|01.19.06||Netflix|| Sabata's back and this time he's Yul Brenner! I don't know if it's just my mood or what but while I think this is just as goofy as the first one, I enjoyed this movie like 3x as much. For some reason, the quirky stuff in this movie made more sense to me than the quirky stuff in the other. You have another acrobat who does a flamenco of death, a silent guy who cradles iron balls on his feet and roundhouse kicks them into his enemies' heads (who's also transfixed by a musical timepiece), and Sabata himself dressed in black tassles handling a rifle that looks like it couldn't hit the ocean if fired from a lifeboat. Yet Yul seems to bring off hipshot after hipshot with his nifty multi-round cartridge that he's badass enough to keep a smoke in the last chamber|
I've actually been wanting to see this movie since QT6 when Kier-la got up to introduce Five For Hell and mentioned that her favorite actor Luciano Rossi was in this and Quentin thought for a second and said "wasn't he also in Adios, Sabata as the guy who kills people by kicking iron balls off his feet?" and I thought "wow... i have to see someone kick an iron ball off his foot to kill someone." So the thing is, that guy is NOT Luciano Rossi! Was Quentin perhaps wrong about something? Well.. here's another thing about this: IMDb credited Rossi to the wrong character in Five For Hell and Kier-la hadn't seen it before so she just mentioned the character IMDb had listed. The dude that did play this feet-of-fury guy was in fact also in Five For Hell, but I can't remember which character he played. Did QT mistakenly think of the wrong Lucian Rossi or did he make the connection with this guy instead and was actually right!? I guess only Quentin knows...
my favorite moments are the spectacular bridge explosion at the end (you can really tell when something's actually honest-to-goodness full-scale blown to shit and when something's a miniature. The way the dirt and rocks reacts to the force of all that explosive is really impressive) and when the big guy finally finds the gold and licks it to make sure it's real. Yeah... he licks the gold from his hand then says "gold!"
QT was wrong about Luciano Rossi but the guy he was thinking of was in 5 for hell