Comin' at Ya!

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Comin' At Ya! (USA, Italy, Spain 1981 / Director: Ferdinando Baldi)

  • Runtime: 92 min
  • Release Date: 21.8.1981 (USA), 2011 (re-release)
  • Filming locations: Cabo de Gata, Tabernas - Almeria

Also known as

Alles fliegt dir um die Ohren (Germany) | Yendo hacia ti (Spain) | Kalpea kostaja (Finland) | La vengeance impitoyable (France) | Western (France) | Western en relief (France) | Pale Fighter (U.K.) | Devil Rider | Assalto em Cine Dimensão (Brazil) | 荒野の復讐 Koya no hukusyu DVD title (Japan)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Tony Anthony (H.H. Hart), Victoria Abril (Abelene), Gene Quintano (Pike Thompson), Ricardo Palacios (Polk Thompson), Lewis Gordon (old man)
  • Also with: Rafael Albaicín (auction bidder), Domenico Cianfriglia (Thompson henchman), Joaquín Gómez Sáinz [as Dan Barry], Luis Barboo, Charly Bravo, Buxx Banner
  • Story: Tony Anthony
  • Screenplay: Lloyd Battista, Esteban Cuenca Sevilla, Wolf Lowenthal, Ramón Plana Castell, Gene Quintano
  • Cinematography Fernando Arribas [Technicolor, Dimensionscope 3-D 2,35:1]
  • Music: Carlo Savina
  • Producers: Tony Anthony, Bruce Talbot, Stan Torchia

Synopsis

A young couple's wedding ceremony is brutally interrupted when a pair of outlaw brothers arrive and massacre almost everyone in sight. They kidnap the beautiful young bride and leave her husband for dead. Luckily, he only sustains a flesh wound and quickly saddles up to track down the brothers before they sell his wife and a group of other women at an auction to a group of Mexican brothel owners.

Comment

In their third SW collaboration Tony Anthony and Ferdinando Baldi reused several story elements of their biggest hit, Blindman. Some of the Blindman qualities are still retained, in which the potential for a better film is apparent, but Comin' at Ya! is, apart from unimaginatively filmed slow motion and some weird ideas, filled with ridiculous looking superfluous shots, whose only odd purpose was to serve the much overused 3-d effects. In the end even Anthony looks uncomfortable in his costume and lacks the charisma of his previous SWs.

by Stanton

Re-release and Versions

A re-release of this movie was released in 2011. It was an expensive restoration titled "Comin' At Ya! in Noir 3-D!" and premiered among other places at the film market of the Berlin Film Festival (read our report). It was later released on BluRay. It uses a different 3D-process in comparison to its original release.

The 2011 re-release version is missing ten minutes of footage that could be seen for example on an older VHS version of the film. That VHS version shows, right after the opening credits, the main characters at at bank robbery gone wrong and then getting married. This opening sequence is missing from the newer restoration version, which sets in with an attack on the wedding.

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