Eureka Entertainment to release A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE (AKA DUCK YOU SUCKER!), Sergio Leone’s criminally underrated final western starring Rod Steiger and James Coburn, available for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK as part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 25 November 2019. Presented with a Limited Edition 60-page Collector’s Book and Hardbound Slipcase.
From Sergio Leone, the acclaimed director of A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West comes his final Western, A Fistful of Dynamite (aka Duck, You Sucker! and released in some territories as Once Upon A Time… the Revolution).
Starring acting giants Rod Steiger (In the Heat of the Night) as Juan Miranda, an amoral peasant-turned-outlaw, and James Coburn (Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid) as John Mallory, a dynamite-tossing Irish revolutionary who has fled to Mexico after becoming a fugitive in his own country. Together, they’re a devilishly volatile mix of anti-establishment philosophies and violent tendencies as they attempt to liberate political prisoners, defend their compatriots against a well-equipped militia, and risk their lives on a train filled with explosives.
Featuring a haunting and rousing score by iconic composer Ennio Morricone, A Fistful of Dynamite has risen in stature over the years and is now recognised alongside The Dollars Trilogy and Once Upon A Time in the West as a true masterpiece. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present A Fistful of Dynamite in its UK debut on Blu-ray.
BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
•PLUS: A LIMITED EDITION 60-PAGE Perfect Bound Collector’s book featuring new and archival writing on the film
•Two versions of the film presented in 1080p across two Blu-ray discs, including a transfer from the 2K restoration completed by Cineteca di Bologna in 2009.
•Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
•Original Mono Audio available on both versions
•Audio Commentary by filmmaker Alex Cox
•Audio Commentary by film historian Sir. Christopher Frayling
•A brand new and exclusive interview with film critic and writer Kim Newman
•A brand new and exclusive interview with Austin Fisher, author of Radical Frontiers in the Spaghetti Western: Politics, Violence and Popular Italian Cinema
•The Myth of Revolution [22 mins] – Sir Christopher Frayling on Duck, You Sucker!
•Sergio Donati Remembers Duck, You Sucker! [7 mins]
•Sorting Out The Versions: An Analysis of Duck, You Sucker! [12 mins]
•Once Upon A Time… in Italy [6 mins] – featurette
•Restoration, Italian Style [6 mins]
•Location Comparisons [9 mins]