March 21, 2018
U.S. label Film Movement will celebrate the 50th anniversary of director Sergio Corbucci's classic western The Great Silence (1968) with a brand new Blu-ray release of sourced from a recent 2K restoration. The release is expected to arrive on the market this summer, after the theatrical run of the new restoration ends.
Included with this announcement is a brand new U.S. trailer for the 2K restoration.
"The Great Silence is widely considered to be one of the best and most influential spaghetti westerns ever made. Following our experiences releasing Time to Die in the States for the very first time, we're excited to saddle up to bring yet another restored classic western to North American moviegoers, certain to be thrilled by Corbucci's masterful dark vision."
Synopsis: On an unforgiving, snow-swept frontier, a group of bloodthirsty bounty hunters, led by the vicious Loco (Klaus Kinski, Nosferatu) prey on a band of persecuted outlaws who have taken to the hills. As the price on each head is collected one-by-one, only a mute gunslinger named Silence (Jean-Louis Trintignant, The Conformist) stands between the innocent refugees and the greed and corruption that the bounty hunters represent. But, in this harsh, brutal world, the lines between right and wrong aren't always clear and good doesn't always triumph.
Featuring superb photography and a haunting score from maestro Ennio Morricone, director Sergio Corbucci's (Django, Companeros) bleak, brilliant and violent vision of an immoral, honorless west is widely considered to be among the very best and most influential Euro-Westerns ever made.