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Friday, October 11, 2013

FINALLY! Big Gundown Coming to Blu-ray (US)

Big news!  It looks like this ports over all the supplements from the German disc.  A 4-disc set in all (2 blu, 1 dvd, and the soundtrack CD).

Information from High Def Digest below-

The classic 1966 spaghetti western will ride onto Blu-ray in December.  
In an early announcement to retailers, Grindhouse Releasing is preparing 'The Big Gundown' for Blu-ray on December 10. 
Jonathan Corbett is a gunman so brave to have eliminated all the bandits of Texas. For this he is proposed for the candidacy to the Senate of the United States. In exchange he has only to support the construction of one railway line. Only after he accepts does he come to know that the Mexican Cuchillo has raped and killed a 12 year old girl. Corbett leaves on a long manhunt during which he gets to know his adversary better and discovers a variation on the crime for which the accused Cuchillo may not be as guilty as he first thought.  
The release will be a Four Disc Deluxe Limited Edition Combo Pack (Two Blu-rays, one DVD and one bonus CD) individually numbered and limited to 3000 copies and will feature a spectacular new 2k digital restoration of the original uncensored english language version, Newly Expanded With Three Additional Scenes. Supplements will include: LA RESA DEI CONTI - The Complete, 110 Minute Director's Cut Presented In Italian With Optional English Bubtitles And Special Musical Subtitles; Bonus CD - THE BIG GUNDOWN - Original Soundtrack By Ennio Morricone; Compelling In-Depth Interviews With Director Sergio Sollima, Star Tomas Milian And Screenwriter Sergio Donati (ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST); Audio Commentary By Western Film Experts C. Courtney Joyner And Henry C. Parke; Liner Notes By C. Courtney Joyner And Euro-Music Expert Gergely Hubai; Extensive Still Galleries, Trailers And TV Spots; And Other Surprises...  

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The Big Gundown (Blu-ray + DVD + CD) Combo

1 comment:

  1. I'm gonna get this one too! I've got Big Gundown on a lousy VHS tape & there was a great extended copy on YouTube but the restored scenes where in Italian so everybody suddenly stars speaking Italian then back to English then back to Italian and on and on. But somebody made them take it off.

    Yes often it's said it's the best non Leone spaghetti western & it's a good one.

    And some may not know that Lee Van Cleef didn't go home after he finished his scenes in Good, Bad & Ugly. The producer of Good, Bad & Ugly, Alberto Grimaldi, put Lee right to work on Big Gundown. I've always figured the beard Lee has at the begining of Big Gundown is the same one he had in Good, Bad & Ugly at the Sad Hill Cemetery scene. Lee didn't shave, he just moved over to Big Gundown the next day. Also after 150 TV roles & over 50 films, Big Gundown was the first time Lee Van Cleef had top billing in a film.

    OOOO WEEEE This is good Aaron. I'm gonna get one.