Death Rides a Horse (aka Da uomo a uomo, or As Man to Man) is a 1967 spaghetti western directed by Giulio Petroni, written by Luciano Vincenzoni, and starring Lee Van Cleef and John Phillip Law.


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Plot summary[edit]Edit

Bill Meceita (John Phillip Law), a boy whose father was killed and mother and sister were raped and murdered in front of him by a gang, sets out 15 years later to exact revenge. On his journey, he finds himself continually sparring and occasionally cooperating with Ryan (Lee Van Cleef), a gunfighter on his own quest for vengeance, who knows more than he says about Bill's tragedy.



Wild East released this in its uncut theatrical version on a limited edition R0 NTSC DVD in 2011.

In popular culture[edit]Edit

  • There are several influences from and references of Death Rides a Horse in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill:
    • Just like whenever the angered hero of Death Rides a Horse encounters one of the bandits who wronged him and killed his family, footage of the original wrong which is being avenged is superimposed over the hero's face, the same thing happens in Kill Bill whenever The Bride confronted one of the Deadly Vipers.
    • The main theme of Death Rides a Horse is used in Kill Bill. It is the trilling flute and mixed choral piece played when The Bride calls out O-Ren Ishii and her bodyguards at the House of Blue Leaves.
    • The scene when the main character, Bill, watches his family being murdered is, in-part, reenacted in the animated scene of Kill Bill. Here the skull necklace is depicted as a skull ring, worn by the man who kills O-Ren's father.
  • "Death Rides a Horse" is a 1970 reggae single from the Hippy Boys. It appears on the B-side of Max Romeos single "melting pot" on the Pama Unity label
  • "Death Rides a Horse" is a name of a track on the Russian Circles album Enter

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