Looking for a Fidani to watch, and got stuck on this.
First thing I must say is that to fully appreciate the film, you need to watch the Spanish language version, with English audio the film looses more than half of its fun, mostly cause of Sancho alone, his lines in Spanish are great if you understand it of course (one of the few advantages of beeing Portuguese is that we understand a lot of languages, and try hard on the others lol), the thing is that he doesn’t talk like a Mexican bandit, but like a Iberian gipsy or “lello” as we say here, wich is a funny thing to us cause there’s a lot of jokes with that way of speaking, his lines on the scene were he’s eating the watermelon are great, so the film does lost a bit in translation if you don’t understand Spanish.
Other thing that struck me was that I already had seen it without knowing when I start watching this time around, I rented it a long time ago in the a video club (I really know how to pick them), the scene that sparked my memory was when Sabata/Baldasarre shot the fly in his bath.
So I kind of like it, if you think of it like a comedy it was fun, not too much violent, and Sancho steals the all show, Baldassare looks great as the villain (even if not a very good one), and I like Harrison in SW, way better than in his ninja flicks.
The score is great and helps the viewing, so fun, not pretentious, some very cool lines, puts it somewhere in my alternative alternative top 20.