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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly International Cut/US Theatrical Cut

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Duplicating this thread from the sister site fanres here:

http://forum.fanres.com/showthread.php?tid=706

Project Info:

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (TGTBATU) is my favorite film of all time and recently I was lamenting the fact it wasn’t in HD. So the goal of this project is to quickly recreate the International Cut/US Theatrical Cut (IC/TC) of The Good, The Bad and the Ugly in High Definition. Sort of a stop-gap till the superior 35mm project is released.

The 4K Blu-ray (BD) was rejected as the video source because even though it had the best detail, the colors, contrast, gamma, shadows, highlights are ruined beyond the ability to successfully fix. You can fix the colors for some shots but something like the black level can never be fixed. So the wonderful Italian Mondo BD was used instead. Although I tried to use the 4K for all the replacement shots the before mentioned problems stopped me and certain shots had to be taken from the old Extended Edition BD (EE). Those shots were then color corrected and re-grain to try to match the Mondo as close as possible

The movie cut is synced to the 1993 laserdisc which is the last time the IC was on video (not counting VHS). Even the 1998 DVD/LD is a restoration, incorporating shots from the Italian cut never seen in the IC.

Video:
The Italian transfer from the Mondo BD cut down to sync with the 1993 laserdisc of the International/US Theatrical cut. Additional shots from the US 4K and older Extended Edition BD.

Audio:
The PCM mono from the 1993 laserdisc in PCM 2.0 format.

Output:
MKV compatible within the spec for a 25GB BD

Cut List:

-Removed Italian credits and replaced with 4K’s credits. Regraded 4K’s credits to better match the Mondo (kept one Mondo shot)

-Removed shot of the single gunfighter on his horse in the intro. Remove close up of the two gunfighters

-Removed Italian “il brutto” title. Replaced with the 4K’s English “The Ugly” shot and regraded to the Mondo’s colors.

-Removed shots of Angel Eyes filling his bowl with food

-Removed shots of Angel Eyes eating

-Removed Italian “il cattivo” title. Replaced with the 4K’s “The Bad” and regraded to the Mondo’s colors.

-Kept extra shot of Blondie’s gun after “rescuing” Tuco. Its on the 93 LD

-Kept “flip cut” transition from Tuco talking to Blondie to being hung. It’s on the 93 LD.

-Removed Italian “Il buono” title. Replaced with the 4K’s English “The Good” and regraded to the Mondo’s colors.

-Removed shots of confederate soldiers leaving town. Removed shots of bandits sneaking up on Blondie. Removed shots of Blondie cleaning his gun

-Removed longer hold on Blondie when confronted by Tuco

-Removed shot of wall being destroyed by cannon fire

-Removed Angel Eyes’s visit to the Confederate fort sequence.

-Removed Blondie’s and Tuco’s interaction in the desert, where Tuco eats and taunts Blondie.

-Removed the Confederate guard post scene. Restored fade in from black as the coach arrives at the monastery.

-Kept fade out/fade in at the monastery from when Blondie passes out and Tuco is bringing him water. This is present in the 93 LD but not in 98 DVD/EE/4K

-Removed additional dialogue scene in the coach between Blondie and Tuco.

-I re-cut the Mondo’s arrangement of the “Tuco Torture” scene into its individual shots and rearranged them to match the IC/TC scene arrangement. I then added 6 shots from the old American Extended Edition that the Mondo was missing and regraded them to better match the Mondo’s colors.

-Removed Blondie meeting Angel Eyes’ gang by the river and restored the shot of the train leaving the station cutting to Tuco in the train.

-Removed part of a shot of Tuco preparing his bath

-Removed the extra dialogue interaction between the Union commander and Blondie and Tuco.

-Removed extra scene extension of the Union commander moaning from his gun wounds.

-Removed extra scene extension of Blondie and Tuco setting up the dynamite on the bridge.

-Removed shot of Blondie chewing on his cigar while waiting for the bridge to blow-up

-Removed and replaced 4 shots from the Mondo with the old American Extended Edition’s shots. This is the “Sorry Tuco” scene and not only that shot but the adjacent shots are different in the Mondo vs the 4K/98/93. Regraded to better match the Mondo’s colors.

-Removed the end Italian il brutto, il cattivo, Il buono and replaced with the old American Extended Edition’s The Ugly, The Bad and the Good. Regraded to better match the Mondo’s colors.

-Removed Tuco’s “Son Of A Bitch” Italian shot for the IC’s version of the scene from the EE.

-Removed final Italian shot of Blondie riding off with the old American Extended Edition’s shot to get the English The End graphic. Regraded to better match the Mondo’s colors.

-Removed restoration credits.

Thanks:
Lil Brutto- for information on the various cuts and additional soundtracks

thehutt- for his original English audio sync to the Mondo

Chewtobacco- for advice and additional video

*Since the internal organ is now going to stop accepting these kinds of projects, this project is posted on the BT only

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Thanks to all for reconstructed theater cut in HD with original mono audio.
According to Cut List I will need some time to re-cut subs in my lang. 😃

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where can this be found?

You really only need to hang mean bastards,
but mean bastards you need to hang.

John ‘The Hangman’ Ruth

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What does “BT” stand for in this context? Sorry, I’m dumb.

“You don’t really mean you’ll kill me, do you?” - Juror 8
“Silence, Earthling! My name is Darth Vader. I am an extra-terrestrial from the planet Vulcan!” - Calvin “Marty” Klein

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Thanks Dek, yeah that’s right. The spleen’s new enforcement policy means its no longer friendly to these type of projects, so had to find a new home.

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Maybe this is inappropriate to ask, but does anyone have any invites to anywhere this will be posted? I’ve never seen TGTBaTU and I would really like to watch the International Cut for my first viewing.

I have a pretty stellar ratio over on the spleen, under this name.

“You don’t really mean you’ll kill me, do you?” - Juror 8
“Silence, Earthling! My name is Darth Vader. I am an extra-terrestrial from the planet Vulcan!” - Calvin “Marty” Klein

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Based on a “New Forum Rules” discussion over on the spleen forums, fanedits appear to still be allowed. Would this be classified as a fanedit?

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“Silence, Earthling! My name is Darth Vader. I am an extra-terrestrial from the planet Vulcan!” - Calvin “Marty” Klein

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Since it was legitimate cut (Director sort-of approved) and was the default cut at one time, I would call it more of a preservation or restoration. But that’s me.

I love the spleen for the rare and interesting stuff and would like it on there but I and other people have been told that things like this are no longer welcomed.

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Well darn. Any chance of it getting upped over on that paradoxical forum?

Sorry to keep pestering lol 😃

“You don’t really mean you’ll kill me, do you?” - Juror 8
“Silence, Earthling! My name is Darth Vader. I am an extra-terrestrial from the planet Vulcan!” - Calvin “Marty” Klein

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This edition is now on the spleen, as of March 13th.

It was made possible by an anonymous uploader from BT.

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Free leech from the 'speen of this presentation ends in less then a week.

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Thanks for the amount of work! I am not a big fan of the International cut (my first experience with GBU being a German restoration of the Italian cut of the movie from the 90s) but still, I think it should be preserved as a historical document.

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Well I just want to say thanks for all the hard work syncing the English soundtrack to the Mondo. It was a great help to this project.

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Watched this last weekend and thought it was a superb restoration of the U.S. theatrical cut. Thank you to all those involved for making it available!

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Coligion said:

Watched this last weekend and thought it was a superb restoration of the U.S. theatrical cut. Thank you to all those involved for making it available!

It really is awesome. It was my first viewing of TGTBATU, and it was superb.

“You don’t really mean you’ll kill me, do you?” - Juror 8
“Silence, Earthling! My name is Darth Vader. I am an extra-terrestrial from the planet Vulcan!” - Calvin “Marty” Klein

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Thanks guys, glad you enjoyed it. Since I wanted to put this together quickly a few issues have been pointed out so I might have to do a version 2 sometime or release the 4K version cut down to the international cut, which is what I worked on first.

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PDB said:

Thanks guys, glad you enjoyed it. Since I wanted to put this together quickly a few issues have been pointed out so I might have to do a version 2 sometime or release the 4K version cut down to the international cut, which is what I worked on first.

I would be super interested in any improvements or iterations on this. What are the problems mentioned?

“You don’t really mean you’ll kill me, do you?” - Juror 8
“Silence, Earthling! My name is Darth Vader. I am an extra-terrestrial from the planet Vulcan!” - Calvin “Marty” Klein

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PDB said:

Thanks guys, glad you enjoyed it. Since I wanted to put this together quickly a few issues have been pointed out so I might have to do a version 2 sometime or release the 4K version cut down to the international cut, which is what I worked on first.

Sounds great! I’d definitely enjoy seeing a second release that is even more fine tuned. Maybe add subtitles as well, if that is possible?

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Hey Guys,

i am a big fan of the movie but i want desperately see the theatrical cut including the orignal sound with the orginal gunshots. Can you help me where to find this version? Thank You!

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Mille said:

Hey Guys,

i am a big fan of the movie but i want desperately see the theatrical cut including the orignal sound with the orginal gunshots. Can you help me where to find this version? Thank You!

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“You don’t really mean you’ll kill me, do you?” - Juror 8
“Silence, Earthling! My name is Darth Vader. I am an extra-terrestrial from the planet Vulcan!” - Calvin “Marty” Klein

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Just checking in to see if there was still hope for a version 2 of this in the near future?

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Sorry Coligion not in the near future. I have too many projects going on and I rather wait for a better color source so I can regrade it.