Well, this movie came out a couple of years after "The Professionals" so I am a fan of Claudia Cardinale too. Also, I too, actually saw this movie when it first came out during its theatrical run. I was maybe 13 years old at that time. It's nowhere in the class of "The Professionals" which I consider to be one of the best western/action films ever made, but, it's not a bad film in my opinion. I agree, it's a little too long.I'm not a fan of Italian Westerns but I am a fan of Claudia Cardinale. She's the reason I saw this film when it first came and she's the reason I bought the DVD. I haven't upgraded because I don't think the film's much good.