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Valdez Is Coming [DVD] [1971]

  • SKU: 6685401
  • Release Date: 09/04/2001
  • Rating: PG
Edwin Sherin directs Burt Lancaster in the western Valdez Is Coming, which comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.66:1. English, Spanish, and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer. This is a decent release from MGM/UA.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

    Special Features

    • Original Theatrical Trailer


    Valdez Is Coming
    Adapted from an Elmore Leonard novel, Valdez is Coming stars Burt Lancaster in the title role. A scrupulously honest Mexican-American marshal, Bob Valdez is double-crossed and humiliated by wealthy, unscrupulous rancher Jon Cypher. Since Cypher has the law on his side, Valdez is obliged to mete out his own justice. He kidnaps Cypher's mistress Susan Clark to force the rancher's hand. At first, Cypher is able to rally a group of tough hombres against Valdez, but one by one they side with the marshal. Director Edwin Sherin, who'd helmed the Broadway production of The Great White Hope, makes several rather anachronistic points regarding the film's racial issues; on the other hand, Valdez is Coming is one of the most-authentic looking westerns ever made-right down to the deglamorization of Susan Clark, who in a 1950s film might have looked as though she'd just visited a frontier branch of Max Factor. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Burt Lancaster
      Burt Lancaster - Bob Valdez
    • Susan Clark
      Susan Clark - Gay Erin
    • Jon Cypher
      Jon Cypher - Tanner
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      Barton Heyman - El Segundo
    • Richard Jordan
      Richard Jordan - R.L. Davis

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Strong Lancaster Performance, Superior Western!

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      Burt Lancaster gives a strong performance as Bob Valdez, a former tracker and law enforcement officer. He shoots an innocent man based on false information and when he asks for an apology and money for the victim's widow, he is tied to a cross. Bob vows revenge and sends a messenger to tell them "Valdez is Coming."

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An underrated western!!!


      This is a great movie with plenty of action! Burt Lancaster gives a tremendous job, to me it is an underappreciated and underrated movie!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Highly entertaining family favorite

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Burt Lancaster is spot on as a former buffalo soldier trying to make amends for a wrongful death. The bad guys should have listened and gone to Nogales!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A must for any Western fan

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Probably the best film Burt Lancaster has ever done.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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