|Cover of the new release.
A new, restored edition of one of Ringo’s early stints as an actor is due for release in USA. It’s the 1971 spaghetti western “Blindman”, where Ringo portrays the bandit “Candy”. The movie is due for release on Blu-ray, DVD and digital streaming from Abkco, Allen Klein’s old company. It has been restored in high definition from an original 35mm negative.
Ringo wrote a song based on this movie, also titled “Blindman”. The song was produced by Klaus Voormann and released as the B-side to “Back Off Boogaloo” in 1972.
Releases for the home movie market are not international, they are released on a country by country basis. “Blindman” has already been released on DVD years ago in various other countries: Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Spain. So the only new thing about this release, is that it is due out in USA and that it has been restored. The USA version will have region code 1 on the DVD.
Release date in USA is 4 November. Note: There is some sex and violence in this movie. The release is preceded by midnight theatrical screenings at IFC Center in New York City on October 7 and 8, and a double feature with Alejandro Jodorowsky’s “El Topo” at the Castro Theater in San Francisco on October 21. And that’s another Apple connection. “El Topo” is also owned by Abkco.
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