Navajo Joe (Sergio Corbucci, 1966)


(Silence) #161

Remember that also. This guy ItaloWestern again. Suspended :’(.


(chuck connors brother) #162

It’s annoying SpoonMHD was suspended as well, he had so much stuff.


(Phil H) #163

Yes, I had a playlist with a lot of the opening credit stuff he put on in it. Like my own little spaghetti jukebox. Unfortunately half empty now :’(


(Dillinger) #164

I think, this is quite suspicious!!!

SpoonMHD ! ! ! Doesn’t there ring a bell? I you leave out the six middle letters! What have you got?

OH MY GOD !

P.S: No paranoia, only a joke in the morning :wink:


(Silence) #165

Yes, very sad that SpoonMHD is suspended. I got along with him pretty good and he had loads of great SW videos. He’s member of the forum under the name ‘Lanky gunman’ but haven’t posted in a while.


(scherpschutter) #166

Stupid question maybe, but why are these guys suspended ?


(Silence) #167

Dunno. Mart85 is suspended too and so is piecesofmydream. But piecesofmydream got suspended some time ago. About a year or so.


(autephex) #168

Most likely copyright violation (by posting the vids)

[quote=“Dillinger, post:164, topic:74”]I think, this is quite suspicious!!!

SpoonMHD ! ! ! Doesn’t there ring a bell? I you leave out the six middle letters! What have you got?

OH MY GOD ![/quote]

Yes, well now that you mention it- You take Stanton & Dillinger and then the first letters of each of those and you have a mighty suspicious pairing of letters there. I think you both know what I’m getting at here. Don’t think I haven’t noticed…


(Dillinger) #169

You’ll pay for that!


(Silence) #170

The first letter in my name is rather suspicios if you see it like that ;). Maybe I should’ve spelled it with C.


(p.pereira) #171

Re-watch this one recently, still not in my Corbucci favorites. OK, it is entertaining but far from his best works.


(scherpschutter) #172

Right. Okay movie, but no Great Silence, Django or Mercenary
But the music is unforgettable. Strange thing is that I don’t really love the soundtrack (it’s a bit too weird, too kitschy to my liking), but once you’ve heard that main theme, you can’t get it out of your head, it’ll be there forever, and ever …

Ahaahaahaa Navajo Joe Navajo Joe


(p.pereira) #173

[quote=“scherpschutter, post:172, topic:74”]Right. Okay movie, but no Great Silence, Django or Mercenary
But the music is unforgettable. Strange thing is that I don’t really love the soundtrack (it’s a bit too weird, too kitschy to my liking), but once you’ve heard that main theme, you can’t get it out of your head, it’ll be there forever, and ever …

Ahaahaahaa Navajo Joe Navajo Joe[/quote]

Agree. It is very catchy.


(The Stranger) #174

I agree.
It’s not bad. But it has its weaknesses.
For me, five Western from Corbucci are better:

  • Great Silence
  • Mercenary
  • Django
  • The Specialist
  • Companeros

In that order. :wink:


(Reverend Danite) #175

I really enjoyed this. Last time I watched it, it must have been so long ago, I only really recognised Lorenzo Robledo from FAFDM. Now, thanks to Phil H, I watch his every move like a hawk*. I was delighted that he lasted so long in this, and that his character got to be called Robledo as well.
He appears from about the first 3 minutes of the film, and gets into the final 3 bastards left, (out of about 40) in this knock-em-off revenge western. At one thought I was contemplating whether there’s a little known sequel out there called Robledo rides again and that he was actually gonna make it out alive. :o
I’ve never been a big fan of ‘cowboys and indian’ films particularly. I somewhat prefer my westerns to be more about man’s inherent ‘inhumanity to man’ being revenge or greed driven, rather than about cultural divides. Despite Joe being a Navajo, and the scalping being the main reason for the violent retribution, for the most part this could have simply been a straight revenge/bounty sw. The difference that Joe was a Navajo became a cultural issue only on occasion. This was used to good effect for the most part, to show some of the townsfolk up as indifferently stupid at best, and outrightly racist at worst - but it never got overly preachy - thankfully. So, a slightly different ‘revenge-for-a-murdered…/greed-based/one-after-another’ style sw - and that’ll do for me. I even enjoyed the music to boot… The version I watched this time was the mgm one that’s got 6 seconds (of horse/chicken cruelty?) missing - an’ I’m not really bothered about that - a nice print I reckon.

4 out of 5 from the Rev.

(* a hawk on cider)


(Phil H) #176

[quote=“Reverend Danite, post:175, topic:74”]I really enjoyed this. Last time I watched it, it must have been so long ago, I only really recognised Lorenzo Robledo from FAFDM. Now, thanks to Phil H, I watch his every move like a hawk*. I was delighted that he lasted so long in this, and that his character got to be called Robledo as well.
He appears from about the first 3 minutes of the film, and gets into the final 3 bastards left, (out of about 40) in this knock-em-off revenge western. At one thought I was contemplating whether there’s a little known sequel out there called Robledo rides again and that he was actually gonna make it out alive. :o[/quote]

Good to hear my man Lorenzo is getting some much deserved attention. :slight_smile:

I presume this is the UK MGM release Rev?
How are the cuts made? My issue with the UK horse fall cuts usually is that they are so often clumsily done so that the action scene concerned has abrupt jumps.


(Reverend Danite) #177

[quote=“Phil H, post:176, topic:74”]I presume this is the UK MGM release Rev?
How are the cuts made? My issue with the UK horse fall cuts usually is that they are so often clumsily done so that the action scene concerned has abrupt jumps.[/quote]

Yeah, the Optimum Western Classics version.
I read somewhere that 2 horsetrips and a cockfight were cut. I didn’t really notice any abruptness with the jumps but that could just be me. I checked my Japanese version of this and the difference in runtime is 3 and a half minutes! Is that this PAL/Ntsc transfer thingy anybody?
Anyway - couldn’t find a cockfight in this version either - I could’ve missed it but I had a pretty good check. What I did notice is how much brighter the nighttime/evening shots are in the newer version. (Ignore the format, it’s just how my computer saves them - it’s the brightness I’m comparing.) Jap one first…



(Reverend Danite) #178

And here he is doing some fancy shooting… 8)



(Stanton) #179

We have discussed the differences of the night scenes ,which of course were shot in the brightest daylight, earlier in this thread. More filters were used for the Jap. disc, which makes the night scenes look much more nightly.


(natos99) #180

Navajo Joe was great, one of the earlier spaghetti westerns i’ve seen and I still enjoy

I liked the scene where Burt Reynolds explains why he is more American then the American sheriff ( Nicely Done )

Reminds me of the different countries like America & Australia/New Zealand that used to have “White” Policies even though they have stolen countries from dark people kinda funny in a disturbing sort of way…