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#2583

In Today’s time it would be quite far fetched, but in the civil war era, it’s a bit more realistic. I love the dangerous outlaws who’s use of torture and deception are truly one of a kind. A true tale of double crossing, shootouts, revenge and greed all slapped together make for a fun watch. With all of the awesome fight scenes in the mud, and the saloon, and that remarkable opening scene (One kickass priest!) I cant see why this isn’t rated higher on the database.


#2584

So much mud! You’d think Corbucci was involved.

PS. This was the first Wild East DVD I ever bought.


(Stanton) #2585

OK, this is now (and only a few years late, but patience is the SW hero’s strength) the new Top 20, or better Top 148, taken from 175 lists. And better and more beautiful and tastier than ever:

1 The Good, the Bad, the Ugly Leone, Sergio 3425

2 Once Upon a Time in the West Leone, Sergio 2976
3 For a Few Dollars More Leone, Sergio 2865

4 The Great Silence Corbucci, Sergio 2251
5 A Fistful of Dollars Leone, Sergio 1909
6 Django Corbucci, Sergio 1841
7 The Big Gundown Sollima, Sergio 1776
8 The Mercenary Corbucci, Sergio 1247
9 Companeros Corbucci, Sergio 1116
10 Death Rides a Horse / Man to Man Petroni, Giulio 1091

11 Face to Face Sollima, Sergio 1085
12 Duck, You Sucker! Leone, Sergio 1014
13 A Bullet for the General Damiani, Damiano 990
14 Day of Anger Valerii, Tonino 776
15 Keoma Castellari, Enzo G. 700
16 Cemetery Without Crosses Hossein, Robert 686
17 My Name is Nobody Leone, Sergio/Valerii, T. 622
18 The Return of Ringo Tessari, Duccio 591
19 Django Kill…If You Live, Shoot! Questi, Giulio 517
20 Run Man, Run Sollima, Sergio 398

21 If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death Parolini, Gianfranco 384
22 Blindman Baldi, Ferdinando 334
23 Sabata Parolini, Gianfranco 314
24 10,000 Dollars Blood Money Girolami, Romolo 279
25 Mannaja / A Man Called Blade Martino, Sergio 276
26 And God Said to Cain Margheriti, Antonio 272
27 Navajo Joe Corbucci, Sergio 270
28 A Pistol for Ringo Tessari, Duccio 246
29 Tepepa Petroni, Giulio 231
30 Light the Fuse…Sartana is Coming Carnimeo, Giuliano 205

31 Massacre Time Fulci, Lucio 196
32 God Forgives…I Don’t Colizzi, Giuseppe 184
33 California Lupo, Michele 165
34 The Grand Duel Santi, Giancarlo 163
35 Bandidos Dallamano, Massimo 163
36 Kill and Pray / Requiescant Lizzani, Carlo 151
37 Johnny Hamlet Castellari, Enzo G. 148
38 El Puro Mulargia, Edoardo 142
39 Four of the Apocalypse Fulci, Lucio 139
40 The Forgotten Pistolero Baldi, Ferdinando 137

41 Vengeance Margheriti, Antonio 136
42 Death Sentence Lanfranchi, Mario 134
43 Django the Bastard Garrone, Sergio 132
44 Matalo! Canevari, Cesare 131
45 The Hellbenders Corbucci, Sergio 124
46 Trinity is Still My Name Barboni, Enzo 123
47 The Bounty Killer Martin, Eugenio 120
48 The Specialists Corbucci, Sergio 116
49 Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead Vari, Giuseppe 115
50 Ace High / 4 for an Ave Maria Colizzi, Giuseppe 112

51 The Ruthless Four / Each One for His Own Capitani, Giorgio 100
52 Dead Men Ride Florio, Aldo 98
53 I Want Him Dead Bianchini, Paolo 98
54 They Call Him Cemetery Carnimeo, Giuliano 95
55 A Stranger in Town Vanzi, Luigi 95
56 They Call me Trinity Barboni, Enzo 91
57 A Bullet for Sandoval Buchs, Julio 89
58 Yankee Brass, Tinto 89
59 For 100 000 Dollars per Killing Fago, Giovanni 88
60 The Moment to Kill Carnimeo, Giuliano 87
61 Arizona Colt Lupo, Michele 86
62 Django, Prepare a Coffin Baldi, Ferdinando 81
63 Johnny Yuma Girolami, Romolo 78
64 Adios Sabata Parolini, Gianfranco 77
65 Cut Throats Nine Marchent, Joaquin Luis Rom. 77
66 Texas Adios Baldi, Ferdinando 75
67 Duel in the Eclipse / Requiem for a Gringo Merino, José Luis 72
68 I am Sartana, Your Angel of Death Carnimeo, Giuliano 70
69 The Dirty Outlaws / El desperado Rossetti, Franco 69
70 Have a Good Funeral, My Friend…Sartana Will Pay Carnimeo, Giuliano 68
71 Black Jack Baldanello, Gianfranco 67
72 No Room to Die / A Long File of Crosses Garrone, Sergio 65
73 A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die Giraldi, Franco 62
74 Red Sun Young, Terence 60
75 One Silver Dollar Ferroni, Giorgio 60

76 The Price of Power Valerii, Tonino 59
77 Cost of Dying / Taste of Death Merolle, Sergio 53
78 The Silent Stranger Vanzi, Luigi 53
79 Today it’s Me…Tomorrow You Cervi, Tonino 50
80 Long Days of Vengeance Vancini, Florestano 48
81 One after Another Nostro, Nick 46
82 A Hole in the Forehead Vari, Guiseppe 42
82 Fighting Fists of Shanghai Joe Caiano, Mario 42
84 Long Live Your Death Tessari, Duccio 42
85 Garringo Marchent, Rafael Romero 37
86 The Stranger Returns Vanzi, Luigi 36
87 Five Man Army Taylor, Don 36
88 Cowards Don’t Pray Siciliano, Mario 35
89 Blood at Sundown / 1 000 Dollars on the Black Cardone, Alberto 34
90 I am Sartana, Trade Your Guns for a Coffin / A Fistful of Lead Carnimeo, Giuliano 34
91 Shoot, Gringo…Shoot! Corbucci, Bruno 33
92 Ben and Charlie Lupo, Michele 32
93 Boot Hill Colizzi, Giuseppe 30
94 The Last Killer Vari, Giuseppe 28
95 Revenge for Revenge Colucci, Mario 28
95 Taste of Violence Hossein, Robert 28
97 They Call Me Hallelujah / Heads I Kill You, Tails You Die Carnimeo, Giuliano 27
98 Sonny and Jed Corbucci, Sergio 27
99 Night of the Serpent Petroni, Giulio 27
100 The Hills Run Red / A River of Dollars Lizzani, Carlo 26

101 The Price of Death Palli, Enzo Gicca 26
102 Pistoleros Caltabiano, Alfio 25
103 Viva Cangaceiro Fago, Giovanni 24
104 Silver Saddle Fulci, Lucio 23
105 A Man Called Sledge Morrow, Vic 22
105 Minnesota Clay Corbucci, Sergio 22
107 Hate for Hate Paolella, Domenico 21
108 A Barrel Full of Dollars Fidani, Demofilo 20
109 Dead Men Don’t Make Shadows Fidani, Demofilo 20
109 Sartana Does Not Forgive Balcazar, Alfonso 20
111 Beyond the Law Stegani Giorgio C. 20
112 Apache Woman Mariuzzo, Giorgio 19
113 Kill Them All and Come Back Alone Castellari, Enzo G. 18
114 The Unholy Four / Chuck Mool Barboni, Enzo 18
115 The Return of Sabata Parolini, Gianfranco 18
116 Drummer of Vengeance Gariazzo, Mario 18
116 Bullets Don’t Argue Caiano, Mario 18
116 God Made Them… I Kill Them / God Forgives … His Life is Mine Bianchini, Paolo 18
119 The Fury of Johnny Kid Puccini, Gianni 17
120 W Django Mulargia, Eduardo 17
120 A Reason to Live, A Reason to Die Valerii, Tonino 17
122 Wanted Ferroni, Giorgio 17
122 A Genius, Two Partners and a Dupe / Nobody’s the Greatest Damiani, Damiano 17
124 Life is Tough, Eh Providence? Petroni, Giulio 16
124 John the Bastard Crispino, Armando 16
126 Seven Guns for the MacGregors Giraldi, Franco 16
126 Fort Yuma Gold Ferroni, Giorgio 16
128 Man, Pride, Vengeance Bazzoni, Luigi 14
129 Boldest Job in the West De La Loma, José Antonio 13
129 Death Walks in Laredo Pero, Enzi 13
131 Trinity Sees Red / Revenge of Trinity Camus, Mario 12
132 Ringo from Nebraska Bava, Mario / Roman, Antonio 12
133 Train for Durango Caiano, Mario 11
133 For the Taste of Killing Valerii, Tonino 11
135 May God Forgive You… But I Won’t Musolino, Vincenzo 11
135 Shotgun Mauri, Roberto 11
137 The Greatest Robbery in the West Lucidi, Maurizio 10
137 A Pistol for 100 Coffins Lenzi, Umberto 10
139 Seven Dollars on the Red Cardone, Alberto 7
140 Viva Maria Malle, Louis 7
141 Tequila Joe Dell’Aquila, Vincenzo 5
142 Any Gun Can Play Castellari, Enzo G. 5
142 Hate Thy Neighbour Baldi, Ferdinando 5
142 And for a Roof a Sky Full of Stars Petroni, Giulio 5
145 The Belle Star Story Wertmüller, Lina 4
145 It Can Be Done, Amigo! Lucidi, Maurizio 4
147 The Beast Costa, Mario 3
147 Ringo and his Golden Pistol Corbucci, Sergio 3


(Stanton) #2586

And these are the ones which got only 1 vote (and therefore not included in the big list) with their respective points:

Death Played the Flute Panaccio, Angelo 25
Law of Violence Crea, Gianni 21
Ringo: The Lone Rider Marchent, Rafael Romero 19
Red Blood, Yellow Gold Cicero, Fernando 19
A Man Called Apocalypse Joe Savona, Leopoldo 17
Hate Is My God Gora,Claudio 17
Django and Sartana Are Coming… It’s the End Fidani, Demofilo 17
Killer Adios Zeglio, Primo 16
Execution Paolella, Domenico 14
Two Crosses at Danger Pass Marchent, Rafael Romero 14
Twice a Judas Cicero, Fernando 14
No Graves on Boot Hill Garrone, Sergio 13
Killer Caliber .32 Brescia, Alfonso 13
God Does Not Pay on Saturday / Kill the Wicked Boccia, Tanio 13
Comin’ at Ya! Baldi, Ferdinando 12
Gentleman Killer Stegani, Giorgio 12
El Rojo Savona, Leopoldo 12
Django Kills Softly Pupillo, Massimo 11
Ramon the Mexican Pradeaux, Maurizio 11
Return of Halleluja Carnimeo, Giuliano 10
Shango Mulargia, Edoardo 9
A Coffin for the Sheriff Caiano, Mario 9
A Bounty Killer for Trinity Massaccesi, Aristide 9
Up the MacGregors! Giraldi, Franco 9
Black Killer Croccolo, Carlo 9
A Man Called Noon Collinson, Peter 9
Garter Colt Rocco, Gian Andrea 8
Halleluja and Sartana Strike Again Siciliano, Mario 7
His Colt, Himself, His Revenge Merighi, Ferdinando 7
7 Guns from Texas Marchent, Joaquin Luis Rom. 7
Between God, the Devil and a Winchester Girolami, Marino 6
I’ll Sell My Skin Dearly Fizzarotti, Ettore Maria 6
Revenge of the Resurrected Marchent, Rafael Romero 5
Those Dirty Dogs Rosati, Giuseppe 5
What am I Doing in the Middle of the Revolution? Corbucci, Sergio 5
Days of Violence Brescia, Alfonso 5
Rita of the West Baldi, Ferdinando 5
Killer Kid Savona, Leopoldo 5
Take a Hard Ride Margheriti, Antonio 4
Born to Kill Mollica, Antonio 4
Cjamango Mulargia, Edoardo 4
15 Scaffolds for a Killer Malasomma, Nunzio 4
Ringo, the Face of Revenge Caiano, Mario 4
The Tramplers Antonini, Alfredo 4
Buddy Goes West Lupo, Michele 3
Sugar Colt Giraldi, Franco 3
Five Giants From Texas / Five for Revenge Florio, Aldo 3
Sabata the Killer Demicheli, Tulio 3
Fasthand Is Still My Name Bianchi, Mario 3
Bad Man’s River Martín, Eugenio 2
God’s Gun Parolini, Gianfranco 2
Sartana in the Valley of Death Mauri, Roberto 2
The Stranger and the Gunfighter Margheriti, Antonio 2
Quinto: Fighting Proud Klimovsky, Léon 2
Trinity Plus the Clown and a Guitar Antel, Franz 2
More Dollars for the MacGregors Merino, José Luis 2
Vendetta at Dawn / Terrible Day of the Big Gundown Garrone, Sergio 1
A Stranger in Paso Bravo Rosso, Salvatore 1
For a Book of Dollars Girolami, Renzo 1
Don’t Touch the White Woman Ferreri, Marco 1
The White, the Yellow and the Black Corbucci, Sergio 1
This Man Can’t Die Baldanello, Gianfranco 1
Machine Gun Killers Bianchini, Paolo 1


(Asa) #2587

Outstanding work as ever, Sir Stanton.

A real ding-dong there for that twentieth and final place. I’m sorely tempted to declare If You Meet Sartana Pray For Your Death my new number one favourite spag out of the clear blue sky.


#2588

Thank you for your service, Arch.

I keep juggling Johnny Hamlet & Blindman as my number 20, but I’m glad they’re both in the top 40.


(Stanton) #2589

Thanks …

Link to the Database site: https://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Essential_Top_20_Films

So what happened since the previous update from Jan 15?

Companeros (formerly # 11) entered the top 10 again, apart from that no changes in the top 20, but Run Man Run runs out of steam. The only one which did not get more points, but stayed exactly with its 398 points.

New or back in the top 50 are Vengeance and The Hellbenders, out are for now They Call Me Trinity, A Stranger in Town and They Call Him Cemetery. Ace High stumbled from # 40 to # 50 and El puro (fuck, fuck, fuck) lost some points and some places instead of the other way round.


(Sebastian) #2590

Great job with the update, sir


(Asa) #2591

IMHO Run Man Run is a somewhat overrated picture. It starts well but it quickly runs out of fizz. For me, it’s a mediocre picture at best and it’s the one film in the Big 20 which doesn’t feel as though it should be there.

Every time I’ve seen Companeros I’ve always ended up enjoying it more than I thought I was going to. Even now, having just said that, Companeros still doesn’t sit in my memory with the same fondness it receives once I sit down to it. Strange.

Good news all round IMO.

This, however, is an outrage. Who is demoting El Puro in their rankings?? A plague on all your houses! {well, maybe not a plague; a stubbed toe though, at least)


#2592

Whoever they are,… they should be hanged!


#2593

[quote=“stanton, post:2589, topic:190”]
Link to the Database site: https://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Essential_Top_20_Films[/quote]

Death Sentence is listed twice.


(Asa) #2594

:grinning: Great! It should be listed five times, all inside the top ten!

EDIT: Fixed now, thanks Dean.


(titoli) #2595

We hope next time Face to face gets few more votes, so it knocks out that average movie from last spot in top 10, right Stanton? :wink:

(and then we would have all-Sergio top 10 :slight_smile: )


(titoli) #2596

I made comparison of Official list and Alternative Top 20. This is Alternative Top 20, with numbers on the right indicating its place in the Official list:

1 $10.000 BLOOD MONEY - #24
2 AND GOD SAID TO CAIN - #26
3 NAVAJO JOE - #27
4 BLINDMAN - #22
5 JOHNNY HAMLET - #37
6 THE SPECIALISTS - #48
7 GOD FORGIVES, I DON’T! - #32
8 MASSACRE TIME - #31
9 DEATH SENTENCE - #42
10 CALIFORNIA - #33
11 SABATA - #23
12 TEPEPA - #29
13 IF YOU MEET SARTANA PRAY FOR YOUR DEATH - #21
14 VENGEANCE IS MINE - #59
15 LIGHT THE FUSE…SARTANA IS COMING - #30
16 SHOOT THE LIVING AND PRAY FOR THE DEAD - #49
17 A STRANGER IN TOWN - #55
18 THE BOUNTY KILLER - #47
19 BANDIDOS - #34
20 TODAY IT’S ME, TOMORROW IT’S YOU! - #79

So, there are 7 movies that are in Official Top 40, which are not in Alt Top 20:
MANNAJA - #25
A PISTOL FOR RINGO - #28
THE GRAND DUEL - #35
KILL AND PRAY - #36
EL PURO - #38
4 OF THE APOCALYPSE - #39
FORGOTTEN PISTOLERO - #40

Real suprises here are Mannaja and Pistol for Ringo, which are pretty close to official Top 20 and are well known and much loved movies, but they are not in Alt Top 20 (I think they were before, right?).

All of the alternative ones are in the Official Top 50, except these 3: VENGEANCE IS MINE (#59), A STRANGER IN TOWN (#55) and TODAY IT’S ME, TOMORROW IT’S YOU! which sits at far away place #79 in the Official list.


(Stanton) #2597

And now, and just for fun, a list which includes only the votes from the last 5 years, roughly said since early 2012. But I kept a few lists by still very active members whose forum activity does not include a frequent update of their lists. Like King Seb or Bill San Antonio. Actually my last update is also from 2012, but the list still stands as it was.

The 2nd number is the actual rank in the big list, but without eliminating the ones which got only one vote. With only a third of the lists left coincidence has a greater impact, but there are some real surprises.
(Hmm, strange list, Boot Hill again not in the top 20 …)

1 1 The Good, the Bad, the Ugly Leone, Sergio 1205
2 3 For a Few Dollars More Leone, Sergio 1078
3 2 Once Upon a Time in the West Leone, Sergio 1070
4 4 The Great Silence Corbucci, Sergio 769
5 5 A Fistful of Dollars Leone, Sergio 721
6 7 The Big Gundown Sollima, Sergio 680
7 6 Django Corbucci, Sergio 625
8 8 The Mercenary Corbucci, Sergio 444
9 9 Companeros Corbucci, Sergio 392
10 11 Face to Face Sollima, Sergio 375
11 13 A Bullet for the General Damiani, Damiano 356
12 16 Cemetery Without Crosses Hossein, Robert 342
13 12 Duck, You Sucker! Leone, Sergio 335
14 10 Death Rides a Horse / Man to Man Petroni, Giulio 313
15 18 The Return of Ringo Tessari, Duccio 284
16 15 Keoma Castellari, Enzo G. 277
17 14 Day of Anger Valerii, Tonino 273
18 17 My Name is Nobody Leone, Sergio/Valerii, T. 233
19 19 Django Kill…If You Live, Shoot! Questi, Giulio 171
20 24 10,000 Dollars Blood Money Girolami, Romolo 130
21 21 If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death Parolini, Gianfranco 129
22 20 Run Man, Run Sollima, Sergio 113
23 28 A Pistol for Ringo Tessari, Duccio 111
24 22 Blindman Baldi, Ferdinando 101
25 32 God Forgives…I Don’t Colizzi, Giuseppe 99
26 33 California Lupo, Michele 98
27 29 Tepepa Petroni, Giulio 94
28 26 And God Said to Cain Margheriti, Antonio 93
29 23 Sabata Parolini, Gianfranco 90
30 25 Mannaja / A Man Called Blade Martino, Sergio 89
31 47 The Bounty Killer Martin, Eugenio 85
32 35 Bandidos Dallamano, Massimo 84
33 27 Navajo Joe Corbucci, Sergio 79
34 52 Dead Men Ride Florio, Aldo 68
35 41 Vengeance Margheriti, Antonio 68
36 38 El Puro Mulargia, Edoardo 67
37 51 The Ruthless Four / Each One for His Own Capitani, Giorgio 64
38 54 They Call Him Cemetery Carnimeo, Giuliano 62
39 42 Death Sentence Lanfranchi, Mario 61
40 31 Massacre Time Fulci, Lucio 60
41 43 Django the Bastard Garrone, Sergio 59
42 69 The Dirty Outlaws / El desperado Rossetti, Franco 57
43 34 The Grand Duel Santi, Giancarlo 56
44 36 Kill and Pray / Requiescant Lizzani, Carlo 55
45 40 The Forgotten Pistolero Baldi, Ferdinando 54
46 60 The Moment to Kill Carnimeo, Giuliano 52
47 76 The Price of Power Valerii, Tonino 51
48 49 Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead Vari, Giuseppe 50
49 30 Light the Fuse…Sartana is Coming Carnimeo, Giuliano 48
50 67 Duel in the Eclipse / Requiem for a Gringo Merino, José Luis 47
51 46 Trinity is Still My Name Barboni, Enzo 46
52 37 Johnny Hamlet Castellari, Enzo G. 45
53 45 The Hellbenders Corbucci, Sergio 44
54 48 The Specialists Corbucci, Sergio 43
55 72 No Room to Die / A Long File of Crosses Garrone, Sergio 42
56 56 They Call me Trinity Barboni, Enzo 39
57 53 I Want Him Dead Bianchini, Paolo 38
58 39 Four of the Apocalypse Fulci, Lucio 37
59 73 A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die Giraldi, Franco 37
60 62 Django, Prepare a Coffin Baldi, Ferdinando 36
61 71 Black Jack Baldanello, Gianfranco 36
62 59 For 100 000 Dollars per Killing Fago, Giovanni 35
63 88 Cowards Don’t Pray Siciliano, Mario 32
64 81 One after Another Nostro, Nick 31
65 63 Johnny Yuma Girolami, Romolo 30
66 96 Taste of Violence Hossein, Robert 28
67 61 Arizona Colt Lupo, Michele 27
68 75 One Silver Dollar Ferroni, Giorgio 26
69 77 Cost of Dying / Taste of Death Merolle, Sergio 25
70 70 Have a Good Funeral, My Friend…Sartana Will Pay Carnimeo, Giuliano 23
71 105 Silver Saddle Fulci, Lucio 23
72 78 The Silent Stranger Vanzi, Luigi 23
73 90 I am Sartana, Trade Your Guns for a Coffin / A Fistful of Lead Carnimeo, Giuliano 22
74 93 Boot Hill Colizzi, Giuseppe 21
75 79 Today it’s Me…Tomorrow You Cervi, Tonino 20
76 94 The Last Killer Vari, Giuseppe 19
77 98 Sonny and Jed Corbucci, Sergio 19
78 55 A Stranger in Town Vanzi, Luigi 18
79 68 I am Sartana, Your Angel of Death Carnimeo, Giuliano 18
80 112 Sartana Does Not Forgive Balcazar, Alfonso 18
81 100 The Hills Run Red / A River of Dollars Lizzani, Carlo 18
82 44 Matalo! Canevari, Cesare 17
83 128 A Man Called Apocalypse Joe Savona, Leopoldo 17
84 129 Hate Is My God Gora,Claudio 17
85 89 Blood at Sundown / 1 000 Dollars on the Black Cardone, Alberto 16
86 84 Long Live Your Death Tessari, Duccio 16
87 102 Pistoleros Caltabiano, Alfio 16
88 134 Fort Yuma Gold Ferroni, Giorgio 16
89 50 Ace High / 4 for an Ave Maria Colizzi, Giuseppe 15
90 74 Red Sun Young, Terence 14
91 66 Texas Adios Baldi, Ferdinando 14
92 80 Long Days of Vengeance Vancini, Florestano 14
93 86 The Stranger Returns Vanzi, Luigi 14
94 124 W Django Mulargia, Eduardo 14
95 64 Adios Sabata Parolini, Gianfranco 13
96 142 No Graves on Boot Hill Garrone, Sergio 13
97 91 Shoot, Gringo…Shoot! Corbucci, Bruno 12
98 147 Comin’ at Ya! Baldi, Ferdinando 12
99 148 Gentleman Killer Stegani, Giorgio 12
100 82 A Hole in the Forehead Vari, Guiseppe 11
101 95 Revenge for Revenge Colucci, Mario 11
102 152 May God Forgive You… But I Won’t Musolino, Vincenzo 11
103 126 Wanted Ferroni, Giorgio 11
104 85 Garringo Marchent, Rafael Romero 10
105 118 The Unholy Four / Chuck Mool Barboni, Enzo 10
106 146 Ringo from Nebraska Bava, Mario / Roman, Antonio 10
107 99 Night of the Serpent Petroni, Giulio 9
108 104 Viva Cangaceiro Fago, Giovanni 9
109 150 Train for Durango Caiano, Mario 9
110 160 A Coffin for the Sheriff Caiano, Mario 9
111 140 Boldest Job in the West De La Loma, José Antonio 8
112 108 Hate for Hate Paolella, Domenico 8
113 122 God Made Them… I Kill Them / God Forgives … His Life is Mine Bianchini, Paolo 8
114 125 A Reason to Live, A Reason to Die Valerii, Tonino 7
115 145 Trinity Sees Red / Revenge of Trinity Camus, Mario 7
116 65 Cut Throats Nine Marchent, Joaquin Luis Rom. 7
117 123 The Fury of Johnny Kid Puccini, Gianni 6
118 107 Minnesota Clay Corbucci, Sergio 6
119 58 Yankee Brass, Tinto 6
120 171 Between God, the Devil and a Winchester Girolami, Marino 6
121 177 Revenge of the Resurrected Marchent, Rafael Romero 5
122 178 Those Dirty Dogs Rosati, Giuseppe 5
123 179 What am I Doing in the Middle of the Revolution? Corbucci, Sergio 5
124 111 Dead Men Don’t Make Shadows Fidani, Demofilo 4
125 174 Any Gun Can Play Castellari, Enzo G. 4
126 175 Hate Thy Neighbour Baldi, Ferdinando 4
127 185 Take a Hard Ride Margheriti, Antonio 4
128 186 Born to Kill Mollica, Antonio 4
129 120 Drummer of Vengeance Gariazzo, Mario 3
130 176 And for a Roof a Sky Full of Stars Petroni, Giulio 3
131 193 Buddy Goes West Lupo, Michele 3
132 194 Sugar Colt Giraldi, Franco 3
133 195 Five Giants From Texas / Five for Revenge Florio, Aldo 3
134 173 Tequila Joe Dell’Aquila, Vincenzo 2
135 117 Kill Them All and Come Back Alone Castellari, Enzo G. 2
136 131 Life is Tough, Eh Providence? Petroni, Giulio 2
137 192 Ringo and his Golden Pistol Corbucci, Sergio 2
138 198 Bad Man’s River Martín, Eugenio 2
139 204 More Dollars for the MacGregors Merino, José Luis 2
140 97 They Call Me Hallelujah / Heads I Kill You, Tails You Die Carnimeo, Giuliano 1
141 106 A Man Called Sledge Morrow, Vic 1
142 151 For the Taste of Killing Valerii, Tonino 1
143 166 Seven Dollars on the Red Cardone, Alberto 1
144 205 Vendetta at Dawn / Terrible Day of the Big Gundown Garrone, Sergio 1
145 206 A Stranger in Paso Bravo Rosso, Salvatore 1
146 211 Machine Gun Killers Bianchini, Paolo 1


(Asa) #2598

Top work, Stanters!

Interesting reading indeed. Not much change in the make-up of the Big 20 but a fair stirring of the elements. Quite a bit of drama elsewhere, unfortunately though this info doesn’t appear to support my previously-held belief that a quality release of a given spag will translate to positive reception and movement up this table; Requiescant, which received a terrific blu-ray release from Arrow a shade under eighteen months ago drops eight places whereas El Puro, still awaiting a quality HD release, climbs two places.


(Phil H) #2599

Yes, I’ve often wondered why the Alternative 20 doesn’t match places 21-40 of the official list more closely.There are a couple of potential reasons. Firstly, the Alternative list is scored on a simple one point per vote system. I ummed and ahhed about that when I first set it up but plumped for that system as most people seem to say that it became a pretty arbitrary choice as to whether a film was placed anywhere amongst their choices so weighting seemed pointless. In essence, “here’s my other favourite 20 in no particular order”.

But another reason is that despite repeated advice to the contrary a lot of people seem to fill their Alternative 20 voting lists with less well known films which they quite like rather than the 20 they genuinely think are their favourites outside the official top 20. For example, people will vote for 20 films in their official list and then leave out films which they have in that list which would qualify for the Alt 20 when they compile that voting list. e.g. Blindman might be in their official top 20 list but then not in their alt 20 list. I don’t understand why folks do it but it happens regularly and I have given up pointing it out now and just count the votes regardless. I actually think this is the biggest reason for the disparity in lists. It also means I have tons of films with only one or two votes which I suspect most people would struggle to understand why they are included at all.


(Stanton) #2600

But El puro did not get any votes in the first years of voting. Unfortunately some of the “purists” have changed their initial list, and Puro lost some points in the last months.
Meanwhile I doubt that Puro makes the top 30 with a DVD release.

But Matalo is interesting, as it did get a good DVD release meanwhile. But it lost some places in the big list, from the 30s to the 40s, and dropped here from # 44 to # 82.


#2602

Great work Stanton. It’s nice to see some of my favourites like Johnny Hamlet and Dead Men ride climb a few places up.


#2603

Interesting to see The Price of Power (I think I’m the only person here who has it in his top ten) make it into the top 50 out of recent votes. I never thought it would get anywhere near.