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4.0 out of 5 stars Solid release, 4 Jan 2014
This review is from: My Name Is Nobody Steelbook Limited Edition [ IMPORT ] (Blu-ray)
I bought this blu-ray rather than the newer US disc simply because it was offered on a rival website for much cheaper. I'm assuming if you're reading this you're at least somewhat familiar with this film - it's a Sergio Leone spear-headed, partial parody/part-tribute to Sergio Leone westerns. It has the beautiful cinematography, the great music, the circus-like obsession with great marksmanship (here used more in line with Clint Eastwood's Man With No Name shooting the hats off of bystanders rather than simply mowing down human beings) and a parody of Clint's iconic cowboy. Not the Man with No Name - NOBODY!

This blu-ray has fantastic picture quality - looking at stills of the US blu-ray compared to this, I prefer the colours on this and detail and stability are pretty damn good as well. There appears to be NO DNR applied, and no weird scanner noise such as plaguing most Italian films on blu-ray (Django and City of the Living Dead being clear offenders). It looks fantastic. Sound is also very good - Italian, French and English, all lossless, I obviously went for the latter. It being a French release, selecting English punishes you by forcing you to have distracting French subtitles throughout, though mostly they stay out of the 'scope frame and in the black so it's bearable. The sound is occasionally tinny but mostly very good. If the picture is great, eclipsing even the mighty The Good, the Bad and the Ugly on blu-ray (too much DNR!), the sound is a decent lossless stereo presentation.

There ARE extras - a commentary with the director, interviews with the writer and the director and some scholars...but they're all in Italian or French and there are no English subtitles. So deal with it. :P

If you want the movie, get whichever release is cheapest. I hope this review is helpful to you.
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Initial post: 7 Feb 2014 12:28:05 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Feb 2014 12:32:22 GMT
howard says:
Hello, I bought the French release of this on DVD in Paris this week (the Studio Canal version) and tried back in the UK on my Toshiba DVD player (this one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Toshiba-SD1015KB-DVD-Player-2013/dp/B00APUQ9WI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1391775826&sr=1-1&keywords=toshiba+dvd).

To get rid of the French subs on the English language version, choose the English version on the menu and start to play it. Then select 'Setup' on the handset, then subtitles as the option and 'no subtitles'. Start to play the movie (i.e. press 'setup' again to exit). It should be the English version with no subs. Hope this helps for the DVD edition.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Feb 2014 15:19:52 GMT
A. Moncrieff says:
I bought the blu-ray version. I will check to see if this holds true for that as well, but I doubt it.
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