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Django [Blu-ray] (1966)

Franco Nero , Loredana Nusciak , Sergio Corbucci  |  NR |  Blu-ray
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Franco Nero, Loredana Nusciak, Jose Bodalo, Angel Alvarez
  • Directors: Sergio Corbucci
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Widescreen, Color, Digital Sound, Mono, Subtitled
  • Language: Italian, English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Blue Underground
  • DVD Release Date: May 25, 2010
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0036R92V2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,542 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

The Last Pistelero - starring Franco Nero
Western, Italian Style - a 1968 documentary about the Spaghetti Western phenomenon containing interviews with directors Enzo G. Castellari, Sergio Sollima and Sergio Corbucci
International trailer
Italian trailer
Franco Nero intro

Editorial Reviews

Review

"A First Class Affair All The Way!" -- Monsters At Play

"A Must-See Spaghetti Western!" -- DVD Verdict

"DJANGO Is All About Excess... A Thoroughly Amped-Up, Over-The-Top Epic!" -- L.A. Weekly

"Often Considered To Be One Of The Greatest Westerns Ever Made, DJANGO Is Without A Doubt A True Masterpiece In Nearly Every Sense Of The Word!" -- Monsters At Play

"Should Be Required Viewing For Western Aficionados!" -- The Digital Bits

Product Description

Sergio Corbucci's Immortal Classic - Fully Restored And Remastered From The Original Negative!

Franco Nero (KEOMA, DIE HARD 2) stars as the lone stranger who roams the West dragging a coffin filled with chaos towards a destiny ruled by vengeance. Co-writer/director Sergio Corbucci (THE GREAT SILENCE, COMPANEROS) packs his landmark classic with indelible images, unforgettable performances and some of the most shocking brutality of any 'Spaghetti Western' ever made. This is the still-controversial epic that defined a genre, launched a phenomenon and inspired over 50 unofficial sequels. This is the one and only DJANGO!

This definitive edition of DJANGO has been newly transferred in glorious High Definition from its camera negative, and includes the original Italian audio track featuring Franco Nero's own voice. Following extensive restoration work, Blue Underground is now proud to present the most stunning and complete version of DJANGO you will ever see!

EXTRAS:
"Django: The One And Only" - Interviews with Star Franco Nero and Assistant Director Ruggero Deodato
"The Last Pistolero" - Starring Franco Nero
"Western, Italian Style" - A 1968 documentary about the Spaghetti Western phenomenon containing interviews with Directors Enzo G. Castellari, Sergio Sollima and Sergio Corbucci
International Trailer
Italian Trailer
Franco Nero Intro


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68 of 69 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Corbucci's best film! September 18, 2001
Format:DVD
Don't listen to any claims made made for Bullet For A General, Django is without a doubt the best non-Leone spaghetti Western of all time. The opening scene (blue-clad Nero carrying a saddle over his shoulder and dragging a coffin through the gooiest mud in film history)is beautiful. Corbucci's direction is more controlled here than anywhere else--less zooms, less jarring close-ups, and neater editing. And Django has to be one of the first action heroes to fire a heavy machine gun from the hip (without even pulling the trigger, no less!).
But make no mistake. This is Italian exploitation--love it or hate it. An ear is cut off, prostitutes fight in the mud, and our hero's hands are crushed in gory detail that would make One-Eyed Jacks mumble in disgust. Don't expect John Ford here. But if you're looking for something different, are curious about spaghetti Westerns but afraid to buy any because so many are horrible--then this is the movie for you!
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Not Delivery...........It's Django November 28, 2004
Format:DVD
I think most people who don't care much for this movie had been spoiled by Leone before watching it. I mean, Leone really set the bar high for westerns and I don't think anyone has done it as good since. He pretty much reinvented the western and set the rules. Italian directors who followed in his wake were directors who usually did other kinds of films, but started doing westerns coz they were big bucks at the box office. Django was the first of the non-Leone spaghetti westerns, and it's a great movie. Sure, the budget shows and the acting isn't always the best, but I'm able to look past that. The look of the film is unique-Instead of the blazing hot deserts, most of this film is cloudy and muddy(I know it was shot in winter and I think it takes place in winter as well), giving it it's own look. Franco Nero is no Eastwood or Bronson, but he has the right stuff for the part and pulls it off nicely. Very violent for 1966, but we've become so desensitized over the years that it won't have you gasping in shock. It's still brutal enough though. Lots of complaints about the soundtrack again. Well, once again this isn't Leone, therefore the epic music isn't here either. But I don't see how you can hear the theme song and not laugh. You can just see Tom Jones singing this to a crowd of screaming women in Vegas. Once again Blue Underground has given another forgotten film the best possible treatment it can have. They give us an interview with Franco Nero and a very interesting short film with Nero as well. And as always, Blue Underground gives us the original poster as the cover(I love how they do that with these old flicks!). If you have any interest at all in westerns and have seen the Dollars trilogy too many times, you can't go wrong with Django-that is if you lower your expectations a tad.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mud, Blood and Brilliance November 2, 2004
By John P
Format:DVD
This is a classic spaghetti western and an unforgettable film. Filmed on a low budget in the Spanish winter of 65/66, it shows an inventiveness and exuberance that takes the whole genre forward by the scruff of the neck. Hauntingly atmospheric, brilliantly designed and full of almost non-stop action, it repays endless viewings. A particular bonus with this release is the option of a subtitled Italian-language track, which means (a) that you don't have to listen to the awful English version and (b)you get a taste of the original script, which sometimes differs markedly from the dubbed version. The extras include enlightening interviews with Franco Nero and Ruggero Deodato, and a bonus 10-minute monochrome short (stylised and wordless) featuring Nero as an ageing gunslinger, which is worth a look. The main disappointment is the poor quality of some scenes due to the DVD being sourced from a damaged negative. According to the sleeve, this had been found in an Italian vault, "untouched for three decades" - but the British Film Institute was able to source a pristine version for the UK cinema and video release in 1991. Apart from that, full marks for presentation. If you want a lesson in how to make an action masterpiece on a shoestring budget then this is the film for you.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitive Django August 4, 2010
Format:Blu-ray
Previously released in multiple DVD editions by both Anchor Bay and Blue Underground, the latter company now brings Sergio Corbucci's seminal Spaghetti Western DJANGO (1966) to high definition Blu-Ray disc.

A man on foot wearing a tattered Union uniform and dragging a coffin behind him (Franco Nero, ENTER THE NINJA) comes upon a bunch of rowdies whipping a woman. Watching from a distance, the man, Django, does not interfere. But when the rowdies are gunned down by a second group of men with red hoods, and they prepare to burn the girl to death on a makeshift cross, he unleashes the fury of his Colts and soon finds himself caught up in a conflict between an army of white supremacists and a group of Mexican banditos. But what are the mysterious gunslinger's true motives, and what's in that damned coffin?

Violent and brutal, DJANGO is a gothic drama of the American west (even though it was mostly shot in Spain), rich with colorful characters, memorable set-pieces and director Corbucci's (THE GREAT SILENCE, THE HELLBENDERS) unique visual style. Anchoring the film is Nero's star-making turn as the titular protagonist; handsome, tough and utterly convincing dealing death to all comers, even when the film pushes the limits of credibility.

Not as well known in America as the Sergio Leone-directed EuroWesterns starring Clint Eastwood, DJANGO, was, arguably, even more popular and influential with continental audiences. So much so, in fact, that countless unauthorized/unofficial "sequels" were released throughout the the rest of the Sixties, and most of Nero's later movies -whether Westerns or not - ended up being marketed across Europe as DJANGO films.

Blue Underground's hi-def reissue is gorgeous, with a 1.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Spaghetti Westerns of the 1960's are so interesting and cool and the original Django is no exception.
Published 27 days ago by George Prahl
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
These movies were a big disappointment. I wish I had not bought them.
Published 1 month ago by Edna Jo Murrill
5.0 out of 5 stars The Original
If you liked the present day Django then give the original a try. A true spaghetti western.
Published 1 month ago by danny
4.0 out of 5 stars But I still like the lesser offerings
Solid contribution to Spaghetti-Westerns. Hey, Quinton T. likes it! Of course, the ultimate are the Sergio Leoni/Enrico Morricone collaborations. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jeff Becker
5.0 out of 5 stars A different Sergio...
...makes a different Western. Where Sergio Leone gets all the recognition for films like FISTFUL OF DOLLARS, THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY and OUATITW, The "other" Sergio,... Read more
Published 4 months ago by D. Allen Schaeffer
4.0 out of 5 stars very good a mans movie !
a very good movie, a bit long. also very bloody. the story was clear and believeable. the acters were very good. Read more
Published 4 months ago by john d. lyming
5.0 out of 5 stars Cango Definitive release
What can I say, well Django has never looked so good on home media. This US Blue Anchor version is a higher bitrate than the UK version, so the picture quality is better but be... Read more
Published 5 months ago by robredz
2.0 out of 5 stars Not that great
I bought this because I enjoyed Django Unchained and love classic cowboy movies. This movie drug a bit It just could not hold my attention.
Published 5 months ago by Mary Downs
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!!
Finally got to see where it all began! Loved Franco Nero's cameo in the remake. I love the old spaghetti westerns!
Published 6 months ago by John Cousin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Western
Great Western featuring Franco Nero ... classic. Added to the collection and will be looking for more with Franco Nero!
Published 7 months ago by Sara Jones
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