Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Son of Django review

Son of Django (Il figlio di Django) (1967) AKA Vengeance is a Colt 45, Return of Django
Dir. Osvaldo Civirani
Staring  Gabriele Tinti, Guy Madison

After seeing his father Django shot in the back and burned alive as a child, the adult son of Django injects himself into a local dispute to get revenge of the man responsible.

So this is a film that seems to have been quickly re-titled to cash in on the sucess of Django, coming in the year after the original films release. It's a pretty simple revenge story, with a man wandering into a town where the two men that were responsible for murdering his father are in the middle of a land war. He asserts himself into the conflict, learns which of the men was responsible, and then goes after him. 

The preacher Gus Flemming,played by Guy Madison is probably the most interesting thing about the movie. He was an ex gunfighter and friend of Django, that saved his son and made sure he was tended to after his father was murdered, and has since put down his guns and entered the ministry. There is probably a more interesting story about him then the story the movie tells.

Overall I don't know if this is something that I would recommend. It's not awful, but there's better ways to spend 90 minutes.

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