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Bandidos

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1967

This semi-good gunslinger tries to take down a fast shooting bandit, but gets shot in the hands instead ending his gun shooting days. A few years later the guy with the bad hands is hoping to train someone to kill the fast shooting bandit. He finds a wanted criminal  (although he is really innocent) with fast reflexes and sets out training him. Mr. Bad Hands has little patience and gets shot down by the fast shooting bandit. Wanted criminal turned fast shooter tries to talk fast shooting bandit to helping clear his name. Eventually wanted criminal goes after fast shooting bandit and takes him down. I guess I could have actually looked up the names they used, but I liked the ones I came up with better.

This is actually a very solid spaghetti western. If I were giving letter grades to acting, story, settings, action and pace I’d say they’d all get solid B’s. One of my favorite parts of the film was the attention to small details. A good example is the main baddie and his gang are being taunted by the new gunslinger who is hiding in an old town. The main baddie being experienced in the ways of sneaking up on people removes his spurs before walking close to the building trying to track down his prey. That kind of attention to detail is what made this a strong film. Definitely worth seeing.

Director Massimo Dallamano had far more credits as a cinematographer (including Fistful of dollars and For a few dollars more) than as a director. Kind of a shame as it’s obvious that he did a fine job directing this film.

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About markmc2012

I have watched far too many horror and sc-fi shows in my life. Now I feel the need to share this wealth of knowledge and make others suffer.

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