Mann in One of the Best Spaghetti Westerns!
Italian Title: LA VENDETTA E' UN PIATTO CHE SERVE FREDDO
[Vengeance is a Dish Best Served Cold]
also known as DREI AMEN FUR DEN SATAN (German) [Three
Amens For Satan]
and VENGEANCE TRAIL and DEATH'S DEALER
Squittieri (as William Redford)
starring: Leonard Mann · Ivan Rassimov · Klaus Kinski · Elizabeth Eversfield
· Steffen Zacharias
variation on the 'revenge for a slaughtered family' theme finds Jeremiah
the lone survivor of an Indian attack against his parents and sister.
As a result, he is possessed with a hatred for all red savages and he
becomes a vicious Indian hunter. During one of his malicious raids, Jeremiah
finds a beautiful squaw named Tena. He knows that a female Indian slave
is worth top dollar, so he decides to take her to Tucson and sell her.
But enroute, they fall in love. In Tucson, Tena is captured and taken
to the estate of a land baron named Perkins where she is whipped and tortured
for the amusement of Perkins and his hate-mongering journalist friend
(played by Klaus Kinski).
(born Leonardo Manzella in Albian, NY, 1947) had visited Italy after graduating
from college in 1969. During that vacation, he was discovered - on the
street - by Spaghetti Western film producer Manolo Bolognini (best known
for his production of DJANGO,
1966). Mr Bolognini immediately cast Leonard in the film FORGOTTEN
PISTOLARO (after shortening his name from Manzella to Mann). That
project lead to UNHOLY
FOUR later the same year and then to this motion picture in 1971.
Even though Leonard had 'the perfect Spaghetti Western look,' the genre's
popularity had begun to wane by the early '70s. Leonard would leave the
Western arena for crime and horror films. He is best known for the lead
role in Ruggero Deodato's epic CUT
AND RUN. Throughout the '80s, Leonard Mann constantly traveled
between the Italian studios and Hollywood (where he got involved in numerous
television projects). He retired from the film industry in the early '90s
and became a teacher in the Los Angeles School System where he continues
to work today.
Italian Film in English language; widescreen format (16:9), uncut (93
minutes), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include
original theatrical trailer.
Recommended For Adult Audiences