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The Grand Duel Blu-ray

Updated: May 25, 2019

As Arrow Video continue to release new Spaghetti Western restorations on Blu-ray, it is my continuing pleasure to help out with "extras" features. The forthcoming release of The Grand Duel (Giancarlo Santi, 1972) includes an interview with me, in which I examine the film's place in the genre's larger continuum.

Special edition contents:

  • New 2K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative

  • High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation

  • Uncompressed mono 1.0 LPCM audio

  • Original English and Italian soundtracks, titles and credits

  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack

  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack

  • New audio commentary by film critic, historian and theorist Stephen Prince

  • An Unconventional Western, a newly filmed interview with director Giancarlo Santi

  • The Last of the Great Westerns, a newly filmed interview with screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi

  • Cowboy by Chance, an interview with the actor Alberto Dentice AKA Peter O'Brien

  • Out of the Box, a newly filmed interview with producer Ettore Rosboch

  • The Day of the Big Showdown, a newly filmed interview with assistant director Harald Buggenig

  • Saxon City Showdown, a newly filmed video appreciation by the academic Austin Fisher

  • Original Italian and international theatrical trailers

  • Extensive image gallery featuring stills, posters, lobby cards and home video sleeves, drawn from the Mike Siegel Archive and other collections

  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin


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