Valdez Is Coming (Edwin Sherin, 1971)


(JonathanCorbett) #21

It is not clear why present-day version is significantly shortened, but missing minutes should be 7 and not 20 as reported here:
http://www.amazon.com/Valdez-Is-Coming-Burt-Lancaster/dp/B000VLZJAO[/url]

June 1971, Italian censorship: verified film length 2661 metres

[url=http://www.cinematografo.it/pls/cinematografo/consultazione.redirect?sch=22019]http://www.cinematografo.it/pls/cinematografo/consultazione.redirect?sch=22019http://www.amazon.com/Valdez-Is-Coming-Burt-Lancaster/dp/B000VLZJAO


(Toscano) #22

VALDEZ IS COMING…

…One of my favourite Westerns. It has an engrossing story - based on racism - a perfectly stoic, and passive (until it really counts) performance from the excellent Burt Lancaster - who then erupts like a truck-load of fire-crackers!

Simply add several breath-taking Almerian land-scapes; a generous dose of gun-blazing violence, a pinch of snotty-nosed, sneering ‘gringos’, and a delicious script - who could ask for a more delicious recipe of Western mayhem?

I love it!

And…as for Elmore Leonard…he was a master-craftsman with the written word!


(Sebastian) #23

External review

http://www.undertheradarmag.com/reviews/valdez_is_coming/