Friday, January 06, 2006


Last year Blue Underground released another version of Sergio Carbucci's '66 spagehtti western, DJANGO. The first DVD release was from Anchor Bay, who released it with DJANGO STRIKES AGAIN. I bought a copy of this, but for some reason, Django Strikes Again wouldn't play in my player. My player plays everything so, disapointed, I took it back and never bought another copy.
Blue Underground's release has inteveiws with Franco Nero and assistant director Ruggero Deodato and also included for the first time is the optional Italian audio track featuring Franco Nero’s own voice. The transfer is from the original negative and, to date, this is the best transfer.

If you've not seen this film, go rent it, at least. It's a very richly textured spaghetti western with great graphic images. A lot of spaghetti westerns were slim on actual story, but made it up with juicy situations, style, and gun play...Django delivers these.
The opening scenes have Django walking across the muddy terrain dragging a coffin behind absolute brilliant graphic image and metaphor. These westerns are also known for their great theme songs and soundtracks. Django has one the most memoriable opening theme songs since The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. You'll not be able to shake it out of your head...guaranteed!

Other great westerns by Carbucci...COMPENAROS!" Highly recommended!

DVD Easter Eggs:
On the "Extras" menu screen, highlight "Django - the one and only" and press your Left button. "DJANGO" will appear on the coffin. Press your Enter button and trailers for Django, Kill!, Run, Man, Run, and A Man Called Blade play.


Blogger spacesick said...

I'll check these out. I'm a huge Leone fan, but I haven't seen much else by way of spaghetti westerns.

7:18 AM  
Blogger Phillip said...

IFC showed a great documentary called "Spaghetti Western" that's available on Netflix. That was the first time I'd heard of "Django", but I had seen part of it before in the movie "The Harder They Come" where it served as inspiration for the main character.

6:22 PM  
Blogger spacesick said...

Riley, when the hell are you going to update? One minute you're recommending rare westerns and the next minute you're gone!

I'm gettin the shakes over here.

3:47 AM  

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