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« Reply #60 on: January 24, 2007, 09:36:31 PM »

Really? I see  Undecided

Well, it's actually fine. I just wouldn't shell out fifteen bucks for it. If you can rent it, or illegally download it like my friend, then go ahead. Mainly because it's considered a "must" for some reason.

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« Reply #61 on: January 24, 2007, 09:37:53 PM »

Well, it's actually fine. I just wouldn't shell out fifteen bucks for it. If you can rent it, or illegally download it like my friend, then go ahead. Mainly because it's considered a "must" for some reason.

Rent=$ and illegally downloading seems fine to me so thats good to hear I will just buy Hard Boiled instead.

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« Reply #62 on: January 24, 2007, 09:43:10 PM »

Rent=$ and illegally downloading seems fine to me so thats good to hear I will just buy Hard Boiled instead.

Never seen any John Woo films, but Arizona Colt seems to like it. There are certainly many more spaghetti westerns that should be higher on a "to-see" list than Django, Kill. waaaay more. This movie is quite bad. This time i mean it.

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« Reply #63 on: January 24, 2007, 11:15:45 PM »

The most overhyped sw of all time ("The Big Gundown" is also battling for this prize!)!


The first twenty minutes are good but afterwards it's complete shyte!

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« Reply #64 on: January 25, 2007, 07:39:56 AM »

come on guys!!! Gay cowboys (way ahead of its time) and death by melted gold both surely count in its favour...

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« Reply #65 on: January 25, 2007, 09:41:14 AM »

come on guys!!! Gay cowboys (way ahead of its time) and death by melted gold both surely count in its favour...


Yeah the weird stuff is the only thing that kept me interested the last hour and 10 minutes.

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« Reply #66 on: January 26, 2007, 07:43:22 PM »

i thought the "weird stuff" is extremely blown out of proportion. i was expecting quite a bit of craziness from the spag after reading various reviews.

i just don't get it. i've seen many spaghettis that are much more violent than this thing.

i gave a copy to one of my friends who enjoys some spaghettis, and he's never been able to make it past the first 20 minutes without falling asleep. that's a pretty accurate review.



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« Reply #67 on: January 26, 2007, 10:41:38 PM »

I think DJANGO KILL is "popular" because of its symbolic imagery and its quirky characters along with the occassional burst of gory violence that seems strangely out of place. Worth a look at least once....ON FAST FORWARD.

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« Reply #68 on: May 25, 2007, 04:18:52 AM »

Leone Admirer's review from his SW Virgins Guide:-

Django Kill... If You Live Shoot!

Boy! What an incredibly stange film. This is a very violent western with some very, very good editing and direction and an interesting story.
      Tomas Milian is The Stranger, a half breed band who was double crossed and the left for dead. He climbs out of his grave, and with the help of two native Indians goes to track down the men who double crossed him. He discovers they have gone to a town only known as the 'Unhappy Place' and when he arrives he finds that all but one of the men who betrayed him are dead and the object that he was double crossed for is missing. He enters a world of gruesome torture, graphic violence and sexual depravity.
      This film is as nasty as it sounds. The stranger is constantly beaten, betrayed and upset. He is haunted by horrific dreams of the betrayal by his friend who stole a precious item from him. When he enters the town, he finds he only has one friend, a boy played by Raymond Lovelock, who begs to come with him so he can leave this horrific town. The town seems to be run by a mexican bandit called Zorro, whose men are dressed in Nazi like uniforms and march about everywhere as if they were stormtroopers. We also unfortuanatly find out, though the boys experiences that they have violent homosexual tendencies and in a very uncomfortable scene they 'have their way' with the boy.
      In the town no one seems to be who they are. Friends become enemies and supposed enemies become friends. The towns folk seem as guilty in violence and greed as Zorro is and this is highlighted by various horrific acts such as men literally pulling an injured mans chest apart to reach some gold bullets and a lynch mob who skin a man whilst all the participants look on, seemingly enjoying the violence a bit too much .
     Milian's stranger is horrified by it all and this is very well played by the actor. We belief his grief when a person he sympathises the most with is killed because of greed. Zorro, the boss, is played with overt menace and during the scen with the boy, which plays out like a very horrific nightmare, seems to almost aprove of what his men are doing.
      The direction by Questi is very good. He seem's expert at making use intriguing framing and cinematography as well as adding to the nightmare qualities of the film. He is very adapt at pulling off the shocking violence in the film, amazingly showing some restraint at his depiction also. The editing and writing by Franco Arcalli (who should be familair to Leone fans because of his co-writing credit on Once Upon A Time In America)are also very intriguing and of a very high standard. The editing adds to the nightmarish element of the film through its almost subliminal cuts and images. The sound design was also very good, with the score, whilst not being very grand, served the film well in emphasising its disturbing mood.
    An element of the film I didn't like was a torture scene involving bats. It was so low budget all we had we reaction shots of Milian and then some stock footage shots of some cute looking bats (and I'm not really a fan of bats but the ones they showed in this film did look rather sweet) hanging on tropical zoo looking branches.
    Blue Underground have given us a sterling DVD. On the back of the box they cite "This definitive presentation of DJANGO KILL! has been created from original Italian negative materials with all its infamous scenes of savgery and slaughter now fully restored for the first time ever in America." The transfer is very good. The 'scope' cinematography looking very sharp and the whites and yellows of the ever unforgiving desert look particualy good. There is very little print damage. As said the film is presented uncut and oon starting the film, a title card appears telling the viewer that the scenes restored never had an English soundtrack dub done for them so they are presented in their original Italian audio and supplied with English subtitles. There is very little drop in quality when these scenes occur and I Found the switching of the audio to be not at all intrusive. The English audio track is very good with no hiss and pops. The film is also presented with its original Italian soundtrack.
    The main extra on this release is the featurette entitled Django, Tell! which is made up with interviews with Co-Writer/Director Guilo Questi and stars Tomas Miian and Ray Lovelock. All three frankly discuss working with each other, on the film and they also debunk and add fire to myths surrounding what occured on the set. We learn that Django Kill is Questi's least favourite film title as the film has nothing to do with Nero's Django character and that he prefers (which I must admit my prefered title) Se Sei Vivo Spara   (If You Live, Shoot!) Also to be found are three easter eggs. One can be found on the special features menu, the other on the main menu and the last on the languages and subtitles menu. These are quite interesting and fun to watch. Also included is a (quite rubbish to be honest) theatrical trailer and an intersting poster & still gallery.
     This film made for interesting, if uncomfortable viewing. However it hurtles on at such a fast pace that the time will go quite quickly. A film I wouldn't recomend to the easily disturbed, I would recomed it to Spaghetti fans and newcomers who were looking for an 'extreme' spaghetti.


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« Reply #69 on: June 24, 2007, 01:54:59 PM »

Being a big fan of gothic eurihorror and SW, i thought this film would be right up my alley~so i bought the Blue underground  DVD as a blind buy.~What a mistake...
The good moments were too few for me.
I thought the direction and editing were terrible, the move had no plot, and the gore was too fake to work
I would recommend anyone interested in buying the film, who hasn't seen it~ rent it first

Just my 2 cents

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« Reply #70 on: June 24, 2007, 02:04:22 PM »

One of the best Italian entries of Italian 60's cinema. Great film.

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« Reply #71 on: June 24, 2007, 02:54:03 PM »

Again, an awful movie with a few decent moments sprinkled throughout. The gore was fine to me. You have to take into consideration the time the film was made but even still, the gore effects worked. The symbolism and the overall quirky tone and insane characters would be the ONLY REASON to watch this movie. Even the director admits to not being a fan of spaghetti westerns when he made this.

If you're expecting something along the lines of DJANGO or even THE GREAT SILENCE you'll be sadly disappointed. It's worth at least ONE VIEW.

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« Reply #72 on: June 25, 2007, 12:32:56 PM »

 Well i only watched this movie once so far. With the first viewing i was disappointed it wasn't as good as i thought it would be, perhaps on a second viewing i can appreciate it for what it is.

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« Reply #73 on: June 25, 2007, 02:38:34 PM »

One of the best Italian entries of Italian 60's cinema. Great film.

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This movie deserves the award for "The most overblown peice of garbage" of the genre.
The first 20 minutes are great but once Lulli's gang is brutally disposed of, by the weird residents of the town, the story goes no where for the next hour.
It's always been incomprehensible to me how this movie became so popular among fans.

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« Reply #74 on: June 25, 2007, 03:54:12 PM »

Well i only watched this movie once so far. With the first viewing i was disappointed it wasn't as good as i thought it would be, perhaps on a second viewing i can appreciate it for what it is.

I gave it 3 views and liked it no better the 2nd or 3rd times around. It has some good things in it, just not enough.

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