Django (1966) (Arrow Limited Edition 4K Review)

Django (1966) (Arrow Limited Edition 4K Review)
Directed By: Sergio Corbucci
STARRING: Franco Nero, José Canalejas, José Bódalo
Rated: UR/Region O (4K) A (Blu-ray)/2:35/4K (2160p)/Number of Discs 2
Available from Arrow Video

In the opening scene a lone man walks, behind him he drags a coffin. That man is Django. He rescues a woman from bandits and, later, arrives in a town ravaged by the same bandits. The scene for confrontation is set. But why does he drag that coffin everywhere and who, or what, is in it? In this movie Django finds himself caught between two groups at war and he seems to be just fine with that.

Here’s a release we weren’t sure that we were going to actually get for a while there. But before we get to the extras and stuff, if you’ve never seen Django, let me tell you about it. In this violent and attention grabbing western, Franco Nero, plays the essential bad ass on screen. A lone wolf of a character dragging a coffin on screen makes for a great visual in its self. But Nero brings Django to life in very impressive fashion. Half the fun of this one is just waiting with anticipation to find out what is in that darn coffin. One we find that out, and it is found out early, we still have a great plot mixed with violence and plots twits to keep us interested. I’d probably go as far as to call it my favorite western I have ever seen and I have seen a lot of them.

Now this being the 4K version I know a lot of people want to know how it looks. Let me be honest here, the movie has never and probably will never look better than it does here in this Arrow 4K release. That being said we still have a GREAT release for a great movie that thanks to this limited edition release from Arrow comes with another Franco movie on Blu-ray with Texas Adios! While Django is the main thing you’ll want here, this is good to have to and a solid movie in its own right. It even comes with it’s own list of extras making it all the more great to have here in this release.

Extras

  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation of Django, in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of Texas, Adios
  • Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio
  • Original English and Italians soundtracks
  • 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
  • 60-page perfect-bound book featuring writing by Howard Hughes and Roberto Curti, and original reviews
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
    DISC 1 DJANGO [4K UHD BLU-RAY]
  • Audio commentary by film critic, historian and theorist Stephen Prince
  • Django Never Dies, an interview with star Franco Nero
  • Cannibal of the Wild West, an interview with assistant director Ruggero Deodato
  • Sergio, My Husband, an interview with Sergio Corbucci s wife Nori Corbucci
  • That s My Life: Part 1, an archival interview with co-writer Franco Rossetti
  • A Rock n Roll Scriptwriter, an archival interview with co-writer Piero Vivarelli
  • A Punch in the Face, an archival interview with stuntman and actor Gilberto Galimberti
  • Discovering Django, an 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
    DISC 2 TEXAS ADIOS [BLU-RAY]
  • Audio commentary by spaghetti western experts C. Courtney Joyner and Henry C. Parke
  • The Sheriff is in Town, an interview with star Franco Nero
  • Jump into the West, an interview with co-star Alberto Dell Acqua
  • That s My Life: Part 2, an archival interview with co-writer Franco Rossetti
  • Hello Texas!, an appreciation by spaghetti western scholar Austin Fisher
  • Gallery of original promotional images from the Mike Siegel archive
  • Original trailers

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