Once Upon a Time in Italy (1966 - 1976)

5 film, 5 disc collection of Spaghetti Westerns from the early days of the genre to its last hurrah. Anchor Bay R0 USA boxset.

The Films - links to individual film reviews where available.

In Brief:

Anyone famous in it? Look out for popular euro-cult stars Franco Nero, Klaus Kinski, Tomas Milian and Fabio Testi.
Who is it for?
Any fans of Spaghetti Westerns should pick this one up straight away. It could also make an interesting starting place to those new to the genre, although it is lacking some of the genre's best efforts.

The DVDs

Visuals All films are in Original Aspect Ratios (from 1.85 to 2.35) and Anamorphically Enhanced. 
The picture quality is good, ranges from light to heavy grain throughout, and some print damage. Always Watchable.
Audio All discs have original English Dolby Digital mono.
Texas Adios, Four of the Apocalypse and Companeros also have Italian mono dubs.
Subtitles English subtitles, translations of the Italian tracks, are included for Texas Adios and Companeros.
Extras All the discs include theatrical trailers.
All discs except Bullet for the General include short (10 - 15 min) documentary of cast/crew interviews.
Keoma includes audio commentary from director.
      Packing Cardboard box contains 5 thin-pak DVD cases.
      All five films have identical single disc releases in standard Amaray cases as well.
      Region Region 0 - NTSC
      Other regions? Some films have releases in other countries. These DVDs are the best English language releases of all these films.
      Cuts? All films are believed to be fully uncut. Print languages vary.


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      All text in this review written by Timothy Young - January 2006.
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