Durango is Coming, Pay or Die is an obscure Italian western from the early seventies, directed by the veteran filmmaker Roberto Bianchi Montero. Montero was a solid craftsman who made competent if unspectacular films in just about every popular genre going, and this is no different: the low budget is painfully evident at times and the plot is rubbish, but it’s reasonably enjoyable and better made than many of its ilk.
Just found a Robert Woods interview I hadn’t read before on a website called www.glasshousepresents.com
Darkness Surrounds Roberta is an Italian and American co-production, shot in 2008 in Italy, which attempts to revive the moribund giallo genre. Unfortunately – and despite the fact that a number of reviews on the internet seem to be suspiciously positive – it doesn’t remotely succeed.
Good news, new issues of Cine70 and a Nocturno special on Sergio Corbucci have come out!
Another of the great Italian scriptwriters, Suso Cecchi d’Amico, died over the weekend.