Video Review

Video Review: 'Blood on the Moon' (1994)

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Details Movie Rated: Unrated; Genre: Western; With: Barbara Bel Geddes and Robert Mitchum

Director Robert Wise's first big-budget picture has acquired a cult reputation as a genre hybrid — it's a Western film noir — but aside from a lot of night scenes with moody photography, the claim seems exaggerated. Blood on the Moon is a standard-issue horse opera notable for one well-staged barroom brawl between Mitchum and Robert Preston. Still, it's nice to have it on laserdisc from an okay print, but be warned: Wise's bonus and often boring commentary isn't likely to remind you of Noel Coward. B

Originally posted Nov 11, 1994 Published in issue #248 Nov 11, 1994 Order article reprints

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