It’s time to catch up on a few of interesting releases that have just come out in January 2021. Geronimo An American Legend blu-ray review released by Powerhouse Films. This 1993 western stars Jason Patric, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman, Matt Damon and Wes Studi. A pretty good cast right? This is the story of Apache Indian Geronimo and how the U.S. cavalry attempt to control/contain him on the reservation.
- Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)
- Genre: Western
- Directed by Walter Hill
- UK Rating 12
- Discs: 1
- Released By Powerhouse Films aka Indicator
- Blu-ray Released: 25 January 2021
As the time of the Apache Indian draws to a close one of the last remaining key figures, Geronimo attempts to accept life as a farmer on the U.S. government approved reservation. However this is not the true way of the Apache Indian and tensions and mistrust soon grow between both sides. Following a couple of bad decisions by both parties this leads to an inevitable new conflict.
Style / Direction
Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) was directed by Walter Hill with the cinematography duties falling to Lloyd Ahern. The landscape shots are well framed and look absolutely stunning. Locations used for filming included the iconic Monument Valley, Arizona. It really is an extremely well made piece of filmmaking.
Music / Audio Effects
The music is comes from Ry Cooder and it really is something special and really fitting for the story.
Acting / Characters
As you can see from the cast list below the acting should and is of the highest order. Wes Studi takes on the role of Apache Indian leader Geronimo and I thought did an outstanding job. He really does a fantastic job of bringing this iconic figure to life.
Meanwhile I was also impressed Jason Patric as 1st Lt. Charles B. Gatewood. He’s the man tasked with trying to bring peace and cooperation between the Apache Indians and the U.S. government. I was impressed by his calm and controlled performance.
A young Matt Damon plays 2nd Lt. Britton Davis and it’s through his character’s eyes and voice we witness this historic story.
Gene Hackman takes on the role of Brig. Gen. George Crook a man determined to succeed in bringing peace and calm to both sides. Hackman is very good and its role his character seemingly takes very personally.
Lastly we have the amazing Robert Duvall who put simply enhances every film he appears in and this is no exception. He plays Chief of Scouts Al Sieber a man that helps the U.S. cavalry track down the American legend Geronimo. Duvall is awesome and really gives the film a boast with his mere presence.
- Jason Patric as 1st Lt. Charles B. Gatewood
- Robert Duvall as Chief of Scouts Al Sieber
- Gene Hackman as Brig. Gen. George Crook
- Matt Damon as 2nd Lt. Britton Davis
- Wes Studi as Geronimo
- Pato Hoffmann as the Dreamer
- Rodney A. Grant as Mangas
- Kevin Tighe as Brig. Gen. Nelson A. Miles
- Steve Reevis as Chato
- Carlos Palomino as Sgt. Turkey
- Victor Aaron as Ulzana
- Stuart Proud Eagle Grant as Sgt. Dutchy
- Scott Wilson as Redondo
- Stephen McHattie as Schoonover
- John Finn as Capt. Hentig
- Lee de Broux as City Marshal Joe Hawkins
- Rino Thunder as Old Nana
Conclusion: Geronimo An American Legend (1993) Film Review
To sum up Geronimo An American Legend (1993) I’d say it’s an extremely well told and well made film. It shows both sides of the story and does so through some inspired casting choices.
Although it should be noted the film is not exactly 100% historically accurate, many things have been changed for dramatic and storytelling affect.
This is a really easy film to recommend giving a look, I’m certain you won’t regret it.
If you’ve enjoyed my Geronimo An American Legend blu-ray review so far you may want to check out the following films:
- Destry Rides Again (1939)
- The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
- Broken Arrow (1950)
- High Noon (1952)
- Shane (1953)
- Two Rode Together (1961)
Conclusion: Geronimo An American Legend Blu-ray Review
Has Powerhouse Films delivered yet another stellar release? Well having won two awards in our recent awards for, Label That Goes The Extra Mile & The Label With The Most Consistently Interesting Releases, they really are setting the bar high for themselves.
Geronimo An American Legend is indeed another excellent release that has perfect picture quality and a rather extensive set of extras that should fill you in with every aspect of the history surrounding this story and film.
Powerhouse Films label Indicator is off to a great start in 2021!!!
- Audio Commentary
- The Old Days Are Gone (2021) (24 mins)
- I Have Seen My Power (2021) (12 mins)
- Impressions of the West (2021) (13 mins)
- The Guardian Interview with Ry Cooder (1995) (72 mins)
- French Filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier (2016) (36 mins)
- Geronimo Goes to Hollywood (2020) (18 mins)
- Film: Geronimo’s Last Raid (1912) (15 mins)
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Image Gallery
- 40 Page Booklet
On to my movie rating for Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)
- Movie Rating: OUTSTANDING
- Blu-ray Picture: PERFECT
- Extras: EXCELLENT
Amazon UK Links
Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) is available out now on Blu-ray.
For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…
Clip NOT representative of the Blu-ray version
That concludes my Geronimo An American Legend blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review more western movies soon. What’s next? Check back soon…
Note: The Amazon links on this page are affiliate / associate links. By buying through the links we may receive a commission for the sale. This has no effect on the price you pay.
Summary: Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) Blu-ray Review
Movie title: An American Legend (1993)
Movie description: The story of Apache Indian Geronimo and how he became an American legend.
Duration: 115 mins
Director(s): Walter Hill
Actor(s): Jason Patric, Wes Studi, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman, Matt Damon
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
A compelling story told by a outstanding cast
Compelling Story Great Cast Extensive Extras