Wanted (Giorgio Ferroni, Giorgio Stegani, 1967)


(scherpschutter) #1

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Couldn’t find a thread for this one
A review is now up:

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Wanted_Review

Still can’t really say which part of the trilogy I like best
They don’t differ much in quality, but I guess my heart is with One Silver Dollar


(Stanton) #2

The often atmospheric photography of Wanted is of course noticable.

Except for a few violent scenes, all 3 Ferroni/Gemma westerns are not exactly what I’m expecting from a SW. They belong clearly to the early phase of SWs, in which costumes, story, characterizations are more influenced by naive american B-Westerns than by Sergio Leone.

But in an easy way they are quite entertaining.

I prefer Fort Yuma Gold (5/10), which has the most eventful story and the more interesting villains, followed by Wanted (5/10) and One Silver Dollar (4/10), which is a bit too plain.

I will get Ferroni’s 4th western Il pistolero segnato da Dio, which wasn’t released in Germany, with one of my next trades.


(YourPallbearer) #3

My favorite is “One Silver Dollar”, which is a classic in my eyes.
“Wanted” left me a bit cold. Can’t really say why. Just not one of Gemma’s best.
Anybody else notice the film has a bit of novelty value as it is one of the few Italian westerns that use interior sets for scenes that take place outdoors.


(Phil H) #4

Bava’s Road to Fort Alamo does the same thing. Gives the film a whole different feel.


(Yodlaf Peterson) #5

Still gotta admire that cactus!


(Reverend Danite) #6

Are these the muthas …?

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(scherpschutter) #7

[quote=“YourPallbearer, post:3, topic:1186”]My favorite is “One Silver Dollar”, which is a classic in my eyes.
“Wanted” left me a bit cold. Can’t really say why. Just not one of Gemma’s best.
Anybody else notice the film has a bit of novelty value as it is one of the few Italian westerns that use interior sets for scenes that take place outdoors.[/quote]

Those soundstages were used in several films like Adios Gringo, Django shoots first and this Bava movie
It seems to be limited to the first few years of the genre; can’t think of any post-'67 spagh with them
It was done quite often in fitfies Hollywood westerns and tv series (Bonanza!), so I guess they got the idea watching those things
After all, Ferroni, Stegani and Bava (as a western maker) were influenced by Hollywood

I have the same problems with WANTED: it’s not bad at all, but it’s a bit of a cold achievement


(Silvanito) #8

Haven’t seen this film, but I’ve heard some of the music from a compilation CD

wanted…wanted…

…yes you’re wanted, you’re wanted

:smiley: :smiley: :smiley:


(Phil H) #9

I like these Ferroni Gemma films. They are not masterpieces but are undemanding fun in a classical western kind of way.

This one probably fits between Fort Yuma Gold and One Silver Dollar in my list of favourites but that is knit picking really. I enjoyed them all for what they are. I’m just a sucker for a Gemma film in general I suppose.


(ENNIOO) #10

There is also a Bollywood western called Wanted from the 80’s :

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362303/

May watch tonight.


(scherpschutter) #11

[quote=“ENNIOO, post:10, topic:1186”]There is also a Bollywood western called Wanted from the 80’s :

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362303/

May watch tonight.[/quote]

Where did you find this thing?

Made in '83, still awaiting five votes … not a very popular movie


(ENNIOO) #12

Picked up a copy from E Bay a while back, when I was looking for a copy of the 1967 Wanted. Film is over two hours long… something a little different for tonight.


(Silence) #13

So the fellas at eBay are responsible for all the films you watched…


(ENNIOO) #14

A few here and there from E Bay.


(Sundance) #15

Isn’t the Bollywood western Wanted a some sort of remake of God Forgives, I Don’t? At least that is what I remember… A DVD is sold in several online stores (which I can’t remember now) for quite cheap but the shipping costs were too high for europe (over $20 if I remember correctly) or I would have owned it a long time ago.

Actually it is available here for $4.99 http://www.musicindiamovies.com/php/productDetails.php?id=2532
US shipping is free or a couple of dollars, $5 to Canada, $6 to UK and $22 for the rest of the Europe. Nice.

(not the DVD)



(Silence) #16

Would be nice to watch a Bollywood Western! You liked it Ennioo?


(Bad Lieutenant) #17

I had the Dutch dvd of Wanted (which I had bought for one euro), but traded it with someone. A piece of crap with some entertaining moments, but of course also dance routines and shit like that. It’s not a remake of God Forgives, I don’t, but it does blatantly rip off the scene where all passengers in a train are found shot to hell. It’s a western, but it doesn’t take place there, really weird. Rupees and curry in the film.


(ENNIOO) #18

Agree with Bad Lieutenant on the Bollywood film. Film is way over long. There is a bloke who looks a little like Frank Wolf. Some Spaghetti style sounds on the soundtrack.

One to watch with a curry and plenty of beer ;D .


(Silence) #19

Then I guess I’ll have to wait ;D.


(scherpschutter) #20

If you take the curry I’m sure you’ll find someone here for the beer