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« #105 : April 30, 2014, 03:33:43 AM »

Nice posters Mike  O0 O0 O0

Every time I watch Keoma I like it more and more, and that article hit on some of the things that I've been kicking around in my thoughts.

You have to not think of it as a simple Western. You have to think of Keoma as Western Mythology. But I'll go even a bit further than Griffin and say Keoma is a mythological hero, is already from the land of the dead and he rides out of the underworld (the battlefield ruined town), he goes back to the town on the edge of the Elysian Plains, the witch is DEATH the girl is LIFE, at the end, DEATH is holding the newborn LIFE.

Even my wife remarked how she enjoyed the music this time, its a film that grows on you with repeated viewings. Watch it again ;)


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« #106 : October 17, 2014, 01:57:42 PM »

I guess if you can stand the soundtrack determines whether you like Keoma or not. I hated it. I wanted to like it, but that soundtrack....  :P

I have not watched it yet, but i did watch the main titles to check out the music.
My god, that woman can't sing a lick!

LOL! :D


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« #107 : October 18, 2014, 03:42:11 AM »

I have not watched it yet, but i did watch the main titles to check out the music.
My god, that woman can't sing a lick!

LOL! :D

lol, like I said it grows on you with repeated views. Give it a shot sometime.


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« #108 : October 28, 2014, 12:59:51 PM »

Well, I watched it.

At first. I thought it was a SCTV-style send-up of Robert Altman's MCCABE AND MRS MILLER (Leonard Cohen sound-alike singing lyrics which explain what we are seeing on the screen)
Then I thought it was a send-up of Peckingpah's PAT GARRETT (slo-mo action w/Dylanesque guitar & harmonica soundtrack)

Then I listened to the director commentary where he confirmed my musings but declared he was making a serious film!!!

Oh well.  AT least it had superior production values: sets, costumes etc.

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« : October 28, 2014, 01:05:03 PM uncknown »

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« #109 : October 28, 2014, 02:25:06 PM »

Well, I watched it.

At first. I thought it was a SCTV-style send-up of Robert Altman's MCCABE AND MRS MILLER (Leonard Cohen sound-alike singing lyrics which explain what we are seeing on the screen)
Then I thought it was a send-up of Peckingpah's PAT GARRETT (slo-mo action w/Dylanesque guitar & harmonica soundtrack)

Then I listened to the director commentary where he confirmed my musings but declared he was making a serious film!!!

Oh well.  AT least it had superior production values: sets, costumes etc.

bruce :D :D

it will grow on you if you watch it again.


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« #110 : September 21, 2018, 05:56:29 AM »

Well, I watched Keoma last night on Amazon Prime, for the first time.  I had seen Keoma and Run, Man, Run on lists of "must see" for folks on this forum.

Well, got half way through Run, Man, Run the other day; will likely finish that out soon, but not so impressed so far.

Keoma was pretty good.  I've seen Django (have a copy on VHS), was familiar with Franco Nero.  I thought the film was pretty decent, liked adult Keoma actually being in frame for the flashback sequences.  I was annoyed by the music/singing.  I was surprised Keoma had a European accent where his father and brothers do not - was that Franco Nero's real voice?

Really liked when Woody Strode/George found and used his bow and arrows. 

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« #111 : October 01, 2018, 03:53:00 AM »

Well, I watched Keoma last night on Amazon Prime, for the first time.  I had seen Keoma and Run, Man, Run on lists of "must see" for folks on this forum.

Well, got half way through Run, Man, Run the other day; will likely finish that out soon, but not so impressed so far.

Keoma was pretty good.  I've seen Django (have a copy on VHS), was familiar with Franco Nero.  I thought the film was pretty decent, liked adult Keoma actually being in frame for the flashback sequences.  I was annoyed by the music/singing.  I was surprised Keoma had a European accent where his father and brothers do not - was that Franco Nero's real voice?

Really liked when Woody Strode/George found and used his bow and arrows.

I like the opening sequence of the film hinting at a supernatural "coming back from the dead," hint. The music, believe it or not, actually grows on you. I hated it at first too, lol.


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« #112 : January 26, 2019, 02:28:41 PM »

The U.S. blu has been announced:
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Synopsis: A strikingly original spaghetti western with a unique elegiac tone, Keoma truly is a one-of-a-kind classic of its genre…

The legendary Franco Nero (Django, The Fifth Cord) stars in the titular role as a half-breed gunfighter who returns from the killing fields of the civil war to find his hometown riddled with the plague, its inhabitants terrorized (with the help of Keoma's own estranged half-brothers) by tyrannical gang leader Caldwell (Donald O'Brien, Zombie Holocaust). Keoma's father (Willian Berger, Sartana in the Valley of Death) welcomes his prodigal son's return, but when Keoma saves a vulnerable pregnant woman (Olga Karlatos, Zombie Flesh Eaters) from Caldwell's thugs, the stage is set for a violent confrontation. With the help of his father and his friend, the freed slave George (Woody Strode, Spartacus), Keoma prepares to take a savage revenge on Caldwell and his gang.

Directed with immense flair and virtuosity by veteran Enzo G. Castellari (who channels Sam Peckinpah and Sergio Leone in equal measure), Keoma is an epic film of Shakespearean and biblical allusions, which boasts compelling performances and thrilling violent action. Truly epic in scope, Keoma is considered by many to be one of the greatest spaghetti westerns. The film is presented here in a stunning new restoration with a wealth of informative and entertaining new extras.

 Special Features and Technical Specs:
•NEW 2K RESTORATION FROM THE 35MM CAMERA NEGATIVE
• Uncompressed mono 1.0 LPCM audio
•Original English and Italian soundtracks, titles and credits
• Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
• New audio commentary by spaghetti western experts C. Courtney Joyner and Henry C. Parke
• The Ballad of Keoma, a new interview with the legendary star Franco Nero
• Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust, a new interview with director Enzo G. Castellari
• Writing Keoma, a new interview with actor and writer Luigi Montefiori AKA George Eastman
• Parallel Actions, a new interview with editor Gianfranco Amicucci
• The Flying Thug, a new interview with actor Massimo Vanni
• Play as an Actor, a new interview with actor Volfango Soldati
• Keoma and the Twilight of the Spaghetti Western, a newly filmed video appreciation by the academic Austin Fisher
• An Introduction to Keoma by Alex Cox, an archival featurette with the acclaimed director
•Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
• Gallery of original promotional images from the Mike Siegel Archive
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
•First pressing only: Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Simon Abrams and Howard Hughes
U.S. STREET DATE: APRIL 2.



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« #113 : January 27, 2019, 04:07:21 PM »

I may go for that one.  ;)


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