Last seen in 2011, and before that in 2008 in cut version, I finally watched the longer Koch version as this could now break into my Top 20… maybe?
What’d I think then…?
Cowards Don’t Pray
2008 - “Taste of Vengeance. English language (version by C.D.C. it says) with Dutch subs, Directed by Marlon Sirko(?), widescreen and a good print. ;D 96 mins. … Great film in my book.”
2011 - “I watched this again last night. Not much more to report.
It’s still a great ride, but really Just wanted to remind Phil of Lorenzo Robledo’s inglorious end in this.
Did a longer fansubdub ever surface?”
Well of course it did, and I actually prefer this longer version. So it could break in. (Only time in the form of Spagvember will tell.)
Besides it fleshing out the sheriff’s (Rassimov) character with all that family-feud stuff, it also allows him to play a stupidly unfeasible spag-game as well, with a two gun version of russian-roulette. This follows on from Garko’s cigar-in-the-dark and gun-joust malarkey. All good spag-nonsense! :o 8) ???
The highlights… for we all know the story…
… poor Lorenzo gets a reprieve only to get shot in the back accidentally by his own buddies.
The whip-happy sadistic and narcissistic spoilt dandy adds some revenge-worthy stuff, particularly humorously when Brian (Garko) demands $2,000 off daddy for being out of pocket for killing his son. When I mention humour here, it’s obviously of the dark variety. This is a gritty and nihilistic slice of spaghetti-pie – which is why it is in my top 30 of course… as will be most the others I reckon.
The finale stuff after Brian’s capture starts great – with even less of that Requiescant fort left for them to rest up in (as also seen in Killer Kid yesterday) - the year since ain’t been kind to that fort. But to make amends, there was more of the ubiquitous wolf-loop (as also heard yesterday) to add to the foreboding sense of doom, death and destiny that the night-timey atmosphere lends.
One down - 29 to go… … I’d better give it a mark, and out of five stars aint gonna do here (as they’re all gonna be 3 and a half stars and above). So if I’m to evaluate better… my mark for Cowards don’t Pray is 14.75 out of 20.