On August 13th, 2019, Synapse Films will release Django the Bastard on Blu-ray and DVD. A bit of an unsung classic of Italy’s western cycle, Django the Bastard will likely be finding many fans for the first time. This spaghetti western wonderful blends in gothic elements and seems to have served as a heavy influence for Clint Eastwood’s High Plains Drifter, which was released four years later.

    This new release from Synapse will mark the film’s debut in high-definition, courtesy of a new 2K scan using the original 35mm negative. This release will also be the English language US version, known as The Strangers Gundown.

    Here’s the German trailer, because finding an English or Italian one is apparently impossible.

    Anthony Steffen (The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, Killer Fish)
    stars as the mysterious stranger named Django, a ghost-like figure who
    walks into a dusty western town with vengeance on his mind. As he finds
    the men he’s looking for, he places a cross with the person’s name and
    death date in the middle of the street before enacting violent revenge!
    Is Django truly an unstoppable human army-of-one, or an avenging
    immortal angel of death?


    – All-New 2K Scan Created from a Beautiful Original 35mm Negative
    – Audio Commentary from Film Historian and Author Troy Howarth
    – Newly Translated Removable English Subtitles for the Deaf and

    Christopher Coffel
    My name is Chris. These are words written by me.

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