Latest Spaghetti Westerns Stories

2010-09-27 08:32:00

SHANGHAI, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The new full-length trailer for MK Media Productions' highly anticipated motion picture Shangdown: The Way Of The Spur debuted today. Shangdown: The Way Of The Spur, starring Christian Bachini and The Way Of The Dragon's famous villain Jon T. Benn, and directed by Jakob Montrasio, pays homage to the violent and gritty Spaghetti Western genre while adding an Asian twist. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, click:...

2008-09-13 00:00:21

By Bob Strauss Spaghetti Westerns and samurai films have shared sensibilities since Sergio Leone remade Akira Kurosawa's "Yojimbo" as "A Fistful of Dollars." But the two genres have never been mashed up quite as crazily as Takashi Miike has done it in "Sukiyaki Western Django." It's got gunfighters and horses and cowboy hats, but it's definitely set in Japan. (When, exactly, is purposely unclear, but there is a Gatling gun). Though it is specifically inspired by the Django series, fans of...

2008-07-25 00:00:32

By Geoffrey Macnab 'The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly' has been restored, re-cut with formerly deleted scenes, and re-released. Geoffrey Macnab tells the story of Sergio Leone's once-overlooked masterpiece There is a certain irony in the veneration now accorded Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The film (re-released in the UK this summer) is acknowledged as probably the greatest of all the Italian spaghetti Westerns. Running a full three hours in its restored version, it...

2008-07-24 21:00:31

By Andrew Smith asmith@@dailyherald.com Roger Parolini's love of music began as it did for many of us: during that first musical production in elementary school. "In first grade, I was in a school musical where eight of us kids had our faces peeking through holes in a screen - from close to the ground to higher up off the ground - to illustrate the 'steps' of the 'do-re-mi' musical scale," the Aurora resident said. "I was the 'low do' because I was so small." That small child was...

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