"The King of B-Westerns & Serials...VCI Entertainment ~ Any
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 12/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"VCI Entertainment presents "Any Gun Can Play" (1967) (Dolby digitally remastered)...also known as "For a Few Bullets More", "Go Kill and Come Back" and "Vado... l'ammazzo e torno" (Original Foreign title) Italian production featuring George Hilton, Gilbert Roland, Edd Byrnes and Kareen O'Hara...storyline of this Spaghetti Western is well thought out, with an opening that will have you reaching for your six guns...our cast works so well together, especially Gilbert Roland who steals every scene he appears in...just picture a bounty hunter, crooked banker and a bandit all searching for a fortune of buried gold...the music builds from composer Francesco De Masi and lends so much to the action with hard riding thrown in...shades of the famous showdown from "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" fall into place...this is not a classic, but a little gem just waiting to be discovered by movie goers who appreciate a thought provoking screenplay and good film making....this above average B-Western will keep you guessing to the very last scene, great entertainment...no one will ever forget The Stranger, The Bandit and The Banker...relive those thrilling days when good drama took us down the dusty trails and plains to exciting adventures.
Under director and screenwriter Enzo G. Castellari, producer Edmondo Amanti, screenplay by Giovanni Simonelli, music composed by Francesco de Masi...the cast include George Hilton (The Stranger/Django/Bounty Hunter), Gilbert Roland (Monetero/the bandit), Edd Byrnes (Clayton/the banker), Kareen O'Hara (Marisol/'Guapa')........special footnote, actor Edd Byrnes found bit parts in films before he moved to a new TV series called "77 Sunset Strip" (1958), along with actors Efrem Zimbalist Jr and Roger Smith, Edd played a hip talking parking lot attendant named "Kookie", with a tag line of "Baby, you're the grinchiest", became a household phrase along with combing your hair in the manner and style of "Kookie"........meanwhile back to the film, there is a great deal of entertainment here for "B-Western" fans out there...all courtesy of VCI Entertainment, who in my humble opinion is the best there is in restoring early serials and features like this one.
1. Edd Byrnes
Birth Date: 7/30/1933 - New York, New York
Died: Still Living
2. Gilbert Roland (aka: Luis Antonio Dámaso de Alonso)
Birth Date: 12/11/1905 - Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Died: 5/15/1994 - Beverly Hills, California (cancer)
1. The Stranger
2. Train Robbery
3. Looking for the Traitor
4. Monetero is Captured
5. The Escape
6. The Medalion Crest
7. Clayton & the Stranger
8. Monetero & Clayton
9. Bath House Brawl
10.Search for the Gold
Coming soon January 2006 from VCI Home Video on DVD..."FLAMING FRONTIERS" (1938), Universal Serial with 15 chapters, featuring Johnny Mack Brown, Eleanor Hansen, John Archer, James Blaine and Ralph Bowman..."OREGON TRAIL" (1939), another Universal Serial with 15 exciting chapters featuring Johnny Mack Brown, Fuzzy Knight, Roy Barcoft and Charles King..."THE TALL TEXAN" (1953), full length feature starring Lloyd Bridges, Lee J Cobb, Luther Adler and Marie Windsor...watch for more details on VCI Entertainment and Amazon your two favorite sites for serials and B-Westerns.
Great job by VCI Entertainment for releasing the "Any Gun Can Play" (1967), digital transfere with a clean, clear and crisp print...looking forward to more of the same from the '40s, '50s and '60s vintage...order your copy now from Amazon or VCI Entertainment, stay tuned once again with a top notch Westerns from VCI...so saddle up and get ready for some hard riding and adventure that only VCI Entertainment (King of the Serials) can deliver...just the way we like 'em!
Total Time: 105 mins on DVD ~ VCI Entertainment 8263 ~ (1/29/2002)"