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The Wrath of God (1972)

Robert Mitchum , Frank Langella , Ralph Nelson  |  PG |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Robert Mitchum, Frank Langella, John Colicos, Victor Buono, Ken Hutchison
  • Directors: Ralph Nelson
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Warner Archive
  • DVD Release Date: September 11, 2012
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0099115AU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #224,757 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars BETTER THAN I REMEMBERED! October 18, 2012
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Saw this at the drive-in when it first came out and remembered it as being a somewhat sub-standard Western, kind of a Spaghetti Western/Sam Peckinpah wannabe, and though that may be true, THE WRATH OF GOD does have a few slight merits of it's own.

First is Robert Mitchum's performance as the sleepy-eyed priest who mows 'em down Django-fashion with a hidden machine gun. He scoffs the Lord, swears, drinks whiskey, smokes cigars and kills. Back then, I thought it just a ruse, now, I'm not too sure. Is he taking this "Fatherhood" seriously, or is it all just part of the scam? Certainly one of Mitchum's best roles, though not nearly as great as his other heavenly outing in NIGHT OF THE HUNTER. Still, food for thought.

Secondly, Victor Buono finally gets to play a somewhat good-guy, or at least be on Mitchum's side. He's a likable lout in the George Sanders fashion, a con man who is always looking out for himself, yet leads a courageous attack on the enemy stronghold, driving a battering-ram car while machine-gunning the fodder that stands in his way. He actually has voice-over thoughts to justify his actions.

And thirdly, we get some social comment throughout the film on third-world oppression. Executions are abundant and viewed with disgust. The masses are left with no meaning to life..., that is until Mitchum rebuilds the church and gives strength, support and dignity to the downtrodden, then defends it all with a machine gun.

Strange, weird.

Rita Hayworth is wasted as the mother of Frank Langella, who likes to kill priests.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A tyrrific movie. January 29, 2014
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I saw "The Wrath of God" in the theatre in Minneapolis in the summer of 1972 and had never forgotten it. I always desired to see it again and was very happy with I found it on DVD. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the wrath of god robert mitchum January 15, 2014
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Very good film another one from the archives He is a priest so they think he carries a suit case with him, he comes into a Border Town
that when the trouble starts action good story Robert Mitchum portrays the role fine actors in the film Recommended. on time delivery from Amazon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the rate of this dvd. August 20, 2013
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the rate of this dvd.
im very happy for this dvd and l think im never seen so good dvd the last 20 yers.
one of the best with robert mitchum.
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I don't think they make tourers like that big red one with Robert Mitchum driving.... no matter what terraine.
I very much liked the role he played and reaction to the varying situation caused by the villans..... I would recommend this movie to people who like action and an interesting storyline.. as you now know I really go for Robert Mitchum's movies..... his versatility with role playing is excellent. regards Movie Junky
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love Robert Mitchum and cast! April 2, 2013
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This film is noy extremely well-known but it is a fabulous film. The actors are superb and the script is worth listening.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Old time Action Movie March 31, 2014
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For the era the movie was well done. It is a little choppy by today's standards. However, it is still fun to watch.
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1.0 out of 5 stars No good to me as i'm in the UK and can't watch it on my DVD player.
I saw this film on TV in the 1970's and was very impressed as it follows the book very closely. I would like to see it again but I'm not going to buy a new DVD player just to play... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Mr. A. Wilton
4.0 out of 5 stars Yedah, 20's Lincolns
Alan is a Lincoln owner & fan so loved seeing the old cars in great detail, using the remote to go forward and backward in slo-mo for greater detail to help with his restoration of... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Mary Streeter
5.0 out of 5 stars Mitchum Rules in this Potboiler!
I have been waiting forever for this title. The presentation did not disappoint and Robert Mitchum is wonderful in this action/adventure tale. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Pen Slinger
4.0 out of 5 stars An old favourite
I saw this film at the cinema when I was a teenager. I have been trying to get a dvd copy for a long time so it was nice to be able to see it again. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Jason Rue
2.0 out of 5 stars Failed western
"Wrath of God" is a 1972 color western that some people believe is a comedy, others a parody, and still others think is action adventure. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Dr. James Gardner
4.0 out of 5 stars Crazy Fun
I thought this film was a real blast to watch. Mitchum is great as always. I saw this on cable a few years back, but until now haven't been able to track it down on dvd, so I'm... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Todd J. Newman
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