Speaking as a huge fan of all things Hammer, I find myself disheartened to have to berate this film, but feel it had to be done given all the undue praise. This is Terence Fisher's worst film for Hammer. It is incredibly boring, with an awful pace and perplexing lack of style. Hazel Court is always good value, as is Anton Diffring as the lead, however they can't save this one. There is a lack of momentum throughout and the whole film is terribly uninspired and lazily written. The climax briefly sparks the film to life, but it is too little, too late. It's a shame the lovely Hazel's infamous censored nude scene wasn't reinstated in the film too; this might have redeemed the film… Read more
In stark contrast to the other reviewer [who presumably isn't in touch with his funny bone], I found this to be a thoroughly entertaining Action Melodrama, with an engagingly silly plot and some good action scenes throughout, not to mention an ingenious scene of Martial Arts foreplay which leads to a sex romp between Ms. Rothrock and Kurt McKinney [aka. the bloke from No Retreat, No Surrender]. Featuring a Brad Dourif cameo, Mako as a blind news vendor and the always entertaining Tony LoBianco in support, this is one of Rothrock's best 90's DTV films. Sworn To Justice is a light action souffle with added daftness; it was never intended to be taken seriously; Chekov from Star Trek… Read more
First thing's first; as another reviewer has mentioned, this DVD is in fact presented in the full widescreen 2.35:1 ratio. The film itself is a wonderful Western which is stylishly filmed and quirkily written and acted. It's a brilliant, wonderfully individualistic film which repays repeat viewings. Barbara Stanwyck is typically excellent and Barry Sullivan is highly effective in his role. Give it a chance and even if you don't like it much first time around, give it a second viewing as it improves greatly. Primarily recommended for Western aficonados, Sam Fuller enthusiasts and general B-Movie fans.