Uncork’d Entertainment presents an old-fashioned western with stylish new cinematic flair with Once Upon A Time In Deadwood, starring Robert Bronzi and Michael Paré. Editor/cinematographer/director/co-writer Rene Perez packs tons of nods to John Ford and Sergio Leone, while also depicting an absorbing and tense road trip.
As we previously mentioned, a notorious gunslinger is slipped a slow-acting poison by an heiress and told he has three days to track down and rescue her sister, who has been kidnapped by a band of hoodlums and holds the antidote. The cast includes Chris Matteis, J.D. Angstadt, Jose Varela Garcia, Justin Hawkins, Tony Jackson, and Sierra Sherbundy.
Here are 5 reasons why you should see Once Upon A Time In Deadwood:
5) Robert Bronzi!
Known only as The Colonel, Robert Bronzi is able to say so much with his facial expressions, using subtle dialogue to emphasize the emotional point. Perfectly embodying the role written by Perez and Jeff Miller, Bronzi charismatically revisions the mythic gunslinger with a moral code. Taking center stage, Bronzi has instant chemistry with his co-star, Karin Brauns, who plays Ursula.
4) Karin Brauns!
As Ursula, Karin Brauns portrays a defiant protagonist who must rely on her own instincts and skills. Always compelling, Brauns delivers an empowering character in the violent western landscape. You can’t help but cheer when Ursula (Brauns) picks up her gun and starts shooting.
3) Michael Paré!
Michael Paré is unforgettable as the antagonist, Swearengen. With slick charisma, Paré basks in his menacing charm as he shares scenes with Lauren Compton, who plays the captive Abigale. Compton and Paré do a great job creating the tension and upping the urgency of the rescue.
2) The Direction!
Perez’s cinematography beautifully captures the scenery, especially when the characters ride across the landscape on their horses in slow-motion. Because it’s a western, expect the requisite quick-draws, standoffs, and shootouts. Adding more to the genre traditions, Perez has such a hyperkinetic flair when putting together his action sequences.
1) The Ensemble Cast!
With great chemistry between the two leads, Once Upon A Time In Deadwood is absolutely fun to watch from beginning to end. If you love westerns, you owe it to yourself to see this movie.
Once Upon A Time In Deadwood arrives October 1st on digital and on DVD November 19th.