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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!

Saturday, September 3, 2022

'Sommerville Kid" To Ride in Parade

The Courier-News
Bridgewater, New Jersey
21 May 1959, Thu  •  Page 4

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Big Gundown Coming to Blu-ray in UK from Indicator

Label: Indicator

Release date: December 5, 2022

2-Disc Limited Edition (5000 copies), individually numbered

Region code: B

Contains three versions for the film

  • US theatrical cut (90mins); 
  • Extended US cut (95mins, with scenes that were added for TV broadcast)
  • Original 110-minute Italian version (Italian and English audio).

2K restorations

Original mono audio

Isolated music & effects tracks


  • Audio commentary with writers and film experts Barry Forshaw and Kim Newman on the Italian theatrical version (2022)
  • Audio commentary with film historians C Courtney Joyner and Henry Parke on the extended US cut (2013)
  • Spaghetti Western Memories (2012): documentary in which director Sergio Sollima and actor Tomas Milian revisit this much-heralded western
  • Tomas Milian: Acting on Instinct (2013): the genre-film star revisits The Big Gundown and reveals some of his acting secrets
  • Stephen Thrower on ‘The Big Gundown’ (2022): the author and musician on the unique qualities of Sollima’s classic
  • Austin Fisher on ‘The Big Gundown’ (2022): the author of Radical Frontiers in the Spaghetti Western: Politics, Violence and Popular Italian Cinema situates the film in the wider context of the genre
  • Original US theatrical trailers
  • Original Italian theatrical trailer
  • TV spots
  • Image galleries, production stills, and promotional material

New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Italian cinema expert Roberto Curti, archival interviews with Lee Van Cleef, Tomas Milian, and Sergio Sollima, extracts from the film’s promotional materials, an examination of the work of co-screenwriter Franco Solinas, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and full film credits

Limited edition exclusive poster

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Sabata - US Lobby Cards

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Linda Veras in a sexy bodysuit!

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Candid Photo - Ronnie Jackson & Lee Van Cleef

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A great photo of Ronnie Jackson & Lee Van Cleef in Thousand Oaks, California. Lee asked Ronnie to perform at his son's wedding.

Saturday, June 18, 2022