Weird Wednesday: GET MEAN Tonight! Huns vs. Guns and it’s FREE!
JANUARY 24 MIDNIGHT, FREE, DIR. FERDINANDO BALDI, 1976, 35MM, 84 MIN, NR
As the spaghetti western cycle reached its inevitable end in the 70s, the genre started getting weirder. Producers sought to prolong the formula by juicing it up with outside elements so audiences ended up with kung-fu westerns, sex westerns, many (bad) comedy westerns and this movie, about an American gunslinger who ends up fighting Vikings and Moors while trying to transport a Spanish Princess back to her rightful throne. The anachronisms are never explained or even alluded to. It's just a Spaghetti Western where the cigarillo-chomping man with no name wanders around medieval Europe fighting fur-clad barbarians with broadswords. Producer and star Tony Anthony was the last real Spaghetti Western star of the era. His other gimmick westerns included BLINDMAN, with Ringo Starr and COMIN' AT YA! in 3D. (Lars)
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