Django, a review by Antares
Django (1966) 68/100 - Good beginning and a good ending, unfortunately the rest of the film makes you truly appreciate what a genius Sergio Leone was with his four westerns. It appeared to me that Corbucci never really had the same love of the American west and Hollywood's vision as Leone did. When Leone created for the screen, it was a love affair, with Corbucci, it's all just matter of fact, mud and violence. There were times when it bordered on camp with so many ridiculous moments of unreal violence, something that must have inspired Sam Peckinpah when he made The Wild Bunch, as the ambush scene is eerily similar to Peckinpah's blood bath at the fiesta. I did enjoy Franco Nero's performance though, he definitely had that certain something that screamed screen presence. I watched it in its original Italian soundtrack, maybe I should have used the English dubbing. I may have liked it more, because the cheesy dubbing is what makes most spaghetti westerns entertaining. Oh, and one final note, I spoke of the campy nature of certain scenes, well, this was definitely further augmented by the horrible soundtrack by Luis Bacalov. Ennio Morricone he is not.
What the color coding means...
Teal = Masterpiece
Dark Green = Classic or someday will be
Lime Green = A good, entertaining film
Orange = Average
Red = Cinemuck
Brown = The color of crap, which this film is
(From Antares' Short Summations on January 24th, 2013)
The Man with the Golden Gun, a review by GSyren
(From Reviews and ramblings by Gunnar on August 30th, 2013)
Weekend Movie Marathon: TV Show Reunion Movies, a review by addicted2dvd
The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!
In Reunion!, folks come home to Hazzard and discover a plot to turn Hazzard Swamp into a theme park...leaving the swamp critters high and dry. Before you can say wait a durn minute, the cousins are back in the General Lee, tearing up the roads to stop the nefarious scheme.
The Dukes of Hazzard has been a favorite of mine since my childhood! Good Ole Boys... General Lee... and of course Daisy Duke! What more could any all American Red-Blooded country boy ask for? It was so good to see so many of the original cast back for this reunion movie. Unfortunately Sorrel Brooks, who played Boss Hogg, passed away before the making of this movie. But they were sure to do right by his memory in this movie. Back in the '80s and '90s I was huge into Martial Arts movies... since then I have not watch many. But it was cool seeing Cynthia Rothrock... and her talented feet in this movie. Almost makes me want to go out and pick up some of her old martial arts movies. Whatever happen to her anyway?... I haven't seen or heard much of her for a long time now. Unfortuinately there is no extras what so ever on this disc.
(From Weekend Movie Marathon: TV Show Reunion Movies on June 14th, 2008)