I have contributed three video interviews for Eureka Entertainment's new Blu-ray release of the Sabata Trilogy. It was a huge pleasure revisiting Sabata, Adios Sabata, and Return of Sabata.
This new box-set can be purchased here. The details are as follows:
Three iconic spaghetti westerns by director Gianfranco Parolini in one explosive Blu-ray set! Sabata (1969) – Who he is and where he came from, no one knows. But the leading citizens of the Western town of Daugherty think he knows too much. And they want to silence him; forever. Get ready for the fast-paced, explosive action as Lee Van Cleef (For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly) stars as Sabata, a mysterious, steely-eyed gunslinger who imposes his bullet-laced brand of justice on the town.
Adiós Sabata (1970) – Yul Brynner (Westworld, The Magnificent Seven) takes the reins as the title character in this action-packed sequel. Under the brutal rule of local garrison leader Colonel Skimmel, a group of Mexican revolutionaries hire gunslinger Sabata to rob a transport of Austrian gold in order to buy weapons. But Colonel Skimmel has other plans, taking the gold for himself and blaming the revolutionaries, but no scheming colonel is going to keep Sabata from earning his pay!
Return of Sabata (1971) – The great Lee Van Cleef returns as the famous freewheeling gunslinger Sabata. This third and final go-round for the enigmatic sharpshooter who administers a unique brand of justice in the American West in the years following the Civil War finds Sabata in the role of victim. Sabata’s skills as a gambler and thief are unparalleled. However, when a shifty band of desperadoes bilks him out of $5,000, he wants revenge!
Reversible sleeve featuring original poster artwork for each film
1080p presentations on Blu-ray from High Definition transfers
English audio option
Optional English SDH Subtitles
Sabata – Brand new feature length audio commentary by author / critic Kim Newman
Adiós, Sabata – Brand new feature length audio commentary by filmmaker and historian Mike Siegel
Return of Sabata – Brand new feature length audio commentary by authors C. Courtney Joyner & Henry Parke
New video pieces on each film by Austin Fisher, author of Radical Frontiers in the Spaghetti Western: Politics, Violence and Popular Italian Cinema
A Limited Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Western expert Howard Hughes