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Old 08-04-2003, 12:19   #1
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What are your favourite Italian Westerns?

Reviews and opinions:

Ace High - thedapman
Ace High - John Hodson
Ace High - django-kill
Adios Gringo - django-kill
And Sartana Killed Them All - Jowy
Arizona Colt - django-kill
Arizona Colt - ali
Bad Mans River - Garry Cowell
Bandidos - unlucky alf
Between God, the Devil, and a Winchester - ali
The Big Gundown - thedapman
The Big Gundown - johntchance
The Big Gundown - willpak
The Big Gundown - monkeyman
Blindman - unlucky alf
Boot Hill - mrsteve
Boot Hill - Garry Cowell
The Bounty Killer - cowfeet
The Bounty Killer - cowfeet
The Bounty Killer - unlucky alf
Buddy Goes West - Garry Cowell
A Bullet For The General - unlucky alf
A Bullet For Sandoval - Rex Trueform
A Bullet For Sandoval - Charles Bronsen
A Bullet For Sandoval - unlucky alf
Captain Apache - unlucky alf
Cemetery Without Crosses - django-kill
Companeros - JimboF
Cut Throats Nine - unlucky alf
Day Of Anger - Garry Cowell
Day Of Anger - unlucky alf
Day of Anger - monkeyman
Death Rides a Horse - Garry Cowell
Django - Edge
Django - R-T-C
Django The ******* - django-kill
Django The ******* USA R1 DVD - unlucky alf
Django Kill - Rex Trueform
Django Kill - Mr Hamelfarm
Django Kill - unlucky alf
Face To Face - unlucky alf
Face To Face - GPR79
Fighting Fists Of Shanghai Joe - unlucky alf
Find A Place To Die - Rex Trueform
Find A Place To Die - unlucky alf
Fistful Of Dollars Scandinavian DVD - Paul490
Fistful Dynamite UK R2 DVD - Garry Cowell
Fistful of Dynamite UK Vs Italian R2 DVD Comparison - Garry Cowell
Fistful of Dynamite EXTENDED ending - Garry Cowell
Five Man Army - dave1403
For A Few Previews More
The Four Of The Apocalypse - mrsteve
Forgotton Pistolero - django-kill
Forgotton Pistolero - monkeyman
Forgotton Pistolero - unlucky alf
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - Rex Trueform
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (Extended R2 DVD) - Martin Veenman
The Great Silence - Garry Cowell
The Great Silence - BenH
The Great Silence - Charlie Angel
The Great Silence - John Hodson
Have A Good Funeral, Amigo.. It's On Sartana - unlucky alf
Head You Die, Tails I Kill You! - Garry Cowell
The The Hills Run Red - monkeyman
I Want Him Dead - Jowy
If You Meet Sartana Pray For Your Death - Garry Cowell
If You Meet Sartana Pray For Your Death - unlucky alf
In A Colts Shadow - unlucky alf
Johnny Yuma - ali
Keoma - Charles Bronsen
Keoma - BenH
Last Pistolero - unlucky alf
Little Rita of the West - django-kill
The Magnificent Seven - John Hodson
A Man Called Sledge - unlucky alf
Man Of the East - unlucky alf
Mannaja - Garry Cowell
Massacre Time - cowfeet
Massacre Time - unlucky alf
Minessota Clay - unlucky alf
Minessota Clay - monkeyman
A Minute To Pray... A Second To Die - Jowy
Navajo Joe - Garry Cowell
No Room To Die - unlucky alf
Nobody Is The Greatest - Rex Trueform
Once Upon A Time In Mexico - Garry Cowell
Once Upon A Time In The West - Martin Veenman
Once Upon A Time In The West - Goblin
Once Upon A Time In The West - Garry Cowell
Once Upon A Time In The West - JAMESTALKALOT
One After The Other - django-kill
One Silver Dollar - django-kill
One Silver Dollar - monkeyman
A Pistol For Ringo - Garry Cowell
Price of Power - unlucky alf
Red Sun - dave1403
Return Of Clint The Stranger - unlucky alf
Return Of Ringo - Garry Cowell
Return Of Ringo - unlucky alf
Ringo And His Golden Pistol - unlucky alf
Run Man Run - Jowy
Sabata - unlucky alf
Seven Dollars On The Red - unlucky alf
Shoot, Gringo, Shoot - unlucky alf
Tears of the Black Tiger - Garry Cowell
Tepepa - Jowy
Texas, Adios - Garry Cowell
Texas, Adios - unlucky alf
They Call Me Trinity - John Hodson
Today It's Me... Tomorrow It's You - Garry Cowell
Vengeance - unlucky alf
Viva Django - cowfeet
Viva Django - unlucky alf
Viva Django - Garry Cowell
Viva Django - Jowy
The White, Yellow, and the Black - Jowy

Trailers:
Adios Sabata
Django
Django Kill!
A Fistful Of Dynamite
The Hills Run Red
Mannaja
The Mercenary
Navajo Joe
The Return of Sabata
Run Man Run
Sabata


Links:
DVD Basens spaghetti western DVD database
Spaghetti Cinema / Martial Arts Movie Associates (lists DVD's with reviews of DVD's)
Fistful Of Leone
Wild East productions
Tre ragazzi d'oro (Japanese site with reviews and lots of posters)
Spaghetti western web board
SPO's Macaroni DVD collection
badassmovieimages (has some uh, badass photos of a handful of SW's)
A Fistful of Westerns (good site with lots of posters and good articles)
Spaghetti Westerns In America (good site with interesting articles and other neat features)
Giustizia e dolore (Well made Franco Nero fansite with an interview with Enzo G Castellari)
Bennets Raiders (A well made Faccia a faccia fansite)
Shobary-westerns (A cool site with reviews bios and downloads)

Online articles:
The Spaghetti Western Genre, Part 1 - Lee Broughton, DVD Savant.
The Spaghetti Western Genre, Part 2 - Lee Broughton, DVD Savant.
Spaghetti Westerns - overview of a genre - John Nudge, wildeast.net.
Alex Cox on Django Kill!, page 2 - Thanks to Rex Trueform.
The 2003 Film Restoration of The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - Ulrich Angersbach, DVD Savant.
Interview with Donal O'Brien (Run Man Run)
Interview with Richard Harrison (Vengeance)
Interview with Lou Castel (A Bullet For the General)

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Old 08-04-2003, 12:23   #2
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A Fist Full of Dollars is the entertaining, fast moving, great character film.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly is the epic with the great ending.

BUT! My vote goes to For a Few Dollars More, because it is just so interesting and absorbing.
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Old 08-04-2003, 12:32   #3
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Re: What are you favourite Italian Westerns?

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I am eagerly awaiting the release of Once Upon A Time In the West.
Best one of them all in my opinion
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Also well woth checking out is The Big Gundown, with Lee van Cleef and Thomas Milian has an amazing score by Morricone.
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Old 08-04-2003, 14:07   #5
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Also well woth checking out is The Big Gundown, with Lee van Cleef and Thomas Milian has an amazing score by Morricone.
I was interested in the Big Gundown but the only DVD I could find of it was Spanish audio only. Do you know of any other releases?
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I've got a composite version made up of 3 different prints, 2 dubbed and one subtitled, not an official release and not the best quality, but as far as i can tell it is the longest version available. You can get it from Video Search Of Miami who specialise in rare unavailable fims.
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Cheers johntchance, but their site does not seem to be working at the moment. What was their service like? and What are your favorite Italian Westerns?
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A Fist Full of Dollars is the entertaining, fast moving, great character film.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly is the epic with the great ending.

BUT! My vote goes to For a Few Dollars More, because it is just so interesting and absorbing.
I watched For A Few Dollars More yesterday for the fifth time and I still dont get bored of it. As you said it is interesting and absorbing.

''When the chimes stop, pick up your gun''

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Best of them all in my opinion
I have been itching to see Once Upon A Time In The West ever since I first watched The Good, the Bad and The Ugly and cant wait for the DVD.


Here is a great article about Italian Westerns and how they came about.

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Anyone got any of the R2 releases on the Spaghetti Western Collection, they're only £9.99 @ Play. Wondered what the quality was like though.
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Anyone got any of the R2 releases on the Spaghetti Western Collection, they're only £9.99 @ Play. Wondered what the quality was like though.
Some of the discs are non-anamorphic. That's all I know really. Rewind will have the comparisons (http://www.dvdcompare.org.uk/).
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Re: What are your favourite Italian Westerns?

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1. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
2. The Great Silence
3. For A Few Dollars More
4. Django
5. Day Of Anger
6. A Fistful Of Dollars
7. Run Man Run
8. Mannaja
9. Django Kill
Keoma deserves to be on that list! Don't let the music put you off!

Oh and if anyone can tell me about the quality of the r1 Today It's Me... Tomorrow It's You! DVD I'd appreciate it. I used to watch this a lot until my VHS decide to die and picked this tape for it's death rattle!.
It's a kick ass Spaghetti Western that has a unique look (like Django/Mud The Great Silence/Snow). I think it was shot in the forests of Germany. Plus it stars Kurosawa regular Tatsuya Nakadai as the baddie.

If You Meet Sartana... Pray For Your Death is one of the better Django spin offs. No sign of it on DVD tho'
Klaus Kinski's got a bit part and the gun Sartana uses is bad ass!
Cool dialogue as well...
"You look like a scarecrow."
"I am your pallbearer"
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"For a Few Dollars More" is a great movie, so is "Once Upon A Time In The West". But my favourite is "Django Kill", a truly demented film which is endlessly watchable.
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nice link for the films made in the 60 and 70, a realy good read,thanks
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The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
They Call Me Trinity
Trinity is Still My Name

I have not seen that many comedy westerns.

Can anyone recommend any other Hill and Spencer films? They are great as a duo.
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Re: Re: What are your favourite Italian Westerns?

Garry Cowell, I will order Keoma next week, it seems like a good package with a audio commentary and interview. The music sounds like somthing out of the Wicker Man

Paul490, I cant reccomend it because I have not seen it but Boot Hill stars Hill and Spencer.
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Video Search Of Miami offer a great service, use them quite a lot, not cheap but very fast shipping. They now do their films on DVD-Rs, so the quality is slightly better, a great site to use if your after very obscure films and don't mind the quality being a bit rough. As i said the Big Gundown, alternates between fullscreen and widescreen, and between 2 different dub tracks and Italian with English subtitles. Good customer service as well.
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Cheers, johntchance but I think I will wait until a DVD appears of the Big Gundown, I dont think I could stand it changing from full screen to widescreen.
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Cheers, johntchance but I think I will wait until a DVD appears of the Big Gundown, I dont think I could stand it changing from full screen to widescreen.
The UK release of The Big Gundown was shown as a support movie to Easy Rider back in the 70's. It's the severely shortened version but the only one I've ever seen. I would love to see a full length version come out on DVD as it's one of the most underrated of all spaghetti westerns. Incidentally, I still have the mono soundtrack for it that I bought for 14/6 in Woolies back in 1970 - wonder what it's worth now.

Top 10 would be:
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Good The Bad & The Ugly
The Big Gundown
For a Few Dollars More
A Fistful of Dollars
My Name is Nobody
A Professional Gun
A Fistful of Dynamite
The Hellbenders
5 Man Army (great Morricone score)

Just realised that every one of those is scored by Morricone! Says it all really.

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Apart from those already mentioned, Lucio Fulci's Four of the Apocalypse is a great latter period spaghetti western. It proved to me that the man was actually a decent director and hadn't fluked his gothic films of the early 80s.

Boot Hill is really quite an ordinary film (it was released in the US Terence Hill/BudSpencer box). Trinity is Still My Name is still the best of their movies!

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Speaking of Fulci, anyone seen "BULLET FOR SANDOVAL", another spag western? It's only $8.10 at DeepDiscount, and acording to the specs has a 16:9 print.
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