Review: Sabata (1969)

He’s not only a good shooter. He’s also a major dice-thrower, coin-flipper and ass-kicker!

dvd“SABATA”
1969
Spaghetti-Western
Italy

Director: Gianfranco Parolini
Stars: Lee Van Cleef, William Berger, Pedro Sanchez
Distributor: MGM
Runtime: 106 mins
DVD REGION 1

“You’ll keep firing and I’ll load. O.k.?”

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A massive bank heist shakes Daugherty City, but the righteous gunslinger, Sabata bring the robbers(killed) and the money back. The ones behind it, a triangle of powerful people in the city, tries to kill off Sabata when he starts snooping around and blackmailing the bastards. But, that’s not the easiest task in the world.

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So many set pieces, so many great characters. Lots going on that keeps this film floating and keeping the momentum interesting. Van Cleef is much the character as he use to play in these movies…thankfully, and his use of firearms is a whole lot of fun! The soundtrack is awesome, and the plot…as they say: It’s all about the money! Another dusty, windy treat for us crazy fans of the genre.

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