The Complete Sartana (Standard Reissue Arrow) (Blu-Ray)

$59.99

Clint Eastwood’s Man with No Name spawned imitations, variations and shameless rip-offs keen to emulate his success at the box office. Within months of A Fistful of Dollars’ release, Giuliano Gemma was playing Ringo, who was then followed by Franco Nero’s Django, Tony Anthony’s The Stranger and Gianni Garko’s Sartana – each providing their own twist on the Eastwood antihero, and each of them then subject to their own spate of unofficial sequels, spoofs and cash-ins.

 

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Clint Eastwood’s Man with No Name spawned imitations, variations and shameless rip-offs keen to emulate his success at the box office. Within months of A Fistful of Dollars’ release, Giuliano Gemma was playing Ringo, who was then followed by Franco Nero’s Django, Tony Anthony’s The Stranger and Gianni Garko’s Sartana – each providing their own twist on the Eastwood antihero, and each of them then subject to their own spate of unofficial sequels, spoofs and cash-ins. Sartana tapped into more than just his Spaghetti Western predecessors – a mysterious figure, he has a spectral quality, aided by his Count Dracula-like cloak which also nods towards comic strip figure Mandrake the Magician, with whom he shares a penchant for card tricks. He takes pride in his appearance unlike the Eastwood’s dusty wanderer or Nero’s mud-caked drifter. And there’s a dose of James Bond too in his fondness for gadgetry and the droll sense of humor. Unsurprisingly, this unique figure in the genre was treated to four official follow-ups. The Complete Sartana collects all five films, presented here in brand-new restorations: If You Meet Sartana… Pray for Your Death, I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death, Have a Good Funeral My Friend… Sartana Will Pay, Light the Fuse… Sartana Is Coming, and Sartana’s Here… Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin, in which George Hilton replaced Garko in the lead role.

Bonus Materials

  • Brand-new 2K restoration of If You Meet Sartana… Pray for Your Death from original film materials, carried out by Arrow Films exclusively for this release
  • Brand-new 2K restorations of I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death, Sartana’s Here… Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin, Have a Good Funeral My Friend… Sartana Will Pay and Light the Fuse… Sartana Is Coming from original camera negatives
  • Original Italian and English soundtracks on all five films
  • Uncompressed mono 1.0 PCM audio
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtracks
  • Audio commentary on If You Meet Sartana… Pray for Your Death by filmmaker Mike Siegel
  • Audio commentaries on I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death and Have a Good Funeral My Friend… Sartana Will Pay by Spaghetti Western experts C. Courtney Joyner and Henry Parke
  • Gianfranco Parolini on If You Meet Sartana… Pray for Your Death, a brand-new interview with the writer-director
  • Light the Fuse: Sartana’s Casting, a video essay guide to many familiar faces in the Sartana films by Jonathan Bygraves
  • Sal Borgese on I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death and Light the Fuse… Sartana Is Coming, two brand-new interviews with the actor
  • Ernesto Gastaldi on I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death and Light the Fuse… Sartana Is Coming, two brand-new interviews with the writer
  • Sartana Shoots First, a brand-new interview with George Hilton on Sartana’s Here… Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin
  • Erika Blanc on Sartana’s Here… Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin, a brand-new interview with the actor
  • Tony Askin on Sartana’s Here… Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin, a brand-new interview with the actor
  • Roberto Dell’Acqua on Have a Good Funeral My Friend… Sartana Will Pay, a brand-new interview with the actor
  • Sartana Lives, an archive featurette on Light the Fuse… Sartana Is Coming featuring interviews with actor Gianni Garko and director Giuliano Carnimeo
  • Galleries of original promotional images from the Mike Siegel Archive for all five films
  • Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin

BECAUSE OF THE SIZE AND WEIGHT OF THIS ITEM IT WILL BE SHIPPED MEDIA MAIL INSURED IN A WELL PACKED BOX

 

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Weight 28 oz