Leone Films, Rome


(jan) #1

Thanks to Sebastian, Bill san Antonio, Lude, Reverend Danite and everyone who helped me with my search for 2 movie titles. I took the suggestion to try YouTube and learned a lot indeed! Now I have the following questions:

  1. I am definitely interested in buying Johnny Hamlet. I saw it again on YouTube, this movie lists Leone films, Rome under “made by”. Searching the net I could only find out that this was Andrea Leone. Does anybody know if Sergio Leone had anything to do with the making of this movie? Andrea is also the name of his son.
  2. Since I was very impressed with Lou Castel in a Bullet for the General, whio can tell me if he was equally good in his other 2 S.W.movies, Matalo & Pray and Kill??
  3. does anybody know about the Pistoleros with Antony Ghidra and Angelo Infanti, is it any good?
  4. Anything new about the Big Gundown being available on DVD english language?
    Thanks so much to all members for any help, kindest regards,
    Jan

(Sebastian) #2
  1. what? http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Johnny_Hamlet
  2. i liked them all, but i think only pray and kill showcases more of his acting capability
  3. ask scherp: http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Pistoleros_review
  4. english language meaning audio or subtitles? the excellent Koch disc(s) have english subtitles: http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Resa_dei_conti%2C_La/DVD for audio, only a bootleg will do…

(Romaine Fielding) #3

[/quote][quote=“jan, post:1, topic:1143”]Thanks to Sebastian, Bill san Antonio, Lude, Reverend Danite and everyone who helped me with my search for 2 movie titles. I took the suggestion to try YouTube and learned a lot indeed! Now I have the following questions:

  1. I am definitely interested in buying Johnny Hamlet. I saw it again on YouTube, this movie lists Leone films, Rome under “made by”. Searching the net I could only find out that this was Andrea Leone. Does anybody know if Sergio Leone had anything to do with the making of this movie? Andrea is also the name of his son.
  2. Since I was very impressed with Lou Castel in a Bullet for the General, whio can tell me if he was equally good in his other 2 S.W.movies, Matalo & Pray and Kill??
  3. does anybody know about the Pistoleros with Antony Ghidra and Angelo Infanti, is it any good?
  4. Anything new about the Big Gundown being available on DVD english language?
    Thanks so much to all members for any help, kindest regards,
    Jan[/quote]

Jan,
Regarding a couple of your queries:

I really like Pistoleros. Ghidra is excellent. It also has a nice score. The director, Alfio Caltabiano, plays a terrific villian.

A DVD-R version with an English audio of The Big Gundown is available at this site: http://xploitedcinema.com/catalog/gundown-franco-cleef-reconstruction-dvdr-p-5250.html
In this particular version, the scenes that were never released in an English speaking country remain in Italian with English subtitles. The quality of the print is very good and most of the scenes do have Englsih audio.

Matalo! and Kill And Pray are both strange films but in different ways. It all comes down to personal preference but I really did not like Matalo! too much. Kill And Pray is directed by Carlo Lizzani and is something of a quasi-political film. The famous Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini has a part in this film as something of a warrior-priest. Castel’s character is nothing like the one he plays in Bullet For The General. Whereas in Bullet he is a cynical fellow, in this he is almost an innocent. Kill And Pray is a quirky, but very interesting, film. And very entertaining to me.


(Chris_Casey) #4

Jan,

The company, Leone Films, had nothing to do with Sergio or his family.
And it had nothing to do with anyone named Andrea. The company was started by a man named Alfredo Leone (who also produced the Western, VENGEANCE, with Richard Harrison).
This information comes, partially, from the director of JOHNNY HAMLET himself, Enzo G. Castellari.

Ciao!