Before watching Django on Blu-ray, the only spaghetti westerns I had seen were the following movies:
- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
- Four of the Apocalypse
- Shanghai Joe
- A Fistful of Dollars
I have plans to watch each of those again in order to review them here. But today I’m going to write about Django.
I’d never heard of the movie Django until recently, when I read that Quentin Tarantino is planning a new movie called Django Unchained. I’m sure that his movie will hold little resemblance to Sergio Corbucci’s Django, but it got me interested in the original. (I’m interested in seeing the original Inglorious Bastards, too, which I also understand has little relation to Tarantino’s movie of almost the same name.
Django opens with footage of a gunslinger-type walking through the desert dragging a coffin behind him. A soft rock ballad plays, which made me giggle a little bit. I remember the soft rock music throughout Four of the Apocalypse, and I was hoping that Django might include a similar soundtrack, but it does not. You only get to hear the theme song during the opening sequence.