Cult Film Club Podcast Episode 3: Django!

Welcome back for Episode 3 of the Cult Film Club.  This time Jaime, Paxton and Shawn convene at the clubhouse to discuss the 1966 Sergio Corbucci spaghetti western, Django!

Though always in the shadow of Leone’s Dollars Trilogy, and banned in many countries for decades, Django enthralled viewers by introducing new levels of ultra-violence and debauchery to the western genre.  Starring Franco Nero, the film centers around a lone stranger caught between two warring factions, seeking revenge, and dragging a coffin full of chaos wherever he goes.

In this episode we talk about how each of us came to the western genre, our preferences on English Dubs versus subtitles, modern westerns versus the classic era, how we feel about the violence in the film, the many influences and homage’s in Django, as well as our favorite scenes.  We also dig into Franco Nero’s career and play Hollywood moguls as we recast the film with modern actors.

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Films, Television Shows and Video Games mentioned in this episode include: The Outlaw Josey Wales, Dollars Trilogy, Hang ‘Em High, Young Guns, The Great Silence, The Wild Bunch, Silverado, 3:10 To Yuma, Django: Unchained, True Grit, True Grit (Coen Bros. Remake), The Searchers, High Noon, Wild Wild West, The Lone Ranger, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Green Hornet, Blood Feast, Two Thousand Maniacs, Reservoir Dogs, Tombstone, Commando, El Mariachi, Desperado, Predator, Super Fuzz, They Call Me Trinity, Trinity is Still My Name, Navajo Joe, Gator, Sharky’s Machine, Django Strikes Again, Django Kill and If You Live Shoot, Yojimbo, Star Wars, Trigun, Fist of the North Star, Cowboy Bebop, Die Hard 2, Enter the Ninja, Keoma, Force 10 From Navarone, Drive, Man With the Iron Fists, Streets of Fire, Unfaithful, Love Actually, Harry Potter, and Red Dead Redemption.

  • http://www.shezcrafti.com/ ShezCrafti

    You do realize the Django theme is going to be stuck in my head all day now, right?

    • http://www.brandedinthe80s.com/ Shawn Robare

      Just do what I do, sing it out loud and replace Django with what ever object is currently in view and ad lib the rest. “BOWL of FROSSSSTTTEEEDDD FLAKES! In a moment you’ll be in my belllllyyyy. BOWL of FROSTED FLAKES! You will nourish me again….
      Love will live on, oh oh oh…
      Life must go on, oh oh oh…
      For you cannot spend your life regreatting.”

  • http://twitter.com/Dex1138 Dex

    So glad you guys did this which made me watch something I probably would never have seen otherwise. Definitely will have to check out more westerns in the future.

    Anyone else get 70s anime flashbacks from the pistol shooting sound effect?

    The ammo belt on the gatling never moves, pretty funny.

    I watched the dub and yes it’s really bad. But in a way it also adds an odd charm to it at the same time.

    • http://www.brandedinthe80s.com/ Shawn Robare

      Cool! Yeah, if you’re looking for a similarly fun western I couldn’t recommend Death Rides A Horse enough.

      On the pistol shots, yup. I’m pretty sure the anime swiped it from Spaghetti Westerns, as it’s a very unique and homogenous sound effect used in Italian flicks of the 60s and beyond.

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