Da uomo a uomo (Death Rides A Horse) (As Man to Man) Reviews
PS: It's just highly enjoyable to watch and see what a great amount of stuff inspired Tarantino and can be found in Kill Bill!
Bill Meceita as a kid saw his father killed and mother and sisters brutally raped and murdered. He spent his entire life training to be a gun marksman and preparing to avenge his family's death. When a ruthless outlaw is released from jail Bill seeks the gunslinger's aid to track down those responsible for the death of his family. Can they find the men and bring them down?
"How many glasses do you have in that house?"
"Can we dirty them?"
Giulio Petroni, director of Night of the Serpent, Tepepa, Always on Sunday, and Obscene Desire, delivers Death Rides a Horse. The storyline for this picture is fairly standard for the western genre and reminded me of True Grit and Dajango. The action scenes were excellent and the cast delivers wonderful performances. The cast includes Lee Van Cleef, John Phillip Law, Mario Brega, Luigi Pistilli, and Anthony Dawson.
"Killers and thieves don't have any rights."
I came across this picture while flicking through the channels yesterday and decided to DVR it since it starred one of my western genre favorites, Lee Van Cleef. Watching this it felt similar to numerous other westerns, which is why I scored it a 7, but it was fun to see Van Cleef in the role of bringing up another young gunslinger (similar to his Leone pictures). This is not as good as the Leone spaghetti westerns, but it is still entertaining if you're a fan of the genre.
"You have a stupid face but you get it."
Roger Ebert's 1969 review includes this canny observation: "Van Cleef's face, in closeup, has the lean, hardened, embittered expression of a man who has either (a) been pursuing his lonely vengeance across the plains of the West for 30 years, or (b) realizes he will be making spaghetti Westerns the rest of his life."