Saturday, June 13, 2015
And the Crows Will Dig Your Grave (1972)
Solid little western is film where there is more than a little nastiness about. Lots of people die and even Sullivan, our nominal hero, gets shot and beaten up. What I like is that this is a film that once it starts goes straight on to the end, twisting and turning as it goes.Hell Kovacs doesn't show up until almost the end of the film. While you can sort of guess the general ending there is no way to fully figure out where its going.
If there is any real flaw in the film it's that the pacing is a little slow. There are some times where things are a bit too slow. I wanted to say "get on with it", but at the same time some of the times are when some characters are being fleshed out, in particular some of the sequences with Susan.
Slow or no, the film is still enjoyable and definitely worth taking the time to see.
(The film is out on DVD from Wild East with a film called THE DIRTY FIFTEEN. That film is full of action but is saddled with about 900 characters who are all on screen at the same time making it hard to know who is who. The plot is also hopelessly convoluted.)