Great to have it remastered and anamorphic ... but it's miss
D. Riske | Chicago | 09/12/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"In Trinity is Still My Name, there is a missing scene where Trinity, Bambino and his mother and father are having dinner and his father tells them they ought to get married. He then proceeds to tell them how he met their mother and she preens as he does this. Well ... that story of how he met their mother is NOT in this version. Which is tragic. I'm going to have to see what else is missing. After waiting for decades for the remastered widescreen release ... it's wildly disappointing that scenes are missing that were in the far far far inferior fullscreen versions that preceeded it. Still it's nice to see it in anamorphic."
These versions look fantastic....But are they edited version
Steve Manning | 09/08/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These two versions look great as far as picture quality goes. But the running times don't seem to match the original running time. Perhaps we can get an amateur dvd detective on the case? They also seem to be from French(the word avec is in the opening credits) source material so they might be shorter prints than the original. But other than that the quality is excellent. The movies are alot of fun and highly recommended. I just hate dvds that are not in original running time though so that is why Iam concerned a little. The box art states that they are from original negatives and they do look the best I have ever seen. But are they edited is the question?"
Russell Williams | Mercer Island, WA USA | 10/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've loved these films ever since I saw them in high school, but I could only see them on terrible copies, and have never seen them in widescreen. The previous DVD releases have also been terrible, with awful sound. But the new release has changed all of that.
First, the video is a hundred times better than anything I've seen before. While the visuals of the Trinity films will never be anything to write home about, everything is now crisp, there are no video distortions, and best of all, it's in widescreen! Second, the sound is dramatically improved. I can now understand dialog that's always been murky in the past. Trinity has been a great love for me, but showing it to the uninitiated has always been a problem because people would bolt as soon as they saw the horrible copy come on the screen. With the new release, I'm having regular viewing parties and bringing new fans into the fold.
The extras are nice, but they're really just the italian movie cards and the trailer. Interesting, but ehh. Still, I'm grateful they're there.
Finally, it's great that the two Trinity films are in one collection. Buy this and you're done. Don't be misled by other Terrence and Bud pics which look like Trinity (with some even being renamed Trinity), because they're not part of the series at all.
This is the most exciting DVD release for me in years. Buy it, you won't regret it."
Nice prints... but you want THESE uncut versions
Martin Szabo | Sydney, AUSTRALIA | 08/24/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's great to see these Trinity movies in a box set...but they are missing a few scenes. ON AIR, a danish company, has had widescreen remastered uncut and complete versions for a few years now. They are beautiful prints nice colours and sharp. They include the FAMILY MEAL PRAYER scene and BAMBINO'S CONFESSION in the monastery. Visit www.on-air-video.dk then order through AMAZON!"
Quality reproduction at last!!!!!!!
Alistair M. Woodhead | Australia | 06/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I shall begin by explaining to other reviewers, why there is a missing sequence in Trinity Is Still My Name. All the other poor quality versions are not official releases. The official Italian released version removed the scene where the mother was talking about having the boys out of wedlock. Italy being predominantly Church based and given the era, it was decided to be prudent. And given that the "spaghetti" western era was at an end at this time, it was decided to leave this scene on the cutting room floor. Hen's Tooth Video have done a magnificent job on these re-productions. The video is crisp and sharp (even being played here in Australia on a PAL/NTSC compatible system. I use a 42" Plasma and these "scale" up to their perfect anamorphic size while no quality losses are noted. I have seen MANY copies of these two movies from all over the world, both PAL and NTSC versions. This set is the best available in English. If you love these two actors as much as I do, then this set is for you. You will not be disappointed. Maybe one day, full on re-mastered versions will be authorized, with all missing scenes and DTS 5.1. "