Saturday, March 31, 2012


Though it's not my favorite Kinski flick, Damiano Damiani's 1967 spaghetti western A BULLET FOR THE GENERAL does include one of my all-time favorite Klaus Kinski moments

A wild-eyed Klaus stands atop a fortress, dressed as a monk and lobbing grenades at the enemy as he recites the Lord's Prayer. It's a dazzling moment and the site of the icy-eyed Kinski framed against the blue sky is spectacular. (Read more about the film and this scene in our entry from the Close-Up Blog-A-Thon.)

Now, the flick is coming to Blu-Ray thanks to Blue Underground and will include not one but two cuts of the movie and a boatload of extras...
A Bullet For the General (BR) includes two cuts of the film (U.S.: 115 Mins., International: 118 Mins.), and an additional disc featuring a behind the scenes documentary. The disc will be presented in 1080p, 2.35:1 widescreen with both English and Italian DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, with English SDH, French, Spanish and English subtitles for Italian Version.
Extras will include:
A Bullet for the Director - Interview with Director Damiano DamianiU.S. TrailerInternational TrailerPoster & Still GalleryDocumentary: Gian Maria Volonté: Un Attore Contro (112 Mins, on a second disc)
Thanks to Brian Harris of Wildside Cinema for the tip! The A BULLET FOR THE GENERAL Blu-Ray will be released on May 22, 2012 but you can pre-order at Amazon now. 

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