Vengeance (1968 film)

Vengeance (Italian: Joko - Invoca Dio... e muori, German: Fünf blutige Stricke) is a 1968 Spaghetti Western film written and directed by Antonio Margheriti. It starred Richard Harrison, Mariangela Giordano and Luciano Pigozzi.

Vengeance
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Directed byAntonio Margheriti
Produced byAlfred Leone[1]
Written byAntonio Margheriti
StarringRichard Harrison
Claudio Camaso
Music byCarlo Savina
CinematographyRiccardo Pallottini
Production
company
  • Super International Pictures S.l.P.
  • Top-Film Produktionsgesellschaft mbH[2]
Release date
1968
Running time
98 minutes[2]
Country
  • Italy
  • West Germany[2]

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Vengeance was released in 1968.[1]

ReceptionEdit

In a contemporary review, the Monthly Film Bulletin noted that Vengeance had a "strange and colourful Gothic flavour, marred only by a hero clearly turned out on the Italian assembly line of faceless Clint Eastwood substitutes."[3] The review also noted an "engagingly baroque villain" while "The plot, admittedly, allows Margheriti to do little but dress up proceedings and make the action as taut as possible;" The review concluded that "Margheriti's visual panache and ingenuity lift Vengeance out of the Italian Western rut and lend it a flavour more commonly associated with Bava or Freda."[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Grant 2011, p. 451.
  2. ^ a b c "Fünf blutige Stricke". Filmportal.de (in German). Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Vengeance "(Joko, Invoca Dio... e Muori)"". Monthly Film Bulletin. Vol. 40 no. 468. British Film Institute. 1973. p. 252.

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