Final specs & release dates for new Koch Media Spaghetti Western DVDs

It's been quite a while since I last reported on the long-awaited return of the highly acclaimed Spaghetti Western releases by German company Koch Media which in the past have always proven popular with international fans. And rightly so, since perhaps with the exception of Blue Underground, you won't find another company on this planet so dedicated to the careful restoration and release of these Italian classics.

Well, after a long hiatus, some production delays and other complications, they're finally arriving on October 19th in the form of a completely new series with unified DVD covers. The first batch consists of four titles - one (labelled #0) is a fairly recent German documentary on the subject, the others are Damiano Damiani's QUIÉN SABE?, Tinto Brass' YANKEE, and Sergio Martino's ARIZONA SI SCATENÒ... E LI FECE FUORI TUTTI. As I'm told, with the exception of the documentary, all DVDs will include English subtitles and/or audio tracks. I'm fairly sure you will be able to import these discs sooner or later through stores like Xploited Cinema.

DVD covers and more details after the jump.

#0 - DENN SIE KENNEN KEIN ERBARMEN ('Because they know no mercy')

- A 2006 documentary directed by Hans-Jürgen Panitz, Peter Dollinger, 88 minutes
- Featuring appearances of Alberto Grimaldi, Sergio Sollima, Pierre Brice, Ferdinando Baldi, Franco Nero, Tomas Milian and others
- Original soundtrack by Yullwlin Mak included on extra audio CD
- Audio: German


#1 - TÖTE AMIGO (QUIÉN SABE? / A BULLET FOR THE GENERAL)

- Utilizes the remastered version (which I strongly assume is based on Blue Underground's previously released DVD), comes with exclusive bonus features: Interview with director Damiano Damiani, interview with actor Lou Castel, 3 original trailers, photo gallery with rare promotional material
- Audio: German, Italian, English
- Subtitles: German, English

#2 - YANKEE

- First release of Tinto Brass's YANKEE in Germany
- Digitally remastered, comes with exclusive bonus features: Interview with actor Philippe Leroy, original trailer, photo gallery with rare promotional material
- Audio: German, Italian, English
- Subtitles: German


#3 - DER TOD SAGT AMEN (ARIZONA SI SCATENÒ... E LI FECE FUORI TUTTI / ARIZONA COLT RETURNS)

- First worldwide release of the film, which has been digitally restored and is completely uncut
- Exclusive bonus features: Interview with director Sergio Martino, interview with actor Dan van Husen, original trailer
- Audio: German, Italian
- Subtitles: German, English

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