THE MERCENARY
1968, MGM/Park Circus, 110 min, Italy, Dir: Sergio Corbucci

Mercenary Franco Nero takes a job transporting silver across the Mexican border into the United States, but his thirst for money turns political when a local revolutionary (Tony Musante) enlists his aid overthrowing the Mexican government. In Italian with English subtitles.


THE HILLS RUN RED
1966, MGM/Park Circus, 89 min, Italy, Dir: Carlo Lizzani

Ex-Confederate soldiers Thomas Hunter and Nando Gazollo turn to crime, but when a heist sends Hunter to jail and Gazollo ends up with the loot, the newly incarcerated Hunter vows revenge. When he gets out of jail, he discovers that his old partner has killed his family and teamed up with psycho Henry Silva - luckily, mysterious gunman Dan Duryea proves to be a useful ally in Hunter's quest for revenge. In English.


THE BIG GUNDOWN
1966, Sony Repertory, 110 min, Italy, Dir: Sergio Sollima

Ruthless Texas lawman Lee Van Cleef pursues fugitive Cuchillo (Tomas Milian), a peasant who has been framed for a child's murder. Working from a story by screenwriter Franco Solinas (THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS), director Sergio Sollima infuses the standard spaghetti Western formulas with a conscious sense of class-driven politics - and plenty of brutal action. In Italian with English subtitles.


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