Un Genio, Due Compari, un Pollo

Un Genio, Due Compari, un Pollo

Director: Damiano Damiani Cast: Miou-Miou
, Robert Charlebois
Robert Charlebois
, Patrick McGoohan
Patrick McGoohan
Damiano Damiani


Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Tuesday, April 27


This spaghetti western -- of interest to fans of the genre because of Sergio Leone's uncredited participation in the project -- gets a straightforward presentation on DVD in this release from Wham! USA. A Genius, Two Partners and a Dupe (aka Un Genio, Due Compari, Un Pollo) has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in its original widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1, though the image hasn't been enhanced for anamorphic playback. The quality of the image is flawed; many of the interior sequences are dark and muddy looking, while the color balance shifts noticeably several times during the film. Supposedly this film has always suffered from visual flaws -- parts of the negative were stolen during production, and some of the scenes had to be rescued from work prints -- but since the color flaws could be corrected for DVD fairly easily, it's unfortunate that Wham! USA didn't bother to give the movie a proper restoration. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo, retaining the original monophonic sound track, and has been dubbed into English, with no multiple language options or subtitled; the sound quality is good if not great, though the sometimes faulty dubbing often distracts from the film. The only bonus materials are biographies and filmographies for the leading cast members, and the text is small enough to be difficult to read on many televisions. While spaghetti western fans will be glad to see this film finally readily available in North America, both the movie and its presentation on disc are nothing special, and interested parties may want to rent this disc and give it a look before purchasing.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/20/2007
UPC: 0018619960677
Original Release: 1975
Rating: NR
Source: Televista
Region Code: 0
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:57:00
Sales rank: 48,199

Special Features

Full length feature film; Scene access; Enhanced audio; Digitally remastered; Regions: all regions

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Miou-Miou Lucy
Robert Charlebois Locomotive Bill
Patrick McGoohan Maj. Cabot
Klaus Kinski Doc Foster
Terence Hill Joe Thanks
Raimund Harmstorf Sergeant Milton
Piero Vida Actor
Rik Battaglia Actor
Mario Brega Actor
Jean Martin Actor

Technical Credits
Damiano Damiani Director,Screenwriter
Nino Baragli Editor
Francesco Bronzi Art Director
Ernesto Gastaldi Screenwriter
Claudio Mancini Producer
Ennio Morricone Score Composer
Fulvio Morsella Producer,Screenwriter
Giuseppe Ruzzolini Cinematographer
Carlo Simi Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- A Genius, Two Partners and a Dupe
1. Trading Post [10:15]
2. Dirt Nap [11:59]
3. Cavalry [7:54]
4. Sporting House [15:34]
5. Robbery [2:43]
6. Striptease [9:59]
7. Imposters [9:25]
8. Gold [11:38]
9. Chase [12:55]
10. Warning [8:27]
11. Showdown [13:48]
12. Credits [2:26]

Customer Reviews