Browsing the archives for the Western tag

Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)

I figure if you’re the type to watch a film called Sukiyaki Western Django then you’ve probably watched your fair share of world cinema – and most likely the odd samurai film – and while this film is a western it still owes a debt to the samurai films of the past – even a gunshot wound can produce an arterial spray reminiscent of those in a Zatoichi film.

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Hannie Caulder (1971)

Director: Burt Kennedy Starring: Raquel Welch, Robert Culp, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Elam, Strother Martin, Christopher Lee, Diana Dors Music: Ken Thorne Hannie Caulder is a film that is very hard to classify. Sure it’s a western, but what kind of western is it? It appears to be a Spaghetti Western, produced by the British; and […]

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The Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969)

Country: United States Director: Paul Wendkos Starring: George Kennedy, Monte Markham, James Whitmore, Reni Santoni, Bernie Casey, Joe Don Baker, Michael Ansara, Fernando Rey Music: Elmer Bernstein The Guns of the Magnificent Seven is the third movie in the four film series. As with most film series, each additional entry diminishes in quality from the […]

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Red Sun (1971)

AKA: Soleil Rouge Director: Terence Young Starring: Charles Bronson, Toshirô Mifune, Ursula Andress, Alain Delon, Capucine, Anthony Dawson, Luc Merenda Music: Maurice Jarre By the early seventies, the Spaghetti Westerns (which had revitalised the Western genre) were starting to run out of steam. The look, the feel, and the violence weren’t enough to attract audiences […]

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Charro!

Country: United States Director: Charles Marquis Warren Starring: Elvis Presley, Victor French, Ina Balin, Barbara Werle, Lynn Kellog, Solomon Sturges, Paul Brinegar, James Almanzar Music: Hugo Montenegro Title song: ‘Charro’ performed by Elvis Presley If I had to pick a favourite Elvis Presley movie, it would be King Creole, but Charro! would be tied for […]

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