Django, Prepare a Coffin / Preparati la bara! (1968)

2.5 out of 5

Terence Hill makes a reasonable attempt at walking in the large cowboy boots once occupied by Franco Nero but an abundance of overly lit interiors and largely uninspired cinematography makes it clear that the original Sergio Corbucci helmed effort represented far too big a project to be matched or exceeded by Ferdinando Baldi.

While, unlike many of the films to be cast as unofficial sequels, there are some evident stylistic and thematic nods in the direction of the original this all, despite the best efforts of all concerned, amounts to little more than Django-lite.

The score, from Gianfranco Reverberi, however, is one of note. Gianfranco provided the songs for blatant Saturday Night Fever rip-off Brillantina Rock but it is thanks to a sample used by Gnarles Barkley for the international hit Crazy that millions worldwide would recognise his work today. It also gets him on the credits for Kick-Ass.

Maurizio Merli header graphic courtesy of Paddy O'Neill of Foxyfide Graphics