My Name Is Pecos / Due once di piombo (Maurizio Lucidi, 1966)


(Phil H) #1

Surprised to see there was no thread for this movie. So as I’ve just written a review for it I figured it was time to start one.

I really enjoyed this one. Much better than its sequel. What do the rest of you guys think of it? Anyhow, here’s the link to my review.

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/My_Name_is_Pecos_Review


(Stanton) #2

Yeah, it’s a Techniscope film so it should be 2,35:1.

What’s the runtime, Phil? It’s a pretty short film, yes?

I have seen it a while ago, and I thought also it was a competently directed solid SW.


(Phil H) #3

My machine says 84 minutes.

Giusti’s book lists the theatrical release as 80 minutes.


(scherpschutter) #4

I had never heard of the production Company Italcine Tv
Apparently they had a short lived and not very busy career, with only seven films produced between 1960 and 1969 (IMDB list more, but they also count works from Italcine Cinematographia, existing between 1938 and 1942, not very likely the same company

80-83 minutes seem correct, and not unusual for a modest production


(Stanton) #5

The German version has also 84 min. Bruckner gives for the Italian one only 79 min.


(cm215) #6

I watched the Brazilian DVD but I don’t remember too much about it. It was pretty decent I recall, but there was some look or feeling about it I didn’t totally like… that’s about all I can remember.


(ENNIOO) #7

I have the same version as you Phil, but I know someone who has a widescreen VHS of this with english audio so may be worth me getting a copy as enjoyable little film. But there is this release from Thailand…not sure whether has english audio (I have seen it listed with english audio, but these things are not always correct).

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(scherpschutter) #8

Yeah, a bit tricky, the cover says their are two soundtracks: Thai + Original Soundtrack

You never know what they mean by Original soundtrack, but I’d say Italian is more likely than English
I have their Arizona Colt release, it has Thai + Italian


(Phil H) #9

Ah yes, the Thai release.

Does anyone know what this is like? I’ve heard the Gemma ones they released vary from good to not so.


(ENNIOO) #10

I would probably go for this aswell.


(scherpschutter) #11

[quote=“Phil H, post:9, topic:1832”]Ah yes, the Thai release.

Does anyone know what this is like? I’ve heard the Gemma ones they released vary from good to not so.[/quote]

Can’t find a review of this disc (Triple X is a name that doesn’t make things easier for google: you get more sex links than you were dreaming of!)

My Arizona Colt is a very fine release, even though it has - contrary to what it says on the sleeve - only the shorter version of the movie. But image quality is very fine, almost Leone quality. The audio, the Italian that is, is very loud, but it’s a bit of a strange surround mix: the original audio come through the front speakers, and they added some wind, echoes and tamp of horses feet, which come to you via the rear speakers, to suggest a 5.1 surround track.


(ENNIOO) #12

According to this site Italian / Thai soundtrack ??? :

http://ethaicd.com/show.php?pid=46079


(Bluntwolf) #13

I have a German VHS version (American Bull by UFA-Video). The cover sais it has approx. 92min. running time but the movie only runs for approx. 80min.!

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Due_once_di_piombo/VHS_releases

Don’t remember too much about the flic, except that despite Woods looking kind of weird as a Mexican (make-up) it was pretty darn serious and violent…

This one was my first Robert Woods movie !

I think it’s time for a re-watch !!! :slight_smile:

BTW: Nice review once again Phil !!! You’re so right by stating “Robert Woods’ movies are something like Forrest Gumps’ box of chocolates. You never know what you might get.” :smiley:


(scherpschutter) #14

[quote=“ENNIOO, post:12, topic:1832”]According to this site Italian / Thai soundtrack ??? :

http://ethaicd.com/show.php?pid=46079[/quote]

good DVD for me then …


(ENNIOO) #15

Robert Woods in an interesting role again. He rides into town, and we have most Spaghetti elements here for the 80 or so minutes running time. Pecos is a very confident character. I have no idea why but the main title song in this one always makes me laugh. Viewed a not bad looking widescreen VHS which is an improvement over the fullscreen DVD release.


(Silence) #16

What is the best version available? My DVDr is crap.


(Phil H) #17

I have a copy from the Brazilian disc which is ok. Not sure what the quality of the Thai one is or what language options it has.


(Silence) #18

Well I guess anything is better then mine, they didn’t seem to do anything to hide those terribly rough cuts…


(korano) #19

[quote=“ENNIOO, post:15, topic:1832”]Robert Woods in an interesting role again. He rides into town, and we have most Spaghetti elements here for the 80 or so minutes running time. Pecos is a very confident character. I have no idea why but the main title song in this one always makes me laugh. Viewed a not bad looking widescreen VHS which is an improvement over the fullscreen DVD release.[/quote]Maybe reminds you of House of the Rising Sun?


(ENNIOO) #20

Something to think about.