I am now 35 minutes into this. Took a little break, because I had to do something.
Anyway, the film is not amateurish, at least not to me. And it clearly wasn´t shot in Germany either.
Version viewed is the Sunrise Tapes VHS I got today. It is dubbed in English. It is widescreen during the opening titles and, unfortunately, fullscreen for the rest of the film. Before the film it is mentioned onscreen that Krüger received an award in the Best Actor category at the Cannes Western Festival of 1976. I didn't even konw there had been such a thing.
oThe film is slightly comedic, but it's not super funny and it probably won't get very funny. It's not a bore even though the pace leaves something to be desired. Potato Fritz provides for the most entertainment. He's a total alcoholic and has a bear cub for a pet. His farm is burnt down by Indians, because it's on their territory. Fritz keeps his guns up in a pole, so the Indians know he's unarmed, even though through his drunken haze he has proven himself to be an excellent shot.
The plot has something to do with gold allegedly stolen by Indians, but it was whites who did it. But don't expect Winnetou type stuff when you read this. Like mentioned David Hess is in here too. Nice to see.
Will report more later, probably.