Django the Bastard (Garrone / 1969)
Dive and Shoot = 1
Roll and Shoot = 1
Slow Eye Reveal = 8
Eight slow eye reveals might sound excessive but, to be fair, they fit here more than anywhere else as part of the spectre-like character of “is he dead - is he not” Django.
My memories of this were clearer than for some of the others I’ve re-watched this month but I must say I think I like it much more this time around. In some ways (multiple slow eye reveals) it would seem to be classic Steff stuff but in truth this is not like any of his previous outings in the slightest and sits alongside And God said to Cain as one of the few truly gothic spaghetti westerns. The Steff fits the role perfectly, it is Garrone’s best western, Luciano Rossi is bat shit crazy and the ghost/not ghost question leaves you with plenty to think about afterwards. this could well challenge Killer Kid as my favourite Steff. Top 5 Steff without a doubt.