Like the resurfacing of the original Inglorious Bastards a couple of years back, Django, Prepare A Coffin makes its small screen debut to tie-in with the release of Quentin Tarantino’s next cinema outing, Django Unchained. Both of these films share only scant comparisons with their cinematic namesakes. In the case with this below-par offering, that’s a blessing.
The ‘Django’ series of spaghetti westerns are almost a sub-genre in themselves, with over thirty variations of the original and a number of unofficial sequels in circulation. ‘Coffin’ sits amongst the latter, with chiseled Italian actor Terence Hill (birth name – Mario Girotti) filling in for the original star to play the eponymous hero, Franco Nero (who crops up in a wink-wink cameo during ‘Unchained’).
This one appears to have been given a further push via Tarantino himself, who recently placed it within his list of top-20 Spaghetti Westerns. While its themes »
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