Il Grande Duello

Il Grande Duello

Director: Giancarlo Santi Cast: Lee Van Cleef, Peter O'Brien, Marc Mazza


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Il Grande Duello is the original title of this Italian/French/West German production. The titular duel pits hard-bitten gunslinger Clayton (Lee Van Cleef) against the equally gritty Saxon (Horst Frank). Before this takes place, however, Clayton champions the cause of Newland (Peter O'Brien) a young punk who'd been framed on a murder charge. One of the beauties of the spaghetti western genre is that there were seldom any clearly defined Good or Bad Guys. This helped to keep the audience guessing as to the ultimate outcome of the film, thereby increasing the entertainment value tenfold.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/07/2019
UPC: 0760137244486
Original Release: 1972
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: A
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 8,132

Special Features

New 2k restoration from the original 35mm camera ; High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation; Uncompressed mono 1.0 LPCM audio; Original English and Italian soundtracks, titles and credits; Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack; Original English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack; New Audio Commentary by film critic, historian and theorist Stephen Prince; An Unconventional Western, a newly filmed interview with Director Giancarlo Santi; The Last of the Great Westerns, a newly filmed interview with Screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi; Cowboy by Chance, an interview with Producer Ettore Rosboch; The Day of the Big Showdown, a newly filmed interview with assistant Director Harald Buggenig; Saxon City Showdown, a newly filmed video appreciation by their academic Austin Fisher; Two Different Duels, a comparison between the original cut and the longer German cut of The Grand Duel; Game Over, an oscure sci-fi short film from 1984 Directed by Bernard Villiot and starring The Grand Duel's Marc Mazza; Marc Mazza: Who was the Rider on the Rain?, a video essay about the elusive actor Marc Mazza by tough-guy film expert Mike Malloy; Original Italian and international theatrical trailers; Extensive image gallery featuring stills, posters, lobby cards and home video sleeves, drawn from the Mike Siegel Archive and other collections; Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin

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