Companeros Blu Rays

Is there a good quality Companeros Blu Ray out there? Is the Blue Underground or German one worth it?

I haven’t watched this film in years so it would be nice to re-watch and upgrade my old Blue Underground DVD.

Hi there

Since the BU disc is the only one, the German one being from a highly suspicious company, I think there is not much choice you are left with.,_compañeros/BluRay

The Blue Underground disc is certainly without major problems and should be a fine upgrade from your DVD


Funny how Companeros hasn’t had top European release and The Mercenary has been done well both on DVD and Blu Ray.

Yea, a miserable rights situation is probably to blame. I am sure if Koch held the rights it would’ve done better…
At the same time it’s crazy that no company has really given The Mercenary a proper release in the US either

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Blue underground generally do a good job. There’s normally a few extras on their releases as well. I know I had trouble getting hold of both films mentioned above 4 or 5 years ago. I have a Korean release of Companeros which plays in English and the Koch media release of The Mercenary. I think at the time I had to strike when the time was right on Amazon waiting for the prices to drop.

I only have their Django BD, but they didn’t knock that one out of the park.

U.S. distributors Blue Underground have confirmed that they are planning to release on Blu-ray director Sergio Corbucci’s Companeros a.k.a Vamos a matar, companeros (1970), starring Franco Nero, Tomas Milian, Jack Palance, Fernando Rey, and Karin Schubert. The release is expected to arrive on the U.S. market in early 2014.

Yodlaf Peterson (Franco Nero of Keoma) is a suave Swedish arms dealer with a love for fast money. Vasco (Tomas Milian of Traffic) is a trigger-happy Mexican bandit with a hate for suave Swedish arms dealers. But when the two team up to kidnap a professor who holds the key to a fortune in gold, they find themselves hunted by the American army, stalked by a marijuana-crazed sadist (Academy Award winner Jack Palance) and trapped in the middle of a revolution about to explode. Can these two enemies blast their way across Mexico together without killing each other first?

Written and directed by the legendary Sergio Corbucci (The Great Silence), Companeros is a once-in-a-lifetime teaming of the two greatest European stars in ‘Spaghetti Western’ history. With a soundtrack by the legendary Ennio Morricone.

Good stuff. All-region too, according to Blue Underground themselves:

So we can all get stuck into the revolution together. Up yours, Thatcher! And a one, and a two, and a three and a four:

"Something something, something about sombreeeeeroooooos! Bangabangabang, bangabangabang, Companerooooooos!"


Finally had a look, and then I went to some lengths writing about it