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Title: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Marco Leone on October 17, 2005, 02:43:17 PM
Last week I nestled up on the sofa and watched......

THE HILLS RUN RED
Directed by one time film critic Carlo Lizzani, "The Hills Run Red" is a welcome addition to anyone's spaghetti western collection.

The film begins with ex-confederates Jerry Brewster (Thomas Hunter) and Ken Seagall (Nando Gazzalo) fleeing by stagecoach from soldiers following a successful heist. They agree that the only chance for escape is if one of the partners bails out with the cash. To decide who should get away the two draw cards, with Brewster the unlucky loser. Seagall promises to look after Brewster's family before leaping from the stagecoach. He successfully hides with the money, whilst Brewster is captured and imprisoned for five years.

On his release, Brewster returns to his now derelict family home. He finds a diary from his wife, and learns that she has been living in poverty during his absence, struggling to bring up their son alone. Seagall had shunned them, keeping the money himself and starting a new life under the name Ken Milton.

Brewster screams out his intention for revenge, and is soon faced by gun-hands sent by Seagall. Luckily for him, an ageing gunman Winny Getz (Dan Duryea) is on hand to help out - a mysterious character that is never fully explained (although some assumptions can be made that I won't spoil here!) but acts as Brewster's "guardian angel" throughout the film.

Learning that his wife has died and his son is missing, Brewster decides to settle his score with Seagall. On beginning his search he discovers that Seagall is attempting to drive out the local inhabitants of Austin, and in particular the leading light and saloon owner Brian Horner (Geoffrey Copleston). Aided by the demented Garcia Mendez (Henry Silva) and his gang. To confront Seagall and get his revenge, Brewster is forced to infiltrate the gang.

"The Hills Run Red" certainly has some interesting characters. Silva plays Mendez as a black clad demented psychopath. Hunter's lead role is not too far behind in the madness stakes (presumably bought on by that five years stretch, which appeared quite a gruelling and cruel imprisonment). Lets just say that both have some serious issues!! Of the two, Silva is particularly convincing, and his is the stand-out performance of the film. Hunter meanwhile could be accused of over acting at times here, although it is still an enjoyable display. Duryea's portrayal of the mysterious Getz also merits much applause.

The love interest is provided by Nicoletta Machiavelli as Seagall's sister Mary-Ann. Constantly having to dismiss advances from Mendez, her attraction to Brewster is immediate.

Music is courtesy of one Leo Nichols (better known as Ennio Morricone to you and I). In truth it is not one of his better scores, but still adds great atmosphere to the film, as one would expect from the master. It just does not have anything to make it unique, and is not as memorable as his more heralded efforts.

All in all "The Hills Run Red" makes for a great viewing. At times it can be quite brutal (such as the saloon massacre). And how I winced as Brewster's tattoo is cut from his arm whilst he is awake! But it is a gripping story, well directed and well worth watching.


If you've seen it, and you want to vote your opinion, the place is.... http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/spaghettiwesterns/reviews/hillsrunred.html


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Tim on October 17, 2005, 08:51:40 PM
  Marco, I just read your review over at SWIA web board and lo and behold, I found it hear too.

  The Hills Run Red is one of the spaghetti westerns is one of those movies I always keep my eyes open for.  It was on TCM a couple years ago with their spaghetti western month but i forgot to tune in.  Maybe there will be a region 1 dvd release here in the states.  Wishful thinking, but you never know.

  Great review, by the way.  Always interesting to see what others think of the movies we love.  Keep 'em coming, amigo!


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Marco Leone on October 18, 2005, 01:24:55 PM
 :D Yeah I know Tim, I place my words of wisdom (?) on a few sites to try and provoke some good discussion and debate on the film.

Oh for a spaghetti month on UK TV!!!

Cheers for your comments on the review as well  ;D


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Banjo on October 19, 2005, 05:55:39 AM
Although much more reminiscent of an American western rather than Italian, including Morricones score, this film is very entertaining and a worthy addition to any spag fans collection.I actually have a preference for Carlo Lizzani's other western ,Requiescant(excellent DVD available from Wildeast!!!)which is much more spaghettiesque in its style(great set pieces),characters(Mark Damon is fantastically OTT as the  gay villain here!!!) and storyline. It's a great shame that Lizzani limited himself to only the two westerns.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Marco Leone on October 19, 2005, 01:05:28 PM
I've still got Requiescant to look forward to!  ;D


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Banjo on October 20, 2005, 03:16:26 AM
Hi Marco,i've just read the new Shobary review and while i agree that the Requiescant character isn't particularly cool,the movie as a whole definately is cool and totally different from any SW i've seen so far.
Without trying to spoil it too much,i should mention there is a brilliant "boozy" gun duel involving whores and candlelabras and a twist on the GBU scene where Tuco attempts to shoot the legs off of a stool.
I'm looking forward to reading your review on this movie.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Banjo on October 20, 2005, 08:22:18 AM
Yeau Marco,looking through Shobary's reviews again,as useful as his site is,personally i feel you have to take some of his opinions with a pinch of salt.I don't know what your feelings about Django the Bastard are but Shobary rates this as his all time WORST SW!!! but i reckon this is an excellent movie.
In spite of what Shobary says about Requiescant this film has plenty of spaghetti western feel to it for the reasons stated above not to mention the great spaghettiesque soundtrack,and i am confident Leone Lovers would not feel disappointed here.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Marco Leone on October 20, 2005, 02:41:57 PM
Yeah I have to agree with you Banjo, I really like Django the Bastard too.  It was one of the first non-Leone SW's I saw.  Quite a few people don't seem to like Steffen's films much and - I guess at times he was a bit wooden - but he suited the ghostly Django character perfectly here.

Opinion is a strange thing, and I'm sure people will disagree with some of my opinions (for instance, I still owe Return of Sabata another view having slagged it off so much!).

I probably mentioned it before, but I religiously watch the movies in the order I acquire them, so I thik Requiescant is lined up for about 4 weeks time (I have to pass Pancho Villa first  :-\ ).  Looking forward to it though, I like what I have heard.



Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Banjo on October 21, 2005, 05:16:28 AM
Hi Marco,Return of Sabata always seems to get slated and while i agree it is a bit silly and not a patch on the first film,i still enjoy all the characters and LVC's gimmickcry from the original.
If that is the Pancho Villa with (usually excellent but i think he played it a bit staight here for my liking)Kojak and Chuck Connors this has been shown a few times on free-to-air sattelite recently and i have to say that i was dissappointed and i have erased my taped copy.
It's a shame Requiescant is so obscure although i remember it being shown on UK TV in the late 70's/early 80's but it definately left a long lasting impression with a gunslinger who reads from the bible after gunning down his adversaries which for me provides a novel slant on the SW hero whether it be Mannaja with his axe or the Blindman relying on his ears.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Marco Leone on October 21, 2005, 01:31:25 PM
I think the problem is that Sabata is great, despite its gadgets and over the top -James Bond in the west - type feel.  Whereas, with Return it just gets a bit silly to me  :D

Hmmm, I am so tempted to bring Requiescant to the front of the queue!  But I can't....... can I......


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Banjo on October 22, 2005, 05:28:37 AM
As Delboy Trotter would say "He who dares!" or "You know it makes sense!"...
I'm now intending to keep my Euro-Westerns recorded of the TV from now on including El Condor,Town Called Hell which i slagged off(in retrospect it does have it's attributes including a good but too brief performance from Telly Savales here) and i'm taping Shalako off ITV1 next week.
Marco,if you know someone locally with Sky digital,Pancho Villa pops up every now and again on Open Access 2 Channel 262(free-to-air so no subscription needed) and if you'd like i'll look out for it.
I only watched Pancho Villa once which includes a slightly out of tune Savales singing the theme but not amusing like LVC's very tone deaf rendition of "I've gotta daaaaaeght for an April morning" from Captain Apache.I guess for the sake of image they found an excuse to shave Kojaks head at the film's beginning but this character although pretty ruthless is dull.Savales as PV invades a Southern US town in order to retrieve some arnaments he was ripped off for but i recall there is very little if any action.Chuck Conners as a US army general does hardly anything apart from attempting some comic relief(and failing badly) including a massed group fly swat in an army canteen(it's embarrasing).
However it was filmed in Spain and you get a brief glance of Aldo Sambrell( or somebody?) and for the sake of this forum and my collection i may tape this again when it is next shown.However my opinion remains this movie is neither good or entertaining.
        If this is a straight dvd contest between Pancho Villa and Requiescant, if you look on imdb.com, which isn't exactly renowned for it's ratings generosity,it  gives Requiescant 7.10 out of 10(39 votes)so somebody else apart from me likes this film .Pancho Villa gets a not so good 3.8 out of 10.If you do change your mind partly because if me,i hope we will still be on speaking terms!!!
        While we are on the subject of Euro-Westerns do you Marco,or anyone else,think it would be a fun idea for us to start an offshoot guide(from CJ's Leone Lovers guide) to cover these and maybe the odd spaghetti-like USA westerns like Guns for San Sebastian or Two Mules For Sister Sarah-both flavoured with a great Morricone score-i don't think we need too many grey areas here.   
For lack of a better title maybe we could call it ALMOST SPAGHETTI:THE GOOD,THE BAD & THE UGLY?I've only a handful under my belt at present but we could all collectively place a few titles provisionally under one of 3 headings of Good,Bad or Ugly.Where there is a majority disagreement about any film placement then it could be either relegated or promoted up a place or two.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Marco Leone on October 23, 2005, 05:31:01 AM
Yeah good call Banjo - you should start up that thread.

The reason I have continued watching all the films in the order I acquire them is more than anything because otherwise I'll watch all the good ones early, leaving a trail of average ones to follow! (of course, there will no doubt be the obvious treat that I is good that I knew nothing about, but I'm not expecting too much from Pancho Villa et el!).

That Open Access channel does have the odd treat, it just is annoying that I tend to stumble accross them whilst they are half way through!!   :D


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Banjo on October 23, 2005, 09:41:19 AM
Oh,you already have Requiescant and Pancho Villa,i misunderstood-thought you were ordering one of these in a months time!
I wish i had a backlog of unseen SW's to watch although i'm waiting for a cheap video of Ruthless Four to arrive from Amazon USA after reading good reviews on IMDB.com.Due to finances my SW collection is crawling along very slowly at 78-quite a long way behind yours!!
I think i will start up a thread fairly soon after i've watched through my handful of possible candidates again.I'm hoping to rely on other peoples suggestions for titles because otherwise the list will look a bit pathetic to start with.I may try and borrow some titles i haven't yet seen, with their ratings, from your massive arsenal of westerns although i don't recognise all the movies and will have to check out for each one whether they are a Spaghetti,Euro or American western.I hope you don't mind?


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Marco Leone on October 23, 2005, 02:19:13 PM
Fine by me, sir  ;D

By the way, Ruthless Four is a real treat.  Very slow, but a real quality flick, with a fine Kinski performance.

I spend far too much money on these things but, looking at it another way, if I pick up a film for £7-8, well a night out (whether to the pub or the cinema) costs alot more than that.   :D Well thats the argument I use anyway!


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: HEX on October 23, 2005, 06:16:43 PM
your massive arsenal of westerns



speaking of which MARCO  how many spags do u own?

and if at all possible could u list them here?(i know its a pain but that would be dandy)


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Marco Leone on October 24, 2005, 04:39:01 AM
Sure thing Hex.  108, I think. :

$10,000 Blood Money
A Pistol for Ringo
A Town Called Hell
Ace High
Acquasanta Joe
Adios Sabata
An Eye for an Eye (aka Drummer of Vengeance)
And for a Roof a Skyful of Stars
And God Said to Cain
Angry Gun (aka The Return of Ringo)
Any Gun Can Play
Bad Man's River
Ballad of Death Valley (aka Sartana in the Valley of Death)
Bandidos
Belle Starr Story
Between God the Devil and a Winchester
Beyond the Law
Big Gundown
Blind Man
Blood Money (aka Stranger & the Gunfighter)
Bullet for Sandoval
Bullet for the General
Captain Apache
Cemetery Without Crosses
Chapaqua's Gold
Chato's Land
Cjmango
Coffin for the Sherriff
Companeros
Cut Throats Nine
Day of Anger
Deaf Smith and Johnny Ears
Death Played the Flute
Death Rides a Horse
Death Sentence
Death Walks in Laredo
Django
Django Against Sartana
Django Kill.... If You Live, Shoot
Django, Prepare for Execution
Django Shoots First
Django Strikes Again
Django the Bastard (aka The Strangers Gundown) ****
Django the Runner (aka Massacre Time)
El Puro
Face to Face
Find a Place to Die
Fistful of Dollars
Fistful of Dynamite (aka Duck You Sucker)
Five Man Army
For a Few Dollars More
Forgotten Pistolero
Get Mean
God's Gun
Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Grand Duel
Great Silence
Guns for San Sebastian
Hate Thy Neighbour
Heads You Die, Tails I Kill You
Hellbenders
Hills Run Red
I Want Him Dead
Johnny Yuma
Jonathan of the Bears
Keoma
Kill and Pray (aka Requiescant)
Kill Johnny Ringo
Last of the Badmen
Life is Tough, Right Providence?
Long Live Your Death
Man Called Blade (aka Mannaja)
Man Called Sledge
Man, His Pride and His Vengeance
Massacre at Fort Holman
Matalo!
Mercenary (aka A Professional Gun)
Minnesota Clay
My Name is Nobody
Navajo Joe
Once Upon a Time in the West
One Silver Dollar
Pancho Villa 
Payment in Blood (aka Blakes Marauders)
Pistoleros (aka Ballad of a Gunman)
Price of Power
Return of Sabata
Ringo and his Golden Pistol (aka Johnny Oro)
Ringo: Face of Revenge
Ruthless Four
Sabata
Samurai
Sartana, Pray for Your Death
Some Dollars for Django
Son of a Gunfighter
Sonny and Jed
Stranger in Sacramento
Stranger in Town
Stranger Returns
Texas Adios
They Call Him Veritas
They Call Me Trinity
Today its Me.... Tomorrow You
Tramplers
Ugly Ones
Vengeance
Viva Django
Wanted


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Banjo on October 24, 2005, 04:43:51 AM
Marco,Amazon USA seem to have a reasonable selection of videos for sale for round about $5 or a lot less and they only charge $5.49 to post to the UK,so in total it cost me  about £5 in our currency to pay for the Ruthless Four vhs and its postage!!!
I think a paid about £1/£1.50 less than this even  to get Tepepa under the alternate title Blood and Guns,which i see from your list you have yet to obtain.I guess you've heard Tepepa is excellent along with Run,Man,Run and I am Sartana Your Angel of Death. Without checking my own hoard for any more,at least i have 3 titles you haven't got so far!!!


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Marco Leone on October 24, 2005, 05:00:16 AM
Cheers Banjo, I'll check that out - must have alot more than Amazon uk.  I'm sure you won't be disappointed with Ruthless Four.

Certainly Tepepa, Run Man Run and the other Sartana ones are items I am particularly keen to add.  Also, No Room to Die and They Call Him Holy Ghost.

Won a couple more on ebay - Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and My Name is Pecos.  Damn my obsession  :D


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Banjo on October 24, 2005, 05:25:27 AM
I stumbled upon Ruthless Four on IMDB.com by my habit of clicking at random various directers/actors for filmographies and every now and again an obscure title pops up as a video available from US Amazon.
I got No Room To Die from our Ebay seller on the strength of Shobary's review and yes,it's really good ,and Berger and Steffen are excellent.
Tomas Milian is sadistically brilliant as Chaco in Four Horseman of the Apocalypse and for the first hour this film is engaging.However apart from the ok ending,the last half an hour falters real badly with the female lead taking forever to give birth,die in the process accompanied by some endless waffle from townfolk over the baby's naming and fate.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Marco Leone on October 24, 2005, 05:45:41 AM
No Room to Die was on there (ebay) again last week, but I'm figuring I shouldn't spend anymore money for a month or so!

Usually I'll gamble on anything if there is a good actor in it (Milian, Nero, Berger etc).


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Sundance on October 24, 2005, 07:23:30 AM
No Room to Die was on there (ebay) again last week, but I'm figuring I shouldn't spend anymore money for a month or so!

Maybe you should just download it in divx instead of giving your money to "criminals"? :P (I of course assume you were going to buy a DVD and not VHS ;) And while there is an original japanese disc available, nobody is selling those in ebay probably because of all the criminals there making prices go low)

EDIT: Oh and I have nothing against buying stuff like Franco's. But Franco's works and most ebay stuff has nothing in common... Made by fans to fans and stuff which can't be bought as originals [although everyone could make their own by buying the required discs and cassettes] versus copies of original discs sold to make profit. I know jerksi sells mostly stuff where he has restored cut scenes or audios, but selling in Ebay seems to me to be a way to make illegal profit (and a nice profit he did seem to make atleast a while ago ;) ).

This outburst brought to you by someone who (once again) got mad at trying to find original discs from ebay and only seeing bootlegs. ;)


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Banjo on October 24, 2005, 08:59:52 AM
Hi Marco,surprisingly i do have a few SW that you don't!
Out of my 78( of which i don't include any Euro or USA westerns)i have the 2nd,3rd & 4th Gianni Garko Sartana films,Fistful of Lead,A minute to pray a second to die,Moment to Kill,Chuck Mool,Man of the East,Nobodys the Greatest,Can Be Done,Amigo and the 2 trinity films.
        Sundance,please note that wherever possible i have purchased the official videos and dvds which i tend to either get from Amazon or else 2nd hand off Ebay.I cannot possibly know every SW that is available officially and it is up to the sellers to make these more widely available on places like Amazon which i use because i am confident of my payment security.
        I'm not disputing your comments about the legality of some SW dvd's,but i was lead to believe by an non-Ebay seller of DVD copies that films of a certain age and era are considered part of a golden age and become public domain and therefore not illegal to sell copies.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Marco Leone on October 24, 2005, 10:32:17 AM
Sundance - I do agree with your principles and, like Banjo, where possible I do buy originals - even some of my japenese ones are original - but I do also buy copies, particularly of films that do not appear to be available elsewhere.  If my machine wasn't so old and clunky, I would download like you recommend, but mine struggles even downloading music  :D

Banjo - Yeah there are quite a few different ones in your list.  I heard at the SWWB that Wild East are meant to be putting out some Sartana films, so I'm looking forward to seeing what they have to offer.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Banjo on October 25, 2005, 06:47:23 AM
Hi Marco,after waiting a month my Ruthless Four vhs arrived today from the USA(via Sweden of all places!!) and i'm looking forward to watching this later.
I see you have the Parolini's original Sartana  but i can highly recommend Giuliano Carmineo's four follow up's in the series(including Fistful of Lead with George Hilton)
which ably emulate the spirit and style of the first film.If you loved(as i did)Bruno Nicolai's soundtrack to Adios Sabata then likewise you will equally enjoy his filmscores in Have a Good Funeral My Friend...Sartana Will Pay and Light the Fuse...Sartana is Coming.
Carmineo's The Moment to Kill(good villain by Horst Franck from the Grand Duel) is along the same lines in style as his later Sartana & Hallelujah films but not quite  up to the same standard ,although the worn out quality of my vhs doesn't help!
A minute to pray,a second to die is an absolute must which includes an excellent Alex Cord as an (we think!!)epiletic gunfighter.
Enzo Barboni's Chuck Mool came out before his comedy SW's with Leonard Mann as an amnesiac but also including the great Woody Strode but i wouldn't rate this film as any more than average.
I know your views about comedy SW's and the other titles mentioned above are all Hill & Spencer vehicles of which the Trinity's are the best.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Marco Leone on October 25, 2005, 01:35:31 PM
I enjoyed the original Sartana, but didn't completely follow it at times (I blame the wine, as ever!).

I'm looking forward to catching the other Sartana flicks though sometime soon.  Which one would you (or anyone else to that matter!) recommend?


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Sundance on October 26, 2005, 11:40:47 AM
Hehe, I have to say the criminal word was anyways maybe too harsh even though they are breaking the law. ;)

        I cannot possibly know every SW that is available officially and it is up to the sellers to make these more widely available on places like Amazon which i use because i am confident of my payment security.

Well, once I get enough time, my site should have a list of every possibly official spaghetti western disc out there. ;)

But I do understand people don't like to use some smaller online shops because of security...
But... I'm not familiar with how things work in other countries, but atleast the company which gives VISA's here will refund every penny that you have spent on things that never arrive. With VISA the online shops are the ones who have to prove they have sent the merchandise AND that the buyer has received it. If the shop can't prove the buyer has received what was ordered, then the buyer will get the money back.

        I'm not disputing your comments about the legality of some SW dvd's,but i was lead to believe by an non-Ebay seller of DVD copies that films of a certain age and era are considered part of a golden age and become public domain and therefore not illegal to sell copies.

I'm not an expert with copyrights but I think they are still copyrighted for a looong looong time unless the copyright owners decide to give them into public domain.

These are from wikipedia.org:

Under the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, the signatory states are required to provide copyright protection for a minimum term of the life of the author plus fifty years, but they are permitted to provide for a longer term of protection, and between 1993 and 1996 the European Union provided protection for a term of the author's life plus seventy years

The Berne Convention provided that each contracting state would recognize as copyrighted works created by nationals of other contracting states. The convention requires its signatories to protect the copyright on works of authors from other signatory countries in the same way it protects the copyright of its own nationals.


The Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998 - alternatively known as the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act or the Mickey Mouse Protection Act - extended copyright terms in the United States by 20 years. Before the act, copyright would last until 50 years after the death of the author. After the act, copyright would last until 70 years after the death of the author, while copyrights for works of corporate authorship would last 75 to 95 years. The act also affected copyright terms for copyrighted works published prior to January 1, 1978, increasing their term of protection by 20 years as well. This effectively 'froze' the advancement date of the public domain in the United States for works covered by the older fixed term copyright rules. Under this act, no additional works made in 1923 or after, that were still copyrighted in 1998, will enter the public domain until 2019.


As a consequence of the act, under current law, no copyrighted works will enter into the public domain in the United States until January 1, 2019 at the earliest, when the copyright on works created in 1923 would expire.

Then again I think Russia didn't apply the laws to the works that were made before they accepted the Berne Convention... but then again I think as a signatories they still need to protect the works from other countries? Or not... I got really confused reading the stuff. :D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berne_Convention_for_the_Protection_of_Literary_and_Artistic_Works

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_copyright_law

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Bono_Copyright_Term_Extension_Act


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Marco Leone on October 26, 2005, 02:44:05 PM
 :D Thanks for the info Sundance.  All this legal stuff is far too complicated for me hehe.

Good site by the way!  Should be a good resource.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Banjo on October 29, 2005, 05:46:18 AM
Thanks for clearing that up Sundance and i'm looking forward to seeing your list!!!
Marco,there's not that much to choose between the 2nd,3rd and 4th Sartana's but on the strength of the Nicolai soundtrack and novel use of a church organ and  also a toy robot, i would recommend Franco Cleef's DVD of Light the Fuse...Sartana is Coming.
In this instance the order in which Shobary rates Carmineo's 4 Sartana's(including a Fistful of Lead) is pretty much spot on.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Marco Leone on October 30, 2005, 03:34:56 AM
Thanks for the heads up Banjo  ;D


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Banjo on October 30, 2005, 06:06:12 AM
Forgot to mention,Marco, i was pretty well pleased with the Ruthless Four video,even though i felt the ok soundtrack was pretty uncharacteristic of Bruno Nicolai who is normally quite Morriconesque.All 4 leads were excellent and its great to see Kinski in a much more substantial role than his usual cameos in these here SW's.
Good storyline with some decent action too!!


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: HEX on October 30, 2005, 11:36:39 AM
thanks for the list MARCO ;) much abliged






Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Poggle on March 03, 2006, 04:15:06 PM
From what I've about this film it sounds almost like One-Eyed Jacks with Marlon Brando? Could anyone who has seen both comment on this?

I loved One-Eyed Jacks, by the way :)


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: boardwalk_angel on May 19, 2006, 10:05:35 AM
Forgot to mention,Marco, i was pretty well pleased with the Ruthless Four video,even though i felt the ok soundtrack was pretty uncharacteristic of Bruno Nicolai who is normally quite Morriconesque.All 4 leads were excellent and its great to see Kinski in a much more substantial role than his usual cameos in these here SW's.
Good storyline with some decent action too!!

Saw "The Ruthless Four" last night....& boy...how different a SW it was. I quite liked it.
The soundtrack...Bizet-like classical themes...flamenco-like guitar...was very uncharacteristic & quite good. Carlo Rustichelli was the composer..Nicolai the musical director.
The movie was mostly character driven...not action driven as most SW of its time....the leads..especially Van Heflin, were terrific.



Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Banjo on May 20, 2006, 06:56:02 AM
Did you see the p&s vhs version too Boardwalk Angel?


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: boardwalk_angel on May 20, 2006, 07:45:24 AM
Did you see the p&s vhs version too Boardwalk Angel?

Yes...it was VHS P&S. I don't think a proper version in the correct aspect ratio exists.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Banjo on May 20, 2006, 10:20:16 AM
I picked mine up for about 4 dollars from USA Amazon-theres quite a few other sw bargains there if you look hard enough!


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Marco Leone on May 20, 2006, 02:29:34 PM
I loved Ruthless Four - thought it was great.  Thought the four characters, and their actors, were really good.  Plus, from memory, the music is misirilou?


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: boardwalk_angel on May 20, 2006, 03:59:39 PM
I loved Ruthless Four - thought it was great.  Thought the four characters, and their actors, were really good.  Plus, from memory, the music is misirilou?

Yes...I picked up on that..also strains of Ravel's "Bolero".


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Marco Leone on May 21, 2006, 04:19:27 PM
I'll have to watch it again.  I've been gradually showing a mate of mine a load of the SW's, and I think I may lay Ruthless Four on him shortly.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: pixelated on December 05, 2006, 05:49:14 PM
the shootout at the end was pretty frickin' awesome

although i agree that Hunter displayed some major over acting, i must say, i quite enjoyed the scene where Brewster raises his face to Seagall to show him who he is, and then flips out and pulls his guns  ;D




Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: The Firecracker on December 05, 2006, 07:05:36 PM
From what I've about this film it sounds almost like One-Eyed Jacks with Marlon Brando? Could anyone who has seen both comment on this?




It has it's simlarities in the plot but it's a totally different movie as far as pacing goes.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Leone Admirer on February 09, 2007, 06:39:05 AM
I too enjoyed this film and am glad to announce that MGM and Sony are releasing a DVD of it on R1 this May. Could this be the catalyst to the return of my reviews, we will see  ;)


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Banjo on February 09, 2007, 06:57:21 AM
Could this be the catalyst to the return of my reviews, we will see  ;)
It had better be :D
A definate "A" list sw O0


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: The Firecracker on February 09, 2007, 09:19:39 AM
I too enjoyed this film and am glad to announce that MGM and Sony are releasing a DVD of it on R1 this May.


"THRR" or "One eyed jacks"?


Either one would be great news!


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Leone Admirer on February 09, 2007, 10:38:42 AM
THRR  O0 They are also releasing the three Sabata movies in single discs.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Sanjuro on February 09, 2007, 11:41:50 AM
Hills Run Red DVD will be released? That's good news. I've been wanting to see this one for decades! 


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Arizona Colt on February 09, 2007, 02:14:45 PM
Great movie that. Looks like I'll have to triple dip on that one.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: The Firecracker on February 09, 2007, 02:39:02 PM
This must mean Sony is finally getting their act together. Let's hope for some more R1 releases in the future.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Arizona Colt on February 09, 2007, 02:44:57 PM
This must mean Sony is finally getting their act together. Let's hope for some more R1 releases in the future.

Doubt it. When they acquired MGM they stated they would continue the very successful MIDNITE MOVIES line of dvds releasing the AIP library. But nothing. A petition was started and got a couple thousand signatures with Sony reps stating the line would continue. This was two years ago. The only things they've since released were two pirate related double features to tie in with you know what. Documentaries were prepared for several well known horror pictures including the classic Vincent Price film WITCHFINDER GENERAL. I have since bought the british sp. edition since nothing else has been announced otherwise.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Banjo on February 11, 2007, 07:07:59 AM
horror pictures including the classic Vincent Price film WITCHFINDER GENERAL. I
Do you really rate this Arizona because i watched this the other day?-i'm currently transferring all my British Horror video recordings onto dvd-only the second time i've watched it and it doesn't do anything for me-very bleak,brutal but disappointing.
However as regards British Horror dvds-easily my best discover recently was Blood On Satans Claw-everything about it is absolutely brilliant especially the musical score.I think i'm gonna have to resurrect my old "British Horror Collection" thread and start putting ratings to these films :)


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Arizona Colt on February 11, 2007, 12:40:02 PM
A resounding YES!!! WITCHFINDER GENERAL is highly regarded as a class act all around and Price was essaying a real character BTW and it was considered that he play the character somewhat hammy but it was his decision ultimately to play it straight. The grim and brutal atmosphere adds to the gloomy storyline. I guess you didn't like MARK OF THE DEVIL for the same reasons?

A funny story about WG, Price at first did not get on well with Michael Reeves, the young upstart director. Price commented--"I've made hundreds of movies, what have you done boy?", to which Reeves replied, "I've done three good ones!" After that, the two became good friends.

I had posted a long review for BLOOD ON SATANS CLAW after receiving the brit disc but when I posted it, there was 'forum maintenance' and my review was lost. I didn't feel like re-typing it but yes, it also is a winner.

Not sure if I'd rate DRACULA AD 1972 ***, I enjoyed it a lot (nifty soundtrack) but they failed to capitalize on the setting by taking Drac out of the gloomy Church and placing him out in the city. Instead Christopher Neame is placed in most of the scenes. COUNT YORGA, VAMPIRE is the reason Hammer tried this modern re-telling hoping to make millions as AIP did on YORGA which successfully transferred the vampiric count story to modern times.

I was thinking of doing the same, rating my Brit horror collection, but I figured it would be a waste of time, but if you're doing the same maybe I'll follow your lead! ;)


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Banjo on February 13, 2007, 02:15:18 AM
I'm posting a reply on the British Horror Colection thread.

http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=2698.210


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: The Firecracker on April 16, 2007, 10:17:19 AM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000NIBUYO.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_V23859178_SS500_.jpg)



This great spaghetti revenge flick, starring Thomas Hunter and the deliciously nasty Henry Silva, is being released this month on the 22nd!


And for those who like to purchase italian westerns for the music only (which I honestly don't understand, for that buy the soundtrack) Morricone has a fabulous soundtrack here. Great main theme.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Leone Admirer on April 16, 2007, 10:21:58 AM
I saw a great original poster for this on sale recently... Anyway good film and Duryea was a welcome surprise for me when I saw this film (He's been in some excellent noirs and westerns)  O0


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: cigar joe on April 16, 2007, 03:42:51 PM
Great I'll be getting that one for sure, just picked up "Ride the High Country" today in Sam's Club for $6 a nice find, also saw AFOD & FAFDM with new covers (not the SE's though just repackaging).


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Banjo on April 16, 2007, 04:11:04 PM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000NIBUYO.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_V23859178_SS500_.jpg)



This great spaghetti revenge flick,

Hey you changed your mind? :o

Since that bootleg i sent to you i picked up the Japanese Stingray dvd and its a much better print.The sleeve also has the original poster artwork. O0


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: The Firecracker on April 16, 2007, 04:13:58 PM
Hey you changed your mind? :o

Since that bootleg i sent to you i picked up the Japanese Stingray dvd and its a much better print.The sleeve also has the original poster artwork. O0


I gave it another view a view months ago and enjoyed it much more. O0

I suppose I wasn't in the best of moods during my first viewing a year ago.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Banjo on April 16, 2007, 04:35:27 PM
So i suppose you're now a big fan of Thomas Hunter afterall? ;D

Talking of Henry Silva-just remembered i taped The Tall T last Xmas but still haven't watched it yet! :-[


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Arizona Colt on April 16, 2007, 04:42:27 PM
Silva is really good in the early italian-french crime thriller ASSASSINATION from 1967.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: The Firecracker on April 16, 2007, 04:51:52 PM
So i suppose you're now a big fan of Thomas Hunter afterall? ;D



NO WAY. I like the movie. I don't think he is a good actor.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: titoli on April 16, 2007, 05:02:17 PM
Do the american actors dub themselves?


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: The Firecracker on April 16, 2007, 05:04:10 PM
Do the american actors dub themselves?


Silva does. Yes.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Arizona Colt on April 16, 2007, 05:06:13 PM
Some of the time. James Coburn dubbed himself in the US release of REASON TO LIVE, REASON TO DIE but not in its original international dub. R.G. Armstrong and Geoffrey Lewis did not dub their voices in MY NAME IS NOBODY.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Leone Admirer on April 16, 2007, 05:06:43 PM
Duryea does as well.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: New Brandon on April 19, 2007, 06:51:06 PM
I thought DVDs came out on Tuesdays.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: The Firecracker on April 23, 2007, 12:15:10 AM
I thought DVDs came out on Tuesdays.


whoopsee! My information was off.

The release isn't until next month on the 22nd :(


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Sanjuro on April 30, 2007, 12:21:21 AM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000NIBUYO.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_V23859178_SS500_.jpg)



Nice cover art. It gives you an impresstion as if it were an American western.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: tucumcari bound on May 14, 2007, 08:18:23 PM
This will be added to my collection! Thanks for posting.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: The Firecracker on May 14, 2007, 08:30:11 PM
This will be added to my collection! Thanks for posting.

your welcome. I'm looking foward to this to. One week away!


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Banjo on May 15, 2007, 04:44:43 AM
your welcome. I'm looking foward to this to. One week away!
What rating do you give this one now FC?


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: The Firecracker on May 15, 2007, 09:55:29 AM
What rating do you give this one now FC?


I would have to watch it again but going by memory...85%.




Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Banjo on May 16, 2007, 06:28:26 AM
Howard Hughes sold this one to me in his brilliant book Once Upon A Time In The Italian West(you really need to beg/borrow/steal this FC  O0 ) its in his top 10,i haven't seen it in months but its one of the best sw's outside of the 3 Sergio's and an 85% rating sounds about right. O0


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Banjo on May 26, 2007, 04:42:32 PM
Arizona Colts review:-

I watched HILLS RUN RED this evening and it's definitely deserving of its classic status. One of the best I've seen. As good if not better than Leones dollar movies. This movie does everything right-great story, good acting(especially from the protagonist whom I've not seen before and Henry Silva steals the movie in every scene he's in)well choreographed action sequences and villains you really want to see get it in the end. In fact, Silva is so good he doesn't have to resort to extremely violent tactics as so many villains in these movies often do(NOT that that's a bad thing mind you).  Another great Morricone score is present as well. It's a shame that the handful of classics outside of the Leones aren't as recognized even by the people who even know what the dollar movies are. This is a widescreen print recorded from TCM so I'm assuming it's complete as it runs 90 minutes. Highly recommended.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: The Firecracker on May 26, 2007, 04:44:42 PM
The R1 version is available now at BEST BUY online.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: cigar joe on May 31, 2007, 09:29:01 PM
Quote
Great I'll be getting that one for sure, just picked up "Ride the High Country" today in Sam's Club for $6 a nice find, also saw AFOD & FAFDM with new covers (not the SE's though just repackaging).

eeeehhhhh,

Well I got it, watched it tonight, and wasn't that impresssed wasted about $10 on another SW Essential recomendation that didn't pan out,  I recomend anybody curious to rent it on Netflix.

I just don't see what the hype is all about Leone is lightyears above this, its watchable I'll give it that but for me once will be enough, Silva is good and Morricone ok but I was expecting much much more.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Arizona Colt on June 01, 2007, 12:18:41 PM
eeeehhhhh,

Well I got it, watched it tonight, and wasn't that impresssed wasted about $10 on another SW Essential recomendation that didn't pan out,  I recomend anybody curious to rent it on Netflix.

I just don't see what the hype is all about Leone is lightyears above this, its watchable I'll give it that but for me once will be enough, Silva is good and Morricone ok but I was expecting much much more.

Nothing against Leone mind you, but at least Lizzani didn't need another director to do his action scenes for him.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Banjo on June 01, 2007, 03:12:40 PM
I haven't watched this in ages but certainly the last third of the movie where theres one brilliant scene after the other is as good an ending as almost any sw i can think of. O0


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: cigar joe on June 01, 2007, 05:26:52 PM
Nothing really stood out as exceptional IMO, there are many AW's that are much better in retrospect.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Arizona Colt on June 02, 2007, 02:12:52 PM
That review of mine was from a year ago or more but if you don't want the movie CJ, I'll take it off your hands so you won't have to feel you've "wasted" $10 dollars. BTW, what was the other purchase you spoke of? Was it HELLBENDERS?


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Banjo on June 02, 2007, 04:43:40 PM
CJ you should've learnt the first time with Requiescant! ;D

I love both Lizzani movies. O0


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: tucumcari bound on June 02, 2007, 04:48:27 PM
So this is worth buying huh?


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Banjo on June 03, 2007, 01:33:48 AM
Well the vast majority seem to say  O0 !


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: cigar joe on June 03, 2007, 08:50:49 AM
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So this is worth buying huh?

Only if you get your rocks off on the campyness aspect of Spaghetti Westerns, which I don't. ;)
I actually started to fall asleep watching this, how many big shootouts end the majority of your average SW, they are all starting to look redundant to me.


I'll sell it to you AC

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BTW, what was the other purchase you spoke of? Was it HELLBENDERS?

No Hellbenders I liked, I bought the SE Edition of "Seven Beauties" probably with probably the second best (After Tuco) picaresque charater in Italian cinema.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: The Firecracker on June 26, 2007, 11:07:20 PM
So this is worth buying huh?



Yes it is.

You can get it for cheap here...

http://www.deepdiscount.com/viewproduct.htm?productId=9445666

Just under 10 bucks and you DON'T have to pay shipping and handeling.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: The Firecracker on July 04, 2007, 03:30:18 AM
I have reason to believe that the region 1 dvd (and all the other releases) of THRR are cut.

The amazon website says this movie is 95 minutes long. My two copies run just under the 90 minute mark.
Of course this could be a mistake made by Amazon.


However, it wouldn't surprise me if it is indeed cut since their are some awkward jump cuts present, most obviously during the "tatoo cutting" scene.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Arizona Colt on July 04, 2007, 11:54:35 AM
The japanese release is 89 minutes as well.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Rojo Ramone on July 07, 2007, 01:34:49 AM
I picked  this film  up at Worst Buy today and watched it for the first time.
What a disappointment, i could hardly wait for this snoozer (IMO) to end.
I would call this a SW-light. It hardly seemed Italian to me.
With all the praise on this thread...I'm afraid I'm with Cigar Joe on this one.
MGM put out a beautiful print though.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: The Firecracker on July 07, 2007, 01:50:13 AM
I picked  this film  up at Worst Buy today and watched it for the first time.
What a disappointment, i could hardly wait for this snoozer (IMO) to end.
I would call this a SW-light. It hardly seemed Italian to me.
With all the praise on this thread...I'm afraid I'm with Cigar Joe on this one.
MGM put out a beautiful print though.

I didn't think much of it the first viewing either.
Thought it was too tame. Check it out again sometime.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Rojo Ramone on July 07, 2007, 02:04:55 PM
Thanks Firecracker~i'll be sure to do that before i put it on my to sell pile.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Sonny on July 16, 2007, 10:13:44 AM
I have reason to believe that the region 1 dvd (and all the other releases) of THRR are cut.

The amazon website says this movie is 95 minutes long. My two copies run just under the 90 minute mark.
Of course this could be a mistake made by Amazon.


However, it wouldn't surprise me if it is indeed cut since their are some awkward jump cuts present, most obviously during the "tatoo cutting" scene.

you're complaining about 5 minutes??... maybe dialog?  i doubt they would cut five minutes from an action scene, what would be the point?  i wouldn't let it bother me too much...


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: The Firecracker on July 16, 2007, 02:32:42 PM
you're complaining about 5 minutes??

Yes, like any good fan would.
5 minutes is a lot of footage to be missing.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Arizona Colt on July 16, 2007, 04:02:58 PM
The japanese dvd is the same length. 89 minutes.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Sonny on July 16, 2007, 04:28:26 PM

5 minutes is a lot of footage to be missing.

The average cuts are way more than that. In tv, for example, they easily cut 12 to 15 minutes of the movies, maybe even more in some cases..


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: moviesceleton on July 16, 2007, 05:19:26 PM
The average cuts are way more than that. In tv, for example, they easily cut 12 to 15 minutes of the movies, maybe even more in some cases..

I don't know if that is normal but it's insane at least! :o


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Silenzio on July 16, 2007, 05:50:03 PM
The average cuts are way more than that. In tv, for example, they easily cut 12 to 15 minutes of the movies, maybe even more in some cases..


They gotta make room for all those commercials.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Sonny on July 16, 2007, 06:36:58 PM
They gotta make room for all those commercials.

yup.. and if you haven't seen the movie they're showing, you have no idea what you're missing, you just think they cut a couple of minutes for the commercials.
But reality is, in the avergae 2 hour movie, there are at least five segements of commercials, each one lasting about 4 full minutes.  That's at least 20 minutes worth of commercials... and the time frame given to movies on television is ridiculous, only about 2 hours for each.  So, any movie that's longer than two hours will get 20 minutes cut from it.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: moviesceleton on July 17, 2007, 08:37:38 AM
How stupid! They don't do that around here. How can that be even legal? :(


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Sonny on July 17, 2007, 03:36:40 PM
It's the United States of America, land of excessive advertizement and collective materialism.  O0


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Silenzio on July 17, 2007, 03:49:43 PM
It's the United States of America, land of excessive advertizement and collective materialism.  O0

You forgot ass-kicking.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: moviesceleton on July 18, 2007, 07:26:35 AM
It's the United States of America, land of excessive advertizement and collective materialism.  O0
;D ;D


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Sonny on July 18, 2007, 02:44:16 PM
You forgot ass-kicking.

Maybe.  But I was only mentioning the qualities of this great country that stand out the most... ;D


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 18, 2007, 02:55:50 PM
Maybe.  But I was only mentioning the qualities of this great country that stand out the most... ;D

Hey! We kicked Britain's ass!





































Then again, that wouldn't have happened if the French hadn't helped...


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: titoli on July 19, 2007, 02:48:57 AM
I saw this last night. I stand definitely with CJ on this. Plotwise, I couldn't digest Duryea in it (though, as to be expected, he performs impeccably) his being in the barn at the right time I couldn't gulp and so his giving Hunter only a two shot gun: why, on earth? Hunter is wooden, can't play for life. Silva is the only reason the movie stands out: his best performance ever and one of the greatest villain on the screen. Gazzolo: not bad performance, but nothing memorable for Ramon Rojo's voice.
A doubt pervaded me diring the vision: is Nicoletta Machiavelli better than Rosalba Neri? I think she's prettier, but Rosalba sexier. Anyway is a close call.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: The Firecracker on July 19, 2007, 04:16:09 AM
I saw this last night. I stand definitely with CJ on this. Plotwise, I couldn't digest Duryea in it (though, as to be expected, he performs impeccably) his being in the barn at the right time I couldn't gulp and so his giving Hunter only a two shot gun: why, on earth? Hunter is wooden, can't play for life. Silva is the only reason the movie stands out: his best performance ever and one of the greatest villain on the screen. Gazzolo: not bad performance, but nothing memorable for Ramon Rojo's voice.
A doubt pervaded me diring the vision: is Nicoletta Machiavelli better than Rosalba Neri? I think she's prettier, but Rosalba sexier. Anyway is a close call.


I agree he can't act, but Hunter is anything but wooden. The man's jaw is constantly on the floor with all his screaming. He goes WAY over the top with his facial expressions.

Machiavelli is prettier (and more well endowed) than Neri. I do agree with you on her being less sexy. She doesn't seem to care about anything.

Did you get the feeling Silva and Hunter were having a screaming match throughout the movie?


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: titoli on July 19, 2007, 06:27:33 AM
By wooden I meant he has no control of his facial expressions. So it is not the right term.  You said it well. About the screaming competition, maybe you're right. But that means only that Hunter feels the overpowering presence of the other and thinks he can play the same game. I could have asked Lizzani: I met him two saturdays ago walking in the vicinity of his home here in Rome. I asked him about his autobiography announced in July but still nowhere to be found in the bookshops.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: The Firecracker on July 19, 2007, 06:25:22 PM
I could have asked Lizzani: I met him two saturdays ago walking in the vicinity of his home here in Rome. I asked him about his autobiography announced in July but still nowhere to be found in the bookshops.

Is their a chance you'll see him again?


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: titoli on July 20, 2007, 01:37:57 AM
I don't know, he's late in his 80's.


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: Ben Tyreen on July 30, 2008, 11:27:41 PM
  Seems like this one causes opinions at both ends of the spectrum, and I guess I fall on the positive side.  Not a great SW, but I did enjoy it.  Thomas Hunter just seems out of place with his constant screaming and overacting.  Dan Duryea, don't quite know what to make of this, an odd addition for sure.  SPOILER  So was he working for the army? SPOILER  The high point was definitely Henry Silva as the pyschpathic gunslinger with a maniacal laugh.  And any movie with Nicoletta Machiavelli is ok by me.

  The action scenes were good including the big showdown at the end in abandoned Austin although I did laugh at Duryea's "I'm right here, yellow bellies!" line.  And I think Hunter may be one of the more abused spaghetti anti-heroes.  All those beatings and stabbings, that tattoo scene was just wrong. 

  I did have a question about the music by the famous Leo Nichols.  It was an average score, but it's different from what I heard in The Hills Run Red trailer.  Anybody know what music that is?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEeMg-4jfx4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEeMg-4jfx4)

  Anyhoo, I'd give this one a 6/10.  Better than a lot of second-tier spaghettis I've seen, but not great.  Worth renting for sure if you're wavering. O0


Title: Re: The Hills Run Red aka Un fiume di dollari (1966)
Post by: stanton on January 01, 2009, 12:04:29 PM
Does anybody know how long the italian version runs?