While we await Cabal, Uncork’d Entertainment is knocking on doors this week to promote their latest release, Rene Perez’s Once Upon A Time In Deadwood.
The most striking element of this apart from its aim toward fans of Westerns is the return of actor Robert Bronzi, whose gimmicky, dead-ringer likeness to a certain late film icon is still an attention-getter.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN DEADWOOD concerns a notorious gunslinger who is slipped a slow-acting poison by an heiress and told he has three days to track down and rescue her sister, who has been kidnapped by a band of hoodlums and holds the antidote.
Jeff Miller (The Toybox) co-wrote the script with Perez, and produced the film with Ronnie D. Lee (The Toybox, Ouija House) through their respective companies Millman Productions and Ron Lee Productions.
The film marks Perez’s latest outing with Bronzi (formerly Robert Kovacs) after last year’s Death Kiss which wasn’t so romantic for me (my review here), though at least he’s not dubbed to death this time around and I may actually get to critique his acting range properly for a change.
“If you liked DEATH KISS, you’ll love Bronzi again delivering his brand of justice,” says Miller, who also cites locations like California, as well as in Western Leone, near Almeria, Spain, where Sergio Leone’s 1969 Bronson western, Once Upon A Time In The West was also shot. “I can’t wait for fans to check out this latest chapter in our series of films with Bronzi.”
Also starring are Michael Pare, Karin Brauns (Playing With Dolls), Lauren Compton (Clowntown), actor-model Chris Matteis, J.D. Angstadt, Jose Varela Garcia, Justin Hawkins, Tony Jackson, and Sierra Sherbundy.
Uncork’d will release the film in the U.S. on October 1 on Digital before releasing on DVD November 19. The company is also selling the film internationally.