A notorious gunslinger is slipped a slow-acting poison by an heiress and told he has three days to track down and rescue her sister, who has been kidnapped by a band of hoodlums if he wants the antidote. Is this an Escape from New York sequel? No, it’s the latest Robert Bronzi film. Yes — Robert Bronzi, who was in Death Kiss, an attempt to create a modern Death Wish.
Jeff Miller, who was also behind The Toybox, said of the film, “If you liked Death Kiss, you’ll love Bronzi again delivering his brand of justice. We filmed at recognizable locations where Bronson stood 50 years ago on the classic Once Upon a Time In the West, and I can’t wait for fans to check out this latest chapter in our series of films with Bronzi.” The movie was filmed in California as well as in Western Leone, near Almeria, Spain, where the famous Leone film was also made.
Bronzi plays The Colonel, who as was discussed above, is hired by Ursula in the hopes of rescuing her sister from the pimp Swearengen, who is played by Michael Pare (Streets of Fire). He does a good job of playing the mysterious tough guy and this film feels like an improvement over the last one I saw him in, Death Kiss.
It’s a pretty audacious title, though, taking from Tarantino, referencing Leone and then castig aspersions to the HBO series that just had a movie of its own. That’s a lot of borrowed interest.
That said, if you rented a lot of Cannon knockoffs in the 1980’s, you’ll be happy with what this movie is. I’m not a fan of digital shot films as much as the good old fashioned movies, but this was an entertaining watch.
Once Upon A Time In Deadwood is already out via on demand and will be released on DVD November 19.
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