One of the few SWs I’ve seen in a cinema, when it was paired with Django on the re-release of that film in the early 90s.
A compromise between traditional American Westerns - that was always Baldi’s intention, according to Nero - and the cruelty and obsessive vindictiveness of the European version.
The weak link is definitely Alberto Dell’Acqua, but then that was so often the case.
It looks terrific, though. Enzo Barboni truly was one of the genre’s finest cinematographers. (It was while making this film that Nero claims to have been offered the role of Trinity by Barboni, who was apparently planning his most famous film even back then.)