(1969) Tony Anthony, Lloyd Battista, Kenji Ohara, Rita Mura. The third film in Anthonys Stranger series is a very good one. Tony journeys to Japan intent on returning an ancient scroll to its rightful owner...
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Gian Maria Volonté,
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Tony Anthony's then-girlfriend, Diane Dobronte, filmed some behind the scenes footage of the making of the film. Interest in the obscure production was revived when Dobronte made her footage available on the internet in 2007. See more »
Now this one really is an oddity! The Spaghetti Western did throw up a few odd films (think Django Kill and its homosexual bandits, Blindman with its 50 wives and nudity, the circus troupes of Sabata, and Providence with its Chaplin-esq antics). But, my, if you thought they were weird, wait until you get a load of "Get Mean".
Tony Anthony returns as the Stranger, but rather than being a parody/rehash (depends on how you view it) of A Fistful of Dollars, this film involves our hero on a quest to Spain to escort a princess for money, amidst the battling Vikings and Moors. Proof if any that the Spaghetti boom was on its last legs, desperately seeking new ways to be innovative.
Anthony is very ham-fisted throughout, but I guess that is part of his charm in this genre. The rest of the cast are, in truth, fairly forgettable.
However strange this film may be (and believe me, it is strange), it remains watchable. Not as a western, but as an oddball art-flick.
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