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Saturday, May 23, 2015

DVD Review: God's Gun



As there is no blu-ray release of God's Gun, I have opted to give a DVD review of the best quality version of this DVD on the market.

The film itself is a well know LVC disaster.  You would have thought with the talent involved (LVC, Jack Palance, and Sabata director "Frank Kramer") this movie would be a slam dunk.  Unfortunately a film plagued with problems both behind the scenes and on the page was made, and what we end up with is a film which LVC didn't even dub his own voice on!

Most copies you will find of God's Gun are of a scratchy full screen public domain print that has been floating around since the 1980's.  It wasn't until 2007 that a quality studio released version of the film was put on DVD.  Unfortunately, this DVD has only been available in Europe, and as such is region 2/PAL encoded (making it unplayable on most US DVD players)


VIDEO

While this DVD does present God's Gun in widescreen for the first time, it is only at a 1:85 ratio, which doesn't open up the film to a lot of extra picture.  The DVD was not anamorphically enhanced for HD sets, so sadly the film will display windowboxed (black bars on sides and top/bottom) on most modern devices.

Overall the image is nice, and blemish free. 

Screencaps below-








AUDIO
 
The sound suffers from PAL speedup, so voices do appear at a higher pitch (not that it matters as no one has their original voice featured!)


EXTRAS

None.  Zip.  Zilch.  Nada.


Recommended for the LVC completest only.  Owning a better copy of this film, doesn't necessarily make it a better movie!

THE GOOD:
  • Widescreen
  • Decent image quality

THE BAD
  • Region 2 (UK) only
  • No extras

 Amazon.co.uk - God's Gun DVD



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