"A gritty story of seething hatred
and thrilling adventure.
John Warner (George Hilton)
is a rebel soldier who deserts his outfit on the eve of battle
and goes over the border into Mexico to be with his girlfriend
when she gives birth to their child. When he arrives Warner
finds that his fianc?has died in childbirth and her father
lust only to kill him. Raw, savage Western fare in the tradition
of A Fistful Of Dollars, co-directed
by Lucio Fulci, one of the masters of blood-soaked Italian
horror/fantasies and sexy thrillers."
- from DVD
I always get excited when finding a Lucio Fulci movie I haven't seen before, and this was no different.
I'd already seen Fulci's "Four of the Apocalypse"
and I liked that one. This one is a bit different then most
other spaghetti westerns I've seen. The main plot though has
a familiar revenge topic. I thought I had my "hero"
figured out in the beginning, but that changed after a while.
I didn't really know whom I wanted to "win" during
the movie. I have some mixed feelings about this one actually.
It has a nice feel to it, but there are many things I didn't
like about it as well. The first half is really good, but
the second half seems a bit messy. There are several pointless
scenes that just seem to be there to make the runtime longer.
Actually, the movie could have been finished at the middle
during one stupid scene. I ended up feeling a bit disappointed
about this one. It's not all bad though, there are some nice
moments as well and Ernest Borgnine
does a good acting job with his Sandoval character.
If you're a big spaghetti fan, it's worth checking out, otherwise
I'd let this one slip by.
Want more info on this movie?:
Buy "A Bullet for Sandoval" at:
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