Comin' at ya!
From The Spaghetti Western Database
Comin' At Ya! (USA, Italy, Spain 1981 / Director: Ferdinando Baldi)
- Runtime: 92 min
- Release Date: 21.8.1981 (USA), 2011 (re-release)
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
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
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.
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.
A re-release of this movie is planned for 2011. It is an expensive restoration titled "Comin' At Ya! in Noir 3-D!", more information soon. Click here for a review on imdb (from Berlin Film Festival) and our own short report from an industry screening there. The movie is currently looking for distribution.