1972 spaghetti Western “The Grand Duel” gets Arrow Video Blu-ray release in May

the_grand_duel_bluray

The 1972 spaghetti western film The Grand Duel starring Lee Van Cleef is getting a Blu-ray Disc release on May 7th, via Arrow Video. The film, directed by Giancarlo Santi, co-starred Philipp WermeerAlberto DenticeJess Hahn, and Horst Frank. Tech specs for the new Blu-ray include 1080p video from a new 2K restoration (taken from the original 35mm camera negative) and uncompressed Linear PCM Mono sound. The Blu-ray is now available to pre-order over at Amazon. Details regarding this release and bonus materials set to be included are listed below (taken from the Amazon listing).

  • New 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Uncompressed mono 1.0 LPCM audio
  • Original English and Italian soundtracks, titles and credits
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by film critic, historian and theorist Stephen Prince
  • An Unconventional Western, a newly filmed interview with director Giancarlo Santi
  • The Last of the Great Westerns, a newly filmed interview with screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Out of the Box, a newly filmed interview with producer Ettore Rosboch
  • The Day of the Big Showdown, a newly filmed interview with assistant director Harald Buggenig
  • Saxon City Showdown, a newly filmed video appreciation by the academic Austin Fisher
  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
  • Extensive image gallery featuring stills, posters, lobby cards and home video sleeves, drawn from the Mike Siegel Archive and other collections
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kevin Grant and original reviews

Sergio Leone’s “For A Few Dollars More” 4K restoration on Blu-ray in March

for_a_few_dollars_more_restored_bluray

The 1965 Sergio Leone directed spaghetti western For A Few Dollars More starring Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef has received a new 4K restoration and is coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 26th, 2019 via Kino Lorber Studio Classics. The tech specs for the release include 1080p video with a variety of lossless restored 2.0 Stereo, the original Mono, and 5.1 surround mixes. The upcoming “Special Edition” Blu-ray is available to pre-order now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below, along with details regarding the release.

  • BRAND NEW 2018 4K RESTORATION
  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
  • NEW On location in Almería and Granada with Filmmaker Alex Cox
  • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Sir Christopher Frayling
  • FAFDM: The Christopher Frayling Archives
  • A New Standard: Frayling on FAFDM
  • Back for More: Clint Eastwood Remembers FAFDM
  • Tre Voci: FAFDM
  • FAFDM: The Original American Release Version
  • Location Comparisons
  • NEW TRAILERS FROM HELL with Ernest Dickerson
  • NEW Promoting FAFDM: Posters & Lobby Cards
  • NEW FAFDM: On the Set
  • NEW FAFDM: Color Stills
  • NEW FOR A FEW Pictures MORE
  • Newly Restored 2.0 Stereo / Original 2.0 Mono / 5.1 Surround
  • 12 Radio Spots
  • Restored UA Logo
  • Double Bill Trailer
  • FAFDM Trailer 1
  • FAFDM Trailer 2
  • A Fistful of Dollars – Trailer
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Trailer
  • A Fistful of Dynamite – Trailer
  • Death Rides a Horse – Trailer
  • The Mercenary – Trailer