Vera Cruz details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Sarita Mon, Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Denise Darcel, Cesar Romero, George Macready, Sarita Montiel, Ernest Borgnine, Morris Ankrum, Charles Bronson|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Wild Westerns|
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||11 Jun 2001|
|Dubbed:||German, French, Spanish, Italian|
|Subtitles:||Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English, German|
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How the West was SoldBy Tim Turner from Manchester , 27 Jun 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]As usual, Burt Lancaster's teeth give a performance at least as theatrical as he does, and probably deserve a credit in themselves. Moreover, the casting of Gary Cooper tells you that the cynical standpoint of his character (one of several Americans who have headed south to be mercenaries in the Mexican War of Independence) will not last. But these are about the only flaws. Like most of Robert Aldrich's films, this is fast-moving, completely amoral, and peopled by men who seem to exist in a world without rules of any kind. Lancaster is superb as the semi-villain, Cooper relaxed to near autopilot as his friend / nemesis, and the rest of the cast (including western stalwarts like Jack Elam, Charles Bronson and Ernest Borgnine) are equally fine. It also looks wonderful, filmed entirely on location in Mexico, with ancient ruins and authentic villains making an extremely convincing backdrop. This is not your standard good guys and bad guys Western, and it's all the better for it.
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Vera Cruz a fast moving action packed western.By thecuckoo (136 reviews) , 25 Apr 2013A most brilliant movie with lots of action and a good plot with lots of twists in it. The pairing up of Lancaster and Cooper on this was a master stroke. Mercenaries go to fight for the Emperor of Mexico for money of course but they never quite trust each other and there is double cross and double double crossings going on which keep you on your toes all through this film in case you miss a bit of the action and plot.
Maximilian in MexicoBy a customer from Doncaster , 02 Nov 2010Directed at a cracking pace by Robert Alsrich and starring two of the biggest, and tallest, Hollywood legends Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster this is a film worth watching. Aided and abetted by George MacReady as Emperor Maximilian, Cesar Romero as a suave French officer, Denise Darcel all hour glass curves and attractive French accent and a gang of heavies including Jack Elam, Ernest Borgnine and Charles (Bronson) Buchinsky with Henry Brandon on the other side as General Ramirez. The scenes between the two soldiers of fortune, Cooper as a down on his luck former Confederate Colonel and Lancaster as a dyed in the wool outlaw, crackle with wit and humour. Lancaster's flashing teeth remind one of Prince Hamlet's observation that 'One can smile and smile and be a villain!'
Vera CruzBy laneyb (312 reviews) from Rochester, Kent , 09 Oct 2010If you like action packed Westerns then this one's for you. Gary Cooper was Brilliant, Burt Lancaster was not too bad. I'm not a great fan of Burt really, but he works well alongside Mr Cooper. Only thing is I need to watch this again because I've read in the reviews Charles Bronson is in it, I love Charlie, but somehow I missed him!
Vera CruzBy a customer from Cambridge , 26 Apr 2009Crude, crass and violent, even by the standards of this genre and period.
vera cruzBy ricky (361 reviews) from Hastings , 20 May 2008very good western well worth watching