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June 13, 2015
This is no DJANGO, but there are enough odd flourishes to keep it interesting.
½ May 23, 2015
A bold, ruthless western that revels in its own ultra-violence. The story doesn't quite hang well, but 'Django Kill' makes sure the bodies do. 7/10.
½ February 17, 2015
Not a representative spaghetti western,i think nevertheless that it's one of the worst i've ever seen...There are plenty of others that worth two hours,try to avoid this one..
½ November 3, 2014
A truly bizarre film experience, not so much a Django sequel save for the basic set-up, but still very watchable and filled with enough imagery and symbolism that I'm sure it'll hold up to repeated viewings.

Rental!
½ April 29, 2013
A farcical, badly dubbed piece of exploitation. There are parts which are so stupid they are funny but at the near two hour runtime it gets quite tedious.
½ December 31, 2012
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366weirdmovies
Super Reviewer
½ December 3, 2012
A half-breed bandit is betrayed by his fellows and left for dead in a shallow grave; two Indians rescue him and make gold bullets for him to use, and he rides into a wicked town looking for revenge and stolen gold. This offbeat Spaghetti Western has lots of strange touches, such as homosexual cowboys and drunk parrots, and is oddly compelling, playing out like a mixture of FISTFUL OF DOLLARS and DEAD MAN. It has nothing to do with the Django series.
½ October 25, 2012
Offbeat, But Not As Surreal As Others Will Have You Believe--Too loosely written to be compelling!!
½ August 15, 2012
Django Kill is one bizarre film. It's got this disturbing surrealistic vibe stemming from the haunting score and the unnerving imagery. It's a unique spaghetti western in that sense, but it may not even be considered as such. There isn't much action for hardcore fans to enjoy, so the film feels much more like an art house film with a western setting rather than being any part of the western genre. This strange vibe may easily put off some or catch them off guard, but mostly, it's hugely intriguing. There's a great sense of terror, tension, and bizarre confusion that, though disturbing, is still interesting. This is easily brought about by the vicious gore and violence and the disorienting editing. Regarding its controversial reputation, the violence actually isn't the worst you'll ever see but it is gruesome at times just not as bad as others make it out to be. Overall, Django Kill isn't much of a spaghetti western but it is a fairly good art house film.
June 28, 2012
Words can't describe how wonderful this is.
March 11, 2012
Bonkers but utterly brilliant. The co-opting of the Django name to cash in on the success of Corbucci's film means that this is classed as a spaghetti western but, believe me, it's unlike any spaghetti western (or any other film for that matter) that you've ever seen. The story is too complicated that to even embark on trying to describe it would be the height of foolishness. Most of the action takes place in a town dubbed "The Unhappy Place" populated by psychopaths - picture Coalville but on the edge of a desert. There's a gang of gay bandits, led by a chap called Zorro who gets off on 1) seeing his muchachos prancing around in their black uniforms, and 2) torturing people with lizards. And he's got a sarcastic, whiskey-drinking parrot. Django (brilliantly underplayed by Tomas Milian) is aided and abeted by two outcast Indians (one of whom gets scalped by the redneck townspeople) as he tries to recover the gold that's been stolen from him. He also manages to fit in some rumpy-pumpy with a madwoman in an attic. A surreal and extremely bloody tale of betrayal and revenge. You really should watch it.
½ July 6, 2011
This is the most infamous of the Django-in-name-only films. Django Kill can best be described as a spaghetti western on acid. Not quite as surreal as Jodorowsky's El Topo, but it definitely comes in second. Django Kill's psychedelic attributes are most prevalent in both the story and in the experimental editing of the flashbacks. It's not surprising that the writer/editor, Franco Arcalli, went on to work on such amazing films, like The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris and Once Upon a Time in America. Some of Django Kill's weirder elements include a town made up of people who could easily fit in a David Lynch movie, a gang of homosexual muchachos and two mystic indians with the power to revive the dead.

The lead character know only as "The Stranger" is played by youthful spaghetti favorite Tomas Milian. A gang and the Stranger rob a stagecoach of its gold. The gold will become the death of everybody that seeks its possession. After the heist, the Stranger is double crossed, shot and left for dead. The two indian men arrive on the scene and help bring the Stranger back to life. The indians take what gold that was left behind and melt it into bullets for the Stranger. They give him the bullets in exchange of his services as a guide. From this point on he, like the indians, no longer has a desire for gold. It's as if he was reborn and purged of his former greedy nature. Most everyone else fights and dies for the gold. Some even die from by the gold itself. A few get killed via the gold bullets and one from a shower of molten gold. In all cases, the lust for gold is their undoing.

Django Kill does not shy away from the brutality in each of these deaths. In one scene, a man is being operated on after being shot multiple times. The doctor extracts a gold bullet and the surrounding people proceed to tear the guy apart looking for more gold. In another scene, an indian is scalped in gruesome detail. The film ends with a villain getting a load of molten gold poured over his face. When all added up, Django Kill is ranked as one of the most savagely violent spaghetti westerns ever made.

All of this psychedelic horror is great, but doesn't make up for Django Kill's weak direction by Giulio Questi. His art house western concept is inspired, just poorly executed. Django Kill could have been something special. What you get is an above average spaghetti western.
½ June 12, 2011
Pretty odd spaghetti western stands out from the conventions of the genre with some offbeat gothic elements and particularly graphic violence. It's not without its flaws, including a lack of visual flair at times, and Ivan Vandor's Morricone-knock-off score gets pretty repetitive. But a number of outrageous moments make it a cult classic and one of the most memorable of its genre.
October 10, 2010
At least 31 unofficial sequels to Django exist. This is one of them. With this being an unofficial sequel to a film that wasn't all that amazing in the first place, you should know what to expect from this: a trashy spaghetti western. It's sort of enjoyable, but mostly because it's unintentionally funny. Some shots are incredibly nice due to them being over-exposed, but I get the impression this wasn't intentional. It's watchable, but it's bad.

Personal enjoyment: 4/10
Actual quality as a film: 4/10
DragonEyeMorrison
Super Reviewer
September 26, 2010
First of all, this is not a Django movie, second, this is a movie that will split opinions in a strong way. Gay fascist cowboys, graphic scenes of torture and depravity, a weird psycho sexual vibe going on. A main character that spends more time captured than doing any killing, the most corrupt and vile euro-western town that ever existed. As if Luis Buñuel had directed a western.

The direction is sloppy in some parts, specially the action sequences, but the film truly has an identity of it's own. Even if you hate this you can't deny there's no other western like this. Is worth check just so you can see it for yourself, but again, don't expect a regular spaghetti western, or a regular movie for that matter.
½ June 30, 2010
With the success of Django in 1966, a slew of unofficial sequels filled the cinemas through the next decade. With upwards of over 30 unofficial sequels all the titles tend to blend together after a while but if you're willing to dig through the films there is one that tends to stand-out above the rest, and that film is Django, Kill! What also makes Django, Kill different than the rest of the pack is that it wasn't originally made to mimic or sequelize Django. It actually doesn't feel like a rip-off at all! It was originally made as If You Live, Shoot! but was re-titled to ride the coat tails of Django. Our character Django (played by Tomas Milian) also doesn't mimic Franco Nero's character from the original at all. Instead of a lone gunmen Civil War vet, Django this time is a bumbling Mexican half-breed. If you can't tell your better off ignoring the title and going into this surprisingly good Spaghetti Western with a fresh mind set.
Our film opens with a group of Mexican half-breeds who are gunned down by their employers after they strike gold. After the gunmen leave, our Mexican Django miraculously remains alive and crawls out of his sandy grave. Wanting revenge he heads back to town to reek his revenge with a pistol full of golden bullets!

What I love about this film is the surreal feel to it, a definite freshness in the spaghetti western genre. Tomas Milian almost seems to be a ghostly spectre out for revenge. I also dug the extreme violence making this perhaps the most violent Italian western I have ever seen (the Spanish film Cut Throats Nine doesn't count!).There is a bloody scalping but my favorite part is a sequence with a doctor digging bullets out of a dying victim of Django. When the doctor digs the first bullet out and reveals to the patient's gang that it's made out of gold, the gang shockingly all start digging into his open wounds for the gold bullets! It's not surprising the guy dies a painful death! There is another unintentionally funny scene when Milian straps some explosives to a horse and runs the horse into his old employer's ranch. After the horse explodes and director Giulio Questi decided to show pieces of the horse littered throughout the site. I found that extremely funny in a macabre sense.

Tomas Milan is again great as our lead. Is there a film this guy sucks in? Our head villain however has gay overtones but the filmmakers tend to lay it on a little too thick. He's constantly talking about how all his men look so cute in their little uniforms. Ok, i get it, he's gay! This also dates the film a bit as this was made back in the day when "gay was bad" so this in turn made the villain more "evil."

For my money Django, Kill is the best unofficial sequel to Django and is far better than that films one official sequel Django Strikes Again. Still one must go into this not thinking it's a sequel to Django and view it as a fresh new film. It's got a great surreal atmosphere, extreme violence, and a likable lead. It's almost everything a spaghetti western fan is looking for, minus a truly despicable evil villain.
Super Reviewer
June 27, 2010
A truly psychedelic trip into the spaghetti western. While this isn't a flawless movie, it's got a very unique sense about it. The violence is completely ridiculous, including a man being ripped apart for gold bullets inside his stomach. The editing is bizarre though, there will be long scenes that mean absolutely nothing and then it'll also have these amazing hyperspeed flashbacks. Tomas Milian is unstoppable as always, even shooting him into a ditch in the desert won't kill him. This is a fun and interesting movie, not perfect, but certainly entertaining and worthwhile.
June 24, 2010
The best of the Django sequels! Great flick....very bizarre and surreal and Tomas Miian is always great to see on screen!
½ March 22, 2010
one of my favorite spaghetti westerns! a mixture of weird stuff with political allegory and bizarre violence!
Here we have a unknown man coming to a town(a cliche in the western genre) where everything is out of place, w´ve got fat guys spiting on children, golden bullets stuck inside a man´s body. indians being graphilyc scalped, and a crazy torture scene with a bat and a lizard, this movie talks about greed, amorality and the army of mussolini(the 20 cowboys dressed in black)......great stuf!!!
½ December 9, 2009
I wanna be a muchacho!
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