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« #45 : July 15, 2018, 10:28:08 AM »

This is definitely one of those movies that's better on a repeated view. I just wish the score wasn't so generic and the visuals weren't stuck in the early 70s and looked more like something like The Professionals. A young Jeff Bridges would have definitely made for a better Lt than Bruce Davison as well.

Still, it's a good movie that's a great cat and mouse game. 8/10

The visuals were definitely not a strong suite of this film.  Imagine this done like She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. I don't know what technology was used but it did seem to kinda blend in and wasn't crisp and contrasted like She Wore a Yellow Ribbon.

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« #46 : January 22, 2020, 09:41:27 AM »

Kino has a new blu out of the standard cut. I spun it last night and it looks pretty good, but nothing particularly special.  This is probably the first time I've seen the whole film--on balance I liked it,  especially the gratuitous cruelty of the Apaches (the scene where the braves rip out a victim's heart and pass it around as if playing catch impressed me a lot). CJ has mentioned the good bits with the settlers at the beginning. I like the fact that this is a men-on-a-mission movie and nothing gets in the way of it (no Rhonda Fleming appearance, for example). There is a certain logic to what both sides are trying to do. I was disappointed that at the end the Lancaster character could figure out what's going on and still wouldn't take steps to protect himself and his party--c'mon, the idea is to look like easy pickin's, not actually let yourself get killed. And the Bruce Davison character was just too programmatic to be believed. But as I say, on balance it's a good film.

UPDATE: Blu-ray.com doesn't like the transfer: https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Ulzanas-Raid-Blu-ray/232440/#Review

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« #47 : January 23, 2020, 02:11:33 AM »

The German Blu comes at least with a VHS transfer of the European cut.

Strange that Kino did not add the 4 known extra scenes from that cut as bonus. You can still find them on the www.


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