Got the WE disc yesterday and watched it immediately, with the international track. It was similar to Texas Adios, not only because of Nero as protagonist, a brother of his and a big family secret, but also in tempo. Like mentioned film it has unnecessary long, quiet scenes, and while i think this actually fits, or at least does no damage to, Texas Adios, Massacre Time/The Brute and the Beast really suffers from it. The acting and script also leave much to wish for. Like the whole family business thing, for example. The beans are just spilled, they are pissing away a great moment which could have lifted the film several notches. A troubled look from Nero and that´s that, they could have done much more with it. There is not much to compensate that either, no special camera work, style or gripping action scenes.
I guess the crucified mexican was meant to work as a cool scene, but it just passes by as a lame attempt to spice up the film, an idea - a “darling” - the director wanted in there.
Well, i´ll just have to rewatch this one with the US audiotrack. Maybe that will give the film another aura.