Three Bullets for a Long Gun (Peter Henkel, 1971)


(Raph_Alv) #1

Hi. “Three bullets for a long gun” 1970 - Peter Henkel. Is it a Spaghetti Production ?
Henkel made + 2 S.W.

They call me Lucky
Scott Co.

Is that correct ?

Thanks,
Raphael


(Sebastian) #2

three bullets is a south african western, at least according to the imdb.


(Raph_Alv) #3

That´s right but think the production is Italian, just like “They call me Lucky” if you see on The Luminous page. The location is on South Africa, that gives some taste of Mexico desert.


(alk0) #4

I know it’s kinda off-topic, but congatulations for 1000th post Sebastian ;D


(Sebastian) #5

shit I didn’t even notice! haha thanks


(Bill san Antonio) #6

There’s a short clip from Three Bullets for a Long Gun on youtube.com:

it looks very cool.


(tom) #7

does somebody has this movie?
I never seen it, and I would really like to have this movie!

can anybody help me getting this movie ???


(Raph_Alv) #8

Hi Tom, you can ask with Luminous on dvd-r


(tom) #9

thanks ralph,

but im more interesting in trading the movie. its becomes to expensive if I have to buy all the movies that I would like ´to have :wink:

do you have this movie?


(Raph_Alv) #10

Unfortunately no, I look for it with some friends but none of them have this. Tom very nice dvd covers you make… congratulations !


(Bad Lieutenant) #11

I’ve seen both Three Bullets for a Long Gun and They Call Me Lucky, which is the sequel to Three Bullets for a Long Gun, recently. They’re both by director Peter Henkel and both have the character Lucky, who is portrayed by Keith van der Wat, who acts like a third rate Eli Wallach. They are spaghettiwesterns in style and they borrow heavily from their Italian counterparts. Especially The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is ripped off. The South-African settings work pretty well. Better than the actors, anyway. It’s pretty laughable when you hear Mexican characters with South-African accents. The tone of both movies is pretty uneven, but overall slightly comedic. All in all, I think they’re nice efforts by Henkel and co. and interesting for spaghettiwestern lovers, but definitely not for the average popcorn muncher. Not much quality or originalty going on here.
Here are the credits for They Call Me Lucky, which is not listed on IMDB.
Cast: Keith G. Van der Wat, Cathy Usher, Trevor Edwards, Andrew Roberts, Tullio Moneta, Johann Du Plooy, Dianne Ridler, Shirley Cilliers, Zara Marshall, Eric Horvitch, Noleen Post, Maurizio Viviani, Marie De Gaye, José De Sousa, Philip Van Der Byl

Three Bullets for a Long Gun

They Call Me Lucky


(Raph_Alv) #12

Hi to all. Now I got this film. Pretty nice, one of the best westerns I´ve ever saw ! It´s has all the spaghetti elements, the bad guy Hawkeye is great, and also the explosions scenes.
Bad Lieutenant, Do you have this post/cover to send ? If possible to send me on rapha84@vivax.com.br
Best regards


(Bad Lieutenant) #13

[quote=“Raph_Alv, post:12, topic:462”]Hi to all. Now I got this film. Pretty nice, one of the best westerns I´ve ever saw ! It´s has all the spaghetti elements, the bad guy Hawkeye is great, and also the explosions scenes.
Bad Lieutenant, Do you have this post/cover to send ? If possible to send me on rapha84@vivax.com.br
Best regards[/quote]
Send? I’m a lazy bastard. ;D Besides that, I don’t have bigger versions of those pictures. So just right click with your mouse and save picture. By the way, I wrote a review of this movie. Follow the link, there is the original artwork, VHS cover and the German artwork, which I like best.
http://www.filmboob.nl/filmrecensies/1524/Three-Bullets-for-a-Long-Gun.html

Mark uploaded the Norwegian VHS cover for the sequel:


(Raph_Alv) #14

I heard that “They call me Lucky” and “Three bullets for long gun” is the same film, just an AKA…
Is that true?


(Bad Lieutenant) #15

[quote=“Raph_Alv, post:14, topic:462”]I heard that “They call me Lucky” and “Three bullets for long gun” is the same film, just an AKA…
Is that true?[/quote]
No.

[quote=“Bad Lieutenant, post:11, topic:462”]I’ve seen both Three Bullets for a Long Gun and They Call Me Lucky, which is the sequel to Three Bullets for a Long Gun, recently. They’re both by director Peter Henkel and both have the character Lucky, who is portrayed by Keith van der Wat, who acts like a third rate Eli Wallach. They are spaghettiwesterns in style and they borrow heavily from their Italian counterparts. Especially The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is ripped off. The South-African settings work pretty well. Better than the actors, anyway. It’s pretty laughable when you hear Mexican characters with South-African accents. The tone of both movies is pretty uneven, but overall slightly comedic. All in all, I think they’re nice efforts by Henkel and co. and interesting for spaghettiwestern lovers, but definitely not for the average popcorn muncher. Not much quality or originalty going on here.
Here are the credits for They Call Me Lucky, which is not listed on IMDB.
Cast: Keith G. Van der Wat, Cathy Usher, Trevor Edwards, Andrew Roberts, Tullio Moneta, Johann Du Plooy, Dianne Ridler, Shirley Cilliers, Zara Marshall, Eric Horvitch, Noleen Post, Maurizio Viviani, Marie De Gaye, José De Sousa, Philip Van Der Byl

Three Bullets for a Long Gun

They Call Me Lucky[/quote]


(Bill san Antonio) #16

Here’s a cover I made for this:



(Yodlaf Peterson) #17

I’ve got a rare Dutch tape on the video for pleasure label.

I’ve had it a while but have never gotten around to watching it because when i got it i thought it was a spaghetti.

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(Bad Lieutenant) #18

That is a rare tape indeed, Yodlaf. I mself got the Greek vhs in last week. Don’t be put off by the fact that it’s not a genuine spaghetti western, because it sure looks and feels like one. The film isn’t too original, but it is pretty entertaining. Give it a try, chances are you’ll like it.


(gunhawk) #19

Is there a DVD of “Three Bullets For A Long Gun” available anywhere?


(Bad Lieutenant) #20

Only vhs. Topics merged by the way, No dvd, so no point in multiple topics on the film.

Loads of vhs releases, bth PAL and NTSC, of which some can be picked up cheaply.

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Three_Bullets_for_a_Long_Gun/VHS_releases