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4.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy bread, buy dynamite! or eggs via the internet!, 27 July 2012
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This review is from: A Bullet For The General [1966] [DVD] (DVD)
Despite watching Sergio Leone's "Dollars" trilogy countless times over the years I never considered giving any of the other spahghetti westerns out there a go until now. And after being a little disappointed with the "Sabata" movies I almost stopped right there, but a friend mentioned that this was worth a look, and they weren't wrong!

A Buller For The General definitely has the same "spirit" as Leone's work, and you'll recognise quite a few of the extra's in it too! Including a cameo by the same kid who helped Clint Eastwood in "For A Few Dollars More".

Gian Maria Volente shares the lead with Lou Castel and both have good presence and form an unlikely duo. Volente is at his cackling best, but plays a more sympathetic character than usual. It's a shame Klaus Kinski doesn't get more of a chance to develop his character and isn't on screen enough at all.

The plot takes a little while to get going, drifting from one gunfight to another for a while, and the encounter at the General's camp could have more of an impact, but overall it's a decent story.

As for the DVD itself, the quality of the picture is pretty good given the age of the source material and I didn't notice any problems there - likewise the soundtrack is decent enough.

Overall I'd give this 8/10 - If you like spaghetti westerns then I reckon this is a must!
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Initial post: 16 Jan 2013, 21:05:10 GMT
Simon says:
How does 8/10 equate to 4 stars...?
If you value each star as 20% I can see how 4 x 20 = 80 divide by 10 and you get eight.
So yes 8/10 is correct.
Well done, just worried that you give it 7/10 and we would all have to re do the math

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013, 10:01:21 GMT
Kirk Douglas says:
Hey, thanks for stalking for me on Amazon and for giving me negative votes on all my reviews. Awesome.

I'm glad that maths is one of your strong points. Quick question...If I had a carton of six eggs and threw one in your smug opinionated face, how many eggs would I have left?

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013, 10:38:56 GMT
Simon says:
You'd have six eggs left..... because I doubt that you make contact with a human beings in your day to day life!

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013, 10:50:00 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Jan 2013, 10:50:33 GMT
Kirk Douglas says:
Hmm not sure how egg numbers relates to human contact...although I'm pretty sure I will at least have seen/spoken to the person that sold me the eggs?

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013, 11:01:49 GMT
Simon says:
Internet shopping not your thing? I often get stuck behind those that shuffle to the check-out in their slippers.
Good sport but not a fair contest.
I am bored now, will let you have the last word... and will make it a point to follow your reviews.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2013, 11:05:03 GMT
Kirk Douglas says:
I thought you let me have the last word in the previous thread?

Surely if I bought the eggs on the internet, I would have had contact with the person delivering them?

Maybe I own some chickens? Yes, that must be it.
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