RED SUN is a western where you can watch a crossover of some great international cast such as Charles Bronson, Alain Delon, Toshiro Mifune, & Ursula Andress. RED SUN is also directed by Terence Young who has directed three James Bond movies. Maybe my expectation was too high. I found this movie kinda slow at the beginning. But it's still interesting to see. Loved its cast. They look bad-ass. Especially Toshiro Mifune
This is as fine a performance, or the real juice, as you would find by Toshiro Mifune outside a Japanese production; and stands up today even for a 60s Western. Imagine a remake with Hiroyuki Sanada (himself an accomplished sword practitioner, and Russell Crowe in the Charles Bronson role) shot more in the vein of Deadwood.
Superb ensemble western uniting Seven Samurai's Mifune w/ Samurai's US remake The Magnificent Seven's Bronson & the enigmatic Alain Delon. Maurice Jarre's gorgeous score & Ursula Andress & Capucine round out a well drawn character study about friendship, respect, and honor.
Certainly one of the oddest westerns and one of Young's few really good (non-Bond) films. Bronson, I believe, even smiles at one point. With a fur-clad Ursula Andress on hand to call Bronson a bastard about 100 times and Alain Delon & Toshiro Mifune & Capucine...strange strange strange...