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Title: Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969)
Post by: LANZETTA on 17 Jul 2007 - 21:32
Another newbie i caught up with yesterday,directed by Rafael Romero Marchent.

Peter Lee Lawrence plays a schizophrenic bandit(Johnny) who as a boy witnessed his father being shot by an army officer so inevitably  Johnny grows up hating authority and goes out of his way killing every officer in as sadistic way as he can while robbing stagecoaches etc and to his credit Lawrence does an admirable job in conveying this wickedness as well as being impressive showing a more gentler side to his lady friend in the movie.
Anthony Steffen is Lieutenant Garringo who's assigned to bring in Johnny and its a typically adequate but wooden performance from him.

Not an over-engaging sw  so i give it 6 out of 10.  :D
Title: Re: Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969)
Post by: Mart85 on 18 Jul 2007 - 11:31
I really liked GARRINGO.  I thought the almost serial killer like angle for Peter Lee Lawrence's character was pretty cool and Steffen does what Steffen does best.  Some quite brutal moments too.  Certainly worth watching.
Title: Re: Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969)
Post by: LANZETTA on 18 Jul 2007 - 11:51
Yes i used to have doubts but the more i see of Peter Lee Lawrence the more i like him. :-*
Title: Re: Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969)
Post by: Mart85 on 18 Jul 2007 - 11:58
Yes i used to have doubts but the more i see of Peter Lee Lawrence the more i like him. :-*

I ain't too keen on him as Silver but he's pretty cool when he does the meek lad turned sadistic avenger.  Have you seen CLUMSY HANDS?  That's a pretty good one. Again directed by Marchent. Peter Lee Lawrence does his meek into bad ass turn after he's left in the desert to die and some villain pimps his girlfriend.
Title: Re: Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969)
Post by: LANZETTA on 18 Jul 2007 - 12:06
Yes i used to have doubts but the more i see of Peter Lee Lawrence the more i like him. :-*

 Have you seen CLUMSY HANDS?  That's a pretty good one. Again directed by Marchent. Peter Lee Lawrence does his meek into bad ass turn after he's left in the desert to die and some villain pimps his girlfriend.
No but it sounds like i need to check that one out.

I've also enjoyed him in KILLER CALIBRE .32,PISTOL FOR A HUNDRED COFFINS and VIVA SABATA which all of i'm intending to watch again asap and write down something here about them. :D
Title: Re: Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969)
Post by: The Hunchback on 19 Jul 2007 - 11:10
Yes i used to have doubts but the more i see of Peter Lee Lawrence the more i like him. :-*

I ain't too keen on him as Silver but he's pretty cool when he does the meek lad turned sadistic avenger.  Have you seen CLUMSY HANDS?  That's a pretty good one. Again directed by Marchent. Peter Lee Lawrence does his meek into bad ass turn after he's left in the desert to die and some villain pimps his girlfriend.


I take it CLUMSY HANDS isn't a comedy then?

Much like FASTHAND IS STILL MY NAME. Despite the goofy title it is actually a really violent revenge spaghetti.


Everybody has problems with Lawrence for the same reasons they dislike Giuliano Gemma (whom is one of my favorites), "too young" or "too clean shaven". Bullshit. Those two are great.

My first Lawrence solo outing was A PISTOL FOR 100 COFFINS which is a damn good spaghetti.

Then I saw THE MAN WHO SHOT BILLY THE KID which is a rather slow moving movie but has some great action scenes and a good performance from Lawrence.

VIVA SABATA is really fun! Lawrence is a shifty bastard in that one :D
Title: Re: Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969)
Post by: LANZETTA on 19 Jul 2007 - 12:01
Everybody has problems with Lawrence for the same reasons they dislike Giuliano Gemma (whom is one of my favorites), "too young" or "too clean shaven". Bullshit. Those two are great.
My main gripe about Lawrence is that it seemed to me that he was milking out a movie career based on an unremarkable minor role in For A Few Dollars More,but now i gladly hold up my hand and say i was wrong. ???
Title: Re: Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969)
Post by: The Hunchback on 19 Jul 2007 - 12:14

Everybody has problems with Lawrence for the same reasons they dislike Giuliano Gemma (whom is one of my favorites), "too young" or "too clean shaven". Bullshit. Those two are great.
My main gripe about Lawrence is that it seemed to me that he was milking out a movie career based on an unremarkable minor role in For A Few Dollars More,but now i gladly hold up my hand and say i was wrong. ???
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Mans gotta make a livin' somehow.
Title: Re: Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969)
Post by: Mart85 on 19 Jul 2007 - 14:18
I take it CLUMSY HANDS isn't a comedy then?

No, it's a pretty good revenge driven film in a similar vein to DEATH RIDES A HORSE.  I think the Italian / Spanish title translates as  WHEN SATAN GRIPS THE COLT.  I guess the CLUMSY HANDS title refers to him being left handed and he gets trained by an old Asian guy much like many a Kung Fu film.
Title: Re: Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969)
Post by: The Hunchback on 20 Jul 2007 - 00:37
I take it CLUMSY HANDS isn't a comedy then?
I guess the CLUMSY HANDS title refers to him being left handed and he gets trained by an old Asian guy much like many a Kung Fu film.

you hear that Commissario!
It's been done ;D
Title: Re: Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 05 Aug 2007 - 23:23
 :)  DAMN!!   :)
Title: Re: Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 06 Aug 2007 - 23:36
But did the hero have boomerang knives? Did the chinese guy teach him martial skills?
Title: Re: Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969)
Post by: The Hunchback on 06 Aug 2007 - 23:58
But did the hero have boomerang knives? Did the chinese guy teach him martial skills?



LET IT GO! it's been DONE ::) :D
Title: Re: Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969)
Post by: Mart85 on 07 Aug 2007 - 06:20
Here's a couple of grabs:

(http://img74.imageshack.us/img74/1650/clumsyhandsnm0.jpg)

(http://img74.imageshack.us/img74/4150/clumsyhands01tn5.jpg)

The old master nurses Peter back to health and trains his reflexes and gunfighting skills.
Title: Re: Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 07 Aug 2007 - 22:10
I got this movie recently only I've yet to watch it.
Title: Re: Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969)
Post by: Andrew Monroe on 25 Jan 2008 - 19:26
Just rewatched my copy of Garringo again last night. I really like this film - Lawrence is very good as the charming, mad dog killer who`s ultimately shown to be a coward. In fact, I thought he was almost Cagneyesque in the big showdown with his gang at the end, grovelling, snivelling, and pleading for his life. Steffen is fine too as the stoic Lt. sent to bring him in. As Mart mentioned, it`s a bit unusual having a spaghetti western about a fella that`s basically a serial killer, and this one doesn`t skimp on the violence. Nicely photographed and with an exeptional Giombini score, I`d say this is definitely an above-average entry.

I`ve quite enjoyed Peter Lee Lawrence in the films of his I`ve seen, with either this one or Killer, Adios being my favorite. I`d love to read a FAB Press-style book on his life, he was married to Cristina Galbo and also had a relationship with Erica Blanc according to IMDb. Shame he took his own life - due to depression over a brain tumor?

My dvd-r of Garringo is a fan-dubbed, must`ve used the Storm dvd as there`s a line or two still in Italian. Anyone know who did this one?
Title: Re: Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969)
Post by: Mart85 on 25 Jan 2008 - 19:37
My SWWB mate Mark H did it.  Took him a while and was a nightmare to sync because each shot of the Millennium storm DVD had a few frames missing.  He did a great job.

Same here about a PLL book.  Sounds like an interesting fella and was in a few classics too.

Just waiting for that uncut FURY OF JOHNNY KID Koch were / are rumoured to release.
Title: Re: Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969)
Post by: Andrew Monroe on 25 Jan 2008 - 19:43
Thanks for the info, Mart. Your mate`s stuff really gets around - I bought this a year or so ago from a grey market outfit, they described it as being a really nice letterboxed copy. He did indeed do a great job btw.

A Gun For 100 Graves is another Lawrence sw I really like.

I`m with you 100% on Fury Of Johnny Kid (uncut), man, that`s probably my number one sw to see right now.  :P
Title: Re: Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 25 Jan 2008 - 19:44
Just waiting for that uncut FURY OF JOHNNY KID Koch were / are rumoured to release.
Also starring a youngish Paul Naschy sans werewolf outfit  ::)
Title: Re: Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969)
Post by: Andrew Monroe on 25 Jan 2008 - 19:49
Just waiting for that uncut FURY OF JOHNNY KID Koch were / are rumoured to release.
Also starring a youngish Paul Naschy sans werewolf outfit  ::)

And don`t forget, Death Himself is supposed to show up at the end of the uncut version! Get on the stick Koch!  :)
Title: Re: Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969)
Post by: Andrew Monroe on 25 Jan 2008 - 20:06
By the way, I just have to say I think it`s rather shitty that these grey market dealers get hold of these fan projects and turn around and sell them for a tidy profit. It`s one thing to trade them among fans but quite another to charge $15 for them. The same one I bought Garringo off of last year has several mentioned on this forum in the latest catalog update. I have sworn off buying from them, there`s enough legit stuff around to keep me occupied, or I`ll trade for one I want.
Title: Re: Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969)
Post by: Mart85 on 25 Jan 2008 - 20:34
Yeah, two of the guys who've done a fair few dubs now just keep them very close to their chest because they're sick of these fellas making money out of them.  They're cool with fans trading them and that but thing is sometimes its the same people.
Title: Re: Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 25 Jan 2008 - 20:47
I've seen a couple of your fandubs at at least 2 bootleggers site's Mart,shame these fuckers are making money off your hardwork.You gonna watermark your future projects?
Title: Re: Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969)
Post by: Mart85 on 25 Jan 2008 - 20:49
I don't know how to watermark them but I haven't done any for ages.  Haven't had the patience.
Title: Re: Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 25 Jan 2008 - 21:06
I don't know how to watermark them but I haven't done any for ages.  Haven't had the patience.
Not so much watermark but put your name/nickname on the lbx blackbars during the opening/closing credits so everyone knows it's your project,seen this done on SILENT ACTION and STUNT SQUAD and i think Jonnys done it on his forthcoming QUEENS OF EVIL.
Title: Re: Garringo (Rafael Romero Marchent, 1969)
Post by: Jonny on 25 Jan 2008 - 21:36
Marc forgot to do it on Queens...  ???