I'LL FORGIVE YOU BEFORE I KILL YOU (1970)-LETTERBOXED PRINT.
Bandits under their leader Ramon (Fernando Sancho) take the passengers of a stagecoach as hostages. The bandits want to spend some time in a safe place, namely a coaching inn. Walton (Richard Harrison), the owner of that place, is a retired former gunman, though. He has hidden his guns away, but when the bandits start killing the hostages and threatening his wife (Erika Blanc) and son, it's time for Walton to get the guns back, right? But things are getting even worse as his former worst enemy Stevens (Bruno Corazzari) is also on his way to the station. A great cast makes this Spaghetti one to see if you're a fan of the genre.
AMONGST VULTURES aka FRONTIER HELLCAT (1964)-LETTERBOXED PRINT.
Director: Alfred Vohrer, Stars: Pierre Brice, Götz George, Elke Sommer, and Stewart Granger. Old Surehand and Winnetou investigate the murders of a mother and daughter. The surviving husband believes that his wife and daughter were murdered by Indians, but Old Surehand suspects that it is the work of a gang of robbers and bandits known as The Vultures, who disguise themselves as Indians while committing their crimes. AMONGST VULTURES is an exciting Western that contains adventures , action , crossfire and gorgeous Yugoslavian exteriors magnificently photographed and in which takes place the emotive meeting between and Winnetou (Pierre Brice) and Old Surehand (Stewart Granger) replacing to Old Shatterhand (Lex Barker) . This is a thrilling and stirring adventure based on Karl May novel with two agreeable characters as Old Surehand and Winnetou , being stunningly played by Stewart Granger as an expert scout and Pierre Brice as an Apache chief respectively . Old Surehand and Winnetou investigate the murders of a mother and daughter at Bouman's ranch .
BASTARDS GO AND KILL CHACO! (1971)-LETTERBOXED PRINT.
Director: Gino Mangini, Writer: Sergio Garrone. Stars: George Eastman, Lincoln Tate, Antonella Steni. Extremely RARE western starring George Eastman. Chaco, a Mexican on the run from just about everyone, is framed for the killing of a couple of Mexican cattlemen. Everyone knows he's innocent but the evidence is substantial. Chaco escapes and with the help of a bounty hunter, goes after the real murderers.
POKER WITH PISTOLS (1967)-LETTERBOXED PRINT.
A little-known genre entry that seems to divide those who have seen it. It has been called completely forgettable by some, but others think it’s one of the best films of director Vari, a solid runner-up in the spaghetti western directors division. It has both George Eastman (Luigi Montefiori) and George Hilton in fine form, and was written by some of the finest screenwriters in the business, Ferdinando di Leo and Augusto Caminito. It is full of twists, turns and sudden revelations, which makes it also hard for reviewers to write about the movie without giving too much away …The film opens with an extended card game. Lucas (Eastman), a professional card player, is challenged – and beaten – by a mysterious passer-by called Terrail (Hilton). Completely cleaned out, he borrows money from a Mexican called Lazar (José Torres), but is again beaten by Terrail, who makes him an unusual offer: he is willing to pay Lucas’ debts to the Mexican if Lucas, in return, is willing to bring a wagon containing a useless load of paper (!) to the town of Chamaco. Like you and me, Lucas asks himself what might be the catch, and soon he is in all kinds of trouble: the wagon is held up by a gang of Mexicans and the town of Chamaco is controlled by the shady businessman Masters (Mimmo Palmara), who doesn’t like people nosing around …
TWICE A JUDAS (1969)-LETTERBOXED PRINT, UNCUT WITH 6 MINUTES OF EXTRA FOOTAGE!
Directed by: Nando Cicero, Stars: Klaus Kinski, Antonio Sabato, Cristina Galbó. Luke Barrett, having lost his memory due to an accident, does not realize that Dingus had killed his wife and brother to take possession of the Barretts’ land and money. At first Luke trusts him, but while looking for his forgotten identity he discovers the truth. Nando Cicero's "Due Volte Giuda" aka. "Twice A Judas" of 1971 starring Antonio Sabato and the great Klaus Kinski, may not be a Spaghetti Western masterpiece, but it is certainly an entertaining and suspenseful and vastly underrated film.One aspect that makes this movie special is the amnesia story. This is one of the few Spaghetti Westerns to include amnesia, and the only one I've seen in which the topic of amnesia is actually one of the primary aspects of the plot, which follows a man (Antonio Sabato), who wakes up with a grazing gunshot wound to his head, next to a corpse in the middle of the desert, and has no clue who he is. The first half hour of the movie is quite confusing, and that's what maintains the suspense.
FURY OF JOHNNY KID (196)-RARE ENGLISH DUBBED VERSION!, LETTERBOXED PRINT!
It is Shakespeares Romeo and Julia goes Italo Western . For years there is a battle between the californian rancher family's Campos and Mountos. Also as Johny (Peter Lee Lawrence) the son of the Mountos, and Giuletta (Christina Galbo) daughter of the Campos fall in love , but the fight does not end, but rather gets more vicious with terrible consequences ...Nice to see at the end, in his only Italo Western appearance, Paul Naschy as DEATH who execute the survivors !!!
GREAT TREASURE HUNT (1972)-LETTERBOXED PRINT.
Director: Tonino Ricci, Stars: Mark Damon, Stelvio Rosi, Luis Marín. Lovable rogue Dean Madison (played by the charming Mark Damon, always good as a lovable rogue!) enlists a French munitions expert and his "niece" (played by the luscious Rosalba Neri--she and Damon would be reunited the next year in DEVIL'S WEDDING NIGHT) to help save his brother Sam, who has just been caught while robbing a bank. After that incident is resolved, about one-third of the way into the film, a blind man named Felipe is waiting for the quartet, and explains that he was kept prisoner and tortured by a mad Mexican general who has appointed himself as "El Supremo" and has built an impregnable fortress which is filled with gold. He suggests the quartet work with him to get that gold, so they head toward Mexico and thus begins the Great Treasure Hunt of the title.
THE NIGHT OF THE SERPENTS (1969)-LETTERBOXED PRINT.
Director: Giulio Petroni, Stars: Luke Askew, Luigi Pistilli, Magda Konopka. Giulio Petroni directed some very good spaghetti westerns during his short career, among them DEATH RIDES A HORSE, TEPEPA, AND FOR A ROOF A SKYFULL OF STARS, and this very obscure 1969 story of intrigue and murder, NIGHT OF THE SERPENTS (NEST OF VIPERS, RINGO KILL) starring the little known American actor Luke Askew and genre regulars Luigi Pistilli and William Bogard. Luke plays Luke, a gringo saved from death in the desert by bandit leader Bogard, whose men treat the Americano like the drunken fool he is. He's been inside a tequila bottle for a long time (later on we find out why) and is chosen to be a sacrifice in a plot hatched by Federale Lieutenant Hernandez (Pistilli). The plot? Kill Manuel, a kid who stands to inherit 10,000 dollars, and all of Manuel's relatives want a piece of it. Askew is good as the drunk, nervously rubbing his lips and eyeing bottles of tequila he can't afford. When he decides to sober up and take a stand the hair on your neck will stand up. The drunk fights like he's ten feet tall, says one of Bogard's men. Chelo Alonso is along for the ride as Manuel's immoral aunt, and the entire cast is good, as is the music by Riz Ortolani.
THE RELENTLESS 4 (1965)-LETTERBOXED PRINT.
Director: Primo Zeglio, Stars: Adam West, Claudio Undari, Dina Loy. When Texas Ranger Sam Garrett (Adam West of "Batman") thwarts a quartet of greedy bounty hunters from collecting the loot on a recently cleared outlaw's head, these maniacal man hunters frame him for the death of a cattle baron. The title of this low-budget spaghetti western refers to these trigger-happy homicidal hombres. The Relentless Four" has a superb musical score from veteran composers Marcello Giombini & Franco Pisano. This gritty looking western appears to have been lensed on the same set that Sergio Leone used for "A Fistful of Dollars." Miguel Fernandez Mila's wide-screen cinematography is pretty good.
TORREJON CITY (1962)-IN SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBS, LETTERBOXED PRINT.
Director: León Klimovsky, Stars: Tony Leblanc, May Heatherly, Mara Laso. Extremely rare early Spaghetti western by Leon Klimovsky. Tom Rodriguez, a young cowboy, arrives in Torrejón City. However in Torrejón City the unsuspecting Tom is mistaken for the famous outlaw Tim El Malo and the people want to lynch him. Just in time the local sheriff discovers the mistake. He apologizes and both he and Tom hunt for real outlaw Tim El Malo.
TOMB OF THE PISTOLERO (1964)-In Spanish with english subs, letterboxed print.
This is an early Spanish western in B&W directed by Amando de Ossorio (Night of the Living Dead). Tom Bogarde travels from Boston to the small western mining town of Person, where on arrival he mentions he is the brother of Jack Bogarde, who was assassinated a few weeks ago, he then is completely shut out. By no means anxious to leave, Tom begins to look for people who will be able to tell him about the death of his brother... Cast: George Martin (Tom Bogarde), Luis Vilar, Mercedes Alonso (Russ Brandon), Silvia Solar (Taffy), Jack Taylor (Herbert Brandon), Luis Induni (sheriff), Frank Braña.
4 BULLETS FOR JOE (1964)- In Italian with english subs, letterboxed print.
Cast: Paul Piaget (Frank Dalton), Fernando Casanova (as Fred Canow)(Sheriff Paul), Liz Poitel (as Liz Puter)(Katy Dalton). A man named Joe is mysteriously killed just as he is about to leave a small Kansas town with his girlfriend, Katy. At the inquest, one of Joe's old girlfriend claims she saw Katy shoot Joe. On this evidence alone, Katy is condemned to death. Desperate, she attempts an escape and is run down by a runaway wagon and killed. Sometime later, her brother, notorious gunslinger, Franck Dalton, rides into town swearing vengeance for his sister's death. All of a sudden, the town experiences an outbreak of murders, as one by one all those involved in Katy's death are gunned down.
KILLER ADIOS (1968)-
Finally, a beautiful widescreen print of this awesome spaghetti western! Jess Vrain returns to town at the request of a former friend to find that everything has changed. Not only has his ex-girlfriend become a refined lady but someone is killing people with the only clue being a rare Winchester rifle. Director: Primo Zeglio, Cast: Peter Lee Lawrence (Jess Bryan/Vrain), Marisa Solinas (Sheila Simpson), Eduardo Fajardo (Sam Ringold), Armando Calvo (Bill Bragg), Rosalba Neri.
DUEL AT SUNDOWN (1965)-In german with english subs.
Cast: Peter van Eyck (Don McGow), Carole Gray (Nancy Parker/Greenwood), Wolfgang Kieling (Punch Parker/Greenwood), Terence Hill (as Mario Girotti) (Larry McGow), Carl Lange (pastor), Walter Barnes (Pa McGow). Arizona, 1890. Rancher McDow has two sons: Don, the eldest, is head above the rest and Larry, the younger one, lives in his shadow. His silent admiration for his brother slowly changes to hate. To prove to himself and his family that he has become a real man, Larry chooses a path of crime and violence...
A MINUTE TO PRAY...A SECOND TO DIE (1968)
Uncut version runs 20 minutes longer (118 minutes) than the US dvd release. Cast: Alex Cord (Clay McCord), Arthur Kennedy (Marshal Roy W. Colby), Robert Ryan (Governor Lem Carter). Clay McCord (Alex Cord) is a former outlaw determined to live the life of a law-abiding citizen. Colby (Arthur Kennedy) is the town marshall who keeps law and order. Not far from the peaceful town is a haven for criminals led by Kraut (Mario Brega), a trigger happy outlaw who welcomes those who are wanted by the law. McCord worries that he may have the epilepsy that plagued his father and hastened his demise. He battles the sadistic gunman while hoping for a pardon from the sympathetic governor (Robert Ryan). He also falls for the lovely Laurinda (Nicoletta Machiavelli) as he walks between the two worlds of the law and the lawless in this action-packed and often bloody western adventure.
RED COATS (1975)-Letterboxed print.
Cormack the Mountie. Most feared by the rugged pioneer villains at the turn of the century. Cormack (Fabio Testi) has a mysterious bond with 'Caribou', an outlaw that the Mountie had jailed and has now escaped from prison. Caribou (Guido Mannari) returns to seek revenge from his captor and the tension mounts as kidnapping, danger and the fierce Canadian winter hinder Cormack's dogged pursuit of this cunning enemy. Lionel Stander has a decent role as Doctor Higgins in this decent western style film from director Joe D'Amato.
7 FROM TEXAS (1964)-Letterboxed print.
Cast: Paul Piaget (Bob Carey / Gringo), Claudio Undari (as Robert Hundar)(Ringo), Fernando Sancho (Scometti), Gloria Milland (Mary/Maria). 10 minutes longer than previous versions! A young man called Bob Carey (Paul Piaget)is released from prison. He has spent five years in jail for shooting a man in a duel; although he maintained it was self-defense, the three brothers of the victim, led by Ringo (Robert Hundar) have sentenced him to death.This effort from director Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent is definitely a pre-Leone western. It has the feel of a classic American western and - very typical for these early Spanish westerns - vengeance is still presented as a reprehensible feeling. Even Fernando Sancho's ebullient trouble-maker is another indication that we're in pre-Leone land: he's not yet the Mexican villain he'd soon become (thanks to the Ringo movies).
HATE IS MY GOD (1969)-In Italian with english subs, letterboxed print.
Man, this is one demented spaghetti western!! Director: Claudio Gora and starring Tony Kendall and Carlo Giordana. A young man returns to his village, and with the help of a black-clad stranger, seeks revenge for the murder of his brother against three men who are now notable men of the town. This one is really offbeat, I wonder what the director was thinking back then. Think awkward scenes of sadistic violence accompanied by happy music, hysterical laughter, bizarre behavior. Valerio Fioravanti - young Vincent Kearney (as Giusva Fioravanti):Child actor who later became a neo-fascist terrorist. Was arrested and convicted for homicide of policemen and for the slaughter in Bologna station.
CAVALRY CHARGE (1964)-In Spanish with english subs, letterboxed print.
One of four Spanish westerns directed by Ramón Torrado between 1964-1965. Starring: Alan Scott, Frank Latimore, Diana Lorys, María Silva, Alfonso Rojas, Juan Cortés & Luis Barboo. Paul, a Mountie, has been expelled from Fort Calgary for having an affair with the Major's fiancée. While on his way to his new post, he meets Valerie, a young woman whose carriege is stuck in a river. Once at the fort he finds out that Valerie is Inspector Bedford's fiancée, but he keeps seeing her anyway. One day, while on patrol, Paul sees how some settlers kill a few Indians. After making a report, other Mounties go after the murderers while Paul is placed under arrest by the jealous Inspector Bedford. Meanwhile, the Indians led by Chief Brown Bear want to avenge their dead braves and they start a war against the settlers.
WHO KILLED JOHNNY RINGO? (1966)-In Italian with english subs, letterboxed print.
Lex Barker, Joachim Fuchsberger and Marianne Koch star. Euro-Western from the sixties about an assumed-dead gangster who wants to implicate a totally innocent man to pay for the crimes that he has committed in order to give the slip to his avengers and persecutors. Directed by Jose luis Madrid.
PITILESS COLT OF THE GRINGO (1966)-In Italian with english subs.
Director: José Luis Madrid, Cast: Germana Monteverdi Mercedes, Carlo Fabrizi, Luigi Guiliani. The story is about a guy judged for a crime he hasn't done, and, after having been in prison, comes back to get his revenge, searching and killing the enemies one after another. The revenge becomes less important than the actual happenings in the town "Paradiso", and the love stories with Cora and Lois. The music is OK, not the best Francesco De Masi, but i really loved the opening song "A man must Fight".
THE TERRIBLE SHERIFF (1962)-In Italian with english subs.
Two brothers, Bull and Jonathan Bullivan, witness the murder of bandit Black Boy who had been terrorizing Golden City. The bandit had been put in place by the city mayor, who wants the local residents to leave so that he can keep their land, where there is oil. The two brothers eat a chicken that has been fed with a strong tonic and they become sort of invincible for a few minutes. The mayor, pressured by the villagers, appoints the Bullivan Brothers as sheriffs and tasks them with the arrest of Black Boy. Stars Walter Chiari and Raimondo Vianello and directed by Alberto De Martino.
$4 FOR REVENGE (1968)-Letterboxed.
Director: Jaime Jesús Balcázar, Stars: Robert Woods, Dana Ghia, Angelo Infanti. Bandits ambush Capt. Roy Dexter of the U.S. Cavalry while he and his men escort a fortune in Confederate gold coins. Only Dexter survives the attack. He's subsequently sentenced to life in prison on the false belief he masterminded the ambush. Escaping from prison, Dexter sets about tracking down and exposing the true culprits.