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