A Fistful of Dynamite 03/12/24

KL Studio Classics

MGM reissues Sergio Leone’s least loved epic Duck You Sucker, a movie he didn’t want to direct, yet also the one with the most ambitious theme. The opposites-attract teaming of an Irish rebel and a Mexican bandit is a vulgar, violent fable preaching that revolution is little more than mass murder; our ‘hero’ is a dynamiter looking to atone for his sins back in Ireland. Leone detonates one of the biggest movie explosions every, and stages the rest of his picture on a scale worthy of Luchino Visconti. The movie also qualifies as a bravura Ennio Morricone concert. KL Studio Classics’ disc is basically a reissue, again under United Artists’ replacement title. On Blu-ray.