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Title: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on July 14, 2006, 12:42:15 AM
Now you listen to me Thomas Weisser (if that is indeed your real name), momma didnt raise no fool! It is obvious to us spaghetti fanatics that you did not even watch most of the spaghetti westerns you write about in your book (spaghetti westerns: the good the bad and the violent).

and if you did not watch the films, what right do you have to review them? Why did you make up entire plot points, and sometimes whole stories, to make up for your lack of knowledge on a particular film?
what kind of up bringing did you have when you have the gall to swindle customers (such as myself and others) into buying your over priced rubbish full of lies?
You are a dirty old man! you traveling willbury!you toucan faced wozzock! you...you...TURD PULLER!

did you think we would not find out!? did you think we would not look into this!?

Oh Contrare my good sir! oh Contrare!

you thought you could pull the wool over our eyes with all of your lies but you were incorrect in your assumption!
you see...WE ARE TOTAL GEEKS who enjoy watching trashy films like "No Room to Die". We enjoy spending money on  films like "Forewarned and half killed, the word of the Holy Ghost" rather than spending money on something we need.

We have found your little scheme out.

and now, during the course of many months, I will list all of your mistakes from your book(from the films  I have seen) and you will feel ashamed. you shameful shameful man you!

I will kick start this tomorrow!



AVAST MATEY, DAR BE SPOILERS AHEAD! (last warning).


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 14, 2006, 12:46:17 AM
As Ryan said in DRAH: " Revenge is a dish best served cold. "

Never read Weisser's book so I can't join the Crusade, besides I've already enlisted in Groggy's if they remake a Leone, Peckinpah, or Lean film.  ;D


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on July 14, 2006, 12:50:50 AM
As Ryan said in DRAH: " Revenge is a dish best served cold. "

Never read Weisser's book so I can't join the Crusade

its ok. apart from me I think Banjo is the only other member here who actually owns the damn book. Its a really handy tool to have but it's rather insulting the way weisser just flat out lies about things in it.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on July 14, 2006, 12:54:53 AM
As Ryan said in DRAH: " Revenge is a dish best served cold. "


I like the slogan on the American poster of DRAH...

"This is Revenge...and theirs nothing sweet about it!"

Thats fucking cool! 8)

They dont make posters like they used to...


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 14, 2006, 12:59:43 AM
I like the slogan on the American poster of DRAH...

"This is Revenge...and theirs nothing sweet about it!"

Thats fucking cool! 8)

They dont make posters like they used to...

That is an awesome poster tagline.

It's true that they don't make posters like they use to...but they also don't make movies like they use to. 


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on July 14, 2006, 01:02:37 AM


It's true that they don't make posters like they use to...but they also don't make movies like they use to. 

yeah every action film today always has to have MTV style editing in order for it to hit theatres. Unlike spags which ran rather sloppy but they were always charming.
But enough good films come out each year for me to head to the theatre every now and again.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 14, 2006, 05:10:50 PM
Just wanted to bring this topic back up before it slinks off the main board. I'm curious to see what Firecracker has to say to Mr. Weisser who, from what I've heard, is every SW fan's nightmare.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on July 15, 2006, 03:13:22 AM
Just wanted to bring this topic back up before it slinks off the main board. I'm curious to see what Firecracker has to say to Mr. Weisser who, from what I've heard, is every SW fan's nightmare.

sorry Peacemaker, I just got home and its almost 5:00 am and I'm dead tired.

I'll get on this tomorrow.

everytime I 'm out this late I always think back to the film "Face in the crowd". I believe one of the lines is "you see the people out on the street at 4 o clock in the morning? these are the people who are in trouble"

 ;D


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on July 15, 2006, 06:06:50 AM
"Forewarned and half killed, the word of the Holy Ghost" rather than spending money on something we need.
Isn't that the Holy Ghost film that Weissers describes but doesn't actually exist?


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 15, 2006, 12:30:47 PM
Isn't that the Holy Ghost film that Weissers describes but doesn't actually exist?

Did he also review the two spagehttis I found; A Mule for the Colonel and Two Bullets to the Head?    ;D


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on July 15, 2006, 12:57:03 PM
Isn't that the Holy Ghost film that Weissers describes but doesn't actually exist?


yes but curiously enough that is an alternate title to the first "Holy Ghost" movie. But weisser put it down as the sequels title.
It's apparent he was lying about Garko being in the second Holy Ghost film however there are two unofficial sequels made by another director.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on July 15, 2006, 12:57:51 PM
Did he also review the two spagehttis I found; A Mule for the Colonel and Two Bullets to the Head?    ;D
yeah Ive seen those titles so I'm sure their in there.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Marco Leone on July 15, 2006, 01:40:31 PM
its ok. apart from me I think Banjo is the only other member here who actually owns the damn book. Its a really handy tool to have but it's rather insulting the way weisser just flat out lies about things in it.

I've got it.  Its not a great read, but is good for pics!   :D


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 15, 2006, 01:48:35 PM
I've got it.  Its not a great read, but is good for pics!   :D

The Leone bio is the complete opposite. Something to do with Death is a great read but has very few pictures, most of which we've already seen. But there is one very amusing photo in there that shows a young ( early 20s ), timid Sergio with Sophia Loren sitting on his lap.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on July 15, 2006, 02:17:10 PM
I've got it.  Its not a great read, but is good for pics!   :D

not my copy. All the pics on mine are in dodgy black and white.
I got the crappier re-issue copy I suppose.

I need to get around to doing the list here but I'm very busy today.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 15, 2006, 02:19:08 PM
not my copy. All the pics on mine are in dodgy black and white.
I got the crappier re-issue copy I suppose.

I need to get around to doing the list here but I'm very busy today.

So am I. I will be going in my pool shortly. I didn't go in at all today becuase it's cloudy in NY.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on July 16, 2006, 07:57:20 PM
Lie #1

Weisser claims that in "Bullet for The general" (Quien Sabe?) Chuncho kills Tate(nino) while singing a "liberation anthem".
what is weisser smoking?
No liberation anthem or any other musical lyric is uttered by Chuncho when killing the Americano. Chuncho is maniacally laughing while shooting Tate several times in the gut.

By the way...That is one of the most brilliant endings I have ever witnessed.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on July 17, 2006, 08:59:04 AM
In Weissers Man Pride & Vengeance review he claims that Lt.Garzaz,Franco Neros characters love rival for Carmen, was played by Robert Widmark.He was in fact played by Franco Ressel.
In Train For Durango Weisser muddles up Mark Damons character with Enrico Maria Salerno and in the same movie claims Anthony Steffen sports an eyepatch which of course he doesn't.
In Taste Of Killing Fernando Sancho plays a bit part bandit who Craig Hill kills for a bounty at the start of the film but Weisser mistakenly claims that Hill has takes on a gang led by Sancho who plan to rob the bank but in actual fact the lead baddie was George Martin.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 17, 2006, 09:16:26 AM
Lie #1

Weisser claims that in "Bullet for The general" (Quien Sabe?) Chuncho kills Tate(nino) while singing a "liberation anthem".
what is weisser smoking?
No liberation anthem or any other musical lyric is uttered by Chuncho when killing the Americano. Chuncho is maniacally laughing while shooting Tate several times in the gut.

By the way...That is one of the most brilliant endings I have ever witnessed.

Wow, that's really bad. Not only is it the complete opposite but a liberation anthem? Come on!


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on July 17, 2006, 09:22:20 AM
You wudda thought with Bullet being one of the most well known sw's that Weisser would've got that one right at the very least? :o


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 17, 2006, 09:23:34 AM
You wudda thought with Bullet being one of the most well known sw's that Weisser would've got that one right at the very least? :o

He could've at least went to the imdb!


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on July 17, 2006, 02:17:43 PM
Just read in Weissers book that Palances pet hawk Marsha in Companeros is now called America ;D


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 17, 2006, 02:29:01 PM
Just read in Weissers book that Palances pet hawk Marsha in Companeros is now called America ;D

How did this guy's book ever get published in the first place?


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on July 17, 2006, 02:31:37 PM
Just read in Weissers book that Palances pet hawk Marsha in Companeros is now called America ;D
damn Banjo. I was gonna mention that next!


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Poggle on July 17, 2006, 05:27:45 PM
After that long rant I was expecting you to stand up and say "I'm leaving!" and walk out the door wearing a blue bikini and a shirt with an arrow pointing down that says "Fun hole!"

If you don't get the joke, go here: http://www.nbc.com/Late_Night_with_Conan_O'Brien/index.shtml

Go to "View All Videos", on the fourth row from the bottom and the second image from the left it says "Fun Hole Guy" ;D


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on July 17, 2006, 08:36:44 PM
Thanks Poggle. I really like Conan O' Brien a lot. I watch the show whenever I get a chance to.
He is a nice getaway from the usual bore that is late night television.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on July 18, 2006, 02:34:24 AM
Lie#2

heres a mega lie...

Weisser says that Gianni Garko does in fact star in a "Holy Ghost" sequel called "Forewarned, half-killed...the word of the holy ghost". Interestingly enough Gianni Garko never participated in a Holy Ghost sequel. whats worse is that the title of this so called "sequel" is an alternate title for the original Holy Ghost, "His name was the Holy ghost".
so is there a Holy Ghost sequel without Garko's participation that just happens to have the same title of its original? Or did weisser try to pull a fast one on us again?
Judging from Weisser's past history...I'm going for the latter.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 18, 2006, 12:30:11 PM
Thanks Poggle. I really like Conan O' Brien a lot. I watch the show whenever I get a chance to.
He is a nice getaway from the usual bore that is late night television.

Conan O'Brien is hilarious! I never see Triumph the Insult Comic Dog anymore.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on July 19, 2006, 06:28:29 AM
I saw Mario Caiano's Coffin For The Sheriff yesterday and yet again Weissers bullshits us!
He describes a "sheriff with a chequered past(Anthony Steffen) against an  oily(i'm a respectable businessman) Eduardo Fajardo)with the scared townspeople siding with Fajardo but eventually come to the aid of the sheriff"
What the hell? :o
In actual fact Steffen is an ex-marshall whose wife was murdered in a wagon raid by a gang led by a bandit called Luppo of which Fajardo is a blond haired black leather clad gringo.Steffen infiltrates the gang,foiling their activities whilst killing off their numbers in order to find out which man was responsible for the murder.The "sheriff" mentioned in the title is a relatively bit player unwillingly in the employ of Luppo.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on July 23, 2006, 05:21:31 AM
I've got it.  Its not a great read, but is good for pics!   :D
Do you have the original Marco and if so are the pics in colour?
Firecracker we haven't mentioned Leones cameo(NOT!!) in Cemetery Without Crosses.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on July 23, 2006, 10:00:51 AM

Firecracker we haven't mentioned Leones cameo(NOT!!) in Cemetery Without Crosses.

This hasnt been forgotten Banjo. I'll mention it along with something else soon...


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on July 23, 2006, 11:40:13 AM
I see that for a few of Weissers "reviews" we're even lucky to get a sentence about the plot and he seems to revel in boring useless information like other genres/tv series that certain actors have appeared in and keeps repeating himself,for instance for all of the reviews  for the 3 sw's starring Edd Byrnes(all good btw ;) ) he says that he is a "U.S. television star of the long-running Warner Bros '77 Sunset Strip series" and for Craig Hill he can't resist keep mentioning Whirlybirds.No wonder the book is mega-thick!!


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on July 23, 2006, 11:47:01 AM
I see that for a few of Weissers "reviews" we're even lucky to get a sentence about the plot and he seems to revel in boring useless information like other genres/tv series that certain actors have appeared in and keeps repeating himself,for instance for all of the reviews  for the 3 sw's starring Edd Byrnes(all good btw ;) ) he says that he is a "U.S. television star of the long-running Warner Bros '77 Sunset Strip series" and for Craig Hill he can't resist keep mentioning Whirlybirds.No wonder the book is mega-thick!!

he does the same for Adios Sabata. The review is mostly a biography of singer/actor Dean reed.

anyway... here is a double whammy of Weisser's lies...


In his Grand Duel review (the big showdown) Weisser says that the young pup which LVC is keen on protecting is actually named "Newland" (in the movie its Philip) and the actor who potrays him is Horst Frank.

actually...Horst Frank plays the main villian David. Philip (or as weisser puts him "newland") is played by Peter O' Brein.

whats funny is that Horst Frank appears in many more spaghetti westerns and weisser actually gets his name right in the rest of the book.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on July 23, 2006, 11:53:47 AM
You get more of an idea of a sw's plot from somewhere like the Eurotrash site where at least you get a whole paragraph.
In For A Few Dollars Less,Weisser calls the Indio character Blackie-he's actually called El Messicano.Black is the name of the banker.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 23, 2006, 12:29:31 PM
If I ever buy a book on SWs, I'll avoid Weisser's.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on July 24, 2006, 02:32:05 AM
If I ever buy a book on SWs, I'll avoid Weisser's.
The best book by far i've seen is still Howard Hughes"Once Upon A Time In The Italian West"(his Pocket Essentials guide is also excellent covering 33 films) .It doesn't cover every single sw title but instead has very long and detailed chapters on 20 key films but within these chapters there are many paragraphs and sentences  referencing several dozen other sw's.It really is a compulsive and extremely readable cover to cover book.I borrowed Fraylings old book from the early 1980's about sw's but this is very dull read in comparison and he limits himself far too much to Leone.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on August 02, 2006, 02:21:25 AM
As well as the Gianni Garko Holy Ghost debacle it looks like Weisser has made a clanger with another sw-Death Played The Flute.
I watched this last night(Firecracker, high on crapometer but also entertaining  ::) ) and it was screened under the title "Requiem For A Bounty Killer".In Weissers book he has an entry for Death Played The Flute for 1970,directed by Elo Pannaccio but theres also another entry for "Requiem For A Bounty Killer" for 1972,directed by Mark Welles but it seems that this is just an English name Pannaccio went by!
    Heres the imdb link:-
http://imdb.com/title/tt0182293/


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on August 02, 2006, 02:38:39 AM
"Requiem For A Bounty Killer" for 1972,
somebody made a porno out of this by using clips from the film and inserting sex scenes in it ::)

I mention it on my "crap reviews" thread. You can find it somewhere in Weisser's book. not sure of the title.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on August 02, 2006, 04:48:28 AM
somebody made a porno out of this by using clips from the film and inserting sex scenes in it ::)
Yeah i meant to mention this:-
Porno-Erotic Western(1978)
They replaced Pannaccio/Welles directors credit with i guess the fictitious Gerard B Lennox and inserted hard core sex scenes.Sounds like a version to avoid :(


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on August 02, 2006, 04:55:23 AM
Heres the link to that:-
http://imdb.com/title/tt0180920/

I'm not sure if this isn't another Weisser gaff about being the same movie but with added porn because the credits don't tally!!! :o
But Gerard B Lennox is just another pseudonym for Pannaccio it seems.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: titoli on August 02, 2006, 12:39:29 PM
Porno Erotico Westerm alas, passed me by about the end of the '80's on a local channel. I've beem looking for it ever since. What I remember are some close-ups of Gordon Mitchell. 


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on August 05, 2006, 02:42:45 PM
Looks like Alex Cox has been reading to much of weisser's book for information...

In his ITV4 intro for "The grand duel" (aka "the big showdown") he says that the Philip vermeer character is played by german actor Horst Frank ;D

Weisser's pack of lies is contaminating one of the most well known spaghetti fans out there.



Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on August 07, 2006, 03:12:14 AM
I'd better be careful with Cox's 10,000 Ways To Die then! ::)
Has anyone else been reading this?-its quite a different approach to any other sw book i've read and Cox goes to great lengths to analyse(perhaps too much) every single iota of Italian westerns and you definately need to have seen every film he discusses because he makes several references to the lesser knowns films like Arizona Colt or Minnesota Clay.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on August 15, 2006, 03:26:35 AM
The latest gaff i've spotted is with Matalo.Weisser suggests that Castel is hired by Wells Fargo to kill 3 bandits who have robbed a stagecoach of its gold.Theres absolutely no reference or evidence of this-the first we see of him is him lying half dead in the desert and is rescued by a blond haired woman and lead thirstily into the ghost town where he gets the crap beaten out of him by bad guys he's supposedly meant to kill.
Also the betrayed outlaw Bart -Weisser claims he's dumped in a river when really he's left lying dead or dying in the desert. :o


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on August 22, 2006, 05:37:52 AM
My latest find is Weissers plot description for Sartana Kills Them All:-
"The story remains a cluttered tale of vigilante justice as Sartana attempts to stop a mysterious gang of gun traffickers who are raiding Cavalry forts and stealing weapons"
OK there are vigilante types in pursuit of Sartana who is himself like 3 other parties trying to get his hands on $100,000 from a robbery but there aren't any "mysterious gangs",no gun traffickers in sight nor any Cavalry forts showing up in the film.In fact the only thing Weisser gets right is Sartana's name which ain't that difficult considering the title? ;D


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on August 25, 2006, 04:53:18 PM
Might need Firecracker or Marco to verify this-theres a "scene from It Can Be Done...Amigo(1971) "black and white photo on page 172 but i'm near certain  that its actually taken from Ace High.Its the boxing scene were Bud Spencer trades punches with the big black guy! ::)


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: titoli on August 25, 2006, 04:58:29 PM
That boxing scene is from Ace High. A question for all the participants to this thread: are you paid from Mr Weisser to mend all the mistakes from the next edition of his book?


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on August 25, 2006, 05:13:47 PM
I wish ;D
The scary thing is that my copy is the 2005 edition,the first print being 1992 so in 13 years neither the author or the publishers couldn't be bothered to correct these mistakes/lies :(


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: dave jenkins on August 25, 2006, 05:49:34 PM
This thread is hilarious. Suddenly Frayling looks as reliable as the Bank of England.........


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on August 25, 2006, 05:54:15 PM
Not so hilarious that i wasted £30 on that damn book! ;D
Still at least it gives us something to write about and poke fun at! ;)


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Sundance on September 06, 2006, 08:23:28 PM
My latest find is Weissers plot description for Sartana Kills Them All:-
"The story remains a cluttered tale of vigilante justice as Sartana attempts to stop a mysterious gang of gun traffickers who are raiding Cavalry forts and stealing weapons"
OK there are vigilante types in pursuit of Sartana who is himself like 3 other parties trying to get his hands on $100,000 from a robbery but there aren't any "mysterious gangs",no gun traffickers in sight nor any Cavalry forts showing up in the film.In fact the only thing Weisser gets right is Sartana's name which ain't that difficult considering the title? ;D

I haven't seen this film yet, but I do have two bootleg versions of the Koch disc. One is in italian with english subtitles and the other one in english/italian and english subtitles for the italian only parts. From what I have been told, the italian only parts are over 15minutes long.

I am saying this because if you happened to watch the film in english, maybe you're missing 15minutes of the film? (or the guy who made the disc didnt actually have the longest available english language version of the movie) So maybe there might be things like the fort somewhere in those 15minutes. :) I guess I need to check the film someday. :P

EDIT: Also have to add that the differences between versions released in different countries might also cause some problems with several other films. For example Massacre at Fort Holman has two versions in english... the shorter one which has Coburn's own voice and the much longer version (I think it could be even 30minutes longer? ) which doesnt have Coburn's voice. Now someone giving their opinion on the longer version might talk about scenes that are missing from the shorter one and how Coburn is dubbed by someone else, and then others (the ones seeing the shorter version) might think of it as a mistake because the scenes are missing and Coburn has his own voice.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on September 07, 2006, 03:15:26 AM
I haven't seen this film yet, but I do have two bootleg versions of the Koch disc. One is in italian with english subtitles and the other one in english/italian and english subtitles for the italian only parts. From what I have been told, the italian only parts are over 15minutes long.

I am saying this because if you happened to watch the film in english, maybe you're missing 15minutes of the film? (or the guy who made the disc didnt actually have the longest available english language version of the movie) So maybe there might be things like the fort somewhere in those 15minutes. :) I guess I need to check the film someday. :P

EDIT: Also have to add that the differences between versions released in different countries might also cause some problems with several other films. For example Massacre at Fort Holman has two versions in english... the shorter one which has Coburn's own voice and the much longer version (I think it could be even 30minutes longer? ) which doesnt have Coburn's voice. Now someone giving their opinion on the longer version might talk about scenes that are missing from the shorter one and how Coburn is dubbed by someone else, and then others (the ones seeing the shorter version) might think of it as a mistake because the scenes are missing and Coburn has his own voice.
Yes i have the English version with extra subtitled bits.So will Mr Weisser be due an apology from me :-[
I have my doubts ;D


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on October 02, 2006, 04:19:34 PM
In his "Death Rides in Laredo" review Weisser mentions of three sexy but deadly female assassins that are sent to kill the three protagonists.

Where are these female assassins in the movie?
I think I would remember them.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on October 03, 2006, 09:21:25 AM
In his "Death Rides in Laredo" review Weisser mentions of three sexy but deadly female assassins that are sent to kill the three protagonists.

Where are these female assassins in the movie?
I think I would remember them.
I only watched it once but i can't remember them either!


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: riotengine on October 25, 2006, 10:34:24 PM
How did this guy's book ever get published in the first place?

Okay, I'm probably putting my head in a noose, here...

I don't care for the gaffes or inaccuracies, either. But to be fair, Weisser's book did get published by McFarland Press in...1992.

The book is close to 15 years old now. He seemed to be one of the first guys, along with Christopher Frayling to give spagetti westerns their due.

Constructively, I'd like to see him go back and update the book with corrections. I think there is more interest in spaghetti cinema than ever before and he'd be well served to do so.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on October 26, 2006, 02:10:57 AM
    Well if you've read through all this thread(i bet we've barely scratched the surface so far) you'll see that there are just far too many gaffes,inaccuracies and outright lies to allow Weisser any credibilty at all and i can't see how you can defend someone who'se obviously not seen many of the movies he's written about.I think its quite telling that he had a major falling out with Tom Betts(who provided the foreword ) over the mess he was making with the book and it would seem therefore that Weisser was more interested in dollar signs than providing a valuable resource to sw ethusiasts.
Maybe if Weisser/McFarland Books had cared enough ,they colud've completely rehashed the book when it was reprinted in 2005 but i suspect with the £30 per book they're charging,they are laughing all the way to the bank.
The book is useful as a list for (almost) every sw made but then again it seems that Weisser has included stuff that never even existed. ;D


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on October 26, 2006, 02:19:34 AM
   Here's a quote from Arizona Colt which i borrowed from his "Opinions On 28 Spaghetti Westerns" thread:-
"I've been buying Weissers monthly digest ASIAN CULT CINEMA off and on for about 15 years now and you can't believe much teh man says although during the past few years he's been better about actually watching the movies they review. He also put out a book called ASIAN CULT CINEMA: THE BOOK which featured a treasure trove of new and old HK kung fu and action flicks. I could write a book on all the MANY mistakes within the books pages with some movies just simply made up(!). Craig Ledbetter who runs European Trash Cinema used to be his partner but the two had a falling out because of this problem mainly over his Spaghetti Western book which I hear is riddled with errors as well. Weisser also has a guy writing for him who is (in)famous for his "knowledge" in the HK film industry which consists of telling laughably false information on a regular basis that angers fans to no end. The guys name is Ric Meyers and much has been written about his deliriously false statements. "
   I rest my case ;)


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: boardwalk_angel on October 26, 2006, 07:22:16 PM

In Train For Durango Weisser claims Anthony Steffen sports an eyepatch which of course he doesn't.

Actually, Steffen does wear an eyepatch..for a short time...when he & Salerno are in Lobo's camp.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Tim on October 26, 2006, 10:06:23 PM
  Now I haven't read Weisser's book, but I'm getting the idea from all the posts.  There is a difference between making mistakes and just being lazy. If you can't write a movie review without actually telling what happened, you probably shouldn't be writing them. 

  I just don't understand how he makes things up, and GOT IT PUBLISHED! :o


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on October 27, 2006, 02:43:25 AM
Actually, Steffen does wear an eyepatch..for a short time...when he & Salerno are in Lobo's camp.
Does this mean there has to be a new "Your not fooling anyone Mr Banjo" thread? :-[
Tim,i guess that most of these films are so obscure that the publishers had no way of telling whether Weisser was for real or not.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: boardwalk_angel on October 27, 2006, 06:57:38 PM
Does this mean there has to be a new "Your not fooling anyone Mr Banjo" thread? :-[

Actually, a committee has been formed to go back & check all of your posts for accuracy  ::)
nya..a ah!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on October 28, 2006, 05:14:38 AM
Do you want my resignation now? :'(


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: boardwalk_angel on October 28, 2006, 05:26:28 AM
Do you want my resignation now? :'(

That won't be necessary....of course...you may be downgraded to "Used to be Member Extraordinaire...but ain't anymore...bucko!!"..but it's all dependent on the commitee's investigation...& the appointment of an independent arbitrator.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Tim on October 28, 2006, 07:40:42 AM
Quote
Tim,i guess that most of these films are so obscure that the publishers had no way of telling whether Weisser was for real or not.

  Good point, Banjo, I hadn't thought of it that way.  And you're right, I haven't heard of most of the movies you and Firecracker are bringing up!  ;D


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on November 17, 2006, 05:33:56 AM
  Weissers book is not quite the comprehensive list of every sw made as is claimed.I've just got hold of the following movie directed by Guido Celano:-

  http://imdb.com/title/tt0211711/

and theres no sign of it in the book ;D but it does include the other sw he directed Piluk,the Timid One from 1968 ::)


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Marco Leone on November 17, 2006, 06:20:33 AM
I think perhaps Weisser watches the films in the same manner as me (i.e. with a box of wine).  I know sometimes my recollections of films are impaired as a result of this!  ;D


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on May 12, 2007, 09:58:17 PM
Just finished APOCALYPSE JOE (aka MAN CALLED JOE CLIFFORD) and in his review Weisser states that the villain (Fajardo) poses as Steffen's uncle.
This doesn't happen in any way shape or form. First I thought there may be a difference in dubbing (I viewed the english dub) but the way the story is strutured it doesn't look possible that the Fajardo character would pose as Steffen's uncle because it is made very clear from the get go that Steffen has inherited a properity from his DEAD uncle.

Not a major lie from resident doofus Weisser but a lie all the same.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on May 13, 2007, 01:28:08 AM
Just finished APOCALYPSE JOE (aka MAN CALLED JOE CLIFFORD) and in his review Weisser states that the villain (Fajardo) poses as Steffen's uncle.
This doesn't happen in any way shape or form. First I thought there may be a difference in dubbing (I viewed the english dub) but the way the story is strutured it doesn't look possible that the Fajardo character would pose as Steffen's uncle because it is made very clear from the get go that Steffen has inherited a properity from his DEAD uncle.

Not a major lie from resident doofus Weisser but a lie all the same.
I'll check this film out very soon FC. ;D


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on May 13, 2007, 10:59:04 AM
Not a major lie from resident doofus Weisser but a lie all the same.
I just finished.Not a major lie but its obvious Weisser was taking down the wrong notes from someone who had actually seen the movie.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on May 15, 2007, 12:32:24 AM
Not a major lie


Here's a major one.


Weisser "reviews" Death Played the Flute. However he doesn't say much about the picture. Just some tidbits on how Leone's OUATITW was an influence because of the instrument playing gunfighter that the title implies. In fact...he doesn't talk about the film at all.

Later in the book he reviews a film titled Requiem For a Bounty Hunter. He goes into extensive detail about the plot here, going so far as to giving away the surprise ending (which he does frequently in this book the fucking bastard >:().
The plot he describes sounds very familiar to me...
Oh that's right! It's because IT IS Death Plays the Flute.

The grimy douche thought he'd be clever and review the same movie twice under different titles to fool the public.
The title Requiem for a bounty hunter is the Aka title for the film Death played the flute.

He even got the dates wrong. DPTF was released in 1972. According to weisser RFABH was released two years before.
And RFABH couldn't be the reissue title because that one is called Requiem for a bounty KILLER(which strangely he didn't review ::)).


Hardly surprising as he did the same with the "Holy Ghost" movie. he led us to believe their were two directed by Carnimeo and starring Garko. In reality their is only one (for which he should be sentenced to death for giving me blue balls).



Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on May 15, 2007, 04:34:06 AM

Here's a major one.


Weisser "reviews" Death Played the Flute. However he doesn't say much about the picture. Just some tidbits on how Leone's OUATITW was an influence because of the instrument playing gunfighter that the title implies. In fact...he doesn't talk about the film at all.

Later in the book he reviews a film titled Requiem For a Bounty Hunter. He goes into extensive detail about the plot here, going so far as to giving away the surprise ending (which he does frequently in this book the fucking bastard >:().
The plot he describes sounds very familiar to me...
Oh that's right! It's because IT IS Death Plays the Flute.

The grimy douche thought he'd be clever and review the same movie twice under different titles to fool the public.
The title Requiem for a bounty hunter is the Aka title for the film Death played the flute.

He even got the dates wrong. DPTF was released in 1972. According to weisser RFABH was released two years before.
And RFABH couldn't be the reissue title because that one is called Requiem for a bounty KILLER(which strangely he didn't review ::)).
Yes i traded a dvd for Death Plays The Flute and upon reading Weissers reviewed i was convinced for a short while that i'd been sent the wrong film ie Requiem For A Bounty Hunter but of course they are the same film. ;D


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on May 17, 2007, 03:55:15 PM
I just watched Cjamango(1967) today,a really excellent sw which in many respects reminds me of FOD but i'll go into that more when i write a review elsewhere.

Anyway the blooper. :)

Weisser says that Cjamango's girlfriend(she's not actually) Perla  jumps a Mexican bandit El Tigre as he's about to kill our hero causing her to be fatally wounded.

Total rubbish!!!

In actual fact Perla is shot in the back about 20 minutes before this end scene by a henchman of a rival bandit,Don Pablo.She manages to drag herself on her front to the outside just when El Tigre's about to shoot Cjamango ,shouts out our hero's name and as El Tigre is distracted this gives Cjamango enough time to dive for his gun and shoot the bandit dead.

 


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on May 18, 2007, 12:58:40 AM
I just watched Cjamango(1967) today,a really excellent sw which in many respects reminds me of FOD but i'll go into that more when i write a review elsewhere.

Anyway the blooper. :)

Weisser says that Cjamango's girlfriend(she's not actually) Perla  jumps a Mexican bandit El Tigre as he's about to kill our hero causing her to be fatally wounded.

Total rubbish!!!

In actual fact Perla is shot in the back about 20 minutes before this end scene by a henchman of a rival bandit,Don Pablo.She manages to drag herself on her front to the outside just when El Tigre's about to shoot Cjamango ,shouts out our hero's name and as El Tigre is distracted this gives Cjamango enough time to dive for his gun and shoot the bandit dead.

 


Thanks for the spoiler!  :(


I'm looking forward to the Wild East release of this.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on May 18, 2007, 02:36:01 AM

Thanks for the spoiler!  :(


I'm looking forward to the Wild East release of this.
But this whole topic is a spoiler thread. :-\


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on May 18, 2007, 02:41:01 AM
But this whole topic is a spoiler thread. :-\


you're right. Let me put a disclaimer on the first post.


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: dave jenkins on May 18, 2007, 02:46:15 AM

your right. Let me put a disclaimer on the first post.
Not to be too pedantic, but could you stop using "your right" for "you're right"? At least fix the title of this thread.......


Title: Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on May 18, 2007, 02:47:50 AM
Not to be too pedantic, but could you stop using "your right" for "you're right"? At least fix the title of this thread.......


alrighty.


Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on May 18, 2007, 10:43:25 AM
The latest Weisser blooper for IN A COLTS SHADOW,a minor one but still a blooper.

Weisser's incorrectly states the town boss as being played by Conrado Sanmartin when in fact it was regular sw slimeball Franco Ressel. ;D


Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on May 18, 2007, 11:11:55 AM
I was just looking at Weissers review of Garringo just after writing my short piece elsewhere.

Garringo "is ordered to bring the madman(Johnny) in,dead or alive"  and a little further on  "brings killer Johnny in.Dead"

Sorry,Weisser but Johnny's "friends" have already littered Johhny's body full of bullets before Garringo even gets the chance. ;D


Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: titoli on May 18, 2007, 03:41:06 PM
Why not change the title of this thread to No Pity for Tom?


Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on May 18, 2007, 04:34:46 PM
Well if there are plenty enough mugs like myself,FC,and Marco Leone who've bought the book at £30 apiece i suspect that Poor Tom is doing very well out of it thank you very much! ;D

Fortunately for Tom due to the dreadful quality of my dvd i wasn't able to see any bloopers in his review for No Graves On Boot Hill.


Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on May 20, 2007, 04:23:53 AM
Well this next complete Weisser lie is totally unforgivable!

About Edoardo Mulargia's The Rewards Yours,The Mans Mine,Weissers says "in this film,Mulargia tells the story of a bounty hunter(Robert Woods) who agrees to capture an outlaw "live" but,unfortunately,he is forced to shoot the wanted man" and goes on to say "it's well worth the wait"

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

In actual fact Woods plays an alcoholic wanted man with a $10,000 bounty on his head who  is pursued by 5 bounty killers. :D


Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on July 13, 2007, 01:45:18 AM
This is what Mr Weisser says about Ben and Charlie.

Their wanderings have brought them to Desert City where they are mistaken for dangerous criminals.Enjoying the attention and notoriety,they encourage the scam  until an unscrupulous sheriff falsifies evidence(to protect himself) and puts them in prison.They manage to escape from jail and expose the sheriff,but in the end(after they lose all their ill gotten money and fame),Ben and Charlie are content in knowing "that they are rich in friendship"It almost makes your teeth hurt.Too sweet.

LIES,LIES,LIES!!!

Ben and Charlie are certainly robbing banks and casino's but there's no mistaken identity nor are they seeking "attention or notoriety",just the money.Neither is there a sheriff who puts them until jail so obviously they don't have to expose anyone.
They may lose their "ill gotten money" in the end,but Charlie is too busy throttling Ben to realise "that they are rich in friendship".

Too Sweet ?  Huh!! Too much bullsh*t.  ;D


Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on July 13, 2007, 08:48:03 AM
Weissers summary about Rafael Romero Marchents CRY FOR REVENGE(1968) 

Two bounty hunters Johnny and Fred agree to help the widow Reed avenge her husbands death at the hands of a vicious,but elusive,outlaw gang

I don't think so!!! ;D

The widow Reed murdered her own husband ,there is absolutely no contact between her and the bounty hunters,and from the beginning wants the sheriff to run them out of town forever. ^-^

Weissers also wrongly credits the musical score to Riz Ortolani instead of the true composer Marcello Giombini. :D


Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on July 14, 2007, 07:11:02 AM
Of Riccardo Freda's DEATH AT OWELL ROCK,Weisser states that :-

The witnesses(to a murder) are afraid to talk .They've all been threatened by town boss Harry Boyd.Eventually,Doc Lester befriends Lawrence(son of the murdered man) and together they confront the evil Boyd

Very strange!!! ;D ;D ;D

Harry Boyd is a quick on the draw drifter who helps Lawrence,and that Doc Lester was the man who murdered Lawrences family. :D

Also we're told by Weisser that Mark Damon made many sw's including the very odd LET THEM REST(aka Requiescant).

Odder still that Damon never was in LET THEM REST but instead starred in Lizzani's other sw JOHNNY YUMA. ;D
 


Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on July 14, 2007, 12:31:07 PM


Odder still that Damon never was in LET THEM REST
 

Yes he was. He was the gay villain, Ferguson.


Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on July 14, 2007, 12:46:44 PM
A COFFIN FOR THE SHERIFF

Weisser's take:

Director Mario Caiano seems fascinated with the "sheriff against town boss" theme, especially if the sheriff is debilitated (I.E., town drunk becomes lawman in Ride and Kill) or indolent (Train for Durango) or fatefully preoccupied (Bullets don't Argue).

This time , it's the sheriff with the checkered past (Anthony Steffen) against the always ("I'm a respectable businessman") oily Eduardo Fajardo. Initially, the scared townspeople side with Russell (Fajardo) but eventually they come to the aid of the sheriff.

Bull$hit

In reality Steffen's character isn't even a town sheriff. He's a U.S. Marshall that infiltrates a gang of bank robbers to destroy the gang from the inside.
Fajardo doesn't play an "oliy businessman" but instead is one of the bank robbers. He's name isn't even Russell! ;D
The town's people come to the aid of nobody, in fact, they are just helpless victims kept in the background.

What's worse is Weisser even lies about another movie in this review.
Train for Durango doesn't have a Sheriff in sight ;D. And if you flip to page 326 you'll find that he doesn't mention a sheriff in his review of Train for Durango.

How surprising!
::)
................................................................
Not Weisser's fault but even the title is strange. The only Sheriff in the film is a minor character and is killed off towards the end, but nobody supplied him with a coffin(?). Why does the title (the original Italian title is the same) emphasize so much on the sheriff?



Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on July 15, 2007, 08:55:08 AM
Yes he was. He was the gay villain, Ferguson.
How could i forget? :-[ :-[ :-[

Ferguson's one of the best villains ever!!!

Hope Weisser never see's my comment ;D



Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on July 15, 2007, 08:59:42 AM
For once Weissers synopsis of I CAME,I SAW, SHOT(1968) isn't far of the mark but $400,000 is stolen from the bank and not $300,000   :D


Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on July 15, 2007, 09:42:34 AM
Of $5000 ON THE ACE(1965) Weissers says Clayton ( a gambler having acquired the rights to half a ranch) is greeted by siblings David and Helen and they welcome him,secretly hoping that he will help them in their ongoing conflict with the land grabbing  town boss,an attorney named Burke(Helmut Schmidt).

In actual fact the siblings couldn't be more unwelcoming to Claytons and Helen spends most of the movie trying to get Attorney Dundee(not Burke) to help get rid of him. :D

And  Helmut Schmidt plays a bully boy called Jimmy Nero. ;D


Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on July 17, 2007, 04:31:03 PM
Of Rafael Romero Marchents HANDS OF A GUNMAN,Weisser says Craig Hill is Galen Stark,a notorious outlaw who tries to settle down to a peaceful family life with his new bride Laura ,in a rural New Mexican community.However,the bounty hunters won't leave him alone.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Craig Hill is actually Dan Murphy but uses Richard Markey as an alias,and has been married for 4 years so his bride is hardly new.

No bounty hunters in sight i'm afraid,just a bunch of local ruffians called Castle,and a Sheriff Rogers who's trying to retrieve his kidnapped son from Murphy. :D


Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on July 19, 2007, 03:50:17 PM
For Mario Costa's THE BEAST Weisser tells us that Klaus Kinski is a sex crazed outlaw,Machete,who rapes and ravages his way across the west.

 ;D ;D ;D

In actual fact Kinski plays Crazy Johnny and Machete is the leader of a gang of Mexican bandits. :D


Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on August 11, 2007, 05:52:42 AM
Weissers write up for DON'T WAIT DJANGO...SHOOT!(1969):-

Django is hired by Mary and her father to avenge the death of Uncle Burke,an old cattle rancher,killed by wealthy land baron Don Alvarez and his henchmen.While Django and Diego are busy tracking down gang members Navarro and Chico,kingpin Don Alvarez raids the ranch,kidnapping Mary and killing her father.
In an odd plot twist,another band of outlaws led by a Mexican named Nico robs and kills Alvarez.Nico is about to rape Mary when Django rescues her and eliminates the intruding villain 

Though for once this description does bear a smiggen of resemblence ;D to the actual storyline here are the corrections:-

1.The murdered "cattle rancher"(its horses actually :D) isn't Mary's uncle but is in fact her father and Mary is also Django's sister so no- one has been "hired".The "father" is in fact Uncle Don.
2.Django's partner is called Barrica and not Diego.
3.There isn't an outlaw called Nico,but Don Alvero hires someone called Hondo to do his dirty work ,and at no point does Hondo attempt to rape Mary.
4.What this review(ha ha) doesn't reveal is the $10,000 which everybody is trying to get their hands on.
 


Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on August 11, 2007, 06:05:33 AM
Weissers "review" for MAN WHO CRIED REVENGE:-

Another variation on the "vengeance for a slaughtered family" theme with Steffen playing an avenging vigilante,Drake.He is searching for the 3 men who raped and killed his wife.However,he finds nothing but trouble.These men are in positionss of power and are "protected" by a wealthy land baron,but eventually he eliminates them one by one

 ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D

This has got to be one of Weissers worst!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D ;D :D ;D ;D ;D :D ;D :D ;D ;D :D ;D ;D :D ;D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Yeah Steffens in it alright,but theres no "slaughtered family",in fact his wife is very much alive!

Steffens character is actually Davy Flanagan who's suffering from amnesia following the Civil War and he's seeking vengeance on someone who stole his wife and identity.


Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on August 11, 2007, 09:55:39 AM
Weissers "review" for MAN WHO CRIED REVENGE:-

Another variation on the "vengeance for a slaughtered family" theme with Steffen playing an avenging vigilante,Drake.He is searching for the 3 men who raped and killed his wife.However,he finds nothing but trouble.These men are in positionss of power and are "protected" by a wealthy land baron,but eventually he eliminates them one by one

 ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D

This has got to be one of Weissers worst!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D ;D :D ;D ;D ;D :D ;D :D ;D ;D :D ;D ;D :D ;D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Yeah Steffens in it alright,but theres no "slaughtered family",in fact his wife is very much alive!

Steffens character is actually Davy Flanagan who's suffering from amnesia following the Civil War and he's seeking vengeance on someone who stole his wife and identity.


Even though his plots are usually off you can't blame him for name changes. They always depend on which print he saw.


Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on August 11, 2007, 03:46:14 PM

Even though his plots are usually off you can't blame him for name changes. They always depend on which print he saw.
Eh!! :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o


C'mon buddy,in this case it must be totally obvious to everybody that Weisser has never seen this movie and the name Drake is as much a fabrication as the rest of his write up.



Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on August 11, 2007, 11:35:28 PM
Eh!! :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o


C'mon buddy,in this case it must be totally obvious to everybody that Weisser has never seen this movie and the name Drake is as much a fabrication as the rest of his write up.




I agree but sometimes (not very often) he gets the plot just about right but the names totally wrong. In those instances he must have seen another version of the movie. Either that or the synopsis he stole from was 99% accurate.


Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on August 12, 2007, 05:47:47 AM
Well thinking back Steffens name cannot be anything but Davy Flanagan because thats whats printed on the wanted poster. :D

So there!! ;D


Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on August 15, 2007, 06:16:20 AM
Just watched Leon Klimovskys RAISE YOUR HANDS...YOU'RE UNDER ARREST of which surprisingly Weissers synopsis is reasonably accurate.

However my doubts as to whether Weisser has actually seen this himself are raised by the complete lack of Aldo Sambrells name in the casting or synopsis :o :o :o .In fact Sambrells very substantial role as the  land baron Clayton(who Weisser calls Mancini) is creditted to Espartaco Santoni.In truth Santoni plays the black clad ranger called Dollar.


Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on August 15, 2007, 02:35:31 PM
Just watched Leon Klimovskys RAISE YOUR HANDS...YOU'RE UNDER ARREST of which surprisingly Weissers synopsis is reasonably accurate.

However my doubts as to whether Weisser has actually seen this himself are raised by the complete lack of Aldo Sambrells name in the casting or synopsis :o :o :o .In fact Sambrells very substantial role as the  land baron Clayton(who Weisser calls Mancini) is creditted to Espartaco Santoni.In truth Santoni plays the black clad ranger called Dollar.

If I recall correctly, Weisser didn't like it.


Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on August 16, 2007, 11:50:33 AM
Yes he made a detrimental comment about Leon Klimovskys westerns in general,but as i said if Weiser had really seen that particular western how could he possibly overlook Aldo Sambrell? >:(


Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on August 18, 2007, 08:27:29 AM
With Gianni Crea's ON THE THIRD DAY ARRIVED THE CROW Weisser for once succeeds in a reasonably accurate synopsis but lets himself down badly by claiming that William Berger(The Crow) also  plays Crows  brother. ;D

I read a review of this film on imdb by someone who invested in a dvd of this on the strength of Berger playing a dual role as stated by Weisser. >:(

Crows brother was actually played by Dean Stratford. ::)


Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on August 19, 2007, 05:06:34 PM
Of Umberto Lenzi's ALL OUT aka COPPERFACE(1968)  Weisser states John Ireland is the bounty hunter and Mark Damon is the misunderstood outlaw with a price on his head.There are other strange characters with names like the Owl and Copperface.

Ireland is actually the man called the Owl,and he is not a bounty hunter but in fact trying to clear the name of his brother framed for stolen gold. ;D

And Damon is no outlaw only as stated  in the movie"a gunman and a card shark". :D

The only wanted men in the film are Mexicans Paco and Gomez. ::)


Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: Banjo on October 08, 2007, 10:04:45 AM
Of Sergio Merrole's TASTE OF DEATH(1968) Weisser says:-

cattle thieves take refuge in (and then take over) a Colorado mountain town.Retired sheriff Bill Ransom(John Ireland) finally decides to do something about about the hostile subjugation.He and his step-son Tony(Giovanna Petrucci) wage war on Scaif(Andrea Giordana) and the outlaws.When Tony is killed,the townspeople finally take up arms against the intruders.

The final showdown is particularly unique in the shrouded snow-covered silence of the Rockies

Sheriff Bill Ransom is actually played by Raymond Pellegrin who "decides to do something about it" immediately costing him his life. ;D

Tony was played by Andrea Giordana,Scaif by Bruno Corazzari and John Ireland played the part of Tonys real father as a member of Scaifs gang. ;D ;D

Tony is never killed. ;D ;D ;D

According to Howard Hughes this was shot in the Abruzzo National Park,near Rome.NOT the Rockies. ;D ;D ;D ;D 

 


Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on December 14, 2007, 12:14:54 AM
NIGHT OF THE SERPENT


Weisser clearly didn't see this movie. His review is a total fabrication with not even a tiny bit of truth in it.

I'll break this down... (what he wrote is in Italics)


"The Serpent" is a notorious bandit (Luigi Pistilli) who wreaks havoc on silver city when, attempting a bank robbery,he and his gang are trapped inside a saloon

Actually Luigi Pistilli plays a corrupt mexican soldier/lawmen who plots to kill a child for his inheritance. There is no bank robbery that EVER takes place in the film nor is there anybody called "The Serpent". Oh! and the setting is a mexican pueblo town (the same set as the mexican town in FIVE MAN ARMY) that doesn't seem to have a name. Hardly a "silver city".

The plot synopsis sounds similar to ADIOS HOMBRE

No it doesn't because the false synopsis you gave this film doesn't sound anything like "Adios Hombre".



Title: Re: You're not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
Post by: The Firecracker on February 07, 2008, 08:39:52 PM
Weisser's review of Bury them deep was very close to being right on the money but he screws up towards the end by claiming that a four way showdown takes place between the two heroes and a pair of villains.

There is no four way showdown in Bury them deep.