The Last Western You Watched? ver.2.0


(kit saginaw) #581

Quantrill’s Raiders, 1958… gets a 5-out-of-10, but the gaffes are harmlessly amusing and the acting is quite good. -With Leo Gordon and Steve Cochran. I’ve never unearthed the reason why 50’s Hollywood seemed to have a fascination with Quantrill. Randolph Scott did at least 2 Quantrill films (one on each side). And most of the Jesse James films feature interactions with Quantrill’s gang.

Yet the South’s greatest raider was The Gray Ghost, but I’ve never seen a movie depicting him. Only the short-lived TV series.

Quantrill’s Raiders is hampered by a small budget, otherwise the plot would translate-into a sprawling epic, with more of a solid action-impact. Instead of 90-to-100 raiders, we get 14. Instead of 140 Indians and wild horses, we get 12 and 24. Plus the plot would probably contain most of its flaws, like conclusions on who’s a secret-agent based on assumptions on who’s a secret-agent, etc.


(Mike) #582

Watched Fort Apache last night…have seen it a few times but not in a while. What took me this time for some reason was Shirley Temple. She got hosed on the movie career as an adult. She has a screen presence and unlike many child stars was quite the looker as well as she got older. I guess people at the time couldnt get over child Shirley.


(titoli) #583

IMHO, Shirley Temple’s role was quite juvenile in that movie too, more 12-year than 22-year old, only thing missing was a lollipop.


#584

The Hateful Eight (Tarantino, 2015) - 3.5/5
Forty Guns (Fuller,1957) - 3.5/5


(Mike) #585

What a charmer…ugh think Im in the wrong forum. Thought I would try it anyway. Have fun.


#586

Finally got to sit down and watch Una Nuvola di Polvere….un Grido di Morte….Arriva Sartana (A Cloud of Dust….A Cry of Death….Sartana is Coming/Light the Fuse….Sartana is Coming) this afternoon. Very good, not as good as the first four, but still entertaining. Gianni Garko, Nieves Navarro, Piero Lulli and Jose Jaspe all did fine jobs in their roles. Will have a review tomorrow on my blog.


(kit saginaw) #587

John Wayne didn’t have many film-daughters. The girl that James Caan was hot for in El Dorado was, I thought. But IMDB has her character listed under another last-name from Wayne’s.

Stephanie Powers in McLintock doesn’t count.


#588

Watched Oggi a Me…Domani a Te! yesterday and was very entertained by it. Tatsuya Nakadai gave a very impressive villainous performance.


(Asa) #589

Brilliant film. :+1:


(Wilco Vedder) #590

Watched McLintock!
This was broadcasted on a Geman network some weeks ago (Arte) so it was German dubbed.
Altought I am Dutch myself, I got used to watch German dubbed movies. When I grew up this was the only apternative that could be watched with an antenna :sweat_smile:. We were one of the first with a Video player, when I was about 16 years old.

I liked it as a nice flick for passing some time. Did not expect much and that was a good interpretation of what was shown. Things got along too easily to be any serious at all.


(scherpschutter) #591

Same here, I am Dutch and grew up with German dubs, therefore I don’t mind watching a western in German. Not a fan of McLintock btw


(Wilco Vedder) #592

Well, sometimes I find those movies fun to watch. When I was a kid my father would get me out of bed for such movies. He would sneak into movie theatres and watch them with red ears.
Fond memories of times passing by :smirk:


(tomas) #593

Legend Of The Phantom Rider (2002) - labeling says it’s a fantasy horror western. Not many of this kind out there, and as far as i know, they are mostly rubbish. My expectations were low. I couldn’t decide whether the movie is actually good or bad until near the end - there’s a lot of well directed gunplay some A-grade westerns can only dream of, and since almost whole movie contains of these well handled shootouts, it somehow confusing to notice it is just a shallow genre entry.


(Bill san Antonio) #594

Cover reminds me of Jonah Hex


(tomas) #595

Yes, it’s quite jonahhexian - but the disfigured gunslinger in the movie is displayed only very sparsely.


(David ) #596

Amazing!


#597

One of the best.


(David ) #598

Yeah I liked it alot!


#599

Just finished up my Blu Ray of Black Jack, and thought it was very well made. I liked it, but a couple more viewings may have me loving it. Certainly dark like everyone has commented it to be, but luckily I wasn’t left depressed afterwards. Robert Woods gives an excellent and edgy performance as the title character. I’ll be doing a write up of it for my blog and I’ll have the link for it on the Database page for it soon.


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(tomas) #600

Funny enough, I also rewatched Black Jack few days ago. While on the first viewing about five years ago I was only slightly disappointed, this time I didn’t like it at all. :grin:


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