A Fistful of Dynamite SE in April

MGM Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of A Fistful of Dynamite Special Edition for 18th April 2005 priced at £19.99. Sergio Leone’s last ever Spaghetti Western stars James Coburn and Rod Steiger and has been fully restored with the inclusion of the missing ending for this two-disc special edition packed with over 3 hours of bonus features.

The film opened in Italy in 1971 as “Giu la Testa!” or “Duck Your Head!” when translated to English. The film was then renamed to “Duck You Sucker!” when it landed in America a year later. (Leone was convinced that the expression was a popular catchphrase in the United States). But studio bosses then re-released the movie a few months later under a new title, “Fistful of Dynamite,” hoping to capitalize on Leone's earlier box-office triumph, “Fistful of Dollars,” the first in his genre-defining “Spaghetti Western” trilogy that also includes “For a Few Dollars More” and “The Good The Bad and the Ugly.”

Features include...

Disc One: Main Feature

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and French DD5.1 Surround
  • Subtitles (Main Feature & Commentary): English, French, Dutch
  • Audio Commentary by Sir Christopher Frayling

Disc Two: Bonus Features
  • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish
  • “The Myth Of Revolution” Sir Christopher Frayling on Leone (21:16)
  • “Sergio Donati Remembers ‘Duck You Sucka’” The co-writer memories of the film (07:03)
  • “Sorting Out The Versions” Featurette including shortened versions, the long flashback sequence and UA’s decision to rename the film (11:08)
  • “Once Upon A Time In Italy” Behind the scenes putting together the exhibit on Leone at The Autry Exhibition (05:47)
  • “Restoration Italian Style” John Kirk on restoring the original Italian version (05:53)
  • “Location Comparisons” Intercutting film clips with current footage of locations set to music (09:08)
  • “Radio Spots” (03:54)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer (03:27)
  • “Photo Gallery” x30 Stills

Artwork and menus follow...

Disc One

Disc Two

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