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The Mechanic [DVD] [1972]

Release Date:10/08/2002
Michael Winner directs tough guy Charles Bronson in the thriller The Mechanic, which comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame image. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer. This is a fine, inexpensive release from MGM/UA that will be of special interest to Bronson fans.

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    Special Features

    • Original theatrical trailer
    • English: Mono
    • French: Mono
    • English, French & Spanish language subtitles
    • Closed Captioned


    The Mechanic
    Charles Bronson re-teams with director Michael Winner -- sandwiched between their first pairing in the underrated Chato's Land and their seminal collaboration in Death Wish -- in this Lewis John Carlino-scripted actioner. Bronson plays Arthur Bishop, a "mechanic" or hired killer, famed for his efficient and unfeeling contract executions. The young and eager Steve McKenna (Jan-Michael Vincent) teams up with him, hoping that Bishop will teach him the bounty-hunting business. Imparting words of wisdom to Steve like, "Murder is only killing without a license and everybody kills -- the Army, the police," the two undergo a series of adventures as Bishop shows Steve the ropes. Between action scenes, Bronson's wife Jill Ireland makes an appearance as a sexy hooker. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Charles Bronson
      Charles Bronson - Arthur Bishop
    • Keenan Wynn
      Keenan Wynn - Harry McKenna
    • Jan-Michael Vincent
      Jan-Michael Vincent - Steve McKenna
    • Jill Ireland
      Jill Ireland - Prostitute
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      Linda Ridgeway - Louise

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