Grindhouse Releasing has turned heads this year with their jum­bo spe­cial edi­tions for An American Hippie In Israel and Corruption — and they’ve got one more up their sleeve to close the year with.  This time, the release is The Big Gundown, a clas­sic spaghet­ti west­ern that was direct­ed by Sergio Sollima and stars the killer duo Lee Van Cleef and Tomas Milian.  Grindhouse Releasing has assem­bled a jaw-drop­ping set for this film, includ­ing two dif­fer­ent cuts of the film, a CD of the Ennio Morricone sound­track and scads of extras.  Read on for all the spaghet­ti sage­brush details…

Grindhouse Releasing Presents THE BIG GUNDOWN!

LOS ANGELES — Grindhouse Releasing is proud to present the first-ever U.S. home video release of the great­est Spaghetti Western you’ve nev­er seen: Sergio Sollima’s widescreen epic THE BIG GUNDOWN!

Starring the leg­endary Lee Van Cleef as a relent­less boun­ty hunter on the trail of Cuchillo (Eurofilm super­star Tomas Milian),  a sav­age Mexican out­law accused of the rape and mur­der of a twelve-year-old girl, this release con­tains fif­teen addi­tion­al min­utes of gun­sling­ing action nev­er before seen in America.

THE BIG GUNDOWN is one of the most high­ly acclaimed and long sought-after films in the spaghet­ti west­ern gen­re, hailed by crit­ics for its stun­ning cin­e­matog­ra­phy, the amaz­ing per­for­mances of Lee Van Cleef (fol­low­ing his icon­ic role in THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY) and Tomas Milian, the clas­sic Ennio Morricone music (recent­ly used by Quentin Tarantino in INGLORIOUS BASTERDS), and the riv­et­ing direc­tion of Sergio Sollima.

The 4-disc deluxe Blu-ray/DVD edi­tion of THE BIG GUNDOWN, includ­ing a bonus Blu-ray of the uncen­sored director’s cut and a bonus CD of Ennio Morricone’s clas­sic sound­track, arrives in stores December 10, 2013.

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Watch the trail­er on the Grindhouse Releasing YouTube chan­nel: (Preview)

Special fea­tures are as fol­lows:

- Spectacular new 2K dig­i­tal restora­tion of the uncen­sored English-lan­guage ver­sion NEWLY EXPANDED WITH THREE ADDITIONAL SCENES!

- BONUS Blu-ray disc – LA RESA DEI CONTI  — the com­plete, 110-min­ute director’s cut pre­sent­ed in Italian with option­al English sub­ti­tles and spe­cial musi­cal sub­ti­tles.

- BONUS CD – THE BIG GUNDOWN orig­i­nal sound­track by Ennio Morricone

- Exclusive, in-depth inter­views with direc­tor Sergio Sollima, actor Tomas Milian and screen­writer Sergio Donati

- Audio com­men­tary by Western film experts C. Courtney Joyner and Henry C. Parke

- 24-page book­let fea­tur­ing lin­er notes by C. Courtney Joyner and Euro-music expert Gergely Hubai

- Extensive still gal­leries, trail­ers, and TV spots… AND OTHER SURPRISES!

The best non Sergio Leone spaghet­ti western…boasting styl­ish widescreen pho­tog­ra­phy and a great Ennio Morricone score.” – Leonard Maltin

Hardly a man is left alive in this bloody, gut­sy and fan­tas­ti­cal­ly sus­pense­ful action thriller…plus blood, filth and every vari­ety of vio­lence.” – Reed Porter, The LA Citizen News

Unfolds in hard, unre­lent­ing style.  THE BIG GUNDOWN explodes with vio­lence and sadism. “ – Manuel Herbtsman, Film and TV Daily

This is one of the best non-Leone west­erns. The ‘hunt in the cane field’ is among the  great­est ten min­utes ever put on film.” – Thomas Weisser

Grindhouse Releasing’s Blu-ray/DVD edi­tions of AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL and CORRUPTION are avail­able now. Upcoming Blu-ray releas­es include Frank Perry’s THE SWIMMER, star­ring Burt Lancaster, and S.F. Brownrigg’s SCUM OF THE EARTH.

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