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Django the Bastard (1969)

Django il bastardo (original title)
A Union soldier survives attempted murder to take revenge on three officers who betrayed his unit in battle.

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Paolo Gozlino ...
Major Rod Murdok
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Hugh / Jack Murdok (as Lu Kamante)
Teodoro Corrà ...
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Jean Louis ...
Howard Ross
Carlo Gaddi ...
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Victoriano Gazzarra ...
Sam Hawkens
Thomas Rudy ...
Rowland (as Tomas Rudi)
Lucia Bomez ...
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Emy Rossi Scotti ...
Howard's Wife
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Alethea / Alida Murdok
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A Union soldier survives attempted murder to take revenge on three officers who betrayed his unit in battle.

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8 November 1969 (Italy)  »

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Django the Avenger  »

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Crude and lewd..But to the point
9 October 2001 | by (CALIfornia) – See all my reviews

Ever since Bengt Enkerot approached Max von Sydow in THE SEVENTH SEAL and said the immortal words, "I am Death", it appeared as though cinema and its movie-goers had admired a new formula involving the supernatural...DJANGO THE BASTARD may not be in the same league as the mentioned Ingmar Bergman classic, but it may be responsible for elevating the "Avenging stranger" genre to new heights. In this Sergio Garrone-directed flick, Anthony Steffen bears the Django name (No relation to Franco Nero's DJANGO) and has a score to settle with some old Confederates that are responsible for many deaths, including...Django?? Did he survive? Or is he "A devil from hell"?

As I stated up above in the one-line-summary, yes there is some crude filmaking here, but there is also some effective stuff as well. Just watch the opening minutes involving a Grim Reaper-esque, Django, walking into town, camera angles panning from above and below. Stopping at his feet, then to have a man-made cross suddenly emerge from his cloak. The cross bearing the name of his first victim, planted into the earth with one stroke! Also kudos goes to the actor who played the demented, Luke Murdock. I got a kick out of that guy!


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