The Scalphunters (Blu-ray)

He'll stop at nothing to take back what's his.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: July 22, 2014
  • Originally Released: 1968
  • Label: Kl Studio Classics
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • DTS - English
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 10


User Ratings: 570
While the individual incidents are familiar, they are played with gusto by Lancaster and Davis. Full Review
New York Times
May 21, 2005
An amiable enough liberal comedy Western, with colour-coded cultural conflict worked through an ironic circular plot. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
Working on several levels, the film is entertaining as an outdoor adventure, a study in character and a movie with an explicit, but never heavy-handed, message. Full Review
May 24, 2003
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Some movies are masterpieces, and most movies are not, and sometimes you get a movie that can best be described as 'interesting.' By that I mean it falls short of excellence but nevertheless has something that makes it worth seeing. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Oct 24, 2004
Lancaster and Davis work particularly well together, ditto Savalas and Winters. There are talky periods of slow pace, but they are terminated before undue damage has been done. Full Review
Mar 20, 2008
Rating: C+ -- ... never funny enough or Western enough or politically incisive enough to impress. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Aug 7, 2006
Rating: B- -- Navigating the movie's period attitude is relatively easy, but finding its sense of humor takes some work. Full Review
Sep 27, 2014

Product Description:

Sydney Pollack directs this comic Western in which fur trapper Joe Bass (Burt Lancaster), following a successful expedition, is ambushed by a small group of Indians. The Indians force Joe to trade his pelts for an educated, runaway slave, played brilliantly by Ossie Davis. Things get flipped again when the Indians themselves are ambushed by a gang of scalphunters. This band of outlaws, led by Jim Howie, once again take Bass's pelts, after murdering the tribe.

Plot Synopsis:

Sydney Pollack directs this amiable comic Western in which fur trapper Joe Bass (Burt Lancaster) is returning from a successful expedition only to find himself ambushed by a small group of Indians. The Indians force Joe to trade his pelts for Joseph, an educated runaway slave, played brilliantly by Ossie Davis. The two then set off in an uneasy alliance in pursuit of Bass's pelts. The ironic narrative gets turned around again when the Indians are themselves ambushed by a gang of scalphunters. This band of outlaws, led by Jim Howie (Telly Savalas), once again takes Bass's pelts, after murdering the entire tribe. Joe and Joseph then embark on a mission to retrieve Bass's furs from Howie and his vicious sidekicks. Any potential racial antagonism and interdependence issues are handled deftly by William Norton's screenplay. The solid comedic ensemble includes a raucous turn by Shelley Winters as Kate.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: April 2, 1968.
Kino Lorber Studio Classics

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