Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Spaghetti Western Review

Cowboys do a whole lot of riding in this Demofilo Fidani western starring Hunt Powers (Jack Betts) as Django and Chet Davis as Sartana. Also on view is Gordon Mitchell as a deliciously insane bandit leader who spends a lot of time talking to himself in the mirror. and playing poker against himself in the mirror...and cheating! Shots of horsemen riding along the horizon take up screen time and build the slim story up to ninety minutes or so of questionable action. Fidani has been compared to Ed Wood, but this one is pretty well done, with a top-notch score, plenty of extras milling about in the backgrounds, some nice town sets, a few gorgeous ladies, and an incredible stunt team who flop and twitch when they're shot; no slumping to the ground for them, they usually fly from twelve to fifteen feet when shot, while twitching horribly. Fans of the genre just might have a good time with this one; others beware!

1 comment:

  1. I've always wondered what Fidani would have done if given a good script and enough story to fill 90 minutes without having to come up with time consuming riding scenes etc.