Friday, March 30, 2018

Red Sun (1971)

On this episode of Hellbent, Pax and Mike discuss Terence Young's East-meets-Western starring Charles Bronson, Toshiro Mifune, and Ursula Andress.

We also have short talks about some things with long titles: Anton Treuer's book Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask and Chuck Connors in Kill Them All and Come Back Alone.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoy most Rutger Hauer films and Wanted Dead or Alive is a one of his great movies. You should check out "Split Second (1992)", a movie set in future London 2008 where Hauer is a cop hunting a supernatural killer. This film and "Buffy, The Vampire Slayer" is before Hauer ends up making mostly DTV movies.

    I really enjoyed this movie, a great East Meets West Western. The interaction between Bronson and Mifune were great. I loved their pairing.
    Other than the two leads, I recognized the leading ladies. Andress is serviceable and this is the first movie I've seen her in other than Bond. I know of Capucine, pronounced "cap-u-chine", mostly North to Alaska with John Wayne where she was the love interest. I'm a big Wayne fan and have seen this film many times. I just saw Alain Delon in Scorpio, another 70s movie with Burt Lancaster, which was a good cold war spy movie. This is the only other movie I think I've seen Delon in.

    I would have loved to see a sequel with Bronson and Mifune ala the Shanghai Noon/Knights movies with Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson.