Macho Killers / El macho (Marcello Andrei, 1977)

Another twilight spaghetti and one of Thomas Weisser’s top 20 spaghettis and yet there is no psots about it.So here it is. Lets talk.

Another interesting “twilight” spaghetti with strange lead actor and George Hilton as a wonderful villain but it’s average at best and a real b-film compared to films like Keoma, Mannaja etc.

Weisser’s top20? What else has he there? Finders Killers, Man called Amen? haha!

Well, even though you were joking, I’ll see if I can remeber. Wanted Johnny Texas, Red Blood, Yellow Gold etc.

He probably never even saw the flick.

I don’t believe a word of what Weisser writes. ???

I’ve mentioned it before but it was a while ago so here it is for the benefit of who hasn’t seen it.

also feel free to join the forum, it’s a good one :slight_smile:

[quote=“Yodlaf Peterson, post:6, topic:1259”]I’ve mentioned it before but it was a while ago so here it is for the benefit of who hasn’t seen it.

also feel free to join the forum, it’s a good one :slight_smile:[/quote]

Probably the best contributions I made to that board ;D

Does this film have any releases? How violent is it?

This one isn’t too bad, but it’s not too great either. Interesting for being a rather late spaghetti, being from 77. Some parts seem cool while others aren’t, much like the soundtrack. A few familar faces and places.

It isn’t extra-violent by any means… I’d say it’s standard… gun fights, minor torture scenes, etc.

That’s about all that I can say!

Average for me which just passes the time.

I watched this one a few days ago it from my old Greek VHS which I bought quite recently. The running time was about 101 min if I remember correctly. It’s surely not on par with the other more well-known twillight spaghettis, but it’s still enjoyable. I found the plot interesting and original enough for a spaghetti, there were some competent fist-fight scenes from Monzon, Hilton was convincing and the finale was actually pretty good and had the greatest part of an otherwise decent soundtrack. I’d give this 3/5 stars.

Yeah me too, strange use of slow motion in this one and just a strange movie overall. Nice to see Carlos Monzón in another movie… thought he was good in The Last Round.

And I agree with you :wink: …he is not bad in The Last Round.

I don’t think he was particularly bad on this one either. I’ve seen far worse perfomances, even from actors that have a good fan base in the SW world :wink:

You’re not missing anything important if you don’t see this film, it’s quite enjoyable for me though and certainly above average.

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Cheap standard SW with an ugly hero. Maybe better than its reputation, but mainly remembered as George Hilton’s farewell to the genre.

Wait a minute…heroes in SWs are supposed to ugly and without teeth :smiley:

Unfortunately they all have pearlywhite teeth. Colgate won the west

Save for Jonah Hex!

This one is not so bad. It´s been a while since I´ve watched it, but I remember liking it, even though it´s a low key film. The look alike plot device is of course stupid, but Monzon does quite alright. And so does Hilton.

I have the Dutch vhs, on Eagle 6.

Very similar to the greek tape