Franco Nero Italo-Western Box (Koch Blu-Ray):
This looks like a must-get for me and was wondering if there’s any surprises I should know about
I read the reviews posted in the DB and it sounded all positive.
Anyone know if the extra features are English friendly on these discs?
Also its not clear if Cry Onion includes English options or not? Review only mentions German/Italian and the DB entry for the title doesn’t say anything about language options. The DB entry for the single release by Koch of this blu ray shows German language only.
And finally I am wondering if this is a limited release?
Translated text regarding blu rays from the DB review (just figured I’d go ahead and post here since I had them translated already):
Koch Media presents the film for the first time on Blu-ray in a very good and sharp image quality, which has a considerable increase to DVD. Here and there, the film grain was indeed recognized at DNR filters, however, remained largely untouched, which the picture brings a nice cinematic look. As a bonus there is a 45 minute featurette on the film, a location comparison between then and now, as well as the obligatory trailer in German and Italian on the disc.
Man, Pride & Vengeance:
Koch Media presents the film also first in the world in HD on Blu-ray in crisp sharp image quality that even comes still a lot better than “Il Mercenary”. The colors appear natural and powerful, and also on DNR filtering has been omitted probably mostly. Highlight of this disc is likely to be the first published uncut version of the film, which is based on the Italian original version and the total run length of the film, while in the West German version about 10 minutes were cut. The West German cut version but can also be selected on the Blu-ray. In addition, the Mandatory trailer and an extensive picture gallery are on the disc.
Koch Media presents the film for the first time on Blu-ray in crisp sharp image quality. Although “Cipolla Colt” is the rarest film of the box, it has by far the best picture quality. The disc offers consistently very good sharpness and incredibly colorful and beautiful Technicolor color reproduction. As bonus material, there is an interesting audio commentary by the director, the trailer in various languages, an extensive photo gallery and either the German or Italian theatrical version of the main movie on the Blu-ray.