stars as Burt Sullivan, a tough Texas sheriff who heads deep
into Mexico with his younger brother to arrest the man who
murdered their father years earlier. But when they uncover
a shocking family secret, the brothers find themselves trapped
in a lawless land where violence is a pastime, vengeance is
a birthright and sudden death is a way of life.
Also known as The Avenger, this rarely
seen 1966 western was directed by Ferdinando
at Ya!) with cinematography by Enzo
Call Me Trinity), and is packed
with all the explosive action, epic locales and remarkable
music that came to define the 'Spaghetti Western' genre."
- from DVD
Texas, Adios is the movie in the "Once
Upon a Time in Italy" collection I'm least fond of. By
all means, there are far worse spaghetti westerns out there,
it's just that the others in the collection are all so great!
There were some things I did like about it, like the scenery
was nice and Franco Nero
did a good job as always. Other then that, I found it to be
pretty ordinary. Some of the acting is bad, the score is very
forgettable, and the story didn't appeal to me that much.
There were too many "soap-opera" intrigues for my
taste. At the beginning of the movie, I felt like I were watching
an episode of "Little House
on the Prairie" or "Bonanza",
and that isn't a very good sign in my book.. I just didn't
think it had a spaghetti western feel over it, and Nero hit
the nail on the head on the DVD extra interview when he said
Texas, Adios could have been an American western movie. And
if given a choice between American westerns and spaghetti
westerns, I'd choose the spaghetti's any day!
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