In the opening scene a lone man walks, behind him he drags a coffin. That man is Django. He rescues a woman from bandits and, later, arrives in a town ravaged by the same bandits. The scene for confrontation is set. But why does he drag that coffin everywhere and who, or what, is in it?Written by
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A century ago on the low hills along the border between the southern states and turbulent Mexico, a mystery man appeared... a man with a sad, impenetrable face. Who was that man? What was his secret? See more »
The film spawned hundreds of unofficial sequels. Some incorrectly--and unauthorized--had "Django" in the title, so as to cash in on the original. The film was so popular in Germany that almost every Franco Nero western there, bears the "Django" name. See more »
After Django smacks Ricardo with the butt of his own rifle and throws it back to him, Ricardo angrily readies the rifle with the intention of shooting Django. Although a metallic clicking sound is heard, he is actually shown to be miming the action (presumably by mistake)--his hand is not within the lever. See more »
If you're a coffin maker... sure did pick a good town to settle, sure did.
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The USA DVD has both the original version, spoken in Italian, and a dubbed English version. See more »
Django (Franco Nero The Fifth Cord, Hitch-Hike) is a gristled man-of-action who strolls the desert dragging his coffin of hell behind him. Django sets up shop one day at the local whorehouse of a veritable ghost town set up between the two warring factions of Major Jackson (Eduardo Fajardo Nightmare City, Oasis of the Zombies) with his red hooded militia and General Hugo (José Bódalo Companeros) with his Mexican ex-patriots. Django's no nonsense style quickly puts him smack in the middle of the fun as secrets are revealed and sides are played against each other.
Sergio Corbucci (Super Fuzz) directs this classic Italian spaghetti western. The script (while being pretty typical of the genre) manages to make Django a classic antihero thanks for the most part to Franco Nero's portrayal. The script's lack of originality doesn't stop it from having some clever set-pieces, nasty violence and even a bit of dark humor (some of my favorite sequences: the clearing of the whorehouse "Don't Touch my coffin", the "ear" scene and the Mexican skeet shoot). The music is wonderful (topped of by a fun theme song sung by someone trying to channel Elvis). The cast of Italian regulars nail their parts with mucho gusto. Any fan of violent westerns Italiano-style should belly up to the bar and give Django's coffin of wonders a watch. But don't mess with it
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