The Stranger’s Gundown / Django il bastardo (Sergio Garrone, 1969)

(carlos) #225

Yep, and I’ll be back too, someday. There’s a lot of good stuff here.

(JonathanCorbett) #226

Six brothers, the remaining two are Sergio and Bruno… :smile:

(carlos) #227

Born stuntmen! Thanks JC.

(Novecento) #228

Wow - great find. Thanks for sharing.

(Bad Lieutenant) #229

Also cropped from top and bottom, as I already noticed prior to releasing. Too bad.

(The Man With a Name) #230

Is the Brazilian DVD the only uncut release? It’s a pity I didn’t get a copy before it went OOP.

(JonathanCorbett) #231

Interestingly, in Three Crosses Not to Die a.k.a. No Graves on Boot Hill there’s a fist fight scene (not the typical saloon brawl) in which at least five of them appear.

The 2,35:1 screenshot below, that’s from Alleluja & Sartana Are Sons… Sons of God.

(JonathanCorbett) #232

So the fourth Hawkins henchman, in the background with Artemio Antonini, is Sergio Scarchilli!

And the third Ukmar from left to right in Carlos’ post is Sergio and not Giancarlo (who appears first in the above-mentioned Three Crosses Not to Die sequence).

The sixth Ukmar (Bruno), the fifth Dell’Acqua (?), the fourth Scarchilli (Rodolfo), the third Zamperla (Renato)… Things that drive people mad! :smile:

(carlos) #233

So he is! Sergio also is one of Domingo’s officers partying, with a couple of nice closeups, in Blindman.[quote=“JonathanCorbett, post:232, topic:560”]
The sixth Ukmar (Bruno)
Bruno is credited as master of arms in 3 Musketeers of the West. I think there may be a couple of possibilities amongst the pole hopper gang.

(JonathanCorbett) #234

We now have a full picture of the six Ukmar brothers, I have positively identified Bruno checking four movies, 1964 to 1967, in which he’s regularly credited: Maciste, gladiatore di Sparta (pic 3), Le spie amano i fiori (pic 5), Come rubammo… (pics 1 & 2, also with Rodolfo Scarchilli) and Professionisti per un massacro (pic 4).

With Salvatore Borgese in The Spy Who Loved Flowers

A Fistful of Lead / Sartana’s Here… Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin! (Carnimeo, 1970)
The Three Musketeers of the West / Tutti per uno, botte per tutti (Bruno Corbucci, 1973)
Red Blood, Yellow Gold / Professionisti per un massacro (Nando Cicero, 1967)
(carlos) #235

Whoa! Impressive! At first glance there’s not much of a family resemblance. He has a more mature look, is he the eldest? and I believe this actor has a fairly significant role in 3 Musketeers. Maybe when you start your Black Beard thread, it can be used to expand on this type of research?

(JonathanCorbett) #236

Yes, I noticed that, too.

I really think so. As far as I know Sergio, Franco and Giancarlo were born in 1935, 1936 and 1938 respectively, and I remember reading in an old interview with Giancarlo that he worked on Totò a colori (1952) with his older brothers Bruno and Franco.

Other SWs in which Bruno is credited as master of arms are Days of Violence, The Great Silence, Sartana’s Here… Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin and Roy Colt and Winchester Jack.

Yes, that’s a good idea.

Days of Violence / I giorni della violenza (Alfonso Brescia, 1967)
(Bad Lieutenant) #237


Where does one even begin? Anthony Steffen ( Django/Ghost of Django/ Avenger who brings death) gives the darkest, most action packed, ultra violent, and haunting performance of his career. From the opening scene to the final showdown , nowhere is “Django” amusing, or romantic. He never cracks a smile, and shows no concern for making friends or romantic interests. (Perhaps it’s the black hat, black/dark unshaven beard, and nearly all black outfit, or perhaps it’s because “Django” is rarely seen outside amongst to many people at one time.
“Django” is out for revenge against those who betrayed his regiment during the war.( A flashback scene shows us “Django’s” motives) leading to a final showdown. (Quick, to the point, flawless). A wonderful achievement in the macabre, and haunting, both from a visual standpoint, a well as it’s musical score. This film screams vengeance at the top of its lungs. High Recommended.

(Diamond) #239

I like your passion about the movie, I must give it another shot. At first I thought it was boring, but I have to admit at that time I had not seen many sw.


Yes, let me try and explain it this way. I found John Carpenter’s Halloween ( The first Halloween film of the Halloween franchise ) a true masterpiece of the horror genre, one I could watch once a every few years or so and it never get’s old. When I finally saw Stranger’s Gundown,( earlier this week) I immediately thought of the Halloween franchise. Heck their is even a scene (Halloween three or four) where some of the townsfolk go looking for Michael, which reminded me of the scene where some of the townsfolk go looking for “Django”. Also, both Myers and Django seem both human yet indestructible at the same time. Now every time I watch a “slasher” flick, I’m sure I’ll think of “the Strangers Gundown” in one way or another. I could only imagine sitting in a theater in 1969 and seeing “The Stranger’s Gundown”. Much like the Halloween franchise ( with the exception of Halloween: season of the witch) I find this type of spaghetti western to never get old, and always be exciting and suspenseful as the first time I saw it.

(Nick) #241

Did they… make a game out of this…? Or is this just a weird Dvd / Vhs cover.


Having never owned the VCI version of this, I just watched the RetroVision DVD and was rather impressed by the quality :slight_smile:

(Bad Lieutenant) #243

Nah, that’s a bastard creation of mine

(Nick) #244

I love that 80’s aesthetic! It reminds me of the great box art that covered 80’s and 90’s games. It’s kind of a shame how cover art has devolved.