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S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

(aka "My Name is Nobody")

directed by Tonino Valerii + Sergio Leone
Italy 1973

"It goes without saying that, in many ways, My Name is Nobody is not just a movie about the dying West, but is also a movie about a dying genre. By the 1970s, the days of the Western were pretty much over, even in Italy. Urban action films were the new form of entertainment -- the modern world once again has to kill off the Old West to make room for itself. It's hard to make a movie about movies (without it actually being about movies) without also having it be trite and annoying (see Scream, or better yet, don't). My Name is Nobody works wonderfully as both an allegory for a dying time and an allegory for a dying genre.

It's typically great, typically powerful, and typically meaningful stuff from Sergio Leone, a director (or co-director) whose stuff is anything but typical. You won't find too many spaghetti westerns this offbeat or this good. I would hazard to say that, well, Nobody is as good at them as Leone."

Excerpt from Teleport City review Found HERE

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Theatrical Release: December 1973

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 Comparison:

Paramount (2-disc) - Region 2 - PAL vs. Image Entertainment - Region 1 - NTSC vs. WHAM! Region 1 - NTSC vs. SME Region 2 - PAL vs. Image Entertainment - Region 'A' - Blu-ray

 

Thanks to Ole Kofoed, Mark Wilson, and Riny van Eijk for the DVD captures! 

 

 

1) Paramount - Region 2 - PAL - LEFT

2) Image Entertainment - Region 1 - NTSC - SECOND

3) WHAM! Region 1 - NTSC - THIRD

4) SME Region 2 - PAL - FOURTH

5) Image Entertainment - Region 'A' - Blu-ray RIGHT

 

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Distribution Paramount 
Region 2 - PAL

Image Entertainment

Region 1 - NTSC

WHAM Video 
Region 1 encoded (North America) 
SME 
Region 2 - PAL
Image Entertainment
Region 'A' - Blu-ray
Runtime 1:51:44 (4% PAL Speedup) 1:55:08 1:54:32  1:51:20 (4% PAL Speedup) 1:56:26.020
Video

Widescreen - 2.15:1 

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate:  8.6 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

2.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 4.58 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

Widescreen - 2.30:1 
Average Bitrate:4.15  mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s
Widescreen - 2.15:1 
Average Bitrate:  5.9 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 22,842,926,855 bytes

Feature: 22,250,019,072 bytes

Video Bitrate: 22.06 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate:

Paramount

 

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Image Ent.: 

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WHAM Video:

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SME:

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Blu-ray

Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), DUB: German DD 2.0 Mono English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono) English ( partially dubbed ) (Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono) 

English ( partially dubbed ) (Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono) 

DTS-HD Master Audio English 2045 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2045 kbps /
24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Subtitles English, German or None None English or None Danish , Norwegian, None English (SDH), None
Features: Release Information:
Studio:
Paramount

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1

Edition Details:

Extras (English Subtitled)
'Nobody's Perfect' - documentary (73m)
'Dusted' - documentary (34m)
Image Gallery with Music
'Nobody in the News' (image gallery)
'8mm Promo Reel'
'8mm Version of the Film' excerpts
DVD Production Credits
Trailer

 

Disc 2

Nobody's the Greatest

Extras (English Subtitled)
'Nobody Does it Half as Good as You' documentary
'Terence Hill on Terence Hill' documentary
'Wanted: The Genius' Image Gallery of Rare Collectable Items from the Film
'The Genius in the News' Image Gallery
'8mm Version of the Film' excerpts (7m)
Trailer


DVD Release Date: August 15th, 2005
Fancy  

Chapters 20

Release Information:
Studio: Image Entertainment

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.33:1

Edition Details:

none

DVD Release Date: April 26th, 2005
Amaray

Chapters 15

Release Information:
Production Company: WHAM Video

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen letterbox  - 2.30:1 (original aspect ratio)


Extras:
 Trailer Feature - (2.36 min) 

Biographies of Henry Ford ?, Terence Hill and Ennio Morricone

10 Morricone tracks which play just like a CD!

Chapters 12

Release Information:
Production Company: SME

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen - 2.15:1 (vertically cropped and squeezed from oar)

Extras:
None

 

Chapters 17

Release Information:
Studio:
Image Entertainment

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 22,842,926,855 bytes

Feature: 22,250,019,072 bytes

Video Bitrate: 22.06 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

Edition Details:

• 
None


Blu-ray Release Date: November 5th, 2013
Standard Blu-rayr Case

Chapters 13

Alternate Version:

There is also Japanese Disc of this film:

 

  

 

 

(we have heard that quality is quite poor)

  • Running Time: 91 mins.
  • DVD Video
  • Color
  • Layers: single-sided/single-layered
  • Aspect Ratio(s): LB Cinemascope
  • Regional Encoding: 2
  • Subtitles: English Japanese
  • NTSC Format
  • Audio Track :
      English /Dolby Digital /Monaural
      Italian /Dolby Digital /Monaural
      Japanese /Dolby Digital /Monaural

 

Comments:

NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were ripped directly from the Blu-ray disc.

 

ADDITION: Image Entertainment - Region 'A' - Blu-ray (October 2013): The new 1080P image seems to be close to the color scheme of the Paramount - the strongest of the SDs. It looks decent overall but there are plenty of light scratches and speckles throughout. But what with all the sub-par transfers we've suffered with - this should still be welcome by fans of this cool pasta western. It may be a bit cropped beside the Paramount but shows more info than the rest of the DVDs (which include distorted ratios). I don't see signs of boosting and the visuals are not always consistent with softer patches surfacing - generally though, I was pleased. It is single-layered with a decent bitrate. It is transferred at 2.35:1 progressively. It also seems to support theatrical running time (unlike the Paramount) and actually runs a full 1.5 minutes longer than the old Image Entertainment SD.

 

Audio is one of the best characteristics of this film - Ennio Morricone is right on his game with a delightfully whimsical score - sounding very pleasing via the lossless DTS-HD Master 2.0 channel at 2045 kbps. It is rich and deep. DUBing is another story (again, 'post') - often sounding out-of-sync - but this seems to go along with many Italian westerns. I seem to recall the DVds being like this as well. There are optional subtitles on the region 'A' Blu-ray.

 

There are no supplements.

 

I really have a soft spot for this film - one of my favorite spaghetti westerns. It was a pleasure to finally see it in HD and it passed the test. It is still imperfect but with the uncompressed score - it made my day watching this one again. Recommended!

 

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ON THE DVDs: ADDITION Paramount - Region 2 - PAL - Sept 05': In an odd situation (read below) our computer generated screen captures are not as applicable as usual.

From Sergio Leone Web Board: ...there's quite a heated debate going on at the biggest German DVD message board between fans and the producers.

There seem to be several points people disagree about:

NOTE: The transfer itself seems to be gorgeous, but due to contractual reasons Paramount Germany was forced to use a certain studio for the mastering process. The result were progressively encoded DVDs that don't sport a progressive flag which tells the DVD player how to handle the content. As a result of this, people watching their DVDs on a computer (or HTPC) are getting less than overwhelming results.

What this all means is that most software programs that many might use to play this German DVD require a flag to tell it which setting would be best. As there is no flag encoded the default setting of "Forced Weave" might be selected resulting in an image rife with combing in horizontal pans. So for these captures we have chosen the 'auto select' which has chosen the 'Forced Bob' setting which results in a gorgeous image.

Mark says: "That would/could explain it. I saw none of that when viewing on my (projection) system. I would even be so bold as to say it is One of the best looking PAL DVDs I have."

Mark says about the Image Disc: "I had the R1 Image that came out recently. Stopped it after the Barber Shop scene it was so bad. Tons of aliasing and line twitter. Also looked like a lot of artificial sharpening had been applied. You can see it in your R1 screenshots."

BOTTOM LINE: The German DVD regardless of the captures (although looking closely they do tend to support it - German - depth of field, Image- brightness boosting) is the definitive issue to own, for image (HTPC viewers may need to adjust their settings), and extras (see above). Buy the German Paramount DVD!

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Well we can easily dismiss the SME as the inaccurate aspect ratio and vertical squeezing of the characters in the PAL edition is more than enough reason to forget this purchase.

The lazy typist in the ancient-now WHAM edition who put in "Henry Ford" instead of "Fonda" gave me the biggest chuckle in a while. The Morricone soundtrack listings on the WHAM are reason enough to grab this if you are truly interested in the film. It's worth a few $ alone.  

Obviously the new Image Entertainment DVD is the superior in terms of color (I still think skin tones are too red), aspect ratio and it shows both other editions have been cropped and the Image disc aliases terribly (it's quite horrendous). It is a shame that it is so bare bones as this is a fabulous film folks - a real Spaghetti western gem. - perhaps the best.

 Gary W. Tooze

 


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Paramount - Region 2 - PAL

 


(Image Entertainment - Region 1 - NTSC LEFT vs. WHAM! Region 1 - NTSC MIDDLE vs. SME Region 2 - PAL RIGHT)


 

Funniest DVD Extra (from the WHAM! Region 1)

 

I assume they meant 'Henry Fonda', although I didn't view it, and maybe it IS about the Car pioneer !

 

Image Entertainment Region 'A' - Blu-ray


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1) Paramount - Region 2 - PAL - TOP

2) Image Entertainment - Region 1 - NTSC - SECOND

3) WHAM! Region 1 - NTSC - THIRD

4) SME Region 2 - PAL - FOURTH

5) Image Entertainment - Region 'A' - Blu-ray BOTTOM

 


1) Paramount - Region 2 - PAL - TOP

2) Image Entertainment - Region 1 - NTSC - SECOND

3) WHAM! Region 1 - NTSC - THIRD

4) SME Region 2 - PAL - FOURTH

5) Image Entertainment - Region 'A' - Blu-ray BOTTOM

 


1) Paramount - Region 2 - PAL - TOP

2) Image Entertainment - Region 1 - NTSC - SECOND

3) WHAM! Region 1 - NTSC - THIRD

4) SME Region 2 - PAL - FOURTH

5) Image Entertainment - Region 'A' - Blu-ray BOTTOM

 


1) Paramount - Region 2 - PAL - TOP

2) Image Entertainment - Region 1 - NTSC - SECOND

3) WHAM! Region 1 - NTSC - THIRD

4) SME Region 2 - PAL - FOURTH

5) Image Entertainment - Region 'A' - Blu-ray BOTTOM

 


1) Paramount - Region 2 - PAL - TOP

2) Image Entertainment - Region 1 - NTSC - SECOND

3) WHAM! Region 1 - NTSC - THIRD

4) SME Region 2 - PAL - FOURTH

5) Image Entertainment - Region 'A' - Blu-ray BOTTOM

 

 

More Blu-ray Captures

 

Box Covers

 

 

 

 

  

  

Distribution Paramount 
Region 2 - PAL

Image Entertainment

Region 1 - NTSC

WHAM Video 
Region 1 encoded (North America) 
SME 
Region 2 - PAL
Image Entertainment
Region 'A' - Blu-ray

 


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Extras: Paramount
Funniest Extra WHAM Video

 





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