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Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid [Special Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1973]

  • SKU: 7614968
  • Release Date: 01/10/2006
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

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    Special Features


    • Commentary by Peckinpah biographers/documentarians Nick Redman, Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle
    • Sam Peckinpah trailer gallery
    • 2 new featurettes: deconstructing Part and Billy
    • One Foot in the Groove: Remembering Sam Peckinpah and other things, One For the Money and Sam's Song-original songs performed by Kris Kristofferson and Donny Fritts
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
    A former friend betrays a legendary outlaw in Sam Peckinpah's final Western. Holed up in Fort Sumner with his gang between cattle rustlings, Billy the Kid (Kris Kristofferson) ignores the advice of comrade-turned-lawman Pat Garrett (James Coburn) to escape to Mexico, and he winds up in jail in Lincoln, New Mexico. After Billy theatrically escapes, inspiring enigmatic Lincoln resident Alias (Bob Dylan) to join him, the governor (Jason Robards Jr.) and cattle baron Chisum (Barry Sullivan) requisition Garrett to form a posse and hunt him down. Rather than flee to Mexico when he can, Billy heads back to Fort Sumner, meeting his final destiny at the hands of his friend Pat, who, two decades later, is forced to face the consequences of his own Faustian pact with progress. With a script by Rudolph Wurlitzer, Peckinpah uses the historical basis of Billy's death to eulogize the West dreamily yet violently as it is desecrated by corrupt capitalists. Both Pat and Billy know that their time is passing, as surely as Garrett's posse knows that they are participating in a legend. Using familiar Western players like Slim Pickens and Katy Jurado, Peckinpah underscores the West's existence as a media myth, and he even appears himself as a coffin maker. Just as the bloodletting of Peckinpah's earlier The Wild Bunch (1969) invoked the Vietnam War, the casting of Kristofferson and Dylan alluded to the chaotic late '60s/early '70s present; the counterculture has little place in a corporate future. Also like The Wild Bunch, Pat Garrett was truncated by its studio; the cuts did nothing to help its box office. Key scenes, particularly the framing story of Garrett's fate, have since been restored to the home-video version. In this director's cut, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid stands as one of Peckinpah's most beautiful and complex films, killing the Western myth even as he salutes it. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • James Coburn
      James Coburn - Pat Garrett
    • Kris Kristofferson
      Kris Kristofferson - Billy the Kid
    • Bob Dylan
      Bob Dylan - Alias
    • Image coming soon
      Michael T. Mikler - Denver
    • Sam Peckinpah
      Sam Peckinpah - Will



    Customer rating

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      AWESOME movie!!!

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      Love the old west!!! Amazing one liners! Would recommend !

      I would recommend this to a friend



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