Django is a great film… but I don’t know, not personally one of my favorites.
Not directly related but there’s a connection: Sartana was inspired by James Bond. I hate James Bond but absolutely love Sartana.
Lots of people on this forum dislike comedy westerns but I think they’re awesome and entertaining.
Danton brothers (Fred, played by Anthony Steffen and Johnny played by Mark Damon) from “Dead Men Don’t Count” don’t get enough love around here. If you’re having a bad day, just watch this duo for awhile and you’ll feel better Steffen and Damon were both also in “A train for Durango”, for those who want to see more of these two together.
Srill have no idea what the consensus is about this movie on here, but Shoot the Living, and Pray for the Dead is one of the best Spaghetti Westerns ever made and trumps some other ones currently in the top twenty.
Very well may have seen the cut release and I still put that in my top twenty. That scene where Eli gets them away from the Confederate soldiers by pretending the war has ended is one of the best in any Spaghetti Western.
You are right. In the beginning you only hear the harmonica when Bronson is playing the harmonica. And that was cool!. But then the tune keeps coming back, even when he’s not playing. Really dissapointing. It becomes irrittating and the movie is tedious in the end. To me, it’s still a good movie, but not a favorite.
A Bullet for the General is pretty weak. Great in a lot of departments (music, direction and story mostly) but I think the characters are drywall and the ending is daft.
Starblack is pretty great. A bit strange and corny yeah, but I thought it was good fun.
This probably won’t surprise people but I think The Price of Power is one of the absolute best westerns ever made in any capacity.
I think the likes of Sabata, Sartana and They Call him Cemetery all suck.
I think Keoma sucks too, but I like almost every other Castellari film I’ve seen and consider myself a big fan of his. Johnny Hamlet is my 8th favourite spag and I love his Euro-Crime films especially. Just strange I hate what he, Nero and others consider to be their best film.
Same. I think it’s a fine piece of art considering the low budget is so obvious. Vari’s other westerns that I’ve seen though (A Hole…, Degueyo and The Last Killer) not so much.
Can’t say I’d agree with this though. I’d agree Valerii’s style was more polished and that he was more consistent, but his films weren’t as groundbreaking for not just spaghettis but westerns in general like Corbucci’s. I can agree with others about Django somewhat…it hasn’t aged as well as The Mercenary or The Great Silence.
I agree with you entirely on taking what you can when it comes to obscure cinema. I have loads of bootlegs in my eurocult collection and it doesn’t bother me.
I guess that’s why this post is for “unpopular” opinions.
I admit my opinion of Corbucci is tainted by the level of cruelty he showed toward horses in his films. There was no reason for some of the things that he did other than shock value and torturing horses is a cheap, lazy, and inhuman(e) way to attain this film element.