Massacre Time

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Massacre Time
DVD reissue cover
Directed by Lucio Fulci
Produced by Oreste Coltellacci
Written by Fernando Di Leo
Starring Franco Nero
George Hilton
Lynn Shayne
Nino Castelnuovo
Music by Lallo Gori
Cinematography Riccardo Pallottini
Edited by Ornella Micheli
Megan Film Colt
I F Cinematografiche
Distributed by American International Pictures-(USA)
Release dates
August 10, 1966 (Italy)
December 4, 1968 (USA)
Running time
89 min.
Country Italy
Language Italian
Box office (ITL) 365,000,000

Massacre Time (aka Tempo di massacro, The Brute and the Beast, Colt Concert) is a 1966 Spaghetti Western feature film starring Franco Nero. It is noteworthy as the first of a very few westerns directed by horror icon Lucio Fulci.[1]

The film was released on the heels of Nero's hit Django; for this reason it was marketed in some areas as a Django film.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

Nero portrays Tom Corbett, a prospector called back to his hometown by a family friend. Upon his arrival in the town, Tom finds it under the control of a powerful, corrupt family. With the help of his alcoholic brother, Tom sets out to challenge the family and free the town from their rule.



The film was one of only two spaghetti Westerns imported to the US by AIP, the other being God Forgives... I Don't![2]

This was released on a limited edition R0 NTSC DVD by Wild East Productions under its alternate title "The Brute and the Beast" in 2012.


  1. ^ a b Marco Giusti. Dizionario del western all'italiana. Mondadori, 2007. ISBN 88-04-57277-9. 
  2. ^ Gary A. Smith, The American International Pictures Video Guide, McFarland 2009 p 34

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