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Title: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: The_Gringo on June 24, 2004, 12:20:44 AM
Has anyone else seen this film? I believe it was directed by Leone's assistant director for some of his films Tonino Valleri. Lee Van Cleef is great (as usual) and Al Muloch's small performance is fun too. I loved the duel scene with Van Cleef having to use a musket on horse back. The whole lesson thing was fun too. Good Spag, not great.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: DJIMBO on June 24, 2004, 01:12:53 AM
i havent seen it myself but i believe its better known as Day of Anger and it co-stars Giuliano Gemma (from Ringo films).

Supposed to be one of the better non-leone Spaghetti Westerns.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: cigar joe on November 28, 2004, 06:54:25 AM
Fully Restored widescreen- Lee Van Cleef, Giuliano Gemma, directed by Leone assitant Tonnino Valleri

Got this in the mail the other day was surfing Amazon and saw they had a few offers its usually out of print or can be had for $ 34 + dollars from Wild East. Got it for $21 plus shipping. Now is the time to get a few if there are any left.


Watched about 20 minutes late last night and so far I'm impresed. I'll give a full report later today.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: grandpa_chum on November 28, 2004, 10:48:49 AM
I am really interested in seeing valerii's other films... Day of Anger/My Dear Killer/A Reason To Live, A Reason To Die/Unscrupulous

Too bad they are all but impossible to see... they sound good... i see the first three on dvd at ebay once in a while... too bad i never have any money when they are around.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: cigar joe on November 28, 2004, 04:33:44 PM
Day Of Anger (1967)

Ok watched it through today and got to say it was a good flick, not Leone but Valerii learned very well (Leones Assitant Driector for AFFOD and FAFDM.)

I'm always leary of non Leone SW's but this one passed my test. Wild East DVD

Time, Doc Holliday is dead (Doc passed in 1887) so that puts this at least in the 1890's. The place the Southwest, near the Mexican border, a town called Clifton. Its mentioned in the early scenes that gunplay is now quite rare, the west is getting tame. Scott (Gemma) is a bastard orphan, he works at the livery stable, sweeps up, and makes the rounds of the town in the morning with a barrel cart for the emptying of the night's chamber pots the "sh*t detail". He's treated horribly by the bigwigs of the town, low on the totem pole.  

The old owner of the stable treats him well and has told him stories of the OK Corral and shown him the art of the quick draw which he practices with a wooden gun and an old holster tied on his hip with a rope.

Talby an ex outlaw (Lee Van Cleef) rides into town and stops to talk with Scott as he is sweeping. He asks about a hotel and a stable and Scott gives him the info. Talby likes the kid and he offers Scott a dollar if he'd stable his horse. Tells him to come over to the saloon to pick up the dollar when he's done.

Scott showing up at the Saloon angers the owner and the patrons. Talby defends him and shoots down one of the more beligerant ones after he tries to throw down on him. Talby is cleared at an inquest and leaves for a border town caled Bowie. Gemma gets on is mule and follows, in the desert Talby gets the drop on Scott and tells him that if he wants to learn the art of the gunslinger he's got to learn a few lessons.

In Bowie, Talby is looking for Wild Jack (Al Mulock) his old partner, seems as if Murdock and Talby pulled off a job in Abilene that netted $100,000 Talby got caught and served time and Mulock got screwed by his associates who were supposed to provide alibis and launder the money, these associates are all now respectable citizens of Clifton, its similar in plot to Death Rides a Horse in that respect. Wild Jack sends his men to ambush Talby after he fingers his associates but ends up shooting it out and getting killed by Talby.

Van Cleef plays sort of a cross between Angel Eyes and Col. Mortimer. He dresses in the last half of the film exactly like Mortimer, but he's a cold hearted killer like Angel Eyes with one difference he got a vengfull mean streak. He comes back to Clifton and with Scott in appreticeship proceeds to take over the town by blackmail and killing.  

Vallerii does a great job with everthing, the smallest details of the sets are great, his town sets are a bit more prosperous and cleaner looking than Leones, more fresh paint and a lot of red interiors. You even see Marisol's small house set from AFFOD used as a ranch house. The soundtrack is not Morricone, more traditional Hollywood but acceptable.

Van Cleef plays his badass old man master gunfrighter self to a "T", you wont be disapointed to add this to your collection, Gemma is good as Van Cleefs apprentice back to turn the tables on his old oppressors, there are no false notes in the story.

On the Plus side there is also a good interview with Gemma in the extras that adds to your knowledge of the SW genre and the times they were made. Also a comparison of location shots using short clips from the film followed by a what it looks like today's still.

Worth getting, if you like Van Cleef. Try Amazon first before Wild East.



Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: leonefan on November 28, 2004, 05:31:27 PM
Is the one on Amazon the same as the one on the WildEast website?  If not, are any of them anamorphic widescreen?


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: cigar joe on November 28, 2004, 09:13:31 PM
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Is the one on Amazon the same as the one on the WildEast website?  If not, are any of them anamorphic widescreen?


Yes same one & widescreen


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: leonefan on November 28, 2004, 09:51:13 PM
What I meant was is it anamorphic or letterbox widescreen?


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: cigar joe on November 29, 2004, 04:37:50 AM
Letterbox yes


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: grandpa_chum on December 04, 2004, 11:18:59 AM
what luck! A reason to live, A reason to die is on showtime today!


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Marco Leone on March 27, 2005, 01:55:22 PM
I've only seen the UK print "Gunlaw", which is heavily edited - and I think (judging by the fact that I'm not sure I really enjoyed it) edited out most of the good bits!  In fairness, I've heard the full print is a great film.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Marco Leone on May 16, 2005, 01:27:46 PM
Well, the more I hear about it, the more I think I should drop kick the copy of "Gunlaw" out of the window, and shell out for the full "Day of Anger".


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Francoesque on July 19, 2005, 02:25:26 PM
I've seen this film in two versions - one a VHS from a UK company called Moonstone who used to release cut-to-hell spaghetti westerns. In this incarnation the film was was retitled "Gun Law" and trimmed to 60 minutes (with the edits being very noticable and looking like they had hacked it together with two VHS machines by pressing record and pause between scenes!). This version was pretty much all of the gunfights strung together with every other scene missing The other I borrowed from a lecturer whilst I was at university and featured the full 126-or-so minute cut in Italian (translation was provided live by an Italian friend).

Even in the cut version, this impressed with the dynamism and inventiveness of the action scenes. In the full version, this is a minor masterpiece.

The plot involves the callow Gemma being taken on as sidekick to Lee Van Cleef, who teaches him the tricks of the gunfighter's trade. The main body of the film is a succession of one on one duels, each staged differently - including the one which particularly impressed me and was referenced by The Gringo above - which takes place with Van Cleef and his opponent riding on horseback at full speed at one another whilst loading muskets. Van Cleef spits his musket ball down the barrel just in time to take out his opponent. The intercutting between the two riders, the booming score and the last second victory for Van Cleef are all handled brilliantly.

In these scenes, Valerii shows that he learned an awful lot from Sergio about dynamic framing and editing. The images zing off the screen. The relationship between the two men grows in a father-son dynamic, only for Gemma to develop a conscience and decide to stand up to the murderous Van Cleef in a fantastically set up final shootout. To date, I know of no DVD release, which is a tragedy. Hopefully Blue Underground or Anchor Bay will pick it up.

Valerii's most famous Western is My Name is Nobody, which Sergio wrote, but much about this film has already been written.

For me, his other key Western is the see-it-to-believe-it "Price of Power", which restages the JFK assassination in 1881 Dallas (the many blatant parallels include the president - James Garfield in this case - getting shot by a hidden rifleman whilst touring Dallas in his Presidential carriage), with a black labourer set up as a patsy. Giulliano Gemma stars again as a sheriff who won't let the conspiracy stand and investigates, finding what Oliver Stone would later refer to as the "Military Industrial Complex" is to blame. It's a fine example of the political spaghetti westerns such as A Bullet for the General and Face to Face. And it's audacity in tackling the assassination so openly in 1969 is worth of a gasp or two and some praise.

His non-Western filmography includes a fine giallo, My Dear Killer, starring George Hilton, which is available on DVD.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Tucos wife on July 20, 2005, 01:37:42 PM
Is that the one where Lee trains the young town dope to become a gunfighter and then he turns against him?


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: cigar joe on July 20, 2005, 03:34:27 PM
Yea, the town errand, sweeper, stablehand, road apple & chamber pot collection sanitaion man, Scott Mary.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: indio on July 21, 2005, 04:24:14 AM
its a great film but i would say big gundown is better.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Tucos wife on July 21, 2005, 12:03:04 PM
Yes, I loved that movie and always wanted to get a copy.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: indio on July 22, 2005, 12:00:25 AM
keep an eye out on e bay, thats where i got mine , its a dvd too.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Sgt. Angel eyes on September 01, 2005, 01:00:32 PM
I just found this at an antique/junk store for $2.50. It's a pretty horrible copy to begin with, since the package and tape appear to be new. Color is too hot, contrast too black etc.

Anyways. Man this movie stinks, lol. I thought I would like it, and I do for the same reason I like most dubbed movies. Either it was dubbed, or the sound was just that far off, sheesh. The only good actor in the whole movie is Lee Van Cleef. The whole hokey connection to the OK corral shootout was just too contrived and made up. Scott(y) Mary sure got tough fast too, lol. Horrible movie, but good to have in the collection at least. I get to see how Lee does without Clint around. He does pretty good, too bad the rest of the actors stunk. ::) I give 2 1/2 stars,  strictly for Lee being in it.,,,SAE


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: cigar joe on September 01, 2005, 04:35:52 PM
Sgt. Angel Eyes, you have to get or see the uncut widescreen DVD of Day of Anger, Wild East has it in a restored version it's actually not bad. It really has nothing to do with the OK Corral, don't know how it was cut but there are a lot of Spaghetti Westerns that were butchered and released here in the USA that when viewed restored are completely different films.

Leone's "GBU" was trimmed of 20 minutes and just recently was released with the scenes restored in the SE edition, his "OUATITW" was completely butchered when first relaesed here, Corbucci's "The Mercenary" was cut and released as "A Professional Gun", "Companero's was cut. " The Big Gundown" has never had an uncut R1 release, Petroni's "Death Rides a Horse" has no decent widescreen R1 release. I could go on and on.

That offering of DOA is the only film that I can recommend though, didn't think much of Requisant, and haven't seen the others.


Wild East website:
http://www.wildeast.net/content.htm



Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Marco Leone on September 02, 2005, 04:31:55 PM
I've only seen the heavily butchered (by about 15 minutes!!) version "Gunlaw", but recently got the Wild East version to enjoy (hopefully).


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: KERMIT on September 03, 2005, 02:53:23 PM
I just found this at an antique/junk store for $2.50. It's a pretty horrible copy to begin with, since the package and tape appear to be new. Color is too hot, contrast too black etc.

Anyways. Man this movie stinks, lol. I thought I would like it, and I do for the same reason I like most dubbed movies. Either it was dubbed, or the sound was just that far off, sheesh. The only good actor in the whole movie is Lee Van Cleef. The whole hokey connection to the OK corral shootout was just too contrived and made up. Scott(y) Mary sure got tough fast too, lol. Horrible movie, but good to have in the collection at least. I get to see how Lee does without Clint around. He does pretty good, too bad the rest of the actors stunk. ::) I give 2 1/2 stars, strictly for Lee being in it.,,,SAE
if you buy the dvd of DOA and want to unload what you found, lemme know. thanks sarg.  ;)


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Concorde on September 08, 2005, 06:33:33 AM
Yeah, the older American releases of DAY OF ANGER are butchered so badly they make no sense. We never even see Van Cleef using the double-barrelled gun that he's firing (with his right hand) in the poster art, because that scene was cut out!

The connection to the OK Corral shoot-out is sheer nonsense, as the pistol supposedly used in that shoot-out is an 1894-model, and the OK Corral gunfight took place in 1881.

Nevertheless, that silly movie does have a lot of great moments in it....

BTW, I fear that the Wild East restored DVD version is out of print now.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: HEX on September 30, 2005, 08:41:24 AM
in the DAY OF ANGER dvd there is cover art of LEE VAN CLEEF holding a pistol in one hand and what seems to be like a sawed-off shotgun(or some type of shotgun for that matter). where in the movie does he even pick-up a shotgun? much less the one that looks like the one in the cover art?
i bought the film from wild east( which is supposedly uncut) and there is no shotgun scene.

usually i would dismiss this with just being cover art to make the film look more interesting(which happens alot at the time) but someone on this board said one time to someone else who asked about where the shotgun was? and he replied that it is in the uncut version. now it is safe to assume that someone was lying. but why would he lie?what would be the point? i have reasn to believe that the wild east version is not entirly uncut.


can someone shed light on this mystery? ??? ??? ???


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: HEX on October 01, 2005, 11:57:52 PM
no one i see?






not eeven marco leone?
what gives?


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: cigar joe on October 02, 2005, 01:41:07 PM
I don't know for sure, ask over at SWWB they'd know.
I think its just cover art, now if there was an image of it.....  8)

http://disc.server.com/Indices/160642.html



Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: HEX on October 03, 2005, 11:17:39 AM
thanks i will look there.



but if any one knows anyway  and happens to look here. my question still stands.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: HEX on October 18, 2005, 10:57:59 AM
any one ever notice in the last few frames of DAY OF ANGER, scott(GEMMA) completly gets out of character turns his head back and looks straight at the camera! it was so hilarious. it was as if TONINO(the director) yelled "cut!" and GEMMA turned around as he heard the shout.

why would they allow that to be on the film? what sloppy editing. it took me out of the moment. check it out. and lets discuss it.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Le Bon on November 10, 2005, 03:10:31 PM
Got DOA today on Ebay for about $20 plus postage. The seller turned out to be Xploited. He seems to have it on Ebay quite often if anyone's interested.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: HEX on November 10, 2005, 06:11:03 PM
Got DOA today on Ebay for about $20 plus postage. The seller turned out to be Xploited. He seems to have it on Ebay quite often if anyone's interested.


enjoy LE BON. it is a bit over-rated, but it is one of the best sw's out there.

by over rated i mean many people put this up there with
the leone caliber. and sorry to dissappoint but leone is in a different class all alone(though i dont think that is disappointing nor surprising).

for example SHOBARY has the movie on 100%.
i hardly think this belongs there. a good 90% is sufficent enough.according to him DAY OF ANGER is better than ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST(excuse me as I laugh uncontrollably)LOL LOL LOL LOL.

overall great sw. no leone(which all of his westerns are masterpieces, except maybe FOD which is just great.)

if any of u have trouble finding DAY OF ANGER( which has been out of print for a long while now) u can find it at xploited cinema(www.xploitedcinema.com).

but hurry u dont know how much copies they have left. and once it is gone, it is GONE! so u can buy now, or go hunting on ebay, youre choice.

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Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Banjo on November 15, 2005, 09:00:10 AM
Hex,how long exactly is this (i assume) uncut print of Day of Anger and what extra scenes does it have over the cut versions-my copy is about 90 minutes?


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: HEX on November 15, 2005, 09:29:56 AM
Hex,how long exactly is this (i assume) uncut print of Day of Anger and what extra scenes does it have over the cut versions-my copy is about 90 minutes?



the supposed uncut version WILD EAST made is exactly 111minutes

however i have a suspicion that there is at least one scene cut. due to the shotgun that VAN CLEEF has in the cover art. any other time i would have put this by me as just cover art to make it look more interesting.

however some one on this board awhile back said that the gun was featured in the film. however since it is supposed to be a "uncut" i imagine this person was lying just to make it seem to people that he or she saw the film. and in reality did not.

which is stupid because why would they lie about a scene that is not in the film? is there not evidence of them lying. they can be proven wrong just by watching the film. anyway there are just people out there seeking  attention. i remember my senior year in high school(which was just a few months ago) when REVENGE OF THE SITH was coming out about two weeks prior this kid in class boasted that he had a bootleg of the film already. he told me all the stuff that was in the film(which never even was in the film at all) like for example

DARTH VADER in the suit trying out his new lightsaber on five stormtroopers.

and KIT FISTO being beheaded by PALPATINE after the scuffle with WINDU

all that is obviously not in the film at all.
i begged him to let me see the boot leg at the time and it was always some grand excuse as to why he forgot it at home.

sometimes people are such pricks.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Banjo on November 16, 2005, 05:32:52 AM
Thanks Hex,i stupidly got this film confused with the Grand Duel-also on a  Wildeast dvd but the information was still useful because i only have Day of Anger on the UK Gun Law video.
Do you know anything about the uncut Grand Duel as regards extra footage?


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: HEX on November 16, 2005, 07:54:25 AM
Thanks Hex,i stupidly got this film confused with the Grand Duel-also on a Wildeast dvd but the information was still useful because i only have Day of Anger on the UK Gun Law video.
Do you know anything about the uncut Grand Duel as regards extra footage?


funny u should ask, i pre-ordered my copy of the uncut GRAND DUEL from wild east about two weeks ago, and it should be arriving today(i hope) and if not sometime this week. i dont know much about the film myself(which is good i can be surprised then) but it comes to my understanding that the only dvd version of it is heavily cut. and the other(alternate title) STORM RIDER has other cuts as well.


when i watch it i will give a full review on it and hopefully u can learn more about it.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Banjo on November 16, 2005, 08:00:08 AM
Hi Hex,i asked you about Grand Duel before finding out from Marco that this movie will be shown(uncut hopefully) soon in the UK as part of the ITV4 SW season!


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: indio on November 17, 2005, 12:00:47 AM
i'm sure that will happy as i bought it not long ago!


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Leone Admirer on November 19, 2005, 12:14:51 PM
The thing that is most dissapointing about the release is the audio. The print looks fantastic, I wish it was in anamorphic but we can't have everything, but the English audio does seem to have suffered. Moving from good to bad to non existant quality. I appreciate the jon Wild East have done and the fact that the sound is probably bad because it was hard to track down the missing scenes in their full, but it also occurs in their release of Pistoleros which has a gorgeous print (again taken from the Italian version) but dreadful English soundtrack.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: cigar joe on January 08, 2006, 02:33:05 PM
I just watched this again today, and dropped my initial rating down a notch. For me what works is the Bowie & Almeria sequences but the Cinecitta or Elios studios and interiors really aren't up to Leone & Carlo Simi's high standards.

The Clifton set sections seemed off and since this last viewing I think I figured out why, for one thing I noticed a glaring lack of horses, lol, check out Talbys arrival there isn't a horse on the street, barely any wagons either, you'll notice the same for a lot of the last 20 minutes, no extras no horses. Like there wasn't the budget for horses or extras.  The other wierd/off looking set details was the over use of green potted plants scattered all around the town, like the set designer was a woman, lol, not that there is anything wrong with that but it doesn't have that rough and ready wild west look its a bit too tidy. There is also a wierd looking catwalk/pedestrian overpass which with the lack of street traffic seems superfluous and a tremendous waste of lumber. The 45 Saloon is a bit over the top too.

The first time I watched it I was pretty enthralled with seeing Lee Van Cleef in another SW.  The story which is ok & not too bad, but could have been much better, also from the sound cuts it sounds like a few scenes were clipped and it may have been longer yet.

Also Valleri isn't in the same league with Leone there was one scene where Van Cleef taps his glass on the table and there is a cut to the judge pounding on the gavel that could have been a much better transition,  think of what Leone would have done with that.

Low budget does show in the product.



Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: titoli on January 08, 2006, 09:02:24 PM
The explanation maybe is that they want to keep the city clean, which has very much to do with Gemma's unusual introduction as a city sweeper. The absence of horses and the presence of plant pots are in rhyme with the image of a city extremely sensible to dirt but whose eminent citizens are , on the contrary, the filthiest people around.
This is one of the best SW I saw, apart from Leone's and Trinity-Nobody. It has defects but I was overwhelmed by the many good things. The cynicism (is there anyone who wasn't surprised by the girl's setting a trap for Gemma?), the practical resolution of apparent insoluble moral debates, the  no-message  stance. LVC is superb, Gemma tolerable in a harder role than usual for him. Also lots of good german faces in secondary roles. Soundtrack not good but unobtrusive.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: cigar joe on January 08, 2006, 09:47:56 PM
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The explanation maybe is that they want to keep the city clean, which has very much to do with Gemma's unusual introduction as a city sweeper. The absence of horses and the presence of plant pots are in rhyme with the image of a city extremely sensible to dirt but whose eminent citizens are , on the contrary, the filthiest people around.

 ;D maybe, but for a western town not to have horses just seems off to me ;D 

For some reason I'm aware that the town is a set. Another thing you notice is the walls at the end of the set, especially around the 45 Saloon to either side instead of open alleys you have walls, also around the church, its shot it such a way that its noticeable


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: titoli on January 09, 2006, 02:25:36 AM
You have points there, I admit it, and the sets are highly artificial. But also is unprobable having a person sweeping the dirt.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: cigar joe on January 09, 2006, 06:29:03 AM
I think the back story of Scott Mary cleaning up the chamber pots, & sweeping up was great, don't get me wrong, thats probable, you see the old street sweeper trash can on wagon wheels with holders for brooms & shovels in the antique shops here.  It just looks as if they ran out of money for horses.

This just reminds me of something I just read in Fraylings "Once Upon A Time in Italy" I think its a Leone quote where he's telling the story of how some films didn't have enough money and they were shooting week to week as funds came in and would change the story to fit what they could afford


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Marco Leone on January 09, 2006, 07:48:21 AM
Interesting points CJ.  Can I add your thoughts to my reviews page?


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Le Bon on January 09, 2006, 02:27:28 PM
;D maybe, but for a western town not to have horses just seems off to me ;D

For some reason I'm aware that the town is a set. Another thing you notice is the walls at the end of the set, especially around the 45 Saloon to either side instead of open alleys you have walls, also around the church, its shot it such a way that its noticeable

I think the set is the one at Elios  that Leone used in GBU for the first town that Blondie & Tuco arrive at. Maybe someone can confirm or correct this.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: cigar joe on January 09, 2006, 04:51:41 PM
Sure Marco Leone use it on your site no problem here.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Silenzio on October 08, 2006, 02:35:14 PM
What do y'all think of it?

Shobary gives it a 100, but he's been known to be quite out of his head at times (i.e. Ace High)


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: The Firecracker on October 08, 2006, 02:43:48 PM
Must see but your right about shobary. Should be at the most a 90%.


The film works up until the start of the new hour, then it doesn't pick up until the climax.

My main gripe is that it is advertised as a psychological western but it fails at being one.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: cigar joe on October 08, 2006, 04:25:04 PM
OK mostly for Van Cleef but it seems as if they ran out of money for extras, horses, wagons, etc., etc it all looks empty. The Almeria sections are great but the town set looks too much like a set and you can see the studio wall in the bg in some scenes, and again no extras, horses, wagons.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Sanjuro on October 08, 2006, 05:03:23 PM
You must see it of course, if you haven't. You gotta learn ten commandments to be a full fledged gunslinger.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Silenzio on October 08, 2006, 05:07:58 PM
You must see it of course, if you haven't. You gotta learn ten commandments to be a full fledged gunslinger.

It's on my list of Spaghetti Westerns you should eventually purchase, along with:

The Mercenary
Face To Face
Day of Anger (of course)
Lee Van Cleef Double Feature (The Grand Duel and Beyond the Law, both widescreen, 20$  8) )
Cemetary Without Crosses
If You Meet Sartana, Pray for Your Death!
I am Sartana, Your Angel of Death!


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: The Firecracker on October 08, 2006, 08:28:16 PM
It's on my list of Spaghetti Westerns you should eventually purchase, along with:

The Mercenary
Face To Face
Day of Anger (of course)
Lee Van Cleef Double Feature (The Grand Duel and Beyond the Law, both widescreen, 20$ 8) )
Cemetary Without Crosses
If You Meet Sartana, Pray for Your Death!
I am Sartana, Your Angel of Death!



All excellent choices!Good beginner films.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Silenzio on October 08, 2006, 08:32:30 PM
Glad you think so.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Banjo on May 25, 2007, 04:12:19 AM
Leone Admirer's review from his SW Virgins Guide:-

Day of Anger

Man this film was a blast! A very enjoyable, almost tongue in cheek Spaghetti with excellent direction, a cracking score and two of the best actors of the spaghetti genre, Lee Van Cleef and Giuliano Gemma. Add that with a fully packed DVD Special Edition from Wild East
      Gemma is Scott, a son of a whore, who is treated with disdain by the people of Clifton Arizona. He is trained on and off by a retired sheriff called Murph (Walter Rilla). Then one day, in rides Lee Van Cleef as Frank Talby, an aging proffessional gunfighter. After some incidents with the towns folk, Talby rides off, trailed by an admiring Scott. After Scott saves Talby's life they team up as mentor and pupil. However Scott realises that Talby isn't the hero he thinks he is and he must be stopped before he takes over the whole town!
      When the opening bars of Talby's theme blast over the opening credits, you know that this film is going to be a very fun ride. Those looking for a film thats a thoughtful dissertation on the death of the west and the decline of the gunfighter should go and look at Once Upon A Time In The West. But if those same people, and others want a film thats over the top, fun, well acted, well scored and well directed then they should definatly check out this film.
     Lee Van Cleef as Talby is brilliant. It's like Angel Eyes crawled out of the grave, then changed his identity as Talby and walked on into town. Cleef, for me at any rate, seems to command the screen as he growls through his dialogue and shoots at everything and everyone in site. He also makes a very good Saloon owner!. Gemma is also very good as the outcast who becomes feared and respected around town. His devotion and eventual turning to and againts Talby is believable and he handles himself very well in the actions scenes.
      As well all know, director Tonino Valerii is a Leone graduate and he, as well as having some Leone esque moments in this film, creates an interesting style of his own with inventive framing and shots. I also noticed (and I wonder if this is a salute to his master) that alot of the locations in this film can be seen in the dollar's trilogy.
     The film has some interesting set pieces, including a duel set on horseback with two people firing percussion rifles almost like a medievil joust. A bit over the top perhaps but never the less, still very entertaining.
      The music is also very similar in the way that its over the top but also very enjoyable. With Talby's and Scott's themes merging into one making a rousing sound, thrusting the film forward along with its very fats and tight pacing.
       Wild East present this DVD in a special edition touting it as the "Fully Restored Widescreen Version." Image wise, this could not be truer. Taken from an Italian print, the film has very little print damage, and whilst still not being anamorphic, is of a quite high standard and quality. However the same cannot be said about the audio. The english audio track seems to be fine at some points and then at other times it can become louder, quiter or drop out altogether. What is good of them though is to include the Italian audio track, which to me sounds roughly the same, as well as an isolated audio music and sound effects track which is interesting to listen to.
        The DVD is stacked with extras. We kick off with a 17 minute featurette entitled Gemma on Gemma, an interview with Giuliano Gemma. This is a very interesting interview with the star who describes with interest his working with Valeri, Cleef and his other co-stars during the making of the move. Also included is a picture gallery, sadly not set to music this time but still very informative, as well as the US, International and DVD trailers/ Another bonus is the featurette entitled Almeria Then and Now which takes comparison photos, much like those found on most of the Leone DVD's, of how the location looked in '68 and then in 2000. We round off with two alternate title sequences, one from the US print and the other from the international print.
     This film was very, very enjoyable. Its fun, crammed with action and has great stars. I highly recomend all Spaghetti fans, new and old to check out this film!



Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Banjo on May 26, 2007, 01:05:54 PM
Arizona Colts review:-

DAY OF ANGER- 1969-Another classic Gemma western although this one is low on action and high on dramatics which only enhances the action that much more. Here, Gemma plays a put upon errand boy who meets up with Lee Van Cleef. He teaches him how to defend himself and use a gun. Eventually Van Cleef is revealed to be the villain of the film and ends up dueling with him and his men at the finale. The final scene with Gemma and Van Cleef is quite cold and shocking. Contains an extraordinary duel on horseback similar to medieval jousting. One of the best. Another fine western from Tonino Valerii. The quirky score by Francesco De Masi can be heard in numerous independent kung fu pictures.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Jill on July 14, 2007, 06:27:58 PM
Lee ROCKS!  O0
What a cool badass...

Scott is worse than Anakin! He killed his master. Okay, he wasn't a good man, but much better than the lords of the town...
Scott became from a naive, good-hearted boy to a cold-blood killer. He killed Lee and became bad...  :'( Judas.

And was good to see Al Mulock having a part longer than 5 minutes  ;D


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 14, 2007, 10:51:20 PM
Have yet to see it. This disappoints me being I'm a huge fan of Van Cleef.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: cigar joe on July 15, 2007, 11:14:57 AM
Its got some good parts and some bad parts its basically an uneven film, but its great to see Al Mulock in a good part and the Almeria location sequences are great.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Jill on July 15, 2007, 12:52:34 PM
The town where they confronted with Al were the same what "played" Agua Caliente, not?

I figure Lee rides on, and says: Hey, I were here sooner...


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Ramon on July 15, 2007, 01:30:27 PM

Yes the town is the same, its actually Los Albaricoques near Almeria, you can follow this link to its location

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?ie=UTF8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&q=&ll=36.851218,-2.121719&spn=0.002631,0.004452&t=k&z=18&om=1 (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?ie=UTF8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&q=&ll=36.851218,-2.121719&spn=0.002631,0.004452&t=k&z=18&om=1)


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Groggy on October 04, 2009, 02:07:55 PM
Belatedly got around to reviewing this one.

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Leone protege Tonino Valerii's Day of Anger (1967) is a pretty typical Spaghetti Wstern, with the requisite shootouts, revenge plot and double-crosses, and only a smattering of originality. Although it has a cool Lee Van Cleef (a redundancy if ever there was one) and some nice action scenes, it's otherwise pretty paint-by-numbers.

Shady gunslinger-with-a-past Frank Talby (Lee Van Cleef) rides into the Western town of Clifton with a mission. He has a grudge against Clifton's "respectable" citizenry, enlisting local stable boy Scott Mary (Giulliano Gemma) as a sidekick. Talby guns down his old partner Wild Jack (Al Muloch) and prepares for a showdown with Clifton's citizens, particularly the banker Turner (Ennio Balbo) and Judge Cutchell (Lukas Ammann) - all while teaching Scott the tricks of the gunfighter's trade.

Day of Anger's plot is pretty banal, fusing two Western cliches - the old-gun-trains-young pup, the standard Spaghetti revenge plot - without a lot of success or originality. The film is very talky for a Spaghetti, which is a problem considering the usual clunky dubbing and fortune-cookie wisdom disguised as tough talk. The plot progression and character development are pretty obvious from the get-go; even the Batman Begins-style twist - with the mentor turning into the villain - doesn't add much to the film. And the climax where "the student becomes the teacher" (reciting Talbee's lessons while gunning down his gang!) is painfully obvious and obnoxious.

Valerii's direction is generally good; he handles his cast well and stages the action scenes with aplomb. The photography of Almerian locations (including many from Leone's For a Few Dollars More) is quite striking. Riz Ortolani's score, however, is fairly generic, sounding too much like a '60s TV theme song at times. The movie has its share of well-staged shootouts - most notably, the horseback muzzle-loading duel between Van Cleef and veteran Spaghetti bad guy Benito Stefanelli. This is an inventive and brilliantly-staged sequence, that really should have been the climax rather than a random action scene halfway through the film.

Lee Van Cleef is his usual badass self - we're at the point where noting such about him is redundant - but Giulliano Gemma, star of A Pistol For Ringo and Valerii's The Price of Power, is a wet noodle - he's too clean-cut and frankly wimpy to cut it as a protagonist. The rest of the cast is pretty bland, aside from familiar faces Benito Stefanelli, Jose Calvo (A Fistful of Dollars) and Al Muloch (Once Upon a Time in the West) in larger-than-usual roles.

Day of Anger is, overall, a disappointing film given its fairly high reputation in Spaghetti circles. It's watchable, with a few nice individual scenes, but nothing that hasn't been done better elsewhere.

http://nothingiswrittenfilm.blogspot.com/2009/10/day-of-anger.html (http://nothingiswrittenfilm.blogspot.com/2009/10/day-of-anger.html)


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: stanton on October 04, 2009, 03:35:09 PM
Yes, it's nothing special. An ok western if you like SWs. And Valerii's directing is not very inspired, only routine with an astonishing lack of atmosphere.
The script has an interesting structure with all the father figures and incomplete and  dysfunctional "families" around Scott Mary and his search for an identity and a name, but in the end not too much is made out of it. At least nothing which could transcend the genre.

Still a good enough SW and the best of the 4 westerns Valerii made before Nobody, and surely a reason why I don't think that Valerii was responsible for the often brilliant directing of My Name Is Nobody, even if he actually was in the directing chair for most of it.

 


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Groggy on October 04, 2009, 03:44:49 PM
We'd have to agree to disagree, as I find MNIN is very much in tune with Valerii's films.

I quite like The Price of Power, although it has its own flaws and I wouldn't put it on the level of Death Rides a Horse, Sollima's films, or Corbucci's best works. MNIN is pretty mediocre if you ask me, whether or not you wish to blame/credit Leone or Valerii.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: stanton on October 04, 2009, 03:52:36 PM
But MNIN is really brilliantly directed imo. Despite having structural flaws I always enjoyed and admired the style. while all of Valerii's other westerns could be (and should be) better if they weren't so blandly directed.

Well, in The Price of Power Valerii was indeed trying to do more than being a lame copy of Leone, but he succeeded only partly.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Groggy on October 04, 2009, 04:09:00 PM
Aside from a new nice scenes (quite possibly Leone's work) Nobody's underwhelming, even on the style side. Certainly based on what I've seen, I wouldn't put him on the Top-Tier of Spaghetti directors.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Dust Devil on May 23, 2010, 06:02:29 AM
After watching a series of those early 1 hour long American crap-sterns watching this is like waking up from a nightmare and finding out you ended in heaven. Just the sweet nectar I needed to get that filthy poison out of my system. I guess I can understand why it's so easy for people to hit this film with technicality issues, as much as I don't like saying it - they might have a point, but, I just can not understand that there are people that didn't enjoy the characters and everything else, even if watching those nasty old cuts. Not one single minute of boredom while watching it. LVC and Giuliano Gemma great together, such a great chemistry, same with the supporting cast.

I thought, while I was younger, Scott Mary was actually cleaning spit-jars. What a fool.

I'd say Il mio nome Nessuno is Tonino Valerii's best Western (and movie, though I haven't seen them all); it has more style and flavor and the characters are bigger, making the whole picture bigger, the soundtrack's better as well, but paradoxically there's more than one scene I like to skip while watching it, whereas here I can't find a single one.


8/10


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Dust Devil on May 23, 2010, 06:07:03 AM
I forgot to add it also very probably contains Al Mulock's finest acting hour.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: cigar joe on May 23, 2010, 07:16:01 AM
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After watching a series of those early 1 hour long American crap-sterns


Which one's ???, I'm curious. Some like Bonanza, Big Valley, High Chaparral, Gunsmoke, were like that, often overly melodramatic crap, others were better, also I've found that a lot of these TV Western individual episodes lived and died by their writers and directors, they weren't always the same.

Rawhide and Maverick which were very good on average excelled on a few episodes where the writing & directing meshed.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Dust Devil on May 23, 2010, 09:12:37 AM


Which one's ???, I'm curious. Some like Bonanza, Big Valley, High Chaparral, Gunsmoke, were like that, often overly melodramatic crap, others were better, also I've found that a lot of these TV Western individual episodes lived and died by their writers and directors, they weren't always the same.

Rawhide and Maverick which were very good on average excelled on a few episodes where the writing & directing meshed.

Nah, those short movies from the 20s/30s/40s I opened topics for. I won't even bother checking those television series' with hundreds of episodes, I tried a couple of times and they're almost as boring as telenovelas to me.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: funkie junkie on July 09, 2011, 06:24:13 PM
  Just watched this... sergio leone used so many of the same locations....


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: cigar joe on July 10, 2011, 07:20:51 AM
I like the Almeria sequences a lot, it just seems as if they ran out of money on the Clifton Elios Sets, if you notice the town has no people, no horses, no wagons, nothing sort of devoid of life in quite a few shots.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Groggy on July 10, 2011, 07:44:32 AM
It's decent.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Dust Devil on July 10, 2011, 08:19:57 AM
And then some.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Groggy on September 05, 2011, 10:29:24 AM
And then some.

Exceedingly mediocre then?


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: T.H. on January 15, 2012, 12:47:30 PM
The first hour is excellent, the second is merely good enough. It doesn't cash in on its potential but it still moved a good clip and was entertaining throughout. Solid score.

On a side note, they should have used another voice actor for Gemma's English dub.

Great locations too


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: dave jenkins on October 09, 2014, 11:01:59 AM
(http://i1075.photobucket.com/albums/w428/antnield/dayofanger.jpg)


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Dust Devil on October 10, 2014, 09:44:56 AM
So there should be no mistake how the movie ends.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: T.H. on October 31, 2014, 11:57:58 AM
(http://i1075.photobucket.com/albums/w428/antnield/dayofanger.jpg)

I assumed this was a UK specific release because it's Arrow, but just learned this is a US release.

This is not only great news that this movie is being released in the States but does this mean that Arrow is going to be releasing more R1/US blurays? Assuming that this is the case, this is fantastic news to R1 folks limited by region. Arrow does a hell of a job.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: dave jenkins on October 31, 2014, 03:12:39 PM
I assumed this was a UK specific release because it's Arrow, but just learned this is a US release.

This is not only great news that this movie is being released in the States but does this mean that Arrow is going to be releasing more R1/US blurays? Assuming that this is the case, this is fantastic news to R1 folks limited by region. Arrow does a hell of a job.
Agreed. Yes, they are expanding by starting up an American base of operations. They will continue to release in both markets, but because of rights issues, of course, they will not release everything in the US that they do in the UK (and vice versa). I have bought a few UK Arrow releases and have been very happy with them. I will be very glad to get their US product.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Cusser on October 31, 2014, 08:13:39 PM
When I saw this at the theater upon initial release here in Arizona in 1970, it was called "Day of Anger", and so was the soundtrack vinyl LP I purchased.

I came across this film on disc or VHS years later as "Days of Wrath", and have absolutely no idea why.  Maybe someone here knows why.  I never heard of the title "Gunlaw" until I looked this up tonight on IMDB.

Anyway, pretty good, believe Al Mulloch as Wild Jack.  Great scene: duel with loading muskets as they rode towards each other with music blazing.  Loved the way the bad guys were having such a rollicking great time while dragging Talby around behind their horses (to the music, of course, this is a spaghetti western !!!).

For the record: the first film I took a gal to !!!


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: T.H. on November 03, 2014, 01:13:57 PM
Agreed. Yes, they are expanding by starting up an American base of operations. They will continue to release in both markets, but because of rights issues, of course, they will not release everything in the US that they do in the UK (and vice versa). I have bought a few UK Arrow releases and have been very happy with them. I will be very glad to get their US product.

I have their region free release of Vamp and they put a ton of work into it. I'm hoping that some of their MoC stuff can make it over here, that would be amazing. I really hope they release more Spags as well. Either way, this is pretty great news.



Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: dave jenkins on March 05, 2015, 07:55:31 AM
PQ: 5/5 per http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Day-of-Anger-Blu-ray/114342/#Review


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Cusser on March 06, 2015, 06:26:28 AM
PQ: 5/5 per http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Day-of-Anger-Blu-ray/114342/#Review

Dave - I saw this film in the theater in 1970 upon first US release, sure it was the shorter US/International version.


Question: do I understand that this release does NOT play on typical USA Blu-Ray players, and that a special region-free one is required?  Thanks - I don't yet have a Blu-Ray player either !


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: dave jenkins on March 06, 2015, 01:22:45 PM
Dave - I saw this film in the theater in 1970 upon first US release, sure it was the shorter US/International version.


Question: do I understand that this release does NOT play on typical USA Blu-Ray players, and that a special region-free one is required?  Thanks - I don't yet have a Blu-Ray player either !
No, the US release will play in US players. There is also a UK release, but you don't have to worry about that. Just get the US release (if you're interested).


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Jordan Krug on March 21, 2015, 11:52:03 AM
Very much looking forward to the new BLU of this. Van Cleef was really on his game in the late 60's...the only thing I don't like about this movie is the main character's name! (Scott Mary!, sheesh)


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: dave jenkins on March 31, 2015, 11:50:11 AM
U.S. dual-format edition in da house!


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: dave jenkins on April 01, 2015, 07:50:35 AM
Day of Anger (1967) 1080p - 7/10. First time viewing--I've been waiting all my life for the Blu, I guess. And man, does it look good (too bad that bum Leone doesn't rate this level of respect). I watched the longer cut with Italian audio and I enjoyed the film much more than most Spaghettis--there were a few moments, though, where the plot had me scratching my head. OK, so LVC wants his $50,000 and Al Mullock knows who to finger--why don't they do a deal? LVC can go after the guys in question and, if successful, he can give a cut to Al (waiting in Mexico). Of course, LVC could cut Al out completely, but Al wouldn't be any worse off than he is now, so why not take the chance? At the very least, LVC would wreak some vengeance on Al's betrayers--why wouldn't he be down with that? And then he'd also know who had all the money if he wanted to come after LVC later. So why does Al want LVC dead before the guy has a chance to run his revenge mission? And what kind of strategy is it to send the gang away and face LVC by yourself? Another thing--when LVC hits town the $50,000 seems to no longer be on LVC's mind. OK, maybe he figures shaking the whole establishment down and setting himself as the new man in charge is a more profitable way to go--but shouldn't we get some kind of indication that his thinking has developed?

Characters are not well limned, but that allows for the dynamics of the situation to change suddenly, a good thing. I liked the fact that everyone was so inscrutable (vis--vis each other). And of course, it's always fun when old friends like Al or Benito Stefanelli drop in to get killed. (I especially liked the duel-on-horseback using ball-and-powder rifles--great, great bit.) Apparently Valleri only shot for 2 weeks in Spain and then finished the bulk of the picture in Rome. As a result, his town scenes look a bit fake, and the over-lit interiors are rather annoying (if only the director had seen some Leone films, he'd have known what was possible with dimly lit rooms). Maybe he was going for an AW look, though. Anyway, on balance I liked the look of the film, and the presentation on disc is superb.


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Shadow on April 02, 2015, 06:13:26 AM
Got the Arrows BD/DVD combo in the mail yesterday. Lovely packaging and I think the 12-p booklet is an interesting read. I've watched only a small portion of the movie yesterday, but it sure looks great on bluray. With Face To Face on its way to bluray in August I will have a few good spaghetti's to (re)watch as I keep waiting for a bluray release of The Great Silence......


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: uncknown on February 19, 2016, 07:37:27 PM
just watched the "long" version and boy, was it long (i suspect the International version is an improvement)

I will give this film its due - the gunfights were very well staged and the two leads were fine.
But, the film has nothing to offer besides that and is esp. derivative of other, better se's
bruce marshall

ps the dvd looks spectacular! ???


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: uncknown on February 19, 2016, 07:53:38 PM
Belatedly got around to reviewing this one.

http://nothingiswrittenfilm.blogspot.com/2009/10/day-of-anger.html (http://nothingiswrittenfilm.blogspot.com/2009/10/day-of-anger.html)

well said!


Title: Re: I giorni dell'ira aka Day of Anger (1967)
Post by: Moorman on February 22, 2017, 10:30:19 PM
This was a pretty good Lee Van Cleef Spaghetti Western.  I saw it on youtube, so i can't say anything about the cinematography until i get the Blu Ray.

Script... It was ok until the end. The ending was kinda rushed. I also didn't like how the guy left Scott the gun in the box.  Just felt too predictable.

Acting... I only enjoyed Van Cleef.

Musical Score... Excellent. I was pleasantly surprised by it.

Overall... I saw this on youtube. I will have to get this on Blu Ray... I rate it a 7 out of 10 and a must have for your Blu Ray collection.