Uncork’d has announced a fall release for their upcoming Wild West shootout, Once Upon A Time In Deadwood.
You gotta love the marketing decisions made for some of these direct-to-video titles. Deadwood is a famous pay-cable Western series. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is the title of Tarantino’s latest film. It would be nice to have a mock title following in its wake, but what they had on their desk wasn’t a Hollywood film, it was a Western….wait, they’ve got an idea!
Actually, the title has a third reference in its name. It’s intended as a homage to the classic picture Once Upon A Time In The West starring Charles Bronson and Sergio Leone. Many of the locations used for this film are the same as in that one, intentionally.
But Bronson is no longer with us, so Robert Bronzi plays a gunslinger who’s been coerced into a rescue mission. An heiress was willing to pay him big bucks to rescue her kidnapped sister….but he wasn’t interested, so she poisoned his food and told him he had three days to live unless he could track down the kidnapped woman, who holds the antidote. Well, then!
“You’ll love Bronzi delivering his brand of justice,” says producer Jeff Miller. “We filmed at recognizable locations where Bronson stood 50 years ago on the classic ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, and I can’t wait for fans to check out this latest chapter in our series of films with Bronzi.” Previously, the same team cast Bronzi in the starring role of their movie Death Kiss.
Once Upon A Time In Deadwood also stars Michael Pare as the kidnapper, Karin Brauns (PLAYING WITH DOLLS series), Lauren Compton (CLOWNTOWN), actor-model Chris Matteis, J.D. Angstadt, Jose Varela Garcia, Justin Hawkins, Tony Jackson, and Sierra Sherbundy. Miller produces alongside Ronnie D. Lee, and the film was directed by Rene Perez. Look for it on VOD October 1, and on DVD November 19.