Independent British distributors Argent Films will release on Blu-ray director Sergio Corbucci's classic western Django (1966), starring Franco Nero, José Bódalo and Loredana Nusciak. The release will be available for purchase online and in shops across the United Kingdom on January 21.
Originally banned in Britain this seminal spaghetti Western spawned over thirty sequels, the most recent made in 1987 with Franco Nero again starring as Django - the outlaw who drags a coffin with him wherever he goes. Django, an ex-Yankee soldier, arrives in a US-Mexico border ghost town with speed-of-light gun skills, a romantic heart - his wife was killed by a local KKK member - and an enigmatic morality. Django gets involved with the local battle between bandits and the Klu Klux Klan and ends up slaughtering the whole lot of them. The director manages to inject elements of social realsim amongst all the action sequences and bloody carnage.