Nouveaux Pictures have announced the UK Region 2 DVD releases of two Sergio Leone related Italian westerns. Released on the 24th March with a retail price of £19.99 each are...
A Genius, Two Partners and a Dupe (aka Nobody's the Greatest, aka Genius) - Produced by the great Sergio Leone (A Fistful of Dollars, Once Upon a Time in the West), A Genius, Two Partners and a Dupe (aka Nobody's the Greatest, aka Genius) features70s comedy superstar Terence Hill (They Call Me Trinity) and the legendary Patrick McGoohan (The Prisoner, Danger Man).
In one of the last major productions of the 70s boom in Italian Westerns, Terence Hill plays freewheeling con-artist Joe thanks in this semi-sequel to the hugely succesful My Name is Nobody, up against crooked cavalry officer Major Cabot (McGoohan) who is planning an Indian massacre in order to line his own pockets.
Featuring a barnstorming performance from Patrick McGoohan, plus a bizarre cameo from Klaus Kinski, genius is directed by Damiano Damiani, who directed the classic Italian Western a Bullet for the General. Long-unseen in Britain, Genius is the missing link in Sergio Leone's career, now available for the first time on DVD.
Extra features include an extended biography of Patrick McGoohan, filmographies, and biographies. The film has been restored and is presented in anamorphic widescreen format.
My name is Nobody - One of the biggest hits in the career of the legendary Sergio Leone, My name is Nobody brings together two Western icons: the great Henry Fonda and 70s Italian superstar Terence Hill (They Call Me Trinity).
Fonda plays ageing gunslinger Jack Beauregard, and nobody is faster than Beauregard - until he meets a man called Nobody (Hill) who has been hired to kill him. However, Beauregard was Nobody's childhood hero, and the wily young gun starts planning a way that Jack can go down in the history books.
Directed by Leone's former Assistant Director Tonino Valerii, with Leone himself taking charge for certain sequences, My Name is Nobody takes an ironic and often comic look at many of the classic situations of the Italian Western. Featuring a witty score by Ennio Morricone and beautifully shot in America and Spain, My Name is Nobody is finally available in a sparkling widescreen version on 24 March 2003.
DVD extras include an interview with Terence Hill, original theatrical trailer, filmographies, biographies, and production notes.