Tag: Lee Van Cleef

DVD: El Condor (1970)

DVD: El Condor (1970)

January 8, 2018 | By

After Play Dirty (1969), a film that would be his last as director, Andre De Toth produced another exercise in nihilism, this time a buddy western featuring action, a few broad laughs, and risqué R-rated material, capped with a finale that leaves about half of the leading characters alive…

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The Films of Tonino Valerii, Part 1: Day of Anger (1967) + Taste of Killing (1966)

The Films of Tonino Valerii, Part 1: Day of Anger (1967) + Taste of Killing (1966)

June 14, 2015 | By

Reviews of Tonino Valerii’s first two films, the spaghetti westerns Taste of Killing (1966) from Wild East and the newly restored Day of Anger (1967) in gorgeous HD from Arrow Video USA / MVD Visual.

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BR: Day of Anger / Day of Wrath / Gunlaw / I giorni dell’ira (1967)

BR: Day of Anger / Day of Wrath / Gunlaw / I giorni dell’ira (1967)

June 14, 2015 | By

Considered a protégé of genre pioneer Sergio Leone, Tonino Valerii had already distinguished himself in his debut Taste of Killing (1966), and what was initially designed to be a B-level production suddenly became more high-profile when popular actor Giuliano Gemma wanted to tackle the role…

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BR: Big Gundown, The  / La resa dei conti (1968)

BR: Big Gundown, The / La resa dei conti (1968)

July 24, 2014 | By

Regarded by some as the greatest spaghetti western few have ever seen (genre connoisseurs excepted), Grindhouse Releasing’s 4-disc set is another landmark release featuring the original, rarely seen longer Italian cut, the shorter Columbia edit for the U.S. market augmented with 3 previously cut scenes, and a multitude of extras…

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