The Price of Death / Il venditore di morte (Enzo Gicca Palli, 1971)


(Stanton) #41

When I first saw it I noticed a lack of atmosphere.


(Dillinger) #42

Well, I wouldn’t call it great, but OK. At least we got a Kinski who presents a high level of his manic extravanganza.


(korano) #43

Its mostly the music that adds the atmosphere, for me. But I also liked the night scenes.


(Dillinger) #44

I watched the film a few days ago, but I can’t remember the music being somehow memorable.


(Stanton) #45

The music over the credits was quite good. But I think it wasn’t used again before the end credits.


(Dillinger) #46

Hmm… I have to run the DVD once more…


(Stanton) #47

Database comment (Korano may not like it):

Director Palli had written the screenplay for Killer calibro 32, from which he revived the character of Silver for The Price of Death. Only now with Gianni Garko in the lead Silver comes closer to the more popular Sartana. The film tells a murder mystery (well in fact two) with the usual foreseeable solutions, intersperses a few giallo elements and garnishes it at the oddest moments with some superfluous brawls in the stupidest slapstick manner. SW fast food which surprisingly doesn’t taste too bad.


(scherpschutter) #48

I noticed the lack of a T


(Stanton) #49

Now I’m ??? I’m sure it means something, only what?


(scherpschutter) #50

Look at the title of theis thread: Vinditore di Mor.e

With this title (without a T) the guys sell little girls (una mora = a Morish girl, a brunette, a girl with dark hair)

“Oh mia bella Mora, no non mi lasciare, non mi devi rovinare”:
(Oh my beautiful brunette, no don’t leave me, don’t rob me (of my senses)

Marina - Rocco Granata
One of the greatest Italian hits of all time


(The Stranger) #51

[quote=“Stanton, post:47, topic:206”]Database comment (Korano may not like it):

Director Palli had written the screenplay for Killer calibro 32, from which he revived the character of Silver for The Price of Death. Only now with Gianni Garko in the lead Silver comes closer to the more popular Sartana. The film tells a murder mystery (well in fact two) with the usual foreseeable solutions, intersperses a few giallo elements and garnishes it at the oddest moments with some superfluous brawls in the stupidest slapstick manner. SW fast food which surprisingly doesn’t taste too bad.[/quote]

I’m not a fan of fast food.
And not a fan of Venditore di more.

But good comment, Stanton.
My review is also 4 / 10.


(p.pereira) #52

I’m curious about this one. Amazon delivery has just arrived. One more for my rainbow collection!


(JonathanCorbett) #53

The original title is "Il venditore di MORTE (DEATH)"
The meaning of Venditore di more is Blackberry seller! :wink:


(Phil H) #54

[quote=“JonathanCorbett, post:53, topic:206”]The original title is "Il venditore di MORTE (DEATH)"
The meaning of Venditore di more is Blackberry seller! ;)[/quote]

Ha, that’s funny.
Sebastian’s thread so I think only he can change the title. :-[


(El Topo) #55

Hey I liked this one, viewed it a few days ago and not that bad, not that bad.
We all know that most of these films were made in factory assembly line style, spending the less money possible, from the few they usually had for production, but in my view they really had a good idea with this detective story spag style, and saying the film deserved a litle bit more investement in production terms (better story, cenario etc), is the best complement I can think of for this one.
To have a Sartana kind of character that worked as a detective in the old west lived James Bond style in some Mexican Villa, not a bad thinking if you ask me, of course the plot is pretty much predictable, but it does flows well with minor mistakes, is not stupid at least, the comic elements don’t spoil the film by not beeing too intrusive, both the lawyer and the sheriff (more the last one) seemed good actors, Kinski displays is usual there is no other actor him, so not a bad idea that could have beeen even better developed, but in any case an OK film solid 3 stars.
Garko is pretty solid here, and the soundtrack pretty cool with a fantastic trumpet main theme (the intro fantastic), and if you pay attention some avant-guarde music during some scenes.

Like I said I did liked, and that’s all I care in a SW


(Sheriff Foster) #56

I saw the old post back 120 days ago on this topic. I am looking for a copy of this movie if anyone has one please PM me. I had a DVD-r copy I bought back in 2006 but it doesnt work anymore. I personally think the movie was good and a fine job by Garko.

Thank you


(JonathanCorbett) #57

It sounds unbelievable, but it is true.

Other contemporary titles causing some gossip in town are Black killer and Una pistola per cento croci


(Stanton) #58

There are a few photos hidden on the Koch disc. Mostly different actors indicate that they only used the sets and maybe part of the crew to shoot the sex scenes parallel to the SW.


(scherpschutter) #59

Not a classic, but I had a good time with it:

http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/8411/axrs.jpg

What about you, Klaus?

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Price_of_Death_Review_(Scherpschutter)

And now we’re all ready for that XXX-version!


(Stanton) #60

Scherp, Killer Adios doesn’t feature the Silver character, or at least PLL isn’t named Silver there. Films are similar though.