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Django, Prepare a Coffin (1968)

Preparati la bara! (original title)
Not Rated | | Western, Action | 27 January 1968 (Italy)
A gunfighter forms a gang of "deceased" execution victims to get revenge on the politician and outlaw who killed his wife.

Director:

Ferdinando Baldi

Writers:

Franco Rossetti (story), Franco Rossetti (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Hill ... Django
Horst Frank ... David Barry
George Eastman ... Lucas
Bruna Simionato Bruna Simionato ... Mercedes (as Barbara Simon)
Pinuccio Ardia ... Orazio
Guido Lollobrigida Guido Lollobrigida ... Jonathan Abbott (as Lee Burton)
Gianni Brezza Gianni Brezza ... Alvarez
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ... Pat O'Connor (as Ivan Scratuglia)
Luciano Rossi ... Yankee Jack (as Edward G. Ross)
Andrea Scotti Andrea Scotti ... Lucas Henchman
Roberto Simmi Roberto Simmi ... Wallace
Spartaco Conversi Spartaco Conversi ... Another one of the Hanged
Franco Balducci Franco Balducci ... Sheriff
Adriana Giuffrè Adriana Giuffrè ... Yankee Jack's Wife
Lucio De Santis ... Another one of the Hanged
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Storyline

A mysterious gunfighter named Django is employed by a local crooked political boss as a hangman to execute innocent locals framed by the boss, who wants their land. What the boss doesn't know is that Django isn't hanging the men at all, just making it look like he is, and using the men he saves from the gallows to build up his own "gang" in order to take revenge on the boss, who, with Django's former best friend, caused the death of his wife years before. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Implacable as destiny... Inevitable as death See more »

Genres:

Western | Action

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 January 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Django, Prepare a Coffin See more »

Filming Locations:

Elios Film, Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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German Import DVD has a Super-8 Version (German language only), as a special feature on the disc. See more »

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In opening scene, the American flag is displayed incorrectly. The field of blue is to always be on the left. See more »

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When the film was released in cinema in Sweden, almost all the violence was removed. 11 cuts(!) were made. See more »

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Referenced in Django Explained (2013) See more »

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Yo-Djang-bo
11 February 2003 | by AylmerSee all my reviews

Really, really good old fashioned Spaghetti Western starring a young Terence Hill as the titular gunslinger.

Gianfranco Reverberi's music is one of those old Western songs that just gets stuck in your head. I haven't seen the film in about four years and still remember the theme song beat-for-beat. Great cast too: with George Eastman, Horst Frank, Guido Lollobrigida, and Luciano Rossi (who dies like he does in every other movie). The dramatics is all melodramatic enough to the point of almost being funny, like with the action sequences where whoever is supposed to win just kicking ass and never getting hit once.

It's also interesting to note that this film has almost the exact same structure as Kurosawa's Yojimbo / Leone's Fistful of Dollars, yet it throws in enough variation (and "Django-ism") to retain its own unique and colorful feel. The best scene is definitely the ending showdown in the cemetery. Much better filmed and more comic book-style than anything in the original DJANGO - plus a lot more fun.

I never really was a big 60's Spaghetti Western fan, but I still liked this movie quite a bit, which definitely says something.


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