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Format: DVD
Sku: 202880160
UPC: 720229912396
UPC 14: 00720229912396
Category Keywords: Cold War  Cowboys  Native Americans
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Three Feature Films Uncut & Remastered!
Like Spaghetti Westerns, the Red Westerns are classic American Westerns created far, far from the American West - in this case, by Communist East Germany's legendary DEFA Film Studios. Turning the traditional American cowboy and Indian movies on their head, these beautifully shot films made the Native Americans the heroes, and cast the American Army and white settlers as villians - with obvious Cold War overtones. Gojko Mitic, the famous Serbian actor, stuntman, director and author, stars in all three films. Includes: APACHES, THE SONS OF GREAT BEAR, and CHINGACHGOOK: THE GREAT SNAKE.

APACHES: On the eve of the Mexican-American war, a young Apache warrior sets out to avenge the extermination of his tribe.

THE SONS OF GREAT BEAR: Gojko Mitic stars as the fearless chief Tokei-ihto, whose Dakota tribe is being driven from the land of their ancestors.

CHINGACHGOOK: Based on a novel by James Fenimore Cooper. French colonists are fighting the English; each use Indian tribes as their allies.

"[All] Westerns with a twist!  The Hollywood Reporter

Editor's Note
Made in Communist East Germany, these fascinating, well-made, distinctly anti-American propaganda films retell the story of the American West through the point of view of the wronged Native Americans...or what their point of view might well have been, had they been Communists. Three stellar examples of the odd genre are included here, all starring the famous Serbian writer, filmmaker, and versatile actor Gojko Mitic: APACHES, THE SONS OF GREAT BEAR, and CHINGACHGOOK: THE GREAT SNAKE (based on the book by James Fenimore Cooper).


Video Features DVD, German, Widescreen, English, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: First Run Features
Video Release Date Release Date: 10/24/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 273 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1966
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 912396
Video UPC UPC: 00720229912396
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Colea Rautu
Video Cast Info Gojko Mitic
Video Cast Info Hans Hardt-Hardtloff
Video Cast Info Helmut Schreiber
Video Cast Info Jiri Vrstala
Video Cast Info Jurgen Frohriep
Video Cast Info Milan Beli
Video Cast Info Rolf Hoppe
Video Cast Info Rolf Romer
Video Cast Info Gottfried Kolditz - [Apaches] Director
Video Cast Info Josef Mach - [Sons] Director
Video Cast Info Richard Groschopp - [Chingachgook] Director

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Mitic,Gojo
Product attributeLabel:   First Run Feature
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
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