THE PRICE OF POWER
IL PREZZO DEL POTERE
1969, 108 min, Italy, Dir: Tonino Valerii

In Dallas, as a liberal, anti-racist president cavalcades through the town, violence breaks out, with an alleged assassin shot down during a prison transfer. 1963? JFK? No, it’s 1881 and Van Johnson’s President Garfield, with Fernando Rey leading the conspirators. In Italian with English subtitles. Not available on DVD.


COMPANEROS
VAMOS A MATAR, COMPANEROS
1970, 118 min, Italy, Dir: Sergio Corbucci

Electrifying showdown between greats Franco Nero and Tomas Milian begins, but so does the flashback: Swedish gunrunner Nero has a trainload of arms, with his payoff locked in a safe that only pacifist rebel leader rival Fernando Rey can open. But joint-puffing Jack Palance and his flesh-loving falcon bear a grudge. In Italian with English subtitles.


REQUIESCANT
1967, Compass Film, 92 min, Italy, Dir: Carlo Lizzani

Lou Castel’s Requiescant stops to pray after a kill, while man of religion Pier Paolo Pasolini (yes, the Pasolini) shows up to collect the weapons. Stylish spaghetti from neorealist Carlo Lizzani, highlighted by Mark Damon’s misogynist, racist duel by candlelight and double-noosed showdown. In Italian with English subtitles.


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