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« on: December 30, 2005, 07:38:39 AM »

I Lunghi Giorni Dell'Odio (1967) (Long Days of Hate..;..This Man Can't Die)

                                                                         
                              
Directed by  Gianfranco Baldanello 
Original Music by
Amedeo Tommasi   

Guy Madison ....  Martin Benson
Lucienne Bridou ....  Susy Benson
Rik Battaglia ....  Vic Graham
Rosalba Neri ....  Jenny Benson
Alberto Dell'Acqua  (as Robert Widmark)
Steve Merrick ....  Daniel Benson
Pietro Martellanza.... Tony Guy (as Peter Martell)

In Gianfranco Baldanello's third (of 6) Italian Western...Guy Madison stars as a mercenary undercover agent for the military...  in this minor..but on the whole pretty well done western.

Martin Benson hasn't quite made it home from the war..rather working undercover & gaining a reputation as an outlaw.
As 3 bad guys he helped to capture are hanging in the wind..he's offered a substantial amount of gold to find the leader of the gun & liquor  smuggling operation he's helped to bust up..even as.....gang members are out to get him..& target his family as well.
His parents are killed..younger sister raped..& he & his younger brother set out for revenge...also trying to stay alive..as the remaining family members (2 sisters..2 brothers) are still being stalked.

Madison, of course, knows his way around sixguns, fistfights & horses..& it shows. He's as comfortable to watch as wearing an old pair of worn in jeans.
There are no 'corrida' type showdowns..but some medium to larger gunfights...& probably pretty much how gunfights really were...shooting people anywhere & anyhow you could..in the back..through windows...whatever works.

Amedeo Tommasi's (The House with Laughing Windows ) first & only SW score is imitation Morricone..but good imitation Morricone......strings & horns w/ the dominant electric guitar..& the title vocal tune is a typical catchy SW pop ballad. Overall , among the best Morricone rips I've ever heard.

So what we have here is kind of a mixture of the pre-Leone SW & some post Leone elements......brutality...rape..nudity...& the the usual bloody messes.
I don't believe that a widescreen version of this movie still exists...it's showing up on a lot of those 5..20..50 cheapo Movie packs...the fullscreen is watchable...I do recommend zooming it down to 1/2 if you come across the DVD.
It's worth a viewing.


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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2005, 12:25:23 PM »

Nice review Boardwalk_Angel,i'll keep a look out for this!

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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2007, 10:14:37 PM »

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066451/

http://www.spaghettiwestern.altervista.org/giorni_odio.htm

Somebody at IMDB found positive points in this revenge story. At the italian db they are less enthusiastic. I'm definetively less than less: this is mediocre at best. Only 2 points worth noting
1) the (partial?) Morricone score (with the chase and Addio Colonnello themes taken directly from FFDM: how was this possible? The score is credited to a Amedeo Tommasi - who apparently had a role in a movie scored by Morricone many years later:http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0866896/)

2) Rosalba Neri (wrongly identified at IMDB: she's the saloon girl, Madison's lover), exuding sensuality in every frame.
The rest is nothing you haven't seen before, only better made. The girl playing the shocked raped siste of Guy Madison and Peter Lee Lawrence is embarassing like most of the baddies with their round, latinos faces.

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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2007, 06:00:44 AM »

I agree Titoli,totally forgetable.I got it as part of the Diamond 12 sw bargain box set and its doubtful i'll ever look at it again. Sad
 

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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2007, 11:18:32 AM »

I agree Titoli,totally forgetable.I got it as part of the Diamond 12 sw bargain box set and its doubtful i'll ever look at it again. Sad
 



is that the set with the Johnny Yuma rip from Wild East?

I don't remember this title being in there.


Is "Long Days of Hate" and "Long days of Violence" the same movie?

The latter stars Peter Lee Lawrence.

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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2007, 04:03:06 PM »

Different films. I always see this one listed by its alternate title, "This Man Can't Die."

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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2007, 05:11:17 PM »


is that the set with the Johnny Yuma rip from Wild East?

I don't remember this title being in there.


Is "Long Days of Hate" and "Long days of Violence" the same movie?

The latter stars Peter Lee Lawrence.
The imdb link brings up This Man Can't Die starring Guy Madison which is on the  box set.

http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=2878.0

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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2007, 10:41:00 PM »

Different films. I always see this one listed by its alternate title, "This Man Can't Die."


Oh okay. Alternate title.


Yeah I have a review of this somewhere (in the crappy reviews thread).


Total crap this one is. The main theme is very good though. Reminiscent of the Bond movie themes.

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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2007, 09:00:03 AM »

The main theme is very good though. Reminiscent of the Bond movie themes.
Oh yes,i remember that! Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2007, 01:01:53 AM »

The girl playing the shocked raped siste of Guy Madison and Peter Lee Lawrence is embarassing


The mention of Lawrence threw me off.

That isn't Lawrence. Lawrence isn't even in this picture.

The actor you confused him with is none other than the incredibly annoying Alberto Dell'Acqua.
He is better known as the actor who plays Franco Nero's irritating kid brother in Texas Adios (Texas Addio).

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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2007, 04:41:28 PM »

The actor you confused him with is none other than the incredibly annoying Alberto Dell'Acqua.
He is better known as the actor who plays Franco Nero's irritating kid brother in Texas Adios (Texas Addio).
Yes an annoying actor extraordinaire.
Perhaps we sould compile a list of his top 5/10 irritating performances. Grin
At least in Vengeance he dies in the opening scene. Cheesy


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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2007, 12:17:42 AM »


At least in Vengeance he dies in the opening scene. Cheesy



I didn't have a problem with him in "Vengeance". It helped that his screen time is considerably less than in his other roles.


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« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2007, 10:44:17 AM »

I didn't have a problem with him in "Vengeance". It helped that his screen time is considerably less than in his other roles.


Thats what i meant.Its pretty hard to be annoying when you've got a piece of rope pulling on your neck from four directions. Grin
But hold on a minute....i'm forgetting about the flashback sequence aren't i? Embarrassed

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« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2007, 03:13:55 PM »

Thats what i meant.Its pretty hard to be annoying when you've got a piece of rope pulling on your neck from four directions. Grin
But hold on a minute....i'm forgetting about the flashback sequence aren't i? Embarrassed


Yeah but he's barely in the flashback sequence.

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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2007, 04:52:57 PM »

I wrote Peter Lee Lawrence without checking first. Sorry. Sure they look alike.

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