.Red Sun is one of those films with such progressive casting that the prospects of its featured actors together on one screen is enough to still reel viewers in out of sheer curiosity. In other words, if this western didn't exist, movie geeks would squeal at the possibilities of a Bronson/Mifune pairing, let alone throwing in Alain Delon and Ursula Andress. The actuality is an entertaining brew that firmly stays cemented in popcorn territory; so its best not to expect any echos of Harmonica, Kikuchiyo, and Jef Costello clashing in Leone's West.
I unexpectedly found this Video Gems big box this past Saturday at a barren haunt just before Irene began spitting. This is the best looking domestic tape of the film with the best artwork. After this VHS (also released in a slipbox), the cheap-ass UAV Entertainment released a poor EP-speed tape, which was ported to DVD, and then Fox Lorber released another disc (both are out-of-print). Of course, Red Sun seems to have been released on DVD in every other country and is readily available to those with region free capability.