Django Last Killer / L'ultimo killer (1968)

2.5 out of 5

Another generic and workmanlike western that was rebranded as a Django feature and dubbed accordingly despite little attempt to make a connection with the influential Sergio Corbucci original beyond the naming of a character.

Dragomir Bojanic the Yugoslav quasi Django is, surprisingly, not the star of this feature but plays a supporting role to big George Eastman who wears some blackface for his role as Ramón, a peasant tenant farmer, who is treated as an infant in this cinematic criticism of colonial white man's burden type attitudes.

While the finale is clearly signposted from early on, not least with some talk of retirement and agricultural real-estate purchase, an extended buddy and training sequence, taking up much of the movie and in which Django molds his successor from Ramón is nevertheless engaging enough while the brevity of the feature ensures that the film never outstays it's welcome.

Genre film veteran Daniele Vargas and Dana Ghia provide supporting roles.

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