Burn! (1969) Gillo Pontecorvo

Burn! (1969) aka Queimada
Genre: Action | Drama
Country: Italy | France | Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
Language: English with some Italian Parts
Subtitles: English for Italian Parts (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 128mn Hybrid Cut
Dvdrip H264 Mkv - 774x576 - 23.976fps - 1.93gb

The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada in order to help improve the British sugar trade. Years later he is sent again to deal with the same rebels that he built up because they have seized too much power that now threatens British sugar interests.

This is a hybrid cut by flutobias @KG. It restores the English dialogue to the uncut version, with Italian audio and English subs for the scenes cut from the English theatrical cut. 

Their notes on the cut:

The original cut of the film was taken by United Artists and cut down for release in America by nearly 20 minutes. In Italy, the film was released in its full length, but the performances, recorded in English, were released in dubbed Italian (notes from the upload of the Italian Director’s Cut DVD are reproduced below for more info). Several people on KG requested a hybrid cut, keeping the deleted scenes in Italian but putting the English dialogue back in its place, which I have done. Unfortunately, due to the way the American release was cut/dubbed, I had to make a few very minor trims to the Italian Director’s Cut to have the original English audio sync correctly. The goal was to adhere to the Italian cut as much as possible while using as much of the English dialogue as possible. No edit was made that doesn’t correspond to either the Italian or American cut.

The full director’s cut, when conformed to a 23.976 framerate, runs at 2:08:51 (the PAL DVD, which was my source for the edit, ran at 2:03:42 due to the speed-up, which I’ve corrected). This cut runs at 2:08:30. The edits are as follows.

00:03:45 - Some of the dialogue and the speed at which the Italian and English actors differ caused the English version to move at a slightly quicker pace. Some establishing shots of the island are tightened and a shot of the actor speaking to Brando is slightly shortened in accordance with the American release. In the American release, the scene is cut short with music that overlaps the dialogue transitioning into the next scene, whereas no music cue is present in the Italian version as the scene continues. I have kept the music cue running under the Italian dialogue.

01:08:11 - The pace of the narrator is slower in the Italian version. The American version cuts out of the stock exchange slightly earlier to keep up with the narration, I have used the American cut here.

1:08:43 - For whatever reason, this shot here is truncated by a few frames in the American version and the English dialogue corresponds to that cut, so I’ve kept that edit.

1:08:53 - The dialogue in the American version is used to transition into the next scene, whereas in the Italian version, the line is spoken within the scene. The English does not correspond to what the actor is actually saying (although the Italian dub uses the same dialogue), so I’ve retained the American transition.

1:24:07 - The Italian voiceover is slower and establishing shots are held longer to accommodate this. I have trimmed two establishing shots to correspond with the American edit, then reverted back to the Italian cut, which edits the rest of the scene differently from the American.

1:32:01 - Another instance where the American edit, to speed things up, uses dialogue from another scene to transition into the next, whereas in the Italian edit just shows the character speaking the dialogue. The English audio does not sync at all to the actors, however, so I kept the American edit.
 Burn! (1969)

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