This week we talked about the original 1966 spaghetti western, Django. We talked about in the show how the movie became so popular that nearly any western released in Europe around that time was renamed Django whether it actually had the character in it or not. I’d thought it be fun to take a look at a few of the awesomely vintage posters released for these Django “sequels”.
Posters can be found at Wrong Side of the Art.com.
Django’s Great Return (aka Keoma, 1976) – I think we discussed this in the episode. This was a western featuring the star of the original Django, Franco Nero. However, this movie had nothing to do with Django, but it was released as a Django movie to capitalize on Nero and the popularity of his playing the character. Nero stars as a half breed soldier who returns to his hometown to find it being ruthlessly controlled by an ex-Confederate raider.
Django, Prepare a Coffin (1968) – Terrence Hill actually stars as the Django character in this movie who is hired by a crime boss to execute innocent people. What the boss doesn’t know is that Django isn’t killing the people, but secretly gathering them into a gang to take on and kill the boss.
Django 2 (aka Django Strikes Again, 1987) – The only “official” sequel to the original movie. Written by Sergio Corbucci and starring Nero again as Django. Django has given up his violent ways and become a monk. But when his daughter is kidnapped, he does the only thing he can do. Grab the nearest hand-held gatling gun and kill as many mo-fos as it takes to save his daughter.