NIGHT OF THE GRIZZLY, THE: OLIVE SIGNATURE

NIGHT OF THE GRIZZLY, THE: OLIVE SIGNATURE 1

NIGHT OF THE GRIZZLY REVIEWED

“Night of the Grizzly” is a Paramount Western of its time. While the traditional gunmen were going away, natural threats were starting to emerge. Sure, there were still bandits and local swine trying to steal Clint Walker’s land, but that GRIZZLY! The bear’s name is Satan and he’s eating Walker’s livestock for fun. While the local land baron is seeking to foreclose on his land, Walker has to find a plan that can save the day. Jack Elam turns up as a weird local slob that forms a friendship with Walker’s daughter.

The film is an oddity that is packed with a ton of character actors. Many casual viewers mistake it for the Family Wilderness movies of the time due to the way it was shot. Everything is up close and ill-defined, which is odd for a scope movie. Still, the characters are vibrant and that scene of little Gypsy eating alone after the skunk attack makes the movie. If you’re looking for hot animal carnage, you get some choice mid 60s appropriate kills. This is an odd film for Olive to revisit, but I enjoy their second glances with the Olive Signature series.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Commentary
  • Essay
  • Interview
  • Archival Interview
  • Archival Footage

A/V STATS

  • 2.35:1 1080p transfer
  • DTS-HD Mono

RELEASE DATE: 10/25/16

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