Son of Django / Il figlio di Django (Osvaldo Civirani, 1967)


(chuck connors brother) #1

I was thinking of getting the X-rated dvd but don’t really know anything about it

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Figlio_di_Django%2C_Il


(Dillinger) #2

Son of Django is a OK c-movie, I’ve just rated it 3. It tells a quite straight revenge story.
The X-rated DVD’s sound is quite poor and the picture quality isn’t much better. I think there are other x-rated or SIMPEL discs that are more enjoyable. Is also hasn’t got any bonus stuff, so it’s not really worth the money.


(chuck connors brother) #3

I thought this was very entertaining, I wasn’t bored at all. Nice extended shoot out near the end and the Django subplot was original.


(Reverend Danite) #4

I remember this being entertaining. A good ‘duel’ to start things off. Am I confused or does this film contain one of the silliest bits of barroom music?
I too have the x-rated dvd so its a coupla years since a viewing.
As I have a few x-rateds now + the NEW Bullet in the Forehead, I’m getting used to these silly boxes.


(T.H) #5

Looks like a good movie.


(chuck connors brother) #6

At about the 35 in theres a scene out of nowhere where 2 men and a girl start singing, I think it’s a pretty nice song though.


(Dillinger) #7

[quote=“Reverend Danite, post:4, topic:1369”]I too have the x-rated dvd so its a coupla years since a viewing.
As I have a few x-rateds now + the NEW Bullet in the Forehead, I’m getting used to these silly boxes.[/quote]

It’s quite goos label and usually they have good bonus stuff, exeps with this noe. I got the 4-DVD SW box, which is superb.


(Reverend Danite) #8

Watched this again last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Even the silly bit of impromptu singing in the bar just made me smile this time. There’s a bit of a nod maybe to Django/Manco as our ‘Son of’ … Jeff/Tracy (nothing to do with Thunderbirds) has a crushed right hand. Great to see that cackling oaf peon at the beginning of the real Django (who’s whipping dear Loredana) getting a bigger part in this. Checked with Weisser and he gets plenty wrong about this as well - the young boy is not called Clint, but Tracy. Clint is the fellah in the opening shootout. And ‘son of’ didn’t hide under the bed, and there wasn’t even a mother there to be “raped and murdered”. Arch poser (born with a wry-grin) Guy Madison gets to ponce about in his black robes as a reformed gunslinger turned reverend, in a practice for the later role of Reverendo Colt, (in a role that maybe would have suited Gordon Mitchell better).
Anyway - a good efford and some good spaghetti touches. Easily 3 out of the 5 from me.


(Phil H) #9

Just posted a review of this on my blog site.

I enjoyed the film well enough but it had some flaws which kind of took the edge off it for me. If there’s one thing I hate more than a bar room brawl it’s a bar room musical number. Luisa Baratto in Killer Kid is the only saloon girl song segment I can remember which was really pulled off successfully.

Apart from that it’s an ok film which passed the time pleasantly enough.


(p.pereira) #10

I watch it a couple of days ago. Very poor.


(p.pereira) #11

This one received a highlight in my blog:


(The Stranger) #12

I saw the movie yesterday. Very average.
But not so bad. I think Gabriele Tinti does a good job.
Also with Guy Madison, Daniele Vargas and Ignazio Spalla some familiar faces.
The Fidani responsible for the set decoration and that was seen. The film has some little cheap.
But it’s ok. Routine work without any surprises, some weaknesses.
Nevertheless, I was entertained.

The X-Rated version is rather weak. Probably one of the worst of the label. Nevertheless, one must be happy that a rare film was released. And probably there is no better material.


(tomobea) #13

Nothing Special!!! 1,5 out of 5.


(scherpschutter) #14

Better than nothing, so at least a little bit special …


(ION BRITTON) #15

Anyone who has the greek tape and is willing to sell it?


(silver_emulsion) #16

Just watched this. Didn’t really enjoy it at all, it has so many flaws. There are much better movies to spend your time with.

A new review just went up on my web site, check it out! Comments always appreciated.


(scherpschutter) #17

[quote=“silver_emulsion, post:16, topic:1369”]Just watched this. Didn’t really enjoy it at all, it has so many flaws. There are much better movies to spend your time with.

A new review just went up on my web site, check it out! Comments always appreciated.

http://silveremulsion.wordpress.com/2010/07/08/uncle-jasper-reviews-son-of-django-1967/[/quote]

Haven’t seen this one, so haven’t read the review either, but I’ve just read you Django and Django the Bastard reviews

Nice work, nice blog too. Will be returning to it in the days to come.

You can find my review of Django here:
http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Django_Review_(Scherpschutter)

I haven’t reviewed Django the Bastard, but I’ve written extensively on the movie in this essay:
http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/GHOSTS_AND_AVENGERS,from_Shakespeare%26_Leone,to_Eastwood%26_Garrone

(Take your time reading it)


(silver_emulsion) #18

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed the reviews.

I finally got a chance to site down and read your stuff and I really enjoyed the pieces. You know your stuff! I’ve been looking for something that breaks down the relationship of High Plains Drifter & Django the Bastard so your essay came at a good time.


(scherpschutter) #19

Watched Son of Django in the meantime and dropped a few words on your site, silver_emulsion


(The Stranger) #20

The song “They Call Him Django” was re-used in the film Django Against Sartana. This is a real catchy tune. :wink: