Monday, May 25, 2020

Memorial Day 2020


New DVD Release “Gli Specialisti’


Gli Specialisti
(The Specialist)
(1969)

Director: Sergio Corbucci
Starring: John Halliday, Gastone Moschin, Francoise Fabian

Country: U.K.
Label: Eureka Classics
#MPEG-4 AVC
Number of discs: 1
Blu-ray
Region: B
New 4K restoration
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect: 2.35:1
Language: Italian, French, English
Subtitles: English
Running time: 104 minutes
Extras: Commentary by Alex Cox, Austin Fisher, trailer interview O-Card slipcase, collector booklet featuring Howard Hughes, for the first 2000 units,
ASIN: B0851LN9KK
Released: May 25, 2020

New CD/LP re-Release “Preparati la bara!”


“Preparati la bara”
(Viva Django)

Composers: Gianfranco and Gian Piero Reverberi
Director: Ferdinando Baldi
Starring; Terence Hill, Horst Frank

Country: Italy
Label: Digit Soundtracks
# CDDM311
Tracks: 27
Total listening time: 52:30
Limited edition 300 copies
EAN8032628993114
Available: May 25, 2020

Stereo tracks
01. YOU’D BETTER SMILE 2:13
02. DAVID E DJANGO 2:20
03. NEL SALOON 1:51
04. LUCAS 2:11
05. IL CARICO D’ORO 2:39
06. NELLA SIERRA 3:10
07. DJANGO NELLA TRAPPOLA 2:19
08. CANTO DI MORTE 2:11
09. NEL CIMITERO DI TUCSON 2:16
10. LA MITRAGLIATRICE 2:20
11. COSA VALE UN UOMO 1:11

Mono film versions and alternate takes
12. PREPARATI LA BARA 0:35
13. PREPARATI LA BARA (# 2) 1:27
14. NEL SALOON (# 2) 0:59
15. NEL SALOON (# 3) 1:02
16. DJANGO NELLA TRAPPOLA (# 2) 1:46
17. NEL SALOON (# 4) 2:10
18. NEL CIMITERO DI TUCSON (# 2) 2:18
19. LA MITRAGLIATRICE (# 2) 2:29
20. PREPARATI LA BARA (# 3) 1:08
21. PREPARATI LA BARA (# 4) 0:55
22. PREPARATI LA BARA (# 5) 0:48
23. CANTO DI MORTE (# 2) 2:12
24. CANTO DI MORTE (# 3) 2:12
25. YOU’D BETTER SMILE (Alternate Main Titles) 2:14
26. COSA VALE UN UOMO (Alternate End Titles) 2:14
27. YOU’D BETTER SMILE (Alternate Main Titles - off vocal) 2:31


LP
# LPDM030
Tracks 14
Total listening time: 47:07
EAN8032628998300
Available:


TRACK LIST
Side A
1. YOU'D BETTER SMILE 2:13
2. DAVID E DJANGO 2:20
3. NEL SALOON 1:51
4. LUCAS 2:11
5. IL CARICO D'ORO 2:37
6. NELLA SIERRA 3:10
7. DJANGO NELLA TRAPPOLA 2:19

Side B
1. CANTO DI MORTE 2:11
2. PREPARATI LA BARA 2:21
3. NEL CIMITERO DI TUCSON 2:16
4. LA MITRAGLIATRICE 2:20
5. DJANGO NELLA TRAPPOLA (#2)  1:46
6. CANTO DI MORTE (#2) 4:19
7. COSA VALE UN UOMO 1:11

European Western Comic Books ~ Albo Texas


Albo Texas

Published as a single non-periodical number, but it then came out for at least 6 issues. The magazines do not carry any cover dates (but they came out in about 1963) and presented recycled material already published in the Wonderful Adventures series from Fumetti Publishing, of the Albi Condor of the publisher Cecchini and of the Albi Grand Adventure of the Ariete Editions and from publications of Pini Mark. Among the characters Kansas Jack, Stuart Taylor, (from De Leo's Jumbo Comics), Gordon Schott and Terry Carson by Annibale Casabianca, and reprints of various material designed by Annibale Casabianca, Leone Cimpellin and Gino Cossio. Similar material is also found in the similar Giant Prairie Albo. The covers were drawn by R. Capredoni.

The comic book was first published in January 1963 and ended in June 1963. They were published by DNP (Distribuzione Nazionale Periodici) in Milan, Italy and each issue consisted of 96 black and white pages with color covers.

Titles
01 (00.00.63) - “Uccideteli tutti!” (Kill Them All)
02 (00.00.63) - “La gola del diavolo” (The Devil’s Throat)
03 (00.00.63) - “Gli scotennatori” (The Skinners)
04 (00.00.63) - "Texas Kid" (Texas Kid)
05 (00.00.63) - “Il rodeo dei desperados” (The Rodeo of Desperados)
06 (00.00.63) - “La vendetta del meticcio” (The Revenge of the Mestizo)

Special Bithdays


Armando Curcio (actor) would have been 120 today, he died in 1957.













Peppino Gagliardo (singer) is 80 today.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Land


Land – French title
Land: tierra de nadie – Mexican title
Ziemia – Polish title
Land – U.K. title
Land – English title

A 2018 Italian, French, Dutch, Mexican, Qatar film co-production [Rai Cinema, Asmara Films (Rome), The Cup of Tea. To Be Continued (Paris), Topkapi Films (Amsterdam), Piano (Mexico City)]
Producers: Gianfranco Barbagallo, Gabriel Stavenhagen, Julio Chavezmontes, ChristopheAudeguis, Ginevra Elkann, Arnold Heslenfeld, Dominique Marzotto, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel, Colin Maunoury, Anne Reulat, Alejandro Sánchez de la Peña, Gonzalo Alvarez Godoy, Francesca Zanza
Director: Babak Jalali
Story: Babak Jalali
Screenplay: Babak Jalali
Cinematography: Agnès Godard [color]
Music: Jozef van Wissem
Running time: 111 minutes

Story: A Native American family struggles with violence and alcohol, when news reaches the Reservation that one of them has died during military service in Afghanistan.

Cast:
Raymond Yellow Eagle – Rod Rondeaux
Sally – Florence C.M. Klein
Wesley Yellow Eagle – James Coleman
Bettie - Gerogina Lightning
Rosie – Antonia Steinberg
Peter – Andrew J. Katers
Eli - Griffin Burns
Major Robertson – Mark Mahoney
Sam – Barnet Rogers
Dead brother – Loren Anthony
Police officer – Michael Arturo
Major Jacobs – Thomas R. Baker
Tommy – Raymond Joseph Garcia
Jane – Stephanie Harpe
Cock fight gambler – Ryan McClurkin
Derek – Michele Melega
Mark – Jake Miller
Nate – Glen Talley
Tribal police officer – Tommy Wolfe

By ayoreinf

It's a very deliberatly slow movie, taking place on a modern Indian reserve in the U.S.A. The story is as modern as possible, depicting modern day problems of modern Indians who work in the dairy of their neighbors maintaining an uneasy coexistance with very little love or respect lost between the neighbors. The story is the story of the Indians, it moves along at their pace of living. In which every action is very deliberate and carefully thought out.

It's very much like watching a slowmo train wreck. We all know it's going to end badly, and yet we can't look away. In fact the director could've decided to finish his movie five minutes later, and it would've been a down right tragedy, but he chose to end it when he did, so we can still believe there's a chance for a happier ending. It's not a rational belief, but it's the ending we all want to take place.

The actors are all very real, some of them not professional, or doing their first steps as actors, none of them is a big star, but they all play their parts perfectly. The film plays like a documentary, and in a way it is trying to be a document of this train wreck called the life of native Americans in modern day U.S.A.

Spaghetti Western Locations for “Day of Anger”


We continue our search for filming locations for “Day of Anger”. In the saloon Nigel walks in and gives Talby the rifle owned by Sam Corbitt. He warns Talby that Owen White is able to shoot ten buffalo, while riding at full speed. Talby tells Nigel, “The weapon that’s going to kill him hasn’t been invented yet.” Owen says from across the room, “Who knows?” White challenges Talby to a duel on horseback with front loading rifles. Talby asks if he has a reason for this? Owen tells him again, he’s made a lot of enemies. Talby says, “Alright, I’ll kill you anyway you want, tomorrow morning, at sunrise.”


This scene was filmed at the Cinecitta western set saloon in Rome, Italy.



For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi Yasuda’s location site: http://y-yasuda.net/film-location.htm and Captain Douglas Film Locations http://www.western-locations-spain.com/