Posted Fri Jul 10, 2015 at 08:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
Carlo Lizzani's Italian western is riding toward Blu-ray in September.
In an early announcement to retailers, Arrow Video is preparing 'Requiescant' for Blu-ray on September 22.
Directed by Carlo Lizzani (Wake Up and Kill, The Hills Run Red) and with a superb soundtrack by Riz Ortolani (Day of Anger, Cannibal Holocaust), Requiescant – Latin for 'Rest in Peace' – ranks among the finest Spaghetti Westerns. Alex Cox named it the "one film to prove that the Italian Western was not solely Sergio Leone's". Lou Castel (Fists in the Pocket, A Bullet for General) plays a young man who was raised to be a pacifist by a travelling preacher after Confederates massacred his family. But when his step-sister runs away, the pursuit reveals a natural talent as a sharp-shooter as well as a bloody and unexpected confrontation with his past. Joining Castel are an impressive array of performers, including Mark Damon (Black Sabbath, The Fall of the House of Usher) as the sadistic aristocratic villain, Franco Citti (Accattone, The Godfather) as his henchman, and the great Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini (Salò) in a rare acting role as a revolutionary priest.
The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack will feature 1080p video, an LPCM mono soundtrack, and supplements will include: An all-new interview with Lou Castel, recorded exclusively for this release; Archive interview with director Carlo Lizzani; Theatrical Trailer; Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx; and Illustrated collector's booklet containing new writing on the film by Pasquale Iannone.
A suggested list price has not been detailed yet.
You can find the latest specs for 'Requiescant' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 22.
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