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2015 Blu-ray Guide


2015 has been a massive year for LVC related blu-rays.  Seven titles have already been releaseed.  Below you will find information (sorted by release date) on each of these releases.


LAST UPDATE:  October 17, 2015

 
 
THE STRANGER & THE GUNFIGHTER
STREET DATE: AVAILABLE NOW!


The first ever Blu-ray release of The Stranger and The Gunfighter, aka Blood Money, or in this case El Karate, El Colt, Y El Imposter. The disc is compatible with US blu-ray players (verified).

  • Region: A/B/C
  • Language: Spanish, English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Divisa
  • Release Date: January 7, 2015
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Extras:

    • Gallery
    • Filmographies
     
    TheBad.net Blu-ray Review 
    Amazon.es - El Karate, El Colt, Y El Imposter Blu-ray


    RETURN OF SABATA
    STREET DATE: AVAILABLE NOW! (Germany)


    Explosive Media, who brought us FANTASTIC blu-ray releases of The Big Gundown, Death Rides a Horse, and Sabata, are now releasing another LVC classic in HD, The Return of Sabata!  US playback confirmed!

  • Region: A/B (US playback confirmed)
  • Language: German, English, Italian, Spanish
  • Subtitles: German, English
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Explosive Media
  • Release Date: March 20, 2015
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Extras:

    • German Sabata trailers (entire trilogy)
    • English trailers
    • Radio spots
    • German Lee Van Cleef trailers
      • For a Few Dollars More
      • The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
      • Day of Anger
      • Beyond the Law
      • Death Rides a Horse (US trailer)
    • Locations
    • Image Galleries (publicity photos, lobby cards, posters)
    • Booklet interview with Reiner Schone (in German)



    DAY OF ANGER
    STREET DATE: AVAILABLE NOW!
    


    First US release of Day of Anger.  By all accounts this is a massive improvement in image quality of the previously released Japanese disc.

  • Region: A
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Studio: Arrow
  • Release Date: March 31, 2015
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Extras:

    • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of both the Italian and International versions of the film
    • Newly translated English subtitles for Italian audio and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for English audio
    • Brand new interview with screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
    • An interview programme featuring archival interviews with director Tonino Valerii and a newly recorded interview with his biographer, Roberto Curti
    • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Reinhard Kleist
    • Booklet featuring new writing on the film by spaghetti western expert Howard Hughes, illustrated with original archive stills

    TheBad.net Blu-ray Review 
    Amazon.com - Day Of Anger Blu-ray/DVD


    ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (Collector's Edition)
    STREET DATE: AVAILABLE NOW!



    New release from a new 2k master.  Should me a worthy upgrade to the MGM Blu-ray disc.  At this time it is presumed that all the MGM DVD extras that were not included on the MGM blu-ray will be included as well as new extras produced by Shout! Factory.

  • Region: A

  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: TBD
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Studio: Shout! Factory
  • Release Date: April 21, 2015
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Extras:

    • DISC ONE: Feature Film
      • New 2K Scan of the Inter-Postive struck from the Original Negative
      • New Audio Commentary with actress Adrienne Barbeau and director of photography Dean Cundey
      • Audio Commentary with director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell
      • Audio Commentary with producer Debra Hill and production designer Joe Alves 
    • DISC TWO: Bonus Features
      • Big Challenges in Little Manhattan: The Visual Effects of Escape From New York
      • Scoring the Escape: A Discussion with composer Alan Howarth
      • On Set with John Carpenter: The Images of Escape From New York with photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker
      • I Am Taylor – an interview with actor Joe Unger
      • My Night on the Set – an interview with filmmaker David DeCoteau
      • Deleted Scene: The Original Opening Bank Robbery Sequence
      • Return to Escape from New York Featurette
      • Theatrical Trailers
      • Photo Galleries – Behind-the-Scenes, Posters and Lobby Cards

    Amazon.com - Escape From New York (Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray]


    BARQUERO
    STREET DATE: AVAILABLE NOW!



    A solid release by Kino Lorber (who also recently released Sabata in the US with a great HD transfer).  Official review pending.

  • Region: A

  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: NONE
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Kino Lorber
  • Release Date: April 28, 2015
  • Run Time: 115 minutes
  • Extras:

    • Original Theatrical Trailer
    Amazon.com - Barquero [Blu-ray]


    CAPTAIN APACHE
    STREET DATE: AVAILABLE NOW!




    A solid release by Kino Lorber.  Official review pending.

  • Region: A

  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: NONE
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Kino Lorber
  • Release Date: October 6, 2015
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Extras:

    • Original Theatrical Trailer for Sabata and Barquero
    TheBad.net Blu-ray Review  
    Captain Apache (1971) [Blu-ray]
     
    BAD MAN'S RIVER
    STREET DATE: AVAILABLE NOW!




    A solid release by Kino Lorber.  Official review pending.

  • Region: A

  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: NONE
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Kino Lorber
  • Release Date: October 6, 2015
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Extras:

    • Original Theatrical Trailers for Sabata and Barquero
    TheBad.net Blu-ray Review  


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