Thursday, July 24, 2008

Compañeros vs. Compañeros

Here are two very different trailers for the exciting spaghetti western film Compañeros (1970, Sergio Corbucci).

First, here's the trippy Italian trailer, which shows you very little of the film, but showcases the awesome Ennio Morricone title song:

Then the American trailer, which features scenes:

Having seen the movie, I like the first trailer better—it's almost a satisfying short film in its own right—but I wonder if only the second could get anyone to actually see the movie, since the first one is kind of vague. In any case, check out the movie, 'cause it's really good (if you like spaghetti westerns, or have only seen the Sergio Leone Clint Eastwood ones). It's on good quality DVD, available from Netflix, etc.

1 comment:

rarewren said...

Oh, do NOT force me to choose between those trailers! I'll take the whole package!

Haven't gone exploring the wider world of the Spaghetti Western, including the other Sergio's masterpieces, so many thanks for this compelling nudge. "The Spaghetti West" set my head spinning, so you've given me a place to start. I do yearn for some mind-blowing in the form of "a classical squashing of the head"!