Espidito, survives the massacre of his entire village. A hermit helps him believing he is a Jesus like figure. As “Redeemer” Espidito goes out to help the poor turning to guns and his own rebel band. The discovery of oil twists everything. Continue reading Giovanni Fago – O’Cangaçeiro AKA The Magnificent Bandits (1970)
Zagor is an Italian fumetto hero created by editor and writer Sergio Bonelli (pseudonym Guido Nolitta) and artist Gallieno Ferri. Zagor was first published In Italy by Sergio Bonelli Editore in 1961. It’s the most popular comic book since 1960’s in Turkey. There are two unofficial Turkish Zagor adaptations. In this one Zagor with his sidekick Chico fand Digging Bill fights againist the evil Black Pirate. This movie was lost so many years until the last October. This’s a remastered version by Horizon films. Continue reading Nisan Hançer – Zagor Kara Korsanin Hazineleri AKA Zagor The Black Pirate’s Treasure (1971)
review from IMDB:
Great Fulci Western With Franco Nero, 22 November 2006
Author: Benjamin Gauss from Salzburg, Austria
“Tempo Di Massacro” aka “Massacre Time” of 1966 is the first and best Western directed by horror legend Lucio Fulci. Anybody who knows Fulci’s work won’t be surprised that this is a rather brutal Spaghetti Western, perfectly cast with the great Franco Nero.
When Tom Corbett (Franco Nero) returns to his hometown, after receiving a letter from an old friend, he finds it entirely in the hands of landowner Mr. Scott, and his insane and sadistic son Scott Jr.(Nino Castelnuovo). After visiting his alcoholic brother Jeff (George Hilton) and the old Indian lady who rose them after their mother’s death, Tom tries to find out about the Scotts, especially Scott Jr., who enjoys torturing and murdering people, but nobody in town wants to tell him about them. Continue reading Lucio Fulci – Tempo di massacro aka Massacre Time (1966)
Description: Perhaps the most iconoclastic Western ever made, Whity is simultaneously entertaining and deeply disturbing. Set in April 1878, it tells the story of the title character, who is the illegitimate son – and de facto slave – of the dissolute and “dying” patriarch Ben Nicholson and his African-American servant. But Ben is only faking his illness to test the loyalty of his wife and two demented sons. Each monumentally dysfunctional family member tries to bribe and/or seduce the bisexual Whity into murdering the others in order to claim what they think is the imminent inheritance. Continue reading Rainer Werner Fassbinder – Whity (1971)
An insurance investigator is sent to a small western town to look into an unsolved bank robbery. Four prominent townsmen are his main suspects: the brutal sheriff, a scheming saloon owner, a corrupt rancher, and a doctor experimenting with venomous snakes. Continue reading Mario Bianchi – Hai sbagliato… dovevi uccidermi subito! AKA Kill the Poker Player (1972) (DVD)
Review from IMDB:
Early in his career, Tinto Brass tried his hands at a variety of genres. In the wake of A Fistful of Dollars the Western was hot in Italy and so even TB had a go at it. The resulting film is definitely watchable, and with interesting cinematography and decent acting it is much better than many of the other low budget atrocities Cinecitta would throw at the unsuspecting cinema-going public in the following years.
Amongst the elements one could criticise is the wiseness of the casting choices. Both Philippe Leroy and Adolfo Celi are fine actors, but they do not blend very well into this setting. Leroy is not enigmatic enough for his role (he also looks uncomfortable in his gear) and Celi is better at playing non-physical villains.
The film has little to add to the genre. The title hero, Yankee, is just a slight variant of the man with no name and throughout I watched this with a sense of deja vu. Brass certainly had a good look at the work of Leone and Corbucci. In turn, Sergio Corbucci seems to have watched this – the final scene appears to be the inspiration for Corbucci’s I Crudeli. Continue reading Tinto Brass – Yankee (1966)
A group of greedy bounty hunters led by the brutal Loco/Tigrero (Klaus Kinski) are in pursuit of a band of outlaws who have escaped and are hiding out in the hills of the snowy Utah frontier. After an innocent man is killed with no remorse, a mute gunslinger named Silence (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is called upon by the man’s wife to seek revenge. Standing between the innocents and the corrupted bounty hunters, Silence decides to mete out his own brand of justice, even though the lines between the bad and the good have already been blurred. Famed Italian director Sergio Corbucci helmed this bleak, stylish, and violent spaghetti western, which features a score from Ennio Morricone. (Rotten Tomatoes) Continue reading Sergio Corbucci – Il grande silenzio AKA The Great Silence [+Extras] (1969)