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Death Hunt [Blu-ray] [1981] [US Import]

Charles Bronson , Lee Marvin , Peter R. Hunt    Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Andrew Stevens, Carl Weathers, Ed Lauter
  • Directors: Peter R. Hunt
  • Writers: Mark Victor, Michael Grais
  • Producers: Albert S. Ruddy, Andre Morgan, Murray Shostak, Raymond Chow, Robert Baylis
  • Format: Dubbed, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Shout Factory
  • DVD Release Date: 20 Aug 2013
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00CQ8U5ZE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,915 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER
Teaming up Dirty Dozen alumni Charles Bronson and Lee Marvin as the `Mad Trapper' Albert Johnson and the Mountie on his trail in the wastes of the Yukon, Death Hunt is a decent rather than great manhunt movie from the appropriately named Peter Hunt, who puts his experience of shooting on ice from OHMSS to good use. Very loosely based on the biggest manhunt in Canada's history, Bronson's reclusive loner gets on the wrong side of Ed Lauter and his assorted yahoos when he forces him to sell his injured fighting dog. Things escalate, dead bodies accumulate and after a failed siege of his log cabin leaves him on the run across the Rocky Mountains, the whole thing blows up into a media circus as various desperate types try to claim the $1000 reward on his head while Marvin tries to bring him back alive. With its protagonist who just wants to be left alone hunted by a professional who respects him while the mob is baying for a piece of his flesh, in some ways it can be seen as a 1930s-set First Blood, which it beat to the screen by a year, though it's less over the top and has less action than you might expect (it's not until the last third that the manhunt really starts). It's the most polished and well crafted of Bronson's 80s films, benefiting from a decent budget and supporting cast, Carl Weathers, Maury Chaykin and William Sanderson among them, though Angie Dickinson, reunited with her Point Blank co-star, is wasted in a nothing part as a prospector's widow whose sole purpose in the film seems to be to lower the testosterone level and add a bit more star power. If it never quite hits the highs, both stars are on good form and it works well enough as a Saturday Nighter to forgive the many huge liberties it takes with the facts. Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars 'JUSTICE NEEDS TO BE SERVED' 16 Jun 2014
By rbmusicman TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Two of 'Hollywood's' ''War-Horses from yesteryear 'Lee Marvin' and 'Charles Bronson'
face each other down in this movie based on real events that took place in the depths
of a Canadian winter, December '31.
After an incident that saw trapper 'Albert Johnson' (Charles Bronson) kill a man in self
The Incident leads to a reluctant 'Sergeant Edgar Miller' (Lee Marvin) give chase of the
trapper with a heavily armed posse in tow.
'Albert' has been warned of the pursuit by a fellow trapper and prepares for the onslaught.
After a fierce fire-fight along with the whole Nation watching on, 'Albert' escapes into the
frozen wasteland and Mountain region.
Four of the remaining posse including the Sergeant give chase, eventually despite what's
going on around them, 'Edgar' is forced to track the trapper on foot.
Survival becomes King.
Other members of the cast list includes - 'Andrew Stevens' 'Carl Weathers' and 'Angie
This is a gritty and no-nonsense movie, well worth a spin.
Footnote -
It's been many years since I last watched this 1981 movie, I'd forgotten just how good it was,
a fellow reviewer 'Sick-o' reminded me of the movie.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT MANHUNT WITH A GREAT CAST 13 Jun 2014
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This 1981 production is one of my favorite Charles Bronson movies. It's not one of his typical vigilante movies and it's based on a true story.
Charles Bronson plays Albert Johnson convincingly as ever, also great performances by Lee Marvin, Andrew Stevens and Carl Weathers. Ed Lauter and Angie Dickinson can be seen in supporting roles.
Directed by Peter Hunt, who directed another Bronson movie, ASSASSINATION and the 1969 James Bond movie ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE.
DEATH HUNT is less an action movie and more a thriller or a modern western set in Canada. Much time is given for character introduction and development in the beginning which works very well for the movie. There are some rather bloody shootouts throughout the film, pretty violent for the time but not too bad for today's standards.
The scenery is incredible, DEATH HUNT was partly shot in Alberta, Canada and New Mexico, U.S.A.
5.0 OUT OF 5.0 STARS


Reviewed version: 2010 Cornerstone Media Intl. UK DVD
Feature running time: 97 mins. (uncut)
Rating: R (MPAA) / 15 (BBFC)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 / 16:9 (anamorphic)
Audio: English 2.0
Subtitles: NONE
Chapters: 10
Region: 2

Picture: C-
Audio: C-
Extras: None
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Death Hunt is an entertaining but flawed 1981 action/western crossover featuring two strong leads in the form of Charles Bronson and Lee Marvin and good support from the likes of Carl Weathers(Rocky/The Predetor) and Angie Dickinson(Dressed To Kill/Rio Bravo) with direction from Peter R Hunt who served as editor on both Dr.No and Goldfinger and director of On Her Majesy's Secret Service.
Based on alleged true events from 1931, Death Hunt follows the story of lone Canadian trapper Albert Johnson(Bronson) who forces the sale of a fighting dog with its sadistic dog breeder owner Hasel(Ed Lauter) after he witnesses a vicious dog on dog fight which leaves one of the animals near death. The dog breeder reluctantly agrees to sell the dog to Johnson for $200(Johnson has got his boot on his throat at the time) but soon says the dog is worth a $1000 and claims that Johnson is a thief. Hasel takes his story to the town mountie Sgt.Egder Millen(Marvin) who is rightly disinterested with his claim so Hasel takes the law into his own hands and with his rag tag bunch of friends sets out to Johnsons remote cabin with one sole intention. Things go wrong though when Johnson kills one of the men in self defence. This leaves Sgt.Millen no choice but to form a posse lead by his head tracker(Weathers) to take in Johnson but his sympathetic approach to bringing in his man is thwarted by Hasel's loathing chums which leaves Johnson on the run in the desolte Canadian wilderness leaving a trail of bloodshed in his wake.
Exciting and violent but oddly paced, Death Hunt does seem to have a few continuty problems and the narrative can often come across as episodic. That said there is alot to enjoy here if your in a undemading mood.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good
Published 2 days ago by David Richardson
4.0 out of 5 stars This won't be a Fair Review
This won't be a Fair Review as I have purchased this for a Friend who doesn't have the internet, they Disc was New.
Published 3 months ago by Keith Foster
5.0 out of 5 stars One year before "Rambo" there was "Death Hunt"...
This is an excellent action film, one of the best ever made and one of my all times favourites! Below, more of my impressions, with some limited SPOILERS:

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Published 10 months ago by Maciej
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Film.
This is a very good film, with a great cast,it is based on a true story,very entertaining loved watching it.
Published 15 months ago by Bill Pini
5.0 out of 5 stars Great action film
I loved this film, Charles Bronson at his best, the quiet man who just wanted to be left alone. A blokes film. Read more
Published 16 months ago by A. M. Crook
5.0 out of 5 stars DEATH HUNT
Published 18 months ago by Mrs. mavis rudge
5.0 out of 5 stars Death Hunt
Another of Charles Bronson classics. Bascally, a group of no good people in town just did not like him. After he messed some of them up, they went at lengths to see him dead. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Toya Dread
4.0 out of 5 stars Your father said the best part of you ran down your mamas leg
Death Hunt is directed by Peter Hunt and written by Michael Grais and Mark Victor. It stars Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Carl Weathers, Ed Lauter, Andrew Stevens, Scott Hyland,... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Spike Owen
4.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff
Having always been a huge fan of Charles Bronson and Lee Marvin,this film is definitely one of my favourites.
It intrigued me to see it was based on a true story. Read more
Published on 17 July 2012 by David Addison
5.0 out of 5 stars Death Hunt - worth the wait.
Westerns are my favourite genre and I have had to wait some time to be able to acquire Death Hunt. I love the film which has a terrific cast in which Lee Marvin excels as the long... Read more
Published on 9 Jun 2011 by John Boy
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