Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Keoma (1976)

Far International Films (Italy)
Directed by Enzo G. Castellari
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia
(Blu-ray, Mill Creek)

Half-breed Franco Nero returns to his hometown only to find it run by his half brothers for their own profit. The town is suffering from the plague, with the afflicted sent to a slave mining camp. Nero saves a pregnant woman from the camp, then decides to confront his brothers. He gets help from family friend Woody Strode and his aging father. Stylishly directed by by Castellari, but marred by gimmicky slow motion shootouts and meandering plot, much of it apparently improvised. Horrid soundtrack doesn't help. One of the last of the spaghetti westerns.

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