Blu-ray Release: Chato’s Land

Blu-ray Release Date: April 12, 2016
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The formidable team behind The Mechanic – star Charles Bronson (Hard Times) and director Michael Winner (The Wicked Lady) – strikes again with 1972’s Chato’s Land, an effective Western revenge tale.

Charles Bronson in Chato's Land

Charles Bronson in Chato’s Land

The action-filled movie focuses on Bronson’s stoic Apache Pardon Chato who, after killing a U.S. marshal in self-defence, is pursued by a scrofulous posse of rapists and murderers led by none other than Jack Palance. But as the white volunteers advance deep in Indian territory, they become more prey than hunters…

Also featured in the film are such notable character players as James Whitmore (Black Like Me), Simon Oakland (Psycho), Ralph Waite (TV’s The Waltons) and Richard Jordan (The Friends of Eddie Coyle).

Chato’s Land is highlighted by a memorably powerful score by the great Jerry Fielding (Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia), available on this Twilight Time release as an isolated track.

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to keep an eye on the Twilight Time site or that of their distributor Screen Archives for the announcement of the prebook date (usually 2-3 weeks before the title’s street date) and get ready to reserve!

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.