The Unholy Four (1970)
The Unholy Four
Directed by Enzo Barboni
Cast: Woody Strode, Leonard Mann, and Peter Martell, George Eastman and Ida Galli
A man called 'Chuck Mul' suffers from amnesia. Mul escapes from an insane asylum, trying to remember, regain his identity, and his forgotten tormented past. An investigation is made to find out who the real culprits are involved in a strange conspiracy , setting off the fireworks in the end, one of the finest staged gunfights ever captured on film.
The Unholy Holy Four is the directorial debut of Enzo Barboni whose next two films " They Call Me Trinity " and "Trinity Is Still My Name!", would make him one of the more prominent directors’ working the Spaghetti Western genre in the 1970’s. Enzo Barboni with The Unholy Four creates one of his most intense and gritty looking westerns. Visually this film is filled with many great moments that are wonderfully realized by cinematographer Mario Montuori.
The Unholy Four really shines when it comes to its action sequences. One of Enzo Barboni’s strengths as a director is his uncanny ability to create memorable action sequences. The performances are strong all around with a remarkable cast that includes Leonard Mann, Peter Martell, George Eastman, Ida Galli and Woody Strode. The score for The Unholy Four’s score was composed by Riz Ortolani who provides another solid score that greatly benefits the film. Ultimately The Unholy Four is an underrated Spaghetti Western that is waiting to be discovered