Any Spaghetti Westerns to avoid?

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  1. DefJeff

    DefJeff Franca Stoppi's #1 fan

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    So I picked up Four of the Apocalypse in the recent DDD sale.

    I found it pretty enjoyable, some fun Fulci gore and nastiness mixed with a handful of interesting characters and Fulci even trying to get emotional on us. All in all a good time.

    Oh yeah, best soundtrack ever! Not literally, but I will be getting this on CD.
     
  2. Crystal Plumage

    Crystal Plumage Dig me..but don't bury me

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    I received Death rides a Horse last thursday.Going to watch it soon.
    The last Western I watched was the enjoyable Margheriti Western "Take a hard Ride".

    Four of the Apocalypse I enjoyed too but it's no classic IMO.
     
  3. CasEjonz

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    I love "Four of the Apocalypse." Great cast and nice gore. I've been meaning to pick it up, but never seem to find it at any B&Ms, and have not decided to buy it online. I might end up buying the box set.
    One SW to avoid like the plague is "Django Kill...If you Live, Shoot."
    Suck does not describe how bad this film is.

    Cut Throat 9 is awesome, definately the goriest, cruelest SW out there, worth getting. I wish this would come out as a special edition.
     
  4. Crystal Plumage

    Crystal Plumage Dig me..but don't bury me

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    I'd say go for it.The others are worth your money.I personally like Compañeros,Keoma and A Bullet for the General best.But the other two (Four of the Apocalypse and Texas Adios) are also very nice.
    I really liked that one.Great direction.Some weird pseude Gothic imagery,some gore what more do you want?:)

    Haven't seen that one.Will check it out if I can find a decent release.

    The Great Silence is also a very,very great addition to my collection.I'm glad to have it.

    Can anyone tell me something about Sartana's Coming ?
    Recently released by German label X-Gabu Film (X-Rated under a different name...again..).
    Here's a review
    http://www.dvd-forum.at/8811/dvd_review_detail.htm

    but although the review is fairly positive what's to expect?


    Will Blue Underground do another Spaghetti Western box?
    It's rumored that NoShame is looking into the genre too,which is very cool.
     
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    Death Rides A Horse is very nice
    Django Kill is maybe less enjoyable because it has some political and surrealistic undertones, not the classic SW
    Death Sentence (known in Germany as Django - Unermbartig Als Die Sonne, or something like that) is also great, but has almost no gore and is very character-driven

    great music score for Django Und Die Bande Der Gehänkten (with Terence Hill) and a crazy plot and almost no resemblance to Django except that in the last 2 minutes, Terence Hill gets a machine gun out of a coffin!

    Also Johnny Hamlet, which has elements of... Hamlet, good music and some fantastic imagery

    and i have only seen 1 film of it, but the Django Italo-Western Box from Koch Media is excellent (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDReviews19/Django-Italo-Western-Box-DVD-Review.htm)
     
  7. Crystal Plumage

    Crystal Plumage Dig me..but don't bury me

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    Thinking about buying some of those Koch releases (Sollima Box,Django Italo Western Box,Halleluja Italian Western Box)
    There are reviews (in German) here:
    http://www.senseofview.de/reviews/genre/WE
    Most of them have screenshots.
     
  8. Crystal Plumage

    Crystal Plumage Dig me..but don't bury me

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    Question:
    If I had to choose between the Ringo duology and Sabata trilogy which should I choose?
     
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    I chose Sabata and enjoyed them all. The first was the best. Bought the UK editions.
    The Ringo duology I will buy later this year.
     
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    I just bought a copy of Antonio Margheriti's Vengeance. I think I did well. Cost me around $7.50. Amazon lists it for around $30.
    Looking forward to it. Apparently it's one of Margheriti's better films.

    Recently acquired Arrow's Django Prepare a Coffin DVD for $5. Very nice one. A pseude prequel to Corbucci's Django. Very enjoyable.

    Love the genre :)
     
  11. Crystal Plumage

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    Still in the works :)
     
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    Crystal Plumage Dig me..but don't bury me

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    Didn't know this was coming from Code Red. I enjoyed it. Should I update?
    Tempting :)
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    it seems you keep this thread alive on your own :p

    i have recently bought 2 Django double bills from Timeless Media Group => they contain some spag westerns that to me seem the bottom of the barrel, so only get them if you are a completist (i forgot the names):glasses:
     
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    Yeah I bought those Timeless releases and I agree they are real bad.
     
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    I'll be all over that CR dvd when it's released.

    Last month I received Raro's Hanging For Django release. I thought it was good, I particularly dug the character toting the seven barrel shotgun. The transfer has it's issues though and ends up being middle of the road.
     
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