Arizona Colt Returns DVD Review

From The Spaghetti Western Database

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  • Picture: The film is presented in (2:35:1) and is anamorphically enhanced for 16 X 9 widescreen TVs. The transfer itself isn't that great. There are many scenes that look like they're taken from different origins. Some sequences look good and others have focus and contrast defects. It definitely doesn't have the crisp, clear image something like Once Upon A Time in The West has on DVD.
  • Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0. The DVD cover states that the film features both an Italian and English Mono track. This is false. There is only an Italian track. The sound comes through nicely for only a two speaker experience. If you happen to have a home theater with surround sound you can always use an alternate audio option and it will expand and heighten the track a bit more. Personally, I think watching spaghetti westerns in their original language makes it a bit less special. The English dubbing for these kinds of films added a sense of fun/kitsch that often helped make them even more entertaining for the viewer. I should add that Composer Bruno Nicolai's sing-songy score for Arizona Colt Returns is one of the best things about it.
  • Subtitles: English.
  • Extras: The German theatrical trailer. Photo and poster gallery.
  • Final Word: This was my first MYA Communication DVD purchase and I can't really say that I'm impressed by it. I wouldn't recommend this DVD to anyone but spaghetti western completists. NOTE: I did like the opening animated menu with music from the film: "I guess I gotta get my gun/I guess I gotta shoot someone/Bang-Bang-Bing-Bang..."

--TheSwede 12:57, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

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