123 ACQUASSANTA JOE (1971) Spaghetti Western from Mario Gariazzo
Western from cult director Mario Gariazzo (Roy Garrett)
Italian Title: ACQUASANTA JOE [Holywater Joe]
director: Mario Gariazzo
starring: Ty Hardin · Richard Harrison · Lincoln Tate
· Silvia Monelli · Lee Banner · Anthony Freeman
Donovan is a notorious outlaw who (with his gang) has terrorized the
entire state. But when he robs the bank in Cutler City, he inadvertently
has stolen the savings of famous bounty hunter Acquassanta Joe. It does
not take long for Acquansanta to find the bandit and demand his money.
However, in the meantime, gang member Charlie has absconded with all
the loot. Jeff and Acquasanta form an uneasy partnership to recover
the 'stolen' stolen money.
Mario Gariazzo had a varied career, drifting from genre to genre without
ever settling into one in particular. He initially established himself
in a string of Spaghetti Westerns, (this one is considered his best)
before dabbling in a variety genres from SciFi (EYES
BEHIND THE STARS) to sexy lowbrow SciFi (VERY
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF FOURTH KIND), from a sleazy possession film
to a remarkably trashy Giallo (PLAY
MOTEL), from decadent erotica (INTRIGUE OF LOVE) to the
jungle/cannibal arena (WHITE
SLAVE). Mr Gariazzo died from cancer in March 2002 at age 71.
Exploitation cinema misses him..
An Italian film
in English language; widescreen format, uncut (90 minutes),
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include theatrical