Blindman (Ferdinando Baldi, 1971)


(sartana1968) #141

that version i want to buy, great cover, how is the audio?? the same like koch media? :-\


(Salty Jim) #142

Just watched Blindman and I have to say that, although I liked it quite a lot at the beginning, I changed my opinion during the women chasing scene! Except of the outrageous amount of violence towards women, it’s combination with the music played in that scene is perverse! There are many violent scenes in Blindman, but that one crossed my personal spaghetti western taste.

On the other hand, I enjoyed the references to Zatoichi and Japanese samurai cinema. One of those moments is the… arrival of the bride in the burring-wedding scene.

So, 3 stars from me.

P.S. The nude scenes fit well and give the film a somehow unusual, but spicier taste…


(Marvin W. Bronson) #143

I’ve always enjoyed this one. Great spaghetti oater. Too bad we never got a sequel…

And I really dig Ringo. I was surprised to discover he could play a Mexican bandit pretty darned good!


(Marvin W. Bronson) #144

Just thought I’d add that my favorite scene is the lettuce eating with the snake. For some reason, I really like that. Go figure.


(Reza) #145

A nice movie,really…
one of the best SW forever :slight_smile:


(the_ugly) #146

Have to agree with you, I was pretty repulsed by some of this film, and the way women are treated as nothing more than sex objects/commodities. Its one thing when a single woman is treated this way in isolation, as is usual in Spaghetti westerns i suppose, but when its 50 women all on screen at the same time its pretty intense and distasteful. I can only wonder what the heck Ringo was doing starring in this at the height of his fame ! Imagine all his women fans watching this ???


(Salty Jim) #147

Blindman is quite unbalanced in my opinion! We have Ringo Starr and so really hippie-styled clothes and talks (like when the main character says to a bunch of gunslingers: “Peace brothers. We don’t have to hate each other.”, but only before gunning them down) and extreme violence and especially towards women. ???
I don’t like it.


(Marvin W. Bronson) #148

Wow! I’ve never read such disdain for the film before. Mileage varies, though, so it’s all good. BLINDMAN is one of my all-time favorite spaghetti oaters. I love it.


(Salty Jim) #149

Hehe! I have a quote ready from the film I watched yesterday.

Harry Callahan: “Opinions are like assholes! Everybody has one!” :wink:

Eastwood in “The Dead Pool”.


(Marvin W. Bronson) #150

“It says you’re shit out of luck.”

POW!

Always liked that scene in the restaurant…


(sartana1) #151

Except of the outrageous amount of violence towards women, it’s combination with the music played in that scene is perverse! There are many violent scenes in Blindman, but that one crossed my personal spaghetti western taste.<

If violence and violence toward women bother you this is probably not the best genre to watch :wink: I think only Giallo has more.


(the_ugly) #152

I asked a vendor about it, he said it was a budget release so unlikely to be good quality. Although it could be a dodgy rip of the Koch DVD.

I was going to get that one but held out and just found the Koch release on Amazon.de for 20 euros so got that instead :smiley:


(Salty Jim) #153

[quote=“sartana1, post:151, topic:203”]>Except of the outrageous amount of violence towards women, it’s combination with the music played in that scene is perverse! There are many violent scenes in Blindman, but that one crossed my personal spaghetti western taste.<

If violence and violence toward women bother you this is probably not the best genre to watch ;)[/quote]

I disagree! Showing realistically the violence and wilderness of this historical era and not following the strict Hollywood rules is one thing and in my opinion the element that makes spaghetties so different. I don’t bother watching violent films and I have to say that it’s one of the reasons that I like Italian westerns. They are violent and that’s what I want from a western (I’m not so much interested in the singing American cowboys). But on the other hand, taking it to such extremes without actually the need in the plot indicates for me just lack of taste. Especially the music and the close-ups on the women and their last desperate fight. It’s like saying: Here guys! Did you want violence? Did you wait during all this time to see those awesome dolls to be raped? Here you have it! Enjoy!

I’m not watching spaghetti westerns because I wait to see women slaughtered! Do you?


(Reza) #154

[quote=“Salty Jim, post:153, topic:203”]I disagree! Showing realistically the violence and wilderness of this historical era and not following the strict Hollywood rules is one thing and in my opinion the element that makes spaghetties so different. I don’t bother watching violent films and I have to say that it’s one of the reasons that I like Italian westerns. They are violent and that’s what I want from a western (I’m not so much interested in the singing American cowboys). But on the other hand, taking it to such extremes without actually the need in the plot indicates for me just lack of taste. Especially the music and the close-ups on the women and their last desperate fight. It’s like saying: Here guys! Did you want violence? Did you wait during all this time to see those awesome dolls to be raped? Here you have it! Enjoy!

I’m not watching spaghetti westerns because I wait to see women slaughtered! Do you?[/quote]

Your idea is right my friend
but you’re looking with another window!

the director’s window is really different with us…
i dont know where are u from…but in a lot of countries these things is usual…

and now you just take a look in daily movies…how much do u see eroti* scenes at them?
how many Trashy porns has built until today?do u accept them?

that sinema is really different with this sinema …the SW are like a flower in front of them my friend…

have fun…


(titoli) #155

After all this talk, I’ve got to see this movie :slight_smile:


(Asa) #156

Yup, I’ve never gotten around to it but I think I’ll give it a look later on today.


(Marvin W. Bronson) #157

You two definitely need to give it a day in court. Be interesting to hear your judgment upon it.


(sartana1) #158

Point taken Salty Jim. I its safe to say think some SWs have more of an exploitation component than others though and Blindman is one of those.


(Bible Joe) #159

Well, Baldi is one of the most sadistic directors out there. ;D
I will never forget the first time I saw TEXAS, ADDIO, when I hadn’t seen many spaghettis, yet. This was simply no comparison with even the slaughter of the family in ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST or the beating of Tuco in THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY. Baldi enjoys showing exploitation for its own sake. If you don’t like that, well…
But after all, it is still a movie. :wink:


(Bill san Antonio) #160

Nothing compared to Fulci.