Okay, I was finally able to see this one. Quite good.
From the earliest moments, wherein the doomed Jimmy jovially says to an anonymous character, “guess you heard about them killin’ my father,” I knew I was in for something different. An obviously incredibly low budget production has been livened up by a number of original ideas and moments. The female main villain and her whip. Two avengers (the Hero, Santana, aka Django, aka Sartana and Jessica). A duel with whips. Prominent black character. Etc, etc.
The only thing I didn’t like about it was the idiot stuttering villain who obviously was meant to be a funny, “Ugly” character in the Tuco mold but was a total failure. Other than that, a quite enjoyable film. Really loved the scene where the whip-cracking female villain whips off the Heroine’s clothes. Awesome.
About the actors. Tony Kendall as the Hero (in the version I watched, he was referred to as Sartana) is no one’s idea of a great actor but he makes a serviceable lead, active and determined. Marina Malfatti is beautiful and pretty engaging as the Heroine, Jessica. Mimmo Palmara is great as the not-too-subtly named Frank Demon (at least, in the version I watched). He does strike a faintly demonic chord at times. Rai Saunders is good as stable boy Thomas, who helps out in the vengeance stakes. I didn’t catch the female villain’s name, so she’s either played by Monica Miguel, Mirella Palmich or Lidia Biondi. Whoever she is, she’s great as a woman who clearly enjoys her villainy.
Anyway, a fun, entertaining, cheap SW. Hopefully, someday, we’ll see a better-looking copy of this surface. Both versions I’m aware of are horribly cropped and we’re definitely missing some vital picture information. Here’s hoping!