This isn’t just your run-of-the-mill “shoot ‘em up Western”, although the sets, costumes, and gunfight scenes are all extremely well done and authentic to the genre. It’s also a story with heart.
I personally feel that the measure of art in any form, whether it be a song, book, movie, etc., is its ability to move me. Inspire. ‘Ambush at Dark Canyon’ did both.
I laughed (mostly at William Shockley’s portrayal of the cantankerous Cage Dalton, lol). I cried…oh, how I cried. And I rooted for Duke Donovan (played by country music star Kix Brooks), and shared in his triumph when justice was finally served.
This DVD/CD combo really is an exceptional deal, as the soundtrack is superb. I’ve listened to it multiple times already, and I only bought it yesterday, lol. My favorite songs are the title track, “High in the Saddle” sung by Randy Houser, “Other Side” sung by Kix Brooks, and “I Can’t Wait” sung by Rafe Van Hoy. ALL the songs are great, though, and really give the film an added richness and depth.
Fantastic movie, and one I’ll enjoy watching over and over again for years to come.
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