The Hellbenders - Digitally Remastered NR CC

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Screen legend Joseph Cotten stars as the fanatical patriarch of a family of ex-Confederate killers who massacre an army convoy to finance an invasion of the North. But before they can re-ignite the Civil War, they'll have to smuggle a coffin crammed with stolen cash across a frontier enflamed by lust, violence and extreme vengeance. Featuring a classic score by Ennio Morricone.

Starring:
Joseph Cotten, Norma Bengell
Runtime:
1 hour, 33 minutes

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Genres Drama, Western, Romance, Adventure, Action
Director Sergio Corbucci
Starring Joseph Cotten, Norma Bengell
Supporting actors Al Mulock, Aldo Sambrell, Julián Mateos, Ángel Aranda, Gino Pernice, Julio Peña, Claudio Gora, Ennio Girolami, José Nieto, María Martín, Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia, Rafael Vaquero, Simón Arriaga, José Canalejas, Álvaro de Luna, Claudio Scarchilli, Benito Stefanelli, Gene Collins
Studio TGG Direct
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By RDP on January 15, 2013
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"The Hellbenders," directed by Segio Corbucci, is essential viewing for fans of the Western genre. The film's plot revolves around ex Confederate Colonel Jonas , played by Joseph Cotton, and his sons, Ben, greedy Nat, and rapist Jeff. Determined to reorganize the Southern Army and defeat the Union, Colonel Jonas and his sons massacre a platoon of Union soldiers transporting a consignment of banknotes and conceals the loot in a coffin supposedly belonging to a deceased Confederate officer, Captain Ambrose, who was killed in the Battle of Nashville. They hire a drunken prostitute named Kitty to pretend to be the officer's widow. The film has a plot similar to Vera Cruz, in which Burt Lancaster, a dandy gunfighter, and Gary Cooper, a former Confederate Colonel, team up to escort a carriage with a French countess to Vera Cruz, for the Emperor Maximilian. In fact, a hoard of gold is hidden aboard the carriage. The score by Ennio Morricone is haunting, while the cinematography by Enzo Barboni is ravishing. Joseph Cotton, always one of my favorite actors, creates a vivid portrait of a man who is unaware that he has been corrupted by the cause he's fought so long for. I give The Hellbenders Five Stars.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robbie Enero on February 13, 2013
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This is the movie for the man. You'll ride long-winded along side this gun-slinging flick where "don't trust nobody" is the only way out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Morbius on April 16, 2013
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This quirky western has a fantastic plot more evocative of TV's "The Wild Wild West" than a standard oater. Joseph Cotten is superb here with his delightfully twisted, Southern rebel ways, his fine Mercury Players' theatrical playing style... all in fine fettle well past his career's high noon. Cotten appears to have cared not the least about the critics which makes his performance all the more delicious.
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SPOILERS : BIG TIME : : Fanatical Confederate Officer with sons hijack Federal Gold Shipment. Uses coffins as a transporter. Approached by the Union Army, barroom brawlers, mexican bandits, indians to name a few. They dig up the wrong coffin which was buried as a deception; the sons kill each other in greed, and the father dies in torment and shame. End of story.ZERO stars [ Joseph Cotten has done so much better. ] You can do a lot better. Watch ReBoot; you will learn something.
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