In this definitive spaghetti western, Franco Nero (Keoma, The Fifth Cord) gives a career-defining performance as Django, a mysterious loner who arrives at a mud-drenched ghost town on the Mexico-US border, ominously dragging a coffin behind him. After saving imperilled prostitute Maria (Loredana Nusciak), Django becomes embroiled in a brutal feud between a racist gang and a band of Mexican revolutionaries…
With Django, director Sergio Corbucci (The Great Silence) upped the ante for sadism and sensationalism in westerns, depicting machine-gun massacres, mud-fighting prostitutes and savage mutilations. A huge hit with international audiences, Django’s brand of bleak nihilism would be repeatedly emulated in a raft of unofficial sequels.
The film is presented here in an exclusive new restoration with a wealth of extras including the newly restored bonus feature Texas, Adios which also stars Franco Nero, and was released as a sequel to Django in some countries.
2-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
• New restoration of Django from a 4K scan of the original camera negative by Arrow Films • New restoration of Texas, Adios from a 2K scan of the original camera negative by Arrow Films • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations • Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio • Original English and Italian soundtracks • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtracks • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtracks • Six double-sided collector’s postcards • Double-sided fold-out poster • Limited edition 60-page perfect-bound book featuring new writing by Howard Hughes and Roberto Curti, and original reviews • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
DISC 1 – DJANGO (UHD 4K)
• Audio commentary by film critic, historian and theorist Stephen Prince • Django Never Dies, newly filmed interview with star Franco Nero • Cannibal of the Wild West, newly filmed interview with assistant director Ruggero Deodato • Sergio, My Husband, newly filmed interview with Sergio Corbucci’s wife Nori Corbucci • That’s My Life: Part 1, unseen archival interview with co-writer Franco Rossetti • A Rock ‘n’ Roll Scriptwriter, an unseen archival interview with co-writer Piero Vivarelli • A Punch in the Face, an unseen archival interview with stuntman and actor Gilberto Galimberti • Discovering Django, newly filmed appreciation by spaghetti westerns scholar Austin Fisher • An Introduction to Django by Alex Cox, an archival featurette with the acclaimed director • Gallery of original promotional images from the Mike Siegel archive • Original trailers
• New audio commentary by spaghetti western experts C. Courtney Joyner and Henry C. Parke • The Sheriff is in Town, newly filmed interview with star Franco Nero • Jump into the West, newly filmed interview with co-star Alberto Dell’Acqua • That’s My Life: Part 2, unseen archival interview with co-writer Franco Rossetti • Hello Texas!, newly filmed appreciation by spaghetti westerns scholar Austin Fisher • Gallery of original promotional images from the Mike Siegel archive • Original trailers
Director: Ferdinando Baldi, Sergio Corbucci Year: 1966 Format: 4KUHD, Blu-ray Genre: Westen Cast: Alberto Dell'Acqua, Elisa Montes, Franco Nero, José Bódalo, José Canalejas Original Language: Italian and English Subtitle Language: English Number of discs: 2 Runtime (minutes): 164