Moviedrome Mondays: Requiescant (1967)

Since I could not find a youtube video link of Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox introducing director Carlo Lizzani’s 1967 spaghetti western Requiescant, readers will have to rely on Cox’s intro transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was September 6, 1993 (read here). Not much to add here except to say that I agree with every single word of praise that Cox lavishes on this genuine spaghetti western gem.

Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer

Here is a Spaghetti Western Database (SWDb) link to Alex Cox’s 20 favorite ones in the sub-genre (NOTE: Once again, I have seen most, but not all of these titles)

Here is a link to a 2009 Guardian Article in which Cox picks his 10 favorite on-screen exits from the sub-genre

Here is an Amazon link to learn more about Cox’s take on the spaghetti western in his 2009 book 10,000 Ways to Die: A Director’s Take on the Spaghetti Western

9 thoughts on “Moviedrome Mondays: Requiescant (1967)

  1. Requiescant is another good Italian western. The scipt is good. The acting is all good particularly Lou Castel and Carlo Lizzani’s direction is very effective. Good opening shootout. Just a good and solid film.

    It has an Arrow Video release.

    I also have two more polizotteschis to recommend. They are The Savage Three (1975) and Manhunt In The City (1975).

    The Savage Three stars Joe Dallesandro and it’s really good. Joe is great in the film and it’s a great role for him. It’s by the screenwriter of Almost Human so it’s a good script. The film is on youtube in English in six parts.

    Manhunt In The City stars Henry Silva and is directed by Umberto Lenzi. It’s an excellent film. It’s a Death Wish-type story. Type in ‘Manhunt In The City L’uomo Della Strada Fa Giustizia (1975)’ on youtube and you’ll find it.

  2. I own that Blu-Ray, it is a great edition as well 🙂 I will also check out The Savage Three and Manhunt in the City because I love all of the other polizotteschis that you recommended 🙂

  3. Not to worry Pete 🙂 Next week’s Moviedrome Monday entry will be a different kind of film 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

  4. Wow, what a write-up from that Cox though, huh? Godard and Picasso and philosophical angst all mixed up in a discussion about Westerns….!
    I never saw this one. But Spaghetti Westerns in general are hard to turn away from. It’s kind like eating potato chips……you can’t stop, you know?

  5. It is quite a discussion – though If one is a passionate cinephile, it is really not surprising to hear that kind of stuff when discussing certain westerns 🙂 I love your potato chip analogy regarding spaghetti westerns as well 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

  6. I’ve got vague memories of the scene amongst the skeletons, but not much else. Requiescant must be good if it ranks 6 in Cox’s top 10 Spaghetti Westerns!

  7. I think you have watched it before Paul, but probably a long time ago 🙂 Nevertheless, do check it out again because it is a classic spaghetti western as Cox so eloquently implies 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

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