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‘Fistful of Dynamite,’ Sergio Leone’s Final Western, Due on Blu-ray Disc March 5 Media Play News

A Fistful of Dynamite (United Artists photo)

March 3, 2024

Kino Lorber on March 5 will release a special Blu-ray Disc edition of A Fistful of Dynamite, the last in a string of “spaghetti” Westerns from Italian director Sergio Leone.

The 1971 film, also known as Duck, You Sucker, stars Rod Steiger and James Coburn, along with Romolo Valli, Vivienne Chandler, David Warbeck, Aldo Sambrell.

It follows such classics as A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West.

The film is set during the Mexican Revolution of the 1910s and is centered around the unlikely duo of Juan Miranda (Steiger), an amoral, cigar-chomping Mexican outlaw, and John Mallory (Coburn), a former explosives specialist with the Irish Volunteer Army who has fled to Mexico. After a random meeting on the road, the two become heroes of the Revolution as they attempt to liberate political prisoners, defend their compatriots against a well-equipped militia, and risk their lives on a train filled with explosives.

A Fistful of Dynamite is the second film in Leone’s “Once Upon a Time Trilogy,” which includes Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) and Once Upon a Time in America (1984).

Bonus features on the Blu-ray Disc include audio commentaries by filmmaker Alex Cox and film historian Sir Christopher Frayling; the featurettes “The Myth of the Revolution,” “Sergio Donati Remembers,” “Once Upon a Time in Italy (The Autry Exhibition),” “Sorting Out the Versions,” “Restoration Italian Style” and “Location Comparisons”; trailers for all five of Leone’s Westerns; two image galleries; and five radio spots. 

The film is presented with 5.1 Surround and Lossless 2.0 audio.

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