Correction: Day of Anger…1967 western by Tonino Valerii set for UK DVD and Blu-ray release on 30th March 2015 with both the Italian Version and the shortened International Version

Posted: 2 February, 2015 in New Releases
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Day Anger Dual Format Blu ray Day of Anger is a 1967 Italy / West Germany western by Tonino Valerii.
Starring Lee Van Cleef, Giuliano Gemma and Walter Rilla. BBFC link IMDb UK: The original Italian Version is awaiting BBFC classification details.

UK: The shortened International Version was passed 15 for strong violence without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2015 Arrow [Italian + International Version] RAB Blu-ray / R12 DVD Combo at UK Amazon released on 30th March 2015

UK Censorship History

Cut by theBBFC for an X rated 1970 cinema release. Then presumably further cuts for an ‘A’ rated 1975 cinema release.The 2015 Blu-ray will feature the original Italian Version and a shortened International Version. Hopefully the BBFC will not require any cuts.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Day of Anger

Promotional Material

When Sergio Leone turned Lee Van Cleef into a major star with For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, the actor sensibly stayed in Italy to make several more spaghetti westerns, including this one from Leone s former assistant Tonino Valerii that genre aficionados rank amongst the best ever made.

Giuliano Gemma plays street cleaner Scott Mary, relentlessly bullied by the people of the small town of Clifton. When legendarily ruthless master gunfighter Frank Talby (Van Cleef) rides into town, Scott seizes the opportunity to lift himself out of the gutter, and possibly even surpass Talby s own skills. But what is Talby doing in Clifton in the first place?

This lively, intelligent western, notable for the chemistry between its charismatic leads, some memorable action set-pieces (including a rifle duel on horseback that has to be seen to be believed), and a jazzy Riz Ortolani score, is presented here in an exclusive high-definition restoration from the original Techniscope negative.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

  • Brand new restoration of the original 35mm Techniscope camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of both the Italian and International versions of the film
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Newly translated English subtitles for Italian audio and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for English audio
  • Brand new interview with screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • An interview programme featuring archival interviews with director Tonino Valerii and a newly recorded interview with his biographer, Roberto Curti
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Reinhard Kleist
  • Booklet featuring new writing on the film by spaghetti western expert Howard Hughes, illustrated with original archive stills
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