Yesterday I watched "Soleil Rouge" (Red Sun/ Rivalen unter roter Sonne) for the first time and now I´m a bit confused.
Can you really call this a Spaghetti Western that should be mentioned in the SW Database (as it already is)?
I don´t think so. Apart from not being directed oder produced from an Italian, in my opinion there are several reasons to call this NOT a Spaghetti Western:
1) Music/ Score, most of the camera angles (e.g. Bronson and the Samurai riding through the desert - camera in front of them) reminds me of the 1950s/60s US Westerns
2) The Indians - Demonstrated, like US Western typically, as silly people (e.g. shooting and screaming by riding around the building) in absurd costumes - just take a look at their chief :o
3) And mostly: The altruistic ending - absolutely atypical for a SW: Eastwood in the dollar trilogy would have taken the money from Gauche (Alain Delon) and would have given the samurai sword to the Japanese ambassador but not without earning some money for this deal - don´t you think?
What´s your opinion?