Tuesday, July 21, 2009


La belva – Italian title
Salaliitto – Finnish title
Le goût de la vengeance – French title
Die Bestie – German title
To Ktinos tou San Diego – Greek title
O Sadistis tou Far West – Greek title
A Besta - Portuguese title
Sammansvärjningen – Swedish title
The Taste of Revenge – U.K. title
Rough Justice – U.S.A. title
The Beast – U.S.A. title

A 1970 Italian production [Nadir Cinematografica (Rome)]
Producer: Paolo Prestano
Director: Mario Costa
Story: Mario Costa
Screenplay: Mario Costa, Mario Calabrese
Cinematography: Luciano Trasatti [Eastmancolor, Techniscope]
Music: Stelvio Cipriani
Running time: 95 minutes

Johnny Lester - Klaus Kinski (Nickolaus Nakaszynski)
Riccardo Powers - Steven Tedd (Giuseppe Cardillo)
Juanita - Gabreilla Giorgelli
Glen - Paul Sullivan (Paolo Casella)
Machete - Gianni Pallavicino (Giovanni Pallavicino)
Logan - Lee Burton (Guido Lollobrigida)
Nancy Powers - Luisa Rivelli (Rosella Lanfranchi)
Gary Pinkerton - Giuliano Raffaelli
Dolly - Fiona Florence (Luisa Alcini)
Paco - Vittorio Mangano
Juan as a child - Pilù
sheriff - Remo Capitani (Renato Capitani)
deputy - Luis Chavarro (Luigi Ciavarro)
Riccardo’s father - Andrea Aurelli
judge - Giovanni Nuvoletti (Giovanni Perdomini)
bandit - Gilberto Galimberti
with: Femi Benussi (Eufemia Benussi), Lando Buzzanca (Gerlando Buzzanca), Gioia Garson, Cristina Josani (Cristina Iosani), Ivana Novak (Ivana Gibilisco), Antonio Anelli, Bruno Arié, Bruno Boschetti, Sandro Scarchilli, Claudio Scarchilli, Sergio Scarchilli, Grazia DiMarzà, Carla Mancini, Omero Capanna

This film could be based on the true adventures of its star Klaus Kinski. A crazed, sex fiend sets up a bank heist but when things go wrong he goes off the deep end and starts killing people. He goes after a trio of killers who have the stolen money. Every woman he encounters he wants to molest and rape immediately. He keeps tracking the men and leaves a path of destruction behind him until his own greed does him in. There must have been some structure of a story in the beginning and then they just turned Kinski loose and let him do whatever he wanted that day. The brutality against the women is pretty hard to watch after awhile and Kinski’s death doesn’t come soon enough.


  1. Thanks Antonio, noted and added.

  2. Biltmore: I think you have combined the credits for the Lando Buzzanca comedy the Besat with this films credits!!!!

  3. Biltmore - The same credits I have are listed in Marco Giusti's DIZIONARIO DEL WESTERN ALL'ITALIANA. If you want to sort them out do so and send me an e-mail and I'll make the changes.