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Hight road to ...Avventurieri ai confini del mondo.
on 18 December 2010
I was very happy to get, recently, under the title High Road to China, the DVD of this (U.S.) motion picture 1983: please, see my review under this very title. But, with this previous package, I got only Dutch subtitle, not very useful for me, a Frenchman. So, surely in love with Bess Armstrong and her fine acting, and hoping to understand a few missing words (hearing), I turned towards the Italian product,(Cop. 2008, Monaco International) : Avventurieri ai confini del mondo. Fine product, bright colour, excellent sound...but only English Version or Italian Version, without any subtitle : no Italian Subtitle, a (bad) surprise.
Examining closely the two boxes (boîtiers), I read : time : 90 minuten/minuti. But, by the watch, the real time is always 105 or 106 minutes, credit titles included. So, with both the Dutch and Italian editions, no shorted versions, but, apparently, the original one. It's a pleasure. Screen : 4/3, so called full screen. Very pleasant to look at on a large HD TV, not, I suppose, on a small one : we always want more !
No idea yet of the Italian spoken version : I was just after this other DVD for the (announced) italian subtitle. No matter : I have now two excellent English versions and after the death of my old French VHS, Les Aventuriers du bout du monde, it's a kind of compensation, and a security.
Sure, it's a movie you can see and see again, along the years, with always great pleasure : action, landscapes, excellent acting, intelligent scenario and humour ...and love !