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Post #1257299

Author
Charles Threepio
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Gold Standard Collection #1: A Fistful of Dollars
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Date created
27-Nov-2018, 3:13 AM
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6-Dec-2018, 4:36 AM
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Charles Threepio
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Coming September 2019, the long-anticipated restoration that started it all:

A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS

In the up to nine to ten months I am dedicating to this project, I will work a magic I have deliberately held back for a long time, so I could show the world these things take a long time to plan, let alone complete.

My general timetable is as follows:

  • December 2018: the preparation of the footage.
  • January 2019: the assembly of the footage, and most of the planned audio tracks.
  • February 2019: the initial test of the seamless branching for Blu-ray.
  • March 2019: the assembly of the special features.
  • April 2019: subtitles.
  • May 2019: artwork.

Stay tuned for updates, when and as they come. Not to sound overconfident in myself, of course, but as a wise man once said, disorganization is the first step towards ruin. Now that I am soon to have everything I need to start, I have set the above timetable for myself and won’t make the same mistakes I made at a certain other site.

SOURCES

  • Ripley’s Home Video Blu-ray (top-quality, uncropped source for most of the video, and original Italian mono)
  • Kino Lorber Studio Classics Blu-ray (top-quality English opening and closing titles, original English mono, and certain special features)
  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Blu-ray (English 5.1, Spanish [Latino] mono, and most special features)
  • Tobis Blu-ray (both German tracks and certain special features)
  • Indiana Gilles repack (restored French mono)
  • Internet Archive (Spanish [Castellano] mono)
  • CBS/Fox Video laserdisc (color reference)
  • Twentieth Century-Fox Video rental-only VHS (reference for cutting the PG-rated theatrical version)
  • Sergio Leone: Cinema, Cinema DVD (special feature)
  • The Pink Panther Vol. 2 Blu-ray (short subject for the original American release in 1967)
  • Roland and Rattfink Blu-ray (short subject for the Dollar Double Bill re-release in 1969)
  • Sheriff Hoot Kloot Blu-ray (preliminary source for United Artists logo)
  • The Only Game in Town VHS (color and fading reference for recreated MPAA M card)
  • Carrie Magnetic Video laserdisc (color reference for United Artists logo)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

  • The CBS/Fox Company (rental-only VHS release I’ll be using as a guide for making the PG-rated theatrical version, and color reference)
  • Indiana Gilles (restored French mono track)
  • Kino Lorber and L’Immagine Ritrovata (high-quality English-language opening and closing titles)
  • Ripley’s Home Video (2007 restoration, on which I’ll largely be basing this)
  • Terburg (leader provider for the reels I’ll be making of the PG-rated theatrical version during December’s preparatory stage)