Il Grande Silenzio Blu-ray
Il grande Silenzio (Sergio Corbucci, 1968) has long been one of my favourite films (and definitely my favourite Italian Western). So, it was a huge pleasure to record a video featurette for the new Eureka Entertainment Blu-ray, which is out this week.
The full package can be viewed here. The details are also below:
On an unforgiving, snow-swept frontier, a group of bloodthirsty bounty hunters, led by the vicious Loco (Klaus Kinski) prey on a band of persecuted outlaws who have taken to the hills. Only a mute gunslinger named Silence (Jean-Louis Trintignant) stands between the innocent refugees and the corrupt killers. But, in this harsh, brutal world, the lines between right and wrong are not always clear, and good does not always triumph.
Featuring superb photography and a haunting score from maestro Ennio Morricone, director Sergio Corbucci’s bleak, brilliant and violent vision of an immoral, honour-less West, is widely considered to be among the best and most influential Westerns ever made. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Sergio Corbucci’s masterpiece, The Great Silence, on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK from a 2K restoration.
Limited edition of 3000 units
Limited Edition O-Card slipcase
Limited Edition reversible poster featuring the film’s original artwork
Limited Edition set of 4 facsimile lobby cards
1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a 2K restoration
English and Italian audio options
Optional English Subtitles
Brand new audio commentary with author Howard Hughes and filmmaker Richard Knew
Brand new audio commentary by filmmaker Mike Siegel
Brand new interview with Austin Fisher, author of Radical Frontiers in the Spaghetti Western: Politics, Violence and Popular Italian Cinema
Audio commentary by director and Spaghetti Western aficionado Alex Cox, recorded live at the Hollywood Theatre, Portland in 2021 : Included with kind permission of 36 Chambers LLC.
Cox on Corbucci – filmmaker Alex Cox talks about Sergio Corbucci [15 mins]
Western, Italian Style – 1968 documentary [38 mins]
Two Alternate Endings (both fully restored in 2K), with optional audio commentaries
A collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Western expert Howard Hughes