Arriving this week con Special Edition Blu-ray is writer/director Pasquale Squitieri’s “The Climber”, starring Joe Dallesandro. This 1975 gangster flick, originally titled “L’ambizioso“ follows the rise and fall of small-time smuggler Aldo (Dallesandro). After getting beaten by the local gang boss for ripping him off, Aldo forms his own group of misfits in order to exact revenge.
If you love Italian cinema and love it even more when it’s filled with all types of violence, then “The Climber” is a title you might want to add to your collection.
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
- Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original negative
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
- Original Italian soundtrack in uncompressed PCM mono with optional newly-translated English subtitles
- Alternative English-language soundtrack with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
- Little Joe s Adventures in Europe, a brand-new interview with Joe Dallesandro on his numerous European film appearances during the 1970s and early 1980s
- Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon
- FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Roberto Curti, author of Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980
By: Marc Ferman