Once again, I could not find a youtube video link of Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox introducing director Robert Aldrich’s 1972 underrated revisionist western masterpiece Ulzana’s Raid, so readers will have to rely on the transcript (read here). The episode’s original airdate was July 8, 1990 (read here). Based on what I have read from Cox’s intro, he seems to admire the film as a whole, but with reservations. He is a fan of his films, but Cox seems to come off as a little more reserved on some of his later work (i.e. The Grissom Gang). As for myself, I absolutely adore Ulzana’s Raid – it has a thought-provoking script from the always fascinating late screenwriter Alan Sharp (Night Moves) and, as to be expected, expert direction from Robert Aldrich. As others have implied, the film also works as an insightful allegory to the United States then involvement in the Vietnam War.
Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer