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Unboxing StudioCanal’s First Cult Classics Releases

 

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Posted June 23, 2022 by

 
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Following their celebrated Vintage Classics and World Cinema sublabels, StudioCanal launches another in their Cult Classics series, beginning with the brand-new restorations of two classics from legendary director Enzo G Castellari – the stunning Poliziotteschi crime thriller HIGH CRIME (1973), starring Franco Nero and said to have been inspired by Bullitt; and iconic Spaghetti Western KILL THEM ALL AND COME BACK ALONE (1968), starring Chuck Connors, alongside superb action thriller EXTREME PREJUDICE (1987) starring Nick Nolte and Powers Boothe, directed by the iconic Walter Hill.


HIGH CRIME

In HIGH CRIME, Vice-Commissioner Belli (Franco Nero), the assistant chief inspector in Genoa, is investigating a series of crimes committed by a drug-running gang. He approaches the apparently reformed old-fashioned gangster Cafiero (Fernando Rey) for information on the gang, not knowing that Cafiero plans to take care of them himself. When Belli’s boss is murdered, he takes over as Commissioner and fights on, hoping for a chance to avenge his boss and take down the underworld organisation.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • A Criminal Conversation – Enzo G. Castellari Remembers High Crime
  • The Scene of the Crime – An Interview with Roberto Girometti
  • High and Dry – The Stuntwork of Massimo Vanni

KILL THEM ALL AND COME BACK ALONE

A bloodthirsty Civil War tale set in 1864, KILL THEM ALL AND COME BACK ALONE sees mercenary Clyde McKay (Chuck Connors) leading a squad of mercenaries on a dangerous Confederate mission: to infiltrate and raid a Unionist army fortress where a million dollars in gold has been stowed away in boxes of dynamite. A single bullet could send the whole treasure sky high but for these renegades nothing is impossible. Only madmen could pull off such a job!

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio commentary with filmmaker and fan Alex Cox
  • Shoot to Kill, Aim to Thrill – An Interview with Enzo G. Castellari
  • Shoot-Outs in the Old Spaghetti West – Romolo Guerrieri on a Family of Filmmaking
  • Italy’s Cult Auteur of Action Cinema – A Critical Retrospective of Enzo G. Castellari

EXTREME PREJUDICE

Neo-Western action thriller EXTREME PREJUDICE sees tough Texas Ranger Jack Benteen (Nick Nolte) fighting to bring down his childhood friend Cash Bailey (Powers Boothe), now a ruthless drug baron operating across the Mexican border. Jack is recruited by the CIA to terminate Cash with extreme prejudice, but must also reckon with a clandestine army of veterans officially killed-in-action but now on a top-secret assignment in pursuit of the narcotics kingpin, leading to an epic and intensely violent showdown.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with Film Historians C. Courtney Joyner and Henry Parke
  • Isolated Score Selections with Audio Interview from Music Historian John Takis
  • The Major’s Agenda – An Interview with Actor Michael Ironside
  • The War Within – An Interview with Actor Clancy Brown
  • Capturing The Chaos – An Interview with Director Of Photography Matthew F. Leonetti
  • Original Trailers, Vintage EPK; Stills Gallery

HIGH CRIME, KILL THEM ALL AND COME BACK ALONE and EXTREME PREJUDICE are available to buy on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital now and available to order HERE.


Samuel Love

 
Freelance writer. Email: samuel@smlcreative.co.uk


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