Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead / Prega il morto e ammazza il vivo (Giuseppe Vari, 1971)

Did someone say Shoot the Living??

I… kinda like this film? I give it 4 Kinskis out of 5.


That gif is rather mesmerising … is Kinski calling to us from beyond the grave? ‘‘Kill Dean for taking the piss’’ :wink:


Yes, I’m typing this from Hell…
Before succeeding in his onslaught of die hard fans, Kinksi promised me I could have my own cinema down here, so I could continue my 24/7 marathon of this slice of celluloid perfection. I ain’t complaining :slightly_smiling_face:


Seen this a few times, with Benito Stefanelli too, but if there is something in the credits “maestro d’armi” then doesn’t that mean this fella was also the master of prop guns in the set, this is not a character’s name. Or am I completely wrong here

Nope … you were right the first time :wink: He was an actor/stuntman/master of arms

so they just saved some space and credited him for a small role and his craftsman job at the same time? I think we have this wrong in a few places in the SWDb and needs to be corrected, lest someone wonders which character the maestro d’armi is :slight_smile:

Goffredo Unger [as Freddy Unger] (Frank Skelton, maestro d’armi)

His character is Frank Shelton, Unger is credited as maestro d’armi (stunt director in English). If it’s confusing we can do something else. My thought was these are Italian films and should know what maestro d’armi is :slight_smile: We can do something like: Goffredo Unger [as Freddy Unger, maestro d’armi] (Frank Skelton) or move the role to uncredited and do the credit in crew section?

I just dont think the maestro d’armi credit should be inside the cast list, he’d have a separate crew credit for stunt director then as well, else it’s confusing


Five years later… very similar feelings. It doesn’t blow me away and it will never become a favourite. It is unnecessarily long for what it is. I think we could lose at least 15 minutes since some parts get a bit boring but it isn’t really such a bad one. I don’t love it and I don’t hate it. I actually do kinda like it! It has some really nice music but what the heck were they thinking with jingle bells?

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I don’t want to make you jealous @Dean but I have a stunning pan & scan VHS release of this one.


Says PG on the sleeve, 15 on the tape. Probably got a 15 after they got to the jingle bells part.


Excellent meme

Or maybe it should be like this:

from Imgflip Meme Generator



It really is just as well they don’t know our true inner thoughts isn’t it. We’re pathetic enough without that added ignominy :laughing:

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ha ha, great, this is all really funny …