Pecos Cleans Up (1967)

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Three musicians arrive in a Mexican village destroyed by El Supremo and learn, from the only survivor, of the lost treasure of Montezuma hidden in an Aztec temple. Along comes Pecos and the search is on.


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11 May 2019 | ma-cortes
| Strange and entertaining Spaghetti Western blending shoot'em up , Aztec Temple and Moctezuma treasure
This is the sequel to My name is Pecos 1966 by Mauricio Lucidi with Robert Woods , Pier Paolo Capponi , Peter Carsten about a hero called Pecos Martinez and in USA called Johnny Madoc , well played by Robert Woods , one of the first , if not the first Mexican gunslinger heroes in a Spaghetti Western. A part so against type for the six foot five American that took to taping his eyelids up to attempt and make look more Latino role . It deals with a heinous group led by a strange and magalomaniac leader nicknamed El Supremo , Erno Crisa , who lives in a temple craved on a hidden canyon, is terrorizing the population while seeking the Moctezuma treasure . And three musicians drifters find at a home previously attacked by bandits , a treasure map describing where is the legendary treasure of the King Azteca Moctezuma who long time ago was overthrown by the Spanish conqueror Hernan Cortes and his warriors . Then , there appears Pecos : Robert Woods , to keep peace and justice at the Mexican territory . Everyone wants to know who the Mexican is . He always answers slowly My name is Pecos . Pecos Martínez to be exact , and he's returned to settle up with the leader , Erno Crisa , of a gang of cutthroat hoodlums : Pedro Sanchez or Ignacio Spalla and Carlo Gaddi . Pecos gets mixed with El Supremo's men and kill them . All of them seek the lost treasure of Moctezuma hidden at an Aztec pyramid. Then starts pursuits , and duels between a Mexican hero against a weird villain proclaimed a Moctezuma's descendant and along with a Mexican temple , what more might you as for?.

Fun , and amusing but rare Spahetti Western with Mexico setting including bloodless gunplay , noisy action , thrills , bizarre villains and shootouts . The weird story revolves around the hunt for a gold treasure , and a golden barge located at a mysterious Aztec temple , along the way there takes place confrontation , gundown , brawls and many other things. This film made Robert Woods internationally known as Pecos in the third world countries similar to Franco Nero as Django and Gianni Garco as Sartana . This film along with My name is Pecos 1966 became not only two of Woods' most enduring acting , but two of his biggest boxoffice hits in Italy . Although his biggest honour at the boxoffice was really Seven guns for the MacGregors originally intented for Clint Eastwood , but which he refused to make . Other important successes in his long career in Spaghetti were Black Jack , The challenged of McKenna where Woods plays the villain opposite John Ireland . And other movies such as El Puro , Machine gun Killers more than make up for any lesser efforts and can stand proudly alongside anything produced in their time . And Woods' interpretations in these pictures , alongside his willingness to take the chances he did in making them stand as a fitting tribute to riveting and fruitful career. Along way Robert Woods , here appears some familiar faces from this popular genre Spaghetti Western such as Erno Crisa , Umberto Raho , Luciana Gilli, Giuseppe Castellano , and especially Carlo Gaddi and Ignacio Spalla or Pedro Sánchez .

It displays a colorful and evocative cinematography by Franco Villa . As well as a charming and attractive musical score in Morricone style by Coriolano Gori . The motion picture was professionally directed by Mauricio Luzidi. He was a good craftsman who directed all kinds of genres. Luzidi has directed Peplum : Hercules the avenger , Thrillers : The man from the organization , The designated victim , Probabilita zero, Statelíne motel , and Westerns : 2 once di piombo , Pecos e qui pega e muori , Halleluja for Django , Saddle tramps , among others . Rating 5.5/10 . Acceptable and passable . The picture will appeal to Spaghetti Western fans .

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23 March 1967



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