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Viva! Django (1971)

W Django! (original title)
Django is on the trail of some renegade outlaws who raped and killed his wife. En route, he rescues a horse thief from an impromptu hanging. He discovers the man knows who committed the murder. The men team up and head west for revenge.

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Anthony Steffen ...
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Carranza
Glauco Onorato ...
The Sheriff
Chris Avram ...
Jeff (as Cris Avram)
Esmeralda Barros ...
Lola
Donato Castellaneta ...
Paco
Benito Stefanelli ...
Ibanez
Riccardo Pizzuti ...
Thompson
Simonetta Vitelli ...
Inez (as Simone Blondel)
Furio Meniconi ...
Il sceriffo
Alessandro Perrella
Paolo Figlia
Attilio Severini
Giovanni Cianfriglia ...
Jeff Henchman
Gilberto Galimberti
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Django is on the trail of some renegade outlaws who raped and killed his wife. En route, he rescues a horse thief from an impromptu hanging. He discovers the man knows who committed the murder. The men team up and head west for revenge.

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Decent Fun
10 August 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

W Django! (1971)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Django (Anthony Steffen) comes home to find that his wife has been raped and murdered by four bandits so he sets off to capture the killers. Along the way he saves a man (Stelio Candelli) who is about to be hanged because he use to be a member of the gang of killers. The two set out to kill the bandits but there are plenty of twists and turns to follow. You can tell watching this thing that the budget was probably very small but I think this adds to the enjoyment of the film because the director has to cover up some of the cheapness with clever action and stylish twists. The film looks the low budget very well and I think this really adds to the atmosphere as well. The film is ugly, mean and at times funny and this is what makes this a better than average Spaghetti Western. This was my first time seeing Steffen and he really shocked me at how good he was. He perfectly looks the part of the man wanting revenge but he also has a good comic timing in a few scenes. The greatest moment is when he's riding into a small town and runs into a prankster who likes throwing dynamite at people. Django, calmly picks up the burning stick, lights his cigar and throws it back at the man. Candelli is also very good in his role and the two men act very well together. There's plenty of gun battles in the film but none of them get too graphic so you could probably even show this to kids. The soundtrack by Piero Umiliani is also very good. This certainly doesn't rank up with the greatest films in the genre but it's a nice addition.


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