[quote=“Romaine Fielding, post:49, topic:346”]Yeah, but how do you REALLY feel?
I’ve never made it past the first five minutes of this one. [/quote]
Odd, as it is the film’s opening sequence that is the best part of the movie.
Very Mario Bava esq. (with the strange lighting).
BTW are we still talking about RETURN OF SABATA?
The soundtrack is used badly in the film but it’s actually very good (I have the soundtrack on LP).
The scene where Sabata uses the palm gun (not sure of the correct name), during a shootout on the street, easily tops any other action sequences in the original (except maybe Banjo’s “big reveal” which is eerily similar to the gunfight in question).
The climatic shootout at Mclintock’s ranch is great as well. I really like the big fake out scene at the end!
The rest of the film has a lot of problems.
It has really bad pacing and the story is a little incoherent at times but the film makes up for it with its high energy (a Parolini trademark) and Van Cleef’s funny/hammy performance.
I remember disliking it a great deal upon initial viewing but it’s one of those films that grow on you with rewatchings.
Anyway, it’s miles ahead of the stale ADIOS SABATA which, as most on here already know, isn’t really a Sabata movie.
P.S. Annabella Incontrera never looked better than in ROS.
That’s my take anyway.
I know my opinion of the movie isn’t a popular one.