Dir. Enzo G. Castellari, 1968.
Italy. 90 min.
Trailer: Danielle Burgos
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Johnny Hamilton returns home from the civil war only to learn his father has been murdered, and his mother has married his Uncle! The alleged murderer, a bandit named Santana, was after a shipment of gold that Johnny’s father supposedly hid away for himself. Uncle Claude claims to have wrought vengeance by killing Santana. Smelling a rat, Johnny embarks on an embroiled path to uncover the truth and exact retribution.
Springboarding off an idea from Sergio Corbucci (DJANGO), director Enzo G. Castellari (THE INGLORIOUS BASTARDS, 1990: The Bronx Warriors) deftly transposes the bard’s classic tale of introspective vengeance to a gritty, violent, oft gothic and near psychedelic western all'italiana milieu. While the soliloquies are more laconic than poetic, Castellari’s exciting film is replete with ghostly visions, wild stunts, garish sets, flying fists, gunfights galore, intrigue, betrayal and not one, but two crucifixions!
“Castellari’s best, most original western…its style is exuberant!” - Alex Cox
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