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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Spaghetti Western Digest Issue #3

Just released, The Spaghetti Western Digest Issue #3, has 340 pages of great spaghetti western content, including some nice LVC connections in the below articles (not to mention the cover!)-
  • Interview with Fred Williamson (Take a Hard Ride)
  • Take a Hard Ride to 42nd Street
  • Retro Interview - Walter Barnes (The Big Gundown)
  • Forgotten Pistoleros (some info on LVC movies never made)
  • Take a Hard Photo (Take a Hard Ride locations)

Check it out!

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Bravados - Poster Gallery

Below are two re-release posters for the 1958 Gregory Peck film, Bravados.  These re-release posters from the 1960's have created a bit of revisionist history, as they elevate LVC's minor role into a starring role to cash in on his Spaghetti Western success.

Click to enlarge!

Saturday, March 6, 2021

VHS Flashback: Perfect Killer

Before streaming, blu-ray, and DVD, most LVC films were only available on home video cassette tapes, usually VHS (but also Betamax).  Many of us discovered these films for the first time in these formats (usually cropped and edited).

Often times due to rights issues, these films were given new titles (some similar to the original, some not).  Often the cover image of LVC was not from the actual film!

Here is a look back at the old VHS LVC video covers for The Perfect Killer!