If it has a Region A release then I'm usually going with that. Where the film starts with a simple and basic premise about a man hired to export silver and the revolutionary who wants the same consignment of silver for his cause, the show starts to muddle itself when it moves away to a plot about the pair exploiting the Mexican Revolution for profit. Of course, nothing beats that jaw-dropping moment in The Mercenary where Nero and Musante's gang strip Palance down to nothing. Recently picked up the big gundown and navajo joe blu rays so I'm pumped for some more spaghetti westerns. The Mercenary arrives with a strong 2.
The script wears its politics on its sleeve as many Spaghetti Westerns tended to do Corbucci's classic Django standing as a fine example but it's never overbearing or at the expense of the picture's entertainment value. Clearly influenced by the success of The Good, The Bad And The Ugly made two years prior, The Mercenary relies heavily on the strength of its three leads. Yeah, 88 is a strange company. I just don't understand Kino and their lack of support for additional languages and subs. But sometimes he could play too much to the point where things start to get repetitive. I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy yourself.
No subtitles are included for this release. Bringing you all the best reviews of high definition entertainment. This is a strange thing for you to bring up Walt. It's as if a dozen or so fun and entertaining action sequences were written up and filmed but without any way to link them together in a way that felt organic. Paco and his followers are basically a rag-tag group of bandits, and what success they do have is owed almost entirely to Kowalski. In spite of its remarkable violence, The Mercenary manages to keep a sense of humor; this is as much a black comedy as it is an action film.
The Mercenary Il mercenario finds Franco Nero taking on a role very similar to the one he would so understandably comfortably inhabit in Compañeros, wherein he played a Swedish arms dealer for hire with a few tricks up his sleeve. Extras : There is an audio commentary by filmmaker Alex Cox - a surprising choice until he exports his knowledge - he is always good to listen to and knows his topic. A Slaughter Hotel his one and only foray into the celebrated giallo genre. Everything would be going swimmingly if Paco and Kowalski could stop double-crossing each other long enough to see that a man called Curly Jack Palance has been hired to kill them both. If Palance is more memorable because he's occasionally over the top, so be it but Nero and Musante definitely hold their own. Founded in April 2006, High-Def Digest is the ultimate guide for High-Def enthusiasts who demand only the best that money can buy. What we don't know is if that greed will change him permanently or whether he'll go back to his revolutionary ideals.
I used to think the same thing and just recently went down a rabbit hole of discovering some amazing spaghetti's that aren't Leone. Keller Klaus Kinski, X-Ray and his team are clueless as to who is behind these brutal crimes. There are no subtitles offered and m y has identified it as being a region 'A'-locked. If anything, I think the film is rather sardonic toward the left-wing politics of the late 1960s. Featuring some of Italian exploitation cinemas finest beauties, Rosalba Neri, Cheryl Hume and Monica Strebel, Cold Blooded Beast is a sleazy delight for anyone with passing interest in the seedier side of the genre. No longer content to toil for the rich and powerful, Roman plans to bring a new order to Mexico by force with his small ragtag gang. Gun shots do sound a little flat in some spots, but that's almost certainly an issue that stems back to the original recording rather than a problem with the disc.
Alberto Grimaldi Death Rides a Horse, produces. It's easily one of the better pasta-comedy westerns. Supporting work from Fajardo, Roca and the lovely Ms. Black levels are middling, they approach inky black but can appear a bit on the brown side during some darker scenes. The disc loads directly to a static image main menu featuring traditional navigation options. As shitty as 88's transfers can be at times they at least seem to get the audio and subtitling thing right. It may have a little too much fun in some places, but just the same it's a wild ride.
With no noticeable defects to distract from the dusty exteriors or the deep dreamy pools of Nero's trademark eyes, the image here is nothing short of top-notch. Final Thoughts: The Mercenary is top notch entertainment, a gritty Spaghetti Western helmed by one of the best directors to work in the genre and played by a very game cast. Palance is, however, the real scene stealer here. But then the film moves away from him for a solid forty minutes when he could have been a terrific antagonizing presence for our mismatched heroes - even if the permed curls look a little ridiculous on a steely mug like Palance's. Nothing too distracting but noticeable all the same. The movie itself has a few continuity problems, especially at the beginning.
It may not be as sharp as Corbucci's , but if you're a genre fan, you should give this one a watch. Is it a member of his staff, or have one of his charges finally snapped and started to act out on their perverse fantasies on their fellow inmates? He exudes coolness here as a deadly gun- for- hire with a cynical attitude toward humanity in general. The track is clean and nicely balanced offering up dialogue that is perfectly easy to understand. Death Rides a Horse screenwriter Luciano Vincenzoni once again pens the script with the collaboration of Corbucci, Sergio Spina, and Adriano Bolzoni. Edge enhancement and noise reduction are never a problem, the film's grain structure looks nice and natural. Vital Disc Stats: The Blu-ray The Mercenary makes its way to Blu-ray courtesy of Kino Lorber Studio Classics.
She is that rare female who looks more beautiful without make-up than with. Keller Klaus Kinski, X-Ray and his team are clueless as to who is behind these brutal crimes. A Slaughter Hotel his one and only foray into the celebrated giallo genre. Honestly, in this story they are as memorable as Newman and Redford at their best. Colors are stable and bold allowing for some vibrant primaries. You of all people should understand that certain dubs work better than others regardless of the spoken language of a few actors. There is a quite good audio commentary by Alex Cox as well.
The score by the iconic Ennio Morricone , , , , , etc. Featuring some of Italian exploitation cinemas finest beauties, Rosalba Neri, Cheryl Hume and Monica Strebel, Cold Blooded Beast is a sleazy delight for anyone with passing interest in the seedier side of the genre. While being a fun and entertaining flick, Corbucci's 1968 venture The Mercenary featuring genre legends Franco Nero, Tony Musante, and Jack Palance starts out lean and mean, but gets bogged down and repetitive when it arrives at the finish line. Sure, they're fun to watch. Paco is constantly having his hide saved by the white European mercenary, even at the very end of the film.