Gunfight at Red Sands NR

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(1963) Richard Harrison, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Daniel Martin, Mikaela, Sara Lezana. This was our first Spaghetti western release many, many years ago. We've finally brought it to DVD from a beautiful widescreen color print.

Starring:
Richard Harrison, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart
Runtime:
1 hour 31 minutes

Gunfight at Red Sands

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Genres Drama, Western, Romance, Action
Director Ricardo Blasco
Starring Richard Harrison, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart
Supporting actors Mikaela, Sara Lezana, Daniel Martín, Barta Barri, Aldo Sambrell, Agustín González, Barbara Simon, Ángel Solano, Gonzalo Esquiroz, Rodolfo del Campo, Guillermo Vera, Xan das Bolas, José Calvo, José Luis Chinchilla, Tito García, Rufino Inglés, Alfonso Rojas, Rafael Vaquero
Studio Sinister Cinema
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Don G. Schley on November 26, 2010
Format: DVD
This old spaghetti Western may have been the first of its genre, and it is notable for a number of interesting thematic reversals that are carried out in subsequent spaghetti Westerns and even in later American re-assessments of the genre. The most clear-cut of these is the "bad Anglo, good Mexican" perspective that runs through the film, personified in the despicable Wilson brothers (who constantly humilate the decent Mexicans of this Texas town and make radical racial slurs against them). The same motif can be seen in the Charles Bronson-Henry Fonda faceoff in "Once Upon a Time in the West". Another is the "bad sheriff (Corbett)--good gunfighter (Ricardo "Gringo" Martinez") motif" that also comes out much, much later in the (American-made) Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio film, "The quick and the Dead", as well as in Clint Eastwood's dark and powerful "Unforgiven". While some of the acting is stilted in places, the film's departures from the classic Hollywood stereotypes that came through in the final waning days of the Western on TV, such as "Bonanza" are exactly what make it compelling.

As an afficionado of the spaghetti Western genre, above all the superlative "Once Upon a Time in the West", and the Clinton Eastwood-Sergio Leone trilogy ("The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," "Fistful of Dollars", and "For a Few Dollars More"--each of which glorifies bounty hunters rather than lawmen!) I can see where this film established several of the reversal motifs on which the subsequent great films yet rest. An added bonus is the great theme song, with its haunting refrain, "the only man you can trust is a dead man, or a Gringo like me.....".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Samuel Clemens on October 2, 2013
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Really good old fashioned western. Often cliche in a good way. While I understand the value of the reviews of the release quality and medium.... they aren't very useful for those like me who are just looking for something entertaining to watch on instant video.
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By Joesevenpac on December 17, 2013
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The video was so bad [blurred] that I couldn't watch it. I don't know if it is good or not.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By loves to read on February 18, 2014
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I think my husband and I watched about 10 minutes of this before turning it off. Terrible movie would not recommend for anyone.
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful By William Watts on January 7, 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I had already purchased this movie several times as per the ten movies box set etc etc and each time what I recieved was a blurr almost no colour or a browinish orange smudge so this time I coughed up some more hard earned $10 and because I reside in Australia I get the short back and side post wise. Well this is what I got the same quality as the crappy ten bucks for ten offer I realy dont have much idea what anyone is doing in the film I even put it into my laptop where the screen is only 15.4 inches and still I had a blur does anyone out ther have a good copy? as at this point in my life I still have yet to be able to make out who is in it what it looks like I don't think I will buy another copy untill wild east does it Al Watts Radio presenter in Australia
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