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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