Grindhouse Releasing will bring to Blu-ray director Sergio Sollima's The Big Gundown a.k.a La resa dei conti (1966), starring Lee Van Cleef, Tomas Milian, and Luisa Rivelli. The release will be available for purchase online and in stores across the nation on December 10th.
Synopsis: Jonathan Corbett is a gunman so brave to have eliminated all the bandits of Texas. For this he is proposed for the candidacy to the Senate of the United States. In exchange he has only to support the construction of one railway line. Only after he accepts does he come to know that the Mexican Cuchillo has raped and killed a 12 year old girl. Corbett leaves on a long manhunt during which he gets to know his adversary better and discovers a variation on the crime for which the accused Cuchillo may not be as guilty as he first thought.
Four Disc Deluxe Limited Edition Combo Pack - Two Blu-rays, One DVD And One Bonus CD
Individually Numbered And Limited To 3000 Copies
Spectacular New 2K Digital Restoration Of The Original Uncensored English Language Version, Newly Expanded With Three Additional Scenes
LA RESA DEI CONTI - The Complete, 110 Minute Director's Cut Presented In Italian With Optional English Bubtitles And Special Musical Subtitles
Bonus CD - THE BIG GUNDOWN - Original Soundtrack By Ennio Morricone
Compelling In-Depth Interviews With Director Sergio Sollima, Star Tomas Milian And Screenwriter Sergio Donati (ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST)
Audio Commentary By Western Film Experts C. Courtney Joyner And Henry C. Parke
Liner Notes By C. Courtney Joyner And Euro-Music Expert Gergely Hubai
Glad I waited. I was thinking of buying the German release.
Talking about Grindhouse Releasing (GR), they have Umberto Lenzi's Tough Ones a.k.a. Rome Armed to the Teeth too, which has been way overdue. I believe this has been on their list for years.
Apart from Spaghetti Western, GR should release popular Poliziotteschi or Italian Crime movies of the 70s, many of which have been released on dvd in Italy. They just have to get the English audio track.
1. The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist (Maurizio Merli)
2. Violent Naples (Maurizio Merli)
3. Brothers Till We Die (Tomas Milian)
4. Fear in the City (Maurizio Merli) and many others
and perhaps re-acquire the rights of those titles that were previously released on dvd by NoShame and now have gone out of print:
1. The Last Round (Luc Merenda)
2. Gambling City (Luc Merenda) and many others.
I completely agree with everything that Dvd Aficionado posted above....This is a necessary beast that a US label needs to tackle. The only thing I would say Dvd Aficionado, is put Violent Rome in there too
I would still like to know though if this Uncensored English version with the three additional scenes will run the full length(110 minutes) to match the Italian version or not???? We may not know the answer to this for a little bit though... until Grindhouse release's a little more information on it.
@deadhatetheliving Grindhouse knows very well that everyone is salivating for for Cannibal Holocaust and The Beyond. But if they released those two movies first that would probably let all the air out of the room for their other releases which are, in my opinion, not as significant. Seems like a marketing decision to me.
@deadhatetheliving I agree. Unfortunately studios like Lionsgate are run by people who are not horror fans (I bet some of them are not movie fans at all) and only care about the next production and never look in the rear view mirror to satisfy the rabid fans who will eagerly shell out their hard earned dollars.
@ Darth...I know what you are saying but it really gets to me when studios forget where they came from. Again going after Lionsgate. started as a small distributor of mostly horror and the frist big hit was SAW. Then years later they forget what helped them get there now all they give a shit about is Hunger Games and Tyler Perry movies. Way to shit on the fans who knew you existed befor those two things.