Once upon a Time in Italy: Spaghetti Western Collection

Once upon a Time in Italy: Spaghetti Western Collection

DVD

Overview

Time to break out the reggiano Parmesan cheese and the finest homemade sauce possible for Anchor Bay's release of Once Upon a Time in Italy -- a hearty and impressive collection of some of the finest so-called spaghetti Westerns that Italy had to offer. All films are presented uncut and in their original aspect ratios, and though the quality of the transfers varies from film to film, they are for the most part clean and in remarkably good shape. Each soundtrack is presented in English and Italian Dolby Digital Mono with optional English subtitles, and shows little evidence of hiss or distortion. It's obvious that Anchor Bay has put a lot of work into this collection, and fans will likely be very pleased with the results. Though the set certainly couldn't be described as "brimming" with extra features, Anchor Bay has seen fit to including such enticing bonus materials as a director's commentary track for Keoma and an interview with composer Ennio Morricone on the Companeros disc. Fans of spaghetti Western icon Franco Nero will no doubt enjoy interviews with the amiable star on the discs for Companeros, Keoma, and Texas, Adios, and in addition to hearing actor Tomas Milian discusses his notoriously "difficult" reputation on the Companeros disc, it's also fun to see Nero and Milian discuss their affectionate, if not always agreeable, working relationship. The interviews are both informative and oddly moving. Also included on the Companeros disc is an interview with legendary film-score composer Ennio Morricone -- a rare treat for fans of the elusive music man. Lucio Fulci fans are in for a treat with the "Fulci of the Apocalypse" featurette on the Four of the Apocalypse disc -- featuring interviews with stars Fabio Testi and Milian, leaving A Bullet for the General the most bare-bones disc of the bunch with no more than a mere theatrical trailer.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/10/2004
UPC: 0013131243697
Rating: NR
Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 8:55:00

Special Features

A Bullet for the General:; Theatrical trailers; ; Companeros:; Interviews with stars Franco Nero, Tomas Milian, and composer Ennio Morricone; Theatrical trailer; Talent bios; ; Four of the Apocalypse:; "Fulci of the Apocalypse": Features all-new interviews with stars Fabio Testi and Tomas Milian; Theatrical trailer; Talent bios; ; Keoma:; Audio commentary with director Enzo G. Castellari and journalist Waylon Wahl; Interview with star Franco Nero; Theatrical trailer; Talent bios; ; Texas, Adios:; Interview with star Franco Nero; Theatrical trailer; Franco Nero bio

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Fabio Testi Stubby Preston
Franco Nero Actor,Yolof Peterson
John Wells Chuncho
Iris Berben Lola
Eduardo Fajardo Colonel
Lou Castel Bill Tate/El Gringo
Lynne Frederick Emanuela 'Bunny' O'Neill
Silvana Bacci Actor
William Berger Actor
Donald O'Brien Actor
Hugo Blanco Actor
Jesus Fernandez Actor
Martine Beswicke Adelita
Michael J. Pollard Clem
Andrea Checchi Don Felipe
Harry Baird Bud
Olga Karlatos Actor
Remo de Angelis Actor
Tomas Milian Basco,Chaco
José Guardiola Actor
Ken Wood Actor
Klaus Kinski El Santo

Technical Credits
Damiano Damiani Director
Enzo G. Castellari Director
Ferdinando Baldi Director
Lucio Fulci Director
Sergio Corbucci Director

Scene Index

Side #1 -- A Bullet for the General
1. Program Start/Firing Squad (Main Titles) [3:37]
2. Railroad Ambush [8:57]
3. Bandits Take the Train [7:08]
4. Gringo [4:27]
5. "I Think She Likes You" [3:01]
6. Robbing the Stockade [3:53]
7. Bordello Bombshell [6:06]
8. Wrath of God [2:58]
9. Arrival in San Miguel [2:15]
10. Don Felipe and His Wife [6:18]
11. Nino Speaks Out [4:49]
12. San Miguel's New Leader [3:55]
13. Angelica and the Gringo [4:42]
14. Man of the People [8:32]
15. The Return [7:05]
16. "It's an Attack" [4:47]
17. Losing Angelica [3:22]
18. Malaria [6:07]
19. Rebel Camp [5:58]
20. Leader of the Revolution [4:37]
21. A Bullet for the General [5:16]
22. The Reward [3:07]
23. Change of Heart [6:34]
Side #2 -- Compañeros
1. Program Start/Main Titles [2:22]
2. Death to the Oppressors [4:40]
3. The Gun-Runner [4:36]
4. The Swede Meets el Vasco [4:20]
5. Room for Rent [5:17]
6. Compañeros [3:33]
7. Neck Deep in Trouble [5:40]
8. Unlikely Partners [2:38]
9. Border Patrol [2:54]
10. "He's Stealing the Train" [3:11]
11. Bird of Prey [5:00]
12. Gallows Humor [4:15]
13. Professor Xantos [7:45]
14. Fire at Fort Yuma [7:55]
15. Political Debate [3:58]
16. Torture and Rescue [6:02]
17. One Land, One People [3:38]
18. Wrath of God [5:42]
19. A Fair Fight [4:31]
20. Eye for an Eye [4:58]
21. High Ideals [4:31]
22. World of Honor [3:42]
23. Walking Into a Trap [3:10]
24. Two Against an Army [4:04]
25. Treasure of San Bernardino [4:21]
26. Final Duel [2:17]
27. Death of a Dreamer [5:04]
Side #3 -- Four of the Apocalypse
1. Program Start/Salt Flat, Utah [4:20]
2. Main Titles [1:45]
3. Masked Gunmen [3:44]
4. Traveling Companions [3:56]
5. Knocked Up Whore [3:46]
6. The Faithful [4:25]
7. Chaco [4:49]
8. The Hunter Never Misses [3:50]
9. Act of Torture [1:43]
10. Chaco's Dog [4:07]
11. Savage Lust [4:48]
12. Survivors [4:05]
13. Long Walk to Freedom [3:56]
14. Slaughtered Souls [4:28]
15. Shelter From the Storm [4:25]
16. Clem's Farewell [4:58]
17. Madman's Rant [5:03]
18. Salvation [4:19]
19. Man's Country [4:20]
20. New Life [4:48]
21. Love and Loss [5:43]
22. Baptism [6:39]
23. Vengeance Trail [3:49]
24. Close Shave [4:11]
25. End Credits [1:52]
Side #4 -- Keoma
1. Program Start/Keoma [3:35]
2. Main Titles [2:04]
3. Gunned Down [4:09]
4. "The Lady's With Me" [5:03]
5. Wild in the Streets [3:38]
6. Banjo Man [2:47]
7. Phantoms [4:13]
8. Fastest Guns in Town [4:11]
9. Brutality [2:24]
10. Outcasts [3:31]
11. Blood-Brothers [6:32]
12. Visit to the Doctor [3:20]
13. Three Against One [7:22]
14. One Dead Body [2:43]
15. Tearing Up the Town [5:07]
16. Medical Relief [2:33]
17. Four Brothers [2:29]
18. Treachery and Death [2:24]
19. Confrontation With Caldwell [3:14]
20. "Just Like Old Times..." [3:48]
21. Death From Above [2:56]
22. Hostage [2:17]
23. Murder and Rage [3:33]
24. Farewell [4:44]
25. Salvation in the Storm [2:59]
26. Rising Wind [2:53]
27. Brother Vs. Brother [4:05]
28. End Credits [1:57]
Side #5 -- Texas, Adios
1. Program Start/Main Titles [2:59]
2. Man Behind the Badge [2:18]
3. Little Brother [2:50]
4. Ambush in the Hills [4:32]
5. Crossing the Border [3:18]
6. Summary Executions [2:46]
7. Barroom Brawl [5:32]
8. Searching for Cisco Delgado [4:05]
9. Undesirable Strangers [2:35]
10. Back Alley Justice [2:29]
11. Death Comes Riding [3:40]
12. Cold-Blooded Killer [4:09]
13. Price of Betrayal [3:29]
14. Crusty Old Coot [2:35]
15. Outrage [3:14]
16. Memories of Murder [1:45]
17. Face to Face [5:07]
18. Saucy Señorita [2:18]
19. Fighting Words [3:55]
20. Reluctant Guest [2:55]
21. The Awful Truth [3:16]
22. Freedom Fighters [4:43]
23. Escape From the Stockade [3:20]
24. Allies Against Oppression [3:17]
25. Massacre [2:38]
26. Death at the Hacienda [3:21]
27. Six Bullets for Cisco [3:08]
28. Texas, Adios [1:37]
29. Chapter 29 [:05]

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