Video Services Corp.,
THE BIG GUNDOWN
out on Blu-ray/DVD/CD combo JANUARY 28
“The best non-Sergio Leone spaghetti western … boasting stylish widescreen photography and a great Ennio Morricone score.” – Leonard Maltin
“Unfolds in hard, unrelenting style. THE BIG GUNDOWN explodes
with violence and sadism.” – Mandel Herbstman, Film and TV Daily
The greatest Spaghetti Western you’ve never seen – Sergio Sollima’s widescreen epic The Big Gundown – will be available in Canada from Video Services Corp as part of its first-ever North American home entertainment release. The four disc set includes 2 Blu-rays, one DVD and a bonus CD and will be available in Canada on January 28, 2014, with a suggested retail price of $44.98. This special edition contains 15 additional minutes of gunslinging action never before seen in America.
The Big Gundown features the legendary Lee Van Cleef (The Good The Bad and the Ugly, High Noon) as a relentless bounty hunter on the trail of Cuchillo (Euro-film superstar Tomas Milian), a savage Mexican outlaw accused of the rape and murder of a twelve-year-old girl. Written by Once Upon A Time in the West screenwriter Sergio Donati, The Big Gundown features an incredible soundtrack by Ennio Morricone. This Blu-ray/DVD set includes a spectacular new 2K digital restoration of the original uncensored English-language version, newly expanded with three additional scenes and La Resa Dei Conti – the complete, 110 minute director’s cut presented in Italian with optional English subtitles and special musical subtitles. Additionally, the set includes a bonus CD with The Big Gundown original soundtrack by Ennio Morricone, compelling, in-depth interviews with director Sergio Sollima, star Tomas Milian and screenwriter Sergio Donati (Once Upon a Time in the West), audio commentary by Western film experts C. Courtney Joyner and Henry C. Parke, liner notes by C. Courtney Joyner and Euro-music expert Gergely Hubai, extensive still galleries, trailers and TV spots and more.
Blu-ray/DVD/CD combo pack (4 discs)
Catalog #: CAVBOS 009
Genre: Action / Cult
Run Time: 95 minutes
Color – 2.35:1 – 1966
Street Date: January 28, 2014
About Video Services Corp.
Founded in 1993 by former rock critic Jonathan Gross, Video Services Corp. is a leading independent DVD distributor with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles and a vast catalogue strong in television, sports and comedy. VSC’s releases include Corner Gas, Comedy Now! Starring Russell Peters and Spectacle: Elvis Costello With…. Recent theatrical releases include Union Square, with Oscar® winner Mira Sorvino, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, from writer/director Roman Coppola and The Matchmaker from Israeli filmmaker Avi Nesher. VSC also owns the e-commerce websites sportonvideo.com, laffstock.com and jewishflicks.com.