Reason to Live, A Reason to Die! / Clones (1972 / 1973) UK Quad Poster
A Reason to Live, A Reason to Die is essentially The Dirty Dozen (1967) transplanted to the American Civil War, where a disgraced colonel has to retake the fort he lost to the Confederates, using a band of cut throats and crooks on a supposed suicide mission. Stunt casting of Telly Savalas ties the two films together, which ends in an extended action scene of considerable violence.
Clones pretty much introduced the word 'clone 'to cinemagoers (1971's The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler had the same theme but never used the word.) Some of the action and plot resembles The 6th Day (2000) but it uses much of its running time as one of the Manchurian Candidate-style identity mysteries of the 60s and 70s, The Mind Benders (1962), The Groundstar Conspiracy (1972) and even The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970).
Artist: Tom Chantrell
Condition: FAIR / GOOD - Tape burn along top and bottom edges, fold tears at top, grubbiness in top border