‘Revolver’ on Blu-ray May 16!

Revolver Blu-rayAfter directing his triptych of political (and acclaimed) spaghetti westerns (The Big GundownFace to Face; and Run, Man, Run), Sergio Sollima directed two crime thrillers in the poliziotteschi genre – the name given to the violent and action-packed Italian crime thrillers that had become exceedingly popular amongst Italian audiences. Sollima was a perfect fit for this style of filmmaking, and the two films he directed in the genre are both essential viewing. Presented here is the second, Revolver, starring Oliver Reed and Fabio Testi. “Makes Death Wish look like wishful thinking!” was the immortal tagline that accompanied the film upon its US release (also retitled Blood in the Streets), but Revolver—as is to be expected from Sollima—is a much more complex film. Sollima was a highly political director and his films were often allegorical, implicitly opposed to the corruption endemic in Italian society at the time. With music by the late maestro, Ennio Morricone (including one of his most beloved compositions, Un Amico), Eureka Classics is proud to present Revolver from a new 4K restoration for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK! Revolver is released in the UK on Blu-ray May 16, 2022!

Hard-hitting thriller with Oliver Reed in one of his best action performances!


Revolver Blu-ray


Kidnappers have snatched the wife of Milan’s top prison warden (Reed) and demand the release of an inmate (Testi) as ransom. But when the warden allows his prisoner to escape, the two become trapped in a deadly conspiracy that reaches from the halls of government to the bullet-riddled city streets. Can an obsessed lawman and an escaped convict survive the forces of corruption as well as each other, or does the ultimate law of society belong to the revolver?



  • Limited Edition O-Card slipcase (2000 copies only)
  • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a 4K restoration
  • English and Italian audio options
  • Optional English Subtitles, newly translated for this release
  • Brand new audio commentary by author / critic Kim Newman
  • Brand new interview with film scholar Stephen Thrower, author of Nightmare USA
  • Archival interview with actor Fabio Testi
  • Original Trailers and Radio Adverts
  • PLUS: A Limited-Edition Collector’s Booklet (2000 copies only) featuring two new essays by author Howard Hughes; one covering the background to the making of Revolver, and an extensive piece on Ennio Morricone’s “Eurocrime” soundtracks

*All extras subject to change




Label: Eureka Entertainment


REVOLVER (Eureka Classics) Special Edition Blu-ray


1973 | 109 min. | 1.85:1 OAR | ITALY / FRANCE / GERMANY | CRIME / ACTION / THRILLER |

Certificate 15 | Director SERGIO SOLLIMA | Language ENGLISH | COLOUR | 16 MAY 2022

Blu-ray Cat. No. EKA70459 | Blu-ray Barcode 5060000704594 | Blu-ray RRP £21.99

Revolver is released on

Blu-ray in the UK May 18, 2022!



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Revolver Blu-ray


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Gerard Iribe is a writer/reviewer for Why So Blu?. He has also reviewed for other sites like DVD Talk, Project-Blu, and CHUD, but Why So Blu? is where the heart is. You can follow his incoherency on Twitter: @giribe

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