High Noon (1952) Death Comes Walking Through Town

It’s western time again here on Wolfies Cult Film. This review is for one of the big daddy classics of the genre, High Noon. This one centered on bravery and cowardice. A deep look at where your morals would stand as the time ticks away and death comes a knocking.

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Winchester 73 (1950) Crack Shot James Stewart Tracks Down Ruthless Killer

Do you believe it! I got six film reviews in the works, all half done! I can’t seem to get them finished. So I’ve changed my tracks completely and started this new Western review series. A mule kick with spurs on to get my ass rolling again! The Western genre has been a little neglected in the review department here. I hope to make amends this month. Lets see! Right whip out your Colt six shooter and fire up a dance. Yeeehaa.

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Jeremiah Johnson (1972) Robert Redford’s Journey Is Almost As Epic As My Waffling

I don’t manage to watch as many westerns as I’d like to. No real reason. I tend to bypass them when I’m ready for a film. Usually prefer to opt for a thriller, something dark. A drama. Saying that one of my top ten films could possibly be a western. Will one day soon do an article on that mystical western I do so love. However chatting about favourite westerns with Todd, my film buddy over at Cinema Monolith, it was raised that Jeremiah Johnson was one of his. The Sydney Pollack directed one with that Robert Redford fella. I didn’t know it. Well I’d heard of it. Never seen it. To be honest I didn’t know anything about it other than the title and Mr Redford don’s a big ass beard in it. Actually whilst watching the film I realised I’d used the GIF of beardy smiley nodding Redford in a few text messages over the years and never realised. Maybe it was Grizzly Adams! A wild Zach Galifianakis?

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Tombstone Rashomon (2017) From Cult Classic Repo Man Director Alex Cox

This was a first for me. To be asked if I would like to review a film for it’s DVD release. One with a screener and a password. All very exciting. The title Tombstone-Rashomon sounded very intriguing but what really knocked my socks off was the director’s name. That cult favourite, British screenwriter and director, Alex Cox.

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Red Sun (1971) Cowboys & Indians & Samurai!

 

Red Sun (1971) Poster

Just from the magnificent poster I had to see this, immediately. Red Sun has such an incredible international all star line up! American action monster superstar Charles Bronson, Swiss sex bomb Honey Rider aka Ursula Andress, Japanese megastar Toshiro Mifune aka Kikuchiyo of the Seven Samurai and sexy Frenchman hitman Alain Delon, a samurai from another life.

Tagline – The greatest fighting machine the west has ever known….

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The White Buffalo (1977) Deranged Bronson Vs Deranged Buffalo. What’s Not To Like!

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“A deadly dream that was eating out his soul, a nightmare he had to hunt down and face up to before it turned him into a raving maniac!”

Now this was the train conductors opening words about our hero Wild Bill Hickok, played by action star Charles Bronson, who had arrived back in town in disguise under the name James Otis. Wearing a pair of cyberpunk style round shades* he sneaks off the train. Within seconds his cover is blown, he tries to keep up the charade but no one is having any of it. Continue reading