Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Proud and the Damned|
Actors: Chuck Connors, Aron Kincaid, Cesar Romero, José Greco, Smokey Roberds
Director: Ferde Grofé Jr.
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Entertaining western with "Rifleman" Chuck Connors
T O'Brien | Chicago, Il United States | 07/26/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The Proud and the Damned is an entertaining western that is worth a watch because the DVD is so cheap. In 1870 in an unidentified South American country, five Confederate mercenaries are hired by a corrupt, evil dictator, General Martinez to do a job. The five men must find the hideout of the revolutionaries fighting Martinez and how many men he is up against. As it goes, the mercenaries are captured by the revolutionaries. They must then decide whether to side with the rebels and face Martinez or try and escape and keep their deal with the general. This is one of those movies that you just don't know why you like it. The script is nothing to brag about, the action scenes are a little cheesy, and the quality of the movie is poor, yet even with all these reasons, I still enjoyed this movie. Go figure. I recommend this movie because it is so cheap, and it is an entertaining way to kill an hour and a half.
Chuck Connors plays Sergeant Will Hansen, the leader of the close knit group of Confederate mercenaries who find themselves in a sticky situation. Connors is very good as a sort of father figure to his men. Aron Kincaid plays Ike, one of the mercenaries who falls in love with a woman promised to another man. Cesar Romero plays the leader of the revolutionaries in San Carlos opposing General Martinez, played by Andres Marquis. The remaining mercenaries are played by Smokey Roberds as Jeb, Henry Capps as Hank, and Peter Ford as Billy. The rest of the cast includes Jose Greco, Conrad Parham, Maria Grimm, Nana Lorca, and Anita Quinn. The DVD offers the movie in standard presentation with no extra features. The movie is not in the best of condition, but what do you want from a DVD that costs under $5? For an enjoyable western with Chuck Connors and some south of the border excitement, check out The Proud and the Damned!"
Best Western in years
Nicholas Donvito Sr. | 11/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this is probably the best western in years. Chuck Connors does a great job at acting.There is so much action in this film it's unbeleivable. If your looking for an awesome action movie this is your flick."
CHUCK CONNORS FAN
Engie L. Rose | CLINTWOOD, VA USA | 06/27/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"THIS WAS A GREAT MOVIE VERY SURPISING ACTION AND ENDING, CHUCK CONNORS WAS GREAT, UNUSAL. KEPT US GUESSING AS TO THE ENDING."
Charles H. Cook Jr. | Denison, TX USA | 03/21/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, this video was released by Good Times of New York. They have been resurrecting television and B-Movie crap for years. I have a VHS copy of the spaghetti-western "Captain Apache" they released in 1985. The quality of the VHS Captain Apache was so terrible, it looked like a 5th-generation dub from a warped cassette. And the sound was horrible, alternately loud to barely audible, full of cracks and pops and weird reverb effects. It almost seemed as if they intentionally made the transfer as horrible as possible. I never bought another product from them after that.....until now....silly me.
Well, folks, unbelievably, after 20+ years of tricking customers into buying crap like the VHS Captain Apache, they are still at it! This DVD has a picture of a young Chuck Connors on the cover, yet the movie is from the end of his career when he had to make crap movies (Think Bela Lugosi in Ed Woods Plan 9 From Outer Space). This movie has scenes that look like they were made at Connors reading the script at home and mailed in to the Director and edited (crudely) into the scene. The quality of the transfer is the absolute worst. It's very bit as bad as the VHS Captain Apache tape from 1985. The good folks at Good Times do nothing to enhance or filter or digitally touch up these films. They look as if they do the exact opposite. DO NOT WASTE YOUR $4.99. This DVD isn't worth a plugged nickel. Horrible Crap!