Sabata / Indio Black - Yul Brynner
Escudo - Pedro Sanchez
Ballantine - Dean Reed
Colonel Skimmel - Gιrard Herter
Directed by - Gianfranco Parolini (Fank Kramer)
Sabata - (35)
other - (80)
Reviewed version - MGM DVD (Screenshots from Luminous DVD-R)
I wouldn't want to call this a Sabata movie. If you would put Lee Van Cleef to play the main character we would have a 100% Sabata movie. All the familiar actors and stuff from Sabata is in this one too. That's why they added the Sabata title. I think Indio Black would have done just fine since Yul Brynner was cool enough to have made a new SW hero and wouldn't have needed the Sabata name. His gayish costume is a bit too much though.
Sabata is hired to take out Skimmel, the Austrian colonel trying to take over Mexico under orders of Maximilan of Austria. Some mexicans are also hired to help Sabata out and the "golddigger" Ballantine is also mixed in. After stealing a gold transportation from the Austrians, the gold pretty much takes the leading role. Features one of the most stylish bad guy killing of SW's. Simple but very stylish.
The directing is good but I give some penalty because we once again have those stupid Sabata henchmen jumping like rabbits around and down from roofs. I also give some penalty on the locations because of a scene at some ruins that looks way out of place compared to the rest of the locations.
Great music score by Bruno Nicolai!
"-I'm looking for a certain man, for a special job, his name is Sabata."
"-You're an intelligent man Sabata, I respect you. Why do you join up with scum?" Sabata: "-They are more my kind."
Music clips: Main Theme.mp3
The Big Fight.mp3
27 Feb. 2005 (Updated 21 June -06)