Four of the Apocalypse (1975)

Directors: Lucio Fulci
Genre: Spaghetti Western


"Uncut. Uncensored. Unseen For Over 25 Years!

Having survived a vigilante slaughter, four hard-luck strangers - gambler Stubby Preston (Fabio Testi), a pregnant prostitute (Lynne Frederick), the town drunk (Michael J. Pollard) and a madman who sees dead people (Harry Baird) - escape into the lawless frontier. But when they meet a sadistic bandit named Chaco (Tomas Milian), the four are plunged into a nightmare of torture, brutality and beyond. In a land that screams with the pain of the damned, can four lost souls find redemption and revenge?

Due to its graphic violence, Four of the Apocalypse was banned or censored in many countries and never seen in America. Meanwhile, fans - and Lucio Fulci himself - considered it to be one of the greatest films of the maestro's career. " - from DVD Pacific

My oppinion:
I was really intrigued with the thought of a Fulci western, as I'd never seen any of those, and it didn't disappoint. The movie is kind of slow paced, but that's something I enjoy in westerns. The photography is very good and the movie has a nice atmosphere. Some characters are also cool, like the evil villain. You also get some nice action sequences, and of course, Fulci adds some nice gory touches as well. "Four of the Apocalypse" is a tragic story that worked very well in my opinion even though it doesn't match Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns.
Highly recommended for Fulci fans and should be seen by fans of the genre!

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