A Long Ride from Hell

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 is based on the novel Judas Gun by Gordon D. Shirreffs.[1] The film was bodybuilder Steve Reeves' final film prior to his retirement. Reeves, who turned down the lead of A Fistful of Dollars[2] 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.

A Long Ride from Hell
Directed byCamillo Bazzoni as Alex Burks
Produced byManolo Bolognini
Written byRoberto Natale
Steve Reeves
Gordon D. Shirreffs(novel)
StarringSteve Reeves
Music byCarlo Savina
CinematographyEnzo Barboni
Edited byRoberto Perpignani
Distributed byTitanus Distribuzione
Release date
Running time
95 min.


Reeves portrays cowboy Mike Sturges, who, along with his younger brother, Roy, is 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.



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.


  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-24. Retrieved 2011-05-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. http://www.drkrm.com/reeves2.html

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