Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Billy Jack Goes West
The Real | Atlanta, GA USA | 08/28/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you're looking for a sophisticated, well written and well acted western, look elsewhere. However, if you're looking for a unique western that will provide you with silly entertainment, get this movie. The movie can simply be described as a "Billy Jack" movie set in the old west and Billy Jack is armed with a samurai sword and a special revolver (and he, of course, knows how to use them both). If you're a fan of the "Billy Jack" movies or you're just looking to expand your 1970's cultural awareness, you'll enjoy this movie."
It should be called The Master Snoozer
D. Myers | 01/26/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this on TV many years ago and thought it was a made-for-TV movie. With good reason, it turns out. The plot develops at a glacial pace and is full of actions and motivations that don't make sense. For example, the actions of the hero's wife at the end of the movie are totally out of charcater, given what she's said and done earlier in the film. Rather improbably, the movie portrays early California as a sword culture coexisting with a gun culture, which allows the producer to deliver a combo Samurai flick and Gunfighter flick, with lots of the dramatic pauses for which both are noted. In fact, the plot plods along because it's so full of dramatic pauses you could almost say the whole thing was one big dramatic pause. The only redeeming feature of this movie was the beautiful scenery. It's not worth the price; I'm not sure it would even be worth half of what they're asking."
Tom Laughlin in a rare non Billy Jack role!!! Wow!!!
Jason Pumphrey | Falls Church, Virginia United States | 09/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yes it's a western,not a Billy Jack film okay!!! having said that,I enjoyed this film very much!,it has a very cool cast which includes Tom "Billy Jack" Laughlin,Ron "Superfly" O'Neal,Barbara Carrera,Victor Campos,Hector Elias,Lincoln Kilpatrick,Geoann Sosa and more!!! And it's directed by Tom's son Frank Laughlin!!! Music by the great Lalo Schifrin!!! And beautiful camera work by the underatted Jack A. Marta!!! The film is presented in it's original widescreen format and it's enhanced for 16:9 TV's!!! Great extras include a commmentary track by the Laughlin family and cast and crew interviews from 2002,as well as a photo gallery and even a trivia quiz!!! A very underatted western!!!,a rare gem!!! Two thunbs up!!! Five stars!!! A+"
Tom Laughlin "The Master Gunfighter"
Wayne R. Pruett | 04/24/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is for true Tom Laughlin fans. It is not the typical kick butt and take names type of movie that Tom is known for. It has a pretty good story of old California and it shows the struggles that certain families had to go through to survive.
Tom also shows his talents as a pretty good swordsman and the way he uses a six gun. There is not a lot of action in this movie, but what there is, makes it even better.