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[REVIEW] Day Of Anger (1967) Blu-Ray – ManlyMovie

[REVIEW] Day Of Anger (1967) Blu-Ray

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By: Frenchie Pred
Rated: M
Runtime: 111 min (extended) / 95 min
What to Expect: One in the top 10 spaghetti western ever

This spagetti features two icons, the manly and mighty Lee Van Cleef and Italian actor Giuliano Gemma, who sadly
passed away recently. On top of this great cast, a great story, which is quite different from the usual spagetti stories, of course it keeps the basics, the greed, the gunfights, and the epic and fantastic music composed by Riz Ortolani who also passed away recently.Morricone would be proud.

The regular fans always praise Sergio Leone movies and they’re right about that, but there are out there a dozen of other spaghettis or American westerns that are similar in terms of quality or at least entertainment.Day of Anger is fucking awesome. The replayability is huge. Directed by Tonino Valerii who worked with Sergio Leone several
times, and sadly passed away too. This little gem tells the tale of a young guy named Scott, he doesn’t have a last name, and is the son of a whore.He gets a few bucks because he retrieves barrels of piss and shit from the people of Clifton.

Almost everyone treats him like a piece of shit, and his only dream is to one day buy a real gun. He has a wooden gun and does a lot of training secretly.

One day a stranger Frank comes to town (LVC) and treats Scott like a real human being, he even give him a last name, and invites him for a drink in the saloon, of course the owner and customers want Scott to disappear and start to bully him, things get hot and the customer who just became the father of twins, is snuffed out.

Frank later leaves the town and Scott follows him, he wants to be like him and learn. Frank accepts and team up with Scott, and he’s gonna become a ruthess criminal like his aging mentor, but Frank has an agenda, he’ll be back to take Clifton over and become the new master of the town. Scott only friend is killed in the process and he’s gonna have to
make a decision: to stay on Franks side or avenge his old friend.

This western is very cool because almost every character is a bad guy, and the good guys are kinda grey. The gun fights are good and inventive, with really neat angles. There is also an epic duel with rifles and on horse, and the coolest stuff is the gimmicks, the 10 lessons that LVC teaches to Scott.

Arrow recently released the bluray with a big chunk of extras and also propose the shorter theatrical version and the
extended version (and believe me, all the scenes that were cut are excellent, and even very important to the story and the characters.) The extended version is not new but with this quality, it is. And the old Blu Ray really deserved an upgrade!

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SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

– Brand new restoration from the original 35mm Techniscope camera negative High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of both versions of the film: the original Italian theatrical release, and the shortened version that was screened internationally

– Original uncompressed mono audio, with English or Italian soundtracks
on the longer cut and an English soundtrack on the shorter one
– Newly translated English subtitles for Italian audio and optional
– English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for English audio
– Brand new interview with screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
– Brand new interview with Tonino Valerii’s biographer Roberto Curti
– Previously unreleased 2008 interview with Tonino Valerii
– Deleted scene
– Theatrical trailers
– Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork
by Reinhard Kleist
– Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Howard Hughes
(author of Spaghetti Westerns), illustrated with original poster designs

DETAILS:

Region: A+B/1+2
Rating: TBC
Cat No: FCD1048
Duration: 114/ 86
Language: Italian/English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Audio: 2.0 PCM

  • jim

    Lee Van Cleef.!!!!! outstanding!!..I’ve heard about this one but to be honest I’ve sat through quite a few mediocre spaghetti westerns, and a lot of ’em have the mighty Van Cleef in ’em. I’ll check it out on your recommendation.One Van Cleef I thought was pretty good is called Barquero (1970) in which he teams up with Warren Oates and Forrest Tucker. Not strictly a spaghetti but in that style. It’s worth your time. Nice to see Lee Van Cleef get a mention here. I’m afraid that most of the muscle bound morons you guys think are hard could not hold a candle to the leathery old school that brought us Van Cleef,Bronson,Marvin,Mitchum,Palance & Co….face it,today’s lot are at best poseurs compared to them.Connery and Eastwood were the last guys who had my respect.

    • Mucho Macho

      Jack “prove it” Palance!!
      Hall of famer..u know 1 of the reasons why i liked Palance was that he had a way about him that you didn’t know wether he was gonna shake your hand or smack the shit out of you.
      Btw..depends on which muscle bound moron you talkin about.lol
      * Also the Mighty Van Cleef has been mention here b4.
      Manly Legend!
      Coulld kill a 1,000 men with his stare!
      *btw..i miss Connery man. Saw a pic of him not long ago walkin in N.Y.C.
      Michael Caine who still talks to him said that he lives in the Bahamas & that he is happily retired & would never act again.
      btw..Don’t forget Gene Fuckin Hackman! Still to this day..1 of my favs. Miss him as well

      • jim

        You’re right.Add Gene fuckin’ Hackman to the list…and Nick fuckin’ Nolte too. Tommy fuckin’ Lee fuckin’ Jones..a couple more….but it’s a shorter list , and where are the new guys?

        • Mucho Macho

          That’s why i don’t shit on Liam Neeson.
          Think about it..of all the guys we mention..if wasn’t for Neeson..there is nobody that is doing what he is doing.
          Look..obviously if u read some of my comments i am a Sly & Arnold fan. But i have also written about the differences in genres & the need to have variety. I don’t mind say an Avengers..thats me..i can & do watch ’em.
          My problem is that just like Music..u should have options.
          i grew up watchin rugged men like Bronson, Marvin & Eastwood shoot thugs first & ask questions later.
          they were not big in size ala Arnold nor did they have skills like Bruce Lee ( a guy i also loved)
          But they were men.also..they were older.1 of the craziest action movies of the 80’$ is Death Wish 3 & Bronson was in his mid 60’$ i think. Eastwood as well was over the over 55 & still makin great manly action movies(love The Rookie btw..haha)
          Those Cannon Bronson movies captivated my sadistic young mind as a kid..haha
          I know not all Neeson’s movies have been great. I know Taken 3 compared to #1 is not as good. I personally enjoyed “Unknown” & “Non-Stop”
          But as i watched this past year “A walk among Tombstone” & “Run All Night” i was reminded how Neeson is the only 1 stucking his head out for a genre that is all but almost gone. Thats y i take my ass
          To the theater to support those type of movies whenever i can.
          btw..i loved “Run All Night” when u watch Harris & neeson go at it its the type of thing we dont get much
          nowadays. & i think “The Grey” is very underrated.
          so thats i support Neeson
          Marvel doesnt need say my pimping.
          But the only 1 we have today that does the type of movies of the men we mention is Neeson in the mainstream. Thats y i dont shit on him for doing what he has. I’m glad this generation or era at least has 1 steve mcqueen or marvinesque actor.
          but i do miss the eras gone by. As in there were better movies. In the 21 century hollywood got …too pussyfied

          • jim

            …and that’s Liam FUCKIN’ Neeson to you.We got here too late my friend.

          • Mucho Macho

            Lol
            feels like it sometimes.

  • Mucho Macho

    I need to watch this movie