Review: The Big Gundown (1966)

Don’t underestimate Lee Van Cleef, he also shoots faster than Lucky Luke’s shadow.

blu“THE BIG GUNDOWN” (La Resa Dei Conti)
1966
Spaghetti-Western
Italy

Director: Sergio Sollima
Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Tomas Milian, Walter Barnes
Distributor: Grindhouse Releasing
Runtime: 95 mins
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“I’ll get you! You can’t run fast enough or far enough. I’ll hunt you down and kill you like the rotten beast you are.”

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Bounty hunter Corbet (Van Cleef) gets a last mission before getting ellected as Governour. Find and kill a Mexican (Milian)who allegedly has raped and killed a young girl. On his hunt he slowly finds out that he’s probably after a wrongly accused man.

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This movie is so good it hurts. Morricone with one of his best soundtracks ever. Great cinematography. A well executed story of moral corruption of the elite. The chemistry between Milian and Van Cleef is a joy to watch. Ends with one of the best showdowns in the genre. A must-see for spaghetti-western afficionados, or even movie afficionados all together.

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What an amazing release from Grindhouse Releasing! The ┬ámovie in two different versions (Italian 110 mins & American 95 mins) on two Blu-Rays, a Dvd version and an extra soundtrack Cd. Did I mention the truckload of extras? It’s so much I had to pause midway in a Sollima interview to write this review. I love this one, all movie-releases should have been as dedicated as this.

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