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Django/Texas, Adios: Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook

Arrow Video (USA) has announced the upcoming double feature release of Django (1966)/Texas Adios (1966) on a 2-disc restoration Blu-ray steelbook.

In this definitive Spaghetti Western, Franco Nero (Keoma, The Fifth Cord) gives a career-defining performance as Django, a mysterious loner who arrives at a mud-drenched ghost town on the Mexico-US border, ominously dragging a coffin behind him. After saving imperilled prostitute Maria (Loredana Nusciak), Django becomes embroiled in a brutal feud between a racist gang and a band of Mexican revolutionaries…

With Django, director Sergio Corbucci (The Great Silence) upped the ante for sadism and sensationalism in Westerns, depicting machine gun massacres, mud-fighting prostitutes and savage mutilations. A huge hit with international audiences, Django s brand of bleak nihilism would be repeatedly emulated in a raft of unofficial sequels.

The film is presented here in an exclusive new restoration with a wealth of extras including the newly restored bonus feature Texas Adios, which also stars Franco Nero, and was released as Django 2 in several territories.

Release date: June 30, 2020
Genre: Western

Disc and film details

  • Director: Sergio Corbucci, Fernando Baldi
  • Cast: Franco Nero, José Canalejas, José Bódalo, Alberto Dell’Acqua, Elisa Montés
  • Country: Italy
  • Production Year: 1966
  • Discs: 2 Blu-ray Discs
  • Region: A
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Formats: Color / 4K / 2K / 1.85:1
  • Audio: Italian, English
  • Subtitle: English
  • Studio: Arrow Films (USA)

Special features

DISC ONE -- DJANGO

  • Audio commentary by film critic, historian and theorist Stephen Prince
  • Newly filmed interview with star Franco Nero
  • Newly filmed interview with assistant director Ruggero Deodato
  • Newly filmed interview with co-writer Franco Rossetti
  • Newly filmed interview with Sergio Corbucci s wife Nora Corbucci
  • Archival interview with co-writer Piero Vivarelli
  • Archival interview with stuntman and actor Gilberto Galimberti
  • Discovering Django, newly filmed appreciation by Spaghetti Westerns scholar Austin Fisher
  • An Introduction to Django by Alex Cox, an archival featurette with the acclaimed director
  • Gallery of original promotional images from the Mike Siegel Archive
  • Original trailers

DISC TWO -- TEXAS, ADIOS

  • Audio commentary for by spaghetti western experts C. Courtney Joyner and Henry C. Parke
  • Newly filmed interview with star Franco Nero
  • Newly filmed interview with co-star Alberto Dell’Acqua
  • Newly filmed interview with co-writer Franco Rossetti
  • Hello Texas!, newly filmed appreciation by Spaghetti Westerns scholar Austin Fisher
  • Gallery of original promotional images from the Mike Siegel Archive
  • Original trailer

TECHNICAL SPECS AND ADDITIONAL CONTENT

  • New restoration from a 4K scan of Django from the original camera negative by Arrow Films
  • New restoration from a 2K scan of Texas Adios from the original camera negative by Arrow Films
  • Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • Limited edition fully illustrated booklet featuring new writing on the film by Howard Hughes and original reviews
  • Limited Edition SteelBook packaging featuring exclusive artwork

Django (1966) trailer

Notice: The picture quality of these videos do not reflect the picture quality of the Blu-ray or DVD in this package.

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