A review of this early Balcázar western starring Bobby Woods is now up:
Four Dollars of Revenge / Four Dollars for Vengeance / Cuatro dólares de venganza (Jaime Jesús Balcázar, 1966)
Available on Blue Ray now but as I do not have a player, thought I would view the fandub of the French widescreen dvd instead. Woods looks different with a beard here, and looks super thin when he sports his over large poncho. Would be ideal for my bed as pretty cold at the moment at nights in Manchester. Woods is the innocent man framed for stealing some dollars, and takes till the end of the film till he sorts things out. Was starting to think at one point things would not get sorted. Over melodramatic when Woods is accused of the crime and when he is not accused of the crime. The colonel in charge of Woods is super off hand, and sort of made me smile. Film kept me watching though, mainly due to Woods as like him in westerns. [font=times new roman][/font]
What the hell do you want with a skinny Robert Woods in your bed?
Bob and Ennioo snuggled up like spoons. Not a picture I needed to have in my mind at this time of the morning.
Besides, doesn’t that beard and nightcap keep you warm enough, Ennioo?
Always seem to be cold these days, maybe a longer beard may help .
“4 Dollars of revenge” is the second film one on the Mill Creek blue ray double bill where the other film is “The last gun”
The transfer is a lot better than that of the first film which was not bad by any means. The film runs approximately 87 min and is in widescreen format.
The film is more civil war drama than a western IMO. Robert Woods plays an army captain just returned from the civil war. Shortly after his return home his is wrongly condemned to lifetime in prison for having stolen a load of gold and having deliberately caused the death of the men in his regiment.
He escapes prison and then the hunt for the people who framed him begins.
A decent film, but not one of Wood’s best.
Already a thread for this one:
Cheers Phil .
I watched this via the Mill Creek Blu-Ray and enjoyed it. It started slow but picked up its pace as it went along. I guess it’s a COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Western, like THE REVENGE OF RINGO - one of my favourite SWs. The action sequences were nicely-handled. All in all, it was a fun film with some original elements (eg, the swordfight at the end of the movie).
I bought the Televista DVD thinking that it would be high quality for the price. I haven’t watched the film yet but I was certainly disappointed when I tested the quality. It’s fullscreen and quite grainy.
Didn’t expect much from this but better than expected… gets better when Woods is out of the cavalry uniform, easy to figure out who betrayed him… the nice looking print on the bluray helps a lot, gun shots sound great, main theme was really nice as well.
I thought it was a good film and it did have some original ideas. I think it needed a better score though. My rating: 3/5