• Mill Creek Releasing Keoma & The Grand Duel On Blu-ray Along With Other Titles 5/15/2012



    From Mill Creek's latest press release:

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



    MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES TWO MASTERPIECES OF SPAGHETTI WESTERN CINEMA, GRAND DUEL AND KEOMA, COMPLETELY REMASTERED AND AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY MAY 15!

    Additional New Blu-ray Releases Include Two Installments from the National Park Exploration Series, Yosemite and The Grand Canyon, Plus 10 Theatrical Films Make Their High Def Debut!


    Minneapolis, MN (April 25, 2012) For the first time on Blu-ray, The Grand Duel and Keoma, two of the greatest and most well-known spaghetti western films ever produced, will be available together on May 15, 2012 from Mill Creek Entertainment. With renowned directors, Giancarlo Santi (The Grand Duel) and Enzo G. Castellari (Keoma) and actors Lee Van Cleef and Franco Nero this new double feature is a must have for every western fan, available for an unbeatable value for only $9.98 MSRP.

    Masterfully directed by Giancarlo Santi (Sergio Leone’s assistant director) The Grand Duel’s originality lies in it being constructed more like a crime thriller rather than a western. Santi learned well Leone’s rhythmic use of pauses and the poetry of silent moments, channeling the master’s lyrical and epic style. With a fantastic music score by Luis Bacalov that rivals the best of Morricone’s compositions, The Grand Duel (a.k.a. The Big Showdown) is one of the greatest examples of the genre ever produced.

    Saturated in a doomed and gloomy psychedelic atmosphere Keoma is a powerful combination of existential symbolism and unrelenting violence. Widely considered the masterpiece of director Enzo G. Castellari (The Inglorious Bastards, The Last Shark) Keoma is among the greatest ‘Spaghetti Westerns’ ever made.

    More exceptional Blu-rays will be released on May 15, 2012, including two new entries into the National Park Exploration Series: “Yosemite and The High Sierras” and “The Grand Canyon: The Wonder of the Nation.” Also included in this lineup are ten theatrical feature film favorites getting their Blu-ray debut each available for only $9.98 MSRP.


    SPAGHETTI WESTERN DOUBLE FEATURE

    The Grand Duel (a.k.a. The Big Showdown)
    An old ex-sheriff, Clayton (Lee Van Cleef), saves young Philip (Alberto Dantice) from a group of bounty killers hired by the Saxon Brothers. The Saxons believe Phillip murdered their father, a brutal man known as “the Patriarch”. Together, the two make their way to Saxon City, where they can confront the three powerful Saxon brothers, and reveal the surprising truth behind the killing of The Patriarch.

    Keoma
    Returning from the Civil War, half-breed Keoma (Franco Nero) arrives in his home town only to find it a ghost town oppressed by a gang of sadistic outlaws, and a deadly plague sweeping through the territory. Reuniting with his former slave George (Woody Strode) Keoma embarks on a brutal battle against the bloodthirsty bandits that count Keoma’s three half-brothers among its members.

    NATIONAL PARK EXPLORATION SERIES – YOSEMITE & THE HIGH SIERRAS

    The Sierra Nevada’s mountain range contains some of the most amazing wonders found on the planet. Filled with such notable geographic features including Lake Tahoe, three National Parks, two National Monuments and seemingly endless wilderness areas, the Sierras are truly spectacular in every-sense of the word. Enjoy breath-taking aerial views as you soar over its majesty. Discover the history and geology first-hand through in-depth interviews with the park rangers and ground tours that take you through the park.

    NATIONAL PARK EXPLORATION SERIES – THE GRAND CANYON: A WONDER OF THE NATION

    There is no place like it on the planet. Commonly called the four corners region, it contains more National Parks and Monuments than anywhere else in the world. Go on a thrilling exploration that uncovers the geology of the Colorado Plateau and the forces that have shaped this marvelous landscape. Enjoy breath-taking aerial views as you soar over hundreds of acres of awe-inspiring beauty. Discover the mystery and wonder of the Grand Canyon first-hand through in-depth interviews with the park rangers and ground tours that take you through the park just as if you were there yourself.


    THEATRICAL FEATURE FILMS

    In addition to the above releases, the following titles will also be available on Blu-ray from Mill Creek Entertainment:

    Before and After
    Born Yesterday
    D.O.A.
    Duets
    Gone Fishin’
    Holy Man
    Mr. Wrong
    New York Stories
    Terminal Velocity
    White Squall

    About Mill Creek Entertainment
    Mill Creek Entertainment is a source of value home video entertainment. Helmed by a management team with over eighty years of experience in the consumer home entertainment marketplace, the company produces entertainment products that typically sell in quantity, at impulse price-points, while adhering to high standards of quality unsurpassed in the industry. The Mill Creek product line encompasses many genres, speaks to broad consumer tastes and has found favor with both North American and emerging Latin markets. The company’s DVD product line consists of classic movies, television episodes, historical documentaries and feature films.
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. bgart13's Avatar
      bgart13 -
      Wonder how they're releasing KEOMA...
    1. Ian Jane's Avatar
      Ian Jane -
      BU doesn't have the rights anymore, or so I've heard. It isn't included on their spaghetti western three pack in July.
    1. Mark Tolch's Avatar
      Mark Tolch -
      Why aren't we talking about GONE FISHIN'? I'll totally check Keoma and Grand Duel. Awesome.