page contents

Review: Requiescant (Arrow Video)

Requiescant
Requiescant
4 stars

Starring: Lucio Battistrada, Andrew Baxter

Directed: Carlo Lizzani

Release Date: November 17, 2015

Run Time: 106 Minutes

Format: Blu-Ray Color: Color

Audio: English / Italian Subtitles: English

Distributor: Arrow Video

Synopsis

Directed by Carlo Lizzani (Wake Up and Kill, The Hills Run Red) and with a superb soundtrack by Riz Ortolani (Day of Anger, Cannibal Holocaust), Requiescant – Latin for ‘Rest in Peace’ – ranks among the finest Spaghetti Westerns. Alex Cox named it the “one film to prove that the Italian Western was not solely Sergio Leone’s”.

Lou Castel (Fists in the Pocket, A Bullet for General) plays a young man who was raised to be a pacifist by a travelling preacher after Confederates massacred his family. But when his step-sister runs away, the pursuit reveals a natural talent as a sharp-shooter as well as a bloody and unexpected confrontation with his past.

Joining Castel are an impressive array of performers, including Mark Damon (Black Sabbath, The Fall of the House of Usher) as the sadistic aristocratic villain, Franco Citti (Accattone, The Godfather) as his henchman, and the great Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini (Salò) in a rare acting role as a revolutionary priest. – Arrow Video

Audio/Video

Audio

Audio Language: English
Dubbed: Italian
Subtitles: English

The Sound Quality is pretty good for an old film for both Italian and English dub. No distortion, dialogue is clear and deep on the English Version which the film was recorded in.

Rating: 4.5 stars

 

Picture Quality

Disc Format: Blu-Ray

The picture Quality is top-notch shaft detail and colors pop with good look blacks. But at times the quality will degrades on a scene or two during horse back riding near the end also and out of focus face shot but over all the film is 5 star good-looking the majority of the time.

Rating: 4.5 stars

Note: Equipment used to watch the film can be found below

Theatrical release Date: March 1o, 1967 (Italy)
Disc release Date: November 17, 2015 (USA)
Extras

 

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Optional English and Italian soundtracks in uncompressed PCM mono audio
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • An all-new interview with Lou Castel, recorded exclusively for this release
  • Archive interview with director Carlo Lizzani
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
  • Illustrated collector’s booklet containing new writing on the film by Pasquale Iannone

 

My Thoughts

Requiescant is an Italian spaghetti western that opens up in a brutal massacre of the Mexican people. Not the film doesn’t get much more brutal but the action was good. Now the film is t filled with action but a few shoot outs in between the start and end were we get if shoot outs.

The story was fun and I enjoyed it a lot. A kid who was the only survived saved by God-loving folk and raise him that way. Until He gets his hand on a gun To kill a bad guy and speaks sorry a few times with a prayer to end it. The movie of course is a revenge story but the main lead doesn’t know that he u till an hour in when it all comes back to him.

Overall the film was a good watch. Good action and a good story that I feel slows down a tad before the end. The story also has some holes but I would say if you like spaghetti westerns pick this up. It was a good time.

With that said I give this film a 4 out of 5 stars. Good watch, kept me interested and hating the bad guy throughout. Check the trailer, pick it up and of course if you’re an Arrow Video film collector you should have it by now.

 

 

Rating – 5 Star System

Film:

PQ:

Sound:

4 stars

4.5 stars

4.5 stars

Trailer

 

Buy Film

Blu-Ray
Prices are posted at time of review and most likely before release.
Prices will or could have changed after this review.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

This Film was Played on the listed Equipment below

Click Here To Drop Down the List of Equipment

 

My Setup

About Masked Avenger

CEO/Webmaster of soreelflix.com. The Name Is James and I love Film ranging from Silent 20's to highly CGI Blockbusters of today. Westerns, Horror, world film, basically anything that peaks my interest I own it But Asian Films are what I Prize the most and Half of My collection Consists of Asian Films. Thanks to the Film 5 Deadly Venoms

I Hail From The US, Maryland Is where The Ninja Studies and views the Scrolls of Film That Shine on his 46" Screen. I own a sword, I can do a thousand upside down situps, and I randomly disappear in smoke when I'm not writing movie news and or reviews.

Releated News

Post a Comment

%d bloggers like this: