There was a 4K restoration of Fistful shown at Cannes a year ago, Tarantino was whining about how it wasn't film. I suppose that with it and GBU having been done in 4K, one for FAFDM might be forthcoming. Though with the current state of the physical media market, it's not likely forthcoming. I'm assuming that the German and Italian discs are Region B?
Sound: None of the BD's offer the original English mono at all, not even in lossy AC3. the only way to get the original English mono is from the LD synched by TheHutt.
I hear that once they did the individual release of GBU, they fixed the mono and had the original for the original scenes and the downmix for the new scenes. I must admit, it's a nice gesture for them to fix it, even if it shouldn't have happened at all.
Sound: While I commend Paramount for including the original mono soundtrack (Albeit in Lossy AC3), the music during the end credits is still wrong.
Does the old VHS or DVD release have the proper music? What should it be? It sounds like the Paramount disc will do for now.
Both use the same master, but the Spanish BD uses the inferior MPEG2 codec and is at 24 FPS rather than 23.976
Forgive my ignorance, but what does this mean?
So as far as the old DVDs go, did the old "Sergio Leone Anthology" release retain the mono except for GBU? Does the old BGU DVD retain the proper mono? Did the DYS DVD have the mono, or a downmix? Which European releases retain the extras, most of the ones on the MGM releases, especially the Frayling commentaries.
PS This is totally the wrong place to ask, but I don't want to open another thread, whatever happened with the 4K Texas Chain Saw Massacre Blu-ray? Was there any truth to the mono being a downmix?