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« on: August 08, 2005, 03:59:14 PM »

With this:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072699/

Maybe the director and the crew while they were shooting it, thinking somebody would actually pay to watch it.

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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2005, 04:15:26 PM »

Is it really that bad (Corbucci's Bianco, giallo, nero, for those who can't be bothered to click the link)?

It's weird with Corbucci - with Mercenary and Great Silence he was clearly finding some kind of style and sophistication. Why did he fall from grace in the 70s and 80s? Maybe it's just that once the money wasn't there any more he just started chucking out the exploitation cheapos again.

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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2005, 04:30:58 PM »

It's a very silly comedy, played strictly for laughs...Tomas Milian camps it up playing 'Sakura'   ..& the whole thing is full of intentionally bad jokes...w/ admittedly, some cute little  visual references to "Django"..."Companeros"..and "Red Sun", of course....& some others.
It's got some laughs & in-jokes that are worthwhile.. but not 1 serious moment...in fact, some of the jokes have modern references unrelated to the old western setting.
Giuliano Gemma's in it..& Eli Wallach's got some funny moments.
The SW golden era was over...It was like Corbucci's...& the actors' "See Ya..it's been fun" party .

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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2005, 12:18:27 PM »

im a big Corbucci fan so yeah ive seen it, Eli is great in it, its funny, nothing ells

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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2005, 05:22:23 AM »

watched this the other day so heres my review.
putting together corbucci, wallach, milian and gemma should be a mix made in SW heaven. its not!
wallach plays black jack a sherriff who is not too bright and loves himself. gemma is the sweed an outlaw conman who as an actor steals this movie. then their is milian... playing a servant to a samuari who he gets killed then takes over his role and as you wouls expect is over the top. the 3 actors spend the movie chasing a small pony held hostage but a bunch of phoney indians a million dollars and each other with hilarious results etc.  this fim is for die hards only. don't get me wrong it is funny but for a man like corbucci it really should be so much better after all he gave us django. i don't want to ruin the film so i'll just say if you like SW and comedy then this is for you. a masterpiece it isn't. but it will make you laugh.

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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2005, 05:35:15 AM »

Thanks Indio,I'll wait until i'm desparate for new titles before i get this one.I think i saw it on Ebay for 25 pence from the USA!

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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2005, 05:37:48 AM »

yeah i'd say it was worth that!

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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2005, 05:43:20 AM »

Its only the postage and the waiting(from the USA) that are the only downside!

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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2005, 03:57:24 AM »

This is still in my "to view" pile, and the more I read, the more tempted I am to put it to the back  Cheesy

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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2005, 04:42:05 AM »

don't get me wrong marco it will make u laugh. its just a mile away from companeros. i'd be interested to hear your comments.

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« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2005, 05:27:31 AM »

Sorry.. but I think this is an extremely bad movie.

It hasn't aged well. Thomas Milian's Sakura is on the wrong side of black and white minstrol show. And can provoke butt-clenching embarrassment for the situation rather than laughter. Relies on too many pony fart jokes.

Actually found Giuliano Gemma to rise to the surface over the rest, with his over top kleptomanic charactor. Eli Wallach who looked a bit lost. 

Corbucci's last spaghetti. Maybe he got the point this time, and moved on.

I say go watch Red Sun you'll have a much better time.

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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2005, 05:35:07 AM »

Is this the film that makes a brief appearance in the doco Westerns Italian Style on the Run Man Run disc?

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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2005, 06:28:53 AM »

i do agree smoker it was time to move on.

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« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2005, 01:55:52 PM »

Sounds like it was a sad note to go out on.  lets face it, only Leone's films better Corbuccis.

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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2006, 12:00:13 PM »

Hey all, I just posted a review of The White, The Yellow, and the Black (1975, Corbucci) that I thought might be of interest here. I did some looking around and couldn't find anything about the movie on the site. Long story short, I really liked WYB, especially the final battle, and getting to see Eli as an *snicker* honest lawman.
http://dumbdistraction.com/Reviews/whiteyellow.html

Here's a screenshot to whet your appitite:


Yeah, that's Eli in drag. Great stuff.

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