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Django, Prepare a Coffin (1968)

Preparati la bara! (original title)
Not Rated | | Western, Action | 27 January 1968 (Italy)
A gunfighter forms a gang of "deceased" execution victims to get revenge on the politician and outlaw who killed his wife.

Director:

Ferdinando Baldi

Writers:

Franco Rossetti (story), Franco Rossetti (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Hill ... Django
Horst Frank ... David Barry
George Eastman ... Lucas
Bruna Simionato Bruna Simionato ... Mercedes (as Barbara Simon)
Pinuccio Ardia ... Orazio
Guido Lollobrigida Guido Lollobrigida ... Jonathan Abbott (as Lee Burton)
Gianni Brezza Gianni Brezza ... Alvarez
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ... Pat O'Connor (as Ivan Scratuglia)
Luciano Rossi ... Yankee Jack (as Edward G. Ross)
Andrea Scotti Andrea Scotti ... Lucas Henchman
Roberto Simmi Roberto Simmi ... Wallace
Spartaco Conversi Spartaco Conversi ... Another one of the Hanged
Franco Balducci Franco Balducci ... Sheriff
Adriana Giuffrè Adriana Giuffrè ... Yankee Jack's Wife
Lucio De Santis ... Another one of the Hanged
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Storyline

A mysterious gunfighter named Django is employed by a local crooked political boss as a hangman to execute innocent locals framed by the boss, who wants their land. What the boss doesn't know is that Django isn't hanging the men at all, just making it look like he is, and using the men he saves from the gallows to build up his own "gang" in order to take revenge on the boss, who, with Django's former best friend, caused the death of his wife years before. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Implacable as destiny... Inevitable as death See more »

Genres:

Western | Action

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 January 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Django, Prepare a Coffin See more »

Filming Locations:

Elios Film, Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Following the success of the Bud Spencer/Terence Hill Italo western comedies in Germany this film was re-released as a re-dubbed comedy version in the late 1970s. Therefore it was heavily cut to 82 minutes and changed in plot. Django (now renamed to Joe) even mentions "the big" a few times referring to several characters of Bud Spencer in other movies. See more »

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Lucas is wearing a coat with a modern plastic button on its back. See more »

Alternate Versions

When the film was released in cinema in Sweden, almost all the violence was removed. 11 cuts(!) were made. See more »

Connections

References Texas, Adios (1966) See more »

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You'd Better Smile
Performed by Nicola Di Bari
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2nd best to the original! A great movie!
28 March 2004 | by AriSquadSee all my reviews

Here is a early film of Terence Hill as Django, the legendary machine-gunning mystery man always bent on revenge. This is a terrific film and the best Django since the original with Franco Nero. Terence Hill plays the part perfectly & along with a very good cast. Django had always been one of my favorite western characters. The character is always so dark and without the pretentiousness that some westerns have at times. If you like westerns that are dark & all about revenge you will really enjoy this. The soundtrack is great with the usual belting out of "DJANGOOOO!!!" that you'll find in various songs that are in the other 857645645645645 Django movies. If you ever find a copy of this film pick it up for sure, it is almost impossible to find these days.


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