You guys might remember Dorado Films, although we haven’t done anything for several years for the SW community… but we are “back”!
Current SW project:
Antes llega la muerte (1964) / Hour of Death (our English print is titled “Seven from Texas” on the opening credits, so that is what we must label our disc)
While perhaps not considered a Spaghetti Western by some, this film has historical and cultural significance. The Marchent family had a major impact on European cinema, especially in their home country of Spain. This film is considered to be one of the best films directed by Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent. It has depth and is definitely worthy of a solid Blu-ray release.
Want to support the release? Best way: buy the pre-sale! Link: https://doradofilms.video/index.php?upc=828637050102
Blu-ray will be region free, costs $25.00 plus shipping and handling (which internationally can be up to about 15 dollars as it is calculated by weight)… but the pre-sale will ship earlier (at least a month earlier), have a unique cover that is individually numbered, and have an exclusive booklet.
Some notes about the project:
Our English print is the Italian edited version of 90 minutes dubbed into English (original English dubbed audio from Europe, not a new dub). The deleted scenes from the Spanish version that add up to 8 minutes of additional content will be included on the disc somehow, either in HD if we can find it or SD (which we have currently).
We are trying to get Italian and Spanish audio into sync within the deadline as well. These are our top priorities remaining on the project, but we don’t want to commit without the tracks being in sync to the 4K scan of the English print. (Blu-ray will be Full HD / 1080p… not 4K, just so you know… the video was mastered in 4K though)
One final note, we really appreciate all the support over the years. We know that it is always possible to find something wrong with every release a company makes… but the fans of Spaghetti Westerns are some of the most appreciative, supportive, and encouraging group of fans that we have found. It can be deflating to be required to make some sacrifices and miss the mark of perfection because you have to survive as a company and have the end result be a lack of appreciation or maybe even support for the end product. But, we have loved the support over the years from this fanbase and felt it was time to give something back… so we are going to give $1.00 of each pre-sale to the operator of spaghetti-western.net so he can keep this specific tool for the Spaghetti Western fans up and running. (We do get advertising from this as well though, which is also greatly appreciated and we don’t mean to minimize the value that we are getting from that) Thank you all again, you guys really are the best and we have been and continue to be grateful!
edited before posting: I removed a super long description of the transition and challenges faced as a production company who is moving from DVDs to Blu-rays and why we utilize pre-sales… if you are interested I’ll write another posting in the forum with the info. This post was LONG enough even in shortened form end edit