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Two Great Spaghetti Westerns,
This review is from: Django & Django Strikes Again (DVD)
Django and its sequel are well known to fans of the Spaghetti Western, legendary for their action, nerve, and impact on the genre. The original is very similar to A Fistful of Dollars (lone gunman comes to a wretched town with two gangs ruling it) but the film appears even more low-budget and nasty than the Leone film. For SW fans, the dvd release is a dream come true. Django Strikes Again is an excellent action film made long after the SW fad had run its course. It manages to be true to the conventions of the genre while still being palatable to a wide modern audience. It has many amazing action scenes, and definitely was worthy of a USA release...but none of the Django films ever appeared here theatrically (and there were over 50 sequels to the original!). Nero is good as the mysterious gunfighter and has matured into a solid presence onscreen. Filmed in Colombia, Django Strikes Back is recommended to any fan of the action genre.