First it was coming last October then delayed because they didn’t have a full version of the film available. Some time later the Blu-Ray was cancelled only to be announced again (as a Blu-Ray & DVD Combo) some weeks ago. And now…
IMPORTANT ACTION REQUIRED – All versions of FACCIA A FACCIA to be cancelled UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Unfortunately I regret to inform you that we are having to pull ALL FORMATS of FACCIA A FACCIA (FACE TO FACE) from the release schedule.
In the last week, some further unforeseen production issues have arisen regarding this particular title, which has led to us making the decision that it would be in everyone’s best interests for the title to be cancelled completely for the foreseeable future, until all these production issues have been resolved.
We hope you appreciate our continued commitment to producing product of the highest possible quality, and will accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused and amend your records accordingly – full details below
EKA70020 – Dual Format edition (containing both a Blu-ray and a DVD) – CANCELLED
EKA70020 – Blu-ray – CANCELLED
EKA40324 – DVD only – CANCELLED
EDIT: The Blu-Ray has been cancelled.
Yeah, I know, I know, a third Face to Face (Faccia a Faccia) Blu-Ray post in a row… So anyways some of you might want to know that it is now available for pre-order from Amazon.co.uk and the release date as mentioned before is 15th of November.
Apparently (nothing to do with Amazon) Eureka Entertainment has been made aware (if they weren’t already) of the fact that their version is much shorter than the version on all the DVDs (discussed on the previous post) and they are looking into it. Whatever that means for this release I have no idea. I can’t imagine them being able to change it (in time) into the longer one for the Blu-Ray if they just heard about it.
Oh and Amazon.co.uk lists the length as 100minutes but that makes no sense at all.
Face to Face at Amazon.co.uk.
Looking at the Face to Face submission to BBFC by Eureka Entertainment Ltd, it seems we will be getting a much shorter version of the movie than what has been available on DVDs. The version submitted on 4th of October 2010 is only 93-94 minutes in length while the previous DVD editions are 107 minutes (and that is in PAL so the difference would be even bigger than the 14 minutes!). I didn’t even know there is a shortened version in existence, but according to BBFC site it looks like the same 93 minute cut has been previously (1993) released on VHS in the UK (the PAL to FILM/NTSC difference reduces it to around 90minutes).
This is a very disappointing piece of news if it will be the only version available. Play lists the release at around 92 minutes (can’t remember if it was always the case or not). But I guess we will have to wait and see (but they can’t release a longer one unless that is also submitted to BBFC which isn’t the case at least yet?).
Play.com is listing Sergio Sollima’s Face to Face (Faccia a faccia, 1967) to be released on Blu-Ray disc 15th of November 2010. There aren’t any kind of specs on the disc yet, not even the company behind the release is listed. Hopefully this is the real deal!
Thanks to djvaso for this piece of news.
EDIT: It seems the company behind the release is Eureka. Here is the cover and some specs for the release (thanks to Paul at lovelockandload):
- Beautiful 1080p high-definition presentation
- Original English dubbed audio
- Optional subtitles (SDH),
- Original Italian audio with newly translated English
I expect the best from Eureka so this might turn out to be the best spaghetti western news/release of the whole year!
Screenshots from the Face to Face DVDs to beat are available here: http://www.spaghettiwesterndvds.com/movies/face-to-face-faccia-a-faccia/screenshots/