MVD Entertainment Group: "The Complete Sartana" [Limited Edition 5-disc Blu-ray]


Clint Eastwood's Man with No Name spawned imitations, variations and shameless rip-offs keen to emulate his success at the box office. Within months of A Fistful of Dollars' release, Giuliano Gemma was playing Ringo, who was then followed by Franco Nero's Django, Tony Anthony's The Stranger and Gianni Garko's Sartana - each providing their own twist on the Eastwood antihero, and each of them then subject to their own spate of unofficial sequels, spoofs and cash-ins. Sartana tapped into more than just his Spaghetti Western predecessors - a mysterious figure, he has a spectral quality, aided by his Count Dracula-alike cloak which also nods towards comic strip figure Mandrake the Magician, with whom he shares he shares a penchant for card tricks. He takes pride in his appearance unlike the Eastwood's dusty wanderer or Nero's mud-caked drifter. And there's a dose of James Bond too in his fondness for gadgetry and the droll sense of humor. Unsurprisingly, this unique figure in the genre was treated to four official follow-ups. The Complete Sartana collects all five films, presented here in brand-new restorations: If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death, I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death, Have a Good Funeral My Friend... Sartana Will Pay, Light the Fuse... Sartana Is Coming, and Sartana's Here... Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin, in which George Hilton replaced Garko in the lead role.

Actors: Gianni Garko, George Hilton, William Berger, Klaus Kinski

The SARTANA series:

-If You Meet Sartana... Pray For Your Death (1968)
-I Am Sartana, Your Angel Of Death (1969)
-Have A Good Funeral My Friend... Sartana Will Pay (1970)
-Light The Fuse... Sartana Is Coming (1970)
-Sartana's Here... Trade Your Pistol For A Coffin (1972)

Really find these films oddly entertaining!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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