[quote=“Stanton, post:3, topic:3049”]The word “masterpiece” sounds pretty odd in the context of Romero’s westerns.
I probably haven’t seen Antes llega la muerte, but I’m sure I have watched El sabor de la venganza, and I can’t remember anything special in this film, apart from competent directing.[/quote]
‘Masterpiece’ : Relatively speaking of course. No Dollar quality, but his movies are the best pre-Leone movies I’ve seen so far, and I’ve seen quite a lot in the meantime.
Antes llega la muerte is definitely the better movie of this pre-Leone couple, and I think it’s my favourite Spanish western along with Requiem para el Gringo, but the letter is more an interesting film, out of the ordinary. Antes llega la Muerte might be a bit too melodramatic to some, but if you can accept that, it’s the better movie of the two.