"This is certainly one of the best Bud Spencer-Terence Hill movies. It is actually much smarter than other Spencer-Hill pictures, because it contains a lot of intertextual references in its wonderfully portrayed western (parody/homage) moments. The music is magnificent too.I saw this film in Bosnia for the first time when I was kid and I immediately fell in love with it. In a few years I owned over 30 Bud Spencer (and Terence Hill) movies. The version I had in Bosnia (on a pirated VHS tape)had wonderful colours and was rich in detail. Anybody can guess why? Yes, you're right - because it was a WIDESCREEN copy (possibly imported from Italy). This DVD, however, is released in a horrendous PAN & SCAN edition. Many nice details are lost, there is a lot of artificial panning, and in certain action sequences you cannot even decipher what is going on. There are a few moments in which only background is seen, because the characters on both sides of the original widescreen picture (ar: 2,35:1) have been cut off. Furthermore, this DVD has terrible image resolution. Pixillation is present throughout the film (I have some Real Video files on my PC that have better picture quality than this DVD). This DVD, nonetheless, is very cheap. I bought it for 7.99 Canadian dollars (around 5 American dollars). And, of course, this is the best copy of this brilliant film that is available in North America and the reason why everybody should own it. 5 stars for the movie, 1 star for the DVD. All in all, 3 stars from me. I just wish I had my Bosnian widescreen copy."
Which version is reviewed?
F. Campbell | KS United States | 02/04/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"There appear to be at least 3 different versions of this DVD for sale on Amazon, each with a different price. Some reviews say the video quality is good, some say it is terrible. It would be helpful if Amazon would indicate which version of this movie each review is associated with so that customers could decide which one to choose."
Great Movie, DVD sucks
Robert Whitaker | New Orleans, LA USA | 01/27/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"At the risk of repeating the other reviews: this DVD sucks! I loved Terrence Hill's deadpan performance in this spaghetti western, but the DVD quality just isn't there. I've tryied playing it on a Sony DVD player, a PS2, my laptop, and even a CineVision DVD player. Only the PS2 even recognized the menu, and could partially play the movie. The burn was too faint for the other players to read at all. (No scratches on disk.)
Buy this on VHS!"
Great film... The DVD stinks!
Dr Paul Gorman | Auckland, New Zealand | 02/14/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I like this movie and have seen a very nice widescreen showing of it here on New Zealand TV and back in the UK.The quality of the DVD is worse than a worn out VHS tape. I couldn't believe my eyes. How can a DVD look this bad? Some of my 10 year old VHS tapes look better. Washed-out colour, poor sound, and worse of all, Full Screen. There should be a no star option for the rating of DVDs. This would definitely get it.I have this and Trinity Is Still My Name and its quality is the same. One of them has a cute quiz game on it maybe even both but I can't bear to watch them after just one viewing.What is worse is that there is no real alternative; this was not available in region 4 or 2 when I bought it. I do notice that it is now in Germany. Might check that one out."
BROUGHT BACK ALOT OF GOOD LAUGHS!!
email@example.com | El Paso, Texas | 04/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first saw this movie in the mid seventies with my parents in Beirut, Lebanon. Though I did not speak a word of English, this action packed comedy was terrific! I had been looking for this movie for many years now, and finally found it.. Understanding the language, this movie is even funnier now than when I first saw it 23 years ago..The plot and dialogue are exceptional..Of course, you must like old westerns in order to appreciate these types of movies. Terence hill is the life of this movie..Believe me when I tell you that this movie is a perfect addition to any movie library...But you must also get the sequel.."Trinity is still my name",.. in order to appreciate these two excellent classics!! Take off your boots and kick back in your favorite chair and get ready to laugh at these simple, non bloody, but funny movies.."