Also known as Sartana the Gravedigger, this one didn't grab me as much as the original. Gianni Garko is the heroic lead, a gunslinger who finds himself set-up by the villains so goes on a mission of revenge accompanied by his larger than life buddy, played by Frank Wolff. With a large body-count and countless firefights it doesn't stop to entertain even for just a minute. The mono Italian and English soundtracks were remastered from the optical sound track negatives. The evolving story consists of many little entertaining episodes and whenever you think that the real bad guy is already revealed there is one more twist. More than a bit tongue in cheek.
Another funny character is villainous and slightly insane bounty killer Deguejo played by B-Movie star and regular Spaghetti Western actor Gordon Mitchell , who is, as most of the characters played by Mitchell, very exaggerated, but exaggerated in a good, funny way. Frank Wolff puts in a nice turn as Buddy Ben. The gang members wear the same clothes as the bounty hunters contracted to defend it. Spaghetti Western, also known as Italian Western, is a broad sub-genre of Western films that emerged in the mid-1960s in the wake of Sergio Leone's film-maki. The trail leads them to the town of Poker Falls , where the gambling flourishing and crime is rampant. In Italian with English subtitles. Is this leader really Sartana? This is definitely one of the best Sartana-Movies ; tough, cynical and with a lot of humor, seasoned with all herbs of a cool Spaghetti.
Kitosch is charged with a crime he did not commit and joins up with Joshua Tracy, a vicious outlaw. Parke, who kind of jokingly recount at one point how one of the Ringo films was marketed as a Sartana film in some foreign market Joyner and Parke are on hand for these releases as well, and both describe themselves as diehard Sartana fans, and in one of their commentaries for this set also joke about how Django also ended up in a bunch of titles where the character of that name was nowhere to be found. This cheap and unambitious post-apocalyptic Alien ripoff seems pretty good when you realize that dreck like Creepozoids is its competition. As is usual with this genre of film-making, it's the supporting faces who add real entertainment value. Unsurprisingly, this unique figure in the genre was treated to four official follow-ups. There are new interviews with actor Sal Borgese and screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi. Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin, in which George Hilton replaced Garko in the lead role.
What makes the character stand out here is that he's so bad at gambling he has to collect bounties to pay off his debts. The best Sartana are directed by Giuliano Carmineo , alias Anthony Ascott, he realized various with George Hilton who replaces to Garco. Borgese relates a number of anecdotes about his film career most of them having nothing to do with Sartana. As with all the movies in this set there are Italian and English soundtrack options along with English subtitles. Sartana Will Pay, a brand-new interview with the actor Sartana Lives, an archive featurette on Light the Fuse… Sartana Is Coming featuring interviews with actor Gianni Garko and director Giuliano Carnimeo Sartana Shoots First, a brand-new interview with George Hilton on Sartana's Here. The original 35mm camera negative was scanned in 2K resolution on a pin-registered Arriscan and was graded on Digital Vision's Nucoda Film Master. A montage of some of the best known European Spaghetti Western actors! This movie is also more playful than the first one this attitude would grow as the series progressed.
Garko displays true stellar charisma in this film, the second film in the Sartana series. And there is a nice musical theme. After witnessing a brutal massacre, the legendary hero Sartana is ready to do some investigating. Yet he still seems supernatural. The movie does have it's share of problems and it, as a lot of others in the genre suffer from low production values. Technical merits are generally excellent, and the supplements quite enjoyable.
Their target, a drunkard and fed up with living, is roused to action after t. Sartana is falsely accused and is searching for the real bank robbers. The movie opens with a spectacular bank robbery, and a character dressed like Sartana is leading the assault. Director Giuliano Carnimeo, working from a clever and involving script by Tito Carpi, Enzo Dell'Aquila, and Ernesto Gastaldi, keeps the crafty plot moving along at a constant swift pace, maintains a playfully quirky tone throughout, further spices things up with a nice sense of wickedly amusing sardonic humor, and stages the thrilling shoot-outs with considerable skill and brio the opening bank robbery set piece is especially daring and exciting. Soon bounty hunters from all corners of the West are on his trail.
With these words, the North Western Bank is trying to convince its clients that their money is safe. As always , the mythic personage appears elegant and dressed in black and with a killer look. Especially in Spaghetti Westerns, where there seems to be no other motivation. Hernandez, commander of the garrison in a small village, joins a group of townsmen with the intention of robbing orphan Manuel of his inheritance. Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin from original camera negatives, carried out by Arrow Films exclusively for this release Original Italian and English soundtracks on all five films Uncompressed mono 1.
Then Sartana is falsely accused of robbing a bank , and must find the real robbers and clear his name. There is surprisingly little difference in amplitude and general sound quality between the languages, with the possible exception of , where the English language track sounds tinnier, especially with regard to music. It's a thrilling western with breathtaking confrontation between the protagonist Gianni Garco against the heartless enemies formed by various bounty hunters , judge , sheriff and bankers. One of the kind of interesting, if perhaps subliminal, aspects to is that Sartana's true motives for chasing after a huge supply of gold are never really fully detailed: is he a good guy on the hunt for justice, or just another anti-hero looking to make a quick buck? Your Angel of Death 1969. Carnimeo would go on to helm the rest of the official Sartana series. Sartana Will Pay, Light the Fuse. Garko is better than usual as the eagle-eyed, razor toungued and lightning fast Sartana and has a wealth of great character actors to support him, including the vastly underrated Frank Wolff.
Typical example would be the not so good costume designs, especially in the opening bank robbery where we saw guards wearing some very un-western like clothing. The twangy and dynamic score by Vasili Kojucharov and Elsio Maneuso hits the rousing spot. Arrow's insert booklet provides the following information on the transfer: I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death is presented in its original aspect ratio of 2. Kinski doesn't seem very interested he throws away his gun in one scene, while walking off the set! Two adventurers save the life of a man who has a tattooed treasure map on his back. Atmospheric Eastmancolor cinematography by Giovanni Bergamini though being necessary a remastering and filmed in Elios studios , as usual.
At the end takes place the inevitable confrontation , a showdown in which Sartana contends against all. Some of the action scenes are particularly well done, with the battle in the church making the biggest impression. Nico Fidenco - Campa carogna. The scruffy Ben is reminiscent of Eli Wallach's Tuco in that even though he's supposedly helping Sartana, you never know what the character has up his sleeve. If you are a Spaghetti Western fan, don't miss this excellent one.