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4.0 out of 5 stars "This used to be a quiet town before you came.", 17 Mar. 2006
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This review is from: They Call Me Trinity/Trinity Is Still My Name [DVD] (DVD)
“This used to be a quiet town before you came,” notes a deputy in They Call Me Trinity… “Disgusting town, but quiet.” That should let you know what to expect from this entertaining if a little overlong comedy paella western with Terence Hill (aka Mario Girotti) and Bud Spencer (aka Carlo Pedersoli) as mismatched brothers on the wrong side of the law finding themselves helping out a settlement of Mormons when evil Farley Granger wants to drive them off their land so his beloved horses can run free. The chemistry between the two leads is good and there are plenty of fun moments, all handsomely staged by Enzo Barboni (aka E.B. Clucher) with a good eye for Scope composition. The film proved so successful – the biggest Italian hit ever at the time – and encouraged so many rip-offs that even the pair’s earlier Westerns were reissued with new titles that found ingenious ways to incorporate ‘Trinity’ in the hope of fooling the punters, but only Trinity is Still My Name is a genuine sequel (excluding a ‘son of’ TV movie). Unfortunately it’s very weak stuff, with a vague plot, little wit, less gunplay and far too much eating that quickly outstays its welcome. Not the worst or dullest Italian comedy western by a long shot, but there’s only so much goodwill you can bring to the film before losing all hope that it’ll ever get any better. But it's still worth getting the disc for the original - just look on the sequel as a literal extra feature.
The 2.35:1 transfers are both very impressive (although both films are the English dubbed versions only). Extras are limited to a good interview with Hill and Spencer, background notes, a sparingly used trivia track and a few frame grabs masquerading as a stills gallery.
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Trevor Willsmer
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