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« on: June 21, 2004, 04:33:58 AM »


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Saw Alex Cox's ''Straight to Hell'' on a rented DVD on a whim the other day very Spaghettish but basically very very boring.

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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2004, 06:06:34 AM »

Ah but it stars Joe Strummer, The Pogues and Elvis Costello. You don't get much more awesome than that.

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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2004, 05:00:17 PM »

Yes also had Courtney Love and one of my favorites Dennis Hopper.

I guess I was expecting something different, lol.

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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2004, 05:53:26 PM »

I haven't watched it since it came out in the theatres, but I have to agree with Cigar Joe.  I remember finding the film kind of lame in spite of many cool cameos.

However, I did watch it on a double bill with GBU.  The theater had the good sense to show STRAIGHT TO HELL first, so it wouldn't suffer in comparison GBU.

Did anyone get THE GREAT SILENCE DVD with the Alex Cox interview on it?  He's sitting in this filthy editing room talking about the film.  He knows his Italian westerns.

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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2004, 06:50:59 AM »

yeah, ive seen alex cox on that but i take issue with his suggestion that Great Silence is the best Spaghetti Western and better than Leone's films.
He's also on Once Upon a time in the West commentary and documentary.

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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2006, 10:46:00 PM »

yeah, ive seen alex cox on that but i take issue with his suggestion that Great Silence is the best Spaghetti Western and better than Leone's films.


Cox never says "The Great Silence" is better than a Leone movie.

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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2006, 06:50:29 PM »

The more I watch Straight To Hell, the more I like it. Maybe it's just because I happened to be a big fan of most of the musicians appearing in the film... so it was more like a 90 minute music video. The soundtrack is awesome!

This was supposed to  be a "warm up" for a *real* spaghetti western that Cox was going to direct about William Walker. I don't know whatever happened to the *real* Walker western but the version that Cox eventually came up with was as much of a spoof as STH.

I must say, though, that Joe Strummer's work on the Walker soundtrack is incredible.  Avoid the movie if you can... but keep an eye out for the CD.

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