SpagvemberFest!


(scherpschutter) #742

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Due to the new look of the site (relatively new, of course), there are still several reviews with those weird bars. I decided to use this Spaghvember to revisit some old favorites and their review pages, starting with this one.

I have always liked it, and still do, but I must confess that it’s a rather odd combination of comedy, camp and rather extreme violence, seasoned with a flair of gothic (one could easily imagine Rosalba Neri’s character in a Hammer movie).

Because we all of a sudden seem to have become very fond of stars, I also added a star-rating to the review:

https://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Johnny_Yuma_Review_(Scherpschutter)


(Asa) #743

DAY 5
Hm. It’s the first movie I’m not really looking forward to today: A Pistol For Ringo (Tessari, 1965), a movie I think I’ve only seen once and I wasn’t especially keen. Still, it’ll be my first crack at my Arrow blu-ray and the movie may well reveal itself to be a gem yet. We’ll see.


(Phil H) #744

Day 3

Fury of Johnny Kid (Puccini / 1967)

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Always been a favourite and still is. If anything it gets better for me with every viewing. Perfect role for PLL, stylish visuals, classic source material, mindless bloodletting and of course a terrific ending. Love it.


#745

I don’t like it as much as much as used to, but I guess it’s just… a matter of principle :+1:


(Phil H) #746

Day 4

Killer Calibro 32 (Brescia / 1967)

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An enjoyable if obvious whodunnit with PLL introducing the character of Silver into the genre. Gianni Garko picked it up sometime later but it would have been nice to see Lawrence make more of a repeat series based on the dapper and principled hitman. I suspect if this one had been better overall that might have happened. As it is, KC32 is ok and no more.


(Bill san Antonio) #747

spagvember #5 Girolami: Reverend Colt
-I found that I had this double feature dvd from WE still unopend so that’s a stuff for spagvember. If I bought it I need to watch it too eventually even though the film is lousy. :grin:
Maybe not so bad film after all it’s just plain boring for most parts. The most memorable scene is the nude scene in the title sequence which actually doesn’t make any sense and is like from another film. 4/10


(morgan) #748
  1. Vengeance Is My Forgiveness
    Release Date: 23.3.1968

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Reverend Danite has compared this film to Vengeance for Vengeance, a good film only let down by a poor ending. Vengeance Is My Forgiveness being for me the contrary, a good ending let down by the rest of the film being very poor. So, if you splice the good parts of the two, you would have a very good film. But that would make no sense, would it. The last minutes of Vengeance Is My Forgiveness is by the way for me the first real taste of spaghetti this Spagvember.


(morgan) #749

Thanks, Carlos!


(morgan) #750

Somebody here know where to find these films?

  • Sapevano solo uccidere
  • Se incontri Sjango, cercati un posto per morire!
  • Passa Sartana… è l’ombra della tua morte

(carlos) #751

Has anybody ever seen this?


(scherpschutter) #752

Never even heard of it (until now)


(Asa) #753

DAY 6
I really never took to the “comedy” spags which swamped the genre in the early seventies. I likes my spaghettis lean, mean and cool as f*ck. Still, there are always exceptions and, in this case, the exceptions for me are two of the biggest spags ever produced, the first of which I’m watching today: They Call Me Trinity (Barboni, 1970). Now, where are my beans?


(Bill san Antonio) #754

Spagvember #6 Baldi: Django, Prepare a Coffin!
-Film that suffers occasionallly from cheap look, recycled music and some weakness on the script and directing. But on the other hand there’s a good cast and some of the grittier scenes are really memorable. One of the best attempts at doing Django. 7/10


#755

Me too LOL words to die by :rofl:


#756

El sabor de la venganza (“the taste of vengeance”), released in December 2 BL, only seven months after Tres hombres buenos, marks a big step forward for director Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent. Among the film’s assets are its high production value, excellent photography, engaging plot and interesting characters. The story’s basic conflict, embodied by two very different brothers, Jeff and Chet Walker (Richard Harrison and Claudio Undari), develops from the dichotomy of atavistic violence and law and order, a standard Western topic. Kevin Grant’s assessment of E. s. d. l. v. (Any Gun Can Play, p. 46): “[…] this is the most satisfying pre-Fistful European western.”

Ma Walker: “When will you ever stop reading those useless comic books!”
Jeff Walker: “Graphic novels aren’t useless, Mama.”


(morgan) #757
  1. Go for Broke
    Release Date: 27.3.1968

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Above average. My first spag this month I can say that about. Good film for Damon and Ireland.


(morgan) #758

Yes, you have! You’re the most frequent poster on the film’s thread :wink:


(kevenz) #759

The only western I watched this month is Ringo and his Golden Pistol… I didn’t have high expectations for this one but I actually enjoyed it, I liked Mark Damon in it.


(scherpschutter) #760

Oh God, I know more than I know!


(Asa) #761

DAY 7
Im cheating on my Django/Sartana/Sabata/Ringo/Trinity theme today, but only slightly. Sort-of. It may well be more commonly thought of as “Death Sentence” or “Sentenza di morte”, but on my Koch Media DVD it’s entitled Django - unbarmherzig wie die Sonne (Lanfranchi, 1968) and that’s all the excuse I need to slip one of my big favourites into the mix. Danke schoen, Deutschland! xxx