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A Pistol for Ringo & The Return of Ringo (1965) | The classic Ennio Morricone-scored spaghetti westerns get a 2k restoration

A Pistol for Ringo

From Arrow Video comes the newly-restored 2k release of director Duccio Tessari's original Ringo films on Blu-ray

A Pistol for Ringo

In A Pistol For Ringo, the eponymous hero, played by Giuliano Gemma, infiltrates a ranch of Mexican bandits to save a beautiful hostage. In The Return Of Ringo, the gunslinger, now a veteran of war disguises himself as a Mexican in order to take revenge on outlaws who have stolen his property and taken his wife.

The Return of Ringo

Hugely successful upon their original release, thanks in part to the skilled direction of Duccio Tessari (The Bloodstained Butterfly), the Ringo films proved influential on the Italian western, spawning numerous unofficial sequels, due to their gripping set-pieces and unforgettable musical scoring by Ennio Morricone, and also introduced another iconic hero to the spaghetti western genre; a clean-cut sharp shooter who was markedly different to Clint Eastwood's Man With No Name. SEE MORE BELOW...

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS • Brand new 2K restorations of both films from the original negative in High Definition Blu-ray, in the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio, plus original Italian and English soundtracks, and uncompressed mono 1.0 PCM audio • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack • Optional English subtitles for the English soundtrack • Audio commentaries by C Courtney Joyner and Henry Parke • They Called Him Ringo: archival featurette with star Giuliano Gemma • A Western Greek Tragedy: archival featurette with Lorella de Luca and camera operator Sergio D’Offizi • Trailers and gallery of original promotional images • Newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx • Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the films by Howard Hughes and an interview with Duccio Tessari