Sep 17, 2011

Upcoming Spy DVDs: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (1966)

Upcoming Spy DVDs: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (1966)

The ever-alert Johann on the Eurospy Forum sounds the alarm that Wild East (primarily a Spaghetti Western distributor) has another Eurospy movie on among its upcoming releases: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, a very silly spoof that turns up as the second half of a Giuliano Gemma double feature with the Spaghetti Western Alive or Preferably Dead called Spies, Fast Guns, and the Spaghetti West. Gemma is better known for his Spaghetti Westerns. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a very silly Italian spy spoof. Your enjoyment of it will depend on your tolerance for that uniquely Italian brand of silliness, but it's very Sixties and fun to look at throughout, at least, so genre aficionados will likely find something to enjoy. Of course so few Eurospy movies get official releases that most fans (like me) will jump at anything. Especially when it promises a 16x9 anamorphic widescreen transfer! According to Wild East, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang will be available in English for the first time ever on this release. (Officially, anyway.) Spies, Fast Guns and the Spaghetti West will also feature the films' theatrical trailers and will be available on November 8, 2011, retailing for just $19.95 through the Wild East website. Unfortunately (and this is a big unfortunately), this whole alert comes a bit too late, because according to the website, the limited edition is already sold out. My fingers are crossed that a few copies might still become available through other retailers...

UPDATE: The "sold out" message was a glitch on Wild East's website. This release is not sold out, and is available to pre-order!


johan077 said...

Just heard from Eric at WE:"I've been trying to get Ally to fix that. It's not that it's sold out - it's just not on sale yet. The site is still going through growing pains."
So good news, it will be available to order soon!

Tanner said...

Thanks for the update, Johan. Excellent news!