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on 13 June 2011
Now before you jump down my throat you should know that I'm a Van Cleef fan. I bought the original "Sabata" and "Return of Sabata" because LVC was in it. I bought this one to complete the set, even though I expected to hate Yul Brynner's intrusion into LVC territory!

Well, the plain truth as I see it is that, in terms of production quality, IMHO this is the best of the three. It was a fun romp with good use made of the Almeria scenery and some lovely touches of direction (for example the thrown dagger through the portait, which then cuts the portait in two as it follows the unseen victim falling behind it. I also detected subtle homages to other spaghetti westerns, for example the closing music cutting in just as the 2nd lead was about to scream a parting curse at the lead - a la the ending of "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly".

Speaking of which, the music was quite good, recalling the original Sabata theme in fresh ways (music by Bruno Nicolai).

Yul Brynner wasn't bad in the part, though his shirt open to the navel irritated me a tad: he just needed a big gold medallion to scream "70s!".

So, while I'm sure that LVC would have been just as good in this role, in all honesty I can't discount the movie just because he was absent.
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on 21 April 2014
This is a very odd spaghetti western with a strange history.

Bryner did not want to make a magnificent seven sequel and signed up to do a film called Indio Black.
Van Cleef didn't want to do another Sabata film and signed up to play Bryner's part in the magnificent seven sequel.
The producers then renamed Indio Black to Adios Sabata.

Onto the film itself.

Bryner's gun is one of the oddest I've seen - a small rifle with a magazine that looks like a harmonica that is pushed horizontally and the last chamber contains his cigar.

One guy uses metal balls that he drops into a groove in the top of his shoe then kicks it with lethal accuracy at his opponents

A model battleship that is not all it seems

Austrians - loads of them

Plot wise not exactly original - the theft of gold - but great fun
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on 25 August 2015
Film is excellent but the picture quality of DVD supplied is atrocious. It looks like a 10th generation VHS copy. NB - this is the Pegasus Entertainment version and not the superior MGM DVD. I really can't understand why the MGM DVD is not being rented out. The Pegasus one has only one place and that is in the rubbish bin. AVOID.
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on 15 November 2010
As in the The Magnificent Seven a tale of gunslingers and vagabonds out to help the poor people of mexico fight for their rights, lots of action throughout , good Sunday afternoon entertainment,
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on 16 April 2013
Once again Yul Brynner dominates a film. This film is fun, exciting and extremely watchable. This film does contain some actors, who at times, were a bit off the mark however they do not spoil the enjoyment of the film.
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on 12 November 2016
DVD plays well, but picture quality very dissapointing.
Pity about the picture quality as it is a good film.
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on 10 October 2016
The bad dubbing is the problem, in some places so out of sync that it spoils enjoyment of the film.
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on 12 February 2015
Great film but the Pegasus release is poor compared to the MGM release
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on 26 April 2016
I remembered this film under the title 'The Bounty Hunters'
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on 8 May 2011
Well of all the Sabata films this is the worse. Just because it is the second one of the three you don't need to watch it at all. In fact, don't make it a priority anyway. Lee Van Cleef added a lot to the Spag West genre, in this Yul Brynner just shows himself up. Slow and boring I found. And Brynner is looking old here. My copy is the blue cover with Brynner in black which is a picture of him from Mag 7. Outfit is not what he is wearing in the film, and he looks older as I said before. So in the end, not worth it, but of course if you are a Spag West fan you are gonna watch it anyway just to say you have, and there is nothing wrong with that.
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