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Red Sun

East is East and West is West, but the twain meet in this actionful oater with Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune matching sword and wits with Yank Charles Bronson and Frenchman Alain Delon.

With:
Charles Bronson Ursula Andress Toshiro Mifune Alain Delon Capucine

East is East and West is West, but the twain meet in this actionful oater with Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune matching sword and wits with Yank Charles Bronson and Frenchman Alain Delon.

Mifune is a Samurai accompanying the Japanese ambassador in a trek across the West to Washington in the mid-19th century to deliver a jeweled, golden sword to the US president. On the way the train is held up by Bronson and Delon, but the latter double-crosses Bronson and also kills a samurai friend of Mifune and takes the sword. Mifune’s code requires he find the sword and kill Delon.

Mifune is his towering, glowering self in his rich samurai garb and his sword matches the guns. Bronson is relaxed and effective as the bandit with some honor within his own life. Ursula Andress is decorative as the wily prostie, out to make a killing to get out of her life of bondage.

Young lays on the action and blood with some interludes in the growing friendship between Bronson and Mifune.

Red Sun

France

Production: Corona/Oceania. Director Terence Young; Producer Robert Dorfmann; Screenplay L. Koenig, D.B. Petitclerc, W. Roberts, L. Roman; Camera Henri Alekan; Editor Johnny Dwyre; Music Maurice Jarre

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1971. Running time: 115 MIN.

With: Charles Bronson Ursula Andress Toshiro Mifune Alain Delon Capucine

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