[quote=“scherpschutter, post:3, topic:1052”]I’m particularly fond of Angel of death/The gravedigger
What I liked, was this town Poker Falls as a sort of 19th century Las Vegas[/quote]
That town is one of the reasons I really don’t like the second Sartana film as much as the rest of the series. In fact, I almost HATE this movie!
In the original version of the film there is a transition sequence as Sartana goes to Poker Falls that actually shows MODERN DAY NEON SIGNS FROM LAS VEGAS!!! Utterly ridiculous! And it yanked me right out of the film (up to that point it had been a great movie). Franco Cleef, when he was doing his version of this film decided wisely to remove this transition sequence because it offended his sensibilities,as well.
The other things I dislike about this movie include the stupid reworking of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” as Klaus Kinski’s musical motif. It totally makes his character out-and-out silly—and ruins the scenes he is in.
And I don’t like the dumb character names, either; such as: Hot Dead (what the hell is that supposed to mean??) and Buddy Ben (sounds like a kid’s TV show host!!).
I am glad the other films in the series steered away from this sort of silliness, otherwise I wouldn’t call myself a Sartana fan (which I am!).
And before anyone starts saying anything about how there are other elements in the Sartana films that aren’t “period authentic” besides those neon signs—that is true…HOWEVER…those other elements are presented in a non-jarring way and are made to appear feesible within the context of the film.
For example, Alfie in LIGHT THE FUSE… is considered by some to be a robot! But, he is actually a clockwork figure which there were plenty of in those days. Sure they made him look more robotic and modern…but, he isn’t as blatantly modern as neon signs!
Enough of my ranting…
These kidney stones are really making me mean!!