Blu-ray includes 2K restorations of all four films from the original 35mm camera negatives, with Massacre Time, My Name is Pecos and Bandidos newly restored by Arrow Films, illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by author and critic Howard Hughes, fold-out double-sided poster featuring newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx, and reversible sleeves featuring original artwork and a slipcover featuring newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx while supplies last.
In the mid-1960s, the runaway success of Sergio Leone's "Dollars" trilogy gave rise to an explosion of similar productions as filmmakers by the dozen sought to capitalize on this new, uniquely Italian take on the western, characterized by their deeply cynical outlook, morally compromised antiheroes and unflinching depictions savage violence. This specially curated selection gathers together four outstanding examples of the genre from the height of its popularity, all centered around a theme of revenge.
In Lucio Fulci's Massacre Time (1966), Franco Nero and George Hilton star as estranged brothers forced to band together against the powerful businessman and his sadistic son who've seized control of their hometown. In Maurizio Lucidi's My Name is Pecos (1966), Robert Woods stars as the eponymous Mexican gunslinger, returning to Houston to settle a long-standing score against the racist gang boss who wiped out his entire family. In Massimo Dallamano's Bandidos (1967), Enrico Maria Salerno plays a former top marksman who, years after being maimed by a former protégé, teams up with a fresh apprentice to get his revenge against the man who betrayed him. Finally, in Antonio Margheriti's And God Said to Cain (1970), the inimitable Klaus Kinski stars as a man who has spent the last decade in a prison work camp for a crime he didn't commit and who, upon his release, immediately sets out to wreak vengeance on the men who framed him. Featuring a wealth of key Euro cult talent both behind and in front of the camera, Arrow Video is proud to present these four classic westerns in sparkling high definition restorations, three of them produced specially for this release, alongside a plethora of brand new bonus materials.
Starring Franco Nero, George Hilton, Nino Castelnuovo, Klaus Kinski, Enrico Maria Salerno, Maria Martin, Robert Woods, Peter Carsten, Pier Paolo Capponi, George Eastman
Special Features: High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentations of all four films, restored lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks, 4 Disc Set
- DISC 1 – MASSACRE TIME: Alternate US dub, New commentary by authors and critics C. Courtney Joyner and Henry Parke, New documentary featuring a new video interview with actor Franco Nero and an archival video interview with actor George Hilton, New video interview with film historian Fabio Melelli, Italian trailer, Gallery
- DISC 2 – MY NAME IS PECOS: New commentary by actor Robert Woods and C. Courtney Joyner, New interview with actor George Eastman, New interview with actress Lucia Modugno, New documentary featuring a new interview with Fabio Melelli and an archival interview with cinematographer Franco Villa, Italian trailer, Gallery
- DISC 3 – BANDIDOS: New commentary by author and critic Kat Ellinger, New interviews with assistant director Luigi Perelli, actor Gino Barbacane and Fabio Melelli, Alternate end title sequence, Gallery
- DISC 4 – AND GOD SAID TO CAIN: New commentary by author and critic Howard Hughes, New documentary featuring a new interview with Fabio Melelli and a new audio interview with actress Marcella Michelangeli,
New interview with actor Antonio Cantafora, Gallery