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« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2006, 08:03:01 PM »

You wuz robbed! Shocked

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« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2006, 08:04:19 PM »

curses, foiled again....


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« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2006, 11:37:38 PM »

Can anyone comment on any of these?
LONG RIDE FROM HELL
7 GUNS FOR THE MACGREGORS
DAYS OF VIOLENCE
7 GUNS FOR A KILLING
A MAN CALLED KING
SARTANA DOES NOT FORGIVE
A COFFIN FOR THE SHERIFF
REVENGE AT EL PASO
GOD FORGIVES I DON'T
GUNS OF VIOLENCE
SARTANAS COMING, GET YOUR COFFINS READY
FAST HAND IS STILL MY NAME
I'LL SELL MY SKIN DEARLY
I know a bit of info about most of these, I'm curious if anyone here has seen some or all of these and can comment on whether they're good or bad.

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« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2006, 12:12:23 AM »

Whoa! Shocked talk about obscure!

somebody has been checking out the websites I gave him Wink
To be honest I have seen none of those.

I have always heard good things about "7 guns for Magregors".

Banjo can give you more insight on "God forgives but I dont" since he owns the picture.

the rest I have heard of but have not seen.  From what I hear though, those titles range from good to poor.

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« Reply #34 on: May 17, 2006, 04:35:01 AM »

saw seven guns for Mcgreggers years ago its a pretty good movie worth buying if it turns up

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« Reply #35 on: May 17, 2006, 11:21:29 AM »

Yes thats quite an obscure list Fransgrandson-i'm assuming that the Sartana films aren't alternative titles for any of Gianni Garko's movies?
My copy of God Forgives,I Don't is a bit ropey which probably doesn't help the fact that this violent movie is a bit dull,overlong,virtually humourless for a Hill/Spencer sw and certainly nowhere near as good as Ace High-the 2nd in the trilogy with Eli Wallach.
As regards 7 Guns For The McGregors-Howard Hughes does a write-up in his excellent Pocket Guide-i think he says its very American in style and quite lighthearted.
    Firecracker if you do a "spaghetti western" search on Ebay you'll see(especially the UK sellers) all sorts of weird and wonderful sw titles you've hardly ever heard off-i guess i may have to investigate once i've exhausted my current wanted lidt!

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« Reply #36 on: May 17, 2006, 12:20:07 PM »


    Firecracker if you do a "spaghetti western" search on Ebay you'll see(especially the UK sellers) all sorts of weird and wonderful sw titles you've hardly ever heard off-i guess i may have to investigate once i've exhausted my current wanted lidt!

I have read about  all the ones Colt mentioned but I have to many others to buy at the moment to start dwelving into unknown waters.

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« Reply #37 on: May 17, 2006, 01:08:19 PM »

SARTANAS COMING, GET YOUR COFFINS READY is the George Hilton as Sartana movie known as I Am Sartana, Trade Your Guns for a Coffin...a/k/a Fistful of Lead...it's OK

REVENGE AT EL PASO is another one of the names of the USA release of Ace High ( I Quattro dell'Ave Maria) )...my hunch is that it's cut & panned & scanned

GOD FORGIVES I DON'T has been sitting on my shelf for a couple of months..time to dust it off & watch it..I'd say





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« Reply #38 on: May 17, 2006, 03:51:36 PM »

oh I thought the Sartana title was a rip off sartana.


in my opinion it is a good action packed western. dont bother to try and follow with what is going on though.

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« Reply #39 on: May 18, 2006, 03:55:16 AM »

SARTANAS COMING, GET YOUR COFFINS READY is the George Hilton as Sartana movie known as I Am Sartana, Trade Your Guns for a Coffin...a/k/a Fistful of Lead...it's OK

REVENGE AT EL PASO is another one of the names of the USA release of Ace High ( I Quattro dell'Ave Maria) )...my hunch is that it's cut & panned & scanned

GOD FORGIVES I DON'T has been sitting on my shelf for a couple of months..time to dust it off & watch it..I'd say





Yeah Ace High is excellent,Fistful of Lead is a good sw!

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« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2006, 04:12:20 AM »

Some of these didn't come from that website but from other sources. Craig doesn't have all of the ones I was curious about. I'll never deal with ebay again after being screwed over three different times. I have another list of curiosities that I'll post later. Many of these came from several of my soundtrack compilations. I'm curious to see if the film matches up with the music.

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« Reply #41 on: May 18, 2006, 04:52:41 AM »

I had one bad experience with a guy in the North East of England called"bitsandpieces"-BEWARE everyone-he had something like 69 negative feedbacks in the space of one month Sad.This guy NEVER replies to emails,the phone number i was given didn't have a tone,but luckily because i paid through Paypal i got a refund.He's also advertised under one or two different names but the sw titles and layouts of his adverts are always the same.Avoid buying sws from anyone in South Shields Angry
     There are a couple much more reliable UK sellers with a 100% rating which i now buy from instead and i've never had any problems so far!

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« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2006, 01:06:26 AM »

Finally finished MASSACRE TIME and was surprised not only by how enjoyable it was but the level of violence for a film from 1966. Lucio Fulci really shows early signs of where he would be heading in later years. An interesting plot with only a few minor quibbles that DO NOT hinder ones enjoyment of this fine addition. First, something that's not so bad as opposed to unexpected, George Hilton steals the movie out from under Franco Nero who doesn't really show signs of life until towards the end. Hilton was so fun to watch that it could've been just him and the movie would still be good. Two, Nero seems to be playing two parts here. In several scenes Nero wears a black hat and cowl VERY similar to his look in DJANGO and appears to play the character that way. However, when he is wearing the standard cowboy garb he plays the character differently. Perhaps it was just me but it seemed a bit odd and I believe this film was released in Germany as a DJANGO sequel too. Lastly, the action sequences(not the gun battles)are undercranked WAAAYYYY too much making the scenes look like they'd be right at home in a 1920s silent picture. Still, these scenes as well as the gun battles are very creative and a breath of fresh air compared with the usual players standing on opposite sides running and shooting at each other. Some of them looking suspiciously like they were choreographed by a Hong Kong action crew. The villain is unusually sadistic also and the characters have a penchant for unloading there guns into one person with some of them still staggering around after taking a few slugs adding to the over the top atmosphere of the proceedings. Definitely worth checking out. The region one discs' picture quality isn't the best so I'll probably add the region two edition to my collection if the quality is better. It's worth buying twice to get a good copy.

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« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2006, 06:09:48 AM »

I'll probably add the region two edition to my collection if the quality is better. It's worth buying twice to get a good copy.
I've got the Japanese "macoroni bible" DVD version off Ebay-so it may be a copy-but the widescreen picture quality is excellent.
Glad you enjoyed the movie Arizona Colt-i think the sadistic bad guy really helped make this sw excellent!

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« Reply #44 on: May 23, 2006, 01:48:55 AM »

Got the folowing in the mail last week-TAKE A HARD RIDE, MANNAJA, RITA OF THE WEST.
First, TAKE A HARD RIDE isn't necessarily an italian production as aside from Antonio Margheriti directing and a few crew members it's more or less a US-italian co-production. This amalgamation of the blaxploitation genre with the spaghetti-US western genres is quite entertaining if a bit sluggish at first. Although there is ample amounts of action during the first 30 minutes the movie just sits there until about 40 minutes in. It's almost a greatest hits package as every cliche is thrown into the mix as Jim Brown must escort a shipment of gold cross country and every gang and crooked lawman is after it including Lee Van Cleef who, through the course of the film, is difficult to tell whether he is a good guy or a bad guy. He looks very tired here even a bit sickly although he looked better the following year in the execrable GODS GUN. Jim Brown is the upright and just lawman, Fred Williamson(whose accent changes regularly)plays the sneaky gambler who has his own intentions for the gold and Jim Kelly plays a mute martial artist who was raised by indians. The film benefits from a very playful atmosphere and some quite exciting and well done action sequences including one helluva massive explosion at the films conclusion. The soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith is good but is more attuned to the american westerns. If you're a fan of the blaxploitation genre don't expect the usual trash talking as any wordplay is specific to the time period here. However, if you wish to check out some other films featuring Jim Brown, Williamson or Kelly together or separately the following are some worth checking out-
THREE THE HARD WAY
TOUGH GUYS
TICK...TICK...TICK
BUCKTOWN
TRUCK TURNER
SLAUGHTER
SLAUGHTERS BIG RIP-OFF
MANNAJA from 1977 is serviceable but is let down by an ending that feels a bit rushed. CALIFORNIA starring Guiliano Gemma from the same year has the same gloomy doom laden atmosphere and sense of dread is a much better picture. MANNAJA is good also but mostly because of its evil and despicable villain. There are also some decent characterizations along the way and a couple of good action scenes but it just doesn't seem like enough. The ending was the biggest letdown for me as I was expecting more. Still, for the price, it's worth picking up for the gothic horror style setting which recalls such films as GREAT SILENCE, DJANGO and the horror pictures of Mario Bava. Several scenes of violence and gore grab your attention and Maurizio Merlhi who was famous for his italian crime films makes a good western anti-hero who seems to have seen some of Tony Anthony's movies as inspiration for this character.
I won't even recommend RITA OF THE WEST except to die hard aficianados of italian cinema as it's one of a handful of films I can say is one of the strangest things I have ever seen. I found the parts that didn't involve singing to be quite humorous and many famous actors are present like Gordon Mitchell and Kirk Morris who plays Ringo and the character of Django is also present. Terence Hill and Fernando Sancho also star. The animated opening credits are funny as is much of the comedy particularly when Rita and her piano playing partner are captured by Fernando Sancho and his bandits. The dance numbers are all outrageous and some are quite well done although towards the end it all becomes a bit tiresome. If you do see it you won't forget it!

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