KILL AND PRAY!
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 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 traveling 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.
Reviews"One film to prove that the Italian Western was not solely Sergio Leone's."
- Alex Cox
"This underrated spaghetti western is a true classic for fans of the genre. Arrow has lovingly put together a transfer that looks absolutely stunning."
- Horror Underground
"Arrow's new 2K restoration offers up an astonishing hi-def picture with the original Italian tracks and subtitles or the dubbed English version."
- Movieline Online
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
Remembering Requiescat – an all-new interview with star Lou Castel, recorded exclusively for this release
Archive interview with producer-director Carlo Lizzani
Italian 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