In the 1960s, the spaghetti western was all the rage in films thanks to famed Italian directors Sergio Leone, Sergio Corbucci, Giulio Petroni, and many more. The subgenre of the American western film produced the timeless classics “A Fistful of Dollars” (1964); “For a Few Dollars More” (1965); “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” (1966)’ “Death Rides a Horse” (1967); and “Once Upon a Time in the West” (1968). The films were made in Europe by Italian directors because they were extremely cheaper to make and film goers loved the western style of film making made famous by legendary director Sergio Leone.
Ferdinando Baldi directed this 1968 spaghetti western entitled “Django – Prepare A Coffin.” Like many themes in this genre, Django (Terence Hill) is a gunslinger going from town to town posing as a hangman, but the drifter’s conscious gets the better of him and he saves lives instead of taking them. For the people Django saves, he enlists them to help hunt down bad men David and Lucas. Django is seeking revenge on the duo for killing his wife when they robbed the stagecoach full of gold. When one of his new gang learns of the possibility of gold, he turns on Django in favor of becoming rich.
Ferdinando Baldi follows the Leone handbook of directing with “Django – Prepare A Coffin,” which is rich with irony and the main staples of the spaghetti western – graveyards, shootouts and betrayal. Terence Hill nailed his starring role as the anti-hero with a heart of gold and the plot twists keep you invested in another classic. In addition, the Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack gives you plenty of extra bonus material to sink your teeth into.