Comic-like Spaghetti Westerns


(loempiavreter) #1

Can anyone recommend me any SW with crazy/weird/out of place characters or weapons? Yeah I love the idea of an cossack, scotsman or an swedish mercenary in the west or characters (mercenaries) with names as Scalp Jack or Pedro the Cannibal and I just love the idea of an banjo rifle, organ cannon, multi barreld 2 sided gun, bookgun, gun in a coffin or anything bizarre.

The ones I know

“They call me Hallelujah”
“Return of Halleluja”
“Sabata”
“Return of Sabata”
“Adios Sabata”
“The fighting fists of Shangai Joe” (anything interesting for me in the sequel?)
“Black Killer”
“His name was Holy Ghost”
“If you meet Sartana pray for your death”
“I am Sartana your angel of death”
“Have a Good Funeral, My Friend… Sartana will pay”
“Light the fuse… Sartana is coming”
“The Mercenary”
“Compañeros”
“Django”

And the “I haven’t seen but I got the idea that they are bizarre” list (but need mroe confirm on those)
“Matalo”
“Return of Shanghai Joe”
“A bullet for Sandoval”
“Duck you sucker”
“The Specialist”

Any more recommendation that I will like?


(Reverend Danite) #2

[quote=“loempiavreter, post:1, topic:1175”]Can anyone recommend me any SW with crazy/weird/out of place characters or weapons?
…Any more recommendation that I will like?[/quote]
Well a blind gunman gotta be weird … so that’ll be Blindman then.
But still with Tony Anthony - wierd weopons, weird characters and well, overall weirdness (vikings??!!), Get Mean/Timebreaker takes the biscuit on that score.

Oh, and welcome by the way :slight_smile:


(alk0) #3

[quote=“loempiavreter, post:1, topic:1175”]And the “I haven’t seen but I got the idea that they are bizarre” list (but need mroe confirm on those)
“A bullet for Sandoval”
“Duck you sucker”
“The Specialist”[/quote]
Duck you sucker definitely doesn’t fit the description. Haven’t seen ‘bullet for Sandoval’ but wasn’t it supposed to be gritty not fun and weird? As for ‘specialists’ you have some strange elements there, but it’s quite different than the ones you mentioned above. It may fit your definition, but it depends how wide it is.
Welcome!


(scherpschutter) #4

Loempiavreter ha ha, welkom beste jongen!

Alk0 is right about Duck you Sucker and The Specialists : they’re unusual, but not really in the sense you described
John/Sean in Duck you Sucker uses dynamite, though

A Bullet for Sandoval is a more classical Spanish story about honour, dressed up as a spaghetti western
It doesn’t fit your description

For the English speaking crowd here:
This man Loempiavreter is Dutch and likes loempias (Chinese or Indonesian egg-rolls), and likes them very much, he doesn’t eat (eet) them, but gorges (vreet) them!

Smakelijk (vr)eten !


(Yodlaf Peterson) #5

[quote=“loempiavreter, post:1, topic:1175”]And the “I haven’t seen but I got the idea that they are bizarre” list (but need mroe confirm on those)
“Matalo”[/quote]
welcome loempiavreter

Matalo is one of the strangest westerns i have seen and definately worth a watch.

I’m tempted to watch it one time under the influence.

Another bizzare western is Blueberry (Renegade in the U.S.) directed by Jan Kounen and starring Vincent Cassell made in 2004, it’s not a spaghetti but it was filmed at Texas Hollywood which makes it warrant a viewing in my eyes.


(loempiavreter) #6

[quote=“Reverend Danite, post:2, topic:1175”]Well a blind gunman gotta be weird … so that’ll be Blindman then.
But still with Tony Anthony - wierd weopons, weird characters and well, overall weirdness (vikings??!!), Get Mean/Timebreaker takes the biscuit on that score.[/quote]

Oooh Get Mean sounds very interesting! Didn’t get much positive praise, but I’m pretty forgiving as I am used to the low standards of exploitation cinema.

That almost sounds as villains that would appear in a Jimmy Wang Yu flick. I also see that “Get Mean” is the last film in a trilogy? How are the others?
Blindman sounds interesting too, is it a bit like the Zatoichi’s in concept?

[quote=“scherpschutter, post:4, topic:1175”]Alk0 is right about Duck you Sucker and The Specialists : they’re unusual, but not really in the sense you described
John/Sean in Duck you Sucker uses dynamite, though

A Bullet for Sandoval is a more classical Spanish story about honour, dressed up as a spaghetti western
It doesn’t fit your description[/quote]

What interested me in “Duck You Sucker” is indeed the dynamite user, but I also saw handguns in screenshots (I think they where not supposed to excist yet).
As for “A Bullet for Sandoval” I just saw a picture of 4 guys in a bull arena, and I liked that setting.

[quote=“scherpschutter, post:4, topic:1175”]For the English speaking crowd here:
This man Loempiavreter is Dutch and likes loempias (Chinese or Indonesian egg-rolls), and likes them very much, he doesn’t eat (eet) them, but gorges (vreet) them![/quote]

Ik kon ook wel een Vlaam zijn of niet :wink: (maar dat ben ik niet).

[quote=“Yodlaf Peterson, post:5, topic:1175”]Matalo is one of the strangest westerns i have seen and definately worth a watch.

I’m tempted to watch it one time under the influence.

Another bizzare western is Blueberry (Renegade in the U.S.) directed by Jan Kounen and starring Vincent Cassell made in 2004, it’s not a spaghetti but it was filmed at Texas Hollywood which makes it warrant a viewing in my eyes.[/quote]

Thanks, I’m gonna track down Matalo. I already own Blueberry and I did like it, last part became to pyschedelic for me though.

@All who welcomed me
Thanks


(AceHigh) #7

You need to see Sergio Garrone’s “No Room to Die” for William Berger’s multi-barreled gun


(Stanton) #8

Generally said, most of the SWs from 1968 upwards could be interesting for you.


(scherpschutter) #9

Get Mean (trilogy) - the other two parts, The stranger and The stranger returns, are more straightforward spaghetti westerns, although a bit … ‘strange’:

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/A_Stranger_in_Town_Review_(Scherpschutter)

Blindman/Zato Ichi - yes, blindman is a sort of adaption of the Zato Ichi series (Zato Ichi = blind man Ichi)

Bullet for Sandoval - the part set in and around the bullring is the film’s highlight (The title of the movie should have been A BULL for Sandoval)

Vlaam - ik ben zelf half Vlaams, half Nederlands en voelde onmiddellijk aan dat je geen Vlaming was. Een Vlaming zou zich nooit ‘Loempiavreter’ noemen, dat is echt iets Nederlands. Zoiets iets moeilijk uit te leggen, maar als je lang genoeg met beide bevolkingsgroepen omgaat, krijg je er gevoel voor.


(alk0) #10

Get mean doesn’t belong to stranger trilogy. The third part is ‘silent stranger’ not ‘get mean’!

Generally handguns did exist at the time of the Mexican Revolution. Leone made a mistake choosing the type of gun Mallory uses but that’s a different story.

Translation, please :stuck_out_tongue:


(scherpschutter) #11

[quote=“alk0, post:10, topic:1175”]a) Get mean doesn’t belong to stranger trilogy. The third part is ‘silent stranger’ not ‘get mean’!

b) Translation, please :P[/quote]

a) right

b) Sono mezzo Fiammingo, mezzo Olandese io stesso. Un Fiammingo non direbbe mai ‘loempiavreter’, è typico Olandese. Non è facile spiegare, ma dopo lunghi anii fra i due naziolalità, si senta.


(Bad Lieutenant) #12

Les Dalton (2004, Philippe Haïm)
http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Dalton%2C_Les
French, so not a spaghetti western. Shot in Almeria though with spaghetti western references. Not surprisingly very comic like.
Released by A-Film in The Netherlands, including optional Dutch audio. Talking about comical hehe.


(Stanton) #13

Get Mean is sort of a 4th Stranger film.


(alk0) #14

It doesn’t feel like one. The protagonist is more of an irritating loudmuth i think :wink:


(scherpschutter) #15

I’m half-Flemish, half-Dutch myself and knew immediately that you weren’t Flemish. Somebody from Flanders would never call himself ‘loempiavreter’, it’s a typical Dutch thing. It’s hard to explain why, I have developed a special feeling for these things over the years


(Bill san Antonio) #16

One you should be interested is Death Walks in Laredo which has man with three barrelled gun, magician and kung fu fighter against a villain who thinks he’s Julius Caesar.

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Tre_pistole_contro_Cesare


(scherpschutter) #17

He must be joking, I am Julius Caesar


(Phil H) #18

Yes, and I’m Sparticus


(scherpschutter) #19

No, Tony Curtis is


(Phil H) #20

Or Kirk Douglas even