Django (Franco Nero) has turned his back on the violent world & decided to
spend the rest of his life in a monastery as Brother Ignatius ... that is until
he learns his daughter Marisol has been abducted by slavetrader El Diablo
(Christopher Connelly) ...
Django has no problems finding El Diablo, since he ships slaves up &
down the Rio Grande in a big paddle steamer, he is however soon found out by El
Diablo's men, captured & dragged off to work in El Diablo's
silvermines.There he sees the slaves working under miserable conditions way
beyond his expectations, but in good natured butterfly collector Gunn (Donald
Pleasence), he also makes a friend. Soon Django can flee the slavecamp, with
the help of Gunn, but he promises to return & free the others.
Tghen Django goes to his favourite cemetary & digs up his trademark
machinegun, that was hidden in a coffin all the time. He also manages to get a
hearse & takes up pursuit of El Diablo's steamer again ... & he saves
young Indio boy Miguel, who wanted to assassinate El Diablo to avenge his
father, from El Diablo's men.
But Django realizes he cannot fight El Diablo alone with his machinegun, so
he devices a very stupid plan, as he knows El Diablo is a butterfly collector
hunting for the legendary Mariposa Negra, & he will rob the Banco tropical
to get his hands on Montezuma's treasure. So Django has his brothers from the
monastery fabricate a fake Mariposa Negra & place it in the bank, with a
letter stating where to get more of them ... Then Django & Miguel wait at
that spot to let the trap spring on El Diablo ... but alas, El Diablo has seen
through their little ploy, & the trap springs on them instead.
To teach Django a lesson, El Duiablo decides to bring him back to the mines
as a slave, along with Miguel & Marisol ... but he has made a fatal mistake
when he has made advances towards Contessa Isabella & favoured her over his
savage, whipwielding slavegirl-mistress, who kills Isabelly & frees Django
in hopes to be able to lay the blame for Isabella's killing on him ... but
Django has other plans, enters the slavecamp in disguise &, with Gunn,
finds the explosives-depot & his machinegun ... enough to destroy the
entire slavecamp & free his comrades.
El Diablo he leaves in the hands of his former slaves - who take great
pleasure in tearing him apart.
The only official sequel to Sergio Corbucci's Django
proves to be the expected disappointment. It tells little more than an
insignificant Western-adventure story (though to be honest, the original Django
didn't tell too interesting a story neither), directed in a very indifferent
way & robbing the main character of all his (pulp-)mythological charisma.
& in the finale, Django has less in common with a Western hero but with the
then popular Rambo-brand of action heroes (complete with
machinegun, of course).