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 Posted:   Jul 3, 2019 - 9:23 PM   
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CHATO’S LAND - REISSUE - ISC 409


Label: Intrada
Film Date: 1972
Album Date: 2019
Price: $19.99


MORE INFO
Newly edited and remastered CD of powerhouse Jerry Fielding soundtrack! After lengthy career of films both popular and obscure, Charles Bronson teamed with director Michael Winner in 1972 to create Chato’s Land. Two years later, Winner brought genuine superstardom to the physically commanding actor in Death Wish. Chato is a halfbreed Apache who kills a local sheriff in self defense, runs and finds himself pursued by a large posse of vengeance-minded townsfolk. Numerous familiar faces include Jack Palance, Richard Basehart, James Whitmore, Simon Oakland, Richard Jordan, Ralph Waite. Gerald Wilson scripts, keeps the film on target with nary an unnecessary subplot or distraction. Stark, violent action is name of the game with a particularly strong ending. Not your routine western by any means! United Artists presents with Winner also producing.

Composer Jerry Fielding follows his terse western score for Winner’s Lawman (1971) with intense score less reliant on thematic unity than smaller motifs, dynamic percussion rhythms, tense harmonic structure. Dry as the landscape, aggressive as the violence. Launching with lengthy opening “Titles”, Fielding offers his primary motif right at the outset, proceeds to work the cue with dynamics both pianissimo, fortissimo, with spotlights not only on brass but also military percussion (snare, bass drum) for Palance in Civil War garb right down to his saber. Great sequence! Entire score plays off suggestions of Native American flavor melding with brutal racism of the tale. Two ideas do musical battle throughout. Fielding’s penchant for vivid percussion writing sands out with this non-traditional western score.

Amongst highlights are lively “Indian Rodeo”, brief but riveting “Ride Like Hell”, graphic “Joan Of Arc At Stake”. Serving special spotlight is Fielding’s final coda. After last action sequence of “Malachite Gets Shot and Finis”, Winner brings picture to powerful close with striking final imagery. Fielding drives dramatic visuals home with knockout burst of snare drum-led orchestral hits. No big ending chords here, Fielding instead slams fortissimo punctuation in percussion right down to the very end. Dynamic and memorable!

Intrada first presented complete score in 2008. New issue, courtesy MGM, features newly remastered audio plus new editing that allows cues to play a Fielding original scored them, without additional musical assemblies of earlier edition. Original release liner notes by Nick Redman are reprised plus new flipper-style cover designed by Kay Marshall that allows both original United Artists artwork campaign or later home video design. Orchestrations by Greig McRitchie, Lennie Niehaus. Jerry Fielding composes, conducts. Intrada Special Edition CD available while quantities and interest remain!

COMPOSER
Fielding, Jerry

LINK
http://store.intrada.com/s.nl?it=A&id=11895

TRACK LIST

01. Titles (4:37)
02. Peeping Tom In The Bushes (0:42)
03. Mind Your Ma (0:44)
04. Whiskey And Hot Sun (0:45)
05. Coop Falls (1:21)
06. Pain In The Water Bags (2:17)
07. Burning Rancheros (2:29)
08. Peeping Tom On The Hi Ridge (3:05)
09. Indian Convention (1:33)
10. The Snake Bite (1:18)
11. Chato Comes Home (1:49)
12. Indian Rodeo (1:29)
13. Chato Bags Horse (0:51)
14. Junior Blows The Whistle (0:39)
15. Joan Of Arc At Stake (3:51)
16. Massa’s In The Cold, Cold Ground (1:24)
17. Hot Pants (2:45)
18. Rainbow On The Range (0:55)
19. Ride Like Hell (0:47)
20. Big Stare Job (2:17)
21. Attack In Gorge (1:51)
22. One Big Pain In The Neck (2:33)
23. Lansing Scalped (1:43)
24. Malechie Gets Shot and Finis (5:03)

Total Time: 47:48

DOWNLOAD PLAY ALL CLIPS
http://www.intrada.com/sound/CHATO_jf.m3u




 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2019 - 9:30 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)


a good purchase is to order two superb Jerry Fielding western titles: Lawman and Chato's Land.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2019 - 9:34 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

Trailers From Hell: director John Landis on Chato's Land

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2019 - 9:37 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)


Chato's Land on Blu-Ray through Twilight Time.
https://www.twilighttimemovies.com/chatos-land-blu-ray/

A Review from DVD Talk
https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/70988/chatos-land/?___rd=1


 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2019 - 3:54 AM   
 By:   michael469   (Member)

Ordered!

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2019 - 5:09 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

An Indian with a mustache?

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2019 - 6:29 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

An Indian with a mustache?

Looks like a Klingon to me.

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2019 - 6:51 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

We'd know if there's a scene with a desert tribble (related to the desert tortoise).

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2019 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   AJL   (Member)

Has anyone received this title yet? If so is it worth the upgrade? Opinions please.

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2019 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

An Indian with a mustache?

The Joker had one. ;-)

 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2019 - 4:52 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

An Indian with a mustache?

The Joker had one. ;-)


Romero jokingly disguised it with cold-creamed, but yeah, that's my point. Alot of actors kept their facial hair or hair dew regardless if it clashed with the "reality" being depicted. George Brent, Ronald Colman, Clark Gable...Chuck Bronson. wink

 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2019 - 4:52 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

CHATO - REISSUE

Can a SQUANTO - REISSUE be far behind?

 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2019 - 5:56 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

An Indian with a mustache?




An answer from another forum...

Many people wonder why Native American Indians don’t seem to have facial hair. In fact, their face is not the only place where they don’t have much hair growth. Native Americans have very sparse hair on the rest of their bodies as well. However, the common belief that Native Americans don’t have beards is absolutely wrong. They do have hair on the faces. It’s just very soft and sparse.

The ancestry of Native Americans is similar to Asians. These races don’t have thick hair growth on their faces and bodies. In the old days, Native Americans used to pluck out even the sparse hair they had on their faces. Such was the tradition.

Not all Native Americans had problems growing beards and mustaches. There were several Navajo tribe leaders during the Long Walk era who sported hair on their upper lips.

Nowadays many Native American Indians have beards and mustaches. This is mostly due to the fact the cultures are mixing and there are more and more mestizos out there. However, such mixed heritage also leads to reduced facial hair. People who have Native American blood will have trouble growing long and full beards

 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2019 - 6:41 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

More likely, it was part of Bronson's contract. No stache, no Bronson. I suppose in this case, it added a diabolical "inscrutable" quality that a stoic movie indian wouldn't typically have.

I'd still like to see an old-style kaiju battle between Chato and Gwangi - looks like a fair fight.

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2019 - 2:26 AM   
 By:   Chris Rimmer   (Member)

I never gave Chato's mustache a thought, afterall he is a "breed" (no offence meant to anyone) he's half Apache and half white, so I always assumed that it was his white half that grew the mustache.

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2019 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

It's not so much his being Indian as how could someone maintain a stache in the desert without much water or a mirror. A Directors Cut would have included explanatory scenes. Thankfully Gwangi didn't have any facial hair since that would have been a bigger anomaly, being a reptile with short arms.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2019 - 1:41 PM   
 By:   shadowman   (Member)

It's not so much his being Indian as how could someone maintain a stache in the desert without much water or a mirror. A Directors Cut would have included explanatory scenes. Thankfully Gwangi didn't have any facial hair since that would have been a bigger anomaly, being a reptile with short arms.


And then he wouldn't be able to shave!

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2019 - 1:47 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

It's not so much his being Indian as how could someone maintain a stache in the desert without much water or a mirror. A Directors Cut would have included explanatory scenes. Thankfully Gwangi didn't have any facial hair since that would have been a bigger anomaly, being a reptile with short arms.


And then he wouldn't be able to shave!


Who? Chato or Gwangi? Maybe their girlfriends shaved them. If they didn't have girlfriends, maybe they shaved each other.

 
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