Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter 2013

New DVD release

Italowestern - Enzyklopädie No. 1

Cowards Don't Pray
A Sky Full Of Stars For A Roof
Gentleman Killer
Roy Colt And Winchester Jack

Label: Koch Media GmbH - DVD
Format: Dolby, PAL, Widescreen
Languages: Deutsch (Dolby Digital 2.0), Englisch (Dolby Digital 2.0), Italienisch (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitle: Deutsch
Region: Region 2
Format: 16:9 - 1.77:1
Disks: 4 
Running time: 384 Minutes total
ASIN: B008410DN6
Available: March 31, 2013

Spaghetti Western Locations

Continuing with locations for “Death Rides a Horse. After the massacre at the ranch, the film fast forwards 15 years later as we see a young man named Bill, practicing shooting with his pistol and rifle at his ranch. He has become and expert marksman and never misses a target.
This scene was also filmed in the countryside outside Rome. 

For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Captain Douglas’ excellent website: 

and Yoshi Yasuda’s location site:

Remembering Salvatore Billa

Salvatore Billa was born in Catania, Sicily, Italy on March 31, 1943. He was an Italian actor and stuntman, and was very active during the seventies and eighties. From the early 1960s until the early 2000s, he appeared in more than 100 films, alternating from a mere extra to important supporting roles. Among these were the films “Squadra antifurto” directed by Rosario Trapanese, “I guappi” directed by Don Carluccio Trepalle and “L'uomo delle stele” directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. Billa also worked in television, participating in some TV dramas, with his most famous role as that of the Camorra boss Salvatore Gym in the miniseries “Naso di cane”. Billa appeared in 10 Euro-westerns from “Beyond the Law” (1967) to “Court Martial” (1973). Salvatore died on May 22, 2006 in Rome at the age of 63. Today we remember Salvatore Billa on what would have been his 70th birthday.

Saturday, March 30, 2013


Il West ti va stretto, amico... è arrivato Alleluja – Italian title
Alléluia défie l'Ouest – French title
Le far west est trop petit pour toi, mon ami: Alleluja est arrive – French title
Beichtet, Freunde, Halleluja kommt – German title
El West es estrevho para ti, amigo! Ha llegado Alleluja – Filipino title
Alleluja zise ki ase tous allous na fonazoun – Greek title
O Regresso de Aleluia – Portuguese title
Bati sana dar gelecek arkadas – Turkish title
The West is Tough, Amigo… Alleuja’s Here – English title
The West is Very Close, Amigo – English title
Deep West – English title
The Return of Hallelujah – English title

A 1972 Italian, French, German co-production [Colosseo Artistica (Rome), France Cinema Productions (Paris), Hermes Synchron (Berlin)]
Producer: Dario Sabatello
Director: Anthony Ascott (Giuliano Carnimeo)
Story: Giovanni Simonelli
Screenplay: Tito Carpi, Ingo Hermes, Giovanni Simonelli
Cinematography: Stelvio Massi [Eastmancolor, Cinemascope]
Music: Stelvio Cipriani
Running time: 100 minutes

Johnny la Faine/Alleluja/Hallelujah – George Hilton
Archie – Lincoln Tate
Fleurette – Agata Flori
Sam – Raymond Bussières
Zagaya – Riccardo Garrone
Priest – Aldo Barberito
General Ramirez – Roberto Camardiel
Abel – Giovanni Pazzafini
Drake – Paolo Gozlino
Ferguson – Umberto D’Orsi
Mexican officer – Renato Baldini
Ferguson henchman – Paolo Magalotti
Schultz – Peter Berling
Austrian – Adriana Faccheti
Cain – Lars Bloch
Mara – Mara Krupp
Sheriff with fishes – Fortunato Arena
Sheriff of Laredo – Goffredo Ungar
Claude – Claudio Ruffini
Bartender – Attilio Dottesio
Fergusan’s serbant – Alfred Thomas
Lt. Von Steffen – Michael Hinz
Indian chief – Pasquale Fasciano
Von Steffen – Michael Fasciano
Stagecoach passenger – Margherita Horowitz
Nuts/Nutcraker – Pietro Torrisi
Soldiers – Calogero Azzaretto, Renzo Pevarello
Townswoman – Eleonore Morana
With: Martial Bresson, Antonio Guerra, Gianni Pulone, Maurice Poli, Annemarie Schüler, Renato Malavasi, Nando Sarlo

A gunman named Hallelujah accepts, for a reasonable compensation, to provide the revolutionary general Ramirez an Aztec idol, known as "El Niño", the possession of which will attain for him the support of the Indians in the fight against Maximilian and his general Miranda. The statue, stolen by a thief, Flora, and his accomplice, the Scotsman Archie, who, ignoring the value and significance, have used it to hide precious jewels in. However, the idol has ended up in the hands of two peons, who have sold it to a pawn shop. Hallelujah is able to retrieve the idol, and then sells it, to a businessman rather than Ramirez. Ferguson is interested in selling it in exchange for significant business benefits to General Miranda. After receiving it, in turn, from the leader of the Indians he realizes that the statue is a fake. Hallelujah, in reality still holds the real one. He then has to deal with Miranda’s henchmen, Ferguson, Flora and Archie. He plays one against the other and eventually brings the idol to Ramirez.