Blown blown blown away. This is an unbelievable, bare-bones masterwork. Simply the best European western I have seen (and I've assimilated more than a few). Only faintly Euro. Contends w/ the best of Boetticher. A dirty looking movie without much light. Salacious stuff. But you know what? This is truly elegant filmmaking. Low expectations may partially account for the extraordinary hard-on I have for this beauty.