Keoma (1976)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Spaghetti Western  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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Released at the tail end of the spaghetti Western's cinematic cycle, Enzo G. Castellari's Keoma is one of the genre's finest efforts. Its plentiful gunplay is choreographed with balletic grandeur, the camera work is sweeping and lyrical, and the script by Italian character actor Luigi Montefiore (aka George Eastman), is heavy with spiritual metaphor while still adhering to established Western tenets. The film's sole drawback is an often tone-deaf score by Guido and Maurizo de Angelis, but it shouldn't deter Eurowestern fans from seeking out the film. Anchor Bay's uncut, widescreen DVD presentation includes a brief interview with Nero, as well as commentary by Castellari and the original theatrical trailer.