Blu-ray, DVD Release: A Fistful of Dynamite a.k.a. Duck, You Sucker

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 6, 2018
Price: DVD $14.98, Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Kino Lorber

Sergio Leone’s (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) out-there 1971 Western A Fistful of Dynamite a.k.a. Duck, You Sucker starring Rod Steiger (Doctor Zhivago), James Coburn (The Great Escape) and Romolo Valli (Boccaccio ’70) receives the special edition treatment in March courtesy of Kino Lorber.

Steiger is Juan Miranda, a cigar-chomping, salt-of-the-earth peasant with a Robin Hood heart; James Coburn is John Mallory, a dynamite-tossing Irish revolutionary who has fled to Mexico to practice his skills. Together, they prove to be a volatile mix of anti-establishment philosophies and violent tendencies as they attempt to do right for the political prisoners and their compatriots against a steaming Mexican backdrop.

The film features a rousing score by Leone’s go-to composer, the great Ennio Morricone (Once Upon a Time in America, Navajo Joe).

Kino Lorber has loaded up the release with a host of features, which include the following:

  • Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox
  • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Sir Christopher Frayling
  • Featurette: The Myth of the Revolution
  • Featurette: Sergio Donati Remembers
  • Featurette: Once Upon a Time in Italy (The Autry Exhibition)
  • Featurette: Sorting Out the Versions
  • Featurette: Restoration Italian Style
  • Featurette: Location Comparisons
  • “Trailers From Hell” with Brian Trenchard-Smith
  • 2 Animated Image Galleries
  • 5 Radio Spots
  • Trailers for all 5 Sergio Leone Westerns
  • 5.1 Surround & 2.0 Audio
  • Reversible Art
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
Buy or Rent A Fistful of Dynamite a.k.a. Duck, You Sucker

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.