I love The Devils but I wouldn't have especially associated it with Nunsploitation as it seems like far more than a genre flick to me. The Catholicism thing seems a better source for the genre to me, do you think that there is any connection between The Devils and NS except for superficial thematic similarities?"Nunsploitation is a lame genre, though ultimately more redeemable than Nazisploitation. It's ultimate source is, I guess, Ken Russell's The Devils, which I hate. I prefer to think of it as the inevitable outcome of the Catholicism that heavily underpins all the Italian exploiters, from Bava to Leone to Fulci and back and beyond."
Have you seen the alternative ending where he wins by doing something totally ridiculous like wearing metal gloves so that his hands don't get injured?"The Great Silence is my favorite western of all time, even beating Leone and John Ford. I love that film, and not just because it contains Klaus Kinski's greatest ever performance."
It's interesting that some scenes in this film have several translations, I've seen two versions of the scene where Silence meets Kinski in the carriage which completely alter the conversation they have. I found that a little disconcerting.
Looking at that list of Westerns - Four of The Apocalypse is very disappointing, after an excellent start it becomes very boring very quickly. A real shame. Turns out that Massacre Time is on my lovefilm list already.
Speaking of lovefilm, they sent me another Borowczyk yesterday by complete coincidence. The film was called Love Rites and basically the film is about a man and woman who meet on the Metro and go back to her boudoir where things suddenly turn nasty and weird. I actually rather enjoyed it despite some silly voice over narration that suddenly appears in the sex scene - all this "he thrust his mighty weapon in to the hilt" business, although I guess that bit is deliberate as it is echoed at the end when the protagonist is wrongly accused of murdering a woman he meets bathing in the Seine and the witness describes him "stabbing the knife in to her to the hilt".