88 Films in the UK have announced the release of two classic Italian movies onto Blu ray in January 2018.
According to Quentin Tarantino, Sergio Corbucci is one of the greatest Western directors of all time. And after watching the Italian auteur’s barnstorming 1968 masterpiece THE MERCENARY, you’ll be hard pressed to disagree.
DJANGO icon Franco Nero stars as The Polak; a laid-back gun-for-hire who agrees to help a wannabe revolutionary (Tony Musante, THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE) put his plans into practice. Hot on their trail, however, is the wickedly camp Curly (Jack Palance, twenty-three years before his identically named, Oscar-winning turn in CITY SLICKERS) who’s determined to snag a share of their ever increasing booty.
Blending bullet-sprayed action with waggish dialogue, and a simply stunning Ennio Morricone & Bruno Nicolai score, THE MERCENARY proudly stands at the top of the Zapata Western subgenre; a lip-smacking, gorgeously lensed treat finally available on UK shores thanks to those sharpshootin’ bandidos at 88 Films!
- Mercenary Musings by Eric Zaldivar
- Theatrical Trailer
Fearless, Savage, Brutal. He’s the only survivor of a blood-drenched massacre and he’s on a relentless vendetta to avenge the death of his wife and his people. Consumed by hatred, driven by violence, his name is Navajo Joe and he wants a dollar for every head he rolls and every skull he splits.
Directed by the creator of the legendary spaghetti western Django (Segio Corbucci) and written by the man responsible for Milano Calibre 9, (Fernando di Leo), Navajo Joe is a dark, violent and unforgettable cult western like you’ve never seen before. It features Burt Reynolds in only his second leading role. Fast paced, action packed and highly original, Navajo Joe is presented here in a remastered cinemascope print.
- Original Trailer
- In the Know about Navajo Joe – An appreciation of Navajo Joe by Spaghetti Western expert, Eric Zaldivar
- Reversible Sleeve with Alternate Artwork
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