California

California – After the Civil War, Michael “California” Random, is released from prison and goes to Missouri with his partner William.

California (1977)
Director: Michele Lupo
Writers: Roberto Leoni (story), Roberto Leoni (screenplay)
Stars: Giuliano Gemma, William Berger, Miguel BosΓ©
Genres: Drama | Western
Country: Italy | Spain
Language: English
Release Date: 16 September 1977 (West Germany)
Also Known As: Adios California
Filming Locations: Desierto de Tabernas, AlmerΓ­a, AndalucΓ­a, Spain

Storyline:
After the Civil War, Michael “California” Random, is released from prison and goes to Missouri with his partner William. He is killed by bandits. California decides to return the belongings to his family and help them against outlaws.

Reviews:
“No wonder that California isn’t as popular as so many other Spaghetti-Western. It is entertaining but not funny like My Name is Nobody or violent like Four of the Apocalypse. IMO California is one of the last real Spaghetti Western but the filmmakers didn’t want to do a typical Western. Somehow it reminds of one of the many 50’s Western flicks but with a darker a more sinister story. Maybe you can compare California with Keoma or The great Silence. Also like in these Movies it isn’t so easy to say who really the hero is. Is it Guiliano Gemma as California, who hates his old name and has enough from all that Killing and Shooting? His opponent is Raimund Harmsdorf a German actor and is best known in supporting roles in so many B-Movies or German TV Shows. In California Harmsdorf has a fairly good role and he did some fine acting. He is a ruthless Bounty Hunter who kills Confederates Soldiers for Money. Unfortunately politics changes and he is getting an Outlaw. For a SW there are interesting characters and not just a faceless Hero and his Villain. Sorry but the figures aren’t simply Black and White in this drama and there are no funny jokes of Guiliano.

I wasn’t quite happy with this melodramatic Organ 70’s like Music. In some way it fits in some not. The photography is bleach and the environment looks dirty. Towns and people seemed to be destroyed by the war and this world has nothing to do with the beauty as you can see in Once Upon a Time in the West. Some Scenes are taking place in a Ghost Town. These Scenes are very climatic and give the audience more of the Apocalyptic Feeling. The Storyline has two parts. A travel at the end of the American Civil War and then a Vendetta as it we have already seen in so many contributions to the Genre. But it wouldn’t be a typical Spaghetti Western if this Vendetta wouldn’t be different. California (1977) hasn’t a lot in common with Gemma’s first western A Pistol for Ringo (1964).

For me this melodramatic western was a big surprise. The storyline and the figures are fine written. It’s not a Feel Good Movie or just another action loaded Hero Tale of the West. Of course it has some flaws and there are some weak points in the second part but overall it’s an interesting flick. Director Michelle Lupo did a good job and it was his last serious western too.” Written by lostinaction on IMDb.com

Mayors – Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph Mens 44mm Watch
Mayors – Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Co-Axial Master Chronometer 38mm Ladies Watch
Mayors – Cartier Ballon Bleu De Cartier Watch 36mm, Automatic Movement, Yellow Gold, Diamonds
Mayors – Jacob & Co Epic X Chrono
Mayors – Ulysse Nardin Freak Mens 45mm Watch
Mayors – Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Co-Axial Master Chronometer 34mm Ladies Watch
Mayors – Omega Constellation Quartz 28mm Ladies Watch
Mayors – Franck Muller Ladies Master Square
Mayors – Jacob & Co Brilliant Mystery Pave Diamonds Rose Gold
Mayors – Girard Perregaux Laureato Absolute Light
The Art of Jewels – 18K Yellow Gold Prigada Halo Diamond Ring (3/4 ct. tw)
The Art of Jewels – 18K Rose Gold Morganite Ring (6 ct .tw)
The Art of Jewels – 18K White Gold White Opal Ring (2 2/3 ct .tw)
The Art of Jewels – 18K Rose Gold Oval Pink Sapphire Halo Ring GIA (Center 2.11 ct.)
The Art of Jewels – 18K White Gold Paulina Oval Alexandrite Halo Ring GIA (Center 6.65 ct.)
BaxterBoo – EzyDog Side Patches for Convert Harness – Police
BaxterBoo – EzyDog Side Patches for Convert Harness – Search & Rescue
BaxterBoo – EzyDog Side Patches for Convert Harness – Service Dog
BaxterBoo – EzyDog Convert Dog Harness – Charcoal
BaxterBoo – Virbac C.E.T. Pet Oral Hygiene Kit for Dogs and Cats
BaxterBoo – U-Groom Slicker Brush for Dogs and Cats
BaxterBoo – Richell Convertible Elite Dog Gate – 6 Panel – Origami White
BaxterBoo – Richell Convertible Elite Dog Gate – 6 Panel – Cherry Brown
BaxterBoo – Trixie Natura Club Dog House – Brown
BaxterBoo – Trixie Wood and Wire Freestanding Pet Gate – White
BaxterBoo – Top Performance Oatmeal Dog and Cat Shampoo
BaxterBoo – Natural Dog Company Sensitive Skin Oatmeal Dog Shampoo
BaxterBoo – Sportmix Wholesomes Heidi’s Chicken Jerky Sticks Dog Treats
BaxterBoo – Chicken Soup for The Soul Grain Free Savory Sticks Dog Treats – Duck
BaxterBoo – Primal Canine Freeze Dried Nuggets Dog Treats – Lamb
BaxterBoo – Blue Buffalo Divine Delights Small Breed Dog Food – Bacon, Egg & Cheese
BaxterBoo – Blue Buffalo Divine Delights Small Breed Dog Food – Grilled Chicken
BaxterBoo – Blue Buffalo Divine Delights Small Breed Dog Food – Roasted Turkey
BaxterBoo – Blue Buffalo Basics Limited Ingredient Grain-Free Small Breed Dog Food – Lamb & Potato
BaxterBoo – Blue Buffalo Wilderness Denali Dinner Grain Free Dog Food – Wild Salmon, Venison & Halibut
BaxterBoo – Blue Buffalo Wilderness Nature’s Evolutionary Grain-Free Adult Dog Food – Chicken
Libbey – Tempo 12-Piece Glass Dinnerware Set, Service for 4
Libbey – Hobstar Rose Double Old Fashioned Glasses, 12-ounce, Set of 4
Libbey – Capone Entertaining Set with 4 Martini Glasses and Shaker
Libbey – Game Night Entertaining Set with 6 Classic Can Tumblers and Chip and Dip Bowls with Plastic Lid

Sign In to React

Fast Web