Eureka Entertainment to release A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE (AKA DUCK YOU SUCKER!), Sergio Leone’s criminally underrated final western starring Rod Steiger and James Coburn, available for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK as part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 25 November 2019. Presented with a Limited Edition 60-page Collector’s Book and Hardbound Slipcase.
From Sergio Leone, the acclaimed director of A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West comes his final Western, A Fistful of Dynamite (aka Duck, You Sucker! and released in some territories as Once Upon A Time… the Revolution).
Starring acting giants Rod Steiger (In the Heat of the Night) as Juan Miranda, an amoral peasant-turned-outlaw, and James Coburn (Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid) as John Mallory, a dynamite-tossing Irish revolutionary who has fled to Mexico after becoming a fugitive in his own country. Together, they’re a devilishly volatile mix of anti-establishment philosophies and violent tendencies as they attempt to liberate political prisoners, defend their compatriots against a well-equipped militia, and risk their lives on a train filled with explosives.
Featuring a haunting and rousing score by iconic composer Ennio Morricone, A Fistful of Dynamite has risen in stature over the years and is now recognised alongside The Dollars Trilogy and Once Upon A Time in the West as a true masterpiece. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present A Fistful of Dynamite in its UK debut on Blu-ray.
BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
- Hardbound Slipcase
- PLUS: A LIMITED EDITION 60-PAGE Perfect Bound Collector’s book featuring new and archival writing on the film
- Two versions of the film presented in 1080p across two Blu-ray discs, including a transfer from the 2K restoration completed by Cineteca di Bologna in 2009.
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
- Original Mono Audio available on both versions
- Audio Commentary by filmmaker Alex Cox
- Audio Commentary by film historian Sir. Christopher Frayling
- A brand new and exclusive interview with film critic and writer Kim Newman
- A brand new and exclusive interview with Austin Fisher, author of Radical Frontiers in the Spaghetti Western: Politics, Violence and Popular Italian Cinema
- The Myth of Revolution [22 mins] – Sir Christopher Frayling on Duck, You Sucker!
- Sergio Donati Remembers Duck, You Sucker! [7 mins]
- Sorting Out The Versions: An Analysis of Duck, You Sucker! [12 mins]
- Once Upon A Time… in Italy [6 mins] – featurette
- Restoration, Italian Style [6 mins]
- Location Comparisons [9 mins]
- Radio Spots