Buck and the Preacher [DVD] [1972]

Sidney Poitier both starred in and directed this western drama, which gets a solid presentation on DVD. Buck and the Preacher has been given two transfers to disc for this release -- one letterboxed in its original widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1 (and enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16x9 monitors), and the other pan-and-scanned at 1.33:1. Both the original English language soundtrack and a dubbed track in Portuguese have been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono, while optional English language subtitles are also included. The disc also includes as bonus material the film's theatrical trailer, production notes, biographies of the key cast members, and a reproduction of the original theatrical poster.
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Overview

Special Features

  • Digitally mastered audio & video
  • Production notes
  • Interactive menus
  • Audio: English [mono], Portuguese [mono]
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
  • Talent files
  • Original theatrical poster
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Bonus trailers
  • Scene selections

Synopsis

Buck and the Preacher
Sidney Poitier makes his directorial debut with the 1972 Western Buck and the Preacher, set during the end of the Civil War. Poitier stars as Buck, an ex-Army soldier who is scouting sites for the former slaves that want to settle out West. The villainous Deshay (Cameron Mitchell) rounds up his gang to try to stop Buck because he wants to keep the slaves working down in Louisiana. Buck meets up with the Preacher (Poitier's real-life good friend Harry Belafonte), who is really a con man in disguise. Although they don't get along at first, they eventually team up against Deshay and his murderous gang of outlaws. Also starring Ruby Dee. Jazz bandleader Benny Carter composed the soundtrack. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Sidney Poitier
    Sidney Poitier - Buck
  • Harry Belafonte
    Harry Belafonte - The Preacher
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    Phil Adams - Frank
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    Jerry Gatlin - Deputy
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    Dennis Hines - Little Toby
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