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Other Films / Re: Spaghetti Westerns vs. American Westerns
« on: July 26, 2005, 07:40:12 AM »
that doesn't make him a SW star.

It depends on what your definition of star is I guess. In the spaghetti western "A Man Called Sledge", James Garner was the star. I'd say that makes him a SW Star. Maybe not a SW Legend like Clint, LVC, Nero or Milan, but a star none the less.

My vote goes for SW's all the way!

Other Films / Re: Best non-leone spaghetti western
« on: July 25, 2005, 05:59:50 AM »
After the big build-up and raves, I found The Great Silence to be a bit dissapointing as well. Nowhere near Companeros of Bullet For The General (my favorite non-Leone SW) IMO.

Other Films / Re: The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
« on: July 25, 2005, 05:56:00 AM »
This is a good one. I saw this a couple of months ago after reading the book. The book was very good, and although the movie was a little condensed, it managed to get the main message across very well.

BTW CJ, you may want to put a little spoiler warning up there.

Other Films / Re: Leone Lover's Guide To Other Spaghetti Westerns
« on: July 22, 2005, 05:48:11 AM »
Oh, let's give CJ a break. Without his posts, there would be little to read here to begin with. I think we've highjacked this one long enough. :)

Other Films / Re: Leone Lover's Guide To Other Spaghetti Westerns
« on: July 21, 2005, 05:52:57 AM »
I like it. It really needs to be watched with the Italian dub to be fully appreciated though. The english dubbing is truly dreadful. I appreciate the over-the-top aspect of the whole movie myself... but I really don't look to the movies for realism. I get that in real life. ;D

As for comparisons with Corbucci's later works, I prefer Comaneros, but not The Great Silence.

Django Rocks! :)

Other Films / Re: Leone Lover's Guide To Other Spaghetti Westerns
« on: July 17, 2005, 09:05:47 AM »
I like Leone, and Django. I'll admit, the dubbing is pretty poor,  but the movie's still a pretty wild ride. With the original italian, it's even better. I actually would enjoy watching this one again more than FOD.

Nice review Marco.

I love horror and strange SWs, so I thought I would really enjoy this one. After finally seeing it though, I'd have to say it was a pretty big letdown. I love Milian, but here, as you said, his character was just too stiff. It was a strange flick, I just wish it had been a little more enjoyable. Pretty cool intro and finale though.

Other Films / Re: Definitive list of Spaghettis?
« on: June 22, 2005, 02:14:06 PM »

Other Films / Re: Hellbenders aka I crudeli (1967)
« on: June 02, 2005, 05:33:21 AM »
This is one of my favorites. I like it better than The Great Silence even! Also, probably my favorite Morricone score.

Other Films / Re: A Pistol for Ringo
« on: May 11, 2005, 07:36:41 AM »
Thanks for the review Marco. I've never had a chance to see any of the Ringo films. Hopefully I'll stumble across one soon.

Other Films / Re: Hannie Caulder (1971)
« on: April 25, 2005, 01:55:18 PM »
  I always had a problem with the way the three brothers were portrayed.  They've raped Hannie and killed her husband, but they're presented as the Three Stooges of the west.  We're supposed to laugh at them, but you just don't feel right doing it.

  Nonetheless, a very good western.  Hope it gets a dvd release.

I agree. The "comic relief" is severely handicapped after that instance, unless of course you're the kind of sicko that thinks rape is funny. What were they thinking? Good film otherwise.

Other Films / Any Gun Can Play aka Vado... l'ammazzo e torno (1967)
« on: April 22, 2005, 05:58:59 AM »
I picked this up for $6.99 a couple of weeks ago. Not bad. Above average score and 3 cool leads made this an enjoyable, if fairly lighthearted, SW. I think I'll keep it. ;D

Other Films / Re: Sabata (1969)
« on: April 07, 2005, 01:04:00 PM »
You can get Capt. Apache & Bad Man's River, under different titles, on Brentwoods 10-Movie Tales of The Gun.

Here you go:

Also includes Corbucci's excellent Hellbenders, Telly Savalas in Pancho Villa (amusing), as well as the awful Town Called Hell/ aka Town Called Bastard.

Other Films / Re: The Great Silence aka Il grande silenzio (1968)
« on: March 31, 2005, 04:43:19 PM »
Cool. I just ordered Any Gun Can Play. I'm looking forward to seeing it. I've heard good things about it in general.

Ditto on Hellbenders. I think Anchor Bay's releasing it this year. All I've got now is the poor Brentwood copy. Great flick!

Other Films / Re: Django (1966)
« on: March 24, 2005, 06:51:46 AM »
I picked up Blue Underground's edition of Django recently and watched it the other night. Having seen it on VHS with the English Dub, I decided to watch it with the Italian dub. As someone else mentioned, it did make a big difference in my perceived quality of the film as a whole. Nero's performance in his own language is vastly more sincere and moving without the bad english dubbing. I really enjoyed it. Bacalav's score is one of my favorite's in the genre and you just can't beat that theme song with a stick! Django is stylish in a heavy handed way, but you can't deny it has flair. I think this film deserves it's classic status among SWs. I think I enjoyed it more this time than FOD. I'll try to watch FOD again soon and let you know if I still feel that way though. ;D

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