A gunman teams up with his long-lost brothers--a French hypnotist and a Japanese kung-fu expert--to fight a villain who is obsessed with Roman emperor Julius Caesar, to the point of having ...
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A gunman teams up with his long-lost brothers--a French hypnotist and a Japanese kung-fu expert--to fight a villain who is obsessed with Roman emperor Julius Caesar, to the point of having built a palace, complete with slave girls, a huge sunken bath and his own "Praetorian Guard", and who is trying to cheat them out of a gold mine left to them by their father.Written by
I like my curries hot and my Spaghetti Westerns ridiculous, and this film is ridiculous in the extreme, which is why it's also so much fun.
Three men from different places in the West are given letters stating that they have inherited a gold mine from their previously unknown father. One of them is a lightning fast gunfighter with a four-barelled gun amongst other gadgets, the other uses magnetism to fight folks, and the last is a half Japanese karate expert. All three are half brothers and all three are about to go head to head with one of the strangest bad guy's you'll see in a Spaghetti Western.
Sure, he's a rich landowner with loads of underlings who owns everything in the local town and just loves bumping people off and taking their land, but he's also obsessed with Julius Ceaser to the point where he lives in a huge villa done up with ancient Roman pillars and a bathhouse, has a historian dictate the biography of Ceaser to him, and sits outside in a gilded chair while someone belly dances for him. Actor Enrico Maria Salerno usually plays downtrodden, broken characters but here he looks like he's having the time of his life.
For the most part the plot is your usual good guys versus bad guys, but when it's interlaced with at least two musical numbers, belly dancing, a catfight (much to the delight of the main characters), and a showdown in a room full of steam, you can't really complain, can you?
There's loads of shoot-outs too and not a few minutes pass before something strange or outlandish happens. I love the stranger Westerns and keep finding them without even much effort, so I'm just going to keep on searching.
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