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The Wild Bunch

(DVD - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Wild Bunch

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Outlaws on the U.S.-Mexican border face the march of progress, the Mexican army and a gang of bounty hunters led by a former member as they plan to rob a U.S. Army train.
Title: The wild bunch
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2006.
Edition: Widescreen two-disc special ed. Original director's cut.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (145 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: Disc 1: New digital transfer; commentary by Ernest Borgnine, L.Q. Jones, Bo Hopkins and Peckinpah biographers/documentarians Nick Redman, Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle ; Disc 2: Additional scenes; "Sam Peckinpah's west: legacy of a Hollywood renegade" documentary; 1996 Oscar nominee "The wild bunch: an album in montage" documentary; "A simple adventure story: Sam Peckinpah, Mexico and the wild bunch" documentary.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1969.
Summary: Outlaws on the U.S.-Mexican border face the march of progress, the Mexican army and a gang of bounty hunters led by a former member as they plan to rob a U.S. Army train.
Audience: MPAA rating R.
Additional Contributors: Martin, Strother - 1919-1980
Fernández, Emilio - 1904-1986
Johnson, Ben - 1918-1996
Oates, Warren - 1928-1982.
O'Brien, Edmond - 1915-1985.
Ryan, Robert - 1909-1973
Borgnine, Ernest - 1917-2012
Holden, William - 1918-1981.
Feldman, Phil - 1922-1991
Sickner, Roy
Green, Walon
Peckinpah, Sam - 1925-1984.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0790793067
Statement of Responsibility: Warner Bros. presents a Phil Feldman production ; produced by Phil Feldman ; story by Walon Green and Roy N. Sickner ; screenplay by Walon Green and Sam Peckinpah ; directed by Sam Peckinpah
Credits: Music, Jerry Fielding.
Performers: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien, Warren Oates, Jaime Sanchez, Ben Johnson, Emilio Fernandez, Strother Martin, L.Q. Jones.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital stereo., surround, dual layer.
Other Language: English or dubbed French dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: United States Boundaries Mexico Drama. Train robberies United States Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Western films.
Feature films.
Topical Term: Train robberies
Publisher No: 33728
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Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Colossal Peckinpah Western bloodbath set in 1913, that opens with children giggling as they watch scorpions getting devoured by fire ants -->!!!<-- Killer lineup (literally). A few of the anti-heroes: William Holden, the elusive big cheese of the Wells Fargo robbing Bunch, watching his way of life disappearing; Ernest B. (who just passed, R.I.P.) as his loyal sidekick; wildman Warren Oates, and his brother, Ben Johnson, whose main goal is to get their "bell rope pulled"... Pursued by the double-crossed and rehabilitated (?) ex partner in crime Robert Ryan, and his band of "egg suckin', chicken stealin', gutter trash" bounty hunters, which includes the likes of slimy, grimy Strother Martin. Exploding bridges. Awesome stuff. Everybody needs a bath, and a dentist. Generalissimo Gingivitis Mapaché and his federalés want hot artillery, and probably shouldn't be trusted, but they're promising dinero and bonita señoritas (a few of which are reasonably attractive Janice21383). The bonus features are priceless. I absolutely love this flick. FIVE STARS.

Aug 26, 2012
  • bowlerpie rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

the time of release should not be disregarded - 1969 - the same year as the my lai massacre- a relevant movie for the era

everybody is topnotch - this movie kicks scrotum

warren oates, robert ryan, william holden, ernest borgnine, even if this movie sucked it would be great

Jul 05, 2011
  • Janice21383 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This comment is full of SPOILERs, but really, if you have seen a late-period Western, you won't be surprised by anything in The Wild Bunch. So, there's this gang of old American actors/outlaws. They hide out in a Mexican village, where they are sexually serviced by silent, cow-like women. They run afowl of local law enforcement officials who are -- surprise! -- sweaty and corrupt. There are two good action sequences. Robert Ryan wanders around, possibly a refugee from a better picture. The outlaws are again sexually serviced by silent, cow-like women. But honour must also be served, and pretty much everyone dies in extreme, bloody violence. Except for a Mexican peasant family riding by; it's hard to tell, at that distance, if they are sweaty and corrupt, or silent and cow-like.

May 22, 2010
  • AS1987 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

One of the best Westerns of all time!

Arguably Sam Peckinpah's best film.


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Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lyle Gorch: "...That general'd just as soon kill us as break wind..."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lyle Gorch (the Bunch is riding into Angel's village): "Hey, Angel! Why don't you tell your folks to feed them dogs?" Angel: "Any insult to my family while we are here and I will kill you!" Lyle Gorch: "Hey, Angel; do you have a sister?" Angel: "SI!" Lyle Gorch: "I'd be pleased to make her acquaintance. And that of your mama too!" Tector Gorch: "And the same goes for your grandma, too Sonny!"

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lyle Gorch: "...Washers... Washers!! ...We shot our way out of that town for a dollar's worth of STEEL HOLES!!!..."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Pike Bishop: "If they move, kill 'em!"


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