I promised myself over and over again not to buy anything “just for the collection” anymore. Still I found myself with 4 DVDs that I probably won’t watch more than once (if I can make it all). The first one that I sat out completely is Charro!
The cover gives nothing extra next to the basic info, no booklet with background information or such. The DVD itself has an okay menu but also nothing extra except the original trailer. Especially with an Elvis in this shape a picture gallery would have been a nice addition. I gave up on extras like bloopers, deleted scenes etcetera a long time ago.
Well, as I said in the intro, I sat the movie out completely, but I have to admit I needed two stages for that. Still it is one of the few Elvis movies I am able to sit out, even thou I’m not a “western guy” at all. I don’t even like the big westerns, and I could sit this one out only because of Elvis, hoping that they added an unknown scene with a great song that wasn’t available before ;-). I did so a couple of years ago with a shitty DVD release, and wasn’t really prepared for the treat this DVD is; image quality wise that is. Unfortunately I was again without luck regarding the unknown scene and song. For those that are unfamiliar with the movie itself, here’s what ElvisPedia has to say about it:
“They used the slogan 'a different kind of role.... a different kind of man' for this movie. People got confronted with a dirty, beardy, hard-hearted Elvis - like in the popular spaghetti-westerns. He plays the former outlaw Jesse Wade. A gang, of which he was a member once, suspects him from stealing a gold and silver canon, owned by the Mexican army. Jesse, alias 'Charro', can prove he's not guilty. He saves a village for the revenge of the gang and knock all his former 'friends' out.”
An above average movie – compared to other Elvis movies – in a perfect image quality.