Richard Fleischer’s 1974 film, Mr. Majestyk, has finally arrived on Blu-ray, courtesy of Kino Lorber.
I have the fondest memories of watching this film with my grandfather. He recorded it on an old VHS tape, and we’d watch it from time to time.
Starring Charles Bronson in the titular role, the film concerns a war vet and watermelon farmer who takes it upon himself to lay the law down with some local gangster types.
It’s a PG-rated film, but 1974 PG is a whole lot wilder than present day PG, and so the proceedings get a bit grisly from time to time. However, by the end of the film, you’re left with the sense that you’ve just had the best time with this bit of early seventies cheese.
Say what you will about Charles Bronson – he delivers here. I haven’t seen many of his films, but this is one that sticks out for me, and not only for nostalgic reasons. This one is a lot of fun.
Since the only point of reference I have before this Blu-ray was an old VHS, I can tell you that the film does indeed look and sound excellent here. Kino has done a wonderful job with this package, and if you’re a fan of the film, you should definitely pick it up!