Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)

Created by japanese cult director Takashi Miike and co-produced by none other than Quentin Tarantino, "Sukiyaki Western Django" is a Western homage to the classic Samurai film genre... or is it a Samurai loveletter to the Western genre? It's hard to tell, really. Also, there's Shakespeare. Reviewed movie: SukiyakiWestern Django (Japan, 2007)Directed by: Takashi MiikeStarring … Continue reading Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)

Drumul Oaselor (1980)

The 19th century. A hidden treasure from the civil war. A band of outlaws led by a disgraced rebel captain. A taciturn stranger with supreme gunfighting skills. Shootouts, chases on horseback, ambushes and a hanging. This movie checks many key marks of your typical standard western, save one: Instead of the Wild West, it leads us into the Wallachian Wilderness.

Всадник без головы (1973)

This blog is dedicated to "unamerican" Western, and what could be more unamerican than a Russo-Cuban movie produced during the apex of the Cold War era? In "Vsadnik nez golovy", based on the novel "The Headless Horseman" by Scots-Irish novelist Thomas Mayne Reid, the Crimea stands in for Texas, Cubans represent Mexicans, and "Western traditions" … Continue reading Всадник без головы (1973)

Die Schwarzen Adler von Santa Fe (1965)

In December 1962 the movie "Der Schatz im Silbersee", based on a story by german novellist Karl May, was released. It became a smash hit - for the first time, a European production had managed to create a successful Western movie. The "Eurowestern" craze was on, and other german production companies wanted in on that … Continue reading Die Schwarzen Adler von Santa Fe (1965)

Una Pistola Per Ringo (1965)

Original movie poster for "Una Pistola Per Ringo" (1965)

Reviewed Movie: A Pistol for Ringo (Italy, 1965) Original title: Una pistola per Ringo Directed by: Duccio Tessari Starring Giuliamo Gemma (as Montgomery Wood), Fernando Sancho, Nieves Navarro, George Martin When I first started this project, the idea was to showcase the "Unamerican Westerns" I found particularly intriguing in some sort of VLOG- or Video-Review-Format. … Continue reading Una Pistola Per Ringo (1965)