Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Burt Reynolds, Aldo Sambrell, Nicoletta Machiavelli, Fernando Rey, Tanya Lopert
Director: Sergio Corbucci
Genres: Westerns, Indie & Art House
Studio: Tcfhe/mgm Release Date: 05/13/2008 Run time: 93 minutes Rating: Nr
Sebastian Haselbeck | Germany | 02/23/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Navajo Joe suffers from mediocre makeup effects and below average scenery, but it makes up in story intensity, drama and most of all music. Morricone's score gives you goosebumps and it makes the movie so much more emotional. The reason why people are longing to see this movie on DVD, is that it is a quintessential Spaghetti Western, one of the must see films of the genre, with the music so popular, the star so famous and the finale so memorable, it is a wonder MGM hasn't released this one years ago (this is a copy of my review I wrote at the Spaghetti Western Database, swdb.info)"
Smokey and the Bandit meets the Spaghetti Western
Robert S. Clay Jr. | St. Louis, MO., USA | 10/08/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Burt Reynolds (before his frantic car chase days)plays a Native-American Man-With-No-Name in an Italian western straight out of the mid-1960s, when these things were a fad. Burt is tight-lipped and stoic as he trails a band of killers who murdered his wife and other innocent victims in a "scalphunter" raid. The outlaw gang looks like a reunion of Sergio Leone extras. The plot is one long search and destroy as "Joe" (a/k/a Burt Reynolds) wreaks havoc on the bad guys. One definite strength of the film is the exciting background music, by Ennio Morricone. (The same composer who did the Clint Eastwood Italian westerns). Anyway, don't expect a John Ford classic western. The desolate Spanish countryside is no comparison to Monument Valley. There is no poetry and art here. Only brutal, fast, and violent action, which takes place with very little fake blood spilling all over the screen. The final showdown in the Indian grave-yard has an air of mystery and tragedy as our hero fights to the death among his ancestors. The last scene of the riderless Indian pony manages some slight poignancy. European westerns, much as Japanese science-fiction movies, are not for everybody. Those with the acquired taste should find this one a likable time-waster. Love that crazy drumbeat and human voice combination in the theme music"
Very Violent but Good Spaghetti Western
gobirds2 | New England | 06/26/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Burt Reynolds in the title role takes out revenge on Aldo Sanbrell and his gang in this extremely violent and unsympathetic Spaghetti Western. This film shows off Reynolds' great physique and athletic prowess (circa 1966) under Sergio Corbucci's direction. Ennio Morricone (Leo Nichols) composed a rather over the top pseudo-American Indian score which is just wild. The final confrontation between Reynolds and Sanbrell is so incredible it has to be seen."
Young Burt Reynolds saves the lives of the Indians.
James McDonald | Southern California | 12/09/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Here is an interesting early Burt Reynolds film released in 1966. It is a foreign film of Italian-Spanish. An interesting role for Burt Reynolds because in real-life he has Indian in him. Reynolds was probably the age of 29 at the time this was filmed. Good western. The villain, "Duncan" likes to scalp Indians. Navajo Joe (Burt Reynolds) looks out for his people on a white horse. Even when the saloon girls try to make a run for it to get away from the evil Duncan, Navajo Joe saves the girls lives. Native Indians will like the ending of this one. I would like to recommend My Name Is Nobody (1973), starring the unforgetable Terence Hill, with Henry Fonda and Steve Kanaly (Kanaly later co-starred in the "Dallas" tv series)."