Just re viewed this one via the Koch disc, which is a nice upgrade from the Japanese disc. This to me now is a silly film with some serious parts pretending to be a serious film :D, but it works for me with some nice photography on display. The scene where the Major kisses his duck is a standout ;D.
I will never forget the intro and final scene. That intro scene contains my all time sw favorite distorted guitar riff playing over it. Too good. It ends like it starts with a shocking scene! I never expected that final twist and crosses. So sick! The problems lie in between (after Stark gets shot) where nothing too interesting happens. It is a bit repetetive. There is a nice desert sequence though. The characters development is ok, The two start to respect each other near the end of the movie. I’ve read Scherps review and I don’t know what he was smoking xD I have not noticed any homosexual overtones. It was just a classical adoptive father / son scene.
Really enjoyed this one. A fun cat and mouse plot with good music.
I wonder if this Bruno Corbucci guy had any siblings.
I did hear the name Sergio mentioned, but that’s ridiculous. Whoever heard of anyone called Sergio making Spaghetti Westerns?
Tried to watch this one but it didn’t hold my attention for some reason. It feels more like a 70s spaghetti to me.
Weren’t you going to watch Why Go On Killing?
I watched both films in one night. Perhaps I was less interested in Shoot, Gringo Shoot because I was quite tired after the first one. I really enjoyed Why Go on Killing though.
Out of the 1964 - 1965 releases, only Leone’s films are better, in my humble opinion
And the 2 Ringos by Tessari?
I didn’t forget about those two. I do like A Pistol for Ringo, but I like Why Go on Killing? more; it’s better storywise I think, bleaker, with a strong opening and a darker feel to it. I don’t particularly like Return of Ringo. Then again, I haven’t seen that many 1964-1965 releases, maybe only twelve or so.
What about this Ringo?
There isn’t that much worth watching until Django arrived, apart from the Leones and the 3 mentioned.
I also like Minnesota Clay, and 7 Guns for the MacGregors and Vari’s Degueyo are 2 more Pre-Djangos from early 66 which are watchable, but they have their flaws too.
Happy he didn’t end up a Django
Haven’t seen this one, so I’ll give it a view. Seems it has some things going for it. And perhaps another look at One Silver Dollar.
That’s surely a blocking offence. Where are those damn moderators when you need them most?
Well made in all departments, a great Morricone score, my only problem with this one is that I don’t particularly like it. I probably fall into the “most cynical” category mentioned in your (excellent) review.
Alex Cox called the film “boring.” I personally think it’s almost perfect. It has a good story, a nice soundtrack and plenty of action. The actors were really good, too. Brian Kelly really suited the role. It’s a pity he didn’t make more spaghetti westerns. This one gets a 4/5 rating from me!
Yet he thinks And God Said to Cain isn’t? Please.
A strange thing, the two films have exactly the same rating in my exel sheeet, even with two decimals, shearing the 145th place…