Superior spaghetti western is packed with some wild over-the-top action scenes and memorable characters, shot with style and energy by director Giancarlo Santi, and set to an excellent score by Luis Bacalov. Great fun for fans of the genre.
Typical Van Cleef fare recalls plot elements of both the Big Gundown and Death Rides a Horse, but with less successful results. If it deserves attention, it's for the Leone-esque eponymous duel, memorable for its music, which would eventually provide Tarantino with the score for O-Ren Ishii's origin story.
Rightfully iconic. Sometimes silly and mostly violent, this film does a lot with a little: it feels genuine - genuinely timeless and genuinely fun - which is more than many films can say. The soundtrack is just plain sexy.