Compañeros / Vamos a matar, compañeros (Sergio Corbucci, 1970)


(chameleon) #201

Agreed! Great work you guys, the site just gets better and better. ;D


(I love you M.E. Kay) #202

Very cool, great work indeed! I think I’ll have to re-watch the film, some elements I didn’t take into consideration it seems.


(tomas) #203

great work scherp and dicfish, but - Otherwise I have very little to quibble: camerawork, locations, direction, score … they’re all top notch, some action scenes (especially towards the end) brilliant
actually, i would quibble about some things, although Companeros is in my TOP 20, i think it is Corbucci’s very quibble western


(scherpschutter) #204

[quote=“tomas, post:203, topic:68”]great work scherp and dicfish, but - Otherwise I have very little to quibble: camerawork, locations, direction, score … they’re all top notch, some action scenes (especially towards the end) brilliant
actually, i would quibble about some things, although Companeros is in my TOP 20, i think it is Corbucci’s very quibble western[/quote]

I don’t like the word to quibble, too popular, more something for a Potter movie (wasn’t there a quibbler in one these movies,) so I changed the text a little.


(tomas) #205

it certainly has something to do with Potter, but i have no idea what exactly (one day i’ll do that Potter marathon and i will know - every Potter fan will kneel in front of my Potter wisdom)
but i think it was good word, because if there are some errors in Companeros, they are really just quibbles


(Mickey13) #206

Great work, guys! :slight_smile:


(dicfish) #207

“The Quibbler” is a magazine released by Luna Lovegoods father I think.

I like both Zapatas by Corbucci, but I think that Companeros has more problems with its pacing than the Mercenary


(Yodlaf Peterson) #208

[quote=“dicfish, post:207, topic:68”]I like both Zapatas by Corbucci[/quote]Same here, I can’t decide which one I like the most, so I hold them in equal esteem.


(Sanchez) #209

I seem to be in the minority on this one as far as it’s comparison to The Mercenary. I think this film is superior to Mercenary in almost every way. It’s got my favorite Nero role, Palance’s villain is awesomely insane, and Milian is a total bad-ass in this one. It’s one of THE best SWs in my opinion, I think it finds a better balance between over-the-top, chaotic action and a serious and, at times, moody message film than the Mercenary ended up having. I like to think of this one as a “turn-your-brain-off-and-enjoy” kind of movie, explosive action, super cool, semi-psychedelic Morricone score and brilliant and cartoonish (in a good way) characters. Also some really pretty shots of the Spanish countryside. Blue Underground’s release is fantastic. 5 stars!


(Bill san Antonio) #210

I agree with your every word, Sanchez.


(scherpschutter) #211

For me too close to call.
I have a slight preference for Mercenary, but I don’t know really why.
Probably more habit than ratio.
At a certain point in you life you decise that this film is better than that film, and it takes a lot to change your opinion.


(ENNIOO) #212

Do not mind both films but other Corbucci westerns are more to my preference.


(Berger King) #213

This is my all-time fave, so of course I prefer it to THE MERCENARY. I watched them both on the Big screen a few months ago when the Egyptian Theatre hosted the Spaghetti Western series of films. And it re-enforced my belief that COMPANEROS is just a more enjoyable film, but I must admit THE MERCENARY has a fantastic final duel.


(Reza) #214

The movie was nice but the soundtrack was great…


(carlos) #215

I had not seen Companeros since the AB box came out and had always considered a lightweight Mercenary. Well, it’s a lot of fun and better than I remembered.

American oil barons, Rosenbloom flanked by Vicente Roca and Victor Israel

Gino Pernice (casino croupier), Giovanni Petti (border officer), Antonio Padilla (Mongo bandit)

Joaquin Parra (patrol Lieutenant), Jose Luis Lizalde (cantina barman), Jose Marco (Ft. Yuma corporal)


(Novecento) #216

So 6 years on, is this a clever double-entendre based around “Basque” and “hat”? Or is it definitely one or the other?


(carlos) #217

Wouldn’t surprise me as Corbucci and Co are pretty clever :slight_smile:


(The Man With a Name) #218

The database says that Blue Underground’s Companeros is region all. I have the triple feature but I can only play it on my DVD player. The xbox doesn’t recognise it.


(scherpschutter) #219

As far as I know, it’s region 1. I considered to buy it years ago and asked René of Ciné City to check whether the DVD was region 0 or 1, he checked and told me it was 1. I then opted for the german DVD (which is mediocre) because I didn’t have a region free player


(The Man With a Name) #220

I just hacked my DVD player. It’s easy to find codes. I hacked three DVD players. The only reason I didn’t hack my xbox was because I didn’t want to get banned from online gaming.