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Assassination/Messenger Of Death/Mechanic (1988)

Charles Bronson  |  R |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Charles Bronson
  • Format: Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: The Garr Group
  • DVD Release Date: April 27, 2010
  • Run Time: 296 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0039A9MFW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,739 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Three action-packed films starring Charles Bronson. Films include: The Mechanic, Assassination and Messenger of Death.

The Mechanic (1972, Rated PG, 129 minutes): Arthur Bishop (Charles Bronson) is a mob hit man who operates in a world of his own… an uncompromising world where conventional rules of morality don't apply and where one wrong move could cost him his life! He's always worked alone, but as age catches up with him, Bishop takes on a competent and ruthless apprentice (Jan-Michael Vincent) and teaches him everything he knows. Together they become an unmatchable team of globe-trotting killers…until the pupil's ruthlessness puts him on a collision course with his teacher.

Assassination (1987, Rated PG-13, 88 minutes): Rugged superstar Charles Bronson is at his rugged best as a man on a mission to protect the First Lady from ruthless assassins who will stop at nothing to kill her. When veteran Secret Service Agent Jay Killian (Bronson) is assigned to protect the president’s pampered and difficult wife (Jill Ireland), he knows she will be a handful. But what he doesn’t know is that the assassins are out to kill her. Not only must Killian use his lethal experience to shield the First Lady from danger, he must also do it while tracking her would-be murder.

Messenger of Death (1988, Rated R, 91 minutes): Charles Bronson stars as a crime reporter on a relentless search for the truth in this suspense thriller. Could a simple feud between brothers lead to the brutal massacre of an entire family? Garret Smith (Bronson) travels to a remote Rocky Mountain town to investigate and uncovers far more sinister motives. As he gets closer to the bizarre truth, Smith unravels a plot of greed, revenge and religious zealotry. But can he get to the bottom of the murders before an avenging angel visits him with an equally deadly message?

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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Incomplete January 25, 2011
Unless I happened to get a bum copy, which is possible I guess, the first movie in this 3-movie set is missing a half hour! The Mechanic is only about 68 minutes long and the missing part is from about the time they begin to stalk the three motorcyclists. The phone rings and then there's a sudden jump to Italy near the end of the movie, just before a car chase. Renders the copy of the movie worthless. I don't know if it somehow has to do with them cramming THREE feature length movies onto one single disc or what... Just beware.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars replacements for the bad copies April 23, 2011
As you can see there was a manufactoring error on this disc. THE MECHANIC was about 30 minutes short. I went to the TGG site and emailed them. They are aware of the problem and have made new ones. You send them your address and they will mail you a replacement copy. I received mine today.

They were very good about this.

So, let's thank them publicly for standing behind their product, and for this great 3-movie DVD!!!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
As the other reviewer noted, THE MECHANIC is incomplete by a half hour, with a drastic cut - the leads are in a darkroom and then suddenly in the middle of a car chase. I haven't watched the other films yet. I contacted TGG inquiring about a replacement but haven't received a response.

UPDATE - received a nice reply from TGG saying there was a manufacturing error in the dvd and they would mail out a replacement.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Actor, Charles Bronson September 14, 2012
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Charles Bronson was a great person and a superb actor; these are three of his Best Movies. The world lost a great actor when Charles Bronson passed away. If you like action movies performed by one of it's brightest stars, then this selection will certainly not disappoint you!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not So Fast On The Replacement Of Bad Copies August 29, 2012
This review is chiefly in response to the false information given that TGG DIRECT aka CD UNIVERSE will replace defective copies of movies sold under their name. Only DVDs purchased from them directly will be so honored, which is nothing more than the same kind of return policy you'd expect from any legitimate outlet. No big deal, here. Just be warned that if you buy a defective DVD from Amazon, you're entitled to nothing more than a refund or replacement period. It will do no good to go anywhere else and plead your case. As always, Buyer Beware.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Mechanic March 21, 2012
I just bought this and my copy of the Mechanic was cut out by 30 minutes. I did as the other reviewer suggeseted by contacting TGG and sent them an E-Mail. I got a response within an hour from them saying - They appologized for the inconvience and needed my address so they could send me another copy of it. If this is how they do buisiness then I will continue to by their products without worry. The movies themselves look great even though there are 3 movies on one disc.
Update - I recived a new copy within a couple of days - Great Company to do buisiness with!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars must see the original August 19, 2011
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movie remakes are occurring more and more but some do not come close to the originals. Charles Bronson and Jan Micheal Vincent are the real deal. they show you the world under our own. the horror that exists behind they charismatic smile and the that supports the men who do what others dare not imagine...the glamor the risks, the loneliness of the life they chose...action, plot as only Bronson can deliver
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4.0 out of 5 stars Better Bronson March 9, 2014
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3 1970's movies when Charley was in his prime and the scripts were more easier to follow -- not for the children.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Ya gotta love Charles Bronson
I am a great fan of Charles Bronson, but it is very hard to find specific movies like "Assassination" to rent through Netflix or Blockbuster. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Robert J. Stephenson
5.0 out of 5 stars Real Charles Bronson FIX PART 2
These are some action packed movies see how many unknowns can you spot watching these movies? These movies are full of action, suspense and drama enjoy them!!
Published 8 months ago by Soul's Ladybug
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT ACTOR
Published 9 months ago by Queenie
5.0 out of 5 stars Its Bronson!
If it wasn't for the word requirement, all you need to know that is Bronson! Enjoy three of the best movies ever made!
Published 10 months ago by John
3.0 out of 5 stars There was about 45 minutes of the mechanic movie completely...
The latter 2 movies were complete but the mechanic was missing several minutes so maybe you should think of making a 2 disc
Published 10 months ago by bunkerbb
5.0 out of 5 stars Charles Bronson is the original
Charles Bronson's heyday was about a decade or so before my time but, I enjoy watching these older movies that set the tone for everything that happened in action films during the... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Richard M.
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Charles Bronson movies
Any thing Charles Bronson does in movies is great. I am an ole die hard fan of Mr. Bronson, and enjoy watching his movies. Read more
Published 11 months ago by florafuna
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time and/or money
Another one of the Charles Bronson movies when he was cranking them out no matter how bad they were. Don't waste your money on this one nor many others of the same losers.
Published 13 months ago by Erik The Read
1.0 out of 5 stars not good
the only reason i bought this was for the mechanic. unfortunately i did not read the reviews or i would not have purchased it. half of the movie is missing. Read more
Published 22 months ago by funkymonk
4.0 out of 5 stars a solid value buy for Bronson fans...
This two disc set released in 2010 contains three Charles Bronson films. The Mechanic (1972) is on one disc, while Assassination (1987), and Messenger Of Death (1988) are combined... Read more
Published 23 months ago by trebe
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