US outfit Blue Underground have recently announced that they will be releasing the cult spaghetti western Django on Blu-Ray on 25 May 2010.?? All of the Blue Underground releases I have seen so far have had high quality transfers so I will have high expectations for this mark.?? It will be interesting to see how it compares to the Italian Blu-Ray release of A Fistful of Dollars (Sergio Leone, 1964) which I consider to be one of the best all round Blu-Ray releases I have seen so far.?? Here is a list of the extra features, taken from blu-ray.com:
- Django: The One And Only: interviews with star Franco Nero and assistant director Ruggero Deodato
- The Last Pistolero: short film starring Franco Nero (BD-exclusive)
- Western, Italian Style: a 1968 documentary about the Spaghetti Western phenomenon containing interviews with directors Enzo G. Castellari, Sergio Sollima and Sergio Corbucci (BD-exclusive)
- International trailer
- Italian Trailer
- Franco Nero intro (BD-exclusive)
Sounds good, doesn't it?On the same day they will also be releasing Lucio Fulci's City of the Living Dead (aka Gates of Hell, 1980) on Blu-Ray but it might be worth holding out for Arrow's forthcoming UK release which will have exclusive special features.