Wild Bunch, The*

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Wild Bunch, The*

  • 1969 ----- color ----- 145 min ----- laserdisc
  • (Directed by Sam Peckinpah; with William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien, Warren Oates, Maime Sanchez, Ben Johnson, Emilio Frenandez, Strother Martin, L. Q. Jones) Few movies have been so initially controversial and enduringly brilliant as this Sam Peckinpah classic. By today's standards, the violence that ignited firestorms of debate in 1969 seems less shocking. Aging outlaws with their own code of ethics find themselves passe in 1913 and decide to retire after one final haul. Acting, dialogue, direction, score, photography, and especially editing were world class; an authentic American classic. This Original Director's Cut restores the film to a complete, pristine condition unseen since its July 1969 theatrical debut. (R-rated) [Letterboxed] (Includes Original Theatrical Trailer) (Funded by the Department of Comparative Literature) (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (History: American, Motion Pictures: Features)