Blindman (Ferdinando Baldi, 1971)


(ION BRITTON) #61

Best Baldi film i’ve seen. Anthony is great and so is the mean/vengeful finale. 4/5 stars


(YourPallbearer) #62

Where did you hear that?


(Bluntwolf) #63

Rewatched this last night. It’s still not my cup of tea. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a well made and enjoyable movie but not really what I’m looking for…


(mwaf) #64

funny, I rewatched it last night too. I presented it two friends of me.
Blindman is allways the first SW I present friends, who aren’t real interested in westerns.

I like it very much, due to the presence of Tony Anthony
and - I have to admit :-\ - the incredible vielence scenes - they shocks me allways …


(Col. Douglas Mortimer) #65

Me too. Brilliant film, but a bit too wierd for me.


(Silence) #66

Great movie. 4/5


(Novecento) #67

A decent budget is about all I can say in praise of this.


(I...I...Idiot) #68

Great movie. Funny, although I too miss out on some of the Italian only one liners. He actually takes a wrong turn & find the beach. The abuse to the women is a bit excessive even by sw standards. The score ties it all together beautifully. Even Ringo Starr can’t ruin this highly enjoyable spaghetti.


(Dillinger) #69

I rewatched this one on friday with a friend who owns a beamer. That was nice!

Blindman is surely one of the best SWs IMO.

A big asskickin masterly made flick.


(I...I...Idiot) #70

Well fuckin’ said!


(Dillinger) #71

Fuckin’ thanks.


(korano) #72

“Don’t be so fucking vulgar!”-Tomas Milian


(Silence) #73

Maybe we sould move to the bad fuckin’ language thread now? :wink:


(I...I...Idiot) #74

SILENCE?! I’m telling your mother! :wink:


(Dillinger) #75

If only he quoted a classical line like korano did…


(Silence) #76

Not sure if she would care. :slight_smile:

EDIT: She wouldn’t ;).


(ENNIOO) #77

The song used in the trailer from Blindman:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EjO6lzvnIw

Someone may like.


(Stranger) #78

I liked this one a lot and would say it is probably in my top 20 at least. I find it odd that I liked this one so much as it is different from most of my other favourites (especially ones directed by Baldi…) but somehow it worked.
I guess though my liking of this film makes sense when put against my other films such as ‘chanbara’ films from Japan and the ‘Zatoichi’ series also from Japan (which isn’t quite ‘chanbara’ but does verge on ‘chanbara’ a lot of the time and is the origin of the “blindman” character, which was later played by Rutgar Hauer in ‘Blind Fury’ but that is another story).

There are things I don’t enjoy as much about the film such as the hunting, raping and killing of women in the desert, but I did think it served its purpose as it made it hard to pity Domingo at the end, even if you have to a bit. I think Agneta Eckemyr should have been featured more also. But those are small complaints.

I’m giving it a 4 as there are only a few films I’d give top marks to. :wink:

That is the version I have. The picture is better than I thought it would be. The mixing is slightly off (but only slightly) with the dialogue being just a touch too quite compared to the other sounds, but it isn’t anything major.

The film does seem to be more or less complete.


(Silence) #79

My favorite Baldi of the ones I’ve seen. The others easily get too melodramic.


(ENNIOO) #80

Would have liked another film with the Blindman character in.