Prometheus | USA | 06/02/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Cynical awful film, poorly done, poorly acted and misleading. Joel McCrea is not the star of it. His bland son Jody is. Joel Mcrea hardly has any lines and appears only at the beginning and the end, mostly riding on horse with nothing to do."
It's Simple, But It's Direct. Native Americans.
Lorenzo M. in the Hollywood CA Area | North Hollywood, CA USA | 08/26/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"APACHE, CRY BLOOD is a gritty story about the days of the old west. The production value is low and the photography is very basic, but the overall simple story is good. Long before CGI (Computer Graphic Imagery) and fancy stunts. Directed by Jack Starrett as a director who went on to do TV shows like Dukes Of Hazard and Hill Street Blues. The films stars Joel McCrea as the Apache Indian with a mind set on vengeance.The story is that of one Apache Indian seeking revenge on his murderous white man attackers who maimed, murdered and raped his family. They also kidnap his wife and take her along with them on their trek westward. The white cowboys are sought after one after the other and then mercilessly tortured and killed in his act of revenge.The acting is very basic and the movie over-all is not much to talk about, but it is the story that keeps this relatively short film interesting. Obviously all shot on location; the film does look gritty and real.I would not recommend this for the whole family, but I know it tales one side of a bitter story about the struggles out Native American Indians had hen the white man tried to take over the west. Simple and interesting this movie is for me. (8-25-02)"
Shoot from the hip
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 01/10/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This set includes trivia games plus a vintage cartoon after each film.
CONTENTS of THE GUNFIGHTERS 4 Movie Pack:
CRY BLOOD, APACHE-- A cowboy gang slaughters an Apache group, but spare the life of a squaw who promises to lead them to a treasure in gold. One brave was away from camp during the attack, and he stalks the gang, picking them off one at a time. A fine premise squandered.
FISTFUL OF LEAD-- Another installment in the "Sartana" series. A gunslinging bounty hunter (Sartana) witnesses the robbery of a gold shipment. He's hired to protect the next shipment and encounters several villains as a result. In the cast of this well-made flick is horror specialist Erika Blanc.
THE GUNFIGHTERS-- Canadian-made TV movie. A Kansas ranching family is dogged by a man who wants to see them fail. The youngest of them kills in self-defense but their enemy makes it look like the murder of an unarmed man. The boy runs, is captured and jailed. His brother and cousin help him escape; all three are labelled as outlaws, so they decide to take revenge on their nemesis by robbing him. Character actor George Kennedy plays a decent bad guy here.
TERRITORIAL MEN-- The pilot episode of a short-lived series called "Sara." Family-style story of a Colorado Territory schoolteacher who wishes to tame the west. She falls for a newcomer to town, a wealthy businessman from the big city.
For more western action, THE OUTLAWS 4 Movie Pack (also from BCI / Eclipse) is surefire.
BRENTWOOD's 4-fers are nicely priced movie bundles. Video and sound quality of these digitally unrestored public domain films is generally fine. Discs are dual-side recorded.
Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website.
(1.9) Cry Blood, Apache (1970) - Jody McCrea/Marie Gahva/Dan Kemp/Jack Starrett/Joel McCrea
(6.0) Fistful of Lead (Italy-1970) - George Hilton/Charles Southwood/Erika Blanc
(4.6) The Gunfighters (TV-Canada-1987) - Art Hindle/Reiner Schöne/Anthony Addabbo/George Kennedy
(???) Territorial Men (TV-1976) - Sam Groom/Brenda Vaccaro/Ron Sable"
Cry blood,or i really bought this?
John D. Page | usa | 06/15/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"it doesn't matter who is the real star here or who you thought it was because this is an ok time killer,and nothing more! but this transfer is the pits. fade outs,sound drops and it looks like they transferd it from a 9th generation vhs tape. save your money and look for a better print if you want this one!"