Release date1968 WriterRoberto Natale, Steve Reeves, Gordon D. Shirreffs (novel) ScreenplaySteve Reeves, Roberto Natale CastSteve Reeves (Mike Sturges), Wayde Preston (Marlin Mayner), Guido Lollobrigida (Sheriff), Mimmo Palmara (Max Freeman), Silvana Venturelli (Ruth Harper), Nello Pazzafini (Shorty) Similar moviesGuido Lollobrigida appears in A Long Ride from Hell and Brothers Blue
TaglineThey turned a man into a wild beast thirsting for revenge!
A Long Ride from Hell, in the original Italian known as Vivo per la tua morte (literally "I Live For Your Death!"), is a 1968 film directed by Camillo Bazzoni. It was based on the novel Judas Gun by Gordon D. Shirreffs. The film was bodybuilder Steve Reeves' final film prior to his retirement. Reeves, who turned down the lead of A Fistful of Dollars financed and co-wrote the film himself upon seeing the successful box office returns of the Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns at the time. The film did poorly and Reeves retired from filmmaking that year.
Reeves portrays cowboy Mike Sturges, who, along with his younger brother, Roy, are sentenced to Yuma Territorial Prison on a trumped-up train robbery charge. Both endure cruel treatment before Mike escapes to exact revenge on their enemies.
Steve Reeves - Mike Sturges
Wayde Preston - Marlin Mayner
Guido Lollobrigida - Deputy Sheriff Harry
Domenico Palmara - Sheriff Max Freeman
Silvana Venturelli - Ruth Harper
Giovanni Pazzafini - Bill Savage
Ivan Scratuglia - Roy Sturges
Rosalba Neri - Encarnacion
Spartaco Conversi - Bobcat Bates
Franco Balducci - Mason
Bruno Corazzari - Shorty
Franco Fantasia - Castleman
Aldo Sambrell - Mexican bounty hunter
Silvan Bacci - Felicias
Mario Maranzana - Naco bartender
Emma Baron Cerlesi - Mrs. Sturges
Enzo Fiermonte, Sergio De Vecchi, Aldo Berti, Remo de Angelis, Rafael Albaicin, Tito Garcia, Simon Arriaga
Wild East originally released this in a limited edition R0 NTSC DVD in 2008. In 2011 Code Red, after settling a distribution rights dispute with Wild East, re-released the film with Wild East's special features, an interview with Mimmo Palmara and a feature with Steve Reeves. Both are out-of-print.