Watched this again on the WE doubler. I’d seen it before but some time ago, and not sure of the version I watched then.
I pretty much agree with all that’s been said above. IMO this is a formulaic spag with a tacked on protracted shootout, that ticks most boxes but remains unremarkable and fails to aspire above standard fare.
What IS remarkable however, and unique maybe(?) in a genre known for having wonderfully irrelevant titles, is that all four best known titles for this film relate to the story in some way! …
PLL is an artist - as we are shown, when he does an extremely ropey sketch of a rearing horse. Before he can draw in its cock, he has to catch a coach with his dad, whereupon he somehow gets thrown clear whilst the remaining human contents become “The Prey of Vultures”. He then takes on a secret persona and nomdeplume and goes out for revenge (so that’d be The Revenge of The Resurrected then), and he sneaks about gunning the baddies down one by one because of course by now The Artist is a Gunfighter who offers a single dollar reward for the bad guys (so whatever One Dollar Reward is in Italian for the forth title). Any other spags so suitably named, I wonder?
So, instead of following his chosen path as a crap artist, (as illustrated again by the dodgy DRAH stylee remembered clues, that he sketches), and therefore ending up a floppy haired keyboard player in a proto-new-romantic electro-pop band at art college - his destiny instead leads him into a less than “Gothic” (some dubious marketing here WE) revenge western (always a good move) and into the arms of the virginal prissy-pants Janet (Orchidea DeSantis) as the lurve-interest (ugghh… soppy!).
But… “The Resurrected” has obviously seen through the rather ugly painting of her on the WE cover (maybe he did it… it’s bad enough), and her rather stuffy clothes and the traditionally wholesome attitude she subscribes too, and has obviously checked out the somewhat raunchier pics of her in the bath and semi-naked in the Rev’s ‘Spaghetti starlets in Pin-up mags’ thread elsewhereabouts. :-*
So - all in all - it would have been great to have had this the darker “gothic” pic that it hints at. For this, Janet would have needed to be a bit more ‘torn’ - and in this I’m referring to her divided loyalties twixt father and lover - (amongst my other fantasies). : And ‘The Resurrected’ needed to be a bit more in that ‘hard on the outside, empty on the inside’ mould, that that of a deep-down sensitive chappy (albeit killer) that he comes across in this.
ROTR doesn’t fully live up to its potential - or the WE hype - but it’s still entertaining and worth a watch. So, half marks (probably rounded up to a 3 for a vote).