Cjamango (Edoardo Mulargia, 1967)

Haha! I know how you feel. Before I finished my collection I made sure I never spent more than $30-40 on any OOP release, which I only broke for FFoT and DoA. I wouldn’t say it is worth it, but I grabbed it when it was in print.

I guess it’s payback for being so smitten with all the good deals I’ve gotten so far. For example, when I started off I got 15 brand new Wild East discs, including OOP ones for only £8 each.

If you add up the price of all the Wild East discs you have purchased and average that price out its not all that bad then :smiley:

That’s one way of looking at it, I guess. I still have a few more to go. I’m hoping I get more good deals. Buying some off Rod soon. Can’t wait to finally get those on my shelf!

I like to take the total worth of all my releases and see how valuable my collection is, that is really satisfying :yum:

Gave this one a watch last week and it holds up pretty well, unlike the WE dvd, which looked ok back in the day on an analog TV, but not so good with a digital TV. I like Rassimov (still think he runs funny though :slight_smile: ). As in a couple of other Musolini productions there is a Bill Jackson credited but I’m not finding him acting in this one, so not sure who this refers to this time (maybe he just likes the name :slight_smile: ). I did find Amerigo Castrighella, Michele Branca and Enrico Chiappafreddo as henchmen.

So many decent bad guys in this one…is it a dream. No of course not, but having just viewed this one for the first time I was pleasantly surprised. Film does not pretend to be something it is not, it just gets on with being an entertaining Spaghetti. The star in this one I do like, he has a presence. Had the Wild East disc for a while, but never viewed it, then purchased the Koch disc. And retaining the cash theme from this film I sold my Wild East disc, which covered the costs of the both discs :grin:

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Quite enjoyed this one. I think Rassimov was pretty good in the lead too. I’ll add the Koch DVD to my shopping list.

I’ve had a Mulargia run lately and this was my latest watch and I must day that I was pleasently surprised. I like the odd choice of music, kind of original for an SW of this period. The Cjamango character sure is knock-off character but I think he does a convincing job. I give this and W! Django the same rating; 3/5.

I watched Cjamango for the first time this evening and it met my rather cautious expectations well. The simpliness of the story, with some similar elements as in A Fistful Of Dollars, puts the focus on other details and the execution. Overall this succeeds fairly well with a good Django/Man with no name-reminding antihero played by Ivan Rassimov. The plot is free from comedy which usually is a plus for me. The locations are acceptable and typical for many westerns shot in Italy with the Cinecitta Mexican type pueblo, but not as many nice locations out in the country-side as in most SWs shot in Spain.

Minuses are the boy scenes with its sentimental music and maybe some of the other music by the productive Felice Di Stefano but on the other hand some of his music here is with a typical good SW flavour. His music was more consistently enjoyable in Ramon The Mexican (except for a comedy theme).

The film looks good with a nice mood and the OK acting, but this SW maybe feels a bit thin without enough “flesh” or depth for being rated over 6/10 at least not yet by me. The little twist in the end reminds me in one respect of A Stranger In Town/The Stranger Returns (7/10 and 8/10 respectively).
As usual I will watch it again soon probably within weeks.

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