Swiss label Explosive
Media (www.explosive-media.com) has just
released two classic Italian spaghetti westerns on Blu-ray from brand new HD
transfers: Giulio Petroni's Death Rides a Horse (1967), starring Lee Van
Cleef, John Phillip Law, and Mario Brega and Gianfranco Parolini's Sabata
(1969), starring Lee Van Cleef, William Berger and Ignazio Spalla. Both films
have their world-wide premiere on the Blu-ray format.
These new releases have
newly-produced special features, bonus DVDs and illustrated booklets. Both are
available for purchase in Switzerland and Germany via Amazon and have English
tracks. Explosive Media released the brilliant Blu-ray version of Lee Van
Cleef's The Big Gundown last year,
so fans already know the calibre of content and quality presented by this
Death Rides a Horse
Fifteen years after four
bandits massacred his family, a young man (John Phillip Law) seeks revenge.
Several of the men responsible now hold positions of power in the new West, but
one of the bandits (Lee van Cleef) is due to be released from prison. Having
been framed by the others all those years ago, he is ready to exact bloody
reprisals, and so forms an unholy alliance with the vengeance-seeking man whose
family he helped destroy. Original Italian title: Da uomo a uomo.
Gunslinger Sabata (Lee
van Cleef) is not a popular figure in the town of Daugherty. When he discovers
that the town's kingpins are behind a bank heist, he becomes a marked man,
unable to trust even his own friends. Sabata is soon headed for a final
shoot-out from which there can be but one survivor. Original Italian title: Ehi
amico... c'è Sabata, hai chiuso!
available for the first time on Blu-ray
bonus documentaries on the making of the films