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Initial post: 5 Jan 2010, 22:47:42 GMT
Doc Benway says:
I know these aren't horror as such, but I've been thinking about exploring the genre. They share a lot of the directors, crews, writers and actors as the giallo / zombie / cannibal horrors we've discussed in depth on here.

Would any of you horror freaks recommend any of the films other than Leone's ones (which I'm already familiar with)?

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2010, 16:04:38 GMT
Bonedamage says:
The Django films (esp. Django Kill!), The Great Silence, Keoma, Four of the Apocalypse. All worth a watch.

Posted on 6 Jan 2010, 22:11:00 GMT
try watching El Topo doc

Posted on 7 Jan 2010, 18:16:12 GMT
Admittedly I've never really looked into westerns but I got a few of Fulci's as I'm a Fulci completist, I really liked both "Massacre Time" and "The Four of the Apocalypse".

Posted on 7 Jan 2010, 21:44:47 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Jan 2010, 10:16:18 GMT
gille liath says:
I saw quite a few at one time - I seem to remember that, if it's not Sergio Leone, it has to be Sergio Carbucci. Think the Great Silence, Il Grand Silencio, was one of his - one of the bleakest films ever made.

Don't go out there thinking there's anything remotely comparable to the Dollar films, though; in my experience, there isn't.

Edit: Make that Sergio CORbucci. Sorry Sergio.

Posted on 20 Oct 2013, 19:04:55 BST
Last edited by the author on 20 Oct 2013, 19:11:25 BST
I really need to add "The Great Silence" to my collection very soon, it's right at the top of my to buy western. I'd recently bought the blue underground releases below which were great for me as I only already owned one of those single blue underground releases from those two collections, that being Fulci's "Four of the Apocalypse". Great for saving shelf space, which always becomes a problem every year with me, lol.

Spaghetti Westerns Unchained [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Midnight Movies 2: Western [DVD] [1968] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Oct 2013, 05:32:02 BST
German label Explosive Media put out "The Big Gundown" on a DVD/Blu-ray mediabook that is just brilliant and Grindhouse Releasing intend to put it out by the end of the year, its by Sergio Sollima (why so many Sergio's in this genre?) who is one of the best in the genre, his "Face to Face" is a top contender for my all time favourite western..... links if anyone is interested.

The Big Gundown (1966) ( La Resa dei conti ) ( Account Rendered (The Big Gun down) ) (Blu-Ray & DVD Combo) (Blu-Ray)

Faccia A Faccia [AKA Face to Face] [DVD] [1967]

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Oct 2013, 07:44:57 BST
Last edited by the author on 22 Oct 2013, 07:45:10 BST
Arch Stanton says:
Agreed both of those are excellent examples of the genre.
Companeros, A Bullet For A General, Django, Texas Addio, Keoma, Requiescant ~ Kill and Pray, The Great Silence, Face to Face, Any Gun Can Play, The Big Gun Down, The Sabata series, A Man Called Blade, Massacre Time, The Professional Gun, My Name Is Nobody, Gunlaw, Death Rides A Horse, The Fighting Fists Of Shanghai Joe, A Pistol For Ringo, The 'Trinity' series, Run Man Run and the really obvious stuff by Leone.... These are all winners in my book.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Oct 2013, 04:56:57 BST
I've seen 90% of those and vouch for them as being among the best of the genre, you forgot "The Mercenary" which I feel is Corbucci's best and easily one of my top five westerns.

Posted on 3 Nov 2013, 10:59:15 GMT
Arch Stanton says:
AMD, I didn't forget The Mercenary bud, I just mistitled it 'The Professional Gun' instead of 'A Professional Gun'! It's other title! Which in my defence, is I'm sure you'll agree, a fair mistake considering I posted the comment at 7:45 in the morning as I was dashing out the door to go to work! ;D
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