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Release Date:
27 January 1968 (Italy) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Terence Hill ... Django

Horst Frank ... David Barry

George Eastman ... Lucas
Bruna Simionato ... Mercedes (as Barbara Simon)
Pinuccio Ardia ... Orazio
Guido Lollobrigida ... Jonathan Abbott (as Lee Burton)
Gianni Brezza ... Alvarez
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ... Pat O'Connor (as Ivan Scratuglia)

Luciano Rossi ... One of the Hanged (as Edward G. Ross)
Andrea Scotti ... Lucas Henchman
Roberto Simmi ... Wallace
Spartaco Conversi ... Another one of the Hanged
Franco Balducci ... Sheriff
Adriana Giuffrè ... Barry's Wife
Lucio De Santis ... Another one of the Hanged
Angela Minervini ... Lucy
Giovanni Di Benedetto ... Walcott (as Gianni De Benedetto)
José Torres ... Garcia (as Josè Torres)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Angelo Boscariol ... Lucas Henchman (uncredited)
Omero Capanna ... One of the Hanged (uncredited)
Remo De Angelis ... Barry henchman (uncredited)
Alberigo Donadeo ... Paco - Lucas' Henchman (uncredited)
Franco Gulà ... Deputy (uncredited)
Paolo Magalotti ... Lucas Henchman (uncredited)
Eugene Walter ... Spokesman (uncredited)

Directed by
Ferdinando Baldi 
Writing credits
Franco Rossetti (story)

Franco Rossetti (screenplay) &
Ferdinando Baldi (screenplay)

Produced by
Manolo Bolognini .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Gianfranco Reverberi 
Cinematography by
Enzo Barboni (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Eugenio Alabiso 
Production Design by
Gastone Carsetti 
Set Decoration by
Gastone Carsetti 
Costume Design by
Franco Antonelli 
Makeup Department
Marcello Ceccarelli .... makeup artist
Production Management
Paolo Frascà .... production manager
Sound Department
Bernardino Fronzetti .... sound editor (as Dino Fronzetti)
Remo De Angelis .... stunt director
Camera and Electrical Department
Giuseppe Buonaurio .... assistant camera
Gaetano Valle .... camera operator
Music Department
Luca di Silverio .... soundtrack album producer
Gian Piero Reverberi .... musical director (as Giampiero Reverberi)
Other crew
Carlo Giovagnorio .... production assistant
Romano Raschi .... production assistant
Giampiero Albertini .... voice dubbing: Guido Lollobrigida (uncredited)
Ferruccio Amendola .... voice dubbing: Lucio De Santis (uncredited)
Luciano De Ambrosis .... voice dubbing: Remo De Angelis (uncredited)
Manlio De Angelis .... voice dubbing: Luciano Rossi (uncredited)
Vittoria Febbi .... voice dubbing: Angela Minervini (uncredited)
Michele Gammino .... voice dubbing: Gianni Brezza (uncredited)
Lauro Gazzolo .... voice dubbing: Pinuccio Ardia (uncredited)
Nando Gazzolo .... voice dubbing: Horst Frank (uncredited)
Sergio Graziani .... voice dubbing: Terence Hill (uncredited)
Gino La Monica .... voice dubbing: Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia (uncredited)
Pino Locchi .... voice dubbing: George Eastman (uncredited)
Glauco Onorato .... voice dubbing: Franco Balducci (uncredited)
Rita Savagnone .... voice dubbing: Bruna Simionato (uncredited)
Daniele Tedeschi .... voice dubbing: Josè Torres (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Django, Prepare a Coffin" - UK (DVD title), USA
"And Now Prepare Your Grave" - Australia (theatrical title)
"Django Sees Red" - Canada (English title)
"Get the Coffin Ready" -
"Nobody Returns... And Now Prepare Your Grave!" - Australia (poster title)
"Viva Django" -
"Joe, der Galgenvogel" - Austria (reissue title), West Germany (reissue title)
"Да живее Джанго!" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Приготовь гроб" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"¡Viva Django!" - Chile (imdb display title)
"Blodig terror" - Sweden
"Cango geliyor" - Turkey (Turkish title) (imdb display title)
"Die Bande der Gehenkten" - Austria (reissue title)
"Django" - Greece (video title)
"Django - Sein Haß ist tödlich" - West Germany (8mm release title)
"Django sadler sin hest" - Denmark
"Django und die Bande der Gehenkten" - West Germany (imdb display title)
"Django, prépare ton cercueil" - France (TV title)
"El clan de los ahorcados" - Spain
"Iskopaj si grob" - Yugoslavia (Croatian title) (imdb display title)
"Nech zije Django!" - Slovakia (imdb display title)
"Nimeni on Django" - Finland
"Nimeni on Django - teloittaja" - Finland (reissue title)
"O kanenas tha ktypisi xana" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Teloittaja" - Finland
"Trinita, prépare ton cercueil" - France
"Viva Django" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Viva Django" - Hungary (imdb display title)
"Viva Django" - Finland (festival title)
"Viva Django" - Peru (imdb display title)
"Viva Django - teloittaja" - Finland (reissue title)
"Viva Django!" - Netherlands (video box title)
"Viva Django!" - Brazil (imdb display title)
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92 min | Sweden:88 min (DVD)
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Brazil:16 | Finland:K-16 | France:12 (10, TV rating) | France:Tous publics (original rating) | Germany:12 (re-rating) (comedy version) | Germany:16 (re-rating) (original version) | Iceland:16 | Ireland:15 (2013) | Italy:VM14 | Norway:(Banned) (1968) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (2012) | USA:Not Rated | West Germany:18 (nf) (original rating) (original version) | West Germany:16 (original rating) (comedy version)

Did You Know?

Django had his name changed into Trinita for the French version, but no attempt to turn the film into a comedy was ever made.See more »
Anachronisms: Lucas is wearing a coat with a modern plastic button on its back.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Django Explained (2013) (V)See more »
You'd Better SmileSee more »


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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
One Of The Few Great Django-Sequels, 13 February 2007
Author: Bensch

Ferdinando Baldi's "Preparati La Bara!" aka. "Viva Django" of 1968 with Terence Hill in the lead is a great Spaghetti Western, and, in my opinion, Baldi's second best film after "Blindman" of 1971. After Sergio Corbucci's 1966 masterpiece "Django", quite a bunch of Spaghetti Westerns were given a 'Django'-title, although most of these cash-ins had little to nothing to do with the original. Out of all these unofficial sequels, however, "Viva Django" is maybe the only one that can really be described as a sequel, and Terence Hill's Django-character in "Viva Django" has by far the strongest resemblance to the original character played by Franco Nero. I would personally refer to "Viva Django" as the third best film with a Django-title after Corbucci's brilliant original, and Giulio Questi's surreal "Django Kill... If You Live Shoot" (aka. "Se Sei Vivo Spara"), which is not really a Django movie, and which was only marketed as a Django-film in the German and English language versions, in order to make more cash. Therefore, out of all films that were actually meant to be Django films, "Viva Django" is my second favorite after the original.

Django (Terence Hill) is employed as a hangman by corrupt politician somewhere in the old West. Django does not really hang the delinquents, however, but just makes it look like he does, and thereby saves the lives of a bunch of innocently convicted men. He then founds a gang of seemingly hanged men in order to avenge the death of his wife, who was killed in the robbery of a money transport guided by Django years ago.

"Preparati La Bara!" is a great and very entertaining Spaghetti Western, and, although in some parts quite humorous, not the usual comedy many would expect from Terence Hill. I am personally also a fan of the Bud Spencer/Terence Hill comedies, their serious Spaghetti Westerns, however, are in my opinion their best films, and 'Viva Django' is definitely one of the best films Terence Hill has ever starred in. Hill's performance as Django is excellent from the beginning to the end, and out of all the unofficial Django-sequels his character is definitely the closest to the great Franco Nero's character in Corbucci's original. José Torres fits into the role of hangdog Garcia very well, and lovely Barbara Simon is worth mentioning as beautiful Mercedes. The supporting cast furthermore contains Spartaco Conversi in a small role. The rest of the performances are also quite good, but most of them are not mind-blowing. The score by Gianfranco Reverberi is very good and the movie is photographed very well on great locations.

As I mentioned above, out of all sequels, the 'Django' character in "Viva Django" is the closest to the original character. Terence Hill's character is not exactly the same as Franco Nero's of course, and in some parts even very different, but in comparison to most of the other sequels, the resemblance is much stronger.

All things considered, "Viva Django" is a very good Spaghetti Western, and probably the only one of the unofficial 'sequels' that can actually be regarded as a sequel to the original.

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