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ITEM#: 11028246As a counterpoint to the heroic horde of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, the aging gunmen of Sam Peckinpah's masterpiece break the very laws of honor which bind them in this bloody and meditative tale of the American West--widely considered to be the self-conscious nail in the coffin of the genre. William Holden, Robert Ryan, and Ernest Borgnine star as the leaders of a grizzled crew of Texan bandits who ride to Mexico, where, one by one, they are unceremoniously slaughtered by a Mexican revolutionary. The western, a genre steeped in legend and the concept of loyalty, was a dying breed when Sam Peckinpah unleashed this amoral and violent opus. Along with BONNIE AND CLYDE, it ushered in a new breed of Hollywood film, depicting a harsh reality where lines between right and wrong became blurred. Peckinpah brilliantly used aging Western stars such as Ryan and Holden to convey this passing of the cinematic torch. The film brought issues of violence and morality in movies to the forefront of American film criticism. Instead of appreciating the film as a critique of brutal violence, many critics responded by rejecting what they saw as a superfluous spectacle of dead bodies.
I have been "hooked" on the "Wild Bunch" as a movie since it's 1s't appearrance in 1969. It was a trend setter.Not just for the slo-mo "Ballet of Death" sequences but for it's overall study of it's principle characters.The depiction of the "Ying- Yang" in all of us. Loyalty, Honor, standing by your "Word" no matter what the cost. Over the years this movie has always been the 1s't to be assigner new "Formats". Movie, VHS, DVD, and now reformatted into the ultimate home viewing experience Blu-Ray. THE SOUND, THE CLARITY,THE VISUALS!!!. ABSOLUTELY EXCELLENT!. As far as 'price' go this too will eventually drop as more "Product" hits the street.Right now BLURAY enjoys a monopoly,This will change.I have over 3,000 DVDs in my private collection . And these are only the "KEEPERS".This particular disc is the full 145 min. uncut Director's Cut version,and has the complete story line that Sam Peckinpah had in mind. Sincerely, Lawrence J. Pittsburgh, Pa.Read More
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