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    Blood Money: Four Western Classics Vol. 2

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    comprises $10,000 Blood Money, Vengeance is Mine, Find a Place to Die, and Matalo! (Kill Him)
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 376 mins
    Retail Price: £69.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    In the mid-1960s, the runaway success of Sergio Leone’s “Dollars” trilogy gave rise to an explosion of similar productions. Filmmakers by the dozen sought to capitalise on this new, uniquely Italian take on the western, which was characterised by their deeply cynical outlook, morally compromised antiheroes and unflinching depictions of savage violence. This specially curated selection gathers together four outstanding examples of the genre from the height of its popularity, all centred around the theme of blood money.

    In Romolo Guerrieri’s $10,000 Blood Money (1967; a.k.a. $10,000 for a Massacre), Gianni Garko – best known for his portrayal of supernatural gunslinger Sartana – takes on the part of another beloved western antihero, Django, who is on the trail of bandit Manuel Vasquez (Claudio Camaso, A Bay of Blood). But what started as a job for hire soon turns personal, with Django swearing vengeance against the unscrupulous outlaw. Then, in the film’s spiritual successor, Giovanni Fago’s Vengeance is Mine (1967; a.k.a. $100,000 for a Killing), Garko and Camaso once again lead the cast, this time as estranged half-brothers – one a Confederate soldier now riding with renegade outlaws, the other a bounty hunter tasked with bringing him in alive.

    Next, in Giuliano Carnimeo’s Find a Place to Die (1968), Jeffrey Hunter (The Searchers) plays Joe Collins, a disgraced former soldier who assembles a ragtag band of scoundrels. They are lured into helping a woman (Pascale Petit, A Queen for Caesar) to rescue her prospector husband, who is trapped at their gold mine cave-in – though in reality, they have designs on the gold strike themselves. Finally, in Cesare Canevari’s psychedelic Matalo! (Kill Him) (1970), double- and triple-crosses abound as a band of outlaws, having holed up in an isolated ghost town, set about terrorising travellers Ray (Lou Castel, Orgasmo) and Bridget (Ana María Mendoza, 7 Women for the MacGregors) – only to get more than they bargained for when Ray fights back, armed only with his weapon of choice: a bag full of boomerangs.

    Featuring a wealth of key Euro-cult talent both behind and in front of the camera, Arrow Films is proud to present these four classic westerns in sparkling High Definition restorations produced specially for this release, alongside a plethora of brand new bonus materials.

    Special Features:

    • Brand new 2K restorations of all four films from the original 35mm camera negatives by Arrow Films
    • Brand new introductions to each film by journalist and critic Fabio Melelli
    • Galleries for all four films
    • Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by author and critic Howard Hughes
    • Fold-out double-sided poster featuring newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
    • Limited edition packaging with reversible sleeves featuring original artwork and a slipcover featuring newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx

    DISC 1 – $10,000 BLOOD MONEY

    • Brand new audio commentary by author and film historian Lee Broughton
    • Tears of Django – newly edited featurette with archival interviews with director Romolo Guerrieri and actor Gianni Garko
    • The Producer Who Didn’t Like Western Movies – brand new interview with producer Mino Loy
    • How the West Was Won – brand new interview with screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
    • Theatrical trailer


    • Brand new audio commentary by critics Adrian J. Smith and David Flint
    • Cain and Abel – newly edited featurette with archival interviews with actor Gianni Garko and screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
    • In Conversation with Nora Orlandi – newly edited archival interview with the film’s iconic composer
    • Movie After Movie – brand new interview with producer Mino Loy
    • Theatrical trailer


    • Brand new audio commentary by author and critic Howard Hughes
    • Sons of Leone – newly edited archival interview with director Giuliano Carnimeo
    • Traditional Figure – brand new, in-depth appreciation of the soundtrack and its composer, Gianni Ferrio, by musician and disc collector Lovely Jon


    • Brand new audio commentary by critics Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
    • A Milanese Story ¬– brand new, in-depth interview with filmmaker Davide Pulici, discussing the career of Matalo! director Cesare Canevari
    • Untold Icon – brand new, in-depth appreciation of the soundtrack and its composer, Mario Migliardi, by musician and disc collector Lovely Jon
    • Theatrical trailer

    Video Tracks:
    1.85:1 widescreen 1080p
    2.35:1 widescreen 1080p

    Audio Tracks:
    PCM 1.0 Mono Italian
    PCM 1.0 Mono English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Romolo Guerrieri
    Giovanni Fago
    Giuliano Carnimeo
    Cesare Canevari

    Written By:

    Gianni Garko
    Loredana Nusciak
    Claudio Camaso
    Adriana Ambesi
    Pinuccio Ardia
    Fidel Gonzáles
    Claudie Lange
    Susanna Martinková
    Piero Lulli
    Fernando Sancho
    Jeffrey Hunter
    Pascale Petit
    Giovanni Pallavicino
    Reza Fazeli
    Nello Pazzafini
    Adolfo Lastretti
    Mario Dardanelli
    Daniela Giordano
    Lou Castel
    Corrado Pani
    Antonio Salines
    Luis Dávila
    Claudia Gravy
    Ana María Noé

    Music From:
    Nora Orlandi
    Gianni Ferrio
    Mario Migliardi

    Director of Photography:
    Federico Zanni
    Julio Ortas
    Riccardo Pallottini

    Sergio Montanari
    Eugenio Alabiso
    Ornella Micheli
    Antonio Gimeno
    Cesare Canevari

    Costume Designer:
    Enzo Bulgarelli
    Luciana Marinucci
    Raffaella Morelli

    Production Designer:
    Riccardo Domenici
    Amedeo Mellone

    Mino Loy
    Hugo Fregonese
    Luciano Martino
    Eduardo Manzanos

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