Beach Red 01/09/21

KL Studio Classics

Cornel Wilde’s directorial follow-up to his superb The Naked Prey was hot stuff in its day, a war movie with an unexpected emphasis on brutality and gore. Rip Torn bears down too hard on his stock character, while Wilde’s attempts to pull off associative thought memory montages come off as amateurish. But the movie has a firm fan base among lovers of movie combat, and the new transfer bests all previous video encodings. With Jaime Sánchez, Dale Ishimoto, Jean Wallace, Burr DeBenning, and Patrick Wolfe. On Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics.