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Post by sol » May 18th, 2018, 12:15 pm

Once Upon a Time in the WestShow
1. Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973)
2. The Four of the Apocalypse (1975)
3. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
4. Day of the Outlaw (1959)
5. The Hired Hand (1971)
6. In Old Arizona (1928)
7. Soldier Blue (1970)
8. Go West (1925)
9. Heartland (1979)
10. Will Penny (1967)
11. Forty Guns (1957)
12. Oh, Susanna! (1936)
13. The Eyes of Fire (1983)
14. The Lone Ranger (2013)
15. I Shot Jesse James (1949)
16a. Arie Prerie (1964) 23 min +
16b. Rowdy Ann (1919) 21min +
16c. Friends (1912) 17 min = 61mins

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Three Old West short films, my favourite of which was Rowdy Ann, starring Fay Tincher - a highly talented actress who I was not familiar with prior to this. Conflict arises from Tincher being considered too manly by her family (she gets into boxing matches and chases porters on moving train roofs with loaded guns) and being sent away to boarding school. Arie Prerie was pretty cool too though - a wordless comedy from the director Ruka in which the characters communicate only through song. The story has 'Lone Ranger' aspects to it, with a really intense bit involving a burning cigar and a rope. Friends is unfortunately nowhere near as polished as the other two shorts, spinning a pretty dull tale of a woman unwittingly romancing her beau's best friend while he is away prospecting for gold, but some early use of reaction shot editing is certainly notable.
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Post by sol » May 18th, 2018, 2:11 pm

Once Upon a Time in the WestShow
1. Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973)
2. The Four of the Apocalypse (1975)
3. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
4. Day of the Outlaw (1959)
5. The Hired Hand (1971)
6. In Old Arizona (1928)
7. Soldier Blue (1970)
8. Go West (1925)
9. Heartland (1979)
10. Will Penny (1967)
11. Forty Guns (1957)
12. Oh, Susanna! (1936)
13. The Eyes of Fire (1983)
14. The Lone Ranger (2013)
15. I Shot Jesse James (1949)
16a. Arie Prerie (1964) 23 min +
16b. Rowdy Ann (1919) 21min +
16c. Friends (1912) 17 min = 61mins
17. Cimarron Strip: Whitey (1967)

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Okay western about a young gang member tricked into thinking that he has killed a man by a sneaky marshal who wants him to give up his gang's whereabouts in exchange for a reduced sentence. Performances are all quite adequate, with the standout being Pete Kastner (best known for You're a Big Boy Now and Nobody Waved Good-bye) as the duped gang member, despite some wishy-washy character motivations. The then 23 year old actor though looks too old to be playing a teenager who everything keeps referring to as "just a kid".
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Post by cinephage » May 18th, 2018, 2:46 pm

04. The Battle at Apache Pass, by George Sherman (1952) 7,5/10

A nice, pro-indian western with a solid sense of direction.

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01. Da uomo a uomo, by Giulio Petroni (1967) 7,5/10
02. The Missouri Breaks, by Arthur Penn (1976) 7/10
03. Ramrod, by Andre de Toth (1947) 8/10

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Post by PUNQ » May 18th, 2018, 6:39 pm

Had a fairly slow week as far as movies goes. Visitors from abroad and a lot of Zelda on Switch has kept me busy, but I did manage to watch these:


38. Dead Men (2018, Royston Innes) - 4/10
--- A low-budget western of the modern varierty that tries to be a epic. A 3-HOUR EPIC! Even with it's faults I found myself weirdly liking this, but you got to be sure to be in the right mood for this short of thing. It's a fairly standard bad-man-runs-the-town scenario and it takes it's time without really doing that strong a character building. Still it has it's suspense and cool looking guys, so not a total waste. Just excessively long.


39. Stop Over in Hell (2016, Víctor Matellano) - 3/10
--- Pointless torture porn western. I mean, it was alright up until the bad men turned-up at the stagecoach stop. But after that it got bloody stupid.


40. Branded (II) (2017, Phil Gorn) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
--- Tries to be all mysterious and intricate, and fails on just about every level. I have actually seen worse, but this was really flirting with the bottom tire western-ish flicks I've seen in my lifetime.


41. The Mustanger and the Lady (2017, James Cotten) - 3/10
--- Filthy dull, not filthy great.... Stef Dawson's look was kind of intriguing though.


42. The Scent of Rain & Lightning (2017, Blake Robbins) - 4/10
--- Fairly captivating murder mystery in the modern west. Does fall under the spell of the usual misguidance of monotone whispering, bland production and lack likable characters. But I still felt it was watchable, even if nothing brilliant.


43. The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017, Jared Moshe) - 6/10
--- The trusted sidekick gets his story. That alone made this western worth watching.


44. Hostiles (2017, Scott Cooper) - 4/10
--- Showed so much promise before it quickly becomes white guilt on autopilot.



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1. Sin Town (1942, Ray Enright) - 5/10
2. A Tornado in the Saddle (1942, William Berke) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
3. Ghost Town Law (1942, Howard Bretherton) - 3/10
4. Riding the Wind (1942, Edward Killy) - 4/10
5. King of the Mounties (1942, William Witney) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
6. Land of the Open Range (1942, Edward Killy) - 4/10
7. Thundering Hoofs (1942, Lesley Selander) - 4/10
8. Pirates of the Prairie (1942, Howard Bretherton) - 4/10
9. Red River Robin Hood (1942, Lesley Selander) - 4/10
10. Fighting Frontier (1943, Lambert Hillyer) - 4/10
11. Sagebrush Law (1943, Sam Nelson) - 5/10
12. Saddles and Sagebrush (1943, William Berke) - 4/10
13. Valley of Hunted Men (1942, John English) - 3/10
14. Near the Rainbow's End (1930, J.P. McGowan) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
15. Son of Oklahoma (1932, Robert N. Bradbury) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
16. The Fighting Champ (1932, John P. McCarthy) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
17. Texas Gun Fighter (1932, Phil Rosen) - 3/10
18. Kid Courageous (1935, Robert N. Bradbury) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
19. Powdersmoke Range (1935, Wallace Fox) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
20. The Red Rope (1937, S. Roy Luby) - 3/10
21. Boots of Destiny (1937, Arthur Rosson) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
22. The Pal from Texas (1939, Harry S. Webb) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
23. Mesquite Buckaroo (1939, Harry S. Webb) - 1/10
24. Pinto Canyon (1940, Bernard B. Ray) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
25. Silent Valley (1935, Bernard B. Ray) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
26. Wild Horse Valley (1940, Ira Webb) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
27. The Return of Wild Bill (1940, Joseph H. Lewis) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
28. Hands Across the Rockies (1941, Lambert Hillyer) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
29. The Cowboy and the Blonde (1941, Ray McCarey) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
30. Man of Conquest (1939, George Nichols Jr.) - 4/10
31. Robbers of the Range (1941, Edward Killy) - 5/10
32. Cyclone on Horseback (1941, Edward Killy) - 4/10
33. Six-Gun Gold (1941, David Howard) - 4/10
34. The Bandit Trail (1941, Edward Killy) - 5/10
35. Dude Cowboy (1941, David Howard) - 4/10
36. Ridin' on a Rainbow (1941, Lew Landers) - 5/10
37. Back in the Saddle (1941, Lew Landers) - 5/10
38. Dead Men (2018, Royston Innes) - 4/10
39. Stop Over in Hell (2016, Víctor Matellano) - 3/10
40. Branded (II) (2017, Phil Gorn) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
41. The Mustanger and the Lady (2017, James Cotten) - 3/10
42. The Scent of Rain & Lightning (2017, Blake Robbins) - 4/10
43. The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017, Jared Moshe) - 6/10
44. Hostiles (2017, Scott Cooper) - 4/10
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Post by 72allinncallme » May 18th, 2018, 7:49 pm

11. Tall in the Saddle (1944)
12. Joe Dakota (1957)
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1. Greaser’s Palace (1972)
2. Oh, Susanna! (1936)
3. Faccia a faccia (1967)
4. The Proud Ones (1956)
5. Westward the Women (1951)
6. The Grey Fox (1982)
7. The Raid (1954)
8. Canyon Passage (1946)
9. Aferim! (2015)
10. Stars in My Crown (1950)
11. Tall in the Saddle (1944)
12. Joe Dakota (1957)

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Post by jvv » May 18th, 2018, 10:39 pm

3. Sentenza di morte (1968) aka Death Sentence - 4/10

Incredibly random script.
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1. La taglia è tua... l'uomo l'ammazzo io (1969) aka El Puro - 3/10
2. Prega il morto e ammazza il vivo (1971) aka Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead - 6.5/10
3. Sentenza di morte (1968) aka Death Sentence - 4/10

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Post by Simba63 » May 19th, 2018, 3:48 pm

48. Se sei vivo spara (1967) - 5/10
49. Vamos a matar, compañeros (1970) - 7/10

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Post by allisoncm » May 19th, 2018, 9:23 pm

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1. Pale Rider 3/10 Everything I hate about westerns: Clint Eastwood, violence, and dead animals.
2. Oh, Susanna! 4/10 This was pretty dumb. Gene Autry playing himself. Would work if I were a hardcore fan, but I’m not.
3. The Tall Men (1955) 5/10 Worth it for Jane Russell singing and Raoul Walsh directing. Otherwise…not much to see here, folks.
4. Terror in a Texas Town 5/10 Checked it out on Amazon Prime. They have a lot of westerns.
5. Keoma - 4/10 I find spaghetti westerns to be particularly bad. Starting with partial or full dubbing and the horrible situations. This dealt with racist characters and I am not into shootouts or violence, so I really hated this.
6. Una pistola per Ringo 5/10 - Not into the violence and rape and the main character who was just a mercenary.
7. Monte Walsh 1/10 Jeanne Moreau couldn’t save this movie. I didn’t find Monte Walsh, the character, all that likable.
8. Mannaja 4/10 Welcome to another movie where men are trying to be macho through violence and the women are basically prostitutes.
9. Man from Del Rio (1956) https://letterboxd.com/film/man-from-del-rio/
10. Broken Arrow (1950) 7.5 Yay, the first western I’ve liked for this challenge. https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/broken-arrow/
11. Bandidos (1967) 5/10 Spaghetti Western

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Post by jdidaco » May 19th, 2018, 10:45 pm

17. Fedra West/Io non perdono... uccido (Phaedra West, Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent, 1968) 7.5/10
18. Garringo (Dead Are Countless, Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969) 7/10

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1. Minnesota Clay (Sergio Corbucci, 1964) 7/10
2. La morte non conta I dollari (Death at Owell Rock, Riccardo Freda, 1967) 7/10
3. Apachen (Apaches, Gottfried Kolditz, 1973) 7/10
4. Blauvogel (Blue Bird, Ulrich Weiß, 1979) 9.5/10
5. El hombre que mató a Billy el Niño/...E divenne il più spietato bandito del sud (The Man Who Killed Billy the Kid, Julio Buchs, 1967) 7/10
6. Los desesperados/Quei disperati che puzzano di sudore e di morte (A Bullet for Sandoval, Julio Buchs, 1969) 8/10
7. Tutto per tutto (Go for Broke, Umberto Lenzi, 1968) 7.5/10
8. Una pistola per cento bare (Pistol for a Hundred Coffins, Umberto Lenzi, 1968) 8/10
9. 1000 dollari sul nero ($1,000 on the Black, Alberto Cardone, 1966) 8/10
10. Quanto costa morire (Cost of Dying, Sergio Merolle, 1968) 7.5/10
11. Réquiem para el gringo/Requiem per un gringo (Requiem for a Gringo, José Luis Merino & Eugenio Martín, 1968) 8/10
12. La cólera del viento/La collera del vento (The Wind's Fierce, Mario Camus, 1970) 9/10
13. Se incontri Sartana prega per la tua morte (If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death, Gianfranco Parolini, 1968) 7.5/10
14. Spara, Gringo, spara (Shoot, Gringo... Shoot!, Bruno Corbucci, 1968) 7/10
15. The Scavengers (Lee Frost, 1969) 6/10
16. Cry for Me, Billy (William A. Graham, 1972) 8/10

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Post by PUNQ » May 20th, 2018, 12:10 am

45. Justice (II) (2017, Richard Gabai) - 3/10
--- Unimpressive western.... but not totally off-putting. Clearly a low budget and all that, so as long as one is aware of it's limitations, Justice (2017) is digestible. But I don't know how rewarding the experience will be, except low.


46. Tombstone-Rashomon (2017, Alex Cox) - 2/10
--- Tombstone-Rashomon (2017) is a badly acted and produced western, focusing on "interviewing" the survivors of The Gunfight at the OK Corral, meaning we have to listen to a lot of poorly delivered gossip through most of the movie. Not exactly entertaining, even if the idea wasn't half bad.


47. Dead Again in Tombstone (2017, Roel Reiné) - 4/10
--- About 10-times cooler than most modern westerns. Doesn't mean it doesn't have issues. But that's all forgotten when seeing Danny Trejo in black riding into town on a buffalo!!!


48. Valley of Bones (2017, Dan Glaser) - 3/10
--- That was a pointless dig out west....


49. County Line (2017, Shea Sizemore) - 4/10
--- The likable old geezers made this tired county cop formula enjoyable. Not much more to this. Just your typical good old hunting down the bad guys type flick.... of the non-essential kind.


50. Down Mexico Way (1941, Joseph Santley) - 4/10
--- Down Mexico Way (1941) is pretty much what you'd expect from a Gene Autry vehicle. The Hollywood swindlers plot is just a backdrop and a excuse to go to Mexico and sing a few songs with beautiful women. A lot of fun, but oh so pointless at the same time.



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1. Sin Town (1942, Ray Enright) - 5/10
2. A Tornado in the Saddle (1942, William Berke) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
3. Ghost Town Law (1942, Howard Bretherton) - 3/10
4. Riding the Wind (1942, Edward Killy) - 4/10
5. King of the Mounties (1942, William Witney) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
6. Land of the Open Range (1942, Edward Killy) - 4/10
7. Thundering Hoofs (1942, Lesley Selander) - 4/10
8. Pirates of the Prairie (1942, Howard Bretherton) - 4/10
9. Red River Robin Hood (1942, Lesley Selander) - 4/10
10. Fighting Frontier (1943, Lambert Hillyer) - 4/10
11. Sagebrush Law (1943, Sam Nelson) - 5/10
12. Saddles and Sagebrush (1943, William Berke) - 4/10
13. Valley of Hunted Men (1942, John English) - 3/10
14. Near the Rainbow's End (1930, J.P. McGowan) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
15. Son of Oklahoma (1932, Robert N. Bradbury) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
16. The Fighting Champ (1932, John P. McCarthy) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
17. Texas Gun Fighter (1932, Phil Rosen) - 3/10
18. Kid Courageous (1935, Robert N. Bradbury) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
19. Powdersmoke Range (1935, Wallace Fox) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
20. The Red Rope (1937, S. Roy Luby) - 3/10
21. Boots of Destiny (1937, Arthur Rosson) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
22. The Pal from Texas (1939, Harry S. Webb) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
23. Mesquite Buckaroo (1939, Harry S. Webb) - 1/10
24. Pinto Canyon (1940, Bernard B. Ray) - 3/10 - FIRST CHECK!
25. Silent Valley (1935, Bernard B. Ray) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
26. Wild Horse Valley (1940, Ira Webb) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
27. The Return of Wild Bill (1940, Joseph H. Lewis) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
28. Hands Across the Rockies (1941, Lambert Hillyer) - 5/10 - FIRST CHECK!
29. The Cowboy and the Blonde (1941, Ray McCarey) - 4/10 - FIRST CHECK!
30. Man of Conquest (1939, George Nichols Jr.) - 4/10
31. Robbers of the Range (1941, Edward Killy) - 5/10
32. Cyclone on Horseback (1941, Edward Killy) - 4/10
33. Six-Gun Gold (1941, David Howard) - 4/10
34. The Bandit Trail (1941, Edward Killy) - 5/10
35. Dude Cowboy (1941, David Howard) - 4/10
36. Ridin' on a Rainbow (1941, Lew Landers) - 5/10
37. Back in the Saddle (1941, Lew Landers) - 5/10
38. Dead Men (2018, Royston Innes) - 4/10
39. Stop Over in Hell (2016, Víctor Matellano) - 3/10
40. Branded (II) (2017, Phil Gorn) - 2/10 - FIRST CHECK!
41. The Mustanger and the Lady (2017, James Cotten) - 3/10
42. The Scent of Rain & Lightning (2017, Blake Robbins) - 4/10
43. The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017, Jared Moshe) - 6/10
44. Hostiles (2017, Scott Cooper) - 4/10
45. Justice (II) (2017, Richard Gabai) - 3/10
46. Tombstone-Rashomon (2017, Alex Cox) - 2/10
47. Dead Again in Tombstone (2017, Roel Reiné) - 4/10
48. Valley of Bones (2017, Dan Glaser) - 3/10
49. County Line (2017, Shea Sizemore) - 4/10
50. Down Mexico Way (1941, Joseph Santley) - 4/10
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Post by sol » May 20th, 2018, 3:19 am

Once Upon a Time in the WestShow
1. Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973)
2. The Four of the Apocalypse (1975)
3. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
4. Day of the Outlaw (1959)
5. The Hired Hand (1971)
6. In Old Arizona (1928)
7. Soldier Blue (1970)
8. Go West (1925)
9. Heartland (1979)
10. Will Penny (1967)
11. Forty Guns (1957)
12. Oh, Susanna! (1936)
13. The Eyes of Fire (1983)
14. The Lone Ranger (2013)
15. I Shot Jesse James (1949)
16a. Arie Prerie (1964) 23 min +
16b. Rowdy Ann (1919) 21min +
16c. Friends (1912) 17 min = 61mins
17. Cimarron Strip: Whitey (1967)
18. Buck and the Preacher (1972)

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Harry Belafonte plays a quirky self-proclaimed preacher here who crosses paths with Sidney Poitier as wagon master who is resented by venegeful former slave owners since he helped their slaves flee in the aftermath of the American Civil War. Unfortunately Poitier is simply dull as the taciturn wagon master and all the attempts at humour (such as Poitier making Belafonte strip naked) feel pretty forced. The pacing never quite feels right either.
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Post by sol » May 20th, 2018, 2:57 pm

Once Upon a Time in the WestShow
1. Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973)
2. The Four of the Apocalypse (1975)
3. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
4. Day of the Outlaw (1959)
5. The Hired Hand (1971)
6. In Old Arizona (1928)
7. Soldier Blue (1970)
8. Go West (1925)
9. Heartland (1979)
10. Will Penny (1967)
11. Forty Guns (1957)
12. Oh, Susanna! (1936)
13. The Eyes of Fire (1983)
14. The Lone Ranger (2013)
15. I Shot Jesse James (1949)
16a. Arie Prerie (1964) 23 min +
16b. Rowdy Ann (1919) 21min +
16c. Friends (1912) 17 min = 61mins
17. Cimarron Strip: Whitey (1967)
18. Buck and the Preacher (1972)
19a. The Paleface (1922) 20min +
19b. The Frozen North (1922) 17min +
19c. Out West (1918) 25min = 62mins

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The Paleface begins on awkward borderline racist note with much of the humour derived from Buster Keaton fooling and tricking an easily duped group of Amerindians. Things improve in the second half though as he becomes 'one of them' and the short features some of his career best stunt work, bouncing into trees, falling from great heights and being burned alive. The Frozen North on the other hand begins superbly with a hilarious bit in which Keaton uses a cardboard cut-out to rob a place, but the story subsequently develops into random and disjointed skits. The ending is also quite lame by standards today, but it might have well been the first time that such a type of ending was ever used in a film. Out West is a pre-Keaton stardom short in which he has to play second fiddle to Fatty Arbuckle, not even turning up until over four minutes in. It goes without saying that Keaton's stunts are funnier than Arbuckle's bumbling. The best gag though comes from a clock raising its hands during a stick-up.
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Post by jvv » May 20th, 2018, 4:31 pm

4. ¡Mátalo! (1970) - 3.5/10

I'm pretty sure drugs were involved in the making of this movie.
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1. La taglia è tua... l'uomo l'ammazzo io (1969) aka El Puro - 3/10
2. Prega il morto e ammazza il vivo (1971) aka Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead - 6.5/10
3. Sentenza di morte (1968) aka Death Sentence - 4/10
4. ¡Mátalo! (1970) - 3.5/10

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Post by maxwelldeux » May 20th, 2018, 6:13 pm

18. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

Quite enjoyed this one. I had seen the comments about how the Native Americans were portrayed in this film, and I have to agree that it was an atypical and generally positive portrayal. The violence in the film seemed to come from a reasonable moral compass, too. A lot of cool battle scenes and a nice satisfying ending. Enjoyed this way more than I thought i would.

19. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

A surprisingly good moral tale. I don't think I was quite mentally prepared for the ethical struggles raised in this film and fell back into some anachronistic thinking, but I enjoyed the message and the tale. A bunch of guys standing silently at a bar drinking was a surprisingly powerful visual.
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1. Rio Bravo (1959)
2. Dead Aim (1975)
3. Westworld: The Original (2017)
4. My Darling Clementine (1946)
5. Dead Man (1995)
6. Si può fare... Amigo AKA Bulldozer Is Back Amigo (1972)
7. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
8. The Lone Ranger (2013)
9. The Grand Duel (1972)
10. Hell's Hinges (1916)
11. True Grit (2010)
12. Westworld: Chestnut (2016)
13. Westworld: The Stray (2016)
14. El Topo (1970)
15. Stagecoach (1939)
16. Westworld: Dissonance Theory (2016)
17. Red River (1948)
18. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
19. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

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Post by blocho » May 20th, 2018, 6:19 pm

2. Vanishing Point

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Post by hurluberlu » May 20th, 2018, 8:17 pm

8. El Topo (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1970) 9-
9. Ride the High Country (Sam Peckinpah, 1962) [Rewatch] 8->8-
10. Canyon Passage (Jacques Tourneur, 1946) 6
11. High Plains Drifter (Clint Eastwood, 1973) [Rewatch] 7+->8-
The SternShow
1. [7min] Pendaison à Jefferson City (Jean Durand, 1911) 5+/10
[13min] La Prairie en Feu (Jean Durand, 1912) 6-/10
[13min] Cent Dollars mort ou vif (Jean Durand, 1912) 6-/10
[9min] Un mariage au revolver (Jean Durand, 1912) 6/10
[17min] The Railway of Death / Le Railway de la Mort (Jean Durand, 1912) 7-/10
[13min] Coeur Ardent (Jean Durand, 1912) 6+/10
2. The Proud Ones (Robert D. Webb, 1956) 6+
3. The Four of the Apocalypse... / I quattro dell'apocalisse (Lucio Fulci, 1975) 6
4. Seraphim Falls (David Von Ancken, 2006) [Rewatch] 7+ -> 7
5. I Shot Jesse James (Samuel Fuller, 1949) 7
6. The Ballad of Cable Hogue (Sam Peckinpah, 1970) [Rewatch] 7->7-
7. A Bullet for the General / Quién sabe? (Damiano Damiani, 1967) 7+
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Post by Simba63 » May 21st, 2018, 2:19 am

50. Dio perdona... Io no! (1967) - 6/10
51. Django il bastardo (1969) - 5/10
52. The Big Country (1958) - 8/10
53. La taglia è tua... l'uomo l'ammazzo io (1969) - 5/10

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Post by frbrown » May 21st, 2018, 6:15 am

15. Blindman (1971)
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1. The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)
2. Monte Walsh (1970)
3. Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot! (1967)
4. The Great K & A Train Robbery (1926)
5. Hang 'Em High (1968)
6. Ace High (1968)
7. Oh, Susanna! (1936)
8. The Unforgiven (1960)
9. Winds of the Wasteland (1936)
10. Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
11. Man in the Shadow (1957)
12. Una pistola per Ringo (1965)
13. Calamity Jane (1953)
14. If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death (1968)
15. Blindman (1971)
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Post by frbrown » May 21st, 2018, 6:25 am

Looking at PUNQ's posts, I had no idea there were so many westerns still being made!
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Post by cinephage » May 21st, 2018, 10:00 am

05. Rough Night in Jericho, by Arnold Laven (1967) 8/10

Quite a nice surprise !! A solid, mostly classic western, but I really enjoyed the way it was told.

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01. Da uomo a uomo, by Giulio Petroni (1967) 7,5/10
02. The Missouri Breaks, by Arthur Penn (1976) 7/10
03. Ramrod, by Andre de Toth (1947) 8/10
04. The Battle at Apache Pass, by George Sherman (1952) 7,5/10

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Post by 3eyes » May 21st, 2018, 2:19 pm

Forgive me for not scrolling carefully, but has anyone seen the original uncut version of the 1975 Zorro starring Alain Delon? I found the Movie Digest condensed version on the Roku Channel (tho it may be gone by now) and that apparently is all that KG has. The 1 minute I watched was a VHS rip with terrible dubbing, but the original is supposed to be very funny and it's Italian so it would be another triple if anyone cares to seek out either version.
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Post by 3eyes » May 22nd, 2018, 3:29 am

12. Go West (40) [Videohound Cult/Trash] - Double
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1. Quién sabe? / A bullet for the general (67) [Triple]
2. Way out West (37)
3. Rustlers’ Rhapsody (85)
4. I Crudeli / Hellbenders (It 67) - Triple
5-6. Dr. Quinn, medicine woman (93, S1, Ep 1-2)
7. American outlaws (01)
8. Kung Fu (72-5, S1, Pilot) [Psychotronic] - Double
9. The slowest gun in the West (60) - 1st check
10. The baron of Arizona (50) - Double
11. The shootist (76) - Double
12. Go West (40) - Double
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Post by cinephage » May 22nd, 2018, 6:40 am

06. ¡Mátalo! by Cesare Canevari (1970) 4/10

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02. The Missouri Breaks, by Arthur Penn (1976) 7/10
03. Ramrod, by Andre de Toth (1947) 8/10
04. The Battle at Apache Pass, by George Sherman (1952) 7,5/10
05. Rough Night in Jericho, by Arnold Laven (1967) 8/10

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Post by klaus78 » May 22nd, 2018, 7:07 am

Completed the Spaghetti list with:

1. I crudeli (1967) 5/10
2. Django il bastardo (1969) 5/10
3. El precio de un hombre (1966) 6/10
4. Prega il morto e ammazza il vivo (1971) 6/10
5. Gli specialisti (1969) 6/10
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Post by sol » May 22nd, 2018, 12:49 pm

Once Upon a Time in the WestShow
1. Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973)
2. The Four of the Apocalypse (1975)
3. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
4. Day of the Outlaw (1959)
5. The Hired Hand (1971)
6. In Old Arizona (1928)
7. Soldier Blue (1970)
8. Go West (1925)
9. Heartland (1979)
10. Will Penny (1967)
11. Forty Guns (1957)
12. Oh, Susanna! (1936)
13. The Eyes of Fire (1983)
14. The Lone Ranger (2013)
15. I Shot Jesse James (1949)
16a. Arie Prerie (1964) 23 min +
16b. Rowdy Ann (1919) 21min +
16c. Friends (1912) 17m = 61min
17. Cimarron Strip: Whitey (1967)
18. Buck and the Preacher (1972)
19a. The Paleface (1922) 20min +
19b. The Frozen North (1922) 17min +
19c. Out West (1918) 25min = 62mins
20a. Broken Down Film (1985) 6min +
20b. An Eastern Westerner (1920) 24min +
20c. West of Hot Dog (1924) 30m = 60mins

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Broken Down Film is aptly named and works better in theory than practice. There is one innovative bit in which a cartoon character tries to crawl out of one frame and into the next, but the majority of the film would be pretty dull (and repetitive) were it not for it constantly breaking down. An Eastern Westerner is my favourite of this bunch of shorts - a typically hilarious Harold Lloyd romp with the highlight being his attempt to win at cards by impersonating a moustached bartender. West of Hot Dog is notable as a Stan Laurel solo outing (I kept expecting Oliver Hardy to pop up but he doesn't). It is an okay short to watch if you like seeing Laurel's pants fall down again and again and/or if you're into him being chucked out windows, but just like most of Laurel's collaborations with Hardy, it is too long for its own good.
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Post by sol » May 22nd, 2018, 12:52 pm

Updated Standings

It has been six days since we have had an official update from Nathan, so I've quickly put this together to keep everyone up-to-date. Let me know if there are any mistakes.


Simba63 - 53
PUNQ - 50
pschotronicbeatnik - 22
sol - 20
maxwelldeux - 19
jdidaco - 18
frbrown - 15
OldAle1 - 13
3eyes - 12
72allinncallme - 12
allisoncm - 11
hurluberlu - 11
weirdboy - 7
cinephage - 6
Hippiemans - 5
klaus78 - 5
Knaldskalle - 5
Mate_cosido - 5
jvv - 4
blocho - 2
VincentPrice - 2
morrison-dylan-fan - 1
Tarris1 - 1
vortexsurfer - 1
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Post by Nathan Treadway » May 22nd, 2018, 12:52 pm

1. Way Out West (Laurel and Hardy)

Finally got one in. :)

(Also, I'm going to post the standings very soon!)
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“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:37-40)

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Post by Nathan Treadway » May 22nd, 2018, 12:53 pm

sol on May 22 2018, 06:52:03 AM wrote:Updated Standings

It has been six days since we have had an official update from Nathan, so I've quickly put this together to keep everyone up-to-date. Let me know if there are any mistakes.


Simba63- 53
PUNQ- 50
pschotronicbeatnik- 22
sol- 20
maxwelldeux- 19
jdidaco- 18
frbrown- 15
OldAle1- 13
3eyes- 12
72allinncallme- 12
allisoncm- 11
hurluberlu- 11
weirdboy- 7
cinephage- 6
Hippiemans- 5
klaus78- 5
Knaldskalle- 5
Mate_cosido- 5
jvv- 4
blocho- 2
VincentPrice- 2
morrison-dylan-fan - 1
Tarris1- 1
vortexsurfer- 1
I was getting ready to do that. Seriously!

Thanks for making my job easier. :)
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“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:37-40)

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Post by sol » May 22nd, 2018, 12:53 pm

Nathan Treadway on May 22 2018, 06:52:10 AM wrote:1. Way Out West (Laurel and Hardy)

Finally got one in. :)

(Also, I'm going to post the standings very soon!)
:ermm: Looks like I just jumped the gun there. :shoot:
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Post by sol » May 22nd, 2018, 12:54 pm

Nathan Treadway on May 22 2018, 06:53:06 AM wrote:I was getting ready to do that. Seriously!

Thanks for making my job easier. :)
No worries, pardner, any time. :cowboy:
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Post by sol » May 22nd, 2018, 3:22 pm

Once Upon a Time in the WestShow
1. Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973)
2. The Four of the Apocalypse (1975)
3. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
4. Day of the Outlaw (1959)
5. The Hired Hand (1971)
6. In Old Arizona (1928)
7. Soldier Blue (1970)
8. Go West (1925)
9. Heartland (1979)
10. Will Penny (1967)
11. Forty Guns (1957)
12. Oh, Susanna! (1936)
13. The Eyes of Fire (1983)
14. The Lone Ranger (2013)
15. I Shot Jesse James (1949)
16a. Arie Prerie (1964) 23 min +
16b. Rowdy Ann (1919) 21min +
16c. Friends (1912) 17m = 61min
17. Cimarron Strip: Whitey (1967)
18. Buck and the Preacher (1972)
19a. The Paleface (1922) 20min +
19b. The Frozen North (1922) 17min +
19c. Out West (1918) 25min = 62mins
20a. Broken Down Film (1985) 6min +
20b. An Eastern Westerner (1920) 24min +
20c. West of Hot Dog (1924) 30m = 60mins
21. The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)

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The actual incident that inspired this film is pretty interesting, but the film unwisely leaves these details in the backdrop. The entire first hour is dull and repetitive, spent on various posses trying but failing to catch up to the titular fugitive. It is only once he is finally caught that the film picks up. The synthesizer music is great though (surprisingly fitting for a western) throughout.
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Post by maxwelldeux » May 22nd, 2018, 5:13 pm

20. Pale Rider (1985)

I kinda liked this one. A nameless pale rider comes into a mining town and helps the locals survive and win against the capitalist overlord. Cool angle to this with nice tension and scenery throughout, though I thought it was just a tad clunky. The religious aspect to it seemed out of place, and the "nameless drifter" character was a bit forced. But good fights and drama. I find it weird, though, that the two Eastwood films I've watched for this challenge involve him sitting on a horse watching as a woman is *about* to be raped...

21. WestWorld: Contrapasso (2016)
22. WestWorld: The Adversary (2016)

It's like this episode upped the ante on what this series could be. Excited to continue on...
I live in the WestShow
1. Rio Bravo (1959)
2. Dead Aim (1975)
3. Westworld: The Original (2017)
4. My Darling Clementine (1946)
5. Dead Man (1995)
6. Si può fare... Amigo AKA Bulldozer Is Back Amigo (1972)
7. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
8. The Lone Ranger (2013)
9. The Grand Duel (1972)
10. Hell's Hinges (1916)
11. True Grit (2010)
12. Westworld: Chestnut (2016)
13. Westworld: The Stray (2016)
14. El Topo (1970)
15. Stagecoach (1939)
16. Westworld: Dissonance Theory (2016)
17. Red River (1948)
18. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
19. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
20. Pale Rider (1985)
21. WestWorld: Contrapasso (2016)
22. WestWorld: The Adversary (2016)

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » May 22nd, 2018, 9:03 pm

maxwelldeux on May 22 2018, 11:13:49 AM wrote:20. Pale Rider (1985)

I kinda liked this one. A nameless pale rider comes into a mining town and helps the locals survive and win against the capitalist overlord. Cool angle to this with nice tension and scenery throughout, though I thought it was just a tad clunky. The religious aspect to it seemed out of place, and the "nameless drifter" character was a bit forced. But good fights and drama. I find it weird, though, that the two Eastwood films I've watched for this challenge involve him sitting on a horse watching as a woman is *about* to be raped...

21. WestWorld: Contrapasso (2016)
22. WestWorld: The Adversary (2016)

It's like this episode upped the ante on what this series could be. Excited to continue on...
I live in the WestShow
1. Rio Bravo (1959)
2. Dead Aim (1975)
3. Westworld: The Original (2017)
4. My Darling Clementine (1946)
5. Dead Man (1995)
6. Si può fare... Amigo AKA Bulldozer Is Back Amigo (1972)
7. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
8. The Lone Ranger (2013)
9. The Grand Duel (1972)
10. Hell's Hinges (1916)
11. True Grit (2010)
12. Westworld: Chestnut (2016)
13. Westworld: The Stray (2016)
14. El Topo (1970)
15. Stagecoach (1939)
16. Westworld: Dissonance Theory (2016)
17. Red River (1948)
18. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
19. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
20. Pale Rider (1985)
21. WestWorld: Contrapasso (2016)
22. WestWorld: The Adversary (2016)
It's been awhile since I've seen Pale Rider, but I remember thinking the Eastwood character
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was a ghost - Doesn't he just fade out in the final shot? There's also some references to Shane with his relationship with the young boy.
It's not my favorite western of his but it still rides fairly high.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » May 22nd, 2018, 9:05 pm

23. Twice a Judas (1968) Nando Cicero / FTV / Rating: 7
24. Run, Man, Run (1968) Sergio Sollima / FTV / Rating: 9
25. Find a Place to Die (1968) Giuliano Cernimeo / FTV / Rating: 6+
26. Shoot, Gringo…Shoot! (1968) Bruno Corbucci / FTV / Rating: 7+
27. God Was in the West, Too, at One Time (1968) Marino Girolami / FTV / Rating: 6+
28. Beyond the Law (1968) Giorgio Stegani / FTV / Rating: 9
29. Trusting is Good… Shooting is Better (1968) Osvaldo Civirani / FTV / Rating: 6+
30. Django the Bastard (1969) Sergio Garrone / FTV / Rating: 8
31. Una lunga fila di croci (1969) Sergio Garrone / FTV / Rating: 7+
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1. Django (1966) Sergio Corbucci / Rating: 9
2. Minnesota Clay (1964) Sergio Corbucci / FTV / Rating: 7+
3. A Pistol for Ringo (1965) Duccio Tessari / FTV / Rating: 7
4. The Return of Ringo (1965) Duccio Tessari / FTV / Rating: 6+
5. Lucky Luke (1997) Terence Hill / FTV / Rating: 5+
6. Ringo, the Mark of Vengeance (1966) Mario Caino / FTV / Rating: 7
7. The Brute and the Beast (1966) Lucio Fulci / FTV / Rating: 8
8. Three Graves For a Winchester (1966) Emimmo Salvi / Rating: 7+
9. Man From Nowhere (1966) Michele Lupo / FTV / Rating: 7
10. Navajo Joe (1966) Sergio Corbucci / FTV / Rating: 7+
11. Johnny Yuma (1966) Romolo Guerrieri / FTV / Rating: 9
12. Django… Adios! (1972) Roberto Mauri / FTV / Rating: 5
13. 10,000 Dollars For a Massacre (1967) Romolo Guerrieri / FTV / Rating: 8+
14. Django Kills Softly (1967) Massimo Pupillo / FTV / Rating: 7
15. Django, Kill!... If You Live Shoot! (1967) Giulio Questi / FTV / Rating: 7+
16. Death Rides a Horse (1967) Giulio Petroni / FTV / Rating: 8+
17. Return of Django (1967) Osvaldo Civirani / FTV / Rating: 5
18. Wanted (1967) Giorgio Ferroni / FTV / Rating: 8
19. If You Meet Sartana… Pray for Your Death (1968) Gianfranco Parolini / FTV / Rating: 8
20. Long Days of Hate (1968) Gianfranco Baldanello / FTV / Rating: 7
21. Hate thy Neighbor (1968) Ferdinando Baldi / FTV / Rating: 7
22. Requiem For a Gringo (1968) Eugenio Martin, Jose Luis Merino / FTV / Rating: 8

23. Twice a Judas (1968) Nando Cicero / FTV / Rating: 7
24. Run, Man, Run (1968) Sergio Sollima / FTV / Rating: 9
25. Find a Place to Die (1968) Giuliano Cernimeo / FTV / Rating: 6+
26. Shoot, Gringo…Shoot! (1968) Bruno Corbucci / FTV / Rating: 7+
27. God Was in the West, Too, at One Time (1968) Marino Girolami / FTV / Rating: 6+
28. Beyond the Law (1968) Giorgio Stegani / FTV / Rating: 9
29. Trusting is Good… Shooting is Better (1968) Osvaldo Civirani / FTV / Rating: 6+
30. Django the Bastard (1969) Sergio Garrone / FTV / Rating: 8
31. Una lunga fila di croci (1969) Sergio Garrone / FTV / Rating: 7+



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Post by Hippiemans » May 22nd, 2018, 9:48 pm

6. Rancho Notorious (1952)
7. The Naked Spur (1953)
8. Forty Guns (1957)
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1. The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)
2. Riders Of The Purple Sage (1925) 
3. True Grit (2010)
4. Ride Lonesome (1959)
5. The Tall T (1957)
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Post by Simba63 » May 23rd, 2018, 12:52 am

54. Da uomo a uomo (1967) - 7/10

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Post by maxwelldeux » May 23rd, 2018, 2:37 am

psychotronicbeatnik on May 22 2018, 03:03:56 PM wrote:It's been awhile since I've seen Pale Rider, but I remember thinking the Eastwood character
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was a ghost - Doesn't he just fade out in the final shot? There's also some references to Shane with his relationship with the young boy.
It's not my favorite western of his but it still rides fairly high.
Well, that's the implication. And Eastwood (supposedly) has said as much in interviews. I just don't think it worked - the prayer thing at the beginning really threw me, and it took me a while to get over the fact that the entire film wasn't going to be some weird religious fantasy film. But I think it works better if you ignore that and interpret the character as a drifter.

And yeah - others have said this was inspired by Shane (some even said remake, though that's a little far).

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » May 23rd, 2018, 2:43 am

maxwelldeux on May 22 2018, 08:37:08 PM wrote:
psychotronicbeatnik on May 22 2018, 03:03:56 PM wrote:It's been awhile since I've seen Pale Rider, but I remember thinking the Eastwood character
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was a ghost - Doesn't he just fade out in the final shot? There's also some references to Shane with his relationship with the young boy.
It's not my favorite western of his but it still rides fairly high.
Well, that's the implication. And Eastwood (supposedly) has said as much in interviews. I just don't think it worked - the prayer thing at the beginning really threw me, and it took me a while to get over the fact that the entire film wasn't going to be some weird religious fantasy film. But I think it works better if you ignore that and interpret the character as a drifter.

And yeah - others have said this was inspired by Shane (some even said remake, though that's a little far).
I wouldn't call it a remake either but there's definitely some scenes inspired by Shane. Eastwood has another western with a similar device that works much better: High Plains Drifter
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- where the ghost is out for revenge. In that film Clint doesn't just watch attempted rape from a saddle - he actively takes a woman against her will - of course, since it's Clint she ultimately gives in. The 70s were both great and - very, very sexist.
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Post by frbrown » May 23rd, 2018, 4:10 am

16. Jeremiah Johnson (1972)

Which gets me Gold on IMDb's Western list
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1. The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)
2. Monte Walsh (1970)
3. Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot! (1967)
4. The Great K & A Train Robbery (1926)
5. Hang 'Em High (1968)
6. Ace High (1968)
7. Oh, Susanna! (1936)
8. The Unforgiven (1960)
9. Winds of the Wasteland (1936)
10. Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
11. Man in the Shadow (1957)
12. Una pistola per Ringo (1965)
13. Calamity Jane (1953)
14. If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death (1968)
15. Blindman (1971)
16. Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
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Post by jdidaco » May 23rd, 2018, 5:36 am

19. Il venditore di morte (The Price of Death, Lorenzo Gicca Palli, 1971) 7/10
20. Hai sbagliato... dovevi uccidermi subito! (Kill the Poker Player, Mario Bianchi, 1972) 6/10

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1. Minnesota Clay (Sergio Corbucci, 1964) 7/10
2. La morte non conta I dollari (Death at Owell Rock, Riccardo Freda, 1967) 7/10
3. Apachen (Apaches, Gottfried Kolditz, 1973) 7/10
4. Blauvogel (Blue Bird, Ulrich Weiß, 1979) 9.5/10
5. El hombre que mató a Billy el Niño/...E divenne il più spietato bandito del sud (The Man Who Killed Billy the Kid, Julio Buchs, 1967) 7/10
6. Los desesperados/Quei disperati che puzzano di sudore e di morte (A Bullet for Sandoval, Julio Buchs, 1969) 8/10
7. Tutto per tutto (Go for Broke, Umberto Lenzi, 1968) 7.5/10
8. Una pistola per cento bare (Pistol for a Hundred Coffins, Umberto Lenzi, 1968) 8/10
9. 1000 dollari sul nero ($1,000 on the Black, Alberto Cardone, 1966) 8/10
10. Quanto costa morire (Cost of Dying, Sergio Merolle, 1968) 7.5/10
11. Réquiem para el gringo/Requiem per un gringo (Requiem for a Gringo, José Luis Merino & Eugenio Martín, 1968) 8/10
12. La cólera del viento/La collera del vento (The Wind's Fierce, Mario Camus, 1970) 9/10
13. Se incontri Sartana prega per la tua morte (If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death, Gianfranco Parolini, 1968) 7.5/10
14. Spara, Gringo, spara (Shoot, Gringo... Shoot!, Bruno Corbucci, 1968) 7/10
15. The Scavengers (Lee Frost, 1969) 6/10
16. Cry for Me, Billy (William A. Graham, 1972) 8/10
17. Fedra West/Io non perdono... uccido (Phaedra West, Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent, 1968) 7.5/10
18. Garringo (Dead Are Countless, Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969) 7/10

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