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« Reply #30 on: August 18, 2006, 11:23:44 AM »

  I still don't think it was a "character change" rather than wanting instant revenge for Murph.He would never have killed Talby otherwise and judging by the regret displayed by the last scene-he loved and respected Talby still nearly as much as Murph.
   What about my Face to Face comments?


whoops...I got Murph's name wrong on my last post. I posted Burt.

As for "Face to Face" I'm thinking of giving it another view some time soon. I have only seen it once and I would imagine that kind of film gets better with every viewing.

But the transformation seemed far too quick and the camera didnt really focus much on Bennet's and Brad's relationship.

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« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2006, 11:25:00 AM »


whoops...I got Murph's name wrong on my last post. I posted Burt.

As for "Face to Face" I'm thinking of giving it another view some time soon. I have only seen it once and I would imagine that kind of film gets better with every viewing.

But the transformation seemed far too quick and the camera didnt really focus much on Bennet's and Brad's relationship.

Is there anyplace where I can get Face to Face on DVD?

Any region will do.

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« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2006, 11:37:28 AM »

Is there anyplace where I can get Face to Face on DVD?

Any region will do.

region 2.

www.xploitedcinema.com

The audio is pretty crap...

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« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2006, 01:48:04 AM »

region 2.

www.xploitedcinema.com

The audio is pretty crap...
As regards that pre-credit scene it doesn't help that alot of what Brad says to his pupils is inaudible and luckily i also have the (cut)vhs where the audio is fine.
Its a shame that the audio is so bad because i believe it does have a major bearing on Brads character change.

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« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2006, 04:16:51 AM »

As regards that pre-credit scene it doesn't help that alot of what Brad says to his pupils is inaudible and luckily i also have the (cut)vhs where the audio is fine.
Its a shame that the audio is so bad because i believe it does have a major bearing on Brads character change.

The Dean's remarks to Fletcher are also very telling.
I'd be happy to post the English subtitles...from the Italian version, for that scene..if anyone would like to see them.
Say the word.

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« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2006, 05:48:50 AM »

Good idea BA and we'd be grateful if you could Wink

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« Reply #36 on: August 19, 2006, 06:11:15 AM »

Ok...
Why don't I make a new topic & do just that.

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« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2006, 07:12:14 AM »

The Dean's remarks to Fletcher are also very telling.
I'd be happy to post the English subtitles...from the Italian version, for that scene..if anyone would like to see them.
Say the word.
I overlooked that you can bring up the English subtitles where the sound is inaudible but the obvious parts of that dialogue where you can see where Brad might be heading are when Brad addresses the following to his pupils:-
 Because...
-though all men must die in time...
-other men will make history live.
And each man can choose
his own part in history.
You are twenty years old.
You will have to choose, many times-
-between just and unjust,
truth and untruth.
And always the answer is
only to be found-
-within you.

and this (as BA says) part of the exchange between Brad and the Dean:-

Dean: You talk as though you don't care.
And I must say, given your intelligence,
-you should have gone far,
a lot farther than you have.

Fletcher: But I'm not complaining.

Dean: That's just the trouble.
You have no ambition.
That's why you've never been promoted.

In this country there are no limits
for the man who is willing to fight.

You've never struggled against
the position fate has put you in.
But that is what you must do now,
more than ever.

Maybe with Brad seemingly anticipating his own death from tuberculosis this prod from the Dean may  subconsciously have planted the seeds in Brads head about what he's about to become? Roll Eyes

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« Reply #38 on: August 23, 2006, 07:47:57 AM »

Good news! "Death Walks in Laredo" is worthy to be apart of this community of obscure BUT good spags. Smiley
Be sure to catch a review of it later.

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« Reply #39 on: August 23, 2006, 11:12:19 AM »

I just knew you'd like it Cheesy
Enrico Maria Salerno totally makes that film does he not?  Smiley

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« Reply #40 on: August 23, 2006, 11:37:23 AM »


Enrico Maria Salerno totally makes that film does he not?  Smiley


I wouldnt say he is an outstanding villian but he is memorable.
And Hunter's "acting" is awful as usual.

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« Reply #41 on: August 23, 2006, 12:27:14 PM »

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"Death Walks in Laredo"

This is an odd ball spaghetti. Just as goofy as "heads you die, tails I kill you" but far more entertaining and better, despite it's lower production values and it's less capable director (Carmineo is far better than Enzo Peri)...

The story is of three strangers drifting into the town of laredo to proclaim their rightful inheritance to a gold mine that each of their fathers left them...but wait! We later find out that these three strangers are from the same father with different woman...thus making them siblings.
They are quite a strange trio indeed...each of them have their own little gimick. White Sibley (Thomas Hunter) carries an arsenal of gadgets including a four barrled revolver, his asian half brother Kato is a master of martial arts (The weakest gimick) and finally his french brother Devereaux uses the power of magnetism to stop baddies from using their pistols Roll Eyes .

Together these three caballeros use their gadgets, fists and jedi mind tricks to stop the corrupt town boss who has stolen their father's land.
The town boss is Julius Cesar Fuller (Enrico maria Salerno) and he fancies himself to be THE Julius Cesar. Some may think that he is an excellent baddie but I dont. He is quite memorable but he fails to be threatening, he kinda just sits around barking orders at his lackies until he is finally disposed of at the end (surprise surprise). His Surroundings are far more interesting then he is...he's house is like a Roman palace complete with indoor bathing house, elevator and scantily clad woman who "service" him.
It was surprising ( and disappointing) to me that he did not have a large gladitor arena outside in his back yard. It would have been nice to see him pit our three heroes in a ring with bulls and some of his best men. Oh well...wishful thinking for the remake Wink  .

You wont find anything special with the music...perhaps the title theme may be of some interest.

The action scenes are well put together and their is a lot of them. There is not a dull moment in the whole film.

The acting is what you would expect from the likes of Thomas Hunter...Terrible. He is best suited for silent films rather then talkies. the rest of the cast is of little mention except for maybe Salerno as the memorable (but hardly threatening) Cesar.

On special mention their is a great cat fight between two woman about an hour into the film. Not to be missed!

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« Reply #42 on: August 23, 2006, 03:25:56 PM »


This is an odd ball spaghetti. Just as goofy as "heads you die, tails I kill you" but far more entertaining and better, despite it's lower production values and it's less capable director (Carmineo is far better than Enzo Peri)...
Odd it most definately is but very original Smiley  I've only watched it once but i'd like to see it again very soon so i can comment a bit more on Salerno's marvelous performance-he really hams it up.The Roman Temple
was just briliant.
Hey i just remembered the great song scene with the saloon girl blasting away her pistols as she sang along-very eye catching Grin

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« Reply #43 on: August 23, 2006, 03:29:43 PM »


Hey i just remembered the great song scene with the saloon girl blasting away her pistols as she sang along-very eye catching Grin


I was wondering the whole time if they were live rounds or just blanks. She could have shot somebody up stairs! Shocked

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« Reply #44 on: August 29, 2006, 07:24:25 PM »

Was wondering if you guys would consider "Sonny and Jed" as an obscure spaghetti? I was thinking of finishing it tonight so I could review it tomorrow.

It is one of Corbucci's lesser known westerns after all.

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