Three points out of five... The actors/characters are quite fabulous, yet the film doesn't really fulfill its potential. It's totally original and likeable effort, but takes a long time to get going and never achieves the dynamism of, say, the final reel of THE HILLS RUN RED. Potentially great scenes like the weird saloon duel between Requiescant and Ferguson's blonde henchman seem drawn out and devoid of suspense. Nevertheless I like the slightly unreal atmosphere and characterisation, there's an air of childlike innocence that mixes surprisingly well with the power to the people stuff.
Is the rumour of Pier Paolo Pasolini directing parts of REQUIESCANT uncredited just one of Tom Weisser's (author of SPAGHETTI WESTERNS) attempts to make an obscure SW seem more interesting? Lou Castel was asked about this in Kochmedia's recent BULLET FOR THE GENERAL DVD documentary (a slightly embarrassing moment in the middle of a very good interview) and he didn't remember anything like that.