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.
- 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)
- 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)