“Man, Pride and Vengeance” is a Django movie in the sense that it’s a Spaghetti Western starring Franco Nero. But, it’s not quite a Western. There are gypsies and an overwhelming Euro sensibility even for a Nero movie. Plus, the bastard romance angle seems to be played way too heavy for a Django knockoff. The flow of the movie is nutty, but it’s charming.
Klaus Kinski plays the scorned husband of Django’s lover, so the two team up to steal stuff and prove their worth to this awful woman. She’s a gypsy that has her way with men, but the men don’t seem to mind that much. They all seem to be looking for an excuse to shoot each other and wreck up the place. Vittorio Storaro shot the movie and his style shows throughout the picture.
The Blu-Ray comes with commentary, interviews, trailers and poster/still gallery as the special features. The A/V Quality continues Blue Underground’s odd relationship with their Italian releases. The DTS-HD 1.0 mono master track is impeccable. However, the transfer is noisy at odd times and then goes back to looking amazing in 1080p. It’s schizo at its best, but still far better than anything I’ve ever seen for this film.
Release Date: 05/26/15