Not the Film Noir "Hunt the Man Down"
Steven Hellerstedt | 01/03/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is NOT the George Archainbaud/Gig Young crime story from 1950. Rather, it's a 1971 spaghetti western directed by Eugenio Martín, starring Lee van Cleef and James Mason.
My review of the Martin/van Cleef HUNT THE MAN DOWN (aka BAD MAN'S RIVER):
Awful. Terrible attempt at fusing comedy, tinkly popular tunes and spaghetti western action. Painful to watch and, because it has such a needlessly convoluted plot, almost impossible to describe. The three stars (van Cleef, Mason, and Gina Lollabrigida) look lost and a little ashamed. Not worth your time at any price."
Beware ! One woman on the loose !
Jacques COULARDEAU | OLLIERGUES France | 01/17/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A western film that stands upside down right on its head. Many thieves and robbers, on the frontier with Mexico, in the midst of the Mexican Revolution, with Mexican soldiers and Mexican revolutionaries, with all kinds of gangsters and other outlaws, with frightened bankers who get held or blown up, with women who are nothing but entertainment. Well, nearly all of them, except one who is a master mind in getting rich on the back of the thieves and robbers, the soldiers and revolutionaries, the gangsters and outlaws, the bankers and cops when necessary. She manipulates all of them men with her charm and flesh and she gets the money when it is ripe, without even making the slightest effort, except at luring all these men into falling into her trap. And you can be sure she never shuts her trap. Brilliant and funny with a Lolobrigida that is coming of age and starting her lovely and enticing career.Dr Jacques COULARDEAU"
CLASSIC WESTERN STARRING LEE VAN CLEEF & GINA LOLLABRIGIDA
Steven Hellerstedt | 09/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Robber Roy, King loses his wife Alicia, to the revolutionary, soldier, Montero. Despite their rivalry, however, they collaborate in an attempt to rob the Mexican government of $1,000,000. With a great cast, performing at their best, and wonderful original sets, Bad Man's river is certainly a cut river is certainly a cut above the usual western fare."
Nice letterboxed disc from Geneon
J. Killingsworth | Goodland, KS United States | 12/27/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Spaghetti western collectors should know the Geneon release is a nice letterboxed, widescreen transfer. Colors are slightly faded and its non-anamporphic, but otherwise this is a fantastic looking picture for a budget label. Consequently, I was able to sit back and enjoy the film as intended. Actually it is quite funny at times, and nowhere near as bad as reviews would lead you to believe."