I was surprised to not find a thread on this one … so here goes. (I’ve done a search - sorry if I’m wrong on this.)
Another ‘goodie’ in the Reverend’s book from the El Puro director Mulargia/Muller. Much has been said, and speculated, about Mulargia’s ‘patchy’ and inconsistent direction of spaghettis (on the El Puro thread) - but although this does not have the downright grittiness and “genius” of El Puro (imo), it is a highly enjoyable romp (and quite nasty at times - a bloke gets shot at point blank range in the gonads :P).
This minor gem is set, betwixt the Rassimov’s (real brother and sister pairing - as Django and Mary’s) ranch, the bandito’s lair, and a moody little bordertown - all of which have been moodily deposited in a highly cliched spaghetti west.
With the release of a Franco Cleef version of the film, this is probably a lot more widely seen now - and I’d be interested in others viewpoints, observations and opinions.
Here are my own quick observations transferred (lazily) from the ‘last western you watched’ thread.
This is "100% set in Spaghettiland!
Revenge for a murdered father … great Spanish guitar twangs, wonky organ and trumpets … a great sidekick … Joe Pesce as a coffin maker … a Django who does gun-twirls and can shoot from behind his back … the best fake cactus growing out of a street in a moody little town … a wandering comedy drunkard who hangs his coat on non-existand coathooks, and plays cards against himself with the cards the wrong way around, and argues with himself … great lines - “You’re a liar and a vegetarian, and I want nothing to do with you!” … a baddy with a great shirt … and a howling wolf loop (about 13 mins. in).
What more could you want!
Oh? … a great story … oh well you can’t have everything!
4 outa 5."
Anybody else …?