to see the exact times of missing footage (the estimates for each clip can easily go half a second wrong to either direction) and since the credits in this seem to be in NTSC speed and the rest of the film in PAL, it causes some problems when comparing the running times.


* e-m-s:
No known cuts


* SPO:
No known cuts, although I suspect this might be the same version as the Wild East one.



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