A "bottom of the pasta plate" spaghetti western
Raymond Rice | Presque Isle, ME USA | 09/27/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Originally titled "C'è Sartana... vendi la pistola e comprati la bara" (or, "I Am Sartana...Trade Your Guns for a Coffin"), this is one of the many sequels to the wildly successful "Sartana." Alas, this is also one of the hundreds of absolutely, positively terrible-in-every-way spaghetti westerns: bad acting, bad production values, bad writing, and just generally a bad idea. The director, Giuliano Carmineo, is responsible for such later dreck as "Death Warriors" and "Poker in Bed." The writer, Tito Carpi, is best known for such bottom-feeder material as "Thor, the Conqueror" and the deathless "Buck at the Edge of Heaven" (no joke). And its stars, George Hilton and Charles Southwood (whose penultimate film was "She No Longer Talks She Shoots"--again, no joke), are pale reflections in a cloudy mirror on a rainy day of Clint Eastwood and Franco Nero. In short, a relentlessly bad parodic western made by a cast and crew who specialized in exploitation flicks (mainly horror)--and fun only as a lark or a lesson in how cinema will, eventually, make anything by anybody, if someone thinks it will earn them a buck."
Not as bad as I thought, but still a ripoff
Benjamin Denes | Canada | 08/04/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this film ...for a laugh, but was actually kinda surprised that it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. It's still a rip-off of both Leone's 'Fistful of Dollars' and 'For a Few Dollars More', but is mildly entertaining for spaghetti western fans. Still, it should have been titled under it's other moniker, 'Trade Your Pistol in for a Coffin'"
Very unbelievable gun play-put a smile on my face
A. Dabbraccio | new york | 02/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"this movie was great, the dubbing was real bad but who cares, if you like westerns you'll like this movie, awesome gun play and bad acting make it fun to watch. The ending showdown is must see, I laugh every time i watch it."
A Great Spaghetti Western!!! A Not So Great DVD!!!
Jason Pumphrey | Falls Church, Virginia United States | 12/29/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great spaghetti western!!! It's full of that classic spaghetti action and comedy!!! It's nice to see these classics on DVD, but this movie deserves much,much better!!! The three star rating is for the movie, not the DVD, which looks like a SLP VHS tape!!! The picture is terrible, well, for a DVD anyway!!! But the sound is actually good, still this DVD is pretty bad. This DVD is not widescreen either and the picture is severely cropped!!!"