Although its unclear how confident a character Franco Nero is attempting to portray Django as the english dubbing was rather poor, he's still pretty iconic with his Coffin and his Chaingun to ensure Django sticks out as a spaghetti western. His performance would probably be a lot better in its original italian,The action is epic and enjoyable and considering the budget it's fairly great how far they got. It's story is fairly interesting and it constantly maintains a good intense tone. The style is strong, the cinematogtaphy is good and the titular song is iconic and worthy of an Academy Award nomination.
Django is surely a prime example of the Spaghetti Western genre, and its sort of the El Mariachi of Spaghetti Westerns, due to its simple and similar story, low budget and positive focus on action. The brutality it in Django is great because of the alternating of the film between focusing on blood and merely focusing on what is factually occurring. Although this is inconsistent, it makes Django fun to watch without excess of blood.
Django is really a landmark for spaghetti westerns due to its high level of violence, devotion to script and symbolism. There is really a lot of effort put into play in Django, and so it's easy to see how it became such a famous western with so many unofficial sequels to it.
It's just strongly stylish, and features a strongly composed musical score. Plus, the cinematography is strong and fairly iconic of the film style, and really Sergio Corbucci gave it his all as director of Django which made it a hell of an entertaining piece. It's the awesome cheap action, the weaponry, the hype surrounding Django as a character and the prostitutes wrestling in mud which renders Django an awesome spaghetti western film. Django is laughable for its qualities but too fun to pass up, and its legacy has stretched as far as hitting Quentin Tarantino for his 2012 Spaghetti Western Masterpiece Django Unchained.
Corbucci's direction is very fitting for the gritty, vicious atmosphere, which almost perfectly represents the brutality of its setting. This movie has some very memorable scenes, particularly Django revealing what's in his coffin, and the final fight. Unfortunately, some parts of the movie did not quite age well, and are quite campy, and some of the dialogue is pretty bad. However, it seems to have a great influence on westerns because it supposedly led to the creation of countless unofficial sequels (only one official sequel), and also greatly inspired Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained). It is an absolutely awesome classic spaghetti western that despite its minor but glaring flaws, has not only created a huge influence for both older and modern directors, but is an entertaining, great movie.
The film was banned on its 1966 release and you can see why with the violence including the customary shoot outs but whipping, ears being cut off etc.
The English dubbing is awful and sounds like a Radio 4 show.
The soundtrack bar the dubbing is good and the Django theme sounds very Matt Munro!
The title character is played by Franco Nero who certainly gives Clint Eastwood the man with no name in the Sergio Leone films a run for his money.
You can see the low budget in this film. Had it had the budget of the Leone films it would have been a classic and I think Quentin Tarantino recognises this.
Right now to see the modern version.