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Title: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: DJIMBO on December 05, 2004, 09:52:48 AM
Hi guys, anyone seen this film, is it any good ive heard conflicting opinions of it. Is it worth acquiring on DVD?


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: The Smoker on December 05, 2004, 01:07:00 PM
Don't even waist ya time... Great idea. but horribly realised. 'High Plains Drifter' is arguebly a US remake, A Phantom gunslinger back for revenge. Its only testiment, the later being the better film.

Watched it once at a mates house after a big night out.  Very very cheap movie.. this word gets used alot around here when spag is discussed. but this is the real deal.

Im not the biggest Anthony Steffen fan anyway, wooden, not your stoic 'less is more theory', The Brazilian is wooden.
His films tend to crop in the UK on VHS, DVD for quite some time now. The Strangers Gundown is another one, i have know idea who buys em.  ::)


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: DJIMBO on December 06, 2004, 05:54:59 PM
well, well if it isnt the smokie. Cheers mate for ur advice good 2 know im not the only brit who only enjoys a good spag western after a night on the piss, its great being a student.

Just a shame when those spaghettis r shit. sounds like Django the Bastard is. Just doin my research on IMDB and apparently The Stranger's Gundown is the same film but the yankee title. Ho hum....doesnt make it any better


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: spag fan on December 08, 2004, 04:54:24 PM
Wow, bummer. I heard some pretty good things about this one as well. Oh well, I'll probably still get it one day. You never know... one man's trash...
Hell, some folks even like Keoma! ;D


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: Nobody on December 09, 2004, 11:38:57 AM
I wasn't very impressed when I saw it, and I love most spaghetti westerns, even Ace High. Go figure.

Pretty dull and uninteresting. Anthony Steffen is no Clint Eastwood. High Plains Drifter is a superior film in every possible way.


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: Hippieoddball1 on December 09, 2004, 11:51:09 AM
it's funny but the strangers gundown is the only spaghetti that i like apart from leone's of course.
i mean it's cheap, yeah, steffen is no clint eastwodd, true, but who is, and the story is simple, yeah.
thats what i like about it, all the other spaghettie that i have seen try and be different and are just plain shite, because the directors are shit, all spaghettie are cheap and nasty, but at leats tis one is straight down the line action adventure, with a nice twist on the revenge theme, the fact that he might be a ghost, etc.
i mean django is appauling, the great silence has a couple of nice scenes, thanks to morricone, run man run is just plain boring, and the others that i've seen such as ace high,a ns some lee van cleef ones are just disgraceful, even though death rides a horse isn't too bad, again tthanks too morricone and cleef is good as well
if you like spaghetties you'll like the strangers gundown, but if you have taste and don't like spaghetti's then you'll you probably enjoy this as being nothing more than an action romp


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: KERMIT on December 09, 2004, 05:34:02 PM
Wow, bummer. I heard some pretty good things about this one as well. Oh well, I'll probably still get it one day. You never know... one man's trash...
Hell, some folks even like Keoma! ;D
i liked django. don't want go to into why.
same w/ ace high.



Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: boardwalk_angel on December 01, 2005, 06:12:47 AM
Stranger's Gundown (Django Il Bastardo) (1969)
Directed by
Sergio Garrone
                                                          (http://www.film.tv.it/imgbank/LOC/DJ/00338803.JPG)
Original Music by
Vasili Kojucharov   
Elsio Mancuso


With:
Antonio De Teffè (Anthony Steffen)
Luciano Rossi
Paolo Gozlino
Rada Rassimov



A tall, gaunt figure...wearing  black...face hidden by a wide brimmed hat..places a cross bearing a name & date of death in the ground.......a creepy opening that is almost completely silent except for the howling wind.......so begins director Sergio Garrone’s  The Stranger's Gundown, better known in Europe as Django The Bastard (Django Il Bastardo).
Obtaining an "X" rating on its initial Italian release....it was released in the U.S. in 1974 as The Stranger’s Gundown ....& has no connection to Corbucci's original "Django"....none..zip...zilch..nada...bupkis.

Here's a rather traditional revenge plot ....but.....revenge, whose origin lies in a dark secret...............
& constructed w/ elements of a horror movie as well as a SW tale of vengeance.

Steffen portrays the title character... a character  popularly considered to have inspired the one Clint Eastwood played in High Plains Drifter...not so much a remake..but the latter film clearly derived  inspiration from it.
 He is a man of few words - & when he does speak, manages to say very little. He walks slowly - ... His expression doesn't change much, if at all. 
Steffen co-authored the  screenplay with director Sergio Garrone....who directed 6 other SW...then 'graduated' to a bunch of 'captive women in prison' movies. ....the visual style is unique & effective with its appearance and disappearing appearances of 'Django'..................in one particularly interesting scene 'Django' becomes a shadow, or melts into a shadow..becoming part of it.........it's quite well done.
......The innovative camera angles, which vary from overhead shots to close-ups to fade-in's to handheld shots contribute to the creepy atmosphere.

The original version of this film has a precredits explanatory scene. The version released in the UK & the US places this scene, the entire reasoning behind "Django"’s motives in the film in a flashback later in the film..........,  roughly half way through the film, rather than before the credits, which is how it is presented in the Italian version. I prefer the US edit.... the prehistory of 'Djangos' revenge campaign, spells it all out for you..& detracts from the air of mystery & "who is this guy?" that supports & sustains the movie's mood. In a rare case...a US/UK edit of an original Italian Western actually improves the film.

I'm not suggesting that Strangers Gundown will find a place among the top non Leone SW...or jump to the top of anybody's list...but this little low budget affair is a pretty good one to take in...interesting, entertaining...& a little different.

Recommended.










Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: Marco Leone on December 01, 2005, 06:39:49 AM
I really like this one - definately the best of the Steffen SWs that I have seen.  It would be clawing there or there abouts at my Top 20.

Angel, would you have any objections to me posting your review up at my Eurowestern site?  Actually, together with the Gunfight at Red Sands one you did a while back?

 ;D


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: boardwalk_angel on December 01, 2005, 06:53:35 AM
Angel, would you have any objections to me posting your review up at my Eurowestern site?  Actually, together with the Gunfight at Red Sands one you did a while back?

 ;D

I would be honored, sir. 8)


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: Marco Leone on December 02, 2005, 03:24:33 AM
Cheers m'dears  ;D


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: Banjo on December 02, 2005, 03:28:11 AM
Yeau,ignore Shobarys review-this movie is excellent!!


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: Leone Admirer on December 02, 2005, 06:26:16 AM
Thanks for the great review boardwalk! Looks like I'm definatly going to have to check this release out.


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: HEX on December 02, 2005, 07:39:47 AM
Yeau,ignore Shobarys review-this movie is excellent!!



yeah sometimes it is shocking to see how absurdly wrong SHOBARY'S reviews are.  but he has his own tastes i guess. :-\


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: boardwalk_angel on December 02, 2005, 07:56:35 AM


yeah sometimes it is shocking to see how absurdly wrong SHOBARY'S reviews are.  but he has his own tastes i guess. :-\

Yeah...there's nothing wrong w/ a differing opinion...what bothers me about this particular review is that he gives away 'Django's' motive for revenge...which, as I pointed out...is not revealed (in the US/UK cut) until well on in the movie.


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: HEX on December 02, 2005, 08:01:24 AM
Yeah...there's nothing wrong w/ a differing opinion...what bothers me about this particular review is that he gives away 'Django's' motive for revenge...which, as I pointed out...is not revealed (in the US/UK cut) until well on in the movie.



YEAH shobary DOES HAVE A TENDENCY TO RUIN IMPORTANT PLOT POINTS THAT SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN SAID WITHOUT WATCHING THE FILM FIRST.


whoa sorry for the caps. didnt realize it.

but it isnt all SHOBARY'S fault there are alot of reviews for sw's out there that ruin the plot. many people should watch out for these things. i try not to read to much on an sw i want to buy, otherwise it ruins everything.


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: Leone Admirer on December 02, 2005, 08:02:19 AM
oh, oh. Feel bad about my reviews now


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: HEX on December 02, 2005, 08:10:18 AM
oh, oh. Feel bad about my reviews now

 ;D no no. its ok. i dont think u gave out any major plot points in youre reviews. from what i read anyway. i must admit i skipped over JOHNNY YUMA because i have not seen it and didnt want to run the risk of reading something i did not want to.


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: Leone Admirer on December 02, 2005, 08:12:06 AM
Thats good then  ;D


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: Marco Leone on December 02, 2005, 08:35:56 AM
Likewise, I try not to give away too much, just set the scene.  Well, thats the plan anyway!!!   ;)


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: boardwalk_angel on December 02, 2005, 08:43:34 AM
I'm very conscious of spoilers.........having been burned many times by them. If there's something that I would like to point out about a film that I'm reviewing that I absolutely can't mention if it would be even a minor spoiler...I'll either leave it out or put a ***SPOILER*** warning on top of the entire review.
I giver spoilers a lot of thought. I put up a link to a terrific trailer in my "Vera Cruz" review thread...& agonized over it, having perceived that there might be a minor..minor spoiler in it...then I realized that it's really not a big deal & went ahead.
Gotta be careful, though.


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: HEX on December 02, 2005, 08:49:59 AM
I'm very conscious of spoilers.........having been burned many times by them. If there's something that I would like to point out about a film that I'm reviewing that I absolutely can't mention if it would be even a minor spoiler...I'll either leave it out or put a ***SPOILER*** warning on top of the entire review.
I giver spoilers a lot of thought. I put up a link to a terrific trailer in my "Vera Cruz" review thread...& agonized over it, having perceived that there might be a minor..minor spoiler in it...then I realized that it's really not a big deal & went ahead.
Gotta be careful, though.



yeah some people just dont care. and u have to be real careful with sw's because usually there is a lot of backstbbing going on and betrayls, and i really dont want to hear it i want to see it happen. what little reviews i have given here (at the sergio leone web board) i have always been careful enough not to spoil much. my BLINDMAN review has ***SPOILER** disclaimer all over it. and my JONATHAN OF THE BEARS leaves alot to the imagination. i did give out a little bit on the final showdown but since there is no real big surprise in that scene i figured it would not be a sin to say it.

a huge sin is telling the ending to THE GREAT SILENCE which SHOBARY is guilty of along with many others.

also i really want to see FACE TO FACE but i have heard the whole story already from reviewers and such. i really do not want to know that VOLONTE becomes what MILIAN is a bandit. i would much rather want to see that.


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: HEX on December 02, 2005, 11:59:44 AM


As for Face to Face, the real measure of a movie is how well it holds up AFTER you know the "surprise ending", and this one certainly does.  give it a try, anyway, HEX, if only via those guys who sell cheap boots of the Japanese release on ebay.




oh great...now i know there is a surprise ending... ;D


just kidding DERRINGDO thanks for the info. i have to agree with u on SHOBARY he does seem to review his films that way.

as for the bootleg copy of FACE TO FACE i have found one on ebay and i could get it for (right now anyway) 15$ which is a steal compared to the overly priced japanese one. however this copy is a direct cover from the japanese one but it is region one. how did this guy manage to change it from region 1 to 2?
it is the same cover. it is not a faded out print cover that usually goes with bootlegs.


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: boardwalk_angel on December 02, 2005, 12:33:43 PM
No more about Face To Face...puh-leeze...  :-X I'm afraid to read my own thread now.   ::)


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: JamesK on December 07, 2005, 07:24:53 PM
Hi guys, anyone seen this film, is it any good ive heard conflicting opinions of it. Is it worth acquiring on DVD?

I just watched the film for the first time this evening, and I would definitely recommend renting it before considering a purchase.  Which I suppose makes it sound like I disliked the movie, but I actually didn't.  It lacks the lushness of a Leone film, or the sheer audacity of a Corbucci, but it has all the right elements and a few cool ones besides.

What I found most interesting about the movie -- and I need to tread carefully here, lest I spoil -- was the sense of confusion it engendered about the nature of our protagonist.  While he's been given the name Django for exploitative reasons, the hero is something else entirely from Franco Nero's character.  I felt after forty-five minutes that I had a handle on what this Django was all about, but the film pulled a switcheroo on me later.  Impressive for such a little movie.


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: Banjo on December 08, 2005, 03:35:47 AM
As far as non-Leone SW's go,Djimbo,i bought the Strangers Gundown DVD and it is excellent and worth having because it is totally unlike any other SW i own.I love the horror film atmospear of the movie together with the creepy music.I like the whole idea of Django delivering a cross bearing his enemys name and date of death just before gunning them down!One of the best bits i enjoyed from High Plains Drifter is the tension provided when the three bad guys have rounded up the Lago townfolk in the saloon and all of a sudden one of them is yanked out the door by a rope around his neck,is hung and then Clint cleverly dispatches with the other two one by one.If you enjoyed this 5 minutes of brilliance then i'm confident you'd like Steffen(his wooden performance is intentional as the ghostly figure when you compare him to his more mortal persona in the flashbacks) dealing with a whole community of baddies in a similar fashion in a whole half an hours worth of action.
Highly Recommended!!!


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: Leone Admirer on December 08, 2005, 06:34:43 AM
I really enjoyed High Plains Drifter. I have seen Django The Bastard advertised on various websites and was tempted to pick it up, oh well.


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: JamesK on December 08, 2005, 07:06:45 AM
I really enjoyed High Plains Drifter. I have seen Django The Bastard advertised on various websites and was tempted to pick it up, oh well.

Well, there's no reason why you shouldn't still see the film.  Just buying it sight unseen is probably not a good idea.


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: Leone Admirer on December 08, 2005, 07:38:32 AM
There is a list of other spaghetti's that I need to see first, this was quite high up when I saw it advertised but I might as well put it on the backburner


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: JamesK on December 08, 2005, 07:41:52 AM
Well, at any rate, my review of the film (http://www.jameskosub.com/2005/12/review_the_strangers_gundown.php) is up now.  Check it out if you're so inclined.


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: Banjo on December 08, 2005, 08:22:16 AM
I really enjoyed High Plains Drifter. I have seen Django The Bastard advertised on various websites and was tempted to pick it up, oh well.
I think perhaps the comparison with High Plains Drifter has been over emphasised.Django may have quite literally come back from the dead to knock of some traiterous  army officers responsible for a massacre,which storyline wise is different from the Clint film where it is the brother(according to the Italian version) of the man whipped to death who punishes the town of Lago for their crimes.
In HPD the stranger kills 3 men in the barbers shop and takes the whole community(who don't know who he is or what his motives are)on one big wild ride before killing of the rest of the villains towards the end of the movie.This plays out quite differently in Django the Bastard where he is picking off his enemies(who know who he is even though they think he's dead) from the start and throughout the whole film.
Like Django Kill which is a so bad its good type of film for me,Django the Bastard though highly regarded in some quarters,divides a lot of opinions and personally i'd recommend this to you Leone_Admirer because it is so unique and i feel that the wooden performance of the lead character really works in this movie.


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: Leone Admirer on December 08, 2005, 09:19:46 AM
ok banjo, I might as well check it out. I didn't realise it was Clint's brother, that comes back in HPD, I always thought it what ghostly Clint.


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: Banjo on December 09, 2005, 01:08:04 AM
Its never been all that clear in the English version although the movie does end with the midget laying flowers at the grave of the deceased Marshall Jim Duncan.However in the Italian version(i got this info from Hughes latest SW book) the dubbing makes it clear the the stranger is Duncans brother.


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: Leone Admirer on December 09, 2005, 05:03:39 AM
Makes sense, better then a zombie Clint I suppose  ;D


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: JamesK on December 09, 2005, 08:19:47 AM
Because there were some issues concerning spoilage on other threads involving The Strangers Gundown (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000687FY/thekosubs) (aka Django the Bastard (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000687FY/thekosubs)), I figured it would be best to relocate heavy discussion of the film to a thread operating under a warning sign.  Never let it be said that I don't defend the a moviegoer's chance to see a film untainted!

I've been thinking about the movie some more since reviewing it (http://www.jameskosub.com/2005/12/review_the_strangers_gundown.php), and wanted to share some of my ruminations with you folks.  You see, I came in thinking that I was watching a sort of proto-Crow (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000059XUO/thekosubs), with a resurrected avenger visiting justice on those responsible for his killing.  But that's the problem with spoilers: they can twist one's perception of a film, sometimes wrongly.

Sure, the movie starts off pushing the gun-toting ghost-man angle, but things change dramatically when Luke manages to wound Django.  At that point, Django's whole demeanor changes.  He's still not as animated as he was during the flashback, but he no longer has that mannequin stillness from the first hour of the picture.  It seems to me that Django was sort of putting on that dead-man air, but he was still alive inside, as it were.

I've also been wondering about Alethea.  There's clearly more happening with her than the film takes time to explicate.  As my wife pointed out/complained, at times Alethea looks like she can't wait to grab some cash and bug out, while at others she seems fairly content to stay.  What's going on in that woman's head?  Outside of Django, she may very well be the film's most complicated character.


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: titoli on October 07, 2006, 04:12:54 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064240/

http://www.spaghettiwestern.altervista.org/django_bastardo.htm

Much is said at the IMDB reviews over the horror streak which passes through the movie. And I must admit that, in consideration of the more sleek way horror effects are aimed at here, this is surely more original than And God Said to Cain. But though that may make it interesting, for those who care about horror, certainly isn't enough to make it a good movie. It is slow-paced with the usual clichés not redeemed by a touch of originality; and the trick of the cross with the name on or Steffen's imperturbable expression (which is anyway better than the animated one he displays during the flash-back) are one time effects that soon wear out and produce the effect of irritating the (this) watcher rather than reinvigorating the plot which is the usual revenge story (the flash-back is one of the few interesting moments: I liked the way the confederate camp was set).
Though many at IMDB have the impression that this  is a small-budgeted movie, I must say that I didn't have that impression: most of these people don't know what a Fidani's western is. But as to means it doesn't compare bad with High Plains Drifter.
A word for Luciano Rossi's performance, the only remarkable one in the movie. It has been praised and with good reason. Let's also add that he was simply playing himself. 
About the music, well, I don't want Firecracker or Banjo to jump on me, so I'll abstain from comment.


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: The Firecracker on October 07, 2006, 04:28:51 PM

About the music, well, I don't want Firecracker or Banjo to jump on me, so I'll abstain from comment.

I won't jump on you. I didn't jump last time I just defended it, that's all.

As for the music here I don't mind what you say as it is not that memeroable. :)



EDIT: my mistake, the title theme is good, but everything else is standard suspense music.


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: Banjo on October 10, 2006, 02:37:59 AM

About the music, well, I don't want Firecracker or Banjo to jump on me, so I'll abstain from comment.
Hey never mind me!!
I haven't watched it in a while but i think its suitably creepy and enhances the atmosphere quite adequately enough though admittedly the accompaniment sounds very basic like in places like the single held chord on Hammond organ for some scenes.
BTW i think this movie is excellent.


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: Banjo on May 21, 2007, 04:06:42 PM
Heres spag fans review which i've extracted from another thread:-

"The Strangers Gundown (Django Il Bastardo)(1969)

Gundown featured Django (Anthony Steffen though, not Nero) returning from the "dead" to take revenge on the guys that left him for dead. Not terribly original in concept, but there were some unique elements. For example, the camera techniques emphasized the supernatural elements of the story as well as the cool use of theramin in the score! Also cool was the way Django announced the soon-to-be deaths of his victims. I''ve heard complaints on Steffens "wooden" acting, but, he is supposed to be dead...or is he?  Pretty cool. I''d give it a 6.5 of 10.



Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: The Firecracker on May 22, 2007, 11:01:38 PM
in one particularly interesting scene 'Django' becomes a shadow, or melts into a shadow..becoming part of it.........it's quite well done.


Duh what!?


I don't recall this special effect at all. I remember Django's shadow  being used just before he takes out his second victim but he doesn't melt into a shadow.


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: Banjo on May 26, 2007, 01:01:48 PM
Arizona Colts review:-

DJANGO THE BASTARD- 1973-Terrible Anthony Steffen vehicle in which he plays a gunslinger from beyond the grave who avenges himself on the traitorous soldiers who put him there. Some striking moments such as Steffen heralding his arrival with crosses adorned with his victims names carved on them. The final scene is quite spooky. Directed by Sergio Garrone who would later try his hand at the short lived Naziploitation genre that enjoyed a brief run in Italy after the popularity of the ILSA films.


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: Dust Devil on August 07, 2010, 11:36:02 AM
I seem to be somewhere in the middle: it's far from a great SW but it also isn't as nearly as bad as some would say. As someone mentioned before: it's a decent revenge story with a couple of good twists every now and then, with a creepy atmosphere and the proverbial SW filthiness - enough to keep me glued to my seat till the end. Woody Steff is his usual self here - but works like a charm! I too like the infiltration of the spooky elements, though they don't really do anything with them, which is a shame. How much money are you willing to give for it is one thing, but if you're a SW fan the chances this no-brainer will dispose easily of that hour and a half you're willing to concede it - are rather high.


6.5/10


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: stanton on August 08, 2010, 01:56:58 AM
Here's a great essay about Django the Bastard, High Plains Drifter and OuTW:

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/GHOSTS_AND_AVENGERS,_from_Shakespeare_%26_Leone,_to_Eastwood_%26_Garrone


Title: Re: Django il bastardo aka Django the Bastard/Stranger's Gundown (1969)
Post by: Dust Devil on August 08, 2010, 06:18:25 AM
Thanks for posting that stanton. Just read the first page: nothing revelational so far but interesting.

Still, how can he know for sure what was Leone thinking while processing and setting up the character of Harmonica?