Browsing the archives for the Charles Bronson tag

Balazar the Butcher

Title: Balazar the Butcher Author: Emerson Dodge (Paul Wheelahan) Publisher: The Cleveland Publishing Co. (No. 1411) First Published: 2004 ‘This killer from Sonora was an odd one!’ Despite the cover image, which looks like Red Sun era Charles Bronson, I can’t recall a moustache or a knife in the story. But I guess this type […]

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Death Hunt (1981)

Director: Peter Hunt Starring: Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Carl Weathers, Andrew Stevens, Angie Dickinson, Ed Lauter Music: Jerrold Immel Editors: Allan Jacobs & John F. Burnett Director of Photography: James Devis Writers: Michael Crais, Robert Victor Producers: Albert S. Ruddy, Raymond Chow Death Hunt is allegedly based on a true story. The film opens in […]

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Chato’s Land (1971)

Country: United States Director: Michael Winner Starring: Charles Bronson, Jack Palance, Richard Basehart, James Whitmore, Simon Oakland, Richard Jordan, Victor French Music: Jerry Fielding Chato’s Land is a very interesting film. It is not a classic by any stretch of the imagination, but all the characters are fleshed out, and have multiple layers, and some […]

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Hard Times (1975)

Country: United States Director: Walter Hill Starring: Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Jill Ireland, Strother Martin, Robert Tessier Music: Barry DeVorzon AKA: The Street Fighter I consider myself a pretty big Charles Bronson fan. I even don’t mind some of the violent dross he made in the 1980s as his career was petering out. I think […]

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Assassination (1987)

Country: United States Director: Peter Hunt Starring: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Jan Gan Boyd, Stephen Elliot, Randy Brooks, Michael Ansara, William Prince Music: Robert D. Ragland In the late 1980’s, into the early 1990’s, two of the biggest film producers and distributors were Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, and their company was Cannon Films. Cannon […]

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Love and Bullets (1979)

Country: United Kingdom Director: Stuart Rosenberg (and allegedly John Huston) Starring: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Rod Steiger, Henry Silva, Michael V. Gazzo, Strother Martin, Bradford Dillman Music: Lalo Schifrin Love And Bullets is a good detective thriller, made just before Bronson started making all the gratuitously violent crap in the 1980’s. That’s not to say, […]

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Red Sun (1971)

AKA: Soleil Rouge Director: Terence Young Starring: Charles Bronson, Toshirô Mifune, Ursula Andress, Alain Delon, Capucine, Anthony Dawson, Luc Merenda Music: Maurice Jarre By the early seventies, the Spaghetti Westerns (which had revitalised the Western genre) were starting to run out of steam. The look, the feel, and the violence weren’t enough to attract audiences […]

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Breakheart Pass (1975)

AKA: Alistair Maclean’s Breakheart PassDirector: Tom GriesStarring: Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Richard Crenna, Jill Ireland, Ed Lauter, Charles Durning, David HuddlestonMusic: Jerry GoldsmithBased on the novel by Alistair Maclean Breakheart Pass is a weird hybrid, partly Western, partly ‘whodunnit’, and finally spy thriller. But mostly it is pure old fashioned seventies entertainment. But not quite […]

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