Being a sort of newbie (though I’ve seen a lot in the short time that I’ve been watching) to Spaghettis, the other day was the first time that I saw Death Rides A Horse and have to say that I was pretty impressed with it.
I think this was mostly due to two things.
First, Lee Van Cleef. Yes, there were some real groaners that he was in (some that I’ve seen, some that I’ve heard about) but the man was legend.
And two, the duststorm running gun battle near the end. This was nicely done, doing its job of making me think about what I would do if I were caught up in it.
The tin acting of John Phillip Law kinda works for the character of Bill but makes me wonder what would have happened if Bill had been played by someone with a bit more experience under his belt.
All in all, I like Death Rides A Horse very much.