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Release Date: 22-MAY-2007
Media Type: DVD
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Sabata is one of the very best Spaghetti Westerns. Unfortunately MGMs american version of this DVD is marred by a terrible sound-sink problem throughout most of the middle of the film. And I do not mean bad dubbing! Sabata was filmed with the actors speaking entirely in English so the sound should be perfect. The sound becomes and stays so out of sink that voices and all sound effects (footsteps, slaps, gun shots etc.) are noticeably off by about a whole two seconds. There is one scene where Sharky's mother is slapping him. The slap sounds occur every time she pulls her hand back. Characters continue to move their mouths long after their voices have stopped. This completely mars one of the greatest spaghetti westerns of all time and the very best of the three Sabata films! This is a problem with the MGM/Sony DVD pressing not with the original film.
Sabata is otherwise an excellent combination of western action, acrobats, fancy gadgets, humor, good music and clever camera work. The acting by Lee Van Cleef and the rest of the cast is top notch.
Van Cleef, a great character actor has incredible presence yet never upstages the other actors giving the cast an ensemble feeling rather then a one man show.
The clever editing, fluid camera work, and color photography in Sabata is super. The film is extremely stylish and purposely tongue in cheek, highly entertaining, imaginative, and funny.
The plot - A trio of city-big-wigs attempt to empty the bank. Sabata finds out and blackmails the buch.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I like all the Sabata movies and I'm so glad that Amazon had the first installment of the Sabata series. I've been looking for the first Sabata installment for a few years. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Donnall Strong
just as advertised arrived in quick time well packaged will be back thank you ******Published 9 months ago by steven.n. nelson
So-so spaghetti western, for Lee Can Cleef fans only, though he made much better films.Published 14 months ago by David L. Hartzog
It's got a great music score and some nice shots, but it's so absurd that it's not to be taken seriously. Sabata and his three pals taken on fifty men and come out okay? Read morePublished 15 months ago by Bartok Kinski