Candice Bergen once said that Soldier Blue was her worst film. No doubt this was said in reponse to its controversial nature and by no means exemplifies the worst of Ms Bergen's acting talents. Candice Bergen made another horrifically tasteless violent western the following year- The Hunting Party. Ms Bergen was one of many detractors who would come to chorus what is now the usually held opinion of this under rated semi-classic. Based on and differing wildly from Theodore V. Olsen's book 'Arrow in the Sun' it is not surprising, given the era of its production, that the film should climax with a bloody massacre and present the horrors in unflinching detail. But, criticised as it is, Soldier Blue effectively weaves from adventure to romance to horror without ever losing the power to entertain, to shock, to make you feel and to leave you thinking. This notoriously violent 'western' comes to DVD at last in a beautiful 2.35:1 presentation but lamentably (and strangely - considering the now emphasis on film restoration) is still missing the 'rape scene' in which an Indian woman has her breast cut off (included in the original Magnetic Video VHS release). A trailer is the only extra.