[quote=“Starblack, post:5, topic:1836”]Thanks for the review.
I’ve seen this once, on a German-language tape (probably the same source that was uploaded to the net, and was distinctly underwhelmed.
Armed with your comments I can at least appreciate the plot and the character motivations a little better, but I remember thinking that on this occasion, unlike in, say, Seven Dollars to Kill and Blood at Sundown, Cardone had failed to overcome his budgetary difficulties and resorted to padding the film out with superfluous scenes. Maybe he was less engaged with the story, which doesn’t have the Biblical intensity of those earlier works.
The photography struck me as bland as well.
I’ll give it a second chance, but I’m not expecting much of a revelation.[/quote]
Well Starblack sums it up pretty much perfectly for me.
I have great respect for Cardone’s ability to overcome his budgetary limitations but in this one it didn’t look like he really cared at all. If I hadn’t known better (and if Jeff Cameron was in it) I could have easily mistaken this for a Fidani. Endless riding back and forth, fist fights and no obvious logic to anything resembling the plot. Ranks alongside $20,000 on Number 7 as one of his weakest films for me. A pity as I do admire Cardone and rank his work highly amongst the ‘lesser’ directors of the genre.
I like Martell too but that bias really couldn’t keep me interested in this too much. Only Barratto and Giordano kept me awake.