ULZANA'S RAID (SIX SHOOTER CLASSICS)
Starring Hollywod legend Burt Lancaster (The Killers), Ulzanza's Raid is a classic cowboys and indians western cum allegory for the Vietnam War, a veiled 70s reference to the human toll wreaked by American imperialism. Often cited as one of the last great westerns, this raw, unforgiving drama follows a cavalry platoon's mission to capture a band of Apaches who have been rampaging across the mid-west of America. director Robert Aldrich's (The Dirty Dozen) game of cowboys and Indians is played out through a fine performance by Lancaster as a grizzled, veteran scout who assists in the gruelling hunt for murderous Apache leader Ulzana, but who comes into conflict with a youthful Lieutenant (Bruce Davison) and Christian idealist commanding his first assignment. You'll never trust the sounding of the cavalry charge again.
- Burt Lancaster
- Robert Aldrich