I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death / Sono Sartana, il vostro becchino (Giuliano Carnimeo, 1969)


(JonathanCorbett) #61

For me too this is the weakest of the four Garko’s Sartana: no pre-opening credits scene (in the other 3 movies these are very good sequences…) and unnecessary accumulation of characters and situations with a not very convincing final trick; besides, Sartana hasn’t his ring on! :smiley:

Despite the appearances, I think the hands belong to a male illusionist. :wink:


(Neville Bartos) #62

Th Main Title Sequence is totally the Best. I’ve come home a few times after a few too many and put the main titles on and wow it’s ace & then put the last half hour of the GBU on…


(sartana1968) #63

yes the opening it’s really explosive


(sartana1968) #64

[quote=“JonathanCorbett, post:61, topic:241”]For me too this is the weakest of the four Garko’s Sartana: no pre-opening credits scene (in the other 3 movies these are very good sequences…) and useless accumulation of characters and situations with a not very convincing final trick; besides, Sartana hasn’t his ring on! :smiley:

Despite the appearances, I think the hands belong to a male illusionist. ;)[/quote]
yes, i see this again and it looks more like male hands


(cochino) #65

You need to see the arm breaking torture scene in Bianco Apache/White Apache/Apache Kid then.

Anyway, I’ve just watched it and I enjoyed it although it’s the one I liked the least from the 3 Garko Sartanas I’ve seen (I have yet to see Light The Fuse…). I was certainly expecting more Cameron Mitchell after that great scene of him reading the paper, doing an evil laugh and getting serious right away. I liked that Kinski had more screentime than in the first one, but didn’t like the way he went out of the movie at all. I was expecting something more spectacular.


(Yodlaf Peterson) #66

Is this the first DVD releases of this?


(Bill san Antonio) #67

Haha! Got to love that artwork!


(scherpschutter) #68

150 €, good price too


(Bad Lieutenant) #69

@ Yodlaf, it’s also part of the Sartana Saga dvd by Video Asia.


(ENNIOO) #70

Yes, forgot about that set.


(Col. Douglas Mortimer) #71

[quote=“Yodlaf Peterson, post:66, topic:241”]Is this the first DVD releases of this?

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I’m not sure if its the first but judging from the cover art, it was released by fucking idiots.


(tomas) #72

haha


(Yodlaf Peterson) #73

[quote=“Bill san Antonio, post:67, topic:241”]Haha! Got to love that artwork![/quote]Clueless ;D

What’s on it though is what counts I suppose.


(Asa) #74

A more straightforward piece than its (superior) predecessor, I am Sartana, Your Angel of Death manages to be more lighthearted too despite containing many of those tropes beloved of even the grittiest of Spags (heroic body count? Check. Supernatural ability with firearms from virtually everyone in the movie? Check. Implacable, übercool antihero? UNDERLINED CHECK, IN CAPITALS. Double crosses that require a ready reckoner just to keep up with them? Check. Klaus Kinski, looking dapper? Check) whilst not only retaining but enhancing those touches more particular to the Sartana films; The absolutely cracking first half-hour or so felt like an episode of the old '60’s Batman series that had “gone Wild West” for some reason and gotten out of hand along the way (all of which is meant as a compliment, btw). Maybe got a touch TOO light for my personal tastes during a slightly bloated third quarter that seemed overblown with card tricks and fruit machines, and the main soundtrack refrain which ran through the entire movie sounded WAY too close to the opening couple of bars of Santa Claus is Coming to Town for me not to find it distracting, but these are minor gripes and the movie finished well. Mr. Garko really is a terrific leading man. The Sartana movies are definitely not in that “higher tier” if you like of true, boundary-smashing class but I’d recommend them as entry-level Spags in a heartbeat to a brand-new enthusiast eager to see what fun they can expect to glean from the genre.


(Stork Vulture) #75

My favorite Sartana.

I liked it because there’s a plot afoot that doesn’t feature Sartana being a psychic, invincible, know-it-all superhero just toying around with gold or land because he has nothing better to do.

Instead the plot happens independent of Sartana, and forces him into it. There’s even a moment when investigating the origins of the smoke bombs where Sartana is caught unawares and shot at. Sure, he Sartanas his way out of it and ends up victorious, but Sartana doing things rather than just setting up things and watching with a satisfied half-smirk or whatever it is he usually does made the film work for me.


(Reza) #76

I liked it ,too

was not very bad…


(Menschenjaeger) #77

Oops…replied to the wrong thread before…

Liked this one - it had a real Saturday morning atmosphere. We went from a devilish hero in …Pray… to a straight up comic-book Sartana in …Angel… - kind of a jarring change, but they set it up nicely right off the bat with that toyetic credit sequence (which I totally dug).

The whole series was good, which is an odd thing to say - how many movie series are all at least “good?” Not a huge fan of Hamilton’s turn in the driver’s seat, but I have to admit it was still very enjoyable. Glad I found the Sartana flicks, and thanks to you all on this forum for it!


(Sundance) #78

You meant to post the ending question to the Have a Good Funeral, My Friend… Sartana Will Pay thread? I saw your earlier message and thought to myself that it would fit into that thread because the movie supposedly is missing something from the end in the versions I have seen (And I don’t know if there is a complete version available though perhaps the quite new Italian DVD might be?). I just can’t remember what exactly… I was told about it by someone like 8-9 years ago maybe and I didn’t write it down at the moment for some reason. :stuck_out_tongue:


(Menschenjaeger) #79

Correct! But looking up the Italian version…it does seem to have the same runtime. I suspect maybe we missed only a few seconds of Sartana and Abigail riding towards opposite ends of the horizon. I can’t see yet another double cross, shootout and resolution happening without several more minutes added to the time -the only scenario I can imagine would be if Abigail paid the killers in the beginning, but that means she either has to start monologuing about her brilliant plan while drawing a gun on Sartana, or he telling her what he’s figured out. Either way, a good 3-4 minutes.


(Phil H) #80

Re-watched this one today as part of a re-visit of the Sartana franchise during this year’s Spagvemberfest and was pleased to see I still enjoyed it as much as before. I know I’m probably in a minority but I still prefer this second outing of Sartana to the first one. All the twists and turns of the Sartana style whodunnit which you expect from these films but this time with a terrifically catchy theme tune to start it off; something the first film sadly lacks. Nice roles too for Kinski and Wolf.