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S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

(aka "The Great Silence" or "Leichen pflastern seinen Weg")

On an unforgiving, snow swept frontier, a group of bloodthirsty bounty hunters, led by the vicious Loco (Klaus Kinski Nosferatu, For a Few Dollars More) prey on a band of persecuted outlaws who have taken to the hills. As the price on each head is collected one-by-one, only a mute gunslinger named Silence (Jean-Louis Trintignant The Conformist) stands between the innocent refuges and the greed and corruption that the bounty hunters represent. But, in this harsh, brutal world, the lines between right and wrong aren't always clear and good doesn't always triumph. Featuring superb photography and a haunting score from maestro Ennio Morricone, director Sergio Corbucci's (Django) bleak, brilliant and violent vision of an immoral, honorless west is widely considered to be among the very best and most influential Euro-Westerns ever made.

directed by Sergio Corbucci
Italy / France 1968

Theatrical Release: February 10th 1969 (Sweden)

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DVD Comparison:

Fantoma - Region 0 - NTSC vs. Kinowelt - Region 2 - PAL

Big thanks to Mikkel Svendstrup of DVDsnak.homepage.dk for all the Screen Caps!

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Distribution

Fantoma

Region 0 - NTSC

Kinowelt
Region 2 - PAL
Runtime 1:45:20 1.40.27 (4 % PAL speedup)
Video

1.66:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 8.36 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

1.66:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5,56 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

 

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

Bitrate: Fantoma

Bitrate: Kinowelt

Audio Mono 1.0, English Dub

Mono 1.0, Original Italian, German Dub

Subtitles None German, none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Fantoma

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen letterboxed - 1.66:1

Edition Details:
• Video Introduction by Alex Cox
• Liner Notes by Alex Cox
• Alternate happy ending with optional commentary by Alex Cox
• Uncensored Director's Cut
• Theatrical Trailer

DVD Release Date: January 27, 2004
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Chapters 18

Release Information:
Studio: Kinowelt

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen letterboxed - 1.66:1

Edition Details:
• Theatrical Trailer
• Interview with Klaus Kinski (1971)
• Alternate happy ending
• Uncensored Director's Cut
• Trailers

 

DVD Release Date: 25.09.2001
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Chapters 20

 

 

Comments The image on the Fantoma disc is much sharper, the Kinowelt is hazy. But if you read German, the Kinowelt edition is preferable because of the original Italian mono track. The Fantoma offers a horrible English dub. Fans might want both versions for the extras on the Kinowelt.

 - Mikkel Svendstrup

 

 





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Image:

Fantoma

Sound:

Kinowelt

Extras: Kinowelt
Menu: Kinowelt
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Distribution

Fantoma

Region 0 - NTSC

Kinowelt
Region 2 - PAL


 

 

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