6 to 6.75 stars: High Average


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 6 to 6.75 stars: High Average. 

These movies follow genre conventions pretty closely and some are popular among genre fans, but they suffer from poorer execution or budgets. They are enjoyable but necessarily ‘good.’ Most are an acquired taste. Examples: W Django!El Rojo, and Ringo Face of Revenge.

Many of the Eurowesterns that I am most fond of are found among these movies. A “*” is used to indicate this ‘fondness’.’

6.75 of 10

Black Jack (1968, Gianfranco Baldandello)*

El Puro (1969, Edoardo Mulargia)*

This movie is #38 on the SWDB essential westerns list and it is #19 on SWDB’s Alternative Top 20. These rankings represent the fondness that many fans have for this film as well as the very similar Black Jack (1968). Both are no-budget, gritty, grindhouse-flea pit cult classics.

My Name is Pecos (1966, Maurizio Lucidi)*

They Call Him Cemetery (1971, Giuliano Carmineo)

Born to Kill (1967, Antonio Mollica)*

One More to Hell (1968, Gionvanni Fago)*

Colt in the Hand of the Devil (1967, Sergio Bergonzelli)*

A Coffin for the Sheriff (1965, Mario Caiano)*

Fort Yuma Gold (1966, Giorgio Ferroni)

Gunman Sent By God (1968, Giorgio Ferroni)

The Tramplers (1965, Albert Band)*

Kill or be Killed (1966, Tanio Boccia)

Django Kills Softly (1968, Masimmo Pupillo)

Taste of Vengeance (1966, Tonino Valerri)

Elpuro_theatrical_italyHole in the Forehead (1968, Giuseppe Vari)*

Gentleman Killer (1967, Giorgio Stegani)

Cjamango (1967, Edoardo Mulargia)

Ballad of a Pistolero (1967, Alfio Caltabiano)

Son of Django (1967, Osvaldo Civiriani)

A Stranger in Paso Bravo (1968, Salvatore Rosso)

Up the MacGregors (1967, Franco Giraldi)

Roy Colt and Winchester Jack (1970, Mario Bava)

God Made Them . . . I Kill Them (1968, Paolo Bianchi)

Ringo, Face of Revenge (1967, Mario Caiano)*

Thompson 1880 (1968, Guido Zurli)*

Apocalypse Joe (1970, Leopolodo Savona)

Finger on the Trigger (1965, Sidney Pink)

Mutiny at Fort Sharp (1966, Fernando Cerchio)

The Longest Hunt (1968, Bruno Cornucci)

Between God, the Devil, and a Winchester (1968, Mario Girolami)

El Bandido Malpelo (1971, Giuseppe Scottese)

God in the Heaven, Arizona in Earth (1972, Juan Bosch)*

My Horse, My Gun, Your Widow (1972, Juan Bosch)

Sonora (1968, Alfonso Balcazar)

Billy the Kid (1964, Leon Kimovsky)

Tierra Brava (1969, Leon Klimovsky)*

Challenge of Mackenna (1970, Leon Klimovsky)*

The Return of Clint the Stranger (1972, George Martin)*

Garringo (1969, Rafael Romero Marchent)*

Manos Torpes (1970, Rafael Romero Marchent)*

Hands of a Gunman (1965, Rafael Romero Marchent)*

Killer Calibre .32 (1967, Alfonso Brescia)

Tomb of the Pistolero (1964, Amando de Ossario)*

Doc, Hands of Steel (1965, Alfonso Balcazar)

Shades of Zorro (1962, Joaquin Luis Romero Marchent)

Raise Your Hands, Dead Man, You’re Under Arrest (1971, Leon Klimovsky)

Reverend Colt (1970, Leon Klimovsky)

Law of Violence (1969, Gianni Crea)

Seven Winchesters for a Massacre (1967, Enzo Castellari)*

I Came, I Saw, I Shot (1968, Enzo Castellari)

Ringo and Gringo Against All (1966, Bruno Corbucci)*

Adios, Sabata (1970, Gianfranco Parolini)*

The Return of Sabata (1971, Gianfranco Parolini)

Have a Good Funeral, Friend . . . Sartana Will Pay (1970, Guilano Carmineo)

I Am Sartana, Trade Your Guns for a Coffin (1970, Guilano Carmineo)*

In the West there was a Man Names Invincible (1973, Guiliano Carmineo)*

Find a Place to Die (1968, Guiliano Carmieno)*

W Django (1971,Edoardo Mulargia)*

The Unholy Four (1970, Enzo Barboni)*

Long Ride from Hell (1968, Camillo Bazzoni)

Chapaqua’s Gold (1970, Giancarlo Romitelli)

A Man Called Sledge (1970, Vic Morrow)

The Man Called Noon (1973, Peter Collinson)

Mannaja, A Man Called Blade (1977, Sergio Martino)

Sony and jed (1972, Sergio Corbucci)

Silver Saddle (1977, Lucio Fulci)

Gunfight at Red Sands (1963, Ricardo Blasco)*

Ride and Kill (1964, Jose Luis Borau and Mario Caiano)*

Bullets Don’t Argue (1964, Mario Caino)

Gunmen of the Rio Grande (1964, Tulio Demichelli)*

The Man from Oklahoma (1964, Jaime Balcazar and Roberto Montero)

Sheriff Was A Lady (1964, Sobey Martin)

The Last Tomahawk (1965, Harald Reinl)

The Treasure of the Aztecs (1965, Robert Siodmak)

Pyramid of the Sun (1965, Robert Siodmak)

Legacy of the Incas (1965, Georg Marischka)

Wild West Story (1964, Börje Nyberg, IMDb, SWDb)

  • I don’t speak Swedish, but I still found this early Scandanavian comedy western enjoyable. Though it relies on sight gags and slapstick, it is still a bit more clever than most of the later Italian comedy westerns.

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Guns for San Sebatian (1968, Henri Verneuil)

Pride and Vengeance (1968, Luigi Bazzoni)

Kucuk Kovboy (The Little Cowboy) (1973, Guido Zurli)

Olumsuzler (Immortals) (1969, Savas Esici)

Kanunsuz Kahraman – Ringo Kid (Unlawful Hero – Ringo Kid) (1967, Zafer Davutoglu)

They Call Me Lucky (1973, Peter Henkel)*

Madron (1970, Jerry Hopper)*

El Condor (1970, John Guillermin)*

Five Savage Men (1970, Ron Joy)

Dollar for the Dead (1998, Gene Quintano)

Boss Nigger (1975, Jack Arnold)*

The Legend of Nigger Charley (1972, Martin Goldman)*

Sukiyaki Western Django (2007, Takashi Miike)

6.5 of 10

The Specialist (1969, Sergio Corbucci)

This movie is #40 on SWDB’s best westerns list and it is #3 on SWDB’s Alternative Top 20. Needless to say, I think that this over-rating a mediocre and disappointing effort from Corbucci.

Scalps (1987, Bruno Mattei)

Tex and the Lord of the Deep (1985, Duccio Tessari)

Johnathan of the Bears (1993, Enzo Castellari)

Pistol for a Hundred Coffins (1968, Umberto Lenzi)*

Gun Shy Piluk (1968, Guido Celano)*

Shotgun (1968, Roberto Mauri)

El Rojo (1967, Leopoldo Savona)

El Cisco (1966, Sergio Bergonzelli)

Hate for Hate (1967, Domenico Paolella)

The Boldest Job in the West (1972, José Antonio de la Loma)

Django Against Sartana (1970, Pasquale Squitieri)

For One Thousand Dollars a Day (1968, Silvio Amadio)

No Room to Die (1969, Sergio Garrone)*

Vendetta at Dawn (1971, Sergio Garrone)

Revenge for Revenge (1968, Mario Colucci)

Taste of Death (1968, Sergio Merolle)

Copperface (1968, Umberto Lenzi)

30 Winchesters for El Diablo (1965, Gianfranco Baldandello)*

Death Rides Along (1970, Giuseppe Vari)

Drummer of Vengeance (1971, Mario Garizzo)

Dead for a Dollar (1968, Osvaldo Civiriani)

Carambola (1974, Ferdinando Baldi)

They Still Call Me Amen (1973, Alfio Catalbiano)

Tequila (1973, Tulio Demecheli)

Ringo’s Big Night (1966, Mario Maffei)

Killer Adios (1968, Primo Zeglio)

Take a Hard Ride (1975, Antonio Margheriti)

The Texican (Lesley Selander, 1966)

Custer of the West (1967, Robert Siodmak)

Chino (1973, John Sturges)

The Deserter (1971, Burt Kennedy)

White Fang (1972, Lucio Fulci)

Challenge to White Fang (1972, Lucio Fulci)

Los Irrompibles (1975, Emilio Vieyra)

6.25 of 10

Pecos Cleans Up (1968, Maurizio Lucidi)

Killer Kid (1967, Leopoldo Savona)

6 of 10

Shango (1970, Edoardo Mulargia)

The Last Gun (1964, Sergio Bergonzelli)*

I’ll Sell My Skin Dearly (1968, Ettore Maria Fizzarotti)

The Price of Death (1971, Lorenzo Gicca Palli)

His Name is King (1971, Giancarlo Romitelli)

Twenty Paces to Death (1970, Manuel Estaba and Antonio Mollica)

Twice a Judas (1969, Nando Cicero)

Death Played the Flute (1972, Angelo Pannaccio)

More Dollars for the MacGregors (1970, Jose Luis Merino)

Dynamite Jim (1966, Alfonso Balcazar)

Go With God, Gringo (1966, Edoardo Mulargia)

Savage Pampas (1966, Hugo Fregonese)

Man from Canyon City (1965, Alfonso Balcazar)

A Girl is a Gun (1971, Luc Moullet)

Rating the Eurowesterns: 5 to 5.5 stars:  Low Average.

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