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Author Topic: Get Mean (Ferdinando Baldi, 1976)  (Read 4196 times)

The Hunchback

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Get Mean (Ferdinando Baldi, 1976)
« on: 07 Jul 2007 - 08:12 »

Review for  >:("Get Mean" >:(



Oddness ensues in this spaghetti western as everybodies favorite under dog of the genre "The Stranger", is hired by a witch to escort a princess to Spain. Once in Spain The Stranger must ward off evil Barbarians, a crazed Hunchback, a gay man(played by Anthony's brother), Lesbian warriors, a raging bull, magic and even spirits who want to turn him into a wolf ( ??? ) in order to escort the Princess back to her castle and collect his reward of 50,000 dollars. Unfortunatly for our poor anti-hero the princess is kidnapped by the leader of the barbarians, Diego(played by Raf Baldessare), and so The Stranger must rescue her. By the first hour of the film Anthony's character has been buRnt, hung up by his feet, beaten down and roasted like a pig until finally he takes up his trusty four barreled shotgun, some dynamite and a jar full of scorpions and decides to GET MEAN!



This is the fourth and final flick in "The Stranger" series and it is easily the weakest(have not seen "Stranger in Japan"), however it still manages to be entertaining and worth a view or two. In fact the only dull moment I can think of is when Anthony must go through some sort of magical quest through a cave. The scene is silly and unfunny and gets old quickly.



As far as acting goes Anthony is in his usual bad acting form(which mysteriously took a hike during the filming of "Blindman") but that is part of Anthony's charm and one wonders if he is really that bad or he just acts bad to get a laugh. Either way his hammy performance works!

There is also an inspired role by Loyd Battista as a crazy hunchback who fancies himself a great shakespearean actor!


The editing and action is sub-par as opposed to the usual Baldi film. Usually he combines fast paced editing with equally frenetic action sequences, but here his professionalism kinda takes a hike and it is missed. But it all sort of holds together some how mostly due to Anthony's performance as the lovable rogue.

It is a real shame this movie did poorly in the cinema. The intention was that if "Get Mean" brought in the dough there would be more sequels that featured The Stranger as a time traveler.



Worth a view.
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LANZETTA

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Re: Get Mean (Ferdinando Baldi, 1976)
« Reply #1 on: 07 Jul 2007 - 23:03 »

I have the same problem as with SILENT STRANGER of finding this unwatchable and i think i only managed to endure about 10 minutes of it. :-[

But i did promise Hunchback elsewhere i'd give it another chance. ;)
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Re: Get Mean (Ferdinando Baldi, 1976)
« Reply #2 on: 09 Jul 2007 - 17:04 »

I've just dug out an old vcl tape of this.

"The only problem is, to achieve his ends he has to GET MEAN..."

Groovy  :-X

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K August

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Re: Get Mean (Ferdinando Baldi, 1976)
« Reply #3 on: 26 Jan 2008 - 20:18 »

I just watched GET MEAN last night and had a great laugh.

There's something about Anthony's wry performance here that really makes it work. The film itself, darned if I can explain it, but anything that made me nearly cry with the giggles is a good purchase indeed.

I really adore Tony Anthony (yes, Blindman is his greatest perf), but I like the idea of a New York style wise ass in the west and beyond.  And the merde he constantly steps into makes for some fun moments.

Yes, the magical scenes were a bit loopy. Yes, Lloyd Battista and Anthony's brother David were a zillion times more hammy than Tony and Raf B. (who looked great as a Mongol). No I didn't understand a lick of it.

But I had fun. And it's something I'll definitely watch again.
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Re: Get Mean (Ferdinando Baldi, 1976)
« Reply #4 on: 01 Feb 2008 - 17:21 »

I don't like this movie. I've heard that Tony Anthony planned on doing more of these films where his Stranger character would get in different places and strange situations but Get Mean wasn't that succesful so they didn't make more of them. In my opinion the Silent Stranger worked well but Get Mean is just too silly and there are not enough western elements.

Weird film but not in a good way like some other odd sw's like Matalo!, Death Walks in Laredo, Django Kill...
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K August

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Re: Get Mean (Ferdinando Baldi, 1976)
« Reply #5 on: 02 Feb 2008 - 12:21 »

I don't like this movie. I've heard that Tony Anthony planned on doing more of these films where his Stranger character would get in different places and strange situations but Get Mean wasn't that succesful so they didn't make more of them. In my opinion the Silent Stranger worked well but Get Mean is just too silly and there are not enough western elements.

Weird film but not in a good way like some other odd sw's like Matalo!, Death Walks in Laredo, Django Kill...

I'll take this over the  :o that is Matalo! any day. :D

The Silent Stranger is the better story (Fistful of Dollars in Japan), but this was just bizarre fun.  And I laughed whenever Anthony said anything which is always a plus.

As far as both films, when Tony wasn't on screen the western elements vanish and that was the biggest flaw to both.
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The Hunchback

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Re: Get Mean (Ferdinando Baldi, 1976)
« Reply #6 on: 19 Feb 2008 - 16:30 »

I've heard that Tony Anthony planned on doing more of these films where his Stranger character would get in different places and strange situations but Get Mean wasn't that succesful so they didn't make more of them.


I mention this on my review at the top of the page.
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Re: Get Mean (Ferdinando Baldi, 1976)
« Reply #7 on: 15 Mar 2008 - 01:21 »

Just found this great webpage... It contains some home footage shot by Tony Anthony's girlfriend (Diane Dobronte) on the Get Mean set.

Here's the link: http://www.meandtherollingstones.com/GetsMean/hm.html
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The Hunchback

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Re: Get Mean (Ferdinando Baldi, 1976)
« Reply #8 on: 01 Apr 2008 - 23:11 »

Just found this great webpage... It contains some home footage shot by Tony Anthony's girlfriend (Diane Dobronte) on the Get Mean set.

Here's the link: http://www.meandtherollingstones.com/GetsMean/hm.html



Wow! Thank you Ben! ;)
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Linus

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Re: Get Mean (Ferdinando Baldi, 1976)
« Reply #9 on: 03 Apr 2008 - 23:47 »

Get Mean is another great film! You guys are hard critics. :-X
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Re: Get Mean (Ferdinando Baldi, 1976)
« Reply #10 on: 25 Mar 2009 - 13:39 »

Apparently this will be released by Koch Media somewhere down the line... good news. I like this dotty movie!
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« Reply #11 on: 28 Apr 2009 - 10:25 »

Has anybody got any info on the Koch Media release?
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Re: Get Mean (Ferdinando Baldi, 1976)
« Reply #12 on: 04 May 2009 - 19:02 »

This is one weird flick, indeed! It surely benefits from the solid budget and Anthony is kewl as always...the goofy slapstick humour gets annoying from time to time though. Nevertheless, a worth checking out movie, just for its curiosity! :-X
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« Reply #13 on: 24 Mar 2013 - 17:00 »

Spanish VHS sleeve.


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Re: Get Mean (Ferdinando Baldi, 1976)
« Reply #14 on: 24 Mar 2013 - 18:27 »

It's a long, long time since I've seen this. The only thing I can remember is Anthony' charater cocking (was it?) a pump-action shotgun and saying "Time to…Get Mean!"
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