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« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2009, 05:08:11 PM »

I saw this movie today and I liked it. However, it occurred to me that directors like Peckinpah, Leone, or even Corbucci could have got far more mileage out of the plot and the excellent actors than Burt Kennedy did.

The biggest weakness of the movie IMO is that it fails to build momentum in many of the scenes. On the positive side, I think this is perhaps Raquel's best movie, as I beieve the role really suited her. Borgnine was also very good, and so were Culp, Elam, Lee and Strother Martin. Again, the potential for a much, much better movie was there.

The musical score is OK, but nothing outstanding.

I found it interesting that the movie was shot in Almeria, but it shows scenery I have not seen in other SWs.

All in all, I agree with Groggy's inital assessment of 7/10. I think it is a must-see for any SW fan.

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« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2009, 07:46:00 AM »

The good thread.

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« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2009, 08:43:00 AM »

Well, yeah. If I'd found it, I would have posted here first. Anyway, it looks like there is a new DVD coming in August in the UK, hopefully in OAR, from a decent source, and transferred well. (Grogs--I assume that the AMC presentations have always  been in full-screen?)

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« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2009, 04:23:06 PM »

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« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2009, 06:05:09 PM »

Yeah, what took you so long?

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« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2010, 07:41:17 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2017, 06:10:33 AM »

I spit on your Oats!

Ah sue me! I think it's great. Raquel Welch plays Hannie Caulder, a gorgeous cowgirl who is raped and left widowed by three scuzzy brothers played by Ernest Borgnine, Strother Martin and Jack Elam. Hell bent on revenge, Hannie hooks up with smooth bounty hunter Thomas Luther Price (Robert Culp excellent), learns how to fire weapons and pursues her quarry to the day of reckoning.

That is it, it is what it is, Welch is stunningly beautiful and sexy and director Burt Kennedy wastes no opportunities to capitalise on this fact. If we are honest she's miscast, but it really doesn't matter, nor does finding Christopher Lee in the picture as a wily old gunsmith!

The mix of humour with a rape revenge storyline is a little uncomfortable at times, but not insultingly so, while Kennedy has a good eye for action. Edward Scaife photographs (Panavision) pleasingly out of Almerķa in Spain, and Ken Thorne's musical score trundles along without intrusion.

It's off-beat, even unique, and while it misses the chance to be a feminist Western of some standing, there's a real good time to be had here for those willing to buy into the daftness of it all. 7/10

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