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100 Rifles [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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A sheriff helps a bank robber and a Yaqui beauty fight a tyrant general in 1912 Mexico.
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That's about it for novelty, though. Although Tom Gries direction is more than decent and even has one impressive prolonged take of the government troops fortifying a town, this is more a decently crafted Saturday night action movie than anything more memorable and ambitious.Read more ›
After directing the impressive western Will Penny director Tom Gries accepted the offer to direct an adaption of Robert MacLeod's 1966 novel The Californio. Just like in Will Penny he was able to asemble a stellar cast including Jim Brown, Burt Reynolds and Raquel Welch.
Jim Brown plays the tough lawman Lyedecker. Who just wants to get his man back to America as quickly as possible so he can start a new life and have himself a new career. He is perfectly cast and this is one of his best westerns (he others been the equally impressive El Condor and Take a Hard Ride then the decent Rio Conchos and the awful Kid Vengeance). His support includes Burt Reynolds as the funny Yaqui Joe. A man who drinks and whores around but still has a love for his people. When he is confronted by Lyedecker about the money he stole he amusingly states “I spent £3000 on whiskey and women and the other half I wasted”. The beautiful Raquel Welch is the freedom fighter who in a hard hitting opening sequence watches her father been hung and is forced to help him die, before she is raped.
I heard that Welch and Brown didn't get along during filming and it was Reynolds that was having to play referee during their fights. I think that this added extra tension between the characters which eventually leads to a sex scene (tame by today's standards) which was one of the first interracial scenes to be shown on film.
Tom Gries shows himself as a impressive director of action sequences.Read more ›
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Great movie - the Region 1 copy is slightly longer due to the cut horse falls taken out of the Region 2 but it is only a matter of a couple of seconds. Read morePublished 12 months ago by S. Holmes
Always a fan of RACQUEL WELCH films and this film does not fall short of expectations. A credible storyline well worth a view just to see RACQUEL WELCH at her best.Published on 4 July 2014 by JOHN R
i THOUGHT THIS FILM WAS QUITE WATCHABLE. I DO LIKE RAQUEL WELCH AND JIM BROWN IN IT. I COULD RECOMMEND IT TO AVID WESTERN BUFFS LIKE MYSELF.Published on 22 Mar. 2014 by Mrs B STEWART