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« on: August 12, 2011, 01:13:21 PM »

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165905/

A very watchable Eurowestern made in Almeria (Desert of Tabernas) for TV, with the participation of some veteran SW and AW actors. These include Willie Nelson, Kris Kristoffersson, Sancho Gracia, Simon Andreu, and there is even a very brief cameo of Aldo Sambrell around minute 5 of the movie. Tony Anthony gets credited in the movie as "Supervising Producer", but not so in the IMDB. The movie is directed by Bill Corcoran.

The soundtrack is a combination of American an SW styles, plus some Country songs performed by Willie Nelson and Travis Tritt. Not bad.

The plot of the movie is revenge (what else  could it be? Wink Cheesy ). Holden (Sancho Gracia) spent 8 years in prison and he is now coming back to kill 3 of his former gang members. He manages to kill one of them (Tobey) and his son Bryce seeks revenge. He will get the unwanted (but necessary) of former gang members Lee Walker (Willie Nelson), Jesse Ray Torrance (Kris Kristoffersson) and Dalton (a former gang member turned sheriff). Holden has some sort of partnership with Mexican Col. Lupo (Simon Andreu) to help him to kill his former friends. However, those two (Holden and Lupo) hate each others' guts, which makes for a interesting partnership.

The movie has its good share of action, and even contains some hilarious scenes resembling the old Trinity westerns (the arrival of Kristoffersson to town in the stagecoach at the beginning of the movie is priceless). Unfortunately, Almeria seems to have changed in the last 40+ years and some signs of the modern world have made it into the movie (concrete forming part of a highway is clearly seen in the background around minute 17 of the movie). I also find it unfortunate that the movie, being made for TV, has an aspect ratio of 4:3, so we cannot enjoy the panoramic views typical of the Cinemascope in which many of the SWs were filmed.

In a nutshell, this is an entertaining Eurowestern with some likable (and not so likable) badasses, but that lacks the magic of many of the old SWs.

6.5/10

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