Blue Underground offers another Italian genre film winner with their disc of The Big Racket
. The image transfer is gorgeous, offering a vivid and color-rich image in the anamorphic, letterboxed format. The sonic portion of the disc uses an English-language dub that sounds crisp and uses the film's guitar-heavy rock score nicely. Having the choice of the original Italian track would have been nice, but the English mono dub sounds fine. The extras are sparser than usual for a Blue Underground production, but they're both worthwhile; an original theatrical trailer shows off the film's gritty style and action to great effect and a commentary track with director Enzo Castellari is also included. Like the commentary on Blue Underground's Street Law
disc, the commentary effectively divides its time between anecdotes on the film at hand and interesting stories about Castellari's career in general. All in all, this is a fine disc for the Eurocult crowd and a must-have for anyone interested in the Italian crime genre.