Decided to give this one a shot tonight. Well, it’s definitely one of Fidani’s best efforts if not the best one. Yes, the sets look incredibly cheap and the movie has that derelict, ugly look that typifies this kind of productions, but at the same time, it’s incredibly entertaining most of the time.
Even if One Damned Day at Dawn was shot also by Joe d’Amato, this flick here has a slightly more impressive camerawork, I’m not exactly sure why, but the photography here does have a tad more polished feel to it. With regard to the direction, I found practically all of it enjoyable: regardless of whether action occurring on the screen is staged in an asinine fashion or not, it all remains remarkably gratifying in an endearing way. The slow-mo flashback featuring Kinski as well as one shootout were shot quite well, other than that most of the content leans towards ludicrousness.
Nevertheless, the thing that really brings the film to life is the fairly swift storytelling which ensures that the flick progresses at a very steady pace, so there aren’t any superfluous recesses that could potentially infuse the pic with tedium. Needless to say, Kinski is amazing here and whenever he appears in front of camera, he oozes with charisma and is one of film’s indispensable assets, Gordon Mitchell is pretty good too though. I like Gori’s score, I even like the title song even if the singer sounds like someone is shoving a large stick up his ass while he’s singing.
Overall, if you’re looking for an entertaining cheapo, it’s really hard to go wrong with this one. Probably my favorite Fidani’s effort so far. 5/10