The Grand Duel | Il grande duello (1972)

Grande duello, Il / The Grand Duel (1972) IMDB
Click here for screenshots from the Wild East disc


Japan (Imagica ) [Region 2 ]:
Picture format: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen NTSC
Sountrack(s): Italian Mono
Running Time: 1:31:03
Subtitles: Japanese
Extras: Chapter selections (? chapters)
Details: DVD release date: 2004/09/29
Layers: single-sided/dual-layered
Case: Keep case
Notes: CUT
Only available in THE MACARONI WESTERN COLLECTION LEE VAN CLEEF BOX


USA (Pro-Active Entertainment) [Region 1 ]:
Picture format: NTSC
Sountrack(s):
Running Time:
Subtitles:
Extras: Chapter selections (? chapters)


Details: DVD release date: June 29, 2004
Layers: single-sided/dual-layered
Case: Keep case

Notes: CUT?
Called “Storm Rider”


USA (Wild East) [Region 0]:
DVD Title: Beyond the Law / The Grand Duel
EAN: 805663001292
Picture format: 2.32:1 anamorphic widescreen NTSC
Sountrack(s): English DD 2.0
Running Time: 1:30:35 [PAL speed | credits end and screen goes black at 1:29:39]
Subtitles: None
Extras: Chapter selections (10 chapters)
Trailer. Non-anamorphic widescreen, length 2:45.
Picture gallery of promo material and http://www.spaghettiwesterndvds.com/covers. Fullscreen, length 1:40.

Details: DVD release date: 15th November 2005
Layers: dual-sided/single-layered
Case: Keep case

Notes: Only available in the double feature release with Beyond the Law
[two sided, one movie on each side].

The title sequence seems to be in italian but Wild East has replaced the title of the movie with a computer generated text which stays on the screen for about 8seconds. [see screenshots]

CUT [See below]


CUTS:
The Killer at Spaghetti Western Web Board kindly made a comparison between the japanese disc and a german VHS by Toppic and noticed that the japanese disc was missing footage. With credits removed the japanese disc is 1:25:07 in length while the german VHS has a length of 1:30:20. Now the disc from Wild East has a length of about 1:25:10 when the credits have been removed so it appears to be also missing a lof of footage when compared to the german VHS.
The following is the entire post of The Killer at SWWB. Note that atleast image3 is missing from the Wild East disc [it may look as if it’s there but compare it and what’s on the disc].

“Il Grande Duello” (Imaciga/Sony – Japan) vs. “Drei Vaterunser für vier Halunken” (Toppic VHS)

both versions are in PAL-speed (of course the Japanese DVD is in NTSC, but the speed is 25 frames/sec, as most other macaronis from Japan)

whole running time (including credits and logos etc.):
Japanese DVD: 1:31:03,48
German VHS: 1:32:29,00

When you remove logos and credits you get this times (after Director and before End credits start (German version has no End credits):
Japanese DVD: 1:25:07,80
German VHS: 1:30:20,40
don’t forget: German version misses piece of the brothel-scene.

Here’s a time-code-list, based on the German VHS with the missing scenes:
2:29-2:43
4:31-4:33
many little cuts between 8:23-8:31
9:54-10:09
19:41-19:54
22:11-22:34
23:47-23:58
24:10-24:44
26:16-26:47
27:22-27:25
32:52-32:55
39:58-40:10
40:17-40:43
42:09-42:15
43:00-43:09
45:12-45:24
47:59-48:04
56:08-56:27
1:08:04-1:08:08
1:08:25-1:08:28
1:17:22-1:17:34
1:25:26-1:26:01
1:28:15-1:28:42

And here are some screenshots from the first scenes:

Image1 Image2 Image3 Image4 Image5 Image6 Image7 Image8 Image9

(I hope these are the right screenshots and I didn’t mess it ;o) )

ANICA writes the Original Italian version runs 2744 Meters, which are in PAL-running time: 96 minutes.


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