the Heaven's Gate of Canadian movies?
If the budget data for Bear Island is accurate, then $12,000,000 was a hell of a lot of money for a Canadian movie in the late 70s. Heck, even for an American movie that was a large chunk of change back then. I remember when this was released in the theatres and I don't think it lasted more than a week. Maybe two weeks at the most, I can't exactly remember. So this must have been a real kick in the balls for whoever put up the money for this.
I saw this on VHS many years ago, but I just don't remember it very well. I don't think I was too crazy about it, though. I was trying to hunt the tape down to rent again, but no such luck. A DVD release would be great.