MGM to release Navajo Joe DVD

Written by Joe D on May 7th, 2008


I just got word from the great Spaghetti Western Database that MGM is finally releasing Sergio Corbucci’s masterpiece Navajo Joe. This is an early vehicle for Burt Reynolds, he plays the title character , an Indian who doesn’t take any guff from anybody. He also does all his own stunts and is very impressive in that department. Also the score by Morricone is incredible, featuring the vocal talents of Alessandro Alessandroni’s amazing choir, I Cantori Moderni, and Gianna Spagnulo’s wild, earthy solos in particular. Also of note is Alessandroni’s incredible baritone electric guitar playing. Parts of this score were used to great effect in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, for example when Uma kills Bill with the 5 point palm exploding heart technique and Bill staggers off to die. Here it is courtesy of YouTube:

But back to Navajo Joe, it has an incredible ending, you’ll have to check it out for yourself, kind of abstract but incredibly moving. Here’s the trailer.

2 Comments so far ↓

  1. May

    This is great news! MGM’s also releasing two older, remarkable titles in this batch of westerns on the same day — Andre De Toth’s DAY OF THE OUTLAW and Anthony Mann’s MAN OF THE WEST.

  2. May
    Joe D

    I’ve always wanted to see Day Of The Outlaw. DeToth was a great director. Thanks for the heads up.

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