Macho Killers / El macho (Marcello Andrei, 1977)


(korano) #1

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.


(Bill san Antonio) #2

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!


(korano) #3

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


(YourPallbearer) #4

He probably never even saw the flick.


(Lasky) #5

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


(Yodlaf Peterson) #6

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:

http://www.lovelockandload.net/forum/index.php?topic=244.0


(YourPallbearer) #7

[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:

http://www.lovelockandload.net/forum/index.php?topic=244.0[/quote]

Probably the best contributions I made to that board ;D


(korano) #8

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


(cm215) #9

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!


(ENNIOO) #10

Average for me which just passes the time.


(ION BRITTON) #11

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.


(chuck connors brother) #12

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.


(ENNIOO) #13

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


(ION BRITTON) #14

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.


(Stanton) #15

Database link:

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Macho,_El

And comment:

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


(ION BRITTON) #16

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


(Stanton) #17

Unfortunately they all have pearlywhite teeth. Colgate won the west


(ION BRITTON) #18

Save for Jonah Hex!


(Bad Lieutenant) #19

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.


(ION BRITTON) #20

Very similar to the greek tape