Blood and Guns (1969)

Blood and Guns (1969)

Directed by: Giulio Petroni

Starring: Tomas Milian, Orson Welles, John Steiner

Wow, that is an impressively terrible poster. If you look at it up close (and there’s a bigger version on the Things in Boxes Facebook page! Shameless plug!), you can see the terrible details of that… “drawing”. It looks like it was sketched out in a minute by one of those amusement park caricaturists.

Orson Welles plays a corrupt police commissioner in Mexico who has to contend with a guerrilla leader and his forces wanting to make Mexico a better place for poor people. Pfft. Poor people.

This spaghetti western isn’t that bad. It suffers a lot from really slow pacing (remember, a movie isn’t epic unless it’s AT LEAST two hours long, so pad that fucker out) and Welles kinda phones his role in. Either that, or he was supposed to just sit around and look grouchy all the time. On the other hand, the music is Ennio Morricone, so that’s pretty good and it livens up a lot of the tense scenes that would otherwise just be boring.

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