U.S. distributors Blue Underground have confirmed that they are planning to release on Blu-ray director Sergio Corbucci's Compa´┐Żeros a.k.a Vamos a matar, compa├▒eros (1970), starring Franco Nero, Tomas Milian, Jack Palance, Fernando Rey, and Karin Schubert. The release is expected to arrive on the U.S. market in early 2014.
Yodlaf Peterson (Franco Nero of Keoma) is a suave Swedish arms dealer with a love for fast money. Vasco (Tomas Milian of Traffic) is a trigger-happy Mexican bandit with a hate for suave Swedish arms dealers. But when the two team up to kidnap a professor who holds the key to a fortune in gold, they find themselves hunted by the American army, stalked by a marijuana-crazed sadist (Academy Award winner Jack Palance) and trapped in the middle of a revolution about to explode. Can these two enemies blast their way across Mexico together without killing each other first?
Written and directed by the legendary Sergio Corbucci (The Great Silence), Companeros is a once-in-a-lifetime teaming of the two greatest European stars in 'Spaghetti Western' history. With a soundtrack by the legendary Ennio Morricone.
Get stuffed deadhatetheliving... This movie is great. Jack Palance is legendary as the pot smoking Scottish gunfighter with the pet falcon and Tomas Milian does his best Che as the revolutionary. The theme song is ridiculously catchy too! Day one purchase for me!
I'm a huge fan of westerns, originally having seen at a young age numerous John Wayne classics, Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns, and other favorites like The Professionals and The Magnificent Seven. I never saw this movie but it sounds promising ... looking forward to checking it out.