Death Rides a Horse (1967) Giulio Petroni

Death Rides a Horse (1967) 
aka Da uomo a uomo
Genre: Western
Country: Italy | Director: Giulio Petroni
Language: Italian or English (2 separate audio tracks)
English (Optionnal, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1 | Length: 110mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv - 1018x432 - 25fps - 1.75gb

As a child, Bill witnesses the murder of his family by four robbers. Fifteen years later, he embarks on his revenge. During his quest, he crosses paths with Ryan, an ex-con who wants the money the robbers owe him.

Death Rides a Horse clearly follows on the tail of Sergio Leone's masterpiece Dollars Trilogy as both the style and execution of it are very similar; but there is more than enough here to ensure that the film both stands on it's own and stands out as one of the better of the many, many Spaghetti Westerns to come out of Italy. The atmosphere of the film is very dark indeed and it's clear that director Giulio Petroni wanted to ensure that his film was as brutal and unforgiving as possible - which he succeeds in doing and that helps the plot immensely. The plot is not particularly original and focuses on the common theme of revenge. The plot focuses on a man named Bill. Fifteen years after witnessing the murder of his family, Bill sets out to track down and kill those that did it. This coincides with the release from prison of Ryan; a bandit who was double crossed by the same men who killed Bill's family. Despite going after the gang for different ends, the two men settle their differences and form an alliance to rain justice down on those that wronged them.

The main character is Diabolik star John Phillip Law, but clearly the real standout of this film is Sergio Leone veteran Lee Van Cleef who is the biggest standout of the film in his role as Ryan; the experienced gunslinger. His Western credentials were already cemented before the release of this film; but it's no surprise that Death Rides a Horse is one of his best known efforts. The pair gets on well together and the way that the film builds a contrast between the youth and inexperience of Law's characters with the opposite elements of Van Cleef's is remarkable. The film benefits from yet another great Ennio Morricone score and the way that the plot flows is always interesting. Giulio Petroni obviously also favours Sergio Leone's use of the extreme close-up and the film features several of those. There's a fair bit of violence which is sure to please and while this film is not as great as the Dollars Trilogy from which it takes its influence; it's certainly a top end Spaghetti Western that fans of this genre will not want to miss. Recommended!
Death Rides a Horse (1967)

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2 Response to "Death Rides a Horse (1967) Giulio Petroni"

  1. dougeroo1 says:

    Some of the parts have "been removed for inactivity". No hurry, but a reup when you get a chance would be appreciated.

    NLZ says:

    Hi, please check the hd rip here:

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