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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 / Horace
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 Gang Member
Roberto Simmi Roberto Simmi ... Wallace
Spartaco Conversi Spartaco Conversi ... Django Gang Member
Franco Balducci Franco Balducci ... Sheriff
Adriana Giuffrè Adriana Giuffrè ... Yankee Jack's Wife
Lucio De Santis ... Django Gang Member
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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:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Following the success of the Bud Spencer/Terence Hill Italo western comedies in Germany this film was re-released as a re-dubbed comedy version in the late 1970s. Therefore it was heavily cut to 82 minutes and changed in plot. Django (now renamed to Joe) even mentions "the big" a few times referring to several characters of Bud Spencer in other movies. See more »

Goofs

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

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

References Bullets Don't Argue (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Pistole Non Discutono
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From Le pistole non discutono (1964)
Composed and directed by Ennio Morricone
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Not fit to clean Django's boots
18 December 2005 | by RJC-99See all my reviews

Slow, boring and visually dead, this stinker doesn't come close to the original. The reason isn't mysterious: the director Ferdinando Baldi was no Sergio Corbucci.

An assistant of the great Leone, Corbucci was a poet of ugliness. His mud-soaked towns, leering hookers, sadistic racists, and unforgettable image of Franco Nero dragging his coffin through it all made Django (1966) a high point in the genre. This was the western without Hollywood's vigorous airbrushing: Django an anti-hero shooting holes in the Klan and unsavory allies alike, his penitential coffin hauled through the muck of a corrupt post-Civil War society.

Baldi is just a hack trying his best. Operating with no budget and rather less of a script, he turns in something like a bad, overlong TV episode. You get the watchable Terrence Hill, but few will want to suffer the bland cinematography and craptacular pace.


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