Wednesday, July 11, 2018

By the Gods!

Bekim Fehmiu in THE ODYSSEY (1968)

This was a mini-series in 8 parts and broadcasted in Italy in 1968. The mini-series was dubbed in English (or at least the English dub doesn't exist). They also made a stand-alone film, by editing it down to its most crucial parts, which I'm sure was no easy task. This film was released internationally, including in English. This theatrical version was eventually shown on CBS back in 1978. I finally got a copy of this film, called THE ADVENTURES OF ULYSSES. It's from a VHS source so the image is fuzzy but the audio is okay. I was thinking of doing a Fan Dub of this, by looking for the specific scenes from the beautiful transfer of the mini-series and editing all those scenes together with the English audio from the film. Unfortunately, many scenes were shot specifically for this theatrical version that don't exist in the mini-series. Therefore, a Fan Dub is impossible to make. I might upload the fuzzy copy to my PEPLUM TV RETRO channel.

1 comment:

Richard Svensson said...

As I've mentioned before on your posts about this TV series, I watched it on Swedish TV when I was a kid. It was in the original Italian, subtitled. I found it slow-going, but at the same time atmospheric and fascinating. Bekim Fehniu is still my favorite Odysseus, a very human take on the hero.