Seen 'Em: Movie Reviews

Over the past few years, some of the movies I have watched on Netflix, inexpensive DVD collections or cable have been interesting enough to me, to warrant a comment or two. While not necessarily full blown reviews, below are insights and the occasional recommendation of just some of the movies I've viewed with a more discerning that may be interest to anyone who has stumbled upon this blog. I've included some brief notes for some of the movies though all have more commentary if you follow the link.

Enjoy!

Spaghetti Westerns are loosely defined as low-budget Western films made by a European, especially an Italian, film company.
  • Captain Apache (1971)  Starring Lee Van Cleef without his signature moustache and featuring a groovy theme. 
  • Billy the Kid vs. Dracula (1966) Not nearly as unwatchable as you may have heard... begging for a big studio remake. 
  • A Bullet for the General (1966) Starring two of my very favorite Spaghetti Western legends, Gian Maria Volonté and Klaus Kinski. 
  • Django (1966) The original starring Franco Nero and directed by Sergio Corbucci.
  • Django Unchained (2012)
  • Death Rides A Horse (1967) Starring Lee Van Cleef in full bad-a** mode. Nuff Said.
  • Djano, Kill (1967) The official "sequel" to 1966's Django without any of the creative forces behind the original, and a protagonist who is never called "Django." Despite these inconsistencies, it does star Tomas Milian, and is a trippy Spaghetti Western worth viewing.
  • Four Rode Out (1970) A terrible genre movie with little redeeming value--truth is, I couldn't watch the whole thing.
  • God's Gun (1976) Starring Lee Van Cleef (with his moustache restored) as twins, Jack Palance and Leif Garret.
  • If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death (1968) Starring Gianni Garko (think a stiffer Franco Nero) and Klaus Kinski.
  • Keoma the Avenger (1976) Starring Franco Nero and William Berger.
  • Navajo Joe (1966) Starring a very young Burt Reynolds without his signature mustache.
  • Run, Man, Run (1968) Starring Tomas Milian.
  • They Call Him Cemetery (1971) Starring Gianni Garko and American actor William Berger.
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