Django Kill: If You Live Shoot

Django Kill: If You Live Shoot

Director: Giulio Questi, Tomas Milian, Raymond Lovelock, Piero Lulli

Cast: Giulio Questi, Tomas Milian, Raymond Lovelock, Piero Lulli

     
 

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In this spaghetti western, a cowboy rides into a town that two gangs have taken over. One of the gangs wears black leather and rides white horses. The other gang belongs to a storekeeper. The stranger and the two Indians who assist him manage to survive a massacre between the two rival gangs.

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In this spaghetti western, a cowboy rides into a town that two gangs have taken over. One of the gangs wears black leather and rides white horses. The other gang belongs to a storekeeper. The stranger and the two Indians who assist him manage to survive a massacre between the two rival gangs.

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Despite its setting and plot trappings, Django, Kill! If You Live, Shoot! is not the average 'spaghetti western.' There are occasional outbursts of brutal action but director/co-writer Giulio Questi is much more interested in using the film's revenge and search-for-gold plot elements as a vehicle to create a eccentric, often darkly humorous commentary the greed and hypocrisy that often lie beneath the veneer of a 'civilized' society. Thus, the usual spaghetti western thrills take a backseat to surreal flights of fancy and the approach to plotting and performance is handled in an arch, highly stylized manner that has more in common with David Lynch than it does with Sergio Leone. As a result, Django, Kill! If You Live, Shoot! is likely to confound viewers looking for straightforward action but fans of art-house weirdness will find plenty to enjoy in this film: Franco Arcalli's editing makes dazzling use of rapid-cut montages in a way that is a good 15 years ahead of its time and Questi creates a variety of unforgettably bizarre setpieces from start to finish, the most memorable being a scene where wealth-hungry townspeople rip into a dying man after discovering the bullets riddling his body are made of gold. Django, Kill! If You Live, Shoot! further benefits from above-average acting, with Tomas Milian creating a compelling presence as the film's vengeful hero and Ray Lovelock providing a memorably expressive turn in a challenging, mostly silent role as the town's one innocent character. In the end, Django, Kill! If You Live, Shoot!s is a bit too eccentric and brutal to be recommended to the casual viewer but offers an unforgettable experience for cult movie fans with a taste for the eccentric.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/03/2012
UPC:
0827058703994
Original Release:
1967
Rating:
NR
Source:
Blue Underground
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:57:00
Sales rank:
36,827

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Django, Tell! - Interviews with Co-Writer/Director Giulio Questi and Stars Tomas Milian & Ray Lovelock; Theatrical Trailer; Poster & Still Gallery

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