Synapse Films / Western

Django the Bastard (1969 / Synapse Films Blu-ray)

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Anthony Steffen (The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, Killer Fish) stars as the mysterious stranger named Django, a ghost-like figure who walks into a dusty western town with vengeance on his mind. As he finds the men he’s looking for, he places a cross with the person’s name and death date in the middle of the street before enacting violent revenge! Is Django truly an unstoppable human army-of-one, or an avenging immortal angel of death?

An intriguing spaghetti western with gothic horror genre elements, Django the Bastard bears striking similarities to Clint Eastwood’s film High Plains Drifter, released four years later. This version of Django the Bastard is the alternate English language U.S. version titled The Strangers Gundown, remastered in high-definition widescreen from a beautiful original 35mm negative element.

This unusual horror spaghetti western with an excellent soundtrack is definitely worth a watch. Synapse Films’ blu-ray is available at Amazon.

Release date: August 13, 2019

  • Director: Sergio Garrone
  • Starring: Anthony Steffen, Paolo Gozlino, Luciano Rossi
  • Country: Italy
  • Production Year: 1969
  • Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
  • Region: All Regions
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Formats: Color; 2.40:1
  • Audio: English
  • AKA: The Strangers Gundown
  • Studio: Synapse Films


  • NEW 2K RESTORATION OF THE FILM from the original 35mm negative
  • Audio Commentary from Film Historian and Author Troy Howarth
  • Newly Translated Removable English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

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

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