Eureka Entertainment will release Richard Fleischer‘s explosively violent gangster saga, THE DON IS DEAD, on Blu-ray as part of the Eureka Classics range from 18 January 2021.
The films stars Anthony Quinn, Robert Forster and Frederic Forrest, alongside Al Lettieri (The Getaway), Joe Santos (The Friends of Eddie Coyle), Abe Vigoda (The Godfather), Vic Tayback (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore), Victor Argo (Taxi Driver), and Sid Haig (House of 1000 Corpses).
After his Vegas crime family don father dies, Frank Regalbuto (Forster) now places his loyalties with Don Angelo DiMorra (Quinn), but a rival family wants to trigger a gang war and destroy the DiMorra clan. They make Frank think that his girlfriend Ruby (Angel Tomkins) is locked in an affair with Don Angelo, hoping Frank will take revenge. Enlisting the Fargo brothers hit men, Tony (Forrest) and Vince (Lettieri) — who have some nasty sibling rivalry issues of their own — Frank is determined to rise to the top and wreak vengeance, no matter the body count that results.
1080p presentation on Blu-ray
Uncompressed LPCM audio (original mono presentation)
Optional English SDH subtitles
Brand new feature length audio commentary by author Scott Harrison
PLUS: A collector’s booklet featuring an extensive essay on the crime films of director Richard Fleischer by film writer and journalist Barry Forshaw