[quote=“m_burlock, post:5, topic:1063”]I don’t think I’m a hardcore Spaghetti Western fan.
I’d be willing to expand and go for films released before or after the late 60’s. But that’s as far as I’m willing to compromise my vision.
I don’t want a Spaghetti Western that is weird/bizzare/psychadelic/surreal/quirky. I just don’t.
In my Spaghetti West there’s nothing as modern as say, a motorcycle, in it.
I have limited space within which to store DVDs. Therefore I can’t buy everything.
There are two camps out there. One camp is made of people who’ll only rent DVDs. The other is made of people who’ll only buy DVDs. I’m firmly in the later camp.
Italian films whose plot is dominated by, for example, the Confederate Army and time spent at a fort just isn’t a western. It’s a war/combat/civil war film (i.e. the film called “A Reason To Live, A Reason To Die”) in my opinion. Some people call them “Macaroni (something I forget)”.
If these are the right words, I prefer a Spaghetti West that is cliche. Horses, Cowboys, Heat, Desert (maybe), Sun, Sheriff (maybe), Guns, Action, Machismo, Stylish, Saloon, Bar Fight (maybe), Cool, and Tension are the key words for me.[/quote]
I actually have similar “restrictions”, I also don’t like comedies, zapata westerns, wierd westerns, although I’ve seen many of these despite my tastes.
Trying looking at some of the stuff from Blue Underground and wildeast, and VCI, and some of the Franco Cleef DVD-R’s as well.
Basically most of the best westerns have no R1 release so again, a regionless player is a must.
Some of the koch releases are pure gold. The Sollima box set, Django box set and Hallelujah box sets are pretty good. I think you will like “They Call Him Cemetery”, $10,000 Blood money, Stranger’s Gundown, as well as the Sartana films. Nothing wierd or psychedelic, although it is unusual, in a good way.