Blu-ray Release: Vera Cruz

Blu-ray Release Date: Oct. 12, 2021
Price: Blu-ray $19.89
Studio: Kino Lorber

Screen icons Gary Cooper (High Noon) and Burt Lancaster (The Train) team up for the action-filled western Vera Cruz from director Robert Aldrich (Ulzana’s Raid).

Cooper and Lancaster portray Benjamin Trane and Joe Erin, two daredevil mercenaries who journey to Mexico in search of adventure—and cold hard cash—during the 1866 revolution. But they get more than they bargained for when the wealthy and beautiful Countess Duvarre (Denise Darcel) hires them to escort her (and a fortune in gold!) to Emperor Maximilian’s fighting forces in Vera Cruz. The trail is fraught with danger, betrayal and murder… and when Ben is swept up in the revolutionaries’ fervor, he and Joe find themselves at odds with the Mexican Army—and each other!

Adapted by Roland Kibbee (Valdez Is Coming) and James R. Webb (The Big Country) from a story by Borden Chase (Red River), Vera Cruz features supporting turns from Cesar Romero (Skidoo), Jack Elam (Once Upon a Time in the West), Ernest Borgnine (Marty) and Charles Bronson (Breakheart Pass).

Special Features:
-Brand New 2K Master
-NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox
-TRAILERS FROM HELL with John Landis
-Theatrical Trailer
-Optional English Subtitles

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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.