This was a great movie when I watched it and it gets better over time. I would say it is my favorite Spaghetti Western of all time, bar none, and I've seen them all. Just perfect for the genre. Sit down with some enchiladas, beans and rice and enjoy! I could never tell what all the words were to the theme music though. Are they saying, "All the people of the village yell 'Los frentes perros'; 'cause pup companeros poop in their sombreros"? :-) It's as good as any Sergio Leone ever did and it's more fun! The only one that I can think that comes as close to being a perfect SW with that kind of humor is "Duck Sucker!" (aka "A Fistful of Dynamite") THAT would be an awesome double flick...
Companeros (1970) 720p YIFY Movie
Vamos a matar, compa?eros is a movie starring Franco Nero, Tomas Milian, and Fernando Rey. A Swedish arms dealer and a Mexican peon team up to rescue the intellectual leader of the Revolutionary cause, while taking part in numerous...
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The Synopsis for Companeros (1970) 720p
Arms dealer Yolaf Peterson aims to make a sale to guerilla Mongo, but the money is locked in a bank safe, the combination known only to Professor Xantos, a prisoner of the Americans. Yolaf agrees to free Xantos, accompanied by reluctant guerilla Basco, but a former business partner of Yolaf's- John 'The Wooden Hand', has other ideas.
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The Best!Reviewed bybestrockslingerVote: 10/10
Django writer-director Sergio Corbucci returns with this off the wall violent and quirky comedic R-rated Western that revives an all star eccentric cast of Franco Nero, Tomas Milian, Jack Palance and Fernando Rey in a typically political spaghetti gun-fest. Ennio Morricone's score is on a whole other level as usual, and is too epic to be confined to this tale of mere mortal drunken bandidos and a cracker ass gringo.
A melodramatic italo-story of political and personal loyalties during the Mexican revolution, counterbalanced with the comedic "odd ball" pairing of Yodlaf Peterson (Nero), a cool and clam Swedish arms dealer, and the emotional and impetuous El Vasco (Milian), a wild Mexican revolutionary. Long story short, the two need to go on a journey to find the only man who who knows how to open an impenetrable safe full of gold back down in Mexico, the Prof. Xantos (Rey); but it's not a pleasure tour, as he is being held captive in an American garrison, and all the while the two are being hunted by a 'marijuana-crazed' Jack Palance.
The movie is full of ridiculously fun machine gun fights and and a large dose of good humored violence, and each characters personality is so exaggerated there is a clashing of egos in almost every scene in the film which makes for a memorable two hours. Recommended for anybody else like me who lives for these types of free-spirited dual- crossed-bandoleers stories where the fate of the sun drenched universe is decided by those with the biggest sombrero and tequila induced machismo. viva la muerte, pinche...
I like most all Spaghetti Westerns and love most all the "Zapatista" political ones. I think this is my favorite of the lot, though. It's not a fun movie, but it's just so...fun! Only the best, most critical to the genre, can I watch more than once in a six month period and this one I can watch anytime anyone suggests it.
I'm not going to go into all the ways it's arguably the best because this would be a very, very long review, but it's not lacking in any department. The underlying politics is thick and serious and contemporary to its time. The cast is...did I say fun...not to mention extremely talented actors doing some of their best work. That theme has to be the ear worm from hell, though not unpleasantly so, for an ear worm.
I give this one 10/10.
Food pairing: Venison Enchiladas Rojo with Beans and Rice and Negra Modelo