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Now streaming on Netflixs. Original 1972 theatrical version.


No editing. Horses fall, people die bad ugly deaths - just like they did in the southwestern United States during the Indian Wars in the late 1800's. Just watched it last night and I was impressed. There is no politically correct storytelling in this movie. Nobody is painted in simplistic terms and nobody comes out smelling like a rose or being a simplistic bad-guy. The Apaches do bad things and the soldiers do bad things, but they are also doing what they do. It was a war. Not an official war. It was a guerrilla war fought by two sides who were equally convinced that they were in the "right" and their enemy was evil. This move shows that they were both right and wrong. Considering that the movie was made in 1972 I was surprised by such an level approach. I don't think they would are make such an evenhanded western in 2013.

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Incidentally the version on Netflix is the Robert Aldrich version not the version that Lancaster edited for the European release.

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Great film but not on iTunes to buy I wonder why I would buy it straight away .
Great acting great story and no over acting I will wait till it is on TV again if it ever is all we get now is modern rubbish with no substance just over the top violence just for tha sake of it nothing to do with the story half the time , that's if there is one.

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Thanks for update
wiish I had seen it sooner but it isn't available as of today

Just watched documentary with Bruce Davison and other fairly successful character actors about the ups and downs of that level of acting--
it was on Netflix too
That Guy who was in that thing...

you might like to check it out

"...That's the beauty of argument, Joey. If you argue correctly, you're never wrong..."

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I watched the documentary. It was interesting. Bruce Davidson has been around for a long time hasn't he. Sorry you missed it, but Netflixs often recycles movies so maybe.....

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