On today’s episode, Patsy the Angry Nerd and I discuss the Shaw Brothers film, Shaolin Daredevils (aka The Daredevils) from 1979 another Chang Cheh directed film which once again unites all of the Venom Mob, and the Spaghetti Western, Boot Hill (1969) – the third in the trilogy directed by Guiseppe Colizzi and Starring Terence Hill and Bud Spencer who reprise their roles as Cat and Hutch.
Through no purposeful planning, we are finding more and more similarities between Spaghetti Westerns and Shaw Brothers films! Both of today’s movies involve acrobatics of some kind – performance by the Venom Mob as they attempt to get revenge for one of their fallen brothers, and through the circus performers that are at the heart of Boot Hill.
So if you can find these films and watch them before listening to this episode, we heartily recommend it.
As of this posting, Boot Hill is on Amazon Prime. But do not be fooled by Prime’s listing of Shaolin Daredevils under the simple title, Daredevils. The only authentic version of the film in question was found available at:
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