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Saturday, December 31, 2022

New Release: The Grand Duel 50th Anniversary Vinyl Soundtrack


Just released!  To cap off 2022, there is a special 50th anniversary deluxe vinyl pressing of the classic Luis Bacalov score from The Grand Duel!

Press release and link to ordering info below.  I'll have a review posted in a few weeks!

Scare Flair Records is honored to present THE GRAND DUEL (IL GRANDE DUELLO) Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition by LUIS BACALOV! Directed by Giancarlo Santi, The Grand Duel is a 1972 spaghetti western that is a bloody and complex tale of revenge. This full and expanded deluxe edition features four new tracks, brand new artwork by Tony Stella, exclusive liner notes from Tough Guy Film Expert Mike Malloy, and is the first time that this soundtrack has ever been available on vinyl.

Lee Van Cleef stars as Clayton, a gnarled ex-sheriff, who comes to the aid of a young Phillip Vermeer who has been framed for the killing of a powerful figure called The Patriarch. Clayton helps Vermeer fend off a gang of bounty hunters, and face three villains to find out who really killed the Patriarch. The film is filled with exciting gunfights and stunts that have helped the film to be considered one the greatest spaghetti westerns ever made.

Filled with sinister music not typical of the western, The Grand Duel is a powerful score by Academy Award Winning composer Luis Bacalov (Il Postino: The Postman) that had cues handpicked and used to perfection by Quentin Tarantino in his 2004 film Kill Bill Volume 1 for the animated Origin of O-Ren Ishii scenes. It features harmonica playing from Franco De Gemini (Once Upon a Time in the West), vocals by Edda Dell’Orso (The Ecstasy of Gold in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly), as well as choir work from I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni (Sergio Leone’s Dollars Trilogy).


  • The Complete and Expanded soundtrack by Luis Bacalov available for the first time on vinyl
  • 140 Gram “Van Cleef Black” or “O-Ren Clear White” Vinyl – Colors are random
  • Limited to 500 Copies
  • Mastering and Sequencing by Claudio Fuiano from the Original Master Tapes 
  • Brand New Artwork by Tony Stella
  • Exclusive Liner Notes by Lee Van Cleef Biographer and Tough Guy Film Expert Mike Malloy
  • Vocals by Edda Dell’Orso
  • Harmonica by Franco De Gemini
  • Mastered for Vinyl by Jesse Mangum @ The Glow in Athens, Georgia
  • Pressed at Kindercore Vinyl in Athens, Georgia


Saturday, December 17, 2022

Saturday, December 10, 2022

LVC Candids

From the late 60's and early 70's

Saturday, December 3, 2022

LVC at the Saturn Awards

LVC at the Saturn Awards, around the time of Escape from New York

pictured with Sam J Jones

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Saturday, October 1, 2022

RIO GRANDE #27 90's Vintage Croatian Comic Cover

A look at vintage Croatian comic with LVC on the cover

Looks like Jaroo from El Condor grew some hair!

Click to enlarge!

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Death Rides a Horse - New Special Edition Blu-ray in Germany


  • Label: Plaion Pictures
  • Release date: October 5, 2022 / Label shop exclusive
  • "Western All'Arrabbiata" series #3
  • Limited Digipak hardcover edition (square format box with DVD and BluRay), sold exclusively in the Plaion Pictures shop
  • Audio: German, English, Italian DTS-HD MA 2.0 mono
  • Subtitles: German
  • Video: 2.35:1 1080p / (Restoration notes: correct framing and zooming restored, other damage to the master repaired)
  • Running time: 115min
  • Extras: trailer; audio commentary by Alex Cox; audio commentary by Mike Malloy; documentary "Vengeance Rides a Horse" with Giulio Petroni and Giancarlo Santi (36min); interview featurette "Death rides with Petroni" (15min); audio interview with John Philipp Law (14min); German opening credits; gallery with rare artwork
  • Booklet with liner notes by Marco Koch and Lars Johansen
  • Miniposter

Saturday, September 17, 2022


As part of a 80's VHS release of Captain Apache, Video Gems decided to market the film box to those familiar with LVC's look that a general audience was familiar with.  This meant making sure LVC had his proper mustache, which he did not have in this film.  It literally looks like someone drew it onto the box art.

I have confirmed multiple copies of the same cover artwork!  Check it out!

Modified box art

Original poster art

rear cover

two examples of the drawn on stache!