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The Complete Sartana - 5 Disc Set [Blu-ray]

 

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 (1970)

 

Clint Eastwood's Man with No Name spawned imitations, 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 humour.

Titles

 


 

If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death (1968)
Crooked bankers plan an insurance swindle and hire a Mexican gang to steal the bank's gold but they also pay Lasky's gang to kill the Mexicans.

I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death (1969)
Sartana is falsely accused of robbing a bank, and must find the real robbers and clear his name.

Have a Good Funeral, My Friend... Sartana Will Pay (1970)
After witnessing a brutal massacre, the legendary hero Sartana is ready to do some investigating. Almost everyone in the tiny town of Indian Creek seems eager to buy up the property left behind by the murder victims, and one of them could well be behind the killings. The sheriff himself is not above suspicion, so Sartana must uncover the culprit all on his own.

Excerpt from IMDB located HERE


Light the Fuse... Sartana Is Coming (1970)
Wily roving gunslinger Sartana arrives in a small town and tries to find a hidden fortune of half a million dollars in gold and two million dollars in counterfeit money. Naturally, a bunch of other treacherous folks who include conniving widow Senora Manassas, shrewd fellow gunslinger Grand Full, and the vicious and unhinged General Monk are also looking to get their greedy hands on said fortune.

Sartana's Here... Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin (1970)
Sartana, bounty hunter and gunfighter, witnesses the robbery of a shipment of gold. He finds his way into town where he meets with a lot of suspicious stares from the locals. He also meets with Samuel Spencer, who seems to own the company in this company town. The gold shipments are being stolen, so Spencer agrees to hire Sartana to protect the next gold shipment. Numerous dull-witted villains make attempts on Sartana's life, but he survives. Eventually, Sartana's nemesis Sabbath (he of the white coat and parasol) rides into town. With a showdown inevitable, Sartana and Sabbath square off to settle the score.

Excerpt from IMDB located HERE

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Theatrical Releases: 1968 - 1970

 

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The Complete Sartana (5-disc) - Region FREE - Blu-ray

 

If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death (1968) I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death (1969)

1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

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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 (1970)

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Video Bitrate: 37.93 Mbps

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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

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Also Released, by Arrow, on Blu-ray, on June 25th, 2017

 

Distribution Arrow - Region FREE - Blu-ray
Time: Respectively - 1:35:52.121, 1:43:19.193, 1:33:02.743, 1:39:45.479 and 1:32:01.515
Bitrate: If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death
Bitrate: I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death

Bitrate: Have a Good Funeral, My Friend... Sartana Will Pay
Bitrate: Light the Fuse... Sartana Is Coming
Bitrate: Sartana's Here... Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin
Audio

DTS-HD Master Audio Italian 1095 kbps 1.0 / 48 kHz / 1095 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 1.0 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 24-bit)
DTS-HD Master Audio English 1045 kbps 1.0 / 48 kHz / 1045 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 1.0 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 24-bit)

Commentaries:

Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps

Subtitles English, None
Features

Release Information:
Studio: Arrow

Edition Details:

  •  Audio commentary on If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death by filmmaker Mike Siegel
     Audio commentaries on I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death and Have a Good Funeral My Friend... Sartana Will Pay by Spaghetti Western experts C. Courtney Joyner and Henry Parke
     Gianfranco Parolini on If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death, a brand-new interview with the writer-director (22:45)

  • Visual Essay on If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death and on the major actors and supporting players in the official Sartana films, by Jonathan Bygraves (16:43)
     Sal Borgese on I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death (24:18) and Light the Fuse... Sartana Is Coming (22:01), two brand-new interviews with the actor
     Ernesto Gastaldi on I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death and Light the Fuse... Sartana Is Coming (20:29), two brand-new interviews with the writer (19:10)
     Roberto Dell Acqua on Have a Good Funeral My Friend... Sartana Will Pay, a brand-new interview with the actor (22:41)
     Sartana Lives, an archive featurette on Light the Fuse... Sartana Is Coming featuring interviews with actor Gianni Garko and director Giuliano Carnimeo (24:14)
     Sartana Shoots First, a brand-new interview with George Hilton on Sartana's Here... Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin (20:12)
     Erika Blanc on Sartana's Here... Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin, a brand-new interview with the actor (29:21)
     Tony Askin on Sartana's Here... Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin, a brand-new interview with the actor (15:16)
     Galleries of original promotional images from the Mike Siegal Archive for all five films
     Limited edition packaging with reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
     Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the films by Roberto Curti and more!


Blu-ray Release Date: June 25th - July 3rd, 2018

Custom Box with 5 Transparent Keep cases
Chapters: 12 (for each) 

 

 

Comments:

Arrow's Blu-ray package of The Complete Sartana is quite a handful - to say the least. It has 5 of the series' films on their own dual-layered Blu-ray discs with max'ed out bitrates. I only saw some noticeable frame damage in the first "Pray For Your Death". Otherwise the visuals are reasonably clean without undue speckles on the remaining 4 films. There can be some inconsistency - but looks more like the production with some darker scenes looking saturated. Generally though the image quality - with rich colors and keen detail in close-ups will be greatly appreciated by fans of these stylistic 'pasta westerns'.

The Arrow Blu-rays all have audio transfers in DTS-HD Master 1.0 channel mono in both Italian and English DUBs. The resulting sounds are predictably flat with typical western effects (horses, guns) exporting some hollow depth. The film have a variety of score composers; on I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death by Vasili Kojucharov (as Vasco) and Elsio Mancuso (Burial Ground), On Sartana's Here... Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin by Piero Piccioni (Two Mules For Alex, Fox With a Velvet Tail, Three Brothers, The 10th Victim, Adua and Her Friends, Hands Over the City, L'assassino, The Moment of Truth)  on Light the Fuse... Sartana Is Coming and Have a Good Funeral, My Friend... Sartana Will Pay by Bruno Nicolai (The Colors of the Dark, The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key, Face to Face, The Perverse Countess, Torso, Ten Little Indians, Pasolini's Hawks and the Sparrows) The score on Sartana's Here... Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin is by Francesco De Masi (The Murder Clinic, Private Vices, Public Virtues, The Hanging Woman, The New York Ripper) Generally the audio had predictably modest quality - very akin to the productions. It was fairly consistent for all five films and the original Italian tracks sounding a shade richer and deeper than the English DUBs. There are optional English subtitles available on the Region FREE Blu-ray disc.  

There is plenty of supplemental material with audio commentaries on If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death by filmmaker Mike Siegel and on I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death and Have a Good Funeral My Friend... Sartana Will Pay by Spaghetti Western experts C. Courtney Joyner and Henry Parke. There is discussion of the James Bond link and plenty on the stars and actors as well as the impressive camerawork. Fans will appreciate the analysis. There are plenty of interviews - writer-director Gianfranco Parolini for 23-minutes on If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death, actor Sal Borgese on I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death and Light the Fuse... Sartana Is Coming (running over 20-minutes each.) There are also two interviews with writer Ernesto Gastaldi and an archival featurette on actor Gianni Garko and director Giuliano Carnimeo plus another new one entitled Sartana Shoots First with George Hilton on Sartana's Here... Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin plus separate interviews with Erika Blanc, Roberto Dell Acqua and Tony Askin. I also appreciated the visual essay on If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death and on the major actors and supporting players in the official Sartana films, by Jonathan Bygraves running over 1/4 hour. Each disc has galleries of original promotional images from the 'Mike Siegal Archive' for all five films and the package has limited edition packaging with reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin and an illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the films by Roberto Curti.

I really enjoyed these - they thrust me into a 'Spaghetti western' mode and there is a appealing continuity in the stories - all have poker, some repeat characters etc. Sartana is an iconic western protagonist and this package has amazing value for fans of this genre. Not totally similar to Django and fairly unique in its own right. Arrow's Blu-ray renderings are the best we will likely ever get and the extensive extras and commentaries add significant value. It overflows with desirability and we give it a very strong recommendation.    

Gary W. Tooze


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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

Sartana's Here... Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin


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If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death (1968)

 

 

 

Frame-Specific Damage

 


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 (1970)

 

 


 

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Also Released, by Arrow, on Blu-ray, on June 25th, 2017

 

Distribution Arrow - Region FREE - Blu-ray




 

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