"And while we’re giving you sneak peeks, how about a first look at Paramount’s
Once Upon a Time in the West: Special Collector’s Edition? Yeah… we figured that’d make yer day. We’ve spoken to Paramount today and gotten the latest on the disc. This information isn’t yet final, but you can expect an official announcement next month. So here’s where things are at right now. The two-disc set will street in November. Disc One will include the 165 minute version of the film, in anamorphic widescreen video with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio and a cleaned-up mono mix as well. (wow, paramount, and an original mono mix, I’m shocked!) I’m told that the film looks and sounds fantastic. Disc One will also include an audio commentary track. More on that in a minute. Disc Two will include no less than three documentaries on the film, along with a shorter piece on the impact of the railroad in the Old West. The three main documentaries cover such subjects as director Sergio Leone’s career, background on the film, the writing and casting process, the location shoot, the style of the film (both cinematographically and other), the film’s impact on the Western genre and more. Also featured in the documentary are new interviews with John Carpenter, John Milius, Alex Cox, Claudia Cardinale, Bernardo Bertolucci, Gabriele Ferzetti, cinematographer Tonino Delli Colli, Leone biographer, film historian Sir. Christopher Frayling (author of the excellent book Sergio Leone: Something to Do with Death) and more. Many of these individuals also participate in the audio commentary. Additional features are TBA. If you’re any kind of serious film fan, you ought to be pickin’ your jaw off the ground right now. Here’s a look at Paramount’s tentative cover artwork for the German version (thanks to the folks at DVDrome.com for that). Note that the final English version may be quite different."
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better give us folks here in the U.S. this version!!!