Now that DJANGO UNCHAINED has taught everyone how to pronounce Django (and gotten the theme song stuck in everyone's head), we're bringing the new digital restoration of Sergio Corbucci's groundbreaking and wildly violent classic to the Ritz screen for a few select shows. Even more exciting is the following week's screeningsof Sergio Sollima's THE BIG GUNDOWN, which has only been released in the U.S. in a severely truncated version, and is now being presented in its complete form.
The world of Spaghetti Westerns is far wider than most casual film observers may realize, and while you have our permission to skip 90% of them, you cannot be a serious film lover without an acquaintance of, not only Sergio Leone, but the other two Sergios: Corbucci and Sollima. Sergio Corbucci (DJANGO, THE MERCENARY, NAVAJO JOE, etc.), was a master, and deserves to better known as an auteur of violence, irony, and movement. Sergio Sollima (THE BIG GUNDOWN, FACE TO FACE) is as well known for his urban crime movies like REVOLVER and VIOLENT CITY, but his acknowledged masterpiece is THE BIG GUNDOWN, a movie rooted in the geopolitical zeitgeist of the late '60s, and featuring Lee Van Cleef and the brilliant Tomas Milian at their very best. Ennio Morricone's score is one of his most effective ever.
DJANGO plays at Ritz, Lake Creek and Slaughter. Buy those tickets here.
THE BIG GUNDOWN starts next weekend at Ritz. Tickets for those shows are here.